Oct. 26, 2018
- Israel: There Is No Popular Protest in Gaza, Hamas Brings in Rioters on Buses – Judah Ari Gross
Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Friday said he was “hopeful” that Gaza would be calm over the coming weekend, without clashes between Palestinians and Israeli troops. “Yesterday and today, Qatari fuel trucks entered [Gaza], but one calm Friday in one weekend is still not a change. In order to see a trend, we need to see what happens at least until the end of November, and then we can reach conclusions one way or another,” he said.
Lieberman noted, “There is no ‘popular protest,’ rather there is organized violence that they [Hamas] control. When they want to raise the level of violence, they raise it. When they want to lower it, they lower it. No one comes to the fence by foot, they are all brought in transportation organized by Hamas.”
Lieberman also discussed Jordan’s decision not to renew leases on territory along the border farmed by Israel. “We’ll talk to them. We must speak with them, we must have negotiations, but I don’t see any change in our relationship with the Jordanians at the moment.” (Times of Israel)