Photo Credit: IDF Spokesperson's Office via Twitter
Thousands of Gazans riot at the border with Israel, throwing live grenades and explosives at IDF soldiers and into Israeli territory

IDF soldiers again were forced to hold back thousands of rioting Gazans led by Hamas terrorists at Israel’s southern border on Friday (Feb. 8, 2019) as Hamas led another day of violence.

The weekly — and sometimes daily — violence has been taking place since March 30, 2018 as part of the Hamas-led effort to inspire other Arabs to join its Iranian-backed effort to annihilate the State of Israel.


Some 8,000 Gazans threw live grenades and explosives, rocks and burning tires at the security fence and into Israeli territory as Israeli soldiers stood guard at the border.

Hundreds of Israeli troops were deployed to prevent Hamas terrorists from using the riots as cover for their efforts to infiltrate into Israel to carry out more serious attacks on Jewish citizens living nearby.

The Gaza Health Ministry reported that two rioters were killed in the violence. The report has not yet been confirmed by the IDF.

Miraculously, Israelis living just minutes away stayed safe, and no injuries were reported among IDF troops.


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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for, and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.