Here’s What You Need to Know About the Latest Gaza Riots
Another Friday, another day of riots in Gaza.
The latest round of riots resulted in four Palestinians dead and 729 injured by Israeli gunfire, according to the Hamas-run Gaza Health Ministry. During the riots, Hamas attached explosives onto kites emblazoned with swastikas and flew them toward the Israeli border:
Today Palestinians tied firebombs to kites and flew them across the Israeli border of #Gaza…with their true intentions on full display. @nytimes waiting for your piece on this trend. pic.twitter.com/VXBlxVKvnR
— StandWithUs (@StandWithUs) April 20, 2018
#Hamas terrorists sent several flying fire bombs, using kites, over the🇮🇱-#Gaza fence, hoping to set fire to nearby Israeli communities & fields.
The message on one of these kites, carrying the #Nazi flag, leaves no room for doubt as to Hamas' objective – Israel's annihilation. pic.twitter.com/kGBVKjgTEJ
— Israel Foreign Min. (@IsraelMFA) April 20, 2018
Agence France-Presse (AFP) actually witnessed three teenagers hurl the kite toward Israel and they gloated to AFP about how the swastika-donning kites were used “to send a message” and “burn farmland.”
The protests in the week prior also featured Hamas flying a flag with marked with a swastika.
There were a total of 3,000 protesters at the April 20, a dramatic decline from 10,000 the week prior and following a pattern of a decline in protesters each week.
Every Friday, Hamas is organizing a batch of riots under the guise of protesting against displaced Arabs in the 1948 War of Independence. The riots are a cover for Hamas to use civilians as human shields to breach the border fence and launch terror attacks against Israel. Hamas has been using killed Palestinians in each riot to claim that Israel to targeting innocent civilians, but as Journal Editor-in-Chief David Suissa has pointed out, the Israel Defense Force (IDF) is using facial recognition to make sure they are killing terrorists rather than innocent civilians.
Hamas plans to continue their weekly riots until May 15, which marks the anniversary of Israel’s independence on the Gregorian calendar.