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Israel Today has published numerous interviews with Palestinian residents of the Gaza Strip who paint a dire picture of life under Hamas rule.

By Ryan Jones | | Topics: palestinians
Israeli Prison
Photo: Nati Shohat /Flash90.

But words are one thing, and often actions speak louder than a thousand of them, or so the saying goes. A recent incident, which was by no means unique, demonstrated just how true our past interviewees spoke. In fact, they might have been downplaying the situation a bit, perhaps out of a fear that Hamas would learn they had spoken to us, an Israeli news agency.

As to that recent incident, it involved a Palestinian man being arrested by Israeli forces in November after penetrating the Gaza security fence and setting fire to a greenhouse in Moshav Netiv Ha’asara, a small Israeli village in the Gaza periphery. Nothing particularly interesting to see here. But then Israeli investigators dug a bit deeper and realized this man had conducted similar infiltrations on seven separate occasions since 2012. Each time, he had been captured and sent back to Gaza.

The Palestinian man claimed to have...

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