A Palestinian journalist has described in detail how Hamas operatives take children in buses to protest against Israel on the Gaza border.
In a new documentary released by TPS, the journalist, whose face is blurred and his voice distorted for security reasons, says he has witnessed Hamas operatives taking chairs and sitting nearby the fence eating seeds and watching people die.
“They bring children to the playgrounds and let them play and then encourage them to do whatever they can to get close to the fence,” the journalist told TPS.
The documentary focuses on the March of Return riots, which started in March of last year. Some 2,200 terror-related incidents have been reported since the start of the riots - a combination of gunfire, explosive device and molotov cocktail attacks.
One IDF soldier has been killed and several more wounded. By Palestinian estimates, more than 200 people have been killed, including children.
“The goal is to bias the general public opinion because the general public opinion is that the kids are safe,” the journalist told TPS. “They [Hamas] exploit this to claim that Israel is killing our children.”