Expecting unrest, IDF drops leaflets warning Gazans not to approach border fence

Expecting a renewal of rioting on Friday along the Gaza border fence, IDF planes dropped leaflets warning Gaza’s residents not to test Israel’s resolve. 

By: World Israel News Staff

The IDF warned Gaza residents not to approach the border fence in leaflets that were dropped from aircrafts ahead of Friday’s planned protests the IDF spokesperson’s unit said.

Pawns at the hands of Hamas was the way the IDF described Gaza’s residents who were being used to further the goals of Hamas.

“For your own benefit, you are better off not taking part in the violent riots on the fence and not to cross the border,” the pamphlets said.

This week marks the 51st anniversary of Israel’s victory in the Six Day War.

Palestinians remember the day as “Naksa” in Arabic, or setback, and it is commemorated by Palestinians as day to riot, demonstrate and confront IDF troops in Judea, Samaria and Gaza.

Tuesday, which officially marked Naksa Day, came and went with few incidents.

Officials in Israel had feared the commemoration could see a return to violent protests on the Gaza border, though military officials now believe Gazans will wait until Friday, when major  protests have been held to mark Quds Day, the last Friday of the month of Ramadan.

A million people are expected to participate in protests throughout Israel according to Palestinian organizers of “al-Quds Day” activities.

Meanwhile, Iran, also known as the Islamic Republic , has used the day of al-Quds (Arabic for Jerusalem) since 1979 as part of its anti-Israel activities.

Iran’s Press TV is pushing this year’s al-Quds Day as an annual solidarity event with Palestinians “under Israeli occupation.”

London and Toronto are expected to host al-Quds Day activities, as will 800 cities worldwide. The Toronto Quds Day organizers say the day is for “justice, peace and love” to “counter Islamophobia” and “racism” while opposing “Zionism and Israeli war crimes.”