Drones drop tear gas on thousands of Palestinians as they swarm the border, burn photos of Trump, and vow to protest for weeks until US embassy moves to Jerusalem
“For thus saith the LORD, That after seventy years be accomplished at Babylon I will visit you, and perform my good word toward you, in causing you to return to this place.”Jeremiah 29:10 (KJV)
EDITOR’S NOTE: As we have been telling you for well over a year now, the month of May and specifically dates on or around the 14th of May are going to be an intense time of potential fulfillment of Bible prophecy. Now we see Palestinian protesters acknowledging that date as well by vowing to continue the riots until May 15th. Since the riots started just yesterday, 16 people are dead with thousands more injured, and things are just getting started. Jeremiah says that “after 70 years” the LORD will again visit Israel. That’s exactly 6 weeks and counting from today. Datesetting? Nope, just looking across the bow of the boat and seeing the advancing march of Bible prophecy coming right at us like a freight train. The battle for Jerusalem rages on, now the end begins…
PA leader Mahmoud Abbas said on Friday that Israel is responsible for the deaths of Gazan protesters who participated in the Friday riots near the border fence.
”The marches today prove that the Palestinian people will not aid any plan that wishes to close the lid on the Palestinian issue”, he said.
”Jerusalem will remain Arab,” said Abbas.
The US decision to recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital angered many in the Arab and Muslim world, leading some Palestinians to argue that the US may no longer be a suitable peace negotiator between Israelis and Palestinians.
Sixteen Palestinians died as a result of taking part in the Friday riots at the border fence near the Gaza strip, said Ashraf al-Qidra, a spokesman for the Hamas-run Health Ministry In Gaza. He also stated that 1,416 protesters had been injured.
The Palestinians “will never recognize the Zionist entity and will never give up on Palestinian land, and on Jerusalem; the city is ours and there is no solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict without the ‘right of return,’” Haniyeh said, according to a Hebrew translation by the Walla news site.
The IDF stated that over 30,000 people had taken part in the riots and that the IDF snipers used live ammunition only in cases when the fence was about to be breached or when IDF troops were about to be shot at.
Two terrorists had been spotted and neutralized by IDF forces near the border fence on Seder night during Friday evening.
Saturday had been declared a day of national mourning by the Palestinian Authority to honor the protesters who died. source
The Israeli military said Saturday that if violence drags on along the Gaza border, Israel will expand its reaction to strike the terrorists behind it.
IDF Spokesman Brig. Gen. Ronen Manelis said the military has thus far restricted its response to those trying to breach its border, but if attacks continue it will go after terrorists “in other places, too.”
Thousands of Palestinians marched to Gaza’s border with Israel on Friday in the largest such demonstration in recent memory, calling for Palestinians to be allowed to return to land that their ancestors fled from in Israel’s 1948 War of Independence.
Friday’s clashes were the deadliest in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict since the 2014 Gaza War. Israeli troops used live ammunition, rubber bullets and tear gas to keep thousands of Gazans from trying to approach the border fence. The military said protesters threw firebombs and rocks at soldiers, rolled burning tires at them and in one incident opened fire.
On Friday evening, Gaza’s Hamas leaders called on protesters to retreat from the border area until Saturday.
Protest organizers have said mass marches would continue until May 15, the 70th anniversary of Israel’s creation. Palestinians mark that date as their “nakba,” or catastrophe, when hundreds of thousands were uprooted during the 1948 war over Israel’s creation. The vast majority of Gaza’s 2 million people are descendants of Palestinians who fled or were driven from homes in what is now Israel. source