Tag Archive for Gaza

Analysis: Israel’s ‘containment & appeasement’ has reaped 100 ‘Days of Fire’

For two millennia containment and appeasement have accompanied Jews in exile where they were a defenseless, persecuted minority, a necessary evil that allowed the Jews to survive. But Israel would do well remembering a lesson of history; that policy has never ended well for those trying to avoid conflict.

By Tsvi Sadan

 

For the last 100 days not a single day has passed in which fields and forests were not set ablaze by Hamas kites and balloons. During these 100 days, Israel did next to nothing to stop Hamas from burning Israel’s southern Negev region. Justifying Israel’s policy of containment and appeasement is possible only by trying really hard. Continue Reading »

With Abbas’ entrenchment, US to focus on Gaza without PA involvement

The U.S. is focusing their efforts to improve the humanitarian conditions in Gaza with a major infusion to the strip’s crippled infrastructure, but without the involvement of PA’s autocrat Abbas, since the peace plan has remained stalled due to the entrenchment of the Palestinian leadership.

By i24NEWS

 

With the United States’ highly-anticipated Mideast peace plan stalled amid an ongoing diplomatic freeze-out by the Palestinians, the Trump administration is shifting its focus towards efforts to improve humanitarian conditions in the impoverished Gaza Strip, The Washington Post reported Saturday.

The indignant Palestinian Authority autocrat, Mahmoud Abbas. – Photo: Reuters

A senior US official told The Post that Washington is considering a major infusion of development aid into the blockaded Palestinian enclave, demonstrating a commitment to Palestinian well-being that would make it more difficult for Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to continue to snub peace talks. Continue Reading »

With the help of Fake News reporting, Israel’s the ‘bad guy’ once again

A Pallywood Production:
Ignoring IDF decorations, Western media and celebrity pundits were once again happy to demonize Israel by blindly accepting and falsely reporting a Hamas report that a 9-month baby girl from Gaza died after inhaling Israeli fired tear-gas. 

By  Ryan Jones

 

Remember that baby girl who died in Gaza last month allegedly after inhaling teargas fired by Israeli soldiers against Palestinian protestors?

Well, surprise, surprise…it turns out 9-month-old Layla Ghandour wasn’t the victim of heartless Israeli brutality after all. At least not according to her cousin.

So happy to throw Israel to the wolves. – Twitter screenshot

Twenty-year-old Mohammed Omar was captured by Israeli forces late last month while taking part in a three-man infiltration of southern Israel. Continue Reading »

UN envoy scurrying as UNRWA’s Billion dollar budget for Palestinians falls short

After Saudi Arabia, the U.S. and other countries cut extravagant donations to UN Relief and Works Agency, claiming  UNRWA is responsible for exacerbating & maintaining, rather than solving the problem, UN envoy Nikolay Mladenov tells Security Council that the UN’s Palestinian agency has ‘an unprecedented shortfall of over $250 million.
– WATCH Video: 
Why Are There Still Palestinian Refugees?

Associated Press

 

The UN agency for Palestinian refugees is “weeks away from painful cuts” to its emergency assistance for Gaza and refugees elsewhere because of an unprecedented gap in its budget of more than $250 million, the UN Mideast envoy said Tuesday. Continue Reading »

Israeli jets destroy 9 Hamas facilities in retaliation to Gaza’s incendiary kites

WATCH: IDF jets strike two Hamas military bases and a weapons production factory in Gaza in response to the continued incendiary kites and bobby-trapped balloons being launched from the Palestinian terror enclave at Israel.
– 3 home-made rockets fired at Israel during early morning hours, one likely fell inside Gaza.

By Yoav Zitun, Liad Osmo

 

Israel Air Force jets attacked nine Hamas targets in the northern Gaza Strip early Monday, in what were the most significant strikes in the fight against the incendiary kites and balloons terrorism.

