32 Palestinians injured Outside the Temple Walls (Revelation 11)

32 Palestinians injured as thousands protest on Gaza border

Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90

Palestinian security forces loyal to Hamas prevent demonstrators from getting closer to the border during a protest along the border with Israel, in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip on August 2, 2019.

16 Palestinians were injured in clashes with Israeli forces along the security barrier

Several thousand Palestinians protested along the Gaza Strip border on Friday, with dozens injured in clashes as rioters hurled stones and explosive devices at Israeli troops.

Israeli forces responded with tear gas and live fire to disperse rioters who approached the security fence and hurled projectiles.

Sixty-three Palestinians were injured by Israeli forces amid the clashes, including 32 by live ammunition,  according to the Palestinian health ministry based in Gaza.

Later in the evening, three rockets were fired at southern Israel from the Gaza Strip, causing no injuries or damage as one was intercepted by Israel and the other fell in open areas.

Rocket alert sirens sound in Gaza border communities | August 16

Tens of thousands of Palestinians have amassed at various flash-points along the Gaza border for the Hamas-backed protests nearly every week since March 30, 2017.

The protests often turn violent with demonstrators burning tires, hurling rocks and other incendiary devices across the border, and at times planting explosive charges along the security fence.

The demonstrations have given Palestinians an opportunity to put an end to the decade-long Israeli blockade of the impoverished Gaza enclave, which Israel says is necessary to isolate Hamas and ensure the security of its borders.

In past weeks, tensions on the border have flared amid there deadly clashes between Gaza militants and Israeli forces, leading Israel to bolster its defenses.

Israel is reportedly developing plans to build a massive wall in the northern section of the Gaza security fence in an effort to protect border communities from threats like terrorist infiltrations, attack tunnels and anti-tank weapons.

Rockets Fired From Outside the Temple Walls (Revelation 11)

Iron Dome intercepts rocket fired from Gaza

Sirens sounded in Sderot and nearby Israeli communities. Iron Dome intercepts one rocket.

The terrorists, who attempted to cross into Israel from near Khan Yunis in southern Gaza, were spotted as they approached the border fence.

The terrorists were armed with Kalashnikov rifles, hand grenades, and launcher for rocket-propelled grenades (RPG).

(Arutz Sheva’s North American desk is keeping you updated until the start of Shabbat in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israeli time.)

The Missile Showers From Outside the Temple Walls (Revelation 11)

Palestinian Hamas militants take part in a rally marking the 31st anniversary of Hamas’ founding, in Gaza City December 16, 2018. . (photo credit:” REUTERS/IBRAHEEM ABU MUSTAFA)

HAMAS TO ‘SHOWER’ ISRAELI CITIES WITH MISSILES
By ANNA AHRONHEIM
Group’s leader Yayha Sinwar vows to defeat IDF troops in the event of another war.

Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar vowed to defeat the IDF and “shower” Israeli cities with missile barrages if Israel launches another military campaign in the Gaza Strip.

“We will break the defeated occupation army if it crosses into the Gaza Strip. We know what we say and mean what we say,” Sinwar said in a speech celebrating the Eid al-Adha holiday in his hometown of Khan Yunis in southern Gaza.

“If Israel launches a campaign in Gaza, we will shower their cities with hundreds of missiles in one go,” he added. “If a war occurs, we will strike on the occupation army and break its power once and forever. We are not joking.”

Sinwar then praised the August 1 attack by Hani Abu Salah, a member of Hamas’s border patrol, who wounded an IDF officer and two soldiers as he tried to infiltrate into southern Israel in the area of Kissufim.

The attack, Sinwar said, was a “heroic commando one.”

Abu Salah was wearing a uniform and was armed with grenades and a Kalashnikov assault rifle when he infiltrated into Israeli territory from the southern edge of the Hamas-run enclave.

During his short speech, Sinwar also stated that the series of weekly protests along the border fence “will go on until it achieves its goals.”

The “March of Return” border protests began on March 30 and have seen over half a million people violently demonstrating along the security fence, demanding an end to the 12-year blockade, with several thousand to 45,000 congregating at points along the border every Friday.

Demonstrators have been burning tires and hurling stones and marbles, as well as carrying out other types of aggression, which include the throwing of grenades and bombs (including military-grade explosives) toward troops. Ball bearings and other projectiles have been launched by high-velocity slingshots toward forces along the border.

The Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza said that close to 300 Palestinians have been killed and over 22,000 injured since the “March of Return” began.

According to the UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, as of March, there have been a total of 29,187 Palestinians injured since the protests began, with 7,246 wounded by live ammunition and 773 by rubber bullets.

Another 12,442 Palestinians have been injured by gas inhalation and 8,449 by other means. OCHA documentation also found that the large majority of those injured were men (21,433), followed by 5,333 male youths, as well as 1,699 women and 445 girls.

The killing of the first Israeli soldier along the Gaza front since Operation Protective Edge in 2014 also occurred during one of the weekly protest, after an IDF force responded to a violent protest by 20 Palestinian youth some 400 meters from the border fence. St.-Sgt. Aviv Levi was killed after he was shot in the chest by sniper fire.

Over the past year there have been 10 rounds of violent conflict with terrorist groups in the Strip, with the last round in early May seeing over 700 rockets fired toward southern Israel and killing five civilians.

Hamas Threatens From Outside the Temple Walls (Revelation 11)

Palestinians take part in a rally marking the 31st anniversary of Hamas’ founding, in Gaza City. (photo credit:” IBRAHEEM ABU MUSTAFA / REUTERS)

Hamas claims they won’t stop individuals from attacking Israel

By TZVI JOFFRE,HAGAY HACOHEN

Hamas sources said that an internal investigation showed that the “last three operations were carried out by members of the military wing of the movement who planned the attacks themselves on the spot and without instructions from the military and political leadership of the movement.”

The investigation also found that the terrorists used weapons owned by the terror movement.

When Egyptian mediators requested clarification about the attack attempts, Hamas responded that the actions were done by individuals and that the “occupation bears responsibility because of the continuing difficult humanitarian and economic reality.” The terror movement warned that these difficulties could lead “to the loss of control of the border and the repetition of such operations intensively in the future.”

According to Al-Akhbar, Hamas rejected a request by the mediators to prevent such attacks, stressing that they don’t assume responsibility for individual operations and that they “cannot face them in light of the reality faced by the residents of the Gaza Strip.”

Meanwhile, a source close to Hamas said on Tuesday that Hamas security forces are preventing Palestinians from approaching the security fence along the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel.

The source told the Palestinian news agency Amad that Hamas has beefed up its security forces near the border with Israel after three recent thwarted terrorist attacks during which Gazans tried to infiltrate into Israel.

Other sources said that Hamas security forces arrested an armed Palestinian who tried to approach the security fence east of El-Bureij refugee camp in the center of the Gaza Strip. Hamas did not comment on the report.

IDF soldiers on Monday arrested an armed Palestinian man attempting to infiltrate into Israel from the Gaza Strip. The suspect was captured and found carrying a knife along with two bullets, the IDF said.

On Saturday, four heavily armed terrorists were killed while attempting to infiltrate into Israel from the Gaza Strip. A few hours later, the IDF shot and killed a terrorist who opened fire on troops near the security fence.

According to Al-Akhbar, Hamas also warned mediators that delays in agreed upon projects to improve the supply of electricity to the Strip could lead to an explosion of the situation again. Some of the projects that were agreed upon have been implemented, including sewage projects, the supply of fresh water to Gaza and temporary operations by international institutions.

Palestinians have been increasingly launching incendiary balloons from the Gaza Strip in an attempt to place pressure on Israel to allow in Qatari funds for poor families in Gaza. In recent days, several fires have been sparked in areas bordering the Gaza Strip.

Israel Rebuilds the Temple Walls (Revelation 11)

A resident of Nahal Oz walks next to a concrete wall to protect the local kindergarten, just outside the northern Gaza Strip . (photo credit:” REUTERS)

ISRAEL TO BUILD ADDITIONAL WALL WITH GAZA TO PREVENT INFILTRATIONS

By ANNA AHRONHEIM

Channel 12 report says wall to be constructed between Yad Mordechai and Sderot.

