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Terrorists Aimed for a Massacre! US Embassy Opens in Jerusalem With Deadly Attacks. Israel a Powder Keg With a Shortened Fuse (Videos)

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Up to 45 Palestinians were killed Monday in violent clashes with Israeli forces along the Gaza Strip’s border with Israel, in a burst of bloodshed that cast a cloud over Israel’s festive inauguration of the new US Embassy in Jerusalem.

It was the deadliest day in Gaza since the devastating cross-border war between the territory’s Hamas rulers and Israel in 2014.

The Israeli army said around 50,000 Gazans were demonstrating in 12 locations along the border. It said thousands more were gathered at points several hundred meters from the fence.

At around 4 p.m., the time that the US was inaugurating its embassy in Jerusalem, military sources said Hamas-spurred groups were trying to breach the border at several spots along the Gaza fence.

The army said three of those killed were trying to plant explosives at the border fence. In two separate incidents, IDF troops opened fire on gunmen who were trying to shoot them, Hadashot TV said.

Protester Mohammed Hamami, 40, said the demonstrations were a “message to Israel and its allies that we will never give up on ‘our land’.”


Deadly clashes on Israel border ahead of U.S. Embassy opening

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On Israel’s border with Gaza, thousands of Palestinians are protesting the U.S. Embassy move from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Officials say at least seven people died in today’s violence in Gaza. Holly Williams reports.

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A United States embassy is being moved to Jerusalem amid protests from Palestinians.

Israeli soldiers fire tear gas, rubber bullets at Palestinian protesters

CBS News

There are more Palestinian protests ahead of the new U.S. Embassy opening in Jerusalem. “CBS Evening News” anchor Jeff Glor is near Ramallah in the West Bank close to the Israeli border. He filed this report showing Israeli soldiers firing tear gas and rubber bullets at oncoming Palestinian protesters

 

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#Palestinians say 45 killed, including #terror operatives, as 50,000 rally in Gaza

Army shoots men planting bomb, strikes Hamas post after gunmen fire at troops; protesters hurl rocks, burn tires ahead of US embassy inauguration; IDF vows to prevent border breach

Up to 45 Palestinians were killed Monday in violent clashes with Israeli forces along the Gaza Strip’s border with Israel, in a burst of bloodshed that cast a cloud over Israel’s festive inauguration of the new US Embassy in Jerusalem.

It was the deadliest day in Gaza since the devastating cross-border war between the territory’s Hamas rulers and Israel in 2014.

Gaza’s Hamas-run health ministry said 45 Palestinians were killed and over 500 were wounded in the violence, amid the biggest riots and rallies in a weeks-long campaign of protests against Israel.

The Israeli army said around 50,000 Gazans were demonstrating in 12 locations along the border. It said thousands more were gathered at points several hundred meters from the fence.

At around 4 p.m., the time that the US was inaugurating its embassy in Jerusalem, military sources said Hamas-spurred groups were trying to breach the border at several spots along the Gaza fence.

The army said three of those killed were trying to plant explosives at the border fence. In two separate incidents, IDF troops opened fire on gunmen who were trying to shoot them, Hadashot TV said.

The army also said aircraft struck a Hamas post after gunmen there opened fire on troops. There were no injuries among the soldiers. Hadashot TV said the IAF struck five targets in the Jabaliya area.

Military sources said Hamas was determined to spark a major new, long-term uprising against Israel, extending to the West Bank.

Hadashot TV broadcast a new Hamas video, which featured Hebrew subtitles, in which young Gaza children were shown saying they would be “returning to our homeland.” The TV report said Hamas had been spurring the violent protests, and telling Gazans who die in the violence that they will be guaranteed a place in paradise. It said women were prominent among the protesters.

It said Hamas leaders were seeking to grab control of even a small part of Israeli territory, even for a brief moment, in order to claim a symbolic victory and the start of a “return” en route to liberate Palestine.

Israeli intelligence officials said earlier Monday that Hamas gunmen were tending to stay away from the border during the protests, ready to burst through into Israel and carry out terror attacks if the fence was breached.

Gaza protesters set tires on fire, sending thick plumes of black smoke into the air at several spots along the border, while the military said protesters assaulted the border fence and hurled rocks at soldiers.

Numerous fires broke out in agricultural fields near Israeli communities, sparked by kites laden with containers of burning fuel flown from Gaza into Israeli territory. Firefighters were called to fight the blazes. But many farmers did not wait for help and worked to put out the conflagrations themselves, tilling the soil around the fires in order to starve out the flames.

There were no reports of injuries inside Israel or immediate calculations of how many acres of farmland had been burned.

