Hamas renews funding for incendiary kite units ahead of expected escalation

The Times of Israel reports: “An Egyptian security delegation is expected to arrive in Gaza in the coming days in an attempt to prevent a deterioration in the security situation along the border with Israel this weekend.

On Tuesday, the ‘Supreme National Authority for the March of Return and Breaking of the Siege,’ the body officially behind the weekly border protests that the Hamas terror group has been encouraging since last March, called on the Palestinian public to participate extensively in marches near the fence on Friday.

Over the past two weeks, after a months-long lull, there has been an increase in the number of demonstrations close to the fence, and last Friday also saw a rise in the number of violent incidents at those protests.

There have also been attempts by Palestinians to break through the fence at several locations, and an explosives-laden drone attached to balloons was launched toward Israel on Sunday, followed by a rocket attack.

These moves have been interpreted by Israel as an attempt by Hamas to renew hostilities in light of its ongoing failure to change the reality of life in Gaza…”

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