“Something needs to be done about the fire kites. This time they landed in a field but next time it could easily land in a school, and then the tragedy would be greater.”
The IDF threw incendiary materials near the Hamas staging tents in Khan Younis Monday morning, and burned some Gazan tires, in an attempt to discourage the demonstrators.
Terrorists with bolt cutters were working away at the fence, while others were engaged in setting fire to what appeared to be a conveyor through which fuel deliveries to Gaza are made.
It's not clear what motivated Hamas to send its operatives home; however, Tuesday is the first day of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.
“We call on the young people to clash with the occupation forces at points of conflict and checkpoints,” said the National Committee for the Commemoration of the Nakba.
One detainee said that Hamas encourages children and young people to cross the fence, Shabak reported.
The incursion comes on the morning of Arab commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the State of Israel on Friday, May 14, 1948.
Hamas dismantled the posts in order to remove obstacles, thus making it easier to intensify violence during the riots for Nakba Day, the IDF says.
“The IDF will not allow harm to the security of Israel's citizens and its defense infrastructure, and will fulfill the duty of protecting Israeli citizens."
“The last date for a safe return to your home countries is midnight on May 13.... Your Zionist army can’t protect you..." the video narrator said.
Arab sources predict a million marchers in the Gaza Strip; the IDF is expecting about a hundred Thousand, who could reach the fence.
Hamas is doing everything it can to harm the residents of Gaza.
The IDF says its advanced detection technologies continue to improve, along with the continued construction of the underground barrier.
The enclosed video shows how the pilot maneuvers near the kite and finally manages to sever the kite's control line.
Apparently there was a launch of a ground-to-air missile against Israeli aircraft during the raid.
Gazan terrorists have burned down hundreds of acres of Israeli farmland and forests.
Tamimi’s father, Bassem Tamimi, was quoted as saying, “The IDF is trying to break the will of the family.”
Hundred of acres of Israeli farmland and forest have been burned down in the past few weeks by the Gazans, forcing some of the farmers to harvest their wheat early to rescue the crop from eco-terrorism attacks.
Molotov kite flyers will be treated like active terrorists in every way...
The decision was made following a “situational assessment,” the IDF said.
This is first time a Molotov kite has been used in an attack outside the Gaza arena.
The exclusive video posted by 0404 news shows the large fire and the visible remains of the fire balloons and kites that were located in the area.
Only Meretz and the Joint Arab List opposed the bill.
The damage was estimated in the tens of thousands of dollars; the loss of the wheat harvest so close to the harvest has cost the farmers – and the state – dearly.
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