A Palestinian man holding his national flag walks in the smoke billowing from burning tires next to a protester wearing an Anonymous mask during clashes with Israeli forces along the border with the Gaza strip east of Khan Younis on May 14, 2018 (AFP PHOTO / SAID KHATIB)


Hadashot news said the Palestinian Authority was encouraging the protests, including by showing the Gaza border clashes on television in a live feed.

In the West Bank, several thousand people gathered in the center of Ramallah, while hundreds marched to the Qalandiya crossing on the outskirts of Jerusalem, where protesters threw stones at Israeli troops.

The IDF said it was using less-lethal weapons to push back the Gaza demonstrators, as well as live fire in specific cases.

A soldier was lightly wounded and was taken to hospital for treatment.

Israel said ahead of Monday’s protests that Hamas was planning to breach the Gaza border fence and “massacre” Israelis, and that it would stop a possible border breach at all costs, warning protesters that they were putting their own lives in peril.

The protests come as part of the “March of Return” demonstrations along the Gaza security fence. Israel was braced for more than 100,000 Palestinians to take part on Monday, and potentially as many as 200,000. That kind of turnout would indicate a major victory for the Hamas terrorist group, which rules Gaza and has co-opted for its own ends what were originally slated to be weeks of nonviolent protests.

The Shin Bet security service on Monday said Hamas, with funding from Iran, was encouraging border violence by civilians, particularly children and teensm to serve as cover for potential armed attacks by the group. The agency cited interrogations of captured Hams operatives.

The IDF on Sunday said Hamas planned to encourage mass breaches of the border and was aiming to “massacre” Israelis.

Screenshot from IDF video issued on May 13, 2018 (IDF video)


“On Monday May 14th, the Hamas terrorist organization plans to send armed terrorists, among 250,000 violent rioters to swarm and breach Israel’s border with Gaza and enter Israeli communities,” the IDF warned in an English language video. “Hamas plans to carry out a massacre in Israel. The Israel Defense Forces will not let them.”

Protester Mohammed Hamami, 40, said the demonstrations were a “message to Israel and its allies that we will never give up on our land.” Most Gaza residents are descendants of refugees from the Israel’s 1948 Independence War. Israel withdrew all troops and civilians from Gaza in 2005. Hamas, which seeks to destroy Israel, seized control of the Strip from the Palestinian Authority two years later. Its leaders say the marches and protests are designed to erase the border and “liberate Palestine.”

Near Gaza City, hundreds gathered about 150 meters from the fence. An AP reporter witnessed two people being shot in the legs.

Emergency services and Palestinians carry a wounded protestor during clashes with Israeli security forces near the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip, east of Jabalia on May 14, 2018 (AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED ABED)


Bilal Fasayfes, 31, was getting on a free bus to the border with his wife and two children in the southern Gazan city of Khan Younis. “If half the people die we won’t care,” he said. “We will keep going so the other half can live with dignity.”

Also in Khan Younis, groups of masked young men, some carrying wooden bats, walked between shops, forcing them to close to respect a general strike.

Muataz al-Najjar, 18, who said he was wounded four times in the last seven weeks, once from a bullet and the others from gas canisters, said he hoped to break through the fence. “We will return and the move of the embassy from Tel Aviv will be prevented,” he claimed.

At Shifa Hospital, where doctors say they are running low on crucial supplies and being forced to discharge patients early to make space for the next wave, a large tent was established outside in front of the emergency room. At mosques in the cities, large speakers were set up that are expected to broadcast messages encouraging people to go to the border.

Israeli military aircraft dropped leaflets over the Gaza Strip early Monday morning warning Palestinians to keep away from the fence separating the coastal enclave from Israel, the IDF said.

“IDF jets once again distributed leaflets warning against approaching the security fence, attempting to sabotage it or to carry out terror attacks,” the army’s spokesperson office tweeted.

The Arabic leaflets also told residents of the coastal enclave that Hamas was endangering their lives.

“Hamas is trying to hide its many failures by endangering your lives,” the leaflets said. “At the same time, Hamas is stealing your money and using it to dig tunnels at your expense.”

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A few minutes ago, IDF jets once again distributed leaflets warning against approaching the security fence, attempting to sabotage it or to carry out terror attacks

10:24 PM – May 13, 2018

Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman warned Gazans Monday to keep away from the protests. “I suggest to the residents of Gaza: Do not be blinded by [Hamas leader Yahya] Sinwar, who sends your children to sacrifice their lives without hope,” he tweeted. “We will protect our citizens by all means necessary and will not allow the fence to be breached.”

The army fired at and ignited piles of tires prepared by demonstrators near the border, Hadashot news reported, in order to burn them prematurely and prevent demonstrators from using them later to create a smokescreen.

The army’s primary fear during the expected riots is that dozens or hundreds of Palestinians, including Hamas members, will manage to break through the Gaza security fence and wreak havoc in one of the Israeli communities on the other side, attacking residents, starting fires, and destroying buildings.

