Tag Archive for Gaza

UN Human Rights Council adopts report charging Israel of war crimes

Having not entered Gaza or Israel during their ‘investigation’, and receiving no cooperation with the Israeli government, the UNHRC still adopted a report accusing only Israel of war crimes during Hamas’ year-long organized clashes with armed rioters along Gaza’s border with Israel.

By David Rosenberg

 

The United Nations Human Rights Council on Friday voted to adopt a report accusing Israel of human rights violations, including war crimes, for its response to violent riots and attacks on the Israeli border along the frontier with Gaza.

On Friday, the Council’s 40th session voted in Geneva by a margin of 23 to 9, with 14 abstentions and one absence, to adopt the 252-page report conducted by the Commission of Inquiry on the Protests in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. Continue Reading »

Hamas rejects military boots into Gaza, claims they’re bugged

Having examined the shoes that entered via Israel’s Kerem Shalom Crossing, Hamas claims the IDF bugged them with electronic chip in order to spy on Gaza terrorist groups.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF

 

A Fatah breakaway group in the Gaza Strip claimed its members have intercepted a shipment of military boots equipped with “secret electronic tracking chips,” that were on their way to market, according to a Palestinian news source.

The shipment of suspicious shoes that came through the Kerem Shalom crossing was sent by the breakaway group to Hamas to examine. Continue Reading »

Palestinian men take children into Israel for medical aid, leave them at border

Israel alarmed by ‘unacceptable phenomenon’ where Palestinian parent remains in Israel illegally by using their children to enter Israel for medical treatment, then abandons them at Gaza border crossing.

By Yoav Zitun

 

A worrying phenomenon appears to have developed on the border with the Gaza Strip that sees parents of children taken to Israel for medical treatment abandon their offsprings in order to remain in the country as illegal residents.

According to the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT), Israeli soldiers find abandoned Gazan children brought to Israel by their parents for medical treatment several times a months. Continue Reading »

IDF nab Palestinian entering Israel from Gaza concealing rare silver coins

While inspecting a 40 yr-old Gazan entering Israel, 2 highly prized silver coins from the times of the final years of Alexander the Great’s conquests of our region, were confiscated.
– The apprehended smuggler from Gaza will now enjoy 24hr heating, 3 healthy meals served daily and a warm bed to sleep in each night for his 2 coins, until legal proceeding are complete, and he’s returned home.

By Itay Blumenthal, Yoav Zitun

 

Two ancient coins, originating from 325-323 BC, were discovered this week when a Palestinian man attempted to smuggle them into Israel from the Gaza Strip through the Erez Border Crossing. Continue Reading »

Abbas looks ‘irrelevant’ with absence in Gaza funding, now Hamas cease-fire

The United Nations, Egypt and Qatar are determined to achieve some sort of normalization in Gaza with or without Abbas’s consent; having reached the conclusion that Abbas is not going to change his position regarding Hamas, all three now negotiate directly with Israel and Hamas with his exclusion.
• In the eyes of many Palestinians, Abbas is the ‘bad guy’ who is punishing Gaza, while others, even Israel, are trying to end the crisis.

By KHALED ABU TOAMEH

 

As Hamas celebrated its “victory” after Tuesday’s ceasefire with Israel, with Israel, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is increasingly finding himself irrelevant on issues concerning the Gaza Strip. Continue Reading »

Embedded Israeli TV Crew in Gaza Reveals Truth in Gaza Under Hamas

  • Hamas encourages mothers to participate in the violence together with their young children in the hope they’ll get hurt or worse.

  • A seriously injured Arab hurt at the border protests is paid $500, moderately wounded is paid $200, & a ‘Shahid’ [martyr] gets $3000 from Iran.

  • Billboards in Gaza city depict Abbas with blood on his face, reading, “Whoever punish us doesn’t represent us.”

By Yochanan Visser

 

It doesn’t happen a lot that Israelis have the opportunity to see with their own eyes what Hamas is doing in Gaza, especially after the start of the ‘Great March of Return’ which started at the end of March and continues until this day. Continue Reading »

Qatar to pay Hamas blackmail of $15M/per month to end border violence

Hamas leaders and Abbas’ archenemy Mohammed Dahlan met in Cairo last Friday with Egyptian officials on how to comply and pay Hamas’ blackmail of monthly payments of $15 million in cash to counter Abbas’ ending of electricity funding for the strip and his stopping salaries of ‘state employees’ in Gaza.

By TOVAH LAZAROFF

 

In a scene reminiscent of a mafia movie, a vehicle with three suitcases stuffed with $15 million in cash passed through the Erez crossing on Thursday.

News of the transaction was reported by KAN News, which showed a photo of the three suitcases on the back seat of a vehicle. Continue Reading »

The play-by-play Abbas-Hamas feud that’s facilitating an upcoming war

ANALYSIS: Israel and Hamas are being maneuvered closer and closer to an open war, and the Palestinian Authority’s autocrat Mahmoud Abbas, strategically placing counter-punches to exert even more misery on the Gazans, is expediting the next armed conflict.