Israel’s defense establishment will begin building an additional wall along the northern part of the Gaza border fence to protect communities after three infiltrations along the border in less than two weeks.

According to a report on Channel 12, the Defense Ministry is planning to build a 6 m. high defensive wall inside Israeli territory along a 9 km. stretch of Route 34 between the communities Yad Mordechai and Sderot.

It is expected to cost tens of millions of shekels. The Defense Ministry and the Prime Minister’s Office are currently discussing where the budget for its construction will come from.

The wall, which is meant to provide nearby communities with additional protection from terrorist infiltration, comes in addition to another barrier of large sand berms and tree plantings to protect citizens from threats, such as anti-tank fire emanating from the Strip following the death of an Israeli civilian by a Kornet anti-tank missile fired at his car in May.

Israel’s new, upgraded barrier with the Strip is expected to be completed by next summer – both above and below ground – to remove the threat of cross-border attack tunnels and stop terrorists from Gaza, who are intent on carrying out attacks from infiltrating into southern Israel.

But even as work on the barrier continues, six armed Palestinians were able to infiltrate into southern Israel in less than two weeks before being engaged by IDF troops and killed.

On Sunday, Israeli troops shot and killed 26 year-old Marwan Nasser, who opened fire on them while trying to infiltrate into southern Israel. No Israelis were hurt in the incident and surrounding communities were not placed under increased security.

During his funeral, Nasser was seen wearing a green bandanna associated with Hamas’ military wing, the Izzadin al-Qassam Brigades.

The incident came 24 hours after IDF troops shot dead four heavily armed Palestinians who attempted to infiltrate with rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs), AK-47 assault rifles and grenades.

While the military hasn’t yet determined which group is behind the foiled attack, they put the responsibility of the attack squarely on Hamas.

The four militants were identified as former Hamas members: 21-ear-old Abdullah Ismail al-Hamaida, 19-year-old Abdullah Ashraf al-Ghomri, 20-year-old Ahmad Ayman al-Adeini and 21-year-old Abdallah al-Masri, all of Deir al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip.

On August 1, an IDF officer and two soldiers were injured and a Hamas militant was killed in an exchange of fire at the border in the area of Kissufim in southern Israel.

Identified as Hani Abu Salah, who was a member of Hamas’ border patrol, he was the brother of Fadi Abu Salah, a disabled Palestinian man who was killed by IDF fire during one of the weekly Great March of Return protests along the border last May. He had been wearing a uniform and was armed with grenades and a Kalashnikov when he infiltrated into Israeli territory from the southern edge of the Hamas-run enclave.

The Great March of Return border protests began on March 30 and have seen over half a million people violently demonstrating along the security fence demanding an end to the 12-year long blockade, congregating at points along the border range between several thousand to 45,000 every Friday.

Demonstrators have been burning tires and hurling stones and marbles as, well as other types of violence, which include the throwing of grenades and improvised explosive devices (including military-grade explosives) towards troops. Ball bearings and other projectiles are also launched by high-velocity slingshots towards forces along the border.

Approximately 70,000 Israelis reside the over 50 communities in the Gaza border area, and there was a marked increase of people moving to the area over the past five years following Operation Protective Edge in 2016.

But over the past year, there have been 10 rounds of violent conflict, causing residents to interrupt their daily lives and remain close to bomb shelters since they have some 15 seconds to find shelter from rocket and mortar fire. The last round of violence in early May saw over 700 rockets fired towards southern Israel, which killed five civilians

Hamas Urges Palestinians to Attack Outside the Temple Walls (Revelation 11)

Hamas urges Palestinians to attack Jerusalem

15:36, 12 August 2019

Hamas terrorist group urged Palestinians to come into conflict with Israeli troops in Jerusalem. The representatives of the group stated that saint Islamic objects in the Israeli capital are under threat, as Israel Hayom reported.

“We call on all Muslims and Palestinians to go and protect the Al-Aqsa Mosque [the large mosque on Temple Mount] from the Zionist occupier,” Hamas said in a statement. “We commend all those who fight back against the Israelis settlers,” Hamas urged.

This call was revealed a few hours after Muslims and Israeli police clashed on the Temple Mount during pray dedicated to the Islamic holiday Id al-Adha, on Sunday.

