IDF spokesperson to mothers in Gaza: Protect your children

In a video released on Saturday, IDF Arabic spokesperson warned that a child who throws stones at IDF troops "is not a hero."

A Palestinian woman shouts slogans during a March of Return protest at the border fence between Israel and Gaza, east of Gaza City August 31, 2018.  (photo credit: MOHAMMED SALEM/ REUTERS)
A Palestinian woman shouts slogans during a March of Return protest at the border fence between Israel and Gaza, east of Gaza City August 31, 2018.
(photo credit: MOHAMMED SALEM/ REUTERS)
The IDF's Arabic spokesperson released a video in which mothers in the Hamas-controlled territory of Gaza were called to "protect the lives of their children."
As mass protests erupted along the Gaza Strip border on Saturday, the video warned against incitement, stressing that "a child who throws stones [on IDF troops] is not a hero."

 

Forty thousand protesters gathered along the Gaza border on Saturday afternoon as a part of the "March of Return" protests, inciting violence with stone-throwing and tire-burning.
 
Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh joined the riots along with members of the Egyptian intelligence, Palestinian media reported. 
 
Living conditions under the Islamic terrorist group Hamas has deteriorated so badly young people are willing to join the massive protests in exchange for a sandwich and a promise to have access to free Wi-Fi, Haaretz reported on Friday.