An emergency meeting was called by the UN Security Council to discuss the growing violence along the Gaza boarder. Nearly 50 Palestinians have been killed as fights continue with Israeli troops. Aviv Ezra is the Consul General of Israel to the Midwest and explains the situation
Ezra says, “At the end of the day for me it is very clear. I don’t think there is any connection between what is happening now in the Gaza Strip and between what is happening in Jerusalem. The reason is you have Hamas, a terror organization that all of us are familiar with the fact that since 2007 they have taken control of the Gaza Strip and they are orchestrating and leading a recent wave of violence from Gaza that is aimed at breaking our fence, storming with thousands of violators and attacking Israeli civilians.”
Ezra says it is our duty and our right to protect the innocent civilians on the outside. The Trump Administration also accuses Hamas for the violence.
Ezra says, “People are saying that President Trump made the decision about moving the embassy there and you can see now the effects of the peace process. I say what peace process.” He says there has been plenty of time to come to the table and discuss peace. He says, “If until now they had 100 reasons not to come to the table, 100 excuses, now they have 101 excuses.”
The attacks follow several weeks of protests at the border by Palestinians.