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September 2, 2014 / 7 Elul, 5774
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Report: Hamas Prepared to Accept Israeli Surrender

Monday, August 25th, 2014

Hamas and Islamic Jihad terrorists are reportedly prepared to accept an Israeli surrender that would bring an end to IDF attacks on the Gaza Strip while leaving the terror groups with the ability to attack Israeli civilians at will.

According to a report by Agence France Presse and quoted by the Hebrew-language Ynet news website, the current proposal, tabled by Egypt, calls for a “temporary ceasefire during which the border crossings will open and aid supplies to help rehabilitate the Strip would be imported.

Foreign media have reported more than 4,000 rocket attacks from Gaza to Israel since the current round of fighting began in June, during Israel’s unprecedented manhunt following the abduction of Eyal Yifrah, Gil-Ad Sha’ar and Naftali Fraenkel. Since Operation Protective Edge began in early July, Israel has launched nearly 8,000 counter attacks. Sixty-eight Israelis, mostly IDF soldiers, and more than 2,100 Palestinians have died in the counter-strikes, the vast majority of whom have been illegal combatants associated with the Hamas organization, with some individual representation from Islamic Jihad and Fatah terrorists.

The report cited Palestinian sources, who said Israel should agree to a complete opening of the border crossings between Israel and Gaza for the passage of people and merchandise, allowing for the immediate start of the Strip’s rehabilitation. No indication was given about whether the Palestinians would accept restrictions on the import of weapons, Israeli demands to address anti-Israel incitement in Arab society as tunnelling materials or other materials associated with attacking Israeli civilians.

IDF Retaliation: 3 Dead Terrorists in Gaza

Saturday, August 23rd, 2014

At least three terrorists are dead and approximately 9 others were injured in a targeted assassination by the Israeli Air Force in Gaza.

A missile pulverized the car in which the terrorists were traveling in the a-Nasser neighborhood of Gaza City. The Saturday night air strike followed a 24 hour period in which nearly 100 rockets and missiles were fired at Israeli civilians.

In a second air strike, a 12-story building in the Tel al-Hawa neighborhood collapsed, sending a cloud of black smoke and flames spiraling into the sky.

Residents of the building were warned to leave the building, which served as a base for Hamas operations, prior to the attack. IAF pilots fired a warning dud at the roof of the 48-unit building before the strike, reminding occupants to leave, according to police.

Two missiles blew up the building about five minutes later, which collapsed under the explosion.

Despite the warnings, at least 10 people were wounded according to local sources, including four children.

Over the course of the day, the IDF said it bombed some 60 terrorist targets throughout Gaza. Among those eliminated were concealed rocket launchers, weapons caches and terrorist operations facilities.

Terrorists rained rockets and missiles of varying ranges across the Israel throughout the day and into the night on Saturday. At around 10:30 pm, a missile reached as far north as Acco. No one was physically injured and no property damage was reported.

On Friday, a 4-year-old boy died when he didn’t make it to shelter in time to avoid mortar shelling by Gaza terrorists aimed at the Israeli border town of Nahal Oz.

Hamas Sinks to Child Sacrifice in Thirst for Jewish Blood

Saturday, August 23rd, 2014

A new IDF intelligence report declassified last week has made it clear that Hamas terrorists have sunk to a new low — child sacrifice — in its thirst for Jewish blood.

Human shields, and particularly those who are most vulnerable (read: children) make the best headlines when they are photographed by horrified international reporters after they are bloodied and dead following a firefight or an IDF air strike.

How can that best be staged?

Of the more than 3,600 rockets and missiles fired from Gaza at Israeli civilians since the start of Operation Protective Edge on July 8, 1,600 were fired from civilian areas, according to the report.

Video footage of attacks fired from civilian areas were included.

The Gaza City neighborhood of Shujaiyya, as well as the areas of Beit Lahiya and Beit Hanoun were found to be the most densely populated terrorist strongholds in the enclave.

There were rocket launches from within the El Azhar Islamic College as well, specifically at 2:45 a.m. on July 8, and three rockets launched from the Abu Nur School, also video taped.

Numerous other schools were also found to be terrorist bases — including several belonging to the ‘neutral’ United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA).

On August 1, 2014, rockets were launched at 7:23 pm from the UNWRA elementary school for girls in Beit Lahiya. Photographic evidence is available in an IDF aerial snapshot.

