RELEASED FOR PUBLICATION: IDF security force consisting of reserve soldiers, along with the Shin Bet and Magav Border Police uncovered a Hamas terror cell centered in Abbas’ Palestinian Authority-controlled city of Shechem (Nablus) and arrested the cell’s members at the end of April. – WATCH IDF video of arrest & detonation of captured explosives.
By David Rosenberg
A massive terror cell organized by the Hamas terrorist organization planned a series of suicide bombings and other terror attacks against Israeli civilians and security forces, the Shin Bet internal security agency revealed on Sunday.
According to the report Sunday, the terror cell began operation in October of last year, and included roughly two dozen terrorists, nearly all of them members of the Gaza-based Hamas terror organization. Continue Reading »
• WATCH: Israel Air Force destroyed 65 targets operated by Hamas in Gaza. • Iron Dome continues to intercept Palestinian fired rockets over the skies of southern Israel.
By Elad Benari
IAF fighter jets, attack helicopters, and aircraft struck 25 military targets belonging to the Hamas terror organization in Gaza overnight Tuesday, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said.
The target strikes included sheds of drones used for terror purposes, a rocket manufacturing workshop, advanced naval weaponry, military compounds, training facilities, and a munitions manufacturing site.
“This is an additional strike against military targets belonging to the Hamas terror organization, which is accountable for activity from the Gaza Strip, and therefore is responsible for the severe attacks that were carried out against Israeli civilians,” said the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit in a statement. Continue Reading »
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 »
“Anyone who truly cares about children in Gaza should insist that Hamas immediately stop using children as cannon fodder in its conflict with Israel,” Haley told a UN Security Council meeting dedicated to the Middle East.
US Ambassador Nikki Haley lashed out at Hamas Thursday, accusing the Palestinian movement of “using children as cannon fodder,” after dozens of people were shot dead by Israeli troops during weeks of clashes in the Gaza Strip.
Israeli forces have killed 41 Palestinians, including two journalists and several children, since the protests began on March 30 near the Gaza-Israeli border fence.
Gaza’s ‘peaceful’ protesters, March of Return – Screenshot: YouTube
“Anyone who truly cares about children in Gaza should insist that Hamas immediately stop using children as cannon fodder in its conflict with Israel,” Haley told a UN Security Council meeting dedicated to the Middle East. Continue Reading »
WATCH: Palestinians film terrorists entering through Israel’s border/security fence to set fire and destroy Israeli military equipment, used in the building of IDF’s new anti-tunnel countermeasures.
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) carried out a strike on the southern Gaza Strip late Saturday night, in a retaliatory measure after four Palestinian youths infiltrated an Israeli security fence and attempted to set fire to military equipment.
תיעוד של המחבלים שחדרו היום לשטח ישראל והציתו כלי הנדסי שפועל לבניית המכשול בגבול הרצועה. כאמור כח צה״ל שהוקפץ למקום הבריח אותם חזרה לרצועה. השריפה כובתה. לא נגרם נזק ממשי. במקום נמצאו סכינים, בנזין וכאפייה.
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 »
Hamas daily in Gaza publishes special edition calling for resumption of bombing attacks, marking wave of suicide bombings that devastated Israel before the construction of the security barrier that brought the carnage to a halt.
By Arutz Sheva Staff
Mustafa al-Sawwaf, a columnist for the Hamas Al-Risalah daily, called for the renewal of suicide bombings against Israelis.
The article was printed as part of a special edition marking the 22nd anniversary of a series of suicide bombings in 1996.
In his article, which was translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), al-Sawwaf asked, “Are we about to see actions similar to those carried out by the imprisoned commander Hassan Salameh?”
“Will we witness suicide attacks that will redeem the reputation of the quality attacks that shook the Zionist entity and can cause the leaders of the occupation – who call for the field execution of Palestinians – to think again? Continue Reading »
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 »
Hamas condemns the new American bill, the Hamas Human Shields Prevention Act, that sanctions the group for exploiting civilians as human shields, saying the Trump White House sides with the “Israeli narrative.”
