Here's a few quick tips for telling apart a peaceful protest and violent assault.
1. Peaceful protesters bring signs. Violent attackers bring cleavers and bombs.
2. Peaceful protesters seek a peaceful resolution. Violent attackers want to kill or be killed.
3. Peaceful protests are organized by peaceful organizations. When a terrorist group like Hamas organizers a protest, it's never going to be peaceful.
#Hamas encourages the rioters taking part in the violence on the Israel-#Gaza fence to bring knives & guns with them, and to kidnap Israeli civilians.— Israel Foreign Min. (@IsraelMFA) May 14, 2018
Nothing peaceful about that. pic.twitter.com/fVchEyDT22
A short while ago, 3 terrorists attempted to place an explosive device near the security fence in Rafah, under the cover of violent riots. In response, the IDF fired at the terrorists, who were killed pic.twitter.com/LFRRyfHDzl— IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) May 14, 2018
This is what a border infiltration from #Gaza into #Israel looks like. See the man (0:30) clutching a meat cleaver? Imagine hundreds like him coming into Israeli territory, hoping to murder as many Israelis as possible.— Emanuel Miller (@emanumiller) May 14, 2018
This is what Israel is up against. pic.twitter.com/97c9jvEWOT
Look at this picture from #Gaza. Bottles filled with flammable liquids, being made into molotov cocktails.— Emanuel Miller (@emanumiller) May 14, 2018
But that's not all; look at the cardboard holding them. The writing is Hebrew. The crate formerly took Israeli fruit/veg to Gaza.
Seem like a fair exchange to you? pic.twitter.com/Nr8xLqWZ4g