Today’s News Summaries focus on the nature of the “March of Return” – the riots that have taken place at the Gaza border – and how the handling of this terror plot by Hamas is becoming an issue with our own elected officials, headed up by Senator Bernie Sanders. It seems decrying Israel’s response while ignoring the facts on the ground is the rule of the day. These outspoken Senators give little to no regard to Hamas incitement to violence, use of their unarmed female and child citizens as human shields and distortions of facts as presented to media and governments.
Today we focus on the facts in our battle for the truth to be known and ask that you will equip yourselves to defend Israel against the Hamas’ terror tactics.
Pierre Rehov’s newly released film (22 minutes), Behind The Smoke Screen exposes Hamas tactics of deception and violence. UCI again features his film along with our informative articles on the topic.
1 – What did the ‘Great March of Return’ Accomplish?
2 – Oren: ‘No soldier fires at will’ on Gaza border
3 – Czech FM: Hamas alone responsible for deadly Gaza violence
4 – Hamas-led ‘March of Return’ Is Not for Independence, but for End of Israel
5 – Shifting sands? Grassroots element in Democratic Party turns from Israel.
Many questions remain about the weeks of riots in which thousands were shot with live ammunition.
Eight weeks. Up to 8,700 wounded and around 100 people killed. Those are the brutal numbers of the “Great March of Return” that Hamas launched in Gaza on March 30, to coincide with Land Day.
The protests were supposed to reach a peak on May 15, to culminate with Nakba Day, when Palestinians mark what they see as the catastrophic creation of Israel in 1948.
What did Hamas think would happen, and did it accomplish what it wanted? Many questions remain about the weeks of riots in which thousands were shot with live ammunition. The fallout from the clashes will likely continue to be felt through criticism from the international community, ramifications in the region, and lessons learned by both Hamas and the Israeli authorities.
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[Editor’s Note: Although the following article and linked video are antagonistic in nature towards Israel, they allow Israel’s Deputy Minister, Michael Oren to voice answers to the many questions surrounding the so-called “non-violent” “March of Return” Hamas terror-effort in which they engage thousands of women and children as human shields. The connected video is particularly incendiary but Michael Oren does more than just hold his ground. He debunks many of the false notions being entertained by the blindly pro-Palestinian world press. It is worth a view. The article was referenced today by the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs JCPA.org website.]
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Czech Republic’s Foreign Minister Martin Stropnicky arrives for a press conference in Prague, Czech Republic, March 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
In a rare European expression of support for Israeli actions on the Gaza border, the Czech Republic’s top diplomat on Thursday said Hamas alone was to blame for the recent flareup of violence there.
In a statement entitled “Gaza — Telling things as they really are,” Foreign Minister Martin Stropnický also posited that deadly riots on May 14 had nothing to do with the relocation of the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem on that day.
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Above image from Pierre Rehov’s new expose’ – Behind the Smokescreen – revealing Hamas’ true intentions with “March of Return” terrorism plot.
Hamas, the Islamist terrorist organization which exercises complete political and military control over the Gaza Strip, on March 30 launched a six week long “March of Return” riot along the Gaza-Israeli border. Large groups of rioters marched on the border with the intent to breach the security fence and infiltrate into the Jewish State – the “peaceful protesters” were carrying guns, knives, stones, explosives, Molotov cocktails, burned thousands of tires and sent kites over Israeli territory with burning objects, causing extensive damage.
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A growing partisan divide was on display this week in reaction to the opening of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem and two days of consecutive violence in the Gaza Strip. The question is: How far will one sector on the left continue to cause fissures?
A great deal of ink has been spilled writing about the growing partisan divide in Washington, D.C. In fact, one of the few remaining bipartisan issues has been support for Israel. But even so, a recent Pew Research Center survey found that only 27 percent of Democrats sympathize with Israel over the situation regarding the Palestinians, compared to a whopping 79 percent of Republicans.