IDF reports Israel launched a second strike, destroying two Hamas observation posts in northern Gaza, just a day after a mortar fired by Palestinian terrorists hit an Israeli structure during a birthday ceremony for slain IDF soldier, Oron Shaul.
By Yoav Zitun and Elior Levy
Israeli jets attacked a Hamas observation post Saturday evening in northern Gaza in response to rockets that were fired Friday morning at Israel during a ceremony held in memory of an IDF soldier who was killed during Operation Protective Edge in 2014.
IAF F-15i (Ra’am) takes off – Photo: IAF website
One of the rockets hit a structure in the Sha’ar HaNegev Regional Council, while the Iron Dome system intercepted two other rockets.The Continue Reading »
Iran-Hamas relations have renewed amid Gulf States drawing lines, forcing countries to expel Hamas operatives and boycott Qatar, so Iran has once again ‘adopted’ Hamas …now that billion$ have been given to them.
By Elior Levy
A senior Hamas delegation arrived Friday morning in Tehran for an official visit. The delegation includes, among others, senior Hamas figure Izzat al-Rishq and head of the Hamas administration Saleh al-Arouri, who was forced to leave Qatar for Lebanon, reportedly due to “external pressures” following several Arab countries’ boycott of Qatar.
The official reason for the Hamas delegation’s arrival is the inauguration ceremony of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, who was reelected in May. Continue Reading »
Resumption of peace talks only intensifies internal disagreements between Palestinian factions.
Most Palestinians are still skeptical about results of peace negotiations.
By The Media Line
The Islamist Hamas movement has sharply criticized the Palestinian Authority for resuming peace talks with Israel, saying that President Mahmoud Abbas is giving in to American pressure. The criticism comes as Hamas moves toward a rapprochement with Iran, despite differences over Syria.
Members of Hamas police take part in a graduation ceremony in Gaza City,. – Photo REUTERS-Suhaib Salem
“The (Israeli-Palestinian) negotiations will not lead to anything – it’s just wasting time,” Hamas deputy foreign minister Ghazi Hamad told The Media Line. Continue Reading »
Hamas leader tells Ahmadinejad ‘victory’ over Israel belongs to All Muslims
By Elior Levy
Ahmadinejad (L) and Haniyeh – Photo: AP
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called Hamas Prime Minister in Gaza Ismail Haniyeh on Friday and congratulated him on the “resistance’s victory following the Israeli aggression that lasted eight days.”
Senior Hamas figure Mahmoud al-Zahar acknowledged on Friday that the rockets fired by Hamas’ armed wing toward Israel during the latest round of fighting were “Iranian rockets in Palestinian hands.”
Speaking at a procession in Gaza, al-Zahar criticized the Fatah movement and the Palestinian Authority, saying they played no part in the “victory” over Israel. Continue Reading »