More Palestinians were killed, wounded by Israeli troops in fresh Gaza border protests

Smoke billows behind a group of Palestinians during a tent city protest along the Israel border with Gaza. Ibraheem Abu Mustafa / Reuters
Smoke billows behind a group of Palestinians during a tent city protest along the Israel border with Gaza. Ibraheem Abu Mustafa / Reuters

At least three Palestinians were killed and dozens were reported wounded as hundreds converged on the Gaza Strip’s border fence with Israel on Friday, trying to rip through it before drawing heavy Israeli fire.

Palestinian health officials reported three people killed and 611 wounded, including 138 hit by live fire in incidents along the border throughout the day.

In Friday’s unrest, a large crowd gathered a few hundred metres from the border, with some throwing stones and setting tyres on fire in what has become a weekly occurrence.

Late in the afternoon, dozens of young men broke away from the larger protest, moving south about 200 metres and approaching the fence. The crowd then tried to break through the fence with hooks and wire cutters when Israeli forces opened fire. Witnesses said three protesters briefly crossed into Israel and turned around.

Hundreds of additional protesters ran to the scene, and the numbers quickly grew to several thousand. Israeli armoured vehicles sped to the site and fired barrages of tear gas. As gunfire erupted, the crowd dispersed. A dozen Palestinian ambulances jammed a dirt road lining up to evacuate the wounded. Some in the crowd shouted “shahid” (“martyr”) as bodies were taken away on stretchers.

‘Thwarted’ infiltration attempt

Israelis protest in solidarity with Gaza near the border. (Oren Ziv / Activestills.org)
Israelis protest in solidarity with Gaza near the border. (Oren Ziv / Activestills.org)

In a statement, the Israeli military said it had “thwarted” an attempted infiltration by Palestinian protesters.

It said “hundreds of rioters” tried to burn the fence and enter Israel. It said the crowd threw explosives, firebombs and rocks, and that troops opened fire “in accordance with the rules of engagement” and halted the crowd. It released a video showing a young Palestinian man placing a burning tyre along the fence in an apparent attempt to set it on fire. In another, a small group lobs stones at an Israeli military vehicle on the other side of the fence.

In other incidents, the military said Palestinian crowds rolled burning tyres, hurled rocks and flew kites with flaming objects attached with the goal of damaging the fence and other Israeli targets. It also released a photo appearing to show a group of youths tugging at barbed wire along the fence.

The marches, aimed in part at trying to break a decade-old border blockade, have been organised by Gaza’s militant Hamas rulers but have also been driven by widespread despair in the coastal territory of two million people.

Gaza organisers say the marches are also pressing for the “right of return” of refugees and their descendants to what is now Israel. Two-thirds of Gaza residents are descendants of refugees who fled or were expelled from properties during the war surrounding Israel’s creation in 1948. The protests are to culminate on May 15, the anniversary of Israel’s creation. Hamas organisers have made conflicting statements about whether they plan a mass border breach at some point.

Hamas’s supreme leader, Ismail Haniyeh, visited a protest camp in the southern town of Rafah, vowing larger protests in Gaza, the West Bank, Israel and among Palestinian refugees in other countries on May 15. “Our people will not slow down the protests until they get their rights,” he said.

The Israeli military has repeatedly said it will not allow Gazans to burst across the border. Israeli communities are located just a few hundred metres away.

However, Israel has come under heavy international criticism for allegedly using excessive force.

Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, the UN high commissioner for human rights, said Israeli troops have not heeded warnings by the United Nations and others, repeatedly using lethal force against unarmed protesters in the past month.

Gaza health officials say that four minors, including a 14-year-old boy, have been among the dead.

“The loss of life is deplorable, and the staggering number of injuries caused by live ammunition only confirms the sense that excessive force has been used against demonstrators – not once, not twice, but repeatedly,” the commissioner said.

Israel ‘diligently defending its sovereignty’

Mourners carry the body of Palestinian Faris al-Reqib, 29, who was killed during clashes at Israel-Gaza border, during his funeral in Khan Younis, in the southern Gaza Strip (photo credit: MOHAMMED SALEM/REUTERS)
Mourners carry the body of Palestinian Faris al-Reqib, 29, who was killed during clashes at Israel-Gaza border, during his funeral in Khan Younis, in the southern Gaza Strip (photo credit: MOHAMMED SALEM/REUTERS)

Israel’s UN ambassador, Danny Danon, said Israel is “diligently defending its sovereignty” and accused Zeid of encouraging Hamas’s “exploitation of civilians”. He said the commissioner is “not focused on human rights, but only with obsessively criticising Israel”.

