HAMAS OFFICIAL: “50 of the 62 Gazans killed in border violence were our members.” Salah Bardawil’s confirmation means number of acknowledged members of Islamic terror groups who died on Monday and Tuesday is now 53.
Times of Israel A Hamas official on Wednesday acknowledged that 50 of the 62 Palestinians reported killed during Gaza border riots on Monday and Tuesday were members of the Islamist terrorist group, bringing the total number of known members of terror groups among the fatalities up to 53.
“In the last rounds of confrontations, if 62 people were martyred, 50 of them were Hamas,” said Hamas official Salah Bardawil in an interview with the Palestinian Baladna news outlet. The Iran-backed Palestinian Islamic Jihad had said on Tuesday that three members of its Saraya al-Quds military wing were killed by Israeli forces in Khan Younis.
The Israeli military shared a portion of Bardawil’s interview with an Arabic news outlet, accompanied by English captions.
Hamas official, Dr. Salah Al-Bardawil is clear about terrorist involvement in the riots pic.twitter.com/p5My6JGQRr
— IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) May 16, 2018
“This proves what so many have tried to ignore: Hamas is behind these riots, and the branding of the riots as ‘peaceful protests’ could not be further from the truth,” said IDF spokesperson Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus.
“Most of the people [from terror groups] killed belonged to the Hamas terror group, and some to the Palestinian Islamic Jihad,” an IDF spokesperson said.
Among the dead, the IDF said on Tuesday, were all eight members of a cell of armed Hamas operatives who were killed in a gun battle as they sought to breach the fence in the northern Gaza Strip.
Of course, you’ll never see the real headline from the media: “IDF saves thousands of Israeli lives.” If Israel’s defense forces had not stopped Hamas operatives from crossing the border…hundreds if not thousands of innocent people would have been murdered by a horde of Islamic terrorists.
Muslims are even arming their toddlers on the border with rocks:
INN (h/t Maurice) While we can deplore the loss of life in general, there is something important to remember about the 52 (so-called pacifists) who died in Gaza yesterday.
There were no innocent lives lost.
• Because those who launch kites laced with Molotov cocktails are not innocent.
• Because those who rage violently on the border with knives, axes, stones, burning tires or fire arms are not innocent.
• Because those who try to place explosive devices along the fence are not innocent.
• Because those who try to destroy a border fence are not innocent.
• Because those who are thirsty for blood, absolute murder and desperate to achieve it are not innocent.
• Because those who burn tires to create a smokescreen to attack and cover themselves are not innocent.
• Because Hamas sending children and women to the front line is not innocent.
• Because those who burn large wheat fields in Israel with burning kites are not innocent.
Hamas sent people to die, helped by UNRWA, which closed schools, helped by most businesses, helped by a cash payment to all those who were injured or killed. Hamas offers $3,000 to families with one member killed and $500 to the injured.
And they got what they wanted. Those whom Hamas has used are dead and the world will condemn Israel. Hamas said they had 10,000 people ready to die and kill innocent Israelis yesterday.
True to their word, they tried to storm the border. They failed. Nakba again. Hamas, which deliberately sends to death people whom it has fanaticized in the hatred of Jews from their cradle, is a criminal organization that cultivates death.