Israeli occupation army has stepped up military measures on border with Gaza Strip after demonstrators gathered there for Great March of Return.
According to a military reporter for the Israeli news website Wallah the Israeli army is preparing to crackdown the peaceful Palestinian protest planned for the weekend and has issued directives to its soldiers to open fire on any armed Palestinian up to 300 metres from the border fence.
The military reporter also said that the directives included an order to open fire at any Palestinian protester if he comes within 100 metres of the border fence.
Israeli army is building sand barricades and installing more barbed wire fences and is planning to detain any Palestinian who crosses the border.
Sources also said that the Israeli army has been observing Hamas bases along the borders, claiming that Hamas is carrying out additional activities beside the protester camps to hinder the work of the Israeli soldiers.
Palestinian protesters in Gaza have been collecting thousands of tyres and placing them along the borders in order to burn them during the Friday demonstration to obscure the vision of Israeli soldiers.
They have been also collecting pieces of glass and reflective mirrors to undermine snipers’ ability to target the protesters.
On Monday, despite drawing criticism internationally and across the region, the Israeli army stressed it would not stop its harsh treatment of unarmed Palestinian protesters.