The IDF issued a statement estimating the number of “violent rioters” at 8,000, and to those that infiltrated into Israel hurling firebombs and explosive devices, the IDF was “responding with riot dispersal means and operating according to standard operating procedures.”
A 25-year-old Palestinian was killed Friday evening and at least 120 more were injured, most from live fire in clashes with the Israeli army on the border, according to the Gaza Health Ministry.
Ahmed Yaghi was killed by a sniper east of Gaza City, spokesman Ashraf Al-Qudra said.
The IDF issued a statement earlier, estimating the number of “violent rioters” at 8,000, “gathering in five locations along the Gaza Strip border, attempting to sabotage security infrastructure,” after protests broke out Friday afternoon.
In what the IDF has referred to as a violent “riot,” approximately 5,000 Palestinians participated in what Hamas planned as the final ‘March of Return’ protest on Israel’s border, that left at least 170 Gazans injured and 1 dead.
Israeli troops killed a Palestinian and wounded at least 170 protesters in the Gaza Strip Friday, Palestinian medical workers said, bringing to 44 the number killed during a six-week protest at the Gaza-Israel border.
Approximately 5,000 Palestinians have participated in what the IDF has called a violent “riot,” burning tires, hurling rocks at the security fence and at Israeli soldiers, and launching flaming kites into Israeli territory. Continue Reading »
This ‘Must Watch’ video clearly illustrates the deadly violence directed against Israel’s soldiers, and how the Hamas rulers are filmed openly admitting that their true scheme (said in Arabic to their followers) is to breach the fence and destroy Israel.
By Israel Today Staff
The mainstream media continues to misrepresent the Gaza border fence protests as peaceful in nature, and, therefore, Israel’s military response as criminally disproportionate.
But, as usual, the truth isn’t difficult to uncover if one only listens to what the Palestinians themselves have to say.
Video clips show clearly that those protesting at the fence are engaging in deadly violence against Israeli soldiers, and Gaza’s Hamas rulers openly admit that the agenda remains to breach the fence and destroy Israel. Continue Reading »
Although turnout continues to dwindle compared to the first weeks of Gaza’s ‘March of Return’ demonstrations, the IDF reported Friday that “hundreds of violent rioters,” prodded on by Hamas, were stopped by soldiers while attempting to break into Israel.
At least three Palestinians were killed by Israeli fire during the fifth straight week of Gaza border protests on Friday, as the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said “hundreds” were attempting to break through the security fence into Israel.
Hamas calls on Gazans to protest on Israel’s border – PLO/Twitter
The death toll of those killed by Israeli live fire since the start of the ‘Great March of Return’ demonstrations in the Gaza Strip stands at 44, after Palestinian health ministry reported on Friday that three people had died and 349 were injured. Continue Reading »
Yasser Murtaja apparently was a veteran member of Hamas’ security apparatus who brought drones into Gaza for intelligence gathering purposes. – Israel’s Defense Minister, “We also saw a journalist approach the border and operate a drone.”
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Yasser Murtaja, the Palestinian journalist who was shot dead by Israeli soldiers during protests along the Gaza border on Friday, was actually a Hamas activist, security officials told Israeli news site Walla!.
According the the report published Tuesday morning, Murtaja had been an officer in the Hamas security apparatus in Gaza for years.
At funeral of Hamas operative/journalist Yasser Murtaja, who was shot by IDF while operating drone over border with Israel.
The airstrike comes after Israel clearly warned Hamas, it “will not allow the region to become a combat zone” while cynically portraying “peaceful protests” as cover to engage in violent attacks on Israelis.
Israel’s Air Force (IAF) attacked Hamas bases in the northern Gaza Strip early Monday morning, responding to a border infiltration and discovery of two planted improvised explosive devices (IEDs) along the fence the day before.
The 2 explosive devices the IDF found planted on the Israel-Gaza border, April 8, 2018. – Photo: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit
The Israeli military on Sunday said it located two improvised explosive devices next to the Gaza-Israel border, which it said were planted by three militants seen penetrating the perimeter fence earlier in the day. Continue Reading »
The Chief Prosecutor in The Hague urges both Israel, Hamas to immediately end the violence since both could be held responsible for the deaths of Palestinian rioters, “The situation in Palestine is under preliminary examination by my office,” she warned.
By David Rosenberg
The International Criminal Court at The Hague may prosecute Israel over the deaths of Arab rioters who clashed with IDF forces on the Gaza-Israel frontier over the past week and a half, a top ICC official warned Sunday.
Chief Prosecutor for the ICC Fatou Bensouda issued a statement Sunday demanding an end to the use of violence on the border between Israel and Gaza, and suggested that both Israel and the Hamas terror organization could be held responsible for the deaths of some 30 Arab rioters and terrorists killed since activists launched six weeks of violent protests on the frontier on March 30th. Continue Reading »
Palestinian leaders, enraged at President Trump for blocking their ability to cynically manipulate the UN for political support, are now seeking ways to rid the United States of its veto powers at the Security Council.
By Ryan Jones
The United Nations has lost all credibility.
Not because it puts repressive regimes like Saudi Arabia, Syria and Iran on the councils responsible for human and women’s rights.
No, the UN has lost all credibility because it allows America to prevent the Palestinians from wasting the world’s time with pointless (and unsubstantiated) condemnations of Israel.
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