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Israeli defense official threatened owners of Gaza bus companies in days before protest

Hamas-backed demonstrations reflect Palestinian political crisis, despair of Gaza’s economic conditions and collapse of peace process.

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Shlomi Eldar reports that the Israeli defense establishment was feeling “nervous” in advance of the "Great Return March" protest, including an unusual threat by the Israeli Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories warning the owners of 20 Gaza bus companies that "you and your families will be held personally responsible" if their buses brought protesters to the border.

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