Hamas livid over deaths of four terrorists

Gaza terror organizations threaten Israel following killing of four terrorists who demonstrated near the border fence.

Elad Benari,

Gaza border riots
Gaza border riots
Reuters

The terrorist organizations in Gaza threatened Israel on Saturday following the deaths of of four terrorists who rioted on Friday near the security fence with Israel.

The groups issued a statement in which they said that "in the wake of Israel's crimes last night against nonviolent demonstrators in ‘Marches of the Return’ that led to the death of four demonstrators and the injury of dozens, the joint war room is in continuous consultations. The war room will have a clear position on the subject tomorrow regarding the definition of its policy and rules of action in the wake of the Israeli stupidity and its crimes against our people."

Some 8,000 Gazan rioters demonstrated on Friday in several locations along the Gaza border, most of them far from the fence. Some threw rocks, burned tires and threw several explosive devices that did not cross into the Israeli side.

IDF forces responded with riot dispersal means and firing live ammunition in accordance with the rules of engagement.

MK Avigdor Liberman, the former defense minister, said in response to the riots that "the violence near the border fence in the Gaza Strip does not stop. As usual, thousands of Palestinians rioted yesterday near the fence and the government continues to turn a blind eye.”

"Despite the disturbances on the Gaza border and the terror in Judea and Samaria, the Israeli government continues to transfer to Hamas the $15 million protection fees that come from Qatar every month,” he continued.

"Yesterday we again received proof that the 'arrangement' in the south is unilateral. Hamas continues to encourage terror attacks and rioting near the fence, digs tunnels and produces rockets. That is why we must close Hamas’ ATM and stop surrendering to terror!" added Liberman.

Since March 30, Gaza Arabs have held weekly riots along the border, dubbed the “March of the Return”.

The violent border riots in the past included Gazans attempting to infiltrate into Israel, as well as using kites and balloons with explosives attached in order to set fire to Israeli property.

In recent weeks, the protests have not been as violent as they had been when they started, but are still taking place.




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