16 Muslim terrorists were eliminated and 1,200 more were wounded by IDF gunfire, as 45,000 Gazans riot, throw rocks and attack IDF forces in multiple locations along the border, as part of the so-called ‘great march of return’ called by Hamas, the terror group which rules Gaza.
The IDF has declared the area around the security border fence with Gaza a closed military zone.
IDF troops are responding with riot dispersal methods, including firing at key instigators.
A 7 year-old girl was sent by Hamas to confront soldiers across the border, endangering her life.
“When the IDF troops realized it was a girl, they picked her up and made sure that she could get back to her parents safely,” the army says.
“Hamas cynically uses women and children, send them to the fence and endangering their lives,” the army says.
IDF Southern Command Maj.-Gen.Eyal Zamir: “We’re identifying attempts to carry out terror attacks under the disguise of riots. We urge Gazans to stay away and warn the Hamas terror organization.”
The Hamas-run Gaza health ministry says that over 1,000 terrorists were injured in the violent riots, mostly from tear gas and rubber bullets. A small number were also said wounded by live fire.
Hamas terrorist wing Izz ad-Din al Qassam, is instructing its terrorists to urgently donate blood to hospitals in northern Gaza.
The Hamas movement and other organizations called for protests, calling it “The march of return”, said IDF spokesperson Avichay Adraee while speaking in Arabic to Reuters, ”however, as events are taking place on the ground, it is the march of chaos.”
Siding with the Muslim terrorists and wannabe infiltrators, ultra-leftist groups and Meretz party’s new leader questioned the usage of IDF snipers during the riots.