Thousands have taken part in the Friday demonstrations from five protest tent camps, each set up several hundred metres from the border fence. Small groups usually move towards the fence, setting tyres ablaze to hamper the vision of the security forces while others throw stones or firebombs.

Israeli soldiers, including snipers taking cover behind sand berms, have responded by firing tear gas, rubber-coated steel pellets and live rounds.

Israel’s military has said troops are under orders to target “instigators”, but has also warned that anyone approaching or trying to damage the fence risks his life.

Rights groups have said such open-fire rules are unlawful because they allow soldiers to use potentially lethal force in situations where their lives are not in danger.

Israeli officials have said that some of the protesters in recent weeks tried to damage the border fence or plant explosives along it. Others have tried to set Israeli fields on fire on the other side of the fence by hurling improvised explosives or firebombs, or flying the flaming kites.

A group of Palestinian activists calling themselves “the tyres unit” arrived Friday on a truck laden with old tyres. A van mounted with loudspeakers followed the truck with chants and applause. Tyres were set ablaze, filling the air with thick smoke. With hooks and a long rope, the activists pulled at parts of the barbed wire adjacent to the fence.

(FRANCE 24 with AP)

  • Niemals

    Despite the fact that Israelis shows solidarity with Gaza near the border, I’m sure that the following Pallywood clumsiness will be added as a wound caused by Israeli troops…. https://twitter.com/OnlineMagazin/status/990194831187238913
    Any comment about the following Pallywood production?
    https://twitter.com/OnlineMagazin/status/990557012701442049
    After have seen it, I’m not surprised that Hamas is winning the propaganda war.

  • Rascal

    Yawn…….I still fathom to understand what the Pallie expect to achieve with violence. They are their OWN worst enemy. Learn to co-exist peacefully or face survival of the fittest.

    • Hind Abyad

      The zombie poster IQ showing.

      • vs

        go to hell witch silly cow

      • MaImequer0

        Daft mare…

        • vs

          Hi Malmequer0, we (and silly cow) were missing You.

          • MaImequer0

            Oh, thanks. I’ve been spending a lot of time in Montreal. Not really doing anything, just looking around and doing a little shopping for amateur “art”.

          • vs

            i’m still here even after was spammed my account
            but mostly i commenting on NotJErusalemPost, much more intelligent place
            Also i’m on wikimapia, if You like Art You are welcomed here http://old.wikimapia.org/#lat=-57.4258236&lon=-158.8082313&z=8&l=0&m=w You can move, zoom, click, edit map, add polygons, description in all languages, photos…

    • Omega

      You should fathom the fact that the nearly 2 million in Gaza are forcibly held on that piece of land by the neo-Nazi Israelis.

      • vs

        Gazans, welcome to Syria lol. OmegaHell infomoron

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  • Hannibal

    The genocide of a people and a culture under the eyes of all humanity.

    • Y K

      Reality check, pal: you, Bumbyad, and the rest of your ilk are not “humanity”. Unless one classifies cockroaches as human, that is.

      • Hind Abyad

        European Parliament motion for a resolution on the situation in the Gaza strip

        ..with request for inclusion in the agenda for a debate on cases of breaches of human rights, democracy and the rule of law.
        pursuant to Rule 135 of the Rules of Procedure
        on the situation in the Gaza strip (2018/2663(RSP))

        http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?pubRef=-//EP//TEXT+MOTION+B8-2018-0210+0+DOC+XML+V0//EN&language=de

        • vs

          infosharmuta, EP accused Hamas already on the situation
          Apr 19, 2018 – The European Parliament on Thursday overwhelmingly passed a resolution that denounces Hamas
          as a terrorist group that uses human shields, calls for Israel’s
          destruction and “seems to aim at escalating tensions” at the Gaza-Israel
          border

        • Hannibal

          Israel was supposed to be a kingdom of God but it turned into Israhell a kingdom of satan, the ugliest nation that ever existed, a nation of vipers and scorpions.

