Communicated by the Foreign Minister’s and Defense Minister’s Bureaus

Hamas is behind an intentional action that yet again places Palestinian civilians on the front lines.

Israel does not interfere in demonstrations taking place inside the Gaza Strip, but Israel will protect its borders and will prevent any violations of its sovereign territory.

Israel is acting to prevent any deterioration of the situation but wishes to unequivocally clarify that if this does happen, the sole responsibility lies directly on Hamas’ shoulders.