Declaring “the beginning” of the recapturing of “all of Palestine,” the terrorist organization governing Gaza organized a demonstration Friday of tens of thousands of Palestinians on the border with Israel that led to rioting and shooting attacks on Israel Defense Forces troops.
Palestinian sources said at least 14 Palestinians were killed and more than 1,000 were wounded by gunfire from Israel Defense Forces.
But the IDF said two of the Palestinians killed were members of Hamas’s elite Nukhba force, and all of the dead were terror activists aged 18 to 30, reported Israel’s YnetNews.
An IDF spokesman said Hamas is using the Friday protests to carry out terrorist attacks and warned that Israel will not allow the border fence to become an arena for terror, the Jerusalem Post reported.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has declared Saturday a “day of national mourning” to