The supposedly civilian and spontaneous border ‘protests’ are a charade, a propaganda event, turned on and off by Hamas like a spigot. It’s deadly Pallywood.
The so-called ‘Great March of Return’ was launched in late March 2018.
Palestinian propagandists and western anti-Israel activists, amplified by the international media, routinely depict the ‘protests’ as a spontaneous civilian uprising caused by Israel’s blockade of Gaza.
But as we have shown in dozens of posts, the protests are violent riots, often under cover of huge clouds of burning tires.
The participants are led by Hamas and Islamic Jihad military operatives. It is no coincidence that at least 80% of the Palestinians killed were terrorist group members.
Joe Truzman has extensively documented both the violence and involvement of terror groups.
Even many of the “children” involved and sometimes killed are teenage terror group members.
So what didn’t happen today that proves our point?
The best proof that the riots are not spontaneous or civilian is that nothing happened today, for the first Friday in almost a year.
Nothing happened because Hamas called off the “protests” to avoid escalation with Israel. The Times of Israel reports:
Weekly Hamas-spurred protests along the Gaza-Israel border were called off Friday after a serious escalation overnight between Palestinian terrorists and Israel, organizers announced, the first time they have not been held in almost a year.
“In keeping with the public interest, the commission has decided to exceptionally postpone its activities scheduled for this day,” the body which organizes the protests said in a statement.
Protests will resume in the coming weeks, with particular preparation for the one-year anniversary of their beginning on March 30, it said.
David Hazony made the point:
So today Hamas decided there would not be border demonstrations in Gaza. So there weren’t any. Not so spontaneous, these demos, eh?
Like a spigot, Hamas turns the ‘protests’ on and off to fit its military and political objectives, and ramps up the violent intensity as needed.
It’s all a charade, a propaganda event. Deadly Pallywood.