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New Israeli gov’t attacks Hamas for launching incendiary balloons from Gaza

In response to the incendiary balloons launched from Gaza today, Israel’s new gov’t again sends IAF jets to strike several military compounds and a rocket launching site belonging to the Hamas terrorist organization.

By Elad Benari

 

In response to arson balloons launched from Gaza into Israel, the IDF on Thursday evening struck military compounds in Gaza City and Khan Yunis, and a rocket launch site belonging to Hamas.

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Bill Maher: Hamas negotiators with Israel stand firm, “You all die”

Late-night comedian ‘mensch’ on American TV?
– Responding to a The New York Times columnist, Bill Maher hits back after Israel is falsely accused of ‘apartheid’ and ‘war crimes,’ with a dash of reality, saying, ‘Hamas’s charter just says they want to wipe out Israel.’

Arutz Sheva Staff

 

“Real Time” host Bill Maher on Friday night defended Israel’s actions during the recent Operation Guardian of the Walls, Fox News reported.

“One of the frustrations I had while I was off is that I was watching this war go on in Israel … and it was frustrating to me because there was no one on liberal media to defend Israel, really,” Maher, 65, said at a panel discussion. Continue Reading »

REPORT: Israel sabotaged Hamas rockets to fall short, causing dozens killed in Gaza

UK daily, based on an unnamed source, claims Mossad operatives tampered with hundreds of rockets on their way to Gaza, making 680 terrorists’ missiles aimed at Israeli cities misfire, falling short, killing dozens of their own civilians in Gaza.

By Arutz Sheva Staff ,

 

The Daily Mirror reported that the over 600 rockets fired by the Hamas terrorist organization which fell short in Gaza may have been sabotaged by Israel.

An anonymous Western intelligence source stated that the rocket parts may have been sabotaged by the Mossad when they were first smuggled into Gaza or when the rockets were being assembled. Continue Reading »

Anticipating loss, autocrat Abbas likely to cancel Palestinian elections

Some Palestinians believe that Abbas, who is well into the 16th year of his elected 4 year term, is grasping for a reason to cancel the long awaited election based on a split within his ruling Fatah faction.

By KHALED ABU TOAMEH

 

The Palestinian Authority is “very likely” to postpone the Palestinian elections in wake of Israel’s failure to respond to the Palestinians’ request to hold the vote in Jerusalem, Nabil Sha’ath, a senior adviser to PA President Mahmoud Abbas announced on Tuesday.

Sha’ath told the Palestinian news website al-Jadeed al-Falastini that if Israel does not reply to the request, “the elections will be postponed.” Continue Reading »

The ‘Curse’: So far 1 Hamas terrorist dead in Gaza terror-tunnel collapse

Arab media speculates the Hamas terror-tunnel may have collapsed after the IDF detected it and “employed special technological measures to make it collapse.

By  Daniel Siryoti

 

At least one Hamas operative was killed Sunday and seven others sustained moderate-to-serious injuries when a terror tunnel collapsed in northern Gaza.

Khalil Muhammad of the Izzedine al-Qassam Brigades of Hamas was killed in the collasp of a terror-tunnel in Gaza. – Photo: Hamas

According to Palestinian media, the incident took place east of Beit Lahiya. Local rescue services rushed the injured to a hospital in the Strip and shortly thereafter Hamas’ Interior Ministry confirmed that one of its operatives had died in the incident. Continue Reading »

Palestinian leaders rush to Beirut confab over UAE peace-deal with Israel

Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh, scheduled to visit Beirut for the first time in 27 years, will join the other intransigent Palestinian group leaders to participate in a conference called by rival Palestinian kleptocrat Mahmoud  Abbas, to tackle ‘calamitous’ UAE peace deal with Israel.

By i24NEWS, Ynet

 

Hamas political leader Ismail Haniyeh returned to Beirut for the first time in 27 years, a spokesperson for the terror group said on Tuesday.

His visit was suddenly canceled Monday night before being put back on the agenda on Tuesday morning.

The current leader of Hamas in the Gaza Strip, Yahya Sinwar (L) and the senior Political Leader of Hamas and formerly one of two disputed Prime Ministers of the Palestinian National Authority, Ismaïl Haniyeh (R) – Photo: AFP/Archives

From Beirut, Haniyeh was to participate by video conference in a meeting Thursday headed by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in the West Bank city of Ramallah, the Dubai-based Al-Arabiya channel reported. Continue Reading »

Hamas naval commander suspected of working for Israel extricated by IDF

Palestinian media reported on Saturday of a senior Hamas naval commander who, with the assistance of the IDF, fled Gaza with a military laptop, surveillance equipment and assorted “classified documents.”

By i24NEWS

 

A senior commander in the armed wing of the Gaza-based Hamas terror group fled the enclave over suspicions he was recruited as an informant by the Israeli security services, Palestinian media reported on Saturday.

‘Hamas Justice’: Terror squad prepares to implement extrajudicial verdict to 3 Palestinians found guilty of collaborating with Israel. – Photo: Twitter

The reports didn’t identify the operative, other than specifying that he served as a commander with the naval division of the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades. Continue Reading »

IDF retaliates, shells multiple Hamas posts in Gaza

In retaliation for rocket fire on southern Israel from Palestinian terror enclave, the IDF attacked Hamas military posts and infrastructure.

By Elad Benari, Canada

 

IDF aircraft and tanks on Friday evening struck military posts and infrastructure used for underground activity by the Hamas terrorist organization in northern Gaza, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said.

