web analytics
July 31, 2015 / 15 Av, 5775
At a Glance
InDepth
Sponsored Post


Quick Takes: News You May Have Missed

Aaron Klein

Aaron Klein

Hizbullah Coordinating Attacks With Hamas

The Iranian-backed Hizbullah group has reopened an operational room with Hamas to coordinate regional militant developments, including attacks against Israel, according to informed Middle Eastern defense officials.

The operational room, commissioned at the direction of Iran, is located in Lebanon and is coordinating with the Hamas command and control in the Gaza Strip, the defense officials said.

Further, the defense officials said they are aware of Hizbullah plans to bring more weapons into the Gaza Strip in the coming days.

In another alarming development, the defense officials said the Iranian-backed Islamic Jihad terrorist organization is not answering to Hamas and is shooting rockets into Israel at times without the approval of Hamas leaders. The move could complicate any ceasefire achieved between Israel and Hamas, and it gives Iran more discretion over the Gazan Palestinian arena.

The reopening of an operational room between Hizbullah and Hamas signifies the rapprochement of cooperation between Iran and Hamas under the current crisis in Gaza. In the last two years, Iran tempered its relationship with Hamas because the Islamist group failed to significantly aid Syria, an ally of Iran, which has been facing a Sunni-led militant insurgency.

On the ground, the strengthening of Hamas-Iran ties could lead to two major developments vis-à-vis Israel.

First, Israel could face more coordinated rocket attacks from both Hamas in Gaza and Hizbullah in Lebanon. On Friday, one Katyusha rocket was fired into northern Israel, prompting fears of the opening of a second front against the Israeli homefront. On Monday, two more rockets were reportedly launched from Lebanon.

Second, Hamas may be more hardened in its truce talks with Israel.

According to sources, Iran opposes a truce and has even been attempting to use jihadist surrogates in the Gaza Strip to cause a mass casualty event in Israel that would provoke an Israeli ground operation.

 

Hamas Leaders Use Hospital As Shield

Some Hamas leaders are believed to be hiding in bunkers underneath the largest hospital in the Gaza Strip, according to informed Middle Eastern security officials.

The officials said they believe the Hamas members are using the Al-Shifa Hospital complex in Gaza not only as a hiding place but also as a sanctuary command center for some of the Islamist group’s operations targeting Israel.

The Hamas members believe they are safe underneath the hospital and have built tunnels in recent years to move in and out of the complex, the officials said.

The Shifa Hospital, located in the North Rimal district of Gaza, is one of the main receiving centers for those wounded in the current Israel Air Force bombardments of Gaza City.

Ironically, it was Israel in the 1980s that refurbished the hospital as part of an outreach effort to improve relations with Palestinians. Part of the Israeli reconstruction included a large underground cement basement with room for offices.

The facility was originally a British Army barracks in the 1940s before becoming a hospital. It was transformed by Egypt in the 1950s into a larger complex with more medical offerings.

 

My Analysis Of The Current Situation

In the dysfunctional, Alice-Through-the-Looking-Glass world of the so-called Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the sustained rocket fire from the Gaza Strip may be less about Hamas’s war on Israel and more about the Islamist group trying to regain its swiftly sliding power in the region.

Following the ouster of its ideological partner in neighboring Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas has been feeling increasingly isolated, with Egypt’s new military regime engaged in a serious effort to close its border with the terrorist-saturated Gaza Strip.

The profitable smuggling routes along the Sinai-Gaza border have dried up.

About the Author: Aaron Klein is a New York Times bestselling author and senior reporter for WND.com. He is also host of an investigative radio program on New York's 970 AM Radio on Sundays from 7 to 9 p.m. Eastern. His website is KleinOnline.com.


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

20 Responses to “Quick Takes: News You May Have Missed”

  1. Mihael Massa says:

    Please GOd destroy hamas destroy evil

  2. Arab Sunni are against es hisbullah

  3. Arab Sunni are against es hisbullah

  4. Arab Sunni are against es hisbullah

  5. They will be next.They have lost hundreds in Syria, some of their best men.

  6. They will be next.They have lost hundreds in Syria, some of their best men.

  7. Israel will destroy them both, just like they did Egypt, Syria and Jordan in 1967.

  8. Israel is breathing its last?? What are you breathing, dummy? Pull up your smelly pants.

  9. This is why Gaza must be leveled and the West Bank reabsorbed by Israel. The fantasy of “Palestine” must end.

  10. This is why Gaza must be leveled and the West Bank reabsorbed by Israel. The fantasy of “Palestine” must end.

  11. David Cohen says:

    You guys are so funny with your IsraHell. Ok, You asked for it PalASStinians, after all, Anal Jihad is OK according to the Islamic Brotherhood.

  12. You think so, Ahmad? Is YOUR stinking house still standing? Not for long

  13. Stop the rockets into Israel, head.

  14. Stop the rockets into Israel, head.

  15. Stop the rockets into Israel, head.

  16. David Cohen says:

    Dream on, AhMAD. Israel survived wars that included your National Armies attacking together. Israel is stronger now. Hamas even managed to hit Gaza with 100 missiles. Good job, bozo.

  17. Ooh, more brilliance from the idiot. It’s Jewish land, moron. Now. Forever.

  18. I’m terrified!!!! Not.

Comments are closed.

Current Top Story
Matt Lee of the Associated Press at the State Department press briefing.
ObameDeal Exposed: It’s not ‘Secret’ from Congress but not in Writing
Latest Indepth Stories
Silhouette of "hilltop settler."

“Yesha” and Binyamin Regional Council leaders said the attack “is not the path of Jews in Judea and Samaria.”

Schwartz-073115

The occasion? The rarely performed mitzvah of pidyon peter chamor: Redemption of a firstborn donkey.

Rabbi YY Rubinstein

American leftists have a pathological self-inflicted blindness to the dangers of political Islam

Tobin-073115

Hillary should THANK Trump; By dominating the news he’s overshadowed the implosion of her campaign

Hard to remember when Jewish youth were so hostile to their heritage as they are on campuses today.

Names of the enablers of Iran’s Nuclear weapons will be added next to Hitler’s on the list of infamy

By most accounts, the one person with the political muscle to swing enough Democratic votes to override a veto is Sen. Schumer.

The next day, in a speech in New York to the Council on Foreign Relations, Mr. Kerry substantially upped the ante.

In Israel, the judiciary has established itself as superior to ALL other branches of the government.

The Fifteenth Day of the month of Av became a day of national rejoicing. The moment that had seemed hopeless became the moment of Redemption.

I think the melodies in our religious services have a haunting sound to them that just permeates your guts and gets into your soul. If you have any musical inclination, I think they inspire you to compose.

Cavalier analogies to the Holocaust are unacceptable, but Huckabee’s analogy was very appropriate.

Pollard was a Jewish-head-on-a-pike for all American Jews to see and to learn the explicit lesson.

If the Iran deal passes, Obama’s WH becomes world’s leading financier of terrorism against Americans

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/indepth/columns/aaron-klein/quick-takes-news-you-may-have-missed-241/2014/07/16/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: