The payout of $15m in cash was transferred to the Gaza Strip by a Qatari official on Friday to cover the Hamas civil service payroll – on the understanding that Gaza border violence and other terrorist acts would stop. Hours later, the mob was as usual hurling small bombs and grenades at Israel troops guarding the Gaza fence, and clashing with them at five points. None of their leaders stopped the rioters from smashing through the fence to attack Israeli communities. The nearest communities were placed on terror alert, although the soldiers prevented any infiltrators from reaching them. One was captured and taken in for interrogation. The Palestinians reported one dead in the clashes.