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Gaza Border Riots
An avoidable war with Gaza becomes inevitable
The Fourth Hamas War, as this latest conflagration may soon be called, comes as a surprise to no one. For the past six months, Hamas has been staging provocations and firing on Israeli communities at will.
For Hamas, the right move at the right time
The mediators hope the conclusion of this stage will help foster trust between the sides and help them engage in long-term understandings, which would consist of a thorough rehabilitation of Gaza.
Israelis near Gaza border block goods in protest of weekly riots, greenhouse fire
Since March, Israel has tightened control of its side of the Gaza border, due to violent riots involving tens of thousands of Gazans on a weekly, and sometimes, daily basis since March 30.
Hamas reports terrorists attempting to explode device at Israeli border were teens
Approximately 16,000 Gaza Arabs took part in rioting at five locations along the border on Friday, throwing firebombs, burning tires and throwing rocks at Israeli troops.
Report: Egypt brokers ‘understandings’ between Israel and Hamas
Understandings call for a complete cessation of violence, including incendiary balloons and weekly border riots, in exchange for easing of restrictions on Gaza Strip.
Jews defending themselves, that’s what bothers the UN and Europe
The United Nations and the European Union, which completely ignored terrorist arson, missiles and general destruction aimed at Israel for the past eight months, have now suddenly woken up. The prospect of Jews defending themselves is more than they can bear.
Defense Ministry orders Gaza border crossings reopened after weaker Friday riots
Israel’s Defense Ministry ordered the Kerem Shalom goods crossing and Erez pedestrian crossing from Gaza to Israel to be reopened on Sunday morning, noting a decrease in the amount and severity of riots along the border in recent days.
Hamas urges Gaza rioters to converge on border, Israeli troops ramp up forces
Hamas is encouraging rioters to return to the Israeli border on Friday to take part in what have become daily violent attacks against troops and the security fence.
Greenblatt reveals plan to unite Gaza and West Bank
“Our peace plan intends to bring them together. Make no mistake; we are in this to help all Palestinians, in both the West Bank and Gaza,” said Jason Greenblatt, the Trump administration’s envoy to the Mideast.
Actions speak louder than words
Israel may be willing to tolerate some things to avoid an unnecessary military conflict, but the fact that Palestinian terrorism dictates the daily routine of Israelis living near the border cannot be one of them.
Yoni Ben Menachem
The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs
Hamas probes Israel’s defenses, ups ante with crossbows
Hamas is ramping up the demonstrations on the Gaza border in order to achieve the complete removal of Israel’s blockade.
Gaza: Back to the beginning
Hamas has nothing to lose, and Israel is sick of playing the fool.
Gazan explodes bomb at Israeli border, killed in effort to attack IDF soldiers
During the incident, some 20 Arabs rushed through the border and ran towards an Israeli sniper’s nest.
Arson balloon causes large fire in Israeli community, landfill near Gaza-border
The largest fire in six months caused by an arson balloon from Gaza broke out on Saturday evening at Ein HaBesor, near the Gaza border.
Israel to Hamas: Don’t test us!
In Gaza and Jerusalem, everyone understands that Hamas is playing with fire. While neither side is interested in armed conflict, things could easily get out of control and start snowballing rapidly.