PM: Bor­der ri­ots are war­like acts, not protests

The Jerusalem Post - - FRONT PAGE - • By HERB KEINON

Prime Min­is­ter Ben­jamin Ne­tanyahu re­lated to the events in Gaza, say­ing that the “rel­a­tive quiet” there on Wed­nes­day was a re­sult of “our pre­pared­ness and the de­ter­mi­na­tion of the IDF sol­diers de­fend­ing our bor­ders.”

Ne­tanyahu, speak­ing at a re­cep­tion in the cap­i­tal for Gu­atemalan Pres­i­dent Jimmy Mo­rales, said that the ri­ots on the bor­der were not “civil­ian protests,” but rather “a war­like act by Ha­mas.”

He noted that a Ha­mas spokesman said that 50 of the 60 peo­ple killed there on Mon­day were Ha­mas mem­bers, some­thing that cor­re­sponded with Is­rael’s num­bers.

“Is­rael will con­tinue to de­fend it­self as nec­es­sary and will not al­low any­one who calls for its de­struc­tion to break into our bor­ders and threaten our communities,” he said. “We will pro­tect the State of Is­rael.”

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