About 40,000 Muslim terrorists have amassed on the border, using explosives, guns, firebombs, rocks and arson kites to breach the security fence and storm into Israel in order to murder Jews.
60 were eliminated and roughly 2,200 more were injured during the riots that erupted along the Gaza-Israel border ahead of the opening ceremony for the new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem and the Nakba Day.
104 Muslim terrorists have reportedly been eliminated since the beginning of the Hamas-sponsored so-called ‘March of return’ riots on March 30.
The IDF has dropped leaflets warning Gazans against approaching the fence – a clear breach of Israel’s sovereignty – but in order for Hamas to continue carrying out its terrorist activities, they must continue inciting these riots.
Gazans are receiving $100 per family, bankrolled by Iran, to approach and dismantle the security fence. Those who do not participate are threatened by the terror group. Hamas is coercing Gazans to risk their lives.
Thus far, three Hamas cells have used the cover of these riots to fire at IDF soldiers and seven have attempted to dismantle the border fence.
Facebook pages affiliated with Hamas are uploading maps that show the proximity of the riots to Israeli communities. “There’s no other way to understand these pictures than as a threat against these communities,” Brig. Gen. Manelis said. “There’s no other way to interpret them.”
Ismail Haniyeh, the senior political leader of the terror group, has repeatedly stated that Hamas’ intentions in dismantling the security fence is to infiltrate Israeli territory. Their goal is to wound, kill, and kidnap Israeli soldiers and civilians alike. “A sovereign nation cannot allow this,” Brig. Gen. Manelis stated.
The IDF has responded to the attempted infiltrations with seven strikes on Hamas military targets, located far from the 12 central locations in which Hamas has incited the riots.
The IDF will continue to protect its territory form Hamas’ threats.
The riots are Hamas’ way of covering their failures as a governing body. As Hamas drains its funds on tunnels and weaponry, its people have languished in poverty.
Earlier Monday, the Shin Bet exposed that Iran is funding the recent riots in Gaza. An interrogation of a 19-year-old Hamas terrorist from Gaza revealed the methods of the terror group. The young terrorist was arrested while making his way to Israel to steal security cameras and to cut the fence along Gaza.
Hamas was apparently instructing its terrorists to cut the fence and steal security cameras to help pull and bring down the fence and to disrupt the IDF’s activity ahead of Nakba Day. The terror group is working to market its activity to the media as a popular uprising rather than as violent activity led by its terrorists.
The interrogation further revealed that Hamas terrorists were taking an active part in the violent riots along the fence every Friday, carrying knives, scissors and bottles of gasoline.
The Hamas terrorists’ job, according to the Shin Bet, is to provide Gaza’s residents with tires and help burn them, in a bid to create thick smoke and convince the residents to enter Israel, throw firebombs and prepare flaming kites and hand them over to the violent terrorists.
Hamas terror group members themselves are forbidden from approaching the fence so as not to get eliminated or be apprehended by the security forces.
If the rioters do manage to bring down the fence, Hamas terrorists are instructed to enter Israel with weapons and carry out terror attacks.