Black, toxic smoke hangs over the Gaza-Israeli border Friday afternoon since Palestinians began igniting the thousands of tires laid there for the second round of Hamas’ March for Return. Only a few thousand Gazans turned out this week, including gangs of armed youths attempting to breach the border and plant explosives for Israel soldiers. These incidents are drawing IDF fire and tear gas and resulting in injuries. Hamas predicts that the incident will gain momentum later this afternoon. But so far, its goal to cloak the entire border with black smoke and so stymie the IDF’s efforts to hold the line. appears to have fizzled. The fire brigade called in by the IDF is fighting the flames hanging over the burning tires with hoses and other equipment. The Engineering Corps is also strengthening the border fence at the Karni crossing where Palestinians were trying to break through.