By Yochanan Visser

 

On Sunday, Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu told his cabinet the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) were preparing for war against Hamas and other Iranian-backed terror organisations in the Gaza Strip.

According to the Israeli news show Hadeshot  Netanyahu told his ministers that in light of the attempt by the Palestinian Authority to “choke”  Hamas in Gaza it was far from certain civil distress in the coastal enclave would diminish. Continue Reading »

Egyptian & PA officials accuse Palestinian autocrat for escalating Gaza crisis

The Palestinian Authority’s kleptocratic leader, Mahmoud Abbas recently blocked Qatari-funded fuel from reaching electricity-starved Gaza. Abbas “is doing everything in his ‎power to escalate the crisis in Gaza and prevent ‎Hamas from marking any diplomatic achievement,” an ‎Egyptian source said.

By Daniel Siryoti and Israel Hayom Staff

 

Egyptian‏ ‏and Palestinian officials on Sunday accused ‎Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas of ‎actively escalating the crisis in the Gaza Strip in ‎hopes that it will force rival Palestinian faction ‎Hamas to hand over control of the coastal enclave. ‎

Hamas, designated as a terrorist group by the EU, ‎‎U.S., Israel and several other countries, ousted ‎Abbas’ Fatah-led government from ‎‎Gaza in a military ‎coup in 2007, ‎‎‎effectively ‎splitting the Palestinian ‎Authority into two ‎‎political ‎‎entities. Continue Reading »

Analysis: Abbas struggling to survive, convinced world conspiring against him

The aging Palestinian president, whose 4-year-term ended January 2009, is convinced that the whole world is conspiring against him – the Israelis, the Americans, Egypt, among several Arab countries, some Europeans, the special UN coordinator and many, many, Palestinians.

By KHALED ABU TOAMEH

 

It’s hard to believe that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas enjoyed last week’s Muslim feast of Eid al-Adha – a holiday he often loves to spend with his family, especially the grandchildren.

Just before the feast began, the first reports about an imminent truce agreement between Abbas’s rivals in Hamas and Israel started appearing in various Arab media outlets. Continue Reading »

Trump strips $200m in aid to the Palestinian Authority

Failing a review directed by President Trump “to ensure these funds are spent in accordance with U.S. national interests and provide value to the U.S. taxpayer,” the State Department cut  $200+ million in aid to the Palestinians.

By MICHAEL WILNER

 

WASHINGTON — The State Department has cut more than $200 million in aid to the Palestinian Authority “at the direction of the president,” the administration announced on Friday.

Mahmoud Abbas ultimately rejected President Trump’s message to the Palestinian Authority in Bethlehem, May 23, 2017. – Screenshot: White House:IsraelandStuff.

The aid cut is the result of a review of US assistance to the Palestinian Authority ” to ensure these funds are spent in accordance with US national interests and provide value to the US taxpayer,” said a State Department spokesman. Continue Reading »

Israel’s President Welcomes US National Security Advisor John Bolton

Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin warmly welcomed John Bolton to Jerusalem, saying how much he personally appreciated all that he’s done for Israel over the years, “and we know that you’re going to do more.”

By GREER FAY CASHMAN

 

United States National Security Advisor John Bolton received an especially warm welcome when he called on President Reuven Rivlin on Tuesday.

Rivlin is always happy to welcome visitors to “Jerusalem the capital of Israel, the eternal capital of the Jewish People,” but in Bolton’s case, it was also with the knowledge that Bolton is “a great friend of the State of Israel and the Jewish People.” Continue Reading »

REPORT: White House wants Gaza ceasefire ‘with or without Abbas agreement’

Trump administration official told an Israeli daily on Monday that the White House “supports Egypt’s efforts to secure a ceasefire in Gaza,” and “We would like to see an end to fighting with or without the PA.”

By i24NEWS

 

The White House hopes to see a long-term ceasefire between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip, with or without Palestinian Authority (PA) support, a Trump administration official told Haaretz on Monday.

The current US administration would view a PA return to Gaza favorably, but in the event that the PA is not involved, it will still support a viable ceasefire agreement, the official stated. Continue Reading »

Israeli Minister calls to assassinate leaders of Hamas terror group

Among the many Israeli politicians that visited the south after 200 Gaza rockets were fired at Israeli towns, villages & cities, Minister Regev said, “The equation should be very simple: If our children live in fear, then the leadership of Hamas should live in fear.”

By LAHAV HARKOV

 

Israel should assassinate Hamas leaders, Culture and Sport Minister Miri Regev said Thursday, in response to a day of recurrent rocket launches from Gaza.

“The equation should be very simple: If our children live in fear, then the leadership of Hamas should live in fear,” Regev said. “We must go back to the policy of targeted assassinations of leaders of this murderous terrorist group.” Continue Reading »

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 »