The statement added the attacks were carried out in retaliation for the rocket fire from the Gaza Strip toward Israeli territory earlier in the evening.

Shortly after 9:00 p.m. on Friday evening, color Red sirens were sounded in Sderot, the Gaza envelope and the Shaar Hanegev region. Continue Reading »

Israel confiscates $4 million that Iran sent to Hamas

Israeli Defense Minister Naftali Bennett signed an order to seize $4 million transferred from Iran to Hamas, saying, “We will pursue anyone who harms us, in order to make killing Israelis an unprofitable business.”

By Arutz Sheva Staff

 

Defense Minister Naftali Bennett on Thursday signed an order to seize $4 million transferred from Iran to Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

The money is intended to develop Hamas terrorist infrastructure in Gaza, including the production of weapons and payment to the organization’s terrorists, and originates from the Iranian government working against the State of Israel.

Israel’s Defense Minister Naftali Bennett – Screenshot: Twitter @naftalibennett

The order signed today by the defense minister is directed against a Gaza money exchange company which is owned by Gaza businessman Zuhir Shamalah and his family. Continue Reading »

Israel: Hamas ‘unilaterally agrees’ to halt explosive-balloons, rocket attacks

“Tonight and the coming weekend will serve as a test of stability,” an Israeli Defense official said, adding that if the quiet is preserved, Israel will extend the Gaza fishing zone to 15 nautical miles for their fishing boats and restore 500 work permits for Gaza’s businessmen to enter Israel.

By Israel Hayom Staff

 

Will peace and quiet return to Israel’s south? A defense official on Thursday night said Hamas intends to cease launching incendiary devices from Gaza at the country’s southern communities.

“Hamas has delivered messages to Israel, whereby it has decided to unilaterally stop launching [incendiary and explosives-laden] balloons and rockets at Israel,” the official said. Continue Reading »

Palestinian leaders livid after EU conditions aid on ending ties with terror groups

Palestinian leaders unite sending protest letters to European Union officials, claiming groups like Hamas are merely political parties not terror organizations, noting the EU stipulation nullifies their national “struggle against Israeli occupation,” demanding continued EU funding without restrictions.

By  Eldad Beck

 

The Palestinian Authority has launched a broad public political campaign to convince the European Union to rescind its decision to prohibit monetary aid to PA-affiliated organizations and institutions if it doesn’t sever all ties with terrorist groups.

“The national Palestinian campaign to reject conditional funding” has picked up steam in recent weeks, after the EU, for the first time, introduced a fundamental change to the financial aid contracts Palestinian bodies are required to sign, whereby any cooperation with terrorist organizations will result in the unilateral cessation of funding by the EU. Continue Reading »

Israeli ‘peace partners’ honor 55 years of attacks on Israel with ‘suicide belts’

WATCH: Amid ongoing row with rival Hamas, in Ramallah Fatah celebrates their 55th anniversary of its first attack on Israel by firing shots in the air and holding a parade of Palestinian terrorists donning fake suicide vests.

By i24NEWS

 

Hundreds of Palestinians took to the streets of Ramallah, the West Bank seat of the Mahmoud Abbas-led Palestinian Authority, to celebrate the 55th anniversary of the first attack on Israel launched by the terrorist Fatah movement.

A dozen masked men brandishing assault rifles spearheaded the march, firing several rounds in the air. Some also donned fake suicide vests, as a nod to the group’s past attacks on Israel. Continue Reading »

IDF chief speaks on objectives for Israel’s next major war

Analysis: IDF Chief of Staff’s speech contained specific warnings, not only to Israelis, but also threats aimed at Hamas, Hezbollah, Lebanon and even Iran, in an attempt to convey that in the next conflict that Israel is forced into will include intense, devastating fire.

By Gal Perl Finkel

 

IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi said on Wednesday that the Israeli army is preparing vigorously for a military campaign.

His lecture at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya seemed to be aimed at both the ears of Israeli citizens and the ears of Iran, Hezbollah and Hamas.

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IDF destroys Hamas weapons production site with Qatari Envoy nextdoor

Following rocket fire from Gaza last night, the IDF retaliated, destroying a Hamas weapons production site in the northern Gaza Strip, even though the Qatari Envoy to Gaza was in the hotel next door.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF

 

Several Palestinians were lightly injured after IDF fighter jets attacked a Hamas weapons production site in the northern Gaza Strip, according to Palestinian media.

According to the Palestinian Al-Quds newspaper, the Qatari Envoy to Gaza Muhammad al-Emadi was in a hotel right next to the site of the attack. Al-Emadi arrived to the Gaza Strip on Tuesday.

In addition, the Gaza fishing range has been reduced to 10 nautical miles Thursday morning, the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT), Major General Kamil Abu Rukun, announced. Continue Reading »

Report: Hamas working hard to get Corbyn elected as PM of UK

The “We support Jeremy Corbyn” Facebook page with about 72,000 followers is operated by Hamas operatives and supporters from Gaza to London, including one Walid Abu Rouk, a resident of Khan Younis.

By  Eldad Beck , Israel Hayom Staff

 

The Hamas terrorist organization has been working to help Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the British Labour party, win Thursday’s general election in the United Kingdom, the Israel-based Tazpit Press Service reported on Monday.

Hezbollah flag behind Jeremy Corbyn at a protest in 2012. – Photo by Samuel Hardy

According to TPS, one of the largest and most important of the Corbyn support organizations across the world – the “We support Jeremy Corbyn” Facebook page, with some 72,000 followers – is operated by Hamas operatives in Gaza and London. Continue Reading »