Israel-Gaza protests/fighting

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Mon May 14, 2018 1:10 pm

Figured I'd start this since nobody else has, early reports saying up to 38 dead and 1,000+ injured so far with rumors of a border storm by Gaza protesters with IDF firing on them.
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Mon May 14, 2018 4:01 pm

well its not very suprising. But the numbers are quite high I kinda can not expect anymore then a few deaths. We living in a messed up world and, hey as long as we have facebook and other shit to distract us from stuff like this noone will care.

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Mon May 14, 2018 4:33 pm

52 dead, 2,400 injured so far, major need for blood for transfusions, Gaza protesters are trying to storm the border for the second time.
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Mon May 14, 2018 4:53 pm

Did anyone see the opening sequence of Robocop (2014), depicting a hypothetical US occupied Tehran?
What happens in that, and what is happening here looks like a new strategy, and a very dangerous one if Israel doesn't adjust it's tactics and RoE. It looks like a hybrid cross of a doctrine of (relative) nonviolence combined with jijadi martyrdom.
If this spirals into a new Intefada, it will be something we haven't seen before.

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Mon May 14, 2018 4:57 pm

If they haven abandoned their tactics of trying to kill israelis by martyrdom, and now are focused on waging a media and image war through getting themselves killed visibly in front of the world, I'm afraid the IDF won't know how to adapt their response in time.

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Mon May 14, 2018 5:22 pm

I'm quite out of the loop right now and will be for another 3 hours so this might have already happened, but I think these protests will end in heavy airstrikes and rocket fire from both Gaza and Israel or Gaza and West Bank get set on fire (saw rumors of that going around earlier, don't know how legit it is). I'm also wondering if Syria/Iran will try to take advantage of so many of the IDF forces being occupied with the protests, I know at LEAST 15,000 Israeli soldiers are along the border now attempting to deal with the protests, tomorrow should be just as interesting as well.
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Mon May 14, 2018 5:25 pm

It sounds like the demonstrations are winding down for the day, and that Hamas has ordered demonstrators to disperse, although I've also heard rumors that Hamas has denied this. There have also been reports of limited air strikes against Hamas Targets in Gaza, as you expected.
I think we wont know where this is going until morning comes.

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Mon May 14, 2018 5:28 pm

Now comes the time to watch for heavy Israeli air and rocket attacks, they like to attack at night and it is currently 8:27pm there, probably won't see anything for the next 2-3 hours, but after that, it seems possible.
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Mon May 14, 2018 5:42 pm

Name the thread Gaza massacre. That corresponds to reality.

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Mon May 14, 2018 6:13 pm

UPDATE: South Africa has withdrawn it's ambassador to Israel afyer at least 52 Palestinians werw killed during protests and riots alongside the security fence between Gaza and Israel.

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