The strikes hit two military bases in Jabalia, Al-Shati and a weapons production facility in Gaza City. Continue Reading »

ICRC send ‘War Surgeons’ to deal with Gaza’s June ‘an-Naksah’ riots

The Red Cross will set up a 50-bed surgical unit at the al-Shifa hospital in Gaza, just in time for the June 5th anniversary of the an-Naksah, or Arab ‘setback’ of the 1967 Six Day War, when even larger riots are expected to culminate at the Hamas built “return camps” located on Gaza’s border with Israel.

By REUTERS

 

GENEVA – The International Committee of the Red Cross is sending two teams of war surgeons to Gaza and setting up a surgical unit in the enclave’s main hospital to treat heavy casualties from clashes between Israeli forces and Palestinians.

Since protests on the Gaza-Israel border began on March 30, Israeli troops have killed 115 Palestinians and wounded more than 13,000 people, including 3,600 by live ammunition, Robert Mardini, ICRC’s director for the Near and Middle East, said. Continue Reading »

Suffering from Hamas leadership, Palestinian youth sets himself ablaze in Gaza

Because of the oppression from his gov’t, poverty, ill treatment and the unbearable circumstances forced on Fathi Harb, a 20 yr-old Palestinian father of 2 from Gaza, passerbys say he was screaming, “damn the government,” before lighting himself up.
-WARNING- (video containing graphic content)

By Elior Levy

 

A 20-year-old Palestinian father of two from Gaza set himself on fire Saturday night in the city’s Sheikh Radwan neighborhood, all while cursing the strip’s Hamas rulers who he apparently blamed for his family’s poverty and the dismal economic situation in Gaza.

The young man, Fathi Harb, survived the self-immolation, and is currently in moderate condition. Continue Reading »

Hamas refuses humanitarian aid donated by Israel

Despite the dire situation of the Gaza health system with all the hospitals full and their lack of medical supplies, Hamas officials on Tuesday have refused to receive the humanitarian aid Israel donated.

By i24NEWS

 

Two trucks containing humanitarian aid to Gaza donated by Israel was refused by Hamas, Israel’s Defense Forces (IDF) said on Wednesday.

A truck of humanitarian aid delivered to Gaza on Tuesday, May 15 2018 – IDF Spokesperson’s Unit

“The supplies already entered Gaza. Despite the dire situation of the health system and the lack of medical supplies, Hamas has refused to receive the humanitarian aid and has instructed the local authorities to return them to Israel.”

On Tuesday, six trucks with humanitarian aid packages were sent through the Kerem Shalom Crossing. Continue Reading »

Palestinian killed on 6th and final Hamas inspired ‘MARCH OF RETURN’

In what the IDF has referred to as a violent “riot,” approximately 5,000 Palestinians participated in what Hamas planned as the final ‘March of Return’ protest on Israel’s border, that left at least 170 Gazans injured and 1 dead.

By ERIC SUMNER & REUTERS

 

Israeli troops killed a Palestinian and wounded at least 170 protesters in the Gaza Strip Friday, Palestinian medical workers said, bringing to 44 the number killed during a six-week protest at the Gaza-Israel border.

Approximately 5,000 Palestinians have participated in what the IDF has called a violent “riot,” burning tires, hurling rocks at the security fence and at Israeli soldiers, and launching flaming kites into Israeli territory. Continue Reading »

Fifth Hamas terror-tunnel located & destroyed by IDF

Israel thwarts Hamas’ efforts to infiltrate Israel from Gaza after destroying the 5th, and according to Israel’s Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman, “the longest and deepest one [terror-tunnel] ever uncovered.”

By Kobi Finkler

 

Over the weekend, IDF forces thwarted another terror tunnel that penetrated into Israel, it was cleared this morning for publication.

IDF Spokesperson Brigadier General Ronen Manelis said that this is the fifth tunnel that has been thwarted in Israel recently. The tunnel was foiled in the Jabaliya area.