          • vs

            go to hell kannibal you are fake, infosharmuta

          • vs
          • Omega

            It was supposed to be upon the return of Messiah – except it hasn’t shown up yet. The ultra racist British oligarchs played that role in creating the problem (Hitler/Nazism) to a solution they have been designing since 1830 (the creation of a “Jewish” homeland in the ME (idea that originated with Gottfried Leibniz)). Most news swallowed it like trickle down. The similarities between fascism, neo-Nazi nationalism and Zionism in Israel aren’t coincidental.

          • Stanley Smith

            And then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the SON OF MAN COMING ON THE CLOUDS OF THE SKY with power and great glory.

          • Omega

            I hope you’re not holding your breath.

          • Stanley Smith

            I’m sure you’ll be out of breath! 🙂

          • Omega

            “Alleluia” !

            Aka “Praise ye Yah” !

            Aka “Praise Yahweh” !

            In reality: Praise Adonis/Adonai, the pagan Phoenicia God of Fertility.

          • Stanley Smith

            Adonai is the Hebrew translation for father! Get your facts straight…

          • Omega

            My facts are straight.

            When Jews read “YHWH”, they pronounce it “Adonai”.

            Yahweh is Adonai. One and the same and not a translation.

            Sorry to burst your bubble.

          • Stanley Smith

            None bursted!

            You’re playing with terms and I have no interest in proving a point.
            Your day meeting our Lord will come. Debate that with Him!

            Emmanuel!

          • Omega

            No play but facts. Besides, it’s not that you have no interest, it’s that you cannot.

            Emmanu-El you say. How about Samu-El? Or Isra-El? Or Ezeki-El? Or any name of Levantine origin ending in “El”? If you read outside religious fairytale books, you’d realize all have pagan roots.

          • Stanley Smith

            Good to know you believe you were created by mistake… Because you are one! Now let me enjoy watching Bayern play Real.

          • Omega

            A religious zealot loving football – who would have thought. Alleluiah!

          • Stanley Smith

            I only love God, my family and my country. I enjoy football…as simple as that!

          • Omega

            You didn’t have to justify yourself. Enjoy.

          • Stanley Smith

            I wasn’t trying to but thanks!

          • vs

            Hater OmegaHell not similar but really nazi Jews and West hater. Kiss mullahs asses

          • Omega

            You keep missing the point: Israel was created by the oligarchs of the British Empire as a bridgehead in the Middle East. It was to expand their hegemony. Jews were used to make it happen. Why do you think British agents recruited, financed and supported Hitler and Nazism?

            Israel is expected to behave like a rogue state. Everything about Israel, deep down to its core, is cunning British – the ideologies, the mythologies, and geopolitical strategies.

          • vs

            O.k. O.k. O.k. let’s say. But why British oligarchs worse than Russian, Persian, Saudi, French, Canadian, Chinese etc. etc. etc.? Why you so concentrated selecting Brits (or Israel or etc.) Why do not you think Eurape can not be whole organism with supporting even trash like Hitler by some stupid or corrupted representatives of humans? Continue to blame Israel stealing Iranian Intellectual Property f.e. lol
            Omega, i wish you start not to be corrupt and fake conspiracy theorist. You are not so bad, you can be even Israel Jews-Orabs-Druzes-Circassians friend

          • Omega

            You continue missing the point. It seems more important for you to live in constant fear on someone else’s land than finding out who put you there in the first place.

            If I were Jewish, I would be interested in knowing why the oligarchs of the British Empire recruited, financed and supported Hitler and Nazism. You call it “conspiracy theory” but the historical facts – albeit unknown to most and purposely suppressed in Germany and banned in Britain – do exist.

            You ask how are the British oligarchs worse than Russian, Persian, Saudi, French, Canadian, Chinese etc. oligarchs. In regards to this matter, the Russian, Persian, Saudi, French, Canadian, Chinese, etc oligarchs did not recruit, finance and support Hitler and Nazism. The British oligarchs did.

            You ask if Europe (I suppose you meant to say Germany) could not have supported Hiter on its own. Yes, it could have. But Nazism was not the result of a “sudden” German-rooted uprising as portrayed in most court history books and the mainstream narrative. Nazism was the decades-long planning of a movement of British origin aimed at crushing competitor Germany.

