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IDF footage from the protests
Photo: IDF Spokesperson's Unit
WATCH: Hamas fakes injuries, uses children in Gaza border protests
IDF video from Gaza border protests shows supposed casualty stand upright under cover of smoke, multiple children present, ushered by adults to shield them from IDF fire; Hamas 'creating false pretense, misleading international public opinion,' army accuses.
The IDF Spokesperson's Unit published a video Saturday evening showing Hamas faking injuries and using women and children to mask its terror activities during the weekly border protests, intentionally making it harder for the IDF to retaliate while "creating a false pretense and misleading international public opinion."

 

 

The spokesperson's unit also once again accused Hamas of using mass protests on the Gaza Strip's border as cover for throwing explosive charges and grenades and attempting to infiltrate Israel.

 

IDF footage of faked injuries, children at border protests    (צילום: דובר צה"ל)

IDF footage of faked injuries, children at border protests

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During the violent riots that once again plagued the strip Friday, the army said a Palestinian mob set fire to gas and fuel pipelines and damaged fences and gates on the Palestinian side of the Kerem Shalom crossing.

 

IDF Spokesperson's Unit footage showed a man faking an injury during border protests (Photo: IDF Spokesperson's Unit)
IDF Spokesperson's Unit footage showed a man faking an injury during border protests (Photo: IDF Spokesperson's Unit)

 

The property damaged was intended to serve the people of Gaza, the army noted, and was placed there by Israel as well as other countries.

 

"This violence, which directly impacts the welfare of the people of Gaza," an IDF statement said, "is being led by the Hamas terror group, which tries to create a false pretense to which it drags and endangers its own civilians."

 

A grenade thrown by Palestinians at IDF forces (Photo: IDF Spokesperson's Unit)
A grenade thrown by Palestinians at IDF forces (Photo: IDF Spokesperson's Unit)

 

"Hundreds of trucks bearing equipment and goods have gone through the Kerem Shalom crossing every week for years, while gas and fuel were funneled into the strip for the use of its citizenry. By (harming them), Hamas is working against the interests of Gazans and deteriorates their situation for its own ends," the statement concluded.

 

Border rioters, using slingshots, managed to down two IDF surveillance drones used to monitor activities in the protest—a simple Phantom 3 drone and a more advanced Matrice type drone.

 

IDF drone intercepted by border rioters

IDF drone intercepted by border rioters

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The IDF made clear that the scout UAVs were only used to document the border disturbances and that there was therefore no fear of classified intelligence being gathered from them.

 

The protesters published documentation of the downing of one of the drones, which was followed by cheers of joy and chants of "Allahu Akbar" (God is the greatest).

 

The Palestinian side of the Kerem Shalom crossing on fire (Photo: IDF Spokesperson's Unit)
The Palestinian side of the Kerem Shalom crossing on fire (Photo: IDF Spokesperson's Unit)

 

A little after 4pm—when the protests began—thick, heavy smoke started to billow in the protest's hotspots as a result of burning tires. In the early afternoon, the IDF warned rioters near the fence against attempting to breach it as some did in last Friday's demonstration.

 

Gas pipelines were torched during the protests (Photo: IDF Spokesperson's Unit)
Gas pipelines were torched during the protests (Photo: IDF Spokesperson's Unit)

 

"We do not want the situation to deteriorate," the IDF told protesters using loudspeakers. "We urge children against approaching the fence and advise adults to keep the children away from the fence and to do so yourselves, because we are ready for any eventuality.

 

"If you're thinking of doing what you did last Friday, you're making a mistake. We have forces on all nearby mountains, snipers and monitors. You have been warned."

 


First published: 05.05.18, 22:36
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