A Muslim journalist-terrorist died on Saturday after being wounded by IDF fire on Friday while allegedly covering the violent riots along the Israel-Gaza border, health officials said.
The IDF said a probe into the incident was launched. “The IDF does not intentionally fire on journalists. The circumstances in which journalists were hit, allegedly by IDF fire, are unknown to us and are being examined,” the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said in a statement.
“We have seen dozens of cases in which Hamas uses ambulances or disguises journalists – we will not take any risks,” Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said.
“The IDF is the most moral army in the world. We are prepared for 200 demonstrations.”
“I do not know who he is, a photographer or not a photographer. Anyone who runs towards IDF forces knows he was endangering himself. There have been cases when terrorists disguised themselves as journalists.”
An IDF force found on Saturday morning a grenade thrown by Muslim terrorists from Gaza towards Israel near the Karni crossing the previous day in an effort to harm Israeli troops.
“The grenade is another proof that the riots yesterday were a cover for terror activities, with terrorists trying to carry out attacks against IDF soldiers and Israeli citizens,” the IDF Spokesman’s Office said in a statement.
A week after last Friday’s violent riots, Hamas’s so-called march of return continued with the ‘Friday of the tires’, with Muslim terrorists burning tires in eco-terrorism attacks in five locations along the security border fence with Gaza.
Ten Muslim terrorists were eliminated after attempting to approach the security border fence. Gaza’s Ministry of Health claimed a total of 300 injured.
Several attempts to damage or cross the border fence took place Friday afternoon under cover of the thick smoke emanating from the burning tires.
Attempts were also made to throw explosive charges and firebombs under the smoke’s cover. All were thwarted by the IDF.