This year, the Islamic holiday coincided with the European holiday Tisha B’Av, a solemn day when Jewish people are thinking about destruction of the temples and other disasters, and many believers prefer to fast.

Shelling Increases Outside the Temple Walls (Revelation 11)

Israel Defense Forces tank near the Gaza border fence, August 10, 2019.Eliyahu Hershkovitz

Israel Shells Hamas Outposts After Gazan Opens Fire on Troops Near Border

Sources in Gaza say Palestinian has been killed, however the army is yet to confirm it ■ Incident comes a day after four heavily Palestinians were shot dead by IDF fire after breaching the Gaza border fence

Yaniv KubovichJack Khoury11.08.2019 | 08:30

Israeli forces shot an armed Palestinian who approached the Gaza border fence on Sunday morning, the Israel Defense Forces’ Spokesperson’s Unit said.

Israeli forces responded by shelling Hamas outposts near the site of the incident in the northern Gaza Strip, the statement said, after the man opened fire at Israeli soldiers.

No Israeli casualties were reported. Palestinian sources in Gaza said the Palestinian was killed, identifying him as Marwan Khaled Nasser, 26, from Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip. The Israeli army has yet to confirm the report.

Gaza Health Ministry issued an official statement saying Nasser’s body was transferred to a hospital in Beit Hanoun.

Earlier, Palestinians reported of loud explosions near the city of Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip.

Sunday marks the first day of the Muslim holiday of Eid Al-Adha. Mass prayers are scheduled in two locations near the Gaza-Israel border.

On Saturday, four armed men were shot dead after one crossed the Gaza border, fired at IDF troops and tossed a grenade, according to an army statement, which said the militants were armed with AK-47 assault rifles, hand grenades, and a rocket-propelled grenade launcher.

Palestinian reports from Gaza identified the four militants as Abdullah Ismail Al-Hamaida, 21, Abdullah Ashraf al-Ghomri, 19, Ahmad Ayman al-Adeini, 20 and Abdallah al-Masri, 21, all of Deir al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip.

According to reports, the four belonged to an extremist Salafi Muslim sect that underwent weapons training as former members of Hamas’ military wing, the Al-Qassam Brigades. Reports say the four distanced themselves from Hamas a few months ago due to their Salafism.

IDF Spokesman Brig. Gen. Ronen Manelis said that “a very large attack” had been prevented. The militants’ remains are in Israeli custody, the army said.

Manelis further said that the incident was clearly an infiltration attempt by an organized cell, whose members were equpped with weapons and food. The military was still assessing whether the cell planned to target troops or civilians, he said.

Hamas spokesman Abdulatif al-Qanua, meanwhile, said that Israel “Committed a crime against a group of young men furious because of the organized terror [of Israel] against the Palestinian nation and the seige of Gaza,” and added that Israel is responsible for the anger and stress of Palestinians in Gaza.

It was not immediately clear who was behind the infiltration attempt, with defense sources saying that the number of people and weapons involved suggested it was not spontaneously organized, but rather planned by a group in Gaza opposed to the policies of the enclave’s rulers. The sources added that it was unlikely that an attack with this level of preparation could have been planned without Hamas or Islamic Jihad’s knowledge.

Hamas Spokesman Fawzi Barhoum said that “A continuation of the blockade on the Gaza Strip will bring about an explosion in the region, and therefore we must remove the blockade and end the suffering of Gaza residents.”

An Islamic Jihad statement said that “On the eve of Eid al-Adha, four martyrs sacrificed their lives in the Gaza Strip. Israeli terror will not calm the overpowering fury in the souls of the free men.” It went on to say that Israeli actions, such as offenses at the Al-Aqsa mosque, the blockade of Gaza, the destruction of Palestinian homes, arrests and others, “are elements for an explosion that will come so long as Israel’s policy continues, and it is reponsible for these crimes.”

In the hours preceding the military’s announcement, Palestinian reports on social media said Israeli aircraft had struck a Hamas observation post in the central Gaza Strip, and that gunfire could be heard on the border at the same time. Gazans reported that Israeli aircraft were still encircling the skies hours later.