Location of latest Hamas terror-tunnel explosion – IDF illustration

The tunnel began several kilometers inside the Gaza Strip and was part of an entire network of tunnels inside the strip. Continue Reading »

Hamas firefight in Gaza leaves 4 dead, Fatah unimpressed with “show”

Armed Hamas militants ‘go in blazing’ to capture Anes Abu Husa, alleged by Hamas to have carried out the attempted assassination on Palestinian PM Hamdallah, but so-called ‘assassin’ was badly wounded during siege and later dies, along with 2 Hamas operatives and alleged accomplice, all from their gunshot wounds during the siege.

By Elior Levy

 

Hamas security forces were involved in a firefight in the Gaza Strip’s Nuseirat refugee camp Thursday morning as part of the manhunt after Anes Abu Husa, suspected of the attempt on the life of Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah. Forces have besieged a home within the camp in which Abu Husa has allegedly been hiding. Continue Reading »

Israel approves humanitarian relief measures for Hamas dominated Gaza

Despite official Israeli position that there’s no humanitarian crisis in Gaza, the IDF agrees to move forward on a series of measures for the Gaza populace, including additional entry permits for traders and more lenient terms for the fishermen.

By Matan Tzuri

 

Israel has decided on a series of humanitarian measures to improve living conditions in Gaza, despite recently building tensions on the Gaza border in the wake of explosive charge detonations, tunnel destructions and Hamas promising to hold mass protests near the fence in the coming months.

Kerem Shalom checkpoint for humanitarian aid to Gaza – Photo: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit

The IDF has recently decided on the following steps to improve humanitarian conditions in the isolated enclave: traders from the strip will be allowed to enter Israel to participate in business dealings, the amount of fruit and vegetables allowed to be exported from Gaza was increased, entrance permits to younger Palestinians were granted and increased truck traffic was allowed to enter Gaza through the Kerem Shalom crossing. Continue Reading »

White House holds meeting on Gaza, with Israel, Arab Gulf states, despite Abbas

Ignoring the vapid Palestinian response, Israel and the Arab Gulf states were among 19 nations that attended the Trump initiative held at the White House on what needs to be done to alleviate the Gaza humanitarian crisis.
• Even though Abbas is foolishly boycotting the initiative, a senior administration official said, ‘Many of the projects could go ahead without the PA, but our goal is to involve it.’

News Agencies and Israel Hayom Staff

 

The White House on Tuesday hosted 19 nations, including Israel and Arab Gulf states, to address the humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip.

But the Palestinian Authority, angered by the Trump administration’s policies on Jerusalem, boycotted the meeting. Continue Reading »

White House to host Israel, Arab States on ‘brainstorming session’ for Gaza aid

Trump’s peace envoy Jason Greenblatt, along with his senior adviser Jared Kushner, will convene an international “brainstorming” session designed to deal with the tiny, overpopulated coastal enclave that’s suffering from gross fiscal mismanagement, misappropriation of humanitarian aid, and unbridled embezzlement, all by Hamas, the ruling government.

By i24NEWS

 

Top White House officials will convene an international “brainstorming” session on Tuesday to find ways of improving the acute humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip, Trump peace envoy Jason Greenblatt said.

Representatives of several countries will participate, along with Donald Trump’s embattled son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner.

Palestinian in Gaza forced to remain in squalor as Hamas redirects funds for food, health, and reconstruction to tunnel-construction and wages to Hamas militants.

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WATCH: IDF films Hamas stealing electricity Israel sends to Gaza civilians

The IDF [the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories – COGAT] publishes security CCTV footage catching Hamas terrorists in the act of stealing electricity intended for Gaza’s civilian residents.
– ‘Hat-tip’ to the IDF, proving once again: ‘Hamas doesn’t care about its civilian residents.’

By Ido Ben Porat

 

The Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) continues its series of Arabic posts for Gaza Strip residents this morning, Sunday, when it published footage on its Facebook page of the theft by Hamas of electricity intended for local residents.

The footage was accompanied by a post translated into Arabic, which said, “The Hamas terrorist organization continues to steal from the Gaza Strip. Continue Reading »