Defense Minister Liberman says Abbas “wants to damage the ties between us and the Gaza Strip. It is not our fight. They are trying to drag us into their internal Palestinian squabbles.”
Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said on Sunday that his goal is the removal of Hamas from Gaza while slamming Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas for wanting to damage ties between Israel and Gaza.
On Friday, top Hamas official, Kahlil al-Hayya, told Lebanon’s Al-Mayadeen TV that ceasefire negotiations between Israel and Hamas are in “the final stretch.”
However, in an interview with (Israel’s) Kan TV on Sunday, Liberman said Israel does not negotiate directly with a group that openly seeks its destruction. Continue Reading »
Former chief of Mossad MIA unit says Israel should target Hamas leaders’ wallets, ‘make them miserable’ by cracking down on their daily lives, and even reject access to Israeli medical facilities for their families when treatment at Palestinian hospitals are available.
By Arutz Sheva Staff
Israel must re-think its policy towards the Hamas terror organization, a former senior Mossad official told Army Radio, particularly with regard to the return of Israeli captives and slain IDF soldiers being held hostage in the Gaza Strip.
Hamas billionaire Khaled Meshaal exercising in a private gym in a fancy part of Doha, Qatar. Continue Reading »
When Hamas security forces at the Rafah crossing into Egypt tried to stop two Salafists terrorists, one of them set off an explosion, killing the Hamas commander and wounding several others.
By Elior Levy, Roi Kais
A commander in Hamas’s military wing was killed early Thursday in an ISIS suicide bombing at the Rafah border crossing, which connects the Gaza Strip and Egypt.
According to the Gazan Interior Ministry, Hamas forces stopped for a security check two people who were nearing the border crossing from inside the strip when one of them set off an explosion, likely from a suicide belt. Continue Reading »
Israel’s Air Force launched an overnight retaliator airstrike on 2 targets belonging to the Hamas terrorist organization in northern Gaza, in response to a rocket fire from the strip that exploded in the Hof Ashkelon Regional Council on Tuesday evening.
– Hysterical Hamas warns the IDF, “This is crossing a dangerous line.”
By AP, AFP, Ynet Reporters
The Israeli military says it carried out airstrikes against two Hamas positions in Gaza overnight Tuesday in response to a rocket fired from the strip which landed in open territory in the Hof Ashkelon Regional Council.
Border Policeman retrieving remnants of exploded rocket – Photo- IsraelandStuff/PP
Ayman Sahbani, an emergency director at Gaza’s Shifa hospital, says three Palestinians were wounded in the strike, including a 26-year-old man who was in serious condition after being struck in the head by shrapnel. Continue Reading »
Ten years since the Palestinian terrorist group seized power in a bloody conflict overthrowing the Fatah gov’t, the territory has barely 3 hours of power a day and unemployment over 40% even after the world has sent $20 billion to Gaza.
A decade after the Islamist group Hamas seized Gaza, the Palestinian enclave is effectively unlivable for its 2 million people, with declining incomes, healthcare, education, electricity and fresh water, the United Nations said.In a report examining humanitarian conditions in the territory, which Hamas took over in June 2007 after a brief conflict with forces loyal to the Palestinian Authority, the United Nations concludes the situation in Gaza is deteriorating “further and faster” than was forecast only a few years ago. Continue Reading »
After Gaza’s sole power-plant was shut down due to Hamas’ refusal to purchase fuel, PA President Mahmoud Abbas informed Israel he is stopping all payments for electricity that enters Gaza if Hamas does not yield some of its political control over Gaza to the Palestinian Authority.
By ADAM RASGON
PA President Mahmoud Abbas has warned over the past two weeks that he will take “unprecedented measures,” if Hamas does not concede some of its control over Gaza to the PA.
