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Posted on: July 14th, 2013News & Views → Middle East → Egypt
Israel, for a change, can sit back, enjoy the show and watch Egypt do what the world would not let the IDF do – massive destruction of Hamas smuggling tunnels and all-out war against terror in the Sinai. Israel, for a change, can sit back, enjoy the show and watch Egypt do what the world would not let the IDF do – massive destruction of Hamas smuggling tunnels and all-out war against terror in the Sinai. The Egyptian military demolished hundreds of smuggling tunnels in and out of Hamas-controlled Gaza Sunday and is preparing for an all-our onslaught of Hamas, Al Qaeda and other terrorists in the Sinai, Egyptian media reported. The Egyptian offensive is a political and military shock to Hamas, with reverberations in Ramallah and Washington, on the eve of yet another attempt by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to re-ignite the “peace process.” “The reduction in smuggling will make it difficult for Hamas to maintain the level of its revenues, and therefore it will be hard pressed to contain the protests against its rule,” according to the Institute of National Security Studies (INSS). “It will also be difficult to infiltrate weapons into Gaza, mainly enhanced rockets and surface-to-surface missiles.” The Egyptian Aswat Masriya media outlet reported that 805 tunnels along the smuggling route, centered in the border city of Rafiah, were destroyed. Most of the tunnels have been used to smuggle fuel into Gaza. The Egyptian army will also close the Rafiah border crossing between Egypt and the Gaza Strip “indefinitely,” an official source told Egyptian newspaper al-Masry al-Youm. It placed a severe siege on Hamas but without a peep from the international community, which still condemns Israel for the maritime embargo that is aimed at preventing the import of terrorists and weapons from the sea. Terrorists in Rafiah targeted a military checkpoint Saturday, but no casualties were reported, and Egypt opened the Rafiah border crossing for four hours Saturday to allow humanitarian cases to cross the border. The tunnels have been a key route for terrorists to travel freely back and forth to the Sinai Peninsula and establish terrorist outposts aimed at staking out bases for attack on Egyptian tourist areas, such as El Arish, as well as urban areas. The army killed at least five terrorists on Friday, but Egyptian media reported a larger-scale offensive is in the works after an attempted assassination of Second Field Army commander Maj. Gen. Ahmed Wasfy on Wednesday. Egypt is using heavy arms and warplanes, maneuvers that are prohibited under the Egyptian-Israeli Peace Treaty of 1979 without Israel’s approval. With the unstable and radical anti-Israel Muslim Brotherhood out of power, thanks to the military “impeachment” or coup – take your pick – Israel is not blocking any offense, “Security sources confirmed that Israel does not mind that the Egyptian forces use heavy artillery and warplanes during the operation which is expected to start very soon” military sources confirmed to the official television on Saturday. Official added, “The army had decided to cleanse the Sinai of armed gangs and terrorists "The operation will continue until it reaches its objectives, which are not only military but also aim to develop the Sinai.” Meanwhile, state media have reported Friday that two Egyptian Apache helicopters hovered over olive groves south of El-Arish before they fired shells at bunkers of Jihadist gunmen who were preparing to attack army checkpoints. The Egyptian Air Force on Saturday sent in two Apache helicopters to gun down jihadists after it received intelligence information that they were hiding in olive groves and preparing to attack military checkpoints. On Friday, an Egyptian helicopter was seen in the skies over Gaza for the first time since the Six-Day War in 1967. The Hamas terrorist organization is an offspring of the Muslim Brotherhood and therefore is a natural enemy of the military that ousted Mohammed Morsi two weeks ago. Hams has denied Egyptian military statements that its soldiers jailed 32 Hamas terrorists and arrested dozens others in the Sinai Peninsula last week. Hamas figuratively shot itself in the head last August when it mounted a severe attack on the Egyptian army, killing 16 soldiers near Rafiah in a multi-pronged attack that was intended to continue into Israel but was foiled at the last minute by the IDF. Ever since, Hamas has been an undeclared enemy, and even the Morsi regime was suspicious of it. The Ramallah-based Palestinian Authority also is benefiting from Hamas’ miseries but is suppressing its joy because Hamas has widespread support among Arabs in Judea and Samaria who are fed up with chairman Mahmoud Abbas. Any moves by the Secretary of State Kerry to win some kind of a forum between Israeli and Palestinian Authority are a useless exercise without the inclusion of Gaza. Another fallout of the offensive against Hamas might be negative for Israel in the near-term. “The motivation of Hamas and jihadi elements from Sinai to launch attacks against Israel is increasing,” INSS thinks.
Posted on: July 14th, 2013News & Views → Israel → IDF
Maybe a bit of flattery for the IDF by the folks who are targets for Arab rock throwers will keep the military on its toes. Jews in Samaria saluted the IDF Friday for making roads safer – for now.