Meanwhile, Palestinian media outlets reported that Israeli troops entered the West Bank town of Bayt Kahil north of Hebron, conducting searches of homes. There were also reports that Israeli forces blocked off traffic and arrested three men and a woman.

Last week, the military said three soldiers were shot and wounded by Hani Abu Salah, a Palestinian who infiltrated the Gaza border fence east of Khan Yunis. According to the army, Abu Salah was subsequently killed by Israeli fire.

Manelis said at the time that Abu Salah was wearing a Hamas uniform and armed with an AK-47 and grenades. Preliminary investigations assessed that the suspect acted independently.

Earlier this week, the Shin Bet security agency said it had uncovered a Hamas cell in Hebron whose members were plotting to carry out attacks in Jerusalem. The suspects, who received orders from Hamas in the Gaza Strip, were arrested in June in a joint operation with the Israeli army and police, the Shin Bet said.

Also this week, a 19-year-old Israeli soldier and yeshiva student was stabbed to death in the West Bank settlement bloc of Gush Etzion by an unknown assailant.

Fighting in the Holy City (Revelation 11)

Muslim worshippers clash with Israeli police at Jerusalem holy site

Muslims refer to the site as the Noble Sanctuary and Jews refer to it as the Temple Mount.

JERUSALEM — Muslim worshipers clashed with Israeli police in Jerusalem’s Old City Sunday, a holy day on the religious calendar for both the Jewish and Islamic faiths.

Israeli authorities said that tens of thousands flooded the holy site to participate in prayers marking the beginning of Eid al-Adha, with clashes breaking out after protesters began crowding around the only gate where non-Muslims can enter the compound.

Police said Muslim worshippers started throwing stones and chairs at officers who were guarding the entrance to the site, which Muslims refer to as the Noble Sanctuary and Jews refer to as the Temple Mount.

Police fired tear gas, stun grenades and rubber bullets in response.

Some 37 Muslims were injured in the clashes, according to the Red Crescent. Israeli authorities said four officers were lightly injured in the skirmishes.

Rumours had swirled that some Jewish visitors would be allowed to enter to mark the day of mourning for the destruction of the two Jewish temples that stood there in antiquity.

Israeli authorities can decide to bar entry to Jewish visitors on Muslim holidays if they feel it will stoke tensions. Police had initially prohibited them from entering the complex, but later reversed the decision after the clashes broke out.

Jewish visitors streamed through the gate under close police escort, triggering further skirmishes, according to a guard at the compound who spoke to NBC News. The Jewish visitors left the compound shortly after, according to the Associated Press.

Hanan Ashrawi, a veteran Palestinian politician, accused Israel of provoking religious and political tension.

“The storming of al-Aqsa mosque compound by Israeli occupation forces this Eid morning is an act of recklessness and aggression,” she said in a statement.

The contested complex in central Jerusalem is the holiest site in Judaism and the third holiest for Islam after Mecca and Medina in Saudi Arabia.

For Muslims, the 37-acre esplanade is home to Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Islamic Dome of the Rock shrine. For Jews, its status as their religion’s holiest site is tied to its history as the site of First and Second Temples.

Conflicts over the area have triggered confrontations for centuries.

Nowadays Israel provides security for the compound, while neighboring Jordan manages the ceremonial and religious aspects of the complex.

Jordan issued a statement condemning what it described as “blatant Israeli violations” against Al-Aqsa mosque and said it had sent a formal complaint to Israel.

“The Israeli government bears full responsibility for the resulting violence and high tension,” said Sufian al-Qudah, a spokesman for the Jordanian Foreign Ministry.

Jewish visitors are not permitted to pray at the site under a longstanding arrangement between Israel and Muslim authorities. Jewish tradition also maintains that Jews should not enter the site and Jews pray instead outside at the Western or Wailing Wall.

In recent years, however, Israeli religious nationalists have encouraged Jews to pray inside the site, challenging the delicate status quo.

Palestinians view this as a provocation and are concerned that Jews mean to seize control or partition the complex. The Israeli government has repeatedly said it has no intention of changing the current arrangement.

