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Abbas Reshuffles Unity Govt with Hamas, Claims ISIS Is Already in Gaza, ‘No Sense Denying It’

Friday, July 31st, 2015

(JNi.media) The Palestinian Authority on Thursday announced that a long awaited reshuffle of the Palestinian cabinet had been agreed upon, Ma’an reported. The new ministers will be sworn-in on Friday, after prayers in the Palestinian Presidential headquarters in Ramallah.

Hamas said Thursday that the unity government’s reshuffle was “unconstitutional and outside consensus.” Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said the reshuffle represents a coup against the unity deal.

On Wednesday, Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas admitted that the Islamic State is already present in the Gaza Strip.

The unity government was formed in June 2014, in an attempt to bridge the gap between the PLO and Hamas, but so far the government has not been a success story.

 

More on ISIS in Gaza: On the morning of June 19, six cars belonging to high ranking Hamas officials exploded simultaneously, with ISIS claiming credit for the attacks.

In an early July interview with the Al-Quds TV channel, Moussa Abu Marzouk, a member of the Hamas politburo, referred to a video in which fighters of the Islamic State holler threatening messages at Hamas.

“Why do they want to turn Gaza into a sea of blood, and what is the ability of this organization to actually pose such a threat?” Abu Marzouk asked, and added: “There are dozens of [ISIS activists in the Gaza Strip], but they are not organized, and I think the jails are not wide enough [to contain them].”

Hamas Calls for Gaza ‘Uprising’ Against Palestinian Authority

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

Gaza’s Hamas terrorist rulers are calling for an “uprising” against the Palestinian Authority.

Deputies called on Wednesday for a “revolt” against the PA in response to sweeping arrests by PA security of Hamas members in Judea and Samaria.

The PA is the legal representative of Gazans in the United Nations as citizens of an independent sovereign nation called ‘Palestine.’

The PA’s leading Fatah faction, however, has now demanded that Gaza hand over its autonomous leadership of the enclave.

Local Fatah leader Azzam al-Ahmad told the Bethlehem-based Ma’an news agency on Sunday that Hamas has “foiled” efforts towards a unity government with Judea and Samaria.

As a condition for forming the new unity government, Hamas must hand over rule over Gaza, he said.

Hamas spokesperson Sami Abu Zuhri accused Ahmad of creating tension, saying his claim was “untrue.” He blamed the failure to form a unity government on Fatah “factionalism,” labeling Fatah calls for reform “a media maneuver.” Abu Zuhri said Hamas was willing to form the government based on national consensus.

Last month the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) – also headed by PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas – appointed a committee to lead new talks for reforming the unity government.

This is not new. Abbas has repeated that move countless times since Hamas expelled Fatah / PA security forces after a week of lethal clashes between militias of the two factions.

Hamas was elected in a landslide to lead the government in the PA’s first democratic parliamentary election in 2006.

The two factions have never yet managed to work together to form any unity government for any length of time. Mahmoud Abbas has never safely managed to stay in Gaza for more than 24 hours since 2006. Hamas de facto Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh has never safely managed to enter Judea or Samaria since 2006.

And yet the United Nations has recognized the PA-controlled areas in all three regions, governed separately by hostile governments with two budgets and two sets of “ministers,” as a single independent “sovereign nation, Palestine.”

Suspected ISIS Jihadists Blow Up Six Hamas Vehicles in Gaza

Sunday, July 19th, 2015

Salafists linked with the Islamic State (ISIS) blew up six Hamas and Islamic Jihad vehicles in simultaneous attacks in Gaza City, Sunday morning.

At least two people were wounded.

The ability to stage a coordinated attack in the Hamas stronghold reflects both the capabilities of the jihadists as well as the growing vulnerability of Hamas, whose regime has brought misery, depression and war to the local population.

An ISIS poster was found near one of the vehicles that as exploded.

Israel’s Reshet Bet (Voice of Israel) suggested that terrorists may have used the ISIS poster to frame the Islamists for attacks, which could have been carried out only with highly organized support.

The fact that there were not many injuries offers a hint that it might have been Palestinian Authority Fatah terrorists who staged the rare attack with the intent of scaring Hamas but without causing an immediate upheaval.

So much for the “unity” that President Obama so highly applauded earlier this year.

Hamas has face difficulties with Egypt too, which accuses them of helping the ISIS terrorists in Sinai.

Senior Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal won a rare audience last week with Saudi Arabia king Salman, the first time in four years that a Saudi king has publicly confirmed discussions with the Gaza regime.

 

Terrorists who Murdered Danny Gonen Captured

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

Released for publication: The terrorists who murdered Danny Gonen and injured a second person near Dolev (Ein Bubin Stream) on June 19, 2015 have been captured by Israeli security services.

Following the attack, the Shabak, Israel’s internal security service, and the IDF began an extensive operation looking for the terrorists, eventually arresting 5 members of the terror cell.

The terrorists admitted to additional attacks on security forces near Kalandia, besides the murder of Danny Gonen.

Security forces found the murder weapon they used as well as other terror related weapons and equipment.

The Shabak released the following names of the terrorists they captured and their terror organization affiliation. All were from Kalandia.

