This is why the Palestinian-Israeli conflict is unlikely to come to an end, regardless of how lucrative US President Donald Trump’s “Deal of the Century” turns out to be.
All it takes is one little rumor, no matter how ludicrous or easily debunked, to set off another major round of violence.
Israeli aircraft struck dozens of militant sites across the Gaza Strip early Saturday as militants fired about 30 rockets into Israel, in the heaviest exchange of fire between the bitter enemies in several weeks.
The overseas staffers had received death threats and threats of violence after the announcement of cuts and planned layoffs by the organization in the wake of the US decision that it would no longer fund the agency.
Despite a late-summer lull in the number of incendiary devices, the number sent into Israeli territory has steadily increased again in October.
A video circulating in Palestinian media on Saturday showed members of the “Sons of Zouari” group launching the approximately 5-meter device, essentially a large balloon designed to look like a blimp or dirigible, over the border east of the al-Bureij refugee camp in central Gaza.
7,000 Muslims throw firebombs, rocks at Israeli soldiers, rolling burning tires at troops, some break through border fence.
The clashes in the area have intensified in late March when Palestinian protesters began a large-scale campaign, dubbed the Great March of Return, prompting attempts to suppress the rallies by the Israeli forces.
Over 20,000 Palestinians gathered at five locations along Gaza’s border with Israel Friday in response to calls by Hamas, the terrorist group that rules the Strip.
Kites – and also balloons – outfitted with incendiary devices ranging from flaming rags to explosives, are being blamed for scorching more than 6,000 acres of land and causing $2 million in damage after sailing into the Jewish State’s territory from the Gaza Strip.
On May 14, as United States officials ceremoniously relocated the American Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, tens of thousands of Palestinians in Gaza — many of them members of Hamas and Iran-linked Islamic Jihad, along with other residents paid to participate — engaged in violent demonstrations along the Gaza-Israel border fence. Dubbed the “Great March of Return,” these protests were launched on March 30 and timed to crescendo six weeks later, on the day of the U.S. Embassy move, which coincided with the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the state of Israel.
For weeks, rioters stormed the border, firing weapons and hurling Molotov cocktails and rocks at the Israeli soldiers who guard the area to prevent terrorist incursions into southern Israel.
The U.N. General Assembly approved a Palestinian-backed resolution Wednesday blaming Israel for violence in Gaza and deploring its “excessive use of force,” after narrowly rejecting a U.S. demand to add a condemnation of attacks on Israel by Gaza’s Hamas rulers.
There is something seriously wrong with the Anti-Zionist left.
On June 8, an estimated 250,000 people attended the Gay Pride Parade in Tel Aviv. Tourists from all around the world came to Israel to watch and participate in the event. The theme of this year’s event is “The Community Makes History” — a reference to the LGBT community in Israel.
Meanwhile, as the Israelis were celebrating tolerance on the streets of Tel Aviv, their Palestinian neighbors were busy doing precisely the opposite: they were demanding that people should be fired for producing a television comedy about gay people in the Gaza Strip.
The controversial program, called “Out of Focus,” has drawn strong condemnations from Palestinians, who are now calling for punishing those responsible for “insulting Arab and Islamic values.”
Thousands of Palestinians streaming toward the fence separating Gaza from Israel have been met with tear gas by Israeli forces as both sides geared up for a mass demonstration on Friday.
Palestinians burnt tyres near the border as Israeli soldiers took positions.
The Palestinian health ministry said there 80 people injured, seven seriously, from live bullets and gas inhalation.
Disturbing footage has emerged of children at nursery school in Gaza dressing up as jihadis and storming an Israeli building.
The children, who are no older than five-years-old, are seen carrying fake rifles, handguns and gas masks.
The young children then take a child dressed in Orthodox Jewish clothing hostage, before pretending to kill an Israeli soldier during the performance at the Al-Hoda nursery.
Their end-of-term production also includes smoke going off in a cardboard building as the young boys children carry out an invasion, placing a sign down which read ‘Israel has fallen’ in Hebrew and Arabic on the back of a soldier.
The soldier is then ‘shot’ as they leave the stage with the ‘hostage’ over the shoulder of the children – all while proud parents film the event on their phones.
The PM’s support of Dr. Loubani is admirable. But his tone reflected a deficit of understanding as to what is really going on at Israel’s border.