Hamas riots are now going on near Israel’s border for seven weeks. This Friday, Gaza residents hurled pipe bombs, rocks, grenades, and burned down the humanitarian aid station. In response, US envoy Jason Greenblatt called out Hamas for “taking Gaza back to the stone age.”
Today, approximately 15,000 Palestinians participated in riots along the Gaza border. The rioters hurled pipe bombs, rocks & grenades, sabotaged security infrastructure & burned tires. pic.twitter.com/4adTrXMMz6
— IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) May 11, 2018
Burning down the Kerem Shalom humanitarian crossing station
“What an embarrassment, what desolation, what failure. Greenblatt said, “All parties interested in bringing change to Gaza need to face the reality that Hamas has failed its own people.”
Israel blames the Hamas terror organization for everything that happens in the Gaza Strip, both above and below the ground. Of course, Hamas will bear the consequences for its actions. Israel cannot allow these Hamas riots to go on without swift action and a response.
Earlier today, dozens of rioters vandalized & ignited fires on the Palestinian side of the Kerem Shalom humanitarian crossing in Gaza. The rioters damaged gas pipelines that run from Israel to Gaza. These pipelines benefit the Gaza’s residents! pic.twitter.com/W1AY8dIPOU
— IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) May 11, 2018
This is what’s left of the only humanitarian crossing that supplies Gaza w/ everything it needs from Israel: gas, fuel, goods & food.
Hamas terrorists intentionally destroyed them. Hamas, a genocidal terror org, has perpetrated another crime against Palestinians. pic.twitter.com/85drfv7G0N
— Ofir Gendelman (@ofirgendelman) May 12, 2018
Hamas-orchestrated riots now – deliberately sabotaging humanitarian aid from Israel to Gaza residents. No peace until they love their children more than they hate Jews. pic.twitter.com/o8uwIazI8h
— Anne Bayefsky (@AnneBayefsky) May 12, 2018
Today the Palestinians in Gaza, led by Hamas:
🔥DESTROYED their OWN fuel terminal, making it totally unusable.
🔥ATTACKED their OWN Gas pipeline.
🔥SMASHED their OWN grain, food conveyors
Gaza’s Palestinian leaders, funded by Iran.
Not just destructive, SELF-destructive.
— Michael Dickson (@michaeldickson) May 12, 2018
Palestinians basically burn down the Kerem Shalom crossing through which Israel brought 1200 truckloads of goods each day into Gaza. Now the Palestinians will cry humanitarian crisis as they are confident that the world will blame Israel. Welcome to the madness of Gaza.
— Michael Oren (@DrMichaelOren) May 12, 2018
The damage caused at the Kerem Shalom humanitarian crossing:
The fuel terminal has been rendered totally unusable.
Gas pipelines – Damage was caused to connection stations. The main gas line is now not functioning at all.
Fuel pipes – The fueling site sustained fire and fracture damages.
Aggregate conveyor belt – rendered unsuitable for operation at all. Arab terror caused significant damage to the entire structure.
Grain conveyors, food and livestock – Arab terror damaged the electricity infrastructure.
Security infrastructure of the humanitarian crossing – Damage was caused to fences, light poles and cameras.
Due to the destruction and burning of the Kerem Shalom humanitarian crossing on the Palestinian side in the Gaza Strip last night by dozens of violent rioters under the auspices of the Hamas terror organization, the Minister of Defense, Mr. Avigdor Liberman, approved the IDF and COGAT, Maj. Gen. Kamil Abu Rokon’s recommendation to close the Kerem Shalom humanitarian crossing from tomorrow (Sunday, May 13th) until further notice. The crossing will stay open for humanitarian cases only.
The crossing will remain closed until the damages caused by the riots are repaired and will reopen in accordance with a situation assessment. The Hamas terror organization, which in recent weeks has been carrying out terrorist attacks in the guise of riots, is harming the well-being of Gazans and paralyzing their ability to go about their daily lives.
Israel and many countries around the world work to deliver goods such as food, equipment and fuel to Gaza’s citizens. The Hamas prevents these initiatives through their actions.