The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said that the rioters had been throwing rocks & hand grenades at Israeli troops who responded first by riot-dispersal means, including firing rubber-coated bullets.
One Palestinian was killed and dozens more injured by IDF fire during the weekly protests which saw some 10,000 demonstrators riot along the Gaza security fence.
According to the Palestinian Ministry of Health, 25 year-old Ehab Atallah Abed was killed during clashes with IDF troops east of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip. Another 24 were injured including fourteen minors, the ministry was quoted by Palestinian Wafa news as saying. Continue Reading »
Two Hamas military posts were hit Friday evening during an IAF strike in response to Hamas’ ushering in 13,000 Gazans to violently riot along the border with Israel.
– Palestinians report one rioter shot dead.
By Elad Benari
The air strike followed violent riots on the Gaza border, in which 13,000 Gazan rioters threw grenades and explosives.
There were three incidents of Gazans breaking through the border fence into Israel. The soldiers stopped them before they could reach the homes of Israeli families who live minutes away.
IDF approach to intercept Palestinian rioters breaching the Gaza border fence. – Screenshot
“The IDF holds Hamas responsible for all violence that emanates from the Gaza Strip,” the IDF Spokesperson stressed. Continue Reading »
One Palestinian killed by IDF Thursday while attempting to cross into Israel.
– Another died from wound sustained from confrontation with IDF last month.
Gaza’s health ministry said on Thursday that a Palestinian had been killed by Israel’s Defense Forces (IDF) gunfire after attempting to cross the border fence.
The health ministry also said that a Palestinian shot last month during protests on the Israel-Gaza border has succumbed to his wounds on Thursday.
Ahmad al-Najar, 21, was shot by Israeli fire east of Khan Yunis and was later transferred to the West Bank for treatment, a health ministry spokesman said in a statement. Continue Reading »
After 6 months of Hamas-led border riots, burning hundreds of tires that fill Israel’s sky with thick toxic smoke each day, the protesters have forced the price of tires in Gaza to skyrocket, making a pair of new tires an unaffordable luxury.
By The Associated Press
Palestinians in Gaza have coped with shortages of just about everything in more than a decade of border closures—from chocolate to medicines to fuel and building supplies. Now, six months of March of Return protests have added an unexpected item to that list: car tires.
Tires are a favored item by demonstrators during the weekly riots—they are set on fire, then tossed toward Israeli troops across the border.In response, Israel has halted tire imports into the strip, sending prices skyrocketing and forcing Gaza motorists to find creative solutions to keep their vehicles on the road. Continue Reading »
IDF Spokesperson’s Unit reported many of the estimated 16,000 demonstrators attending Friday’s riots were burning tires on Israel’s border; many others were hurling Molotov cocktails, hand grenades and stones at the Israeli soldiers.
– IAF jets hit 3 Hamas posts in northern Gaza.
By Matan Tzuri & Elior Levy
Four Palestinians in their 20s were shot dead Friday during the weekly Hamas-led Gaza border riots, despite earlier report by the The Al-Hayat newspaper, according to which Israel and Hamas managed to reach understandings regarding a long-term ceasefire arrangement, which would see the lifting of the Gaza blockade in exchange for complete cessation of border violence. Continue Reading »
David Crane, who was tasked by the overtly anti-Israel UNHRC to chair a panel to only investigate Israel’s actions during the Hamas riots along the Israel’s border known as the ‘Great March of Return,’ offered his letter of resignation yesterday.
– Watch investigative video report.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
Legal expert David Michael Crane resigned Wednesday from his post as chair of the UN Human Rights panel that is probing possible Israeli war crimes in Gaza.
Crane, who teaches international criminal law at Syracuse University College of Law in New York, was appointed to the post along with the two other panel members last month. Continue Reading »
Defense Minister Liberman praised IDF commanders & soldiers for strictly following Israel’s security policies, noting how the IDF does not react to headlines or public opinion when “ensuring the security of Israel’s citizens.”
By Arutz Sheva Staff
Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman (Yisrael Beytenu) on Monday morning held a discussion with IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot, Southern Command Commander Maj. Gen. Herzi Halevi, a Shabak representative, and others.
Defense Minister Liberman (center) meets with IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot (right), Southern Command chief Maj. Gen. Herzi Halev & others. – Photo: Shachar Levi, Israel’s Defense Ministry
At the end of the meeting, Liberman said, “First of all, I want to thank the determined commanders and soldiers, who are infused with the spirit of battle and do holy work for the sake of ensuring the security of Israel’s citizens.”
“Since the ‘March of Return’ events began, Hamas has suffered 168 deaths, and 4,348 have been injured. Continue Reading »
A Pallywood Production:
Ignoring IDF decorations, Western media and celebrity pundits were once again happy to demonize Israel by blindly accepting and falsely reporting a Hamas report that a 9-month baby girl from Gaza died after inhaling Israeli fired tear-gas.
