Muslim terrorists riot along the Gaza border – Iron Dome deployed in southern Israel
As every Friday after mosque, some 6,000 Hamas-sponsored terrorists were rioting, burning tires, throwing rocks, launching firebombs, grenades and attempting to sabotage the security fence along the Gaza border in order to infiltrate into Israel and murder Jews.
IDF troops responded with riot dispersal means including live fire at main terrorists, in accordance with the rules of engagement.
The Hamas-ruled Health Ministry in Gaza said that there are currently 55 Muslim terrorists wounded, 33 of them from live ammunition. According to Arab reports, some of the wounded are in critical condition.
An IDF jeep was set ablaze by a firebomb thrown by terrorists during the violent riots. There were no injuries among the troops.
The IDF deployed additional Iron Dome missile defense batteries in southern Israel, in preparation for a possible escalation and missile attacks towards Israel.
An armed Muslim terrorist was shot and eliminated by IDF troops yesterday, after approaching the security border fence near Beit Hanoun in northern Gaza.
The IDF said later on Thursday that the elimination was a “misunderstanding”.
According to the IDF, the terrorist, a senior member of the Hamas armed wing Izz ad-Din al-Qassam, whose sole mission is to murder Jews, was trying to prevent other Muslim terrorists from breaching the security border fence.
Hamas, Islamic Jihad and other terror groups and factions in Gaza vowed that their terrorists would retaliate.
Heads of regional councils of towns near the Gaza border told citizens: “We are aware of the tensions, currently there are no special instructions but we urge each and everyone to be cautious and to stay updated if any instructions will be given by the army”