The next day, rockets were launched next to the UNRWA Shahada Al-Manara elementary school for boys in the Zeitoun district of Gaza City.

Beyond that, Gaza terrorists have also hidden behind the institutional “neutrality” of the United Nations, taking advantage of the international agency to fire rockets from inside an UNRWA distribution center and and UNWRA health center in Jabalya on August 2, 2014.

The terrorists also fired rockets from an UNWRA facility in a residential neighborhood in Gaza City.

Nor was the International Committee of the Red Cross, another “neutral” international aid organization, immune.

Rockets were fired at Israel just five meters away from a Red Cross Ambulance Station in Gaza; the launch was photographed by satellite.

Patients in hospitals, also made convenient shields for terrorists, who set up rocket launchers next to the Wafa Hospital in Shujaiyya and Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City.

In addition, clinics and mosques were found to be favored spots for terrorist activity as well. One mosque was used as a weapons storage facility in Nuseirat. In Gaza City, another house of worship concealed the entrance to an attack tunnel. Rocket launchers were also placed around mosques.

Even the dead were not respected, or safe: terrorists have launched rockets from within cemeteries in the enclave.

Curiously, terrorists also fired rockets from within a hotel where journalists were staying: on August 1, 2014, rockets were fired at Israel from the Al-Mashtal Hotel in Al Shati. Due to intimidation and threats, no journalist reported it: but satellite imagery caught the launch. Likewise, Hamas terrorists have prepared and launched rockets next to a hotel used by international media — but none have reported it. Their lives are at stake if they do.

Only after leaving the enclave have some had the courage to “tell.”

Perhaps the most self-destructive of all: on July 30, 2014, Gaza terrorists fired rockets at Israeli civilians from within the Gaza power plant itself, at 8:39 am, either believing the launch would not be seen or documented (it was, by satellite photography).

The tactics of Hamas and other Gaza terrorists are a flagrant violation of international law. Essentially, the terrorists have dropped to the level of child sacrifice not seen since the days of the pagan worship of the false god Ba’al Peor.

Ceasefire Broken (Again)

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

The IDF reports that 3 rockets from Gaza landed in the Be’er Sheva area. The rockets landed in an open area. No injuries were reported.

Residents of Be’er Sheva heard the loud explosions.

The rocket alert sirens did not go off.

3:53pm @LTCPeterLerner

IDF Confirmed: 3 rockets launched from #Gaza hit the Be’er Sheva area in southern #Israel. No injuries reported.

 

Presumably the rockets indicate that Hamas is unhappy with the progress of the negotiations in Cairo.

10 Minutes on Life Along the Gaza Border

Monday, August 18th, 2014

IDF Stops Train Service South of Ashkelon

Sunday, August 17th, 2014

Sunday night – IDF Homefront Command has ordered all train service south of Ashkelon stopped until further notice.

The army hasn’t said why, but presumably they believe the ceasefire may end sometime very soon.

Sources report that there is concern that an anti-tank missile may be fired at the train.

The IDF Homefront Command has also published silent radio channels for tonight.

Hamas May Have Manufactured Rockets during Cease-Fire

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

A publicity video posted today (Wednesday) by Hamas during the cease-fire this week shows terrorists manufacturing M-75 medium range rockets that can reach Tel Aviv, and circumstantial evidence indicates the work may have taken place during the truce.

A television screen in the background shows an Al Jazeera report of terror tunnels that was broadcast on the first day of last week’s ceasefire, Channel 2 television reported Wednesday night.

The video, in Arabic, was posted on Hamas Al Aksa television network and shows how terrorists put together the rocket.

The speaker in the video praised terrorists for succeeding in striking the “enemy” in Tel Aviv and Lod, meaning the Ben Gurion Airport.

“Your leaders, the losers, claimed during the war that they destroyed our rocket capability,” one of the Hamas workers said,. “Despite the aggression, the manufacturing continues, form the factory straight to the field of battle.”

Hamas spokesman Sami Zuhri said that “the continuation of rocket manufacturing during the war is a message to our friends and to the enemy,” but the TV screen in the video indicates that he made the statement  during the truce and not during the war.

The video as shown on Channel 2 can be seen here.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/hamas-may-have-manufactured-rockets-during-ceasefire/2014/08/13/

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