Hamas sends 7-year-old girl to face the IDF, clearly sacrificing her well-being in order to gain some PR points.
The IDF has vowed to use all measures at its disposal to ensure that a planned Hamas-led mass march from Gaza onto Israel’s border on Friday would not escalate into a violent, mass-casualty incident. Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman and Maj. Gen. Yoav Mordechai, head of the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories, warned the terror group that the IDF would respond forcefully to any provocation.
“Anyone who approaches the border is endangering his life,” Mordechai warned, stressing the IDF’s message that it did not view the march as a peaceful civilian march, as Hamas has been claiming.
Nevertheless, roughly 20,000 Palestinians concentrated in six locations along the Gaza-Israel border in an attack against Israeli sovereignty, orchestrated by the Hamas terror organization. The demonstrators have been burning tires, throwing Molotov cocktails and stones at the border fence and at IDF forces.
Troops are responding using riot dispersal methods as well as gunfire to prevent attempts to damage Israeli security infrastructure and IDF troops.
By 4 p.m., six Palestinians were killed in the face-off with the IDF Friday and over 500 were injured.
Hamas also sent a seven-year-old girl to march toward the border fence, TPS reported. An IDF spokesman said troops made sure she returned to her parents safely. “The terrorist organization Hamas is cynically using women and children by sending them toward the fence and endangering their lives,” he stated.
A common tactic used by Hamas against Israel is the use of human shields, causing mass casualties in order to win a PR war.
Israel values the lives of Palestinian children, acting with great caution when it knows that Hamas is using children as human shields.