Furious residents block roads, ramp up protests over security situation in southern Israel
Residents of southern Israel have blocked roads in two southern cities to protest against the security situation, Israel’s lack of reaction against rocket attacks and continued terrorism from Gaza.
Furious protesters set bonfires in the southern town of Sderot on Wednesday night, while about 70 angry residents took to the streets in the city of Ashkelon, waving Israeli flags and calling on PM Netanyahu to resign.
His defense minister Avigdor Liberman resigned in protest on Wednesday, saying that ‘Israel capitulated to terror’ and sparking a political crisis.
Earlier today, a Muslim terrorist armed with a gun was shot and eliminated by IDF forces after attempting to breach Israel’s maritime border near Zikim beach.
According to Arab reports, a 20-year-old ‘fisherman’ was killed by the IDF when his boat approached the Israeli border in northern Gaza area.
Wednesday morning, IDF forces shot and arrested a Muslim terrorist who threw a number of grenades at troops near the security border fence in northern Gaza.
The grenades failed to explode.
The terrorist, who was armed with a knife and wire cutters, was transferred to security forces for further questioning.