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Ministry calls on Palestinians to ignore Israeli rumours

February 17, 2014 at 11:20 pm

The Ministry of the Interior and National Security in Gaza has called on Palestinians to ignore Israeli leaflets telling them to leave their homes. It has assured them that such fliers are part of Israel’s psychological warfare against the people of Gaza.

Israeli warplanes dropped leaflets on Gaza telling them to leave their homes and go to specified “safe areas”, well away from the border.

In its statement, the ministry said that it is following the security situation in Gaza closely and stressed that the Strip is stable in a way that it wasn’t during previous Israeli attacks. This includes the security and economic situation, as well as citizens’ psychological health, “which is infuriating the enemy”, leaving the Israelis “bewildered” following their failure to deter the resistance and its “qualitative strikes” against Israel.

“Our people’s steadfastness gives them a sense of victory,” said the ministry statement. “The Israelis have used all means to terrorise the people of Gaza, but without success.” Those who have persevered under the Israeli bombardment will not be terrorised by hollow threats, it concluded.

The Interior Ministry reassured citizens that the Israelis’ psychological warfare is a desperate effort already doomed to failure. It called on the people not to respond to the rumours that are being circulated, to carry on with their lives as normally as possible and to communicate with the security services if major concerns arise.

The ministry’s statement also asked the media and social network users to be cautious about publishing and circulating such rumours, telling them that they have a national and moral duty to show restraint in such matters.