By Ryan Jones
Remember that baby girl who died in Gaza last month allegedly after inhaling teargas fired by Israeli soldiers against Palestinian protestors?
Well, surprise, surprise…it turns out 9-month-old Layla Ghandour wasn’t the victim of heartless Israeli brutality after all. At least not according to her cousin.
So happy to throw Israel to the wolves. – Twitter screenshot
Twenty-year-old Mohammed Omar was captured by Israeli forces late last month while taking part in a three-man infiltration of southern Israel. Continue Reading »
Having already been shut down at the UN Security Council, Arab states now call for an emergency General Assembly meeting on Gaza, in the aftermath of 4 more Palestinians that were killed by IDF fire on the Gaza border, Friday.
The UN General Assembly will hold an emergency meeting next Wednesday at 3:00 pm (19:00 GMT) to vote on an Arab-backed resolution on Gaza, the body’s president Miroslav Lajcak announced Friday.
U.S. Amb. Nikki Haley blasts Hamas at UNSC, 30 May 2018 – Screenshot: YouTube
The resolution will condemn Israel, and will be similar to one vetoed by the United States in the Security Council last week, which called for protecting Palestinians from Israeli aggression, according to diplomats. Continue Reading »
An estimated 10,000 Gazans showed up along the border with Israel to burn tires, damage security fence and infiltrate into Israel, forcing the IDF to employ riot-control techniques or firing warning shots before snipers took aim at the inciting ringleaders.
– Another 4 fires break out in southern Israel after Hamas incendiary kites crossed over the border.
By Yoav Zitun
At least four Palestinians were killed in Naksa Day protests on the Gaza border on Friday afternoon as some 10,000 Palestinians assembled along the security fence and began burning tires, hurling stones and flying incendiary kites into Israeli towns, prompting IDF snipers to open fire at violent ringleaders. Continue Reading »
WATCH Arabic IDF spokesman posts video proving female Palestinian medic killed during Hamas riots in Gaza last Friday trained to throw grenades, admitting she was not just an innocent ‘health worker’.
– “This proves Hamas exploits all members of Gaza society for its goals, and those of Iran.”
By Tal Polon
The IDF pushed back today against Hamas claims that a female Gaza medic killed during border riots on Friday was was merely an innocent health worker.
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The Red Cross will set up a 50-bed surgical unit at the al-Shifa hospital in Gaza, just in time for the June 5th anniversary of the an-Naksah, or Arab ‘setback’ of the 1967 Six Day War, when even larger riots are expected to culminate at the Hamas built “return camps” located on Gaza’s border with Israel.
GENEVA – The International Committee of the Red Cross is sending two teams of war surgeons to Gaza and setting up a surgical unit in the enclave’s main hospital to treat heavy casualties from clashes between Israeli forces and Palestinians.
Since protests on the Gaza-Israel border began on March 30, Israeli troops have killed 115 Palestinians and wounded more than 13,000 people, including 3,600 by live ammunition, Robert Mardini, ICRC’s director for the Near and Middle East, said. Continue Reading »
Shurat HaDin, the Israel Law Center NGO, has asked Israeli farmers on the Gaza border to strengthen their pending petition to the Israeli courts by joining their legal petition to the International Criminal Court over Hamas’ flaming terror-kites.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
An Israeli NGO is building a case against Hamas to submit to the International Criminal Court over the flaming kites the terror group has launched against Israeli border farmers in the last month.
According to Israeli media, the kites are responsible for some 260 fires in Israel’s fields in the past month, destroying thousands of acres of crops and causing millions of dollars in damage. Continue Reading »
Czech Republic’s Foreign Minister issues uniquely honest statement for a European leader regarding the Gaza strip border violence, saying, “It’s also important to note…that Hamas habitually sends children to the riots’ focal points, so it could blame Israel for the deaths of children in front of the world.”
– Watch Video from Gaza
By Itamar Eichner
Czech Foreign Affairs Minister Martin Stropnický issued a public statement on his ministry’s website Thursday in which he said Hamas alone was responsible for the deaths of Palestinians during Gaza Strip border protests in recent weeks.
Czech Foreign Affairs Minister Martin Stropnický – Official DoD photo by Sgt. Continue Reading »
Shortly after the ICC Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda met Tuesday with PA Foreign Minister Riad al-Maliki, who submitted a request to investigate Israel over the Gaza deaths, a decision to not pursue their request was issued.
By Gary Willig
The Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the Hague refused the Palestinian Authority’s request to open an immediate investigation against Israel over the deaths of 62 rioters during violent protests on the Gaza border last month.
Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki – flickr
ICC Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda met Tuesday with PA Foreign Minister Riad al-Maliki, who submitted the request to investigate Israel. Continue Reading »