More than 10,000 Palestinian rioters hurl 33 improvised bombs at Israeli troops
Yet Israeli spokesmen insisted that the Palestinian riot on the Gaza border this Friday, Oct. 19, was the “quietest in seven months.” The IDF spokesman commented that “most of the rioters kept their distance from the border fence and Hamas was there to curb the violence.” He went on to say, “There were nonetheless cases of explosives, grenades, attempted border crossings and various acts of terror. Our forces took preventive measures. This is not a situation we are prepared to accept. We expect the terror to cease.”
This statement came after Israeli officials tried hard to downplay the outbreak, during which at least three gangs pushed their way across the border, one of them torching a military vehicle, before they were driven back with tear gas and live fire by ramped-up Israeli forces defending the border. Palestinians claimed 117 injured and one killed in clashes with Israeli troops.
The message running through official Israeli comments was that Hamas needs time to bring the outbreaks gradually under control and it won’t happen at once. This refrain came after repeated threats by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman of a “powerful” Israeli reaction if the seven-month campaign of terror by arson and riots on the border continues.
Yet, after two boosted Grad rockets were aimed at two Israeli cities on Wednesday, the Israeli security cabinet decided to hold the IDF back from striking back forcefully and to give Hamas a chance to match this restraint when Friday came around. What happened was that more than 10,000 rampaging Palestinians showed up on the border fence. The 33 explosive devices they hurled at the troops was indeed half the number of last week, but could hardly count as restraint. Although the Israeli border force was reinforced in numbers and equipped with tanks, their tactics did not change from their routine defensive stance. Chief of staff Lt. Gen. Gady Eisenkot and OC Southern Command Maj. Gen. Herzi Halevi are at the scene.
During the day, an IDF drone struck a Palestinian incendiary balloon team in southern Gaza. All the same, three fires were ignited on the Israeli side of the border. Iron Dome batteries have been deployed at several points in central Israel following the Palestinian Grad attack on two Israeli cities on Wednesday.
21 thoughts on “More than 10,000 Palestinian rioters hurl 33 improvised bombs at Israeli troops”
We live piled up on a small Israel territory called Gaza.
This is not our country, economy is dead, there is no future for us here, we have to be allowed to leave!
If leaving is not an option then what about rebelling against those in power with a view to peace with Israel?
Yes- you should disperse among the Arab nations from which your grandparents came. Trouble is they don’t want you. You have made yourselves into Pariahs even amongst you own fellow Muslims. Europe wants to keep you where you are as a thorn in Israel’s side. They don’t really care about you either. The Us will not let you in because you have been born into and nurtured in hatred and violence and are a danger to yourselves and everyone else. Sad that you seem trapped. If you are one of the rare good people in Gaza who have overcome the chaos and hatred that has been fed to you from birth, I feel sorry, very sorry for you. You must find your own way of escaping becuse we are afraid you are a killer and you are suspect wherever you go. Good Luck. You will never defeat Israel. That is a pipe dream and you are wasting your time and your life chasing that dream.
yeah so you can spread Islamofascisism elsewhere? Good luck with your complaining… serves you right…
Beside you live in London don’t you Mahmmod?
You have nothing to contribute the world so there no reason for you to leave. Keep rioting on Fridays – looks like it working so well.
don’t forget to use the V-MADs machine this weekend.
Bibi and co. are celebrating the “quietest” Hamas border outrage – “Only” 10 000 rioters, who had to be shot at by heavy machine-gun tank fire…What a bunch of frigging hypocrites !
The people (?) in Gaza need to wring the necks of their leaders, . . . start some kind of civilization, . . . become a settled people, . . . with peaceful attitude, . . . and they will get along with the rest of the world in a great way. Their present attitude only invites bombs, rockets, machine gun fire.
A recurrent theme on Debka, which I find is perennially clear-eyed albeit betraying the occasional home-team poker-face, is to slap sense into a dithering political class and continually point out the divergence between rhetoric and reality.
This class has been psychologically overwhelmed into a sort of blithe underestimation of the myriad existential threats that surround the nation. Call it denialism punctuated with occasional bursts of rhetorical bluster. Call it as well politicians muddling along as politicians until some calamitous and unavoidable event drives them into the transcendent condition called statesmanship (Lincoln and Churchill come to mind).
Thus one of Debka’s public functions is to rouse its politicians into authentic consciousness, to subtly shame them into coherent action. (Surely this site has no shortage of former Mossad intelligence/analytical assets? The analytical remove is too professionally rendered.)
Because Israel is such a wisp of land, it will not have the luxury of identifying and seasoning its wartime leaders over an extended period. So the ‘rousing into consciousness’ will have to occur lightning fast. –FSD
Leftism/political correctness run amok.
Israel is being held captive by world opinion and dare not destroy Gaza/PLO/Abu Mazen utterly for fear of world opinion, which is leftism/political correctness exemplified.
Christendom and Zionist Israel are the eternal victors; leftism and islam/Mystery Babylon are the eternal enemies who will burn for eternity in the Lake of Fire.
thankfully, most of the people in charge are smarter than you.
What a bunch of pussy she men. You all must have become the LGBTQ community and will never defend your f@gg3t selves.
kill! kill! kill!
go to hell, troll.
That’s a riot? It looks like the Glastonbury festival.
with 33 bombs? you are an idiot.
Hurl backs nukes
islam cancer is spread everywhere!
Israel should find an accomodation with hamas and the lifting of the siege. That would be benefical to israel since it would isolate the palestinian authority. This is obvious. This is the reason while Abbas does want regime change in Gaza. He knows that hamas in gaza only weakens him. Israel has not a clear vision about it anfd has beben doing abbas game without sucess. Only now israeli government is awakening the the evidence that pa in gaza is not the best option for israel.
there is no “siege”. there is an arms blockade. and every day, up to 800 truckloads of consumer goods enter gaza from israel. gaza receives fuel, electricity, and water from israel (so long as the plo keeps paying their bills). and gazans receive medical care in israeli hospitals. that isn’t a “siege”.
spreading hamas lies doesn’t help anything.
Gaza Arabs and the other Arabs were never one people. One group was Egyptians with Egyptian passports and the other Jordanians with Jordanian passports. Oh, and as for the siege Egypt doesn’t trust these wild animals either which is why their border with Gaza is heavily restricted too. By the way – Hamas is a terroist group listed by the US State department and an Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) Suggestion to accommodate this cave people is just about the dumbest thing I have read lately. Way stupid. Beyond Stupid. Just plain Stupid! Keep rioting on Fridays right after “prayers” from the local mosques – it working so well. Keep getting yourselves killed and try to blame the IDF, the world isn’t buying your bullshit anymore. Lets watch over the next few years how more and more money begins to dry up, These Arabs are the biggest recipients of foreign aid in the world. Ridiculous!
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