Hundreds of Palestinians participating in Hamas-led riots for the fifth straight week, motivated to reclaim “all of Palestine,” attempted to tear down the border fence between Israel and the Gaza Strip, according to the IDF, The Jerusalem Post reported Friday.
According to the IDF, “In the last hour, over 10,000 Palestinians have participated in the riots & attempts have been made to harm security infrastructure, roll burning tires, hurl rocks and fly kites with flaming objects attached to them.”
A short while ago, hundreds of rioters attempted to infiltrate Israel & burn the security fence adjacent to the Karni Crossing in the northern Gaza Strip pic.twitter.com/luLoU20tv8
— IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) April 27, 2018
While the IDF maintained that it observed the rules of engagement “to protect Israeli civilians,” Reuters reported that three Palestinians were killed today.
The Reuters report confirmed the IDF’s assessment noting that rioters “hurled stones and rolled burning tires toward the fence, and some attached cans of burning petrol to kites and flew them into Israeli territory.”
A Palestinian rioter uses a sling to throw rocks at Israelis but instead hits another Palestinian rioter in the head. Hamas propaganda said he was injured by Israel. #Pallywood strikes again.
— Ofir Gendelman (@ofirgendelman) April 27, 2018
According to longtime Palestinian affairs correspondent Khaled Abu Toameh, the organizers of the riots seek to “achieve the right of return and return to all of Palestine.” This shows that the riots are not a reaction to any recent policy issue such as the American decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem, but a smokescreen for Hamas’ true intention: destruction of Israel and total rejection of Jewish presence in all of Israel.
Images out of #Gaza today. Notice the last picture with children taking part in the #GreatReturnMarch. As @riotgoy says: “You really shouldn’t be publishing pictures of parents having great big lunches while their kids get sent off to get shot by the #IDF” pic.twitter.com/rS6swaSFjX
— Anna Ahronheim (@AAhronheim) April 27, 2018
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