Hamas Fire Kites Fly High

The Fellowship  |  January 9, 2019

This picture taken from the southern Israeli kibbutz of Nahal Oz across the border with the Gaza Strip shows a kite launched by Palestinian protesters stuck on a barbed wire fence on June 8, 2018. (Photo by JACK GUEZ / AFP) (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP via Getty Images)

Tensions have once again escalated on Israel’s southern border with Gaza, and much of the blame falls on the terrorist organization that rules the people in the Strip — Hamas. The Times of Israel’s intrepid Avi Issacharoff reports that not only is Hamas renewing violence against the Jewish state and her people, but is also renewing funding for the incendiary devices its terrorists launch in order to burn the Holy Land:

On Tuesday, the “Supreme National Authority for the March of Return and Breaking of the Siege,” the body officially behind the weekly border protests that the Hamas terror group has been encouraging since last March, called on the Palestinian public to participate extensively in marches near the fence on Friday.

Over the past two weeks, after a months-long lull, there has been an increase in the number of demonstrations close to the fence, and last Friday also saw a rise in the number of violent incidents at those protests.

There have also been attempts by Palestinians to break through the fence at several locations, and an explosives-laden drone attached to balloons was launched toward Israel on Sunday, followed by a rocket attack…

Palestinian sources in Gaza report that Hamas is planning to renew incendiary balloon attacks, along with the offensive tactics implemented in the weeks preceding the Qatari cash injection.

A week ago, Hamas officials met with the heads of the “kite unit,” as well as the leaders of the groups the so-called “tire unit” and a unit that carries out a variety of operations close to the border under the cover of darkness, such as demonstrations and attempts to damage the fence.

At that meeting, the unit heads received a new budget to prepare for the next round of violence…

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