            Paul Joseph Goebbels did not refer to (British agent living in Germany) Houston Stewart Chamberlain as the pathbreaker/visionary of Nazism for any reason. It was Chamberlain who was the backbone of Nazism and Jewish hatred in Germany/Europe.

            Hitler himself expressed “his” wish to make of Germany a British model in Mein Kampf.

          • vs

            British oligarchs also infected Freddie by AIDS! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t99KH0TR-J4

          • Omega

            It’s your choice to remain in denial. I bet it helps you live with yourself as a Ukrainian residing on stolen Palestinian lands.

            About Freddie, are you sure it wasn’t your father who infected him. 😉

          • vs
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          • vs

            Earth belongs to everyone without monopoly. There are more lands not in use none wants to live here. Smart or stupid humans want to be or in crowd social or in wilderness free. I’m editing map. Map is not territory

          • Omega

            That’s one lame argument.

          • vs

            lame for corrupted you sure
            not belongs to your Allah

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          • vs

            Omega, forget Follytical FaLIEstine. Geo Palestine is All East Mediterranean Sea Shore from Sinai to Hatai. Please, no more FaLIEstinians, they are Soviet KGB Orabians from 1964. Your stolen liberal fundamentalist songs are over

          • Omega

            I am not lying. The people called Palestinians today have lived on the land for thousands of years – from the sea shore to Samaria/Judea.

            Besides, you’re Ukrainian.

          • vs

            You are wrong. Jews are Jews. Orabians are Orabians. Bedouins are Bedouins. Circassians are Circassians. Speaking own languages and with own traditions. Are you know FaLIEstinian language? Alphabet? Stop mental masturbating already. FaLIEstinian people invented in June 1964 by Soviet KGB and Egyptian Arafat, follytically corrected selected chosen part of Orabians

          • Omega

            I am not.

            A Jew is not a Jew. If it was, tell me what is the relation between a Yemeni Jew and Russsian Jew?

            Arab is about a language, not ethnicity or genetic (unless it’s about the Arabian Peninsula). Circassians are an ethnic group from the Caucasus region, what’s your point?

            The Lebanese people’s original language was Canaanite. The alphabet was Canaanite-Phoenician (clearly seen on King Hiram of Tyre’s sarcophagus). Canaanite has not be spoken since Aramaic and later Arabic replaced it. The alphabet was adopted by the Greeks who added four letters to it. It evolved to become today’s modern alphabet.

            The Palestinians are obviously not an invention since they have lived on the land for thousands of years. You have been fed Zionist lies and myths and parrot them without applying he slightest critical thinking.

          • vs

            You are mad. No more 1964 year invention FaLIEstinians like Soviets antiimperialists antizionists. They are Orabistinians now. You are parrot and lies are on your side. I clearly see your liberal fundamentalist “critical thinking” lol

          • Omega

            I asked you a question: what is the relation between a Yemeni Jew and Russian Jew?

            Palestinian nationalism started in the mid-late 18th when they demanded it from the Ottomans. That’s at least one century before 1964.

          • vs

            People like you can not rewrite or spoil history
            relation between a Yemeni Jew and Russian Jew is Jewish IDEA at least
            relation between you and silly cow is antisemitism

          • Omega

            When faced with facts, reach for the “anti-Semitic” fallacious card. How convenient, isn’t.

            You might want to know that “Semitic” is also about language. But I’m the one “rewriting” and “spoiling” history. Right.

          • vs

            antisemitic is about HATE of Jews, only, two key words
            antisemitic and semitic are not words antonyms
            i know “semitic” is about language but hardly HATE presented here. Don’t mess HATE with linguistics. Right?

          • Omega

            Anti-Semitism is a cunning fallacy used to thwart anyone who is critical of the British Israel scam.

            Get real.

          • vs

            scam is you, hitlerist. Real

          • vs

            You are fake or stupid. Relation between a Yemeni Jew and Russian Jew – they are JEWS and their both shelter is Land of Israel

          • Omega

            “Shelter”

            (laughing)

            Fear does make the cattle class obedient.

            There is no relation between a Yemeni Jew and Russian Jew other than religion.

