Those “poor” “innocent” “downtrodden” “oppressed” “occupied” (insert your own adjective here) Palestinian “peaceful demonstrators” of the “March of Return” at the Gaza border with Israel are in fact no such thing.
Besides trying to tear down the border fence, attacking soldiers with rocks, firebombs and knives, and flying firebomb-laded kites into Israel which have burnt over 200 acres (800 dunams) of Israeli farmland, the “peaceful protestors” have now taken to sacking their own humanitarian aid and burning their own fuel lines:
Hundreds of Palestinians also set fire to the Palestinian side of the Kerem Shalom crossing between the Gaza Strip and Israel, damaging fuel and gas pipes that serve Gaza, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said.
“This is a cynical act that damages the well-being of the people of Gaza and the humanitarian efforts carried out by Israel and other countries,” the IDF said.
Talk about shooting yourself in the foot:
As if all that is not bad enough, the Palestinians have been engaging in their usual Pallywood propaganda: using children as both human shields and props in their sick but slick videos; filming “injured” “civilians” who are now shown to be merely actors, as they get up from their stretchers after the filming is over:
The Israeli army on Saturday night published video clips from demonstrations by Gazans at the border which it said showed protesters faking injury in order to manipulate world opinion, and using young children at the forefront of border riots.
In one clip released by the IDF, Gazan youths are shown rushing a seemingly injured youth toward safety on a stretcher through clouds of smoke and dust. Toward the end of the clip, however, the youth appears to fall off or get off the stretcher, and then gets to his feet, now seeming quite unharmed.
“Throughout Hamas’s activity, fake injuries and the exploitation of women and children are rampant,” the IDF said in a tweet.
In a second clip, very young children are seen at the protests, rolling tires, and standing close to older Palestinian youths; the IDF alleges that Gazans are deliberately placing young kids near to rioters, as human shields.
Watch the videos below:
I am waiting for the international community, particularly Amnesty, Human Rights Watch and the European Union to condemn this outrageous child abuse and human rights abuses. But I won’t hold my breath. A blue complexion does not suit me.
I am very pleased that the IDF has finally decided to retaliate against the “fire-kites”, by bombing a launching pad in Gaza. However that seems to me overkill and a silly waste of very expensive air-power.
All that the IAF needs to do is recruit some fire-fighting planes, or maybe even crop-dusters (I’m not an air logistician), load them up with liquid sewage and excrement rather than sea-water, and dump the contents on the rioters every single week. That would put the rioters off approaching the border and as a two-fer, it would make them and the ground too wet to light any firebombs.Then the army needs to operate their giant fans, the ones which blew the smoke from the burning tires back at Gaza, to blow the stench back into Gaza.
I would call that measure for measure, or treating like with like. It’s what those despicable terrorists deserve.