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Israeli Government Lauds Soldiers for Protecting Border, Threatens to Target Terrorist Targets in Gaza Strip

  • Israel’s Brig Gen Ronen Manelis told media that Hamas is using the Palestinian 6-week long “Great March of Return” protest as a cover to launch attacks on Israel and that’s why warned of carrying out action against terrorist targets in Gaza Strip. While Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas held Israel sole responsible for 16 deaths along the Gaza-Israel border, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lauded efforts of the soldiers in “guarding the country's borders”. While Danny Danon (Ambassador of Israel to UN) blamed Hamas for the bloodshed, UN deputy political affairs chief Taye-Brook Zerihoun told the UN council that Israel must act in accordance with the agreed upon international human rights and humanitarian law.