Mahmed Abu Shahin (Force 17 / Palestinian Authority)

Amjad Adwan (Tanzin-Fatah/PLO)

Ashraf Amar (Tanzin-Fatah/PLO)

Osama Asad (Tanzin-Fatah/PLO)

Mohamad Adwan (Unaffiliated)

Mohamad Adwan, the only one without a prior record or jail time, hid the murder weapon in his home.

Mahmed Abu Shahin, is a member of Force 17, one of the official armed branch of the Palestinian Authority, under control of the PA president.

The weapon used to murder Danny Gonen

The weapon used to murder Danny Gonen

Hamas Rallies in Gaza to Protest PA Arrests in Judea, Samaria

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

Hamas has accused the Fatah-led Palestinian Authority of caving to Israel after PA security personnel arrested hundreds of terrorists in Judea and Samaria.

“Power and occupation are two sides of the same coin. Stop betrayal,” read banners waved by protesters at a rally organized Tuesday by Gaza’s ruling Hamas terrorist group. “Political arrests and power are a stigma on the forehead of its president.”

The rally was organized to protest the security sweep conducted by Palestinian Authority security officials throughout Judea and Samaria over the past several weeks.

Mushir al-Masri, an organizer of the rally, said the arrests were a failed attempt by PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas to “eliminate the resistance.”

He warned the campaign of political arrests and security coordination “with the occupation” signaled a “blow to reconciliation efforts” in the ongoing but largely fruitless move to create a so-called “unity government” between the two factions.

Since the beginning of June, more than 200 members of Hamas have been arrested in Judea and Samaria, according to the Gaza-based terror group.

In addition, at least 40 Hamas operatives were arrested by the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) earlier this month in a separate sting that foiled an attempt to set up a parallel shadow government aimed at toppling the Ramallah-based PA government led by Abbas’s Fatah faction.

Palestinian Authority Incites Summer Camp Kids with AK-47 Rifles

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

The Palestinian Authority has copied Hamas’ version of summer camp for children and teaches them to dance in military uniforms, holding assault rifles and reciting anti-Zionist slogans.

The Palestinian Authority (PMW) has translated and published the gross incitement of terror by the Abbas regime, which still wins praise from the Obama administration for supposedly renouncing terror and ending incitement.

PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas has not uttered a word on last night’s Palestinian Authority terrorist attack in Samaria that left one person clinging to life and three others with moderate to serious injuries.

The names of the groups of children in the summer camps say it all. One group of 150 children is part of “Martyrs and Prisoners” and participated in the camp known as “Jerusalem in the Eyes of the Lion Cubs and Flowers of Palestine.”

And who runs it? Not the Boy Scouts.

It is operated by the Palestinian Authority’s National Security Forces in coordination with the youth movement in the Fatah party headed by Abbas.

The camp’s activities highlighted by Palestinian Authority media are not tennis or playing tag.

The little kiddies wore military uniforms for the final ceremony of an early summer camp and danced. No, they did not dance with each other. They danced with AK-47 assault files, one of Abbas’ tools to further the peace process and a probably violation of the Geneva Convention

PMW reported that the official Palestinian Authority daily, after Israelis Independent Day (Yom Ha’Atzmaut) included the Al-Asima bi-weekly in which an article referred to Israel as:

The so-called ‘Israel';
The occupation state;
The Zionist entity.

The article also described the Israeli army in the 1948 War for Independence as “90,000 terrorists.”

Another blatant incitement of violence was recorded on a Fatah posting on Facebook last month, where it referred to “the weapon with which we will confront our Zionist enemy.” An image showed from Fatah’s Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades with rifles and rockets:

The posting stated, as translated and published by PMW:

We promise that we will meet the enemy with two weapons in our hands – faith in Allah and in the inevitable victory, and the weapon with which we will confront our Zionist enemy. We will defend the honor of this Arab and Islamic nation. #Al_Aqsa_Martyrs’ Brigades.

Itamar Marcus, the founder and director of Palestinian Media Watch, stated:

The PA message to U.S. leaders in Washington is that they want peace. The PA message to their kids is that killing Israelis is heroic. It’s time the U.S. figured out which is the true message.

Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon directly charged the Palestinian Authority with inciting the latest round of terror that has escalated since the beginning of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. He said:

People sit during the [Ramadan] holiday in their houses, watch television program and go outside and act [accordingly].

Lebanese Media Report Russia Offers to Host Fatah-Hamas Meeting

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

Russ has offered to host a peace-pipe meeting between Hamas and Fatah, the Lebanese as-Safir newspaper reported this week.

It added that Hamas accepted the proposal while Fatah, headed by Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas, is still thinking about it.

A meeting hosted by Russia would solve the thorny problem of where Fatah and Hamas officials could meet without one side feeling the other has a home advantage.

Russia for years has been trying to play the heavy-weight in the Middle East to counter American influence, which is eroding.

Moscow always plays on both sides of the fence, It is one of the P5+1 countries trying to convince Iran to accept terms to supervise its nuclear development, but it also is building nuclear reactors for the Islamic Republic,

Russia’s trade with Israel amounts to $4.6 billion, but it also has generously armed the Palestinian Authority with weapons and material, such as armored personnel carriers.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/lebanese-media-report-russia-offers-to-host-fatah-hamas-meeting/2015/06/10/

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