Hamas has called on Gazans to stop waving banners with swastikas during Friday’s border riots, Channel 12 reported. The terrorist group says it does not want “the Zionist occupation to use it to delegitimize the demonstrations.”

The new directive not to use a flag other than the Palestinian comes days after the Israeli army published photos of a swastika banner displaying the Nazi flag on Friday.


Meanwhile, a Hamas-affiliated TV channel, Al-Resalah, said weekly border protests would be canceled this week.  “to improve the situation for citizens and allow them to prepare for the holidays.”

“The National Commission for the March of Return and Breaking the Siege decided that events this week will be limited to performing Eid al-Adha prayers in the Malaka camp east of Gaza City and the Return camp east of Khan Younis,” the news statin said

Since March 2018, the Gaza Strip is the theater along the border fence with Israel, weekly protests usually accompanied by violence.