Palestinian terrorist shot in attempted stabbing attack.

A Palestinian attempted to stab Israelis but was shot and critically wounded in the process

Palestinian terrorist shot in attempted stabbing attack

A Palestinian was shot and wounded on Sunday as he attempted to stab an Israeli couple at a gas station near Mishor Adumim, an industrial park near the city of M’aale Adumim in Judea.

The terrorist approached a couple, a man and a woman, with a screwdriver in his hand and attacked them. An Israeli citizen drew his weapon and then shot and neutralized the terrorist.

No Israelis incurred bodily harm in the attack, but three were treated by medics for shock.

Gaza Hamas leader vows to ‘breach the borders and pray at Al-Aqsa’.

As 7 Gazans killed in violence at fence, Yahya Sinwar tells protesters Strip is ready to explode in Israel’s face, claims the ‘conspiracy of besieging Gaza has failed’.

Yahya Sinwar, leader of Hamas in the Gaza Strip, speaks during a protest east of Khan Younis, in the southern Gaza Strip on April 6, 2018. (AFP/Said Khatib)

Yahya Sinwar, leader of Hamas in the Gaza Strip, speaks during a protest east of Khan Younis, in the southern Gaza Strip on April 6, 2018. (AFP/Said Khatib)

As thousands of Palestinians demonstrated along the Gaza border on Friday, Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar, speaking before protesters, warned that the Strip was ready to “explode in the face of the occupation.”

He said the world should “wait for our great move, when we breach the borders and pray at Al-Aqsa,” referring to the major Muslim shrine in Jerusalem.

Arriving at one of the demonstration sites, Sinwar received a hero’s welcome. He was surrounded by hundreds of supporters who chanted, “We are going to Jerusalem, millions of martyrs.”

Friday’s violent demonstration was the second of what Gaza’s ruling Hamas terror group said would be several weeks of “March of Return” protests which Hamas leaders say ultimately aim to see the removal of the border and the liberation of Palestine.

Tens of thousands of Palestinians gathered along the Gaza border, burning tires and throwing firebombs and rocks at Israeli soldiers, who responded with tear gas and live fire, the army and witnesses said.

Hamas said seven Gazans were killed by Israeli fire as of 8:30 p.m. The IDF said it thwarted multiple efforts to breach the border fence — and that it used live fire to do so in some instances — as well as attempts to activate bombs against the troops under the cover of smoke.

“Rioters have attempted to damage and cross the security fence under the cover of smoke from their burning tires. They also attempted to carry out terror attacks and hurl explosive devices and firebombs,” the IDF said on Friday evening. “Our forces prevented breaches” of the fence.

Sinwar said his terror group was “following in the path of martyr Yasser Arafat in resisting the enemy” and that the “conspiracy of besieging the Gaza Strip, with the hope that its residents would revolt against Hamas, has failed.

“They thought that by putting pressure on the Gaza Strip, the masses would revolt against the Palestinian resistance,” he said.

Gaza-Israel border: Clashes ‘leave 18 Palestinians dead and many more injured’

Palestinian officials say at least 18 people have been killed by Israeli forces and hundreds more wounded during protests at the Gaza-Israeli border. Palestinians screaming DEATH TO ALL JEWS are crying brutality. What would you do if you country were invaded?

Palestinian officials say at least 16 people have been killed by Israeli forces and hundreds more wounded during protests at the Gaza-Israeli border.

Thousands had marched to the border at the start of a six-week protest, dubbed the Great March of Return.

The Israeli military said soldiers had opened fire after rioting.

UN Security Council members meeting in New York have called for an investigation into the violence.

Palestinians have pitched five camps near the border for the protest. They are demanding that refugees be allowed to return to homes that are now in Israel.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas urged the UN Security Council to help provide “protection for our Palestinian people”.

“I… place full responsibility on the Israeli authorities for the loss of the martyrs who were killed today,” he said.

What happened at the border?

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said there were about 17,000 Palestinians in five locations near the border fence. It said it had “enforced a closed military zone” in the area surrounding Gaza.

Although most protesters stayed in the encampments, some groups of youths ignored organisers’ calls to stay away from the fence and headed closer to Israeli positions.

Image copyrightAFPIsraeli soldiers lie along an earth barrier along the border with the Gaza strip in the southern Israeli kibbutz of Nahal Oz on March 30, 2018
Image captionIsraeli soldiers maintained a close watch on the border protests

The IDF said troops were “firing towards the main instigators” to break up rioting that included petrol bombs and stones being thrown at the fence.

A spokesman said all those who were killed had been trying to breach or damage the border fence, the Jerusalem Post reports.

Israel said it had targeted sites of the Hamas militant group.

Israel deployed tanks and snipers. Witnesses said a drone had been used in at least one location to drop tear gas.

Will the protests lead to a military escalation?

US Ambassador Friedman Slams Palestinians for Silence After Deadly Attacks.

Responding to US criticism of the Palestinian leadership for its silence in the wake of deadly attacks and for funding terror, the PA questions US objectivity in the conflict and avoids the point.

David Friedman

US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman condemned the Palestinian Authority (PA) for its silence in the wake of two recent terror attacks that claimed the lives of three young Israeli men, The Jerusalem Post reported.

Another two victims were seriously wounded, one critically.

In a tweet, Friedman stated, “Tragedy in Israel. 2 young soldiers, Netanel Kahalani and Ziv Daos, murdered in the North, and father of 4, Adiel Kolman, murdered in Jerusalem, by Palestinian terrorists. Such brutality and no condemnation from the PA! I pray for the families and the wounded – so much sadness,” according to the Post.

In early February, the Post added, Friedman commented on a deadly terror attack in Ariel, Samaria, attacking the Palestinian leadership for praising the terrorist. In response to that tweet, PA President Mahmoud Abbas’s spokesman, Nabil Abu Rudeineh, said that “the statements by the US ambassador lead us to wonder about the ambassador’s relationship with the occupation: Does he represent the US or Israel?”

Similarly, the Post continued, in January after the murder of another Israeli in Samaria, the ambassador tweeted, “An Israeli father of six was killed last night in cold blood by Palestinian terrorists. Hamas praises the killers and PA laws will provide them financial rewards. Look no further to why there is no peace. Praying for the bereaved Shevach family.”

The PA responded, “The American ambassador in Tel Aviv is known for his predetermined positions, which reflect a total bias in favor of the occupation and settlement,” the Post said.