          • vs
          • Omega

            Yes, fear. Israel was built on it. The books Israeli children grew up on portray Israel as the poor little lamb surrounded by wolves. That people surrounding you want to attack/kill you. Israel’s nuclear program acceptance was based on a deceitful fear propaganda after Israeli scientists and officials resigned in protest.

            You can the amenities in Israel, you still live in a golden cage. Cage.

          • vs

            You are really stupid know nothing because pretend to know everything. Israel is beautiful diversity and less prison in the World. No more Rashut Shidurism f.e. What you know about it? I’m 100% free, can work or not to work, doing what i want, writing little TL;DR books. Omega, open your brain, Kefala is YOUR system

          • Omega

            Never said Israel is not safe or free for Israelis. Read again: my point is how fear is the core of the Israeli upbringin. An imagined threat, reinforced with constant memories of the “Holocaust” and the mythical siege of Masada and self-victimization.

            Can you deny? You keep referring to Israel as shelter and others wanting to kill you.

          • vs

            Hitlerist, you can not harm me and my ideas. You are Kefala. Sit in your mental hole. I’m free israeli and proud to be.

          • Omega

            You’re an Ukrainian pretending to be Semitic and living on stolen lands.
            Instead of trying to convince me otherwise, focus your energy on upvoting your comments. I see you went from around 1000 to over 4500 in a matter of months. May I suggest you get a job or do the Americans taxpayers’ money take care of you?

          • vs

            What is it, your mental masturbation or shizophazia of silly cow? Stolen by Orabians lands are half of Africa, All ME, not Eurape yet. Omega, open your eyes and stupid hateful brain! I’m Jew 100%! In Israel, not America. Also my blood and idea. I’m commenting on NJP, something wrong with this? Omega, don’t play smart when you are stupid. But stupid is not big problem. Stop hate!

          • Omega

            You confused the statement of facts with hate. There again, you’re programmed that way. Zero critical thinking.

            So long Ukrainian pretending to be Semitic.

          • vs

            𐡋𐡊 𐡕𐡆𐡃𐡉𐡉𐡍 wish you in Aramaic

          • vs

            I’m Jew like all my ancestors. I can speak Ukrainian, so what?

          • Omega

            You don’t just speak it, you are ethnically Ukrainian.

            Your religious faith is Judaism. High chances are that you descend from the Khazars who mass-converted to Talmudism in 7AD.

          • vs

            You can leave your dreams to yourself. You are impudently know about me everything lol while you know nothing. I’m not religious or i have my own religion. You are primitive hitlerist want to kill, destroy idea i’m Jew

          • Omega

            (laughing)

            I just wrote Israelis wrongly believe people are after them to attack/kill them and here you are saying I want to kill.

            You confirmed what I’ve been saying all along: sraelis were raised in an imagined fear to be zombified and obedient.

          • vs

            hitlerist infosharmuta, i visited Sachsenhausen

          • Omega

            And? Where is the forensic evidence that millions of Jews were killed in gas chambers?
            Do you know how long it would have taken the Nazis to accomplish such abominable task?
            I’d suggest you use your brain a little but you’re too zombified.

          • vs

            are you copypasting you own comments, hitlerist infosharmuta? care about your hateful primitive brain, infofascist http://old.wikimapia.org/#lat=-58.0854877&lon=-158.2000053&z=16&l=0&m=w&v=1

          • vs

            Want you check my blood?

          • Omega

            Sure, show me your DNA test. Are you saying you have Levantine DNA?

          • vs

            suck dick of drunken monkey, hitlerist

          • Omega

            Very predictable: no DNA test attesting of your alledged Levantine ancestry.
            It’s time for you to wake up and learn your true history: you descend from a Khazaric people who converted to Talmudism in 7AD. Your DNA never had anything to do with the Levant.

          • vs

            Want you measure my scull, hitlerist infosharmuta?

          • Omega

            The propagandist memories of WW2 are in full throttle. Didn’t I just tell you the distorted narrative of WW2 is how they keep your ilk in a constant state of fear?
            I can careless how small or big your Khazarian skull measure but I know your IQ is in the low 10s.

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            because stupid yalibnan bot we need speak by images screenshots

          • Omega

            I agree. If only the “volunteers” at YaLiban could do more than copy-paste articles from other sites and collect Google Ads revenue.