Fatah’s Mahmoud Abbas (L) & Hamas’ Ismail Haniyeh (R) – Google Images
The Palestinian Authority informed Israel that it is stopping all payments for electricity that enters Gaza through 10 electrical lines, the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories said on Thursday. Continue Reading »
West Bank Arabs no longer permitted to travel to Gaza after Hamas claimed responsibility for deadly drive-by shooting attack.
By Arutz Sheva Staff
Israel said Wednesday it was revoking permits for hundreds of Palestinian Arabs living in Judea and Samaria to visit relatives in Gaza after a series of terror attacks on Israelis – several of them fatal.
The announcement by COGAT, the agency that manages civilian affairs between Israel, the PA, and Gaza was the latest reversal to measures easing movement for Palestinians during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. Earlier Tuesday, COGAT announced it would tighten access of Palestinian Arabs to the Temple Mount. Continue Reading »
Senior Hamas officials meet in Qatar to weigh reaching deal with Jewish State that would allow Gaza a seaport in exchange for a 5-year halt in its ‘armed resistance’ against Israel.
By Elior Levy & i24news
Leading members of Hamas are meeting in Qatar to discuss a proposal for a long-term ceasefire with Israel, the Palestinian Al-Quds newspaper reported Monday.
IDF soldier observes Hamas road construction on Gaza border – Photo: Yoav Zitun
The truce proposal, which is backed by both Qatar and Turkey, is based on an outline formulated by UN special envoy to the Middle East Nikolay Mladenov, according to Israel Radio. Continue Reading »
Israel’s Elbit Systems developed a unique sensor-based tunnel detection network in record time, as a response to the direct threat from Hamas.
By Udi Etsion, Matan Tzuri
A new tunnel detection system developed by Elbit Systems will protect Israeli citizens from the threat of infiltration by Hamas terrorists.
Picture of tunnel featured in Hamas newspaper during Operation Protective Edge.
Now, after two months of development, the Israel-based international defense electronics company says that they have created an effective system which uses sensors to detect tunnel building activity. The system will be implemented along the entire Israel-Gaza border, Elbit said.
The system includes a series of sensors. Continue Reading »
WATCH: Hamas Spokesman belittles Westerners crying over high civilian death toll in Gaza war, boasts of human shields.
A senior Hamas officials last week boasted of using Gaza’s civilian population as a human shield, and confirmed that his movement is “leading our people to death.”
“The resistance (i.e., Hamas) is truly glorifying our people and our nation,” Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri told Al Aqsa TV last Monday.
He went on to belittle those Palestinians who complain of the high death toll in Gaza: “We are paying a price, but we remember our brothers in Algeria… In 1945, in a single day in Algeria, 45,000 Algerians died. Continue Reading »
Hamas member of “parliament” in Gaza claim PA’s role in peace talks infringes on ‘fundamental Palestinian principles,’ including Arabs’ Right of Return.
By Dalit Halevy, Tova Dvorin
Salah Bardawil, a member of Hamas’s “parliament” in Gaza, attacked Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas Friday, calling him a “coward” for considering accepting the US framework agreement.
Kerry and Abbas meet in Paris – Reuters
“If the US framework agreement is accepted, the Palestinian problem will lose all meaning,” Bardawil fired. “The situation is very dangerous because of the denial of the right of return to their homes of six million Palestinian refugees.”
“[The process] gives Palestine to the Occupation,” he added. Continue Reading »
Hamas smuggler dies as another tunnel caves in.
An Arab youth was killed when a tunnel linking Egypt to Gaza collapsed on Saturday, Arab medical sources said.
“Mussa Ghonaim, 26 years old, was killed in the tunnel collapse south of the town of Rafah,” the sources said, according to AFP.
In February, the Islamist terror movement Hamas, which governs Gaza, closed hundreds of tunnels used for smuggling in Rafah, which straddles the border between Egypt and the coastal enclave.
Hamas is making at least amillion dollars a day in “tax” money from Gaza smugglers, a senior IDF officer said Monday. Continue Reading »