The Israeli army accused Hamas of exploiting Gazans for its own political gain.
Palestinians near the Israel-Gaza fence Photo Credit: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit
IDF jets dropped leaflets across the Gaza Strip on Thursday calling on locals not to participate in the riots Hamas is planning for tomorrow.
“A wise man is a man who considers in advance the consequences of his actions,” the leaflets read. “If you consider that, you will come to the conclusion that approaching the fence or crossing it would be ill-advised and harmful.”
The leaflets also mentioned Iran’s desire “to burn up the region for its own religious and ethnic purposes.” The IDF called on Gazans “not to allow Hamas to turn you into hostages for its own political gain at the expense of the welfare and future of Gazans, especially the young ones.”
Last Friday’s protests drew worldwide criticism after the death of 21-year-old Razan al-Najjar, a Palestinian nurse who was evacuating wounded Palestinians, allegedly by Israeli sniper fire.
On Thursday, the IDF released a video showing Najjar throwing a gas grenade and acknowledging her role as a human shield for Hamas terrorists.