Freelance journalist and photographer Hassan, tweeting directly from the border of Khan Younis, on Wednesday reported nine fires set on the Israeli side of the border by balloons and kites carrying burning rags, flying over the border fence.
The massively unemployed youths of the southern Gaza Strip have found their destination over the past six months: they dedicate their lives to harassing their Israeli next door neighbors, both civilians and soldiers. All the world sees are unarmed youngsters exercising their right to a peaceful protest, and each time they are stopped by gunfire—when they have crossed the line between nasty pranks and outright terrorism—the world rebukes and even takes legal steps against the attacked side.
On Thursday morning, according to Ma’an, a number of young people managed to withdraw parts of the security fence erected by the IDF inside the Gaza Strip border, near the protest camp in the village of Khuza’a, east of Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip.
IDF forces fired tear gas at the youths who withdrew the security fence inside Al-Awda refugee camp, according to Ma’an.
The IDF had set up a secondary barbed wire security fence inside the Gaza Strip along the five protest camps, to prevent demonstrators from reaching the actual border fence.
9 حرائق في حرائق غلاف غزة شرق قطاع غزة بفعل الطائرات الورقية التي أطلقها الشبان من القطاع pic.twitter.com/Mt2YZLrcpK
— حسن اصليح | Hassan (@0598196013) May 2, 2018