Around 11,000 Palestinians rioted on the Gaza border on Friday, hurling hand grenades and explosive devices at Israeli troops. Some tried to smash their way through the border fence. The soldiers fought back with mob-dispersal measures. One soldier was slightly wounded. These weekly Hamas-orchestrated disturbances have been going on for close to a year. The assault by incendiary balloons on neighboring Israeli communities resumed Friday, after a pause of several weeks. Some came down around Netivot and Ofakim. The Palestinian health ministry reported 27 Palestinians were injured in the border clash.