In one more week, it will be the one-year anniversary of the Hamas terror-led violence that has taken place every Friday – and sometimes even daily – at Gaza’s border with Israel.
On Saturday, March 30, Hamas is planning a major march to mark the anniversary since the start of the protests. Israel is closely watching events to monitor for the development of major violence as a result.
This Friday, as usual, thousands of Arab terrorists led women and children to the security fence, where they burned tires and threw explosive devices and rocks at the IDF soldiers who were stationed there to defend Israel’s border.
The soldiers, as usual, responded with tear gas and when the attackers attempted to destroy the security fence in several places to breach the border, or directly threatened the soldiers’ lives, opened fire in accordance with the IDF rules of engagement.
The Hamas-run Gaza health ministry said two of the rioters were killed in the violence. The figure has not been confirmed by the IDF.
On Thursday, Gaza terrorists took advantage of the Jewish holiday of Purim to increase the rioting along the border, in addition to launching more incendiary and explosive balloons to set fires in southern Israel.
The IDF responded by targeting a Hamas military post in Gaza.
Oddly, the head of the Commission of Inquiry at the United Nations Human Rights Council claimed the rioters along the Gaza border were completely peaceful in summarizing a report on the so-called “protests” by residents of the enclave: “There were people having poetry readings, playing music, waving flags – things that can’t in any way be considered to be violence,” she said.
This is not a poetry reading, @UN. This is what it is:
— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) March 18, 2019
The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) downloaded and translated, however, a video clip of one of the Islamic clerics exhorting their followers to carry out their “duties” at the border:
— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) March 20, 2019
This report was filed from New York prior to the start of the holy Sabbath.