The IDF reported around 3,000 Palestinians staged violent demonstrations Friday at five points of the Gaza-Israeli border. They were again kept back by tear gas and gunfire, as in former weeks. Some tried to fly burning kites over to the Israeli side of the border. They were intercepted. Others burned tires. The Palestinians report 4 dead and hundreds injured. Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman commented, after inspecting the border confrontation, that the demonstrators are being paid by Hamas to turn out. The popular turnout is diminishing week by week.
In response to the threat tweeted Friday by the Iranian Rev Guards general, Lieberman said: “He who conspires to make war on us should know that his blood is on his head. I don’t remember the IDF ever being better prepared than it is now.”