Israelis Kill Outside the Temple Walls (Revelation 11)

It was the second such incident since Saturday, when Israeli troops shot dead four heavily armed Palestinians. (File/AFP)

Israeli troops kill militant on Gaza border

• Israeli troops shot dead four heavily armed Palestinians on Saturday who attempted to cross the volatile border

• Hamas has fought three wars with Israel over the past decade

Updated 11 August 2019

REUTERS

August 11, 2019 05:07

JERUSALEM/GAZA: Israeli soldiers fired at a Palestinian militant on the Gaza border on Sunday, the military said, and a Palestinian medic said the man was killed.

It was the second such incident since Saturday, when Israeli troops shot dead four heavily armed Palestinians who attempted to cross the volatile border.

“IDF (Israel Defence Forces) troops spotted an armed terrorist approaching the security fence in the northern Gaza Strip. The terrorist opened fire towards the troops,” the military said in a statement.

The soldiers returned fire and an Israeli tank fired at a post belonging to Hamas, the Islamist armed group that rules Gaza.

A Palestinian medic told Reuters the man was killed. The IDF said no Israelis were hurt in the incident.

There was no immediate comment from Palestinian officials or from any of Gaza’s militant groups.

Hamas has fought three wars with Israel over the past decade and tensions along the border are high with frequent fatalities.

Israel pulled its troops and settlers from the Gaza Strip in 2005 but keeps the enclave under a blockade, citing security concerns.

Israel Kills 4 Palestinians Outside the Temple Walls (Revelation 11)

Israel kills 4 Palestinian militants carrying RPG launchers and assault rifles, Hamas denies involvement | Fox News

August 10, 2019

Israel’s military said Saturday its troops killed four armed Palestinian militants who tried to cross the Israel-Gaza perimeter fence.

Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus said the militants were on a “very significant attempt to attack Israel” and that they carried RPG launchers, assault rifles, grenades, and wire cutters.

He said Israeli soldiers opened fire when the militants tried to climb the fence, and that the militants returned fire before being killed. No Israelis soldiers were injured.

“The terrorists were equipped with AK-47 assault rifles, RPG grenade launchers, and hand grenades,” the Israeli army’s statement said. “The army opened fire after one of the terrorists scaled the barrier and hurled a grenade at the soldiers.”

“The terrorists were equipped with AK-47 assault rifles, RPG grenade launchers and hand grenades. The army opened fire after one of the terrorists scaled the barrier and hurled a grenade at the soldiers.”

— Israel’s army

Israeli officials claimed the “organization affiliation” of the four militants was unknown but stressed that Hamas, a Palestinian terror group controlling the Gaza strip, was “responsible and accountable for any acts of violence emanating from the Gaza Strip whether they were Hamas operatives or not Hamas operatives.”

A Hamas spokesman said the four Palestinian militants were engaging in “an individual act,” emphasizing that the operation was not planned by Hamas.

Abdel-Latif al-Qanou said Saturday that the attempted infiltration into Israel was carried out by “angry youths” who were enraged over Israel’s 12-year blockade of Gaza.

“The occupation is responsible for the state of anger and pressure inflicted on our people due to the continued siege on Gaza,” he said in a statement.

“The occupation is responsible for the state of anger and pressure inflicted on our people due to the continued siege on Gaza.”

— Hamas’ Abdel-Latif al-Qanou

Israel and Hamas have agreed to an informal cease-fire in May following the worst round of clashes since the 2014 war.

Hamas has been organizing weekly protests along the Israel-Gaza frontier since March 2018 against the strip’s dire conditions following 12 years of Israeli-Egyptian blockade.

The death of four militants also comes as Israel is in mourning over the death of a 19-year-old soldier in the West Bank, with Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu denouncing the killing as a terror attack.

Dvir Sorek was found dead with stab wounds in the Gush Etzion region of Judea and Samaria on Thursday, the military said. He was a student at a pre-military Jewish seminary in the Gush Etzion settlement bloc, south of Jerusalem. His body was found on the side of a road near the seminary, he was neither armed nor in uniform.

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It remains unclear who perpetrated the attack, but the Islamic militant group Hamas celebrated the murder.

“We salute the hero fighters, sons of our people, who carried out the heroic operation which killed a soldier of the occupation army,” Hamas said in a statement.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.