By Elad Benari
Hamas on Thursday condemned a U.S. bill that sanctions the group for using civilians in Gaza as human shields, reported The Associated Press.
Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum said the bill sides with “the Israeli narrative”, according to the report.
The House of Representatives unanimously passed the Hamas Human Shields Prevention Act on Wednesday.
Iraqi passport holder Taja Mohammad Al Jabori, who ‘admitted to being a member of Hamas,’ was arrested in the Philippines earlier this week after ‘a tip-off’ and found his visa had expired. – Al Jabori, a chemist by trade, has been responsible for improving Hamas’ rocket capabilities.
The Philippines said Monday it would deport an elderly Iraqi man described as a scientist for Hamas and accused of helping the Palestinian terror group lob missiles at Israel.
Iraq tipped off the Philippines about the presence of Taja Mohammad Al Jabori, who was arrested on Sunday, national police chief Ronald Dela Rosa told reporters.However, the arrest was due to visa problems rather than any evidence of militant activity, the police chief emphasized. Continue Reading »
Based on claims by Hamas that one of their relatives assisted Israel in locating 3 senior terrorists for elimination during the 2014 Gaza war, the Palestinian family reported on Friday that they had executed him in the city of Rafah, Gaza.
By Elad Benari, Canada
A Gazan family said on Friday it had killed one of its relatives, claiming he had helped Israel track down and kill three senior Hamas terrorists, including one of the man’s own kinsmen.
In a statement quoted by Yediot Aharonot, the family of Ahmed Barhoum said it had shot him in the city of Rafah after they were told by Hamas that he had provided information to Israel. Continue Reading »
Following detonation of car-bomb that exploded in the Lebanese city of Sidon that left Hamas official, Mohamed Hamdan “slightly wounded,” Hezbollah’s al-Manar TV station reported both Hamas & Fatah blame Israel.
By Reuters, AP
Mohamed Hamdan, a Palestinian Hamas member, survived an attempt on his life Sunday after a bomb planted in his car in southern Lebanon detonated, wounding him, the Lebanese military and the terror group said, with Hamas identifying Israel as the culprit without providing evidence. Hamdan’s leg reportedly had to be amputated.
Hamdan in the hospital – Arab media
Hamdan, also known as Abu Hamza, was “slightly wounded” in the attack, a Hamas official in Sidon, Ayman Shanaa, told a Palestinian television station, Paltoday.It was not immediately clear who carried out the bombing in the city of Sidon or why Hamdan, “one of the movement’s cadres” according to Shanaa, was targeted. Continue Reading »
Hamas threatens terror & mass murder of Jews if President Trump goes through with plans to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the Jewish State.
By AFP, Arutz Sheva Staff
Hamas called Saturday for a new “intifada” if Washington recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel or moves its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
“We warn against such a move and call on the Palestinian people to revive the intifada if these unjust decisions on Jerusalem are adopted,” Hamas said in a statement.
Yahya Sinwar (L) the new Hamas leader in Gaza and Hamas chief, Ismaïl Haniyeh (R) – Photo: AFP/Archives
Any decision to move its embassy there would be “a flagrant attack on the city by the American administration” and give Israel “a cover for continuing its crime of Judaizing the city and emptying it of Palestinians,” it said. Continue Reading »
Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman subsequently issued the ban having been informed by IDF Maj-Gen Yoav Mordechai of a set of meetings that occurred between Swiss representatives and the Gaza-based terrorist group leaders, Ismail Haniyeh & Yahya Sinwar.
Swiss officials have been reportedly banned from entering the Gaza Strip by Israel from via territory, following a set of meetings that apparently occurred between representatives from the country and Gaza-based Hamas group leaders, The Times of Israel reported on Wednesday.
The matter was brought to the attention of Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman who subsequently issued the ban having been informed by Israel Defence Forces’ Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) Yoav Mordechai, reported Hadashot on Tuesday. Continue Reading »
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