Photo Credit: Abed Rahim Khatib / Flash 90
Gaza border terrorists take part in nighttime violence at the border east of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, on March 19, 2019.

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.

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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.

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:

This report was filed from New York prior to the start of the holy Sabbath.

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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 Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.