What Is Happening On The Israel- Gaza Border?

It has been over a week since the first violent protest on the Israel- Gaza border. Hamas is negotiating with Israeli government about the Qatari money, meant to improve the lives of the Palestinians in Gaza, yet both sides didn’t reach an agreement. As a result, Hamas calls to all Palestinian citizens in Gaza to protest.

However, in one of the protests, an armed terrorist approached to the border and shot as point- blank range, Israeli Border Police Barel Shmueli, who is still fighting for his life. Israeli government has received a lot of criticism for its conduct in relation to the soldiers and the commands given to them. How is it possible that a terrorist approaches to the border and not only wasn’t stopped but also could injure an Israeli soldier with almost nothing to stop him?

Hamas also launched incendiary balloons, that burn Israeli agricultural fields in the area, and harm the livelihood of farmers. Again, Israeli government didn’t respond and received a lot of criticism for that as well. Only after a few days of going back and forth with Hamas, Israel attacked terror target in Gaza.

Last Friday, Prime Minister Naftali Benett met President of the United States, Joe Biden and as part of the meeting, discussed the Palestinian situation in Gaza. President Biden promised to help ensure the safety of Israel agains terrorism and reach peach with the Palestinians. At the moment, the protests on the border continue, as well as launching of incendiary balloons and Israeli attack of terror targets in Gaza.

As for today, over 100 cars were sent to Gaza today and there are over 500 cars intended to be sent soon! In addition, Egypt wants to re-open Rafiah Crossing for the citizens as long as Hamas shows more interest in finding a common ground with Israel.

I wish that leaders of both sides will be able to put personal interests aside, reach an agreement and stop the violent riots on the border. Moreover, I really hope citizens of both Israel and Gaza will be able to enjoy safety and peace soon.

Israeli Border Police, Barel Shmueli shot from a point- blank range
Palestinians’ protest on the Israeli- Gaza border

Israel is Under Attack

For the past 6 days, over 2000 rockets were fired to Israel from the Gaza Strip. As a soldier serving in the area, I can tell that I can understand the struggle of the citizens living close to the border. There is no time to relax from the “Red Alert” sirens and the time to get to the shelters is 10 seconds at best.

Southern Israel is on fire. The realization that so many people are in danger and it is my friends and I how are standing up front protecting the country. So many places in the country are on fire and the situation between the Jewish and the Arab citizens in the country is getting worse.

All I can hope for is that we will be able to live peacefully together, if not completely then at least the way we were before.

I got to be home for the weekend, take a little rest from the craziness of what is going on. There are sirens in Tel Aviv, and now I know that there is no a safe place. To be honest, I want to go back to base as soon as possible and help my friends fight for peace and the safety of our citizens.

There is one thing I want to make clear: Israel is not attacking Gaza! Israel is DEFENDING herself from Hamas’s rockets and its terrorists, trying to cross the borders to harm Israeli citizens and soldiers. Hamas uses its own citizen to protect its own political interests. Don’t let the media fool you! Don’t blindly follow your favourite celebrities! Read more about the situation. Educate yourself, your friends and communities.

There are so many people doing so much to ensure safety and peace. Don’t take it for granted!

Help Israel and share the truth about what is going on! We all deserve to live in peace with our neighbours. Protect our families and friends. Both Israel and Gaza need our global community to understand what Hamas does with its power.

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