IDf says ‘massively reinforced’ Gaza border will protect Israeli civilians

The IDF says it has set up several layers of security around the Gaza border in case of a massive breach by Palestinian protesters.

Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus says forces have been “massively reinforced” along the front lines of the border. But he says additional layers of forces have been stationed inside Israeli communities, and between communities, to defend Israeli civilians in case of a breach.

Conricus says that “even if the fence is breached, we will be able to protect Israeli civilians from attempts to massacre or kidnap or kill them.”

The Hamas organizers of the Palestinian protests have signaled that thousands of people may try to break through the fence.

— AP

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