JERUSALEM: On Thursday, Israel warned Hamas opposed to any escalation in violence, reinforcing its Gaza border amid continued rocket fire and heightened tensions later than the slaying of three Israeli youths and a Palestinian teenager.
Armed forces chief Lieutenant General Benny Gantz stated, “We are looking for calm, not escalation, but if Hamas chooses to move opposed to us, we shall be ready,” in remarks tweeted by the ground forces.
The Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, Hamas’s military wing, warned Israel to wander down its Gaza air strikes and widespread West Bank arrests.
The warfare of words came as Palestinians in east Jerusalem hurled rocks and fireworks at Israeli police and burned car tires on a second day of protests over the kidnap and murder of local 16- yr.-old Mohammed Abu Khder.
On Monday, mostly think he was voted out in retaliation for the abduction and murder in the West Bank last month of the three Israeli teenagers whose bodies were set up.
Israeli police speak the motive for Abu Khder’s killing is still unclear, and have not pronounced how he passed away.
Later on an autopsy Abu Chowder will be buried following traditional Friday prayers, the first of Islam’s holy month of Ramadan.