FROM THE GAZA/ISRAEL BORDER. DIRECT OBSERVATION + WHAT HAMAS REPORTS… NOT REPORTED BY PBS CNN NEW YORK TIMES WASHINGTON POST 05-15-18
Fifty of the 62 Gazans killed on Monday during violence at the border with Israel were members of the ruling Hamas terror group, spokesperson Dr. Salah Al-Bardawil said Wednesday in a live television interview with “Bladna al Alamiya.”The Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror group claimed at least another three of the dead were members of its ranks as well.
The violence that began around midday included terror operatives hurling flaming tires at the security fence, using bolt cutters to destroy the barrier while others used slingshots to hurl rocks at IDF soldiers. Other terrorists used the chaos to try to slip through the border into Israel to burn IDF engineering tools, destroy military structures and abduct Israeli soldiers.
Still others were involved in assembling Molotov terror kites that flew over the border carrying flaming bottles filled with gasoline that dropped on the agricultural fields of Israeli farms nearby once the heat from the fire severed the cord attached to the kite, or burst the helium balloon bearing the burning firebomb through the skies.