The military believes Hamas will focus its energies on this style of mass, chaotic attack, but the IDF is also preparing for more direct armed combat, including attacks on troops along the border, or kidnappings of IDF soldiers, as has happened along the Gaza border in years past.

The IDF has dispatched two additional brigades to take positions along the Gaza border ahead of the anticipated riots. Additional soldiers have also been deployed to provide extra security to Israeli communities near the Gaza border.

Protesters on Sunday were heard chanting “Death to America,” according to a video released by MEMRI, the Middle East Media Research institute.

The past seven Fridays have seen thousands of Gazans taking part in the “March of Return” rallies.

During these violent protests, Palestinians hurl rocks and Molotov cocktails at IDF troops, roll burning tires at the security fence or try to pull it down with chains. Bombs have been detonated against troops as well. Increasingly, demonstrators have been flying kites laden with containers of burning fuel to start fires in Israel.

Military Intelligence does not believe that Hamas is currently interested in war, but expects that the coming days may see significant violence at the Gaza border.

According to Israeli military assessments, Hamas is in dire straits, facing the most significant pressure since it seized control of Gaza over a decade ago. The terror organization sees the “March of Return” riots as a way to buy time.

The “March of Return” gets its name from the “right of return” demanded by millions of Palestinians to go back to their ancestral villages in today’s Israel, something no Israeli government would accept, as it would effectively mean the end of Israel as a Jewish state.

Monday’s deaths brought to nearly 70 the number of Palestinians killed by Israeli soldiers firing from across the border fence since mass border protests began in late March. More than 2,000 Gaza residents have been wounded in that time by Israeli fire. Hamas acknowledged that five of its terrorists were among the fatalities after the first Friday demonstration, but has since refrained from acknowledging whether its men are among the dead. Israel has identified other fatalities as members of terrorist groups. Israel says it only opens fire when necessary to stop infiltrations, damage to the fence, and attacks.

Palestinians wave their national flag as they demonstrate near the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip, east of Jabaliya, on May 14, 2018. (AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED ABED)


Initially, the IDF believed that the protests would reach their peak with Nakba Day on Tuesday, but Military Intelligence assessments now indicate that Hamas will seek to piggyback on the event of Monday’s US Embassy move in order to draw international attention to their cause.

The Coordinator of the Government Activities in the Territories unit said Sunday that Hamas has recently taken steps to increase the stress on Gaza residents, most recently by barring Gaza fisherman from working beginning on Monday.

But more dramatically, during the latest border protests on Friday, the COGAT officer said Hamas members directed rioters to destroy and set fire to key parts of the Kerem Shalom Crossing, the main, often sole, passage for commercial goods and humanitarian aid into and out of the Gaza Strip. Gas lines were trashed and tens of millions of shekels of damage was caused.

Judah Ari Gross contributed to this report.

The Times of Israel


REPORTS: EXPLOSION IN AQABA, JORDAN HEARD, SEEN IN EILAT

An explosion at the Aqaba Hotel in Jordan was reported on social media on Monday. The hotel, in the Jordanian city of Aqaba, sits across the water from the Israeli city of Eilat. Videos posted on social media show smoke rising and voices in the videos say they heard an explosion.

Other reports indicate the explosion may have come from rockets fired by ISIS affiliated groups in Sinai toward Israel that missed their target.

The Jerusalem Post


Amid black smoke from burning tires, Palestinian protesters run from teargas fired by Israeli troops during a protest at the Gaza Strip’s border with Israel, Friday, May 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)


Screenshot from IDF video issued on May 13, 2018 (IDF video)


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  • raburgeson

    They were bombed. Don’t spin us a fairy tale. A 2 year old statement of mine I stand by is I don’t see any good guys over there.

  • TC

    We are 100% behind our ally Israel shooting unarmed protesters with sniper rifles. We help our ally Saudi Arabia bomb Yemeni wedding parties. Our sanctions make sure innocent people die from lack of food and medicine.

    Are we sure this is making America great again? It’s not at all how we started.

  • Andy

    hardly at all surprising to see israel committing yet more crimes against the people whos’ land they stole

    israel’s crimes:
    - has illegal & undeclared nukes of their own
    - illegally occupies other nations territory
    - illegally builds settlements on others land
    - destroys other peoples homes on their own land
    - forced displacement
    - uses illegal cluster & phosphorus munitions on women & children
    - apartheid
    - unlawful killings
    - abusive detention
    - closure of the Gaza Strip turning it into the worlds largest prison
    - built an illegal “berlin style” wall on someone elses land
    - illegally attacks other nations without consequence
    - illegally attacked the U.S.S. Liberty killing U.S. service personnel
    - currently IGNORES 30+ tabled and mandated U.N. S.C. resolutions to GET OUT of “the occupied territories”

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