Terror Watch

As scenes of tear gas being used against angry foreigners hurling rocks and storming the fence on the U.S.’s southern border appear in the media, they are a stark reminder of similar images depicting the conflict on Israel’s southern border. A closer look reveals that seemingly unconnected events in Israel were precursors, opening up the door for similar horrors to befall the rest of the world.

Weekly riots on Israel’s southern border have resulted in hundreds of Palestinians killed. Accompanied by incendiary aerial devices, the riots have destroyed massive amounts of farmland and nature preserves in southern Israel. Accented by sporadic rocket fire by Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad, the hostilities led Israel to take part in Egyptian-brokered ceasefire talks, leading to a transfer of $15 million by Qatar to pay beleaguered Gaza civil workers.