Even as Palestinian protesters have spent the better part of this year violently rioting on Gaza's border with Israel, those of us who stand for Israel knew the point of the protests was not as altruistic as Palestinian leadership claimed. And now we have proof. Ynet News' Elior Levy reports that Hamas' leader has admitted that the "Marches of Return" were put on in order to take pressure off of the Gaza terror group and to put pressure onto Israel:
Gaza’s Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar openly admitted on Tuesday that the weekly “March of Return” protests staged on the Gaza border in recent months were intended to avert an internal crisis and divert pressure onto the Israelis.
“After the reconciliation efforts (between Hamas and Fatah) reached an impasse, a number of factions planned to cause an internal explosion in the Gaza Strip, but the Marches of Return thwarted the plan,” Sinwar said during a Hamas conference in the coastal enclave.
“Palestinian officials collaborated with Israeli intelligence in order to sabotage the reconciliation efforts,” he claimed.
Sinwar also said that no arrangement has been reached with Israel to put an end to daily hostilities, despite the quiet that has prevailed on the volatile border in recent days...