Here’s why Israel used lethal force during mass protests in Gaza yesterday

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The headline raced across the internet today, spreading like an uncontrollable wildfire.

If you saw the story about the mass casualties at the Gaza border today, odds are high you saw some version that slammed Israel for using excessive force and needlessly murdering peaceful Palestinian protesters.

Most of these articles either skip entirely Israel's side of the story, or toss it in towards the very end, rendering their accounting as a feeble attempt to explain away their horrific actions.

There's one explanation the media fails to investigate or even seem to consider as the more plausible reason for Israel's use of force: Gaza is run by a terrorist organization (Hamas) and their ultimate goal is acts of violence against Israel, not peaceful protest.

The Blaze's Jason Buttrill and Faithwire's Dan Andros were at the Gaza border today, where Buttrill interviewed the IDF Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus, who explained how Hamas is using children, prisoners, and others to try and storm the fence with the expressed purpose of killing Israeli citizens.

A MUST SEE interview from the Gaza border if you'd like to understand what Israel is facing. WATCH:

And consider this quote from the Washington Post:

While some said they would abide by official calls to keep the demonstrations peaceful, others talked about their enthusiasm to break into Israel and wreak havoc.
"We are excited to storm and get inside," said 23-year-old Mohammed Mansoura. When asked what he would do inside Israel, he said, "Whatever is possible, to kill, throw stones."
Two other young men carried large knives and said they wanted to kill Jews on the other side of the fence.

That doesn't sound very peaceful.

The Jerusalem Post noted that the death toll numbers were reported by Hamas' Ministry of Health in Gaza, so we must take these numbers with some skepticism as there was "no independent corroboration."

The IDF has not disputed the death toll, and also confirms there were casualties.

Buttrill and Andros have been in Israel since Friday, covering a wide range of events happening in Israel – from the Embassy opening, to protests in Bethlehem and Jerusalem, to the violence in Gaza.

Catch up on all their live updates below, and be sure to stay tuned for more updates tomorrow from the Gaza border as more protests are expected for "Nakba Day."

The updates are part of an hour long special that will run in the coming days. You can find out more information at TheBlaze.com

Here are the LIVE updates from Israel so far:

This story was provided courtesy of Faithwire.com

A new, shocking CBS News poll shows that the majority of Americans believe they're facing a new enemy: other Americans.

More than two-thirds of poll respondents said they believe democracy in the U.S. is "threatened," and 54% said "other people in America" are the "biggest threat to the American way of life," rather than economic factors, viruses, natural disasters, or foreign actors.

Will it be possible to unite our nation with statistics like that? On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn and Stu discussed the poll numbers and what they mean for our future.

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Countless leaders on the left are now arguing that removing President Donald Trump from office won't be enough — they're now calling for the president's "cult-like" supporters to be "deprogrammed." And it's not just fringe politicians.

During an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, former NBC anchor Katie Couric said, "The question is, how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump."

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi questioned whether the nation needs "a 9/11-type commission" to determine whether President Trump was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin "the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol." Clinton also made sure to include her favorite "deplorables" in her unsubstantiated conspiracy theory:

"But we now know that not just [Trump] but his enablers, his accomplices, his cult members, have the same disregard for democracy," Clinton said to Pelosi.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and New York Times Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones agreed that there is a need for "millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans" to be deprogrammed and punished, during an MSNBC interview last week.

Now, a story from the Washington Post is also preaching that narrative and even added that we need more restrictions for conservatives on social media and in the broadcast industry.

"So now we have to be deprogrammed? We've heard this over and over and over and over again, for months," said Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday. He read through the shocking details of the Washington Post op-ed and discussed the extraordinary dangers of the latest anti-conservative movement in America.

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As calls for censorship and restrictions against conservative voices get louder, Glenn Beck said he feels an "awesome responsibility" to speak, not the words he'd personally like to say, but those he believes the Lord would want him to share.

"It's an awesome responsibility, and one that I am not worthy of," Glenn said. "I want to say ... what He wants me to say. And I have to listen very carefully, because I feel the same way you do. But that will get us nowhere."

Glenn said it's time for Americans who are awake — not woke — to come together, no matter which side of the political aisle you're on, and stand with the truth.

"We are the Alamo, we will stand. But we desperately, desperately need you," Glenn said. "We need the people who are awake — not woke — awake. You may disagree with us. We are your allies, not your enemies. And if you will not stand with us in our hour of need, there will be no one left to stand with you in your hour of need. We must all come together, anyone who is awake."

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The incoming Biden administration plans to waste no time in overturning much of the progress achieved by President Donald Trump.

On his radio program Monday, Glenn Beck ran through 10 executive orders President Joe Biden plans to announce on "day one" of his time in office — including rejoining the Paris climate accord, canceling the Keystone pipeline, mask mandates on federal land and during interstate travel, and a proposed federal minimum wage of $15 an hour.

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