Tag Archive for Gaza Terrorism

Trying to Sell a Moderate Hamas

A Point to Remember: The ideological orientation in Hamas for its use of mass murder through suicide bombings & rocket attacks on Israeli population centers, has never been condemned by the Palestinian leadership in Gaza or in Ramallah.

By Dore Gold


Every time the profile of Hamas rises as a result of some development in Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, there is an effort undertaken to repackage Hamas as a moderate organization.1

Ismail Haniyeh (R) with Hamas chief Khaled Mashaa (L) – Reuters

Right after the Palestinian elections in 2006, Musa Abu Marzuq, the deputy head of the Hamas political bureau, published an op-ed in the Washington Post declaring: “a new breed of Islamic leadership is ready to put into practice faith-based principles in a setting of tolerance and unity.” Continue Reading »

Hamas Values: Mother Raises Her Children & Grandchildren to be a ‘martyr’

I brought them up to be martyrs. To become martyrs for the name of Allah. There wasn’t a definite time in which they told me that they wanted to become martyrs. I instilled this in them and they followed it… and the ones who just started – they are going to continue.

– Umm Nidal (Mariam Farhat) in interview with National Geographic, 2009

Mariam Farhat, a former member of parliament for Hamas in Gaza, raised each of her six sons to commit terror attacks against Israeli soldiers and civilians. She hoped that each of them would die in the process – that each of them would become a ‘martyr’.

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Kibbutznicks plant trees to protect against Gaza snipers

Kibbutz members & KKL plant trees as a screen against terrorist snipers, shooting at Israelis living close to the Gaza border.




Trees are often used as a screen to block out undesirable views, but in Israel they’re about to be planted as a screen against rocket attacks on Israelis living close to the border with the Gaza Strip.

Tree plantingThe IDF first used trees as a line of defense as the modern state of Israel was being established, but say they can be just as effective today.

On an Israeli kibbutz, members planted Eucalyptus saplings along the road leading to Nahal Oz.

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Gaza Terrorists Fire Kassam Rockets into Ashkelon

For the 1st time since Operation Pillar of Defense, Gaza terrorists release rockets on southern Israel. No one hurt as one Kassam rocket hit the city of Ashkelon.

By Maayana Miskin


Gaza terrorists fired on southern Israel on Tuesday morning for the first time since the Pillar of Defense counter-terror operation in late 2012.

One rocket hit the city of Ashkelon, but did not cause injury. A second rocket apparently hit an open field near the city.

Residents said they had no warning of the impending strike.

Defense experts say Gaza terrorists are apparently trying to show support with Arab rioters in Judea and Samaria. Continue Reading »

Hasbara Meets 21st Century: ‘Terror in School’

A newly released animation by the Scratch Group demonstrates the Israel-Gaza situation far better than 100 spokesmen.

By Gil Ronen


A new animated video by Israeli animation firm “The Scratch Group” explains the complex situation Israel is in, with regard to Arab terror from Gaza – and it does so, arguably, better than all of the official spokesmen combined.

Po' little Gaza... from "Terror at School"

Po’ little Gaza… from “Terror at School”
The Scratch Group

In under three minutes, the talented team conveys the frustrating dilemmas Israel faces in its asymmetric war against a terror state that has the world on its side.

Commentators are divided with regard to the success of Operation Pillar of Defense, but there is general agreement that Israel’s effort in the field of hasbara – or national public relations and information – was more successful than in previous conflicts. Continue Reading »

IDF Has Hit More Than 300 Targets in Gaza So Far

Since the commencement of Operation Pillar of Defense, the IDF has destroyed over 300 targets throughout Gaza.

By Elad Benari


Since the beginning of Operation Pillar of Defense, the IDF has struck more than 300 targets throughout Gaza, according to a statement released by the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit on Thursday.

The statement said that during the day on Thursday, the IDF continued to launch attacks on dozens of rocket launching sites in Gaza, causing them significant damages.

On Thursday evening, the IAF launched a second assault wave on Gaza, targeting 70 underground missile sites.

The IDF statement added that IAF aircraft struck several terrorist groups that were involved in carrying out rocket attacks. Continue Reading »

Prosor to UN Security Council: Time to Condemn Hamas for Terrorism

Israel’s ambassador to the UN sends a letter of complaint over the 150 rocket attacks on southern Israel by Hamas’ ruled Gaza.

By Elad Benari


In the wake of the ongoing rocket fire by Gaza-based terrorists at southern Israel, Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations, Ron Prosor, sent on Tuesday a letter of complaint to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and to the UN Security Council.

“Hamas and other terrorist organizations in Gaza have fired more than 150 rockets in recent days,” Prosor wrote. “Civilians and many Israeli soldiers have been wounded and damage has been caused to property. More than one million citizens live under the constant threat of terrorism. Continue Reading »