        • Omega

          Resolutions have changed nothing and it won’t change now.

          British-Israel understands one thing and one thing only: force.

          • AlexanderAmproz

            The UN was named “Le Machin” by Charles de Gaulle…

            It’s at the best a US/UK/Zionist disgraced scam tool.

            It’s organized with the MSM to “roll in flour”
            the World Population to favor Wars
            for the US Neocolonial Empire
            Multi National Companies weird interests

            Except his creation, Israel never respect any !

            Every Day Israel show it’s a bogus and “Rogue”
            fascist Nazi Nuke State danger for the Planet !

          • vs

            Another one infosharmuta. Create your own UN, infofascist

          • Omega

            Never knew he called it that; quite accurate. The League of Nations morphed into the U.N. An organization made by and for those to created it. An absolute circus.

          • Hind Abyad
          • vs

            you can only enhance your mental masturbation on Jews, infomoron

        • MaImequer0

          Hey sweetie… Arik say’s hello ☻☻☻

    • vs

      another one infosharmuta – Kannibal. You don’t know what is really genocide and i wish you not know. Don’t throw falsification. Hamas, HA are humanity?

      • vs

        lol culture? suck dick of drunken monkey
        Kinnibal is antisemitic humanist lol

  • MaryTPresumptuous

    You wanted your own land for your own country. Gaza is part of that brave new world carved-out for you. Now stay on your side and out of the country you didn’t want to be a part of in the first place. If you stop trying to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, you could focus on building a better life for yourselves instead of envy.

  • Niemals

    Palestinian Authority cuts salaries of Gaza-based civil servants by 20 percent. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/063796170c1815138510cf6f4480b2d876549d448382e7005fb79d6ab34c885e.jpg

  • Niemals

    Abbas to Hamas:
    Keep children away from border riots.

    Mahmoud Abbas attacked Hamas during a Palestinian National Council (PNC) conference in Ramallah, and called on the terror organization to stop placing children at the front of its “March of Return” protests.

    “Keep the children away from border confrontations,” Abbas appealed. “We don’t want a generation with disabilities.”

  • Niemals

    Today 12th it’s Friday again and demonstrators arrived at the Gaza-Israel border for the last Friday of a six-week protest at the Gaza-Israel border.

    Organizers of the protest said they expected tens of thousands of Gazans at border encampments in the coming days.

    Did the organizers of the protest calculated how many Palestinians will be killed during the protest this weekend?

    The Palestinians (Hamas) are adding more Palestinian victims, as if the “Nakba” wasn’t enough, so the new generation of Palestinians are ‘invited’ to their additional catastrophe.

  • Niemals

    May 16th, the former Grand Mufti of Lebanon Mohammed Rashid Qabbani issued a fatwa according to which Palestinians and all Arabs and Muslims have a duty to wage Jihad “to liberate Palestine from the occupation of the Jews of the Balfour Declaration.” Sheikh Qabbani compared the liberation of Palestine today to the Jihad waged by the Prophet Muhammad, by Omar ibn Al-Khattab, and by Saladin, and declared that Islam forbids the Palestinians and all Arab and Muslim countries “to surrender, to reconcile, to make peace treaties, or to concede a single inch of Arab Palestinian land to the foreign Jewish occupiers.”
    Sheikh Qabbani’s address aired on Al-Mayadeen TV on May 16.

    We know too that Iran has provided Hamas’s Izz Al-Din Al-Qassam Brigades and other Gaza factions “a lot of money, equipment, and expertise.” from the interview that was aired on May 21 on the Lebanese Al-Mayadeen TV channel.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6d999a54c3a9609b2f64dd679f4cf24c1ee27950af61c440e7f48647d970e7d9.jpg
    Hamas leader in Gaza Yahya Sinwar said, in an interview with the Lebanese Al-Mayadeen TV channel, that with the help of Iran, Hamas has managed to significantly develop its capabilities. Sinwar added that Iran has provided Hamas’s Izz Al-Din Al-Qassam Brigades and other Gaza factions “a lot of money, equipment, and expertise.” He further said that his organization had “excellent” relations with Hizbullah and that there is coordination on an “almost daily” basis between the two organizations, and described Hamas’s relations with Iran, the IRGC, and Qasem Solimani as “strong and warm.”

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