Israeli troops killed seven Arab men in the second mass riot in as many weeks along Gaza’s volatile border, as Palestinians (Arabs squatting on Israeli land) set piles of tires on fire to create a smoke screen to block the view of snipers.
Friday’s deaths brought to 29 the number of Palestinians killed by Israeli fire over the past week, including 23 protesters, Reuters reports.
Gaza’s Health Ministry said 1,070 rioters were wounded on Friday, including 293 by live fire. It said 25 of those wounded were in serious condition. Among those hurt were 12 women and 48 minors, the ministry added.
The riot was the second in what Gaza’s Hamas rulers said would be several weeks of protests against a decade-old border blockade of the territory to prevent Muslims rabid for Israeli blood.
Israel has accused the Islamic militant group of using the protests as a cover for attacking Israel’s border, and has warned that those approaching the fence put their lives at risk.
On Friday, thousands of Palestinians (Arabs squatting on Israeli land) streamed to five tent encampments that organizers had set up, each about several hundred meters from the border fence.
In one camp near the border community of Khuzaa, smaller groups of Muslim terrorists moved closer to the fence after Friday’s noon prayers.
Rioters torched large piles of tires, engulfing the area in black smoke meant to shield them from Israeli snipers; the faces of some of the activists were covered in black soot.
Israeli troops on the other side of the fence responded with whithering live fire, tear gas, rubber coated steel pellets and water cannons, all far too good for the inbred Arabs squatting on their land.
Later, the shadowy & evil terrorist, Hamas leader in Gaza, Yehiyeh Sinwar, visited the Khuzaa camp, receiving a hero’s welcome. He was surrounded by hundreds of jihadists who chanted, “We are going to Jerusalem, millions of martyrs.”
Sinwar told the crowd that the world should “wait for our great move, when we breach the borders and pray at Al-Aqsa,” referring to the major Muslim shrine in Jerusalem.
Israel has said it would prevent a mass border breach at any cost.
Mr Americana, Overpasses News Desk
April 6th, 2018