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.”
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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.
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Czech Foreign Affairs Minister Martin Stropnický – Official DoD photo by Sgt.
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 »
The Palestinian foreign minister is scheduled to meet with the International Criminal Court’s prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda on Tuesday morning, to investigate alleged crimes committed in the Palestinian territories in Gaza by the Israel Defense Forces.
– Watch video of FM explain blackmail strategy of UK for ‘reparations‘
Palestinian foreign minister Riyad al-Maliki is to arrive in The Netherlands later Monday ahead of talks with the chief prosecutor of the world’s only permanent war crimes court.
Maliki will meet with prosecutor Fatou Bensouda on Tuesday morning just over a week after 62 Palestinians were killed by Israeli fire as they protested the US decision to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to the disputed city of Jerusalem. Continue Reading »
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.
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After the deaths of 58 Gazans killed, the UN Human Rights Council spokesman says the threat posed by Palestinians in Hamas’ organized protests is not sufficient grounds for use of live fire by the IDF.
– Turkish PM calls on Islamic countries to review their relations with Israel.
– Retired Israeli official: ‘Erdoğan and South Africa’s gov’t are the biggest friends Hamas has.’
By Ynet writers, news agencies
The United Nations Human Rights Council denounced Tuesday Israel’s actions during protests along the Gaza border the previous day, which left 60 Palestinian protesters dead and more than 2,000 wounded.
A statement on its official Twitter account said, “The rules on the use of force under international law have been repeated many times but appear to be ignored again and again. Continue Reading »
As thousands are bussed to Gaza’s border by Hamas organizers, with orders to rush Israel’s border, infiltrate civilian settlements, and make all effort to kidnap IDF soldiers, Israel is being attacked by the UN for defending itself.
UN rights experts urged Israel Monday to halt all excessive force against Palestinian protesters and called for an “impartial, independent investigation” into troop violence that has left dozens dead.
Hamas official explains mission of the ‘March of Return’ protests to Arab language reporters. – Screenshot: Arab press
The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination said it was “alarmed by the disproportionate use of force displayed by the Israeli security forces against Palestinian demonstrators.” Continue Reading »
Ahead of the US Embassy opening in Jerusalem in 3 hours, some 10,000 Palestinians have already gathered near Gaza’s border with Israel as Nakba Day begins with burning tires planting roadside bombs and clashes with IDF soldiers.
– IDF sources say Hamas will try to carry out terror attacks amidst the chaos after their infiltration into Israel along with possible attempts to kidnap soldiers.
By Yoav Zitun, Elior Levy
Some 10,000 Palestinians gathered by the Gaza border fence Monday morning and clashed with IDF forces deployed in the area ahead of the US Embassy opening ceremony in Jerusalem and the Nakba Day events. Continue Reading »
The air strike on the terror-tunnel was in retaliation for the arson and destruction at Kerem Shalom border crossing’s fuel and gas pipes, that serve the people of Gaza, but were set ablaze by Hamas’ ‘March of Return’ protestors.
By ANNA AHRONHEIM
The Israel Air Force on Saturday evening destroyed a Hamas offensive tunnel that was in advanced stages of building mere meters from the Erez crossing in the northern Gaza Strip.
The tunnel, which Hamas had dug in the security parameter, had originated in Beit Hanoun, stretched over a kilometer and was intended to reach Israeli communities such as the Erez Kibbutz. Continue Reading »
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.
By ERIC SUMNER & REUTERS
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 »