Hamas Resumes Nighttime Clashes on Gaza Border

February 11, 2019

by: Elior Levy

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Palestinians riot at the Gaza border in June of 2018.

Monday, 11 February 2019 | Hamas escalated its struggle against Israel on Sunday night with the resumption of nighttime clashes on the Gaza border, months after stopping them.

Dozens of Palestinians launched firecrackers and fireworks at [Israel Defense Forces soldiers] east of Jabalia in the northern Gaza Strip. The Israeli forces used crowd dispersal measures to keep the rioters away from the border fence.

The nighttime rioting stopped after Israel and Hamas reached an arrangement that allowed Qatari funds to enter the Gaza Strip.

However, changes made to the Qatari grant—with the funds transferred through the United Nations rather than directly to Hamas—and the terror group’s violations of the quiet have led to the resumption of violence on the border.

Hamas is planning to resume regular nighttime clashes on the border, starting with once a week and escalating over time.

At the same time, Hamas returned Tuesday’s clashes in the northern part of the Strip to the Zikim area, where a flotilla of boats from Gaza’s port [tried] to enter Israeli waters.

Posted on February 11, 2019

Source: (Excerpt from an article originally published by Ynetnews on February 10, 2018. Time-related language has been modified to reflect our publication today. See original article at this link.)

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