Over 80% of 60 reportedly killed in Gaza on Monday were Hamas terrorists

IDF Spokesperson’s Unit tweets Gaza TV clip where Hamas official claims 50 of the 60 reportedly killed by the IDF were members of Hamas, proving the protests were a ‘smoke screen’ for multiple Hamas attempts to engage in terrorism.

BY JPOST.COM STAFF

 

50 members of the Hamas terror organization were among those killed in protests along the Gaza border on Monday, a Hamas spokesperson reportedly said on TV Wednesday.

At least 60 Palestinians were killed Monday and 2,200 were injured by gunfire or tear gas.

According to the army, the violence began at 11:30 a.m. with hundreds of rioters running towards the fence in the northern part of the Strip. A number of Palestinians climbed the fence at several points.

Some 40,000 Palestinians took part in violent demonstrations at 13 different locations along the fence, throwing stones, explosive devices and Molotov cocktails at the fence and IDF troops, as well as burning tires and launching burning objects such as kites with charcoal or containers of burning fuel with the intention of setting fires in Israeli fields, the IDF said.

The IDF accuses Hamas of using the protests as cover to carry out terrorist attacks. On Sunday, it said it had identified protesters’ intentions to burn engineering tools belonging to the army, damage security infrastructures on the fence, including pillboxes, as well as attempts to kidnap soldiers under the guise of the protests.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the violence saying that “every nation has the right to defend its borders. Hamas clearly says its intentions are to destroy Israel and sends thousands to break through the border for that end. We will continue to act with resolve to defend our sovereignty and our citizens.”

Maariv Online and Anna Ahronheim contributed to this report.

 

View original The Jerusalem Post publication at:
https://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/50-Hamas-members-reportedly-killed-during-Mondays-Gaza-protests-556627

 

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