Exhibit One (from the Times of Israel):
Hamas threatens to launch 5,000 fire kites, balloons Friday
Terror group prepares for fresh protests on Gaza border, warns Israeli communities will ‘live under a siege of kites’
Hamas on Thursday threatened to send 5,000 fire kites and balloons deep into Israeli territory on Friday, when the Gaza border will see another of the weekly “March of Return” mass protests, Palestinian and Israeli media reported.
The Palestinian terror group, the de facto ruler in the Strip, said at a press conference that the incendiary devices will be launched from various locations in Gaza during the protest, which will also mark the first day of the Eid al-Fitr Muslim holiday.
And here is Exhibit Two (also from the Times of Israel):
IDF fires warning shot at Gazans preparing ‘fire balloons’, launches airstrike
Palestinians say missile launched by Israeli drone caused no injuries, in second such incident in less than a day
The Israeli military fired a warning shot at a group of Palestinians who were preparing to launch an incendiary helium balloon toward Israel from the central Gaza Strip on Thursday afternoon, followed by another airstrike on “infrastructure” to prepare the arson devices.
“A short while ago, an aircraft fired a warning shot at a cell that was preparing to launch incendiary balloons in order to drive them away,” the military said in a statement.
A short while later, the Israel Defense Forces said it carried out an airstrike in the same area. The army identified the target as “infrastructure,” but would not elaborate.
According to media reports, the “infrastructure” was an outdoor facility that was being used by the cell to inflate the balloons and make the incendiary devices.
So tomorrow, the kite offensive will continue, and Israel will have to take serious military action.
I could be wrong, but I don’t see any meaningful outrage from the West about this naked terrorism. I don’t see so called pro-Palestinian supporters rising up in their masses, fessing up that this is an act of war, not to say counter productive, and denouncing it. The threat somewhat flies in the face of suggestions that these protests are peaceful. But never mind that. For now.
Anyway, I predict that tomorrow’s later headlines will include something along the following lines:
Gaza Kite Club Blown Up by Israeli Jets
Hamas Cultural Wing Youth Leader (Kite Section) Killed by Israeli Sniper
Innocent Kite Flyers Shot by IDF
Peaceful Kite Protesters Badly Wounded by
Palestinian Youth Burned by Petrol Set Alight by IDF
EU Criticizes Israel for Disproportionate Response to Kids’ Kites
I am sure you can come up with your own suggestions. Unfortunately, based on past events, the real headlines are bound to include some that are more offensive.
Hey BBC, the Independent and the Guardian, I am looking at you…