Posts Tagged ‘hamas’

 

Iron Dome intercepts rocket above Ashkelon, IDF retaliates

editor 15 December 2017

By Yoav Zitun, Matan Tzuri.. Barrage of rockets launched at Hof Ashkelon Regional council towns, Ashkelon; at least 1 rocket intercepted by Iron Dome system over Ashkelon; IDF tanks, IAF planes attack Hamas positions in northern Gaza in response. IDF tanks and IAF fighter jets attacked Hamas military positions in the northern Gaza Strip overnight Monday (December 11, 2017) in retaliation for the rocket fire on Ashkelon. [Photo top right: Israeli Iron Dome system in Sderot](more…)

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As unity process goes nowhere fast, Hamas leader’s tactic will be to blame PA

editor 30 November 2017

By Avi Issacharoff.. Gaza’s Yahya Sinwar, purportedly determined to seek Palestinian reconciliation ‘for the sake of the children,’ wants to be able to say that he tried but Abbas scuppered the process. On instructions from Egypt, delegates from the various Palestinian groups showed up in Cairo this week to discuss the “historic” reconciliation agreement between Hamas and Fatah. Almost everyone was there, from the highest-ranking officials from both main groups to representatives of organizations so minor that people wondered why they’d been invited. When Egypt’s General Intelligence Directorate, headed by Minister Khaled Fawzy, issues invitations, nobody can refuse. [Photo top right:Palestinians argue with Hamas officials and security forces in a makeshift station at a basketball court in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza strip on November 18, 2017 as they await clearance to take a bus to travel through the Rafah border crossing with Egypt. (AFP/Mahmud Hams)].  (more…)

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The day Palestine gave up

editor 22 November 2017

By Haviv Rettig Gur.. In last month’s (October 2017) reconciliation agreement, Abbas handed his legacy into Hamas’s keeping, and Hamas revealed that it is strong enough to drag its people to war, but not to freedom. On November 1 (2017), against all expectations, Hamas officials dismantled the checkpoints the organization maintained inside the Israeli-controlled crossings on the Israeli-Gazan border. It was a dramatic step. No longer would Palestinians leaving Gaza for Israel or the West Bank face questioning by Hamas intelligence officials about their business. No longer would Palestinians entering Gaza face the exorbitant import taxes and other fees imposed by Hamas. [Photo top right: Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas addresses the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters, September 20, 2017, in New York City. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP)].  (more…)

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Worrying News

editor 22 November 2017

By Paula R. Stern.. I’ve been down this road so many times in the last 20 years, and most especially in the last ten. The worst part is you never really know if the road you are on has suddenly, and almost without warning, merged with this other path known by most of the world simply as War. I hate that road with a passion; I fear it. I dread it. Unless the road suddenly takes a turn, we are headed again for war. (more…)

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America, the laughingstock

editor 8 November 2017

By Caroline Glick.. The United States has a credibility problem. Put plainly, aside from Israel, no one in the Middle East appears to take the Americans seriously. Let’s start with the Palestinians. In the wake of last month’s (October, 2017) unity deal concluded between US-backed Fatah and Iran-backed Hamas, US President Donald Trump’s special Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt announced, “Any Palestinian government must unambiguously and explicitly commit to nonviolence, recognize the State of Israel, accept previous agreements and obligations between the parties – including to disarm terrorists – and commit to peaceful negotiations.” (more…)

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IDF uncovers Gaza ‘terror tunnel’ dug into Israeli territory

editor 4 November 2017

By Judah Ari Gross.. In first since 2014 war, army says Hamas burrowed in from the southern Strip in order to attack civilians near the border. Security forces discovered a “terror tunnel” inside Israeli territory coming out of the southern Gaza Strip just over a week and a half ago, the Israel Defense Forces revealed on Monday morning (October 30, 2107). [Photo top right: Gaza tunnel. Photo credit: Times of Israel].  (more…)

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Your Complete Guide to Hamas’ Network of Terror Tunnels

editor 4 November 2017

By Dan Feferman.. Hamas says its smuggling and terror tunnel network is twice as large as the Viet Cong’s was at the height of the Vietnam War. Here’s what Israel is doing to stop it. Is another Gaza war inevitable? Judging by the latest reports in the Israeli media, it might seem that way. At a funeral for seven Hamas militants killed in a tunnel collapse, Hamas’ Gaza-based chief Ismail Haniyeh declared that the so-called “terror tunnels” are a mainstay of the terrorist group’s strategy against Israel. (more…)

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The West Takes Up Its Usual Position

editor 27 October 2017

By Melanie Phillips.. What is it about unconscionable agendas that sends the western head plunging ever deeper into the sand? Please join me here as I discuss with Avi Abelow of Israel Video Network the reaction to President Trump’s speech on the Iran deal, the new pact between Hamas and Fatah and Tony Blair’s latest contribution to the west’s incorrigible myopia. Watch the video below. (more…)

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Proposed deal proves Hamas rule was a disaster for Palestinians

editor 24 October 2017

By Frida Ghitis.. In a brief ceremony held in Cairo last Thursday (October 12, 2017), Palestinian negotiators signed an agreement meant to bring an end to the bitter feud that has divided Hamas from the main Palestinian leadership. The leaders of Hamas and of the Palestinian Authority hailed the deal as the beginning of a new era, but much remains to be resolved, and the plan could unravel just as similar ones did in the past. (more…)

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Fatah-Hamas reconciliation: A fusion of evils…writes Isi Leibler

editor 21 October 2017

By Isi Leibler.. World leaders – including some of our American friends – are apparently still unwilling to face reality and continue to delude themselves that Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinian Authority can be induced to making a peace settlement if Israel continues to appease them and excuse their crimes. [Photo top right: Isi Leibler](more…)

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