Why Hamas Needs Israel’s Conflict With Gaza to Explode Again

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(Worthy News) - For days, agitated Israeli officials warned of an imminent “ecological disaster” in anticipation of Friday’s massive protest at the border with the Gaza Strip, where Hamas, the ruling Palestinian Islamist militia, readied tens of thousands of tires to be set on fire.

The Israeli army equipped teams with particle gauges and Maj. Gen. Yoav Mordechai, coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories—the Israeli army’s branch that oversees all contact with Gaza—wrote a letter to the World Health Organization cautioning that “the burning of tires in such a huge quantity will cause severe damage to the ecosystem in the area, will severely harm the life, the flora and health of the residents, and will add to the severe damage to the aquifer and lead to unprecedented air pollution.”

As it turned out, wind patterns ensured that any pollution resulting from today’s rally, the second consecutive demonstration out of six that are planned, blew back over Gaza, one of the most beleaguered places on earth, a tiny strip of land locked between Israel, Egypt and the Mediterranean Sea, in which almost two million Palestinians reside. [ Source: Daily Beast (Read More...) ]

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