Was this an attempt to “test vigilance,” or to provoke an incident they could exploit internationally? “Kids brandish guns to test IDF vigilance,” from the Jerusalem Post, with thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist:
A group of Palestinian children were sent towards the Gaza Strip border fence holding toy guns on Thursday in order to test the vigilance of the soldiers on duty.
From a distance, troops noticed four apparently armed Palestinians approaching the border north of the Kissufim crossing.
When the four were some 400 meters from the fence, the soldiers realized that they were children, who looked to be about 13 years of age, and that their guns were toys.