Weekly Security Digest – May 20

May 20, 2018

"Hamas Leader Says 50 Members Killed in Gaza Protests" - The National Review

Welcome to the Weekly Security Digest, a weekend publication of the critical national security stories you might have missed.

Here are the headlines.

Media Do Hamas’ Dirty Work, Claim Israel Is Killing ‘Protesters.’ That’s A Lie.

As reported by the Daily Wire

On Monday, in an attempt to depict America’s decision to open its embassy in Jerusalem as a provocative act of incitement, Hamas-backed terrorists attacked the Gaza border en masse, seeking to harm Israeli soldiers and invade Israeli territory. Israeli soldiers were forced to respond, and some 50-plus Palestinians have now been killed. The media dutifully reported the Hamas line, suggesting that Israel was to blame for the violence against “protesters.”

The U.S. Embassy Move: A Powerful Message, America Will Stand By Our Friends

As reported by The Jerusalem Post

Recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and relocating the US embassy sends a powerful message that America will stand by our friends and allies, and we will stand up to our enemies. Moreover, it furthers the chances of peace in the Middle East by demonstrating that America’s support for Israel is unconditional, and will not be bullied by global media opinion.

Hamas Leader Says 50 Members Killed in Gaza Protests

As reported by the National Review

A Hamas official has claimed that 50 members of the Palestinian terror group were among those killed by Israeli fire during Monday’s mass protests at the Gaza border. Hamas leader Salah Bardawil said in a televised interview that of the “62 people martyred, 50 were Hamas.”

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