Posted on: July 12th, 2013News & Views → Eye on "Palestine" → Hamas
Of course, they also fanned the flames that sent Arab youths out to throw rocks and firebombs at passing Israeli cars.
Posted on: July 12th, 2013News & Views → Middle East → Hezbollah
Most foreign media always give Israel the dirty end of the stick and make its enemies smell like roses. The IDF has put Hezbollah, Israel’s most immediate threat, in the crosshairs of a new media weapon.
Posted on: July 11th, 2013News & Views → Middle East → Egypt
Hamas is on the run. Virtually boycotted by Abbas, hated by Assad and distrusted by Iran and a diagnosed by Israel as a cancer, Egypt reportedly has killed 30 Hamas terrorists in the Sinai.
Posted on: July 11th, 2013News & Views → Israel
The director of a Washington-based security forum warns that Israel’s innovative plan to go digital could compromise its national security. “There is national security and innovation and you have to find the right balance,” Cyber Security Forum Initiative chief Paul de Souza told Bloomberg News. The government plans to work with Cisco System to make […]
Posted on: July 11th, 2013News & Views
The only emotion shown by Dzokhar Tsarnaev during his arraignment on July 10 was when he smiled at and blew a kiss to two women in the courtroom. It is believed the two women are his sisters.
Posted on: July 11th, 2013News & Views → Middle East → Hezbollah
Hezbollah is not just a threat to Israel from Lebanon. It is spying on the Golan Heights, which Nasrallah threatened to turn into a new front. The IDF is forming a new division in the Golan.
Posted on: July 10th, 2013News & Views → Eye on "Palestine" → Hamas
An Israel court partially lifted a gag order Wednesday on the case of a second “prisoner X,” held in secret in a high-security prison, and identified him as Wael Abu Reda of Gaza. He is charged with committing “crimes against the security of the country.” Australian media earlier this year exposed the secret incarceration of […]
Posted on: July 9th, 2013News & Views → Israel → IDF
Syrian rebels have implicitly fingered Israel for the bombing of Russian-made Yakhont anti-ship missiles near the Syrian port of Latakia last week, a bombing that the Assad regime has blamed on a group linked with Al Qaeda terrorists. It was not the FSA [Free Syrian Army] that targeted this,” the rebels’ army spokesman Qassem Saadeddine […]
Posted on: July 9th, 2013News & Views → Israel → IDF
Israeli soldiers on Tuesday found fragments of a Grad missile that was fired on the city from the Sinai Peninsula last Thursday, when residents heard at least two explosions. The military went on high alert over the weekend because of the violence in Egypt and clashes in the Sinai.
Posted on: July 9th, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe
Netanyahau showed FIFA’s president proof of missile launches underneath Hamas soccer fields. FIFA was unimpressed: Let PA soccer players travel freely or FIFA may expel Israel. No goal for Israel.
Posted on: July 9th, 2013News & Views → Middle East → Egypt
The London-based Al-Sharq Al-Awasat newspaper reported Tuesday that armed terror cells affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood, as well as Hamas and al-Qaeda, are poised to attack Israeli-Arabs as part of a plan to damage Sinai’s tourism industry. The report quotes an unnamed “Israeli defense source,” according to Ynet. “The attacks will target Israeli citizens in […]
Posted on: July 9th, 2013News & Views → Middle East → Hezbollah
Violence in Syria and Egypt made people forget Lebanon is a tinder box. It blew up – again – on Tuesday. A bomb blast in Beirut wounded dozens of people. Israel, naturally, is blamed.
Posted on: July 9th, 2013News & Views → Media
Ma'an decided to push this sorry event as major news.
Posted on: July 8th, 2013News & Views → Israel
It is forbidden to travel to enemy states, such as Syria. That was enough to jail an Israeli Arab, who was spared a heavier sentence because there is no law against fighting with Syrian rebels.
Posted on: July 7th, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe
Radical Islamist cleric Abu Qatada was flown from Britain to Jordan on Sunday , after the two governments approved a treaty paving the way for his deportation ending years of litigation, AFP reported. Abu Qatada took off from a military base on a private plain to Jordan, escorted by Jordanian and British guards. The radical, […]
Posted on: July 1st, 2013News & Views
Terrorist was released from Israeli Prison only a year Ago.
Posted on: June 29th, 2013News & Views → Middle East → Hezbollah
Israeli Prime Minister has publicly stated several times recently: "If Hezbollah is not a terrorist organization, I don't know what is a terrorist organization."
Posted on: June 28th, 2013News & Views → Eye on "Palestine"
Overnight, two firebombs were thrown at Israeli cars on road 60, south of the tunnel checkpoint, near the Beit Illit junction in Gush Etzion. One of the drivers reported that he saw a terrorist about to throw the firebomb at them, so he hit the gas to get away. As a result, the firebomb landed […]
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