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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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IDF: “The State of Israel and its army care for Palestinian life more than Hamas”

IDF soldiers hastened to treat and save the life of a wounded man who stumbled into Israel after being shot in Gaza by Hamas.

By Israel Today Staff


A Palestinian man from the Gaza Strip stumbled across the security fence into Israeli territory on Wednesday after having been shot by Hamas forces.

Soldiers with the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), who are so often smeared as blood-thirsty racists, did not hesitate to provide the man with emergency medical treatment.

IDF Maj.-Gen. Yoav Mordechai, head of COGAT (Coordinator for Government Activities in the Territories), took the opportunity to set the record straight, posting to Facebook in Arabic the following message to the people of Gaza:

Nothing simpler: a Palestinian passed the security fence from the Gaza Strip into Israel today after Hamas forces shot him.

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Israel’s Defense Minister confirms IDF destroyed terror-tunnel on Gaza border

Having refrained from divulging details on the strike between Sunday night & Monday morning, Israel’s Defense Minister now confirmed that the last retaliatory strike actually involved destroying a Hamas attack tunnel on the border between Israel and Gaza, among the 18 Hamas targets hit in 2 waves of attacks.

By i24NEWS


Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman confirmed the Israeli army destroyed a tunnel at the border between Israel and Gaza overnight between Sunday and Monday.

“We have liquidated a terrorist tunnel in the Kerem Shalom area. As for the identity of the terrorists, we will not close this chapter until we eliminate those responsible for the terrorist act,” Liberman said. Continue Reading »

Analysis: Hamas’ apparent capitulation to Abbas has him maneuvered into a corner

In Hamas’ decision to dismantle their ‘administrative control’ in Gaza, the radical Islamic movement has moved the ball into Abbas’s court. The PA leader’s refusal to end the sanctions he imposed on the costal enclave’s population 5 months ago would portray the Palestinian autocrat in an even more dictatorial role, especially vis-à-vis Egypt, since they brokered Hamas’ surprise decision.

Elior Levy


Since he began imposing sanctions on the Gaza Strip five months ago, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas repeatedly declared that dismantling the Gaza Strip’s administrative committee would be the only way to end the sanctions and ease the pressure on Hamas. Continue Reading »

Hamas refuses Red Cross chief access to 3 Israeli captives

Hamas told ICRC chief Peter Maurer that they will release information on the Israelis held in Gaza only if Israel releases the 54 Palestinian terrorists re-arrested after having been released in a 2011 swap.

By Daniel Siryoti, Associated Press & Israel Hayom Staff


The head of the International Committee of the Red Cross on Tuesday discussed the fate of two Israeli civilians and the remains of two Israeli soldiers believed to be held by Hamas in a meeting with the leader of the Islamic terrorist group.

Hamas is believed to hold the bodies of Staff Sgt. Oron Shaul and Lt. Continue Reading »

Palestinian suicide bomber blew himself up next to Hamas security personnel

According to reports in the Arab media, a suicide bomber blew himself up at the Rafah crossing between Gaza and Egypt, next to Hamas members who were arresting him.

By Elad Benari


The Interior Ministry in Gaza said on Wednesday night that a suicide bomber blew himself up at the Rafah crossing on the Egyptian border, according to reports in Israeli and Arab media.

Egyptian Army destroys part of Egyptian Rafah to widen buffer zone with Gaza.– Photo: AFP


The reports said Hamas security personnel arrested two people who approached the crossing, when one of them blew himself up. Continue Reading »

US Amb. to UN deals with Israeli-Palestinian conflict in UNSC debate


With Obama’s actions at the UNSC concluding Jewish growth in West Bank as illegal, US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley has branded the resolution a “terrible mistake” that distracts from the tyranny and abuse Gazans are living under by a brutal Hamas government.

By i24NEWS – AFP


At a meeting of the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday focusing on developments in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said there must be “consequences” for supporting the Gaza-based Hamas terrorist group.

At the same meeting, the UN’s envoy for the Middle East Nickolay Mladenov presented his second report on Israel’s settlement activities since the adoption of a UN resolution in December demanding a halt to the Jewish outposts in Palestinian territory. Continue Reading »

Saudi Op-ED: Hamas commits double betrayal, ‘murders Gazans slowly’


In one of the most critical exposés ever written in an Arab country against Hamas, a Saudi journalist writes, the “Islamic State kills quickly, whereas Hamas are murdering slowly… Hamas uses all the aid that the Palestinians receive, to support their interests… it digs tunnels beneath schools, houses and hospitals and thereby poses a danger to the lives of Palestinian civilians.”



You might have to pinch yourself to believe a Saudi Arabian newspaper’s criticism of Gaza-based terrorist organization Hamas. The Israeli Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) could just copy and paste the article on their Arabic-speaking website. Continue Reading »

Minister Steinitz to Israeli General: ‘I don’t take orders from the Palestinian Authority’


Energy & Infrastructure Minister Steinitz opposes the COGAT head Maj. Gen. Yoav Mordechai’s decision to reduce electricity to Gaza in the face of an internal PA-Hamas dispute, saying we should decide where to cut “and not become a pawn in their hands.”

By Itamar Eichner


A sharp confrontation broke out between the Minister of Energy and Infrastructure, Dr. Yuval Steinitz, and the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories, Maj. Gen. Yoav Mordechai, following Mordechai’s decision to reduce by more than a quarter the amount of electricity that Israel transfers to the Gaza Strip.

Electricity on the way to the Palestinians – Photo: IsraelandStuff/PP

Mordechai recently wrote a letter to the directors-general of the Ministries of National Infrastructures and Finance, the National Security Agency and the Shin Bet, as well as to the military secretaries of the Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, informing them of his decision to reduce the amount of electricity that would be transferred to the Gaza Strip via the electricity lines. Continue Reading »

Gaza electricity to be cut further as Abbas holds back payment to Israel


As part of the ongoing power struggle between Hamas and the Palestinian Authority, Abbas decides to reduce the financial support the PA pays for electricity sent to Gaza, leading the Israel Electric Corporation to cut over a quarter of electricity it provides to Gaza.

By Elior Levy


In two weeks’ time, Israel will cut over a quarter of the electricity it provides the Gaza Strip, the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) announced Thursday.

Every month, Israel provides the Gaza Strip with 125 megawatts of electricity, which costs NIS 40 million on average. Israel takes that sum out of the tax money it collects for the Palestinian Authority.Two months ago, the PA decided to stop paying that sum due to a power struggle with the Hamas government. Continue Reading »

Pro-Palestinian NGO press Hamas to open Gaza’s only foot crossing into Israel

Arab rights groups remind Hamas that its “Security goals should not come at the expense of human rights.”



Arab NGOs and rights groups on Thursday called on the Hamas regime in Gaza to reopen the only foot crossing into Israel, after the Islamist movement closed it following an assassination.

Before Hamas took control of Gaza, Palestinian workers in Israel wait at the Erez Crossing to return to the Gaza Strip, July 2005. – Wikimedia Commons

The ‘Palestinian NGOs Network,’ a coalition of more than 100 charities and rights groups, demanded the “lifting of restrictions and restrictive measures which violate human rights”, a statement said. Continue Reading »

Khaled Mashal replaced, Ismail Haniyeh ignored after Hamas elections in Gaza


Following elections for the terror organization’s internal leadership, Yahya Sanwar, a renowned radical in Hamas who was released as part of the Shalit deal, will rule the strip replacing Khaled Mashal, despite Ismail Haniyeh having been slated to hold the top position.

By Elior Levi


Yahya Sanwar has been elected to lead Hamas in the Gaza Strip after internal elections were held for the organization’s institutional and leadership positions, according to reports from Al Jazeera.Sanwar was on the most senior officials released by Israel in the Shalit deal in which hundreds of terrorists and political prisoners were released in exchange for the return of captured IDF soldier Gilad Shalit. Continue Reading »

REPORT: 21 Hamas terrorists died in collapses of terror-tunnels in 2016


Hamas reported that 21 members of its Islamic Palestinian militant groups were killed by the collapse of their attack-tunnels in Gaza during 2016.

By Ben Ariel


Hamas said on Sunday that 21 of its members were killed in tunnel collapses in Gaza during 2016, Kol Yisrael radio reported.

According to the terror group, seven of the 21 were killed in a tunnel in eastern Gaza City which collapsed six months ago during work to repair the damage caused to the tunnel by Israel during Operation Protective Edge in 2014.

Hamas terrorists from-the izz ad din al qassam brigades at funeral - photo: Wikimedia Commons

Hamas terrorists from the Izz ad din al Qassam brigades at funeral – Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Hamas has been busily reconstructing its terror tunnel network breaching into Israeli territory and which was targeted by Israel during the 2014 counterterror operation. Continue Reading »

Analysis: How Hamas is dividing up Palestinian land among supporters



The lands that once housed Jewish settlements were supposed to transform the Gaza Strip into the Middle East’s Singapore.

The corrupt Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas (R) talks with Hamas’ corrupt leader and fellow multimillionaire, Ismail Haniyeh. – Photo: REUTERS

Instead, all the grandiose and ambitious plans went down the drain when Hamas seized control over the Gaza Strip in 2007. Since then, the entire Gaza Strip has been transformed into a base for various Islamist groups, which have used Gaza to launch terror attacks against Israel and threaten Egypt’s national security.

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