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Israel Warns Hamas: ‘We Will Respond to Attacks — Forcefully”

Wednesday, December 24th, 2014

Gaza’s ruling Hamas terrorists received a blizzard of grim warnings Wednesday after a sniper attack launched a major battle with IDF soldiers guarding those working on the security fence near Kibbutz Nirim and Nir Oz.

Despite a blustery response, the terror group was also not entirely stupid: its commanders have once again begun to head underground into hiding, anticipating Israeli retaliation for their actions and forcing Gaza’s civilian human shields to live with the consequences.

Speaking at the Calcalist Conference, IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz said Israeli forces “responded appropriately and we will act in an appropriate and powerful manner as any incident demands.”

Gantz added there is a possibility “events will deteriorate and develop into a significant incident.”

Referencing links between Iranian-backed Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, Al Qaeda-linked Salafi Army of Islam in Gaza and the Jabhat al Nusra terror group in Syria, and the Lebanon-based Hezbollah terrorist organization, Gantz also noted a “strong possibility of a connection between fronts – that an incident in the north will influence an incident in the south.”

“We will respond with force every time there is an attempt to disturb the quiet that was attained in the south after Operation Protective Edge,” Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said in a statement following the battle.

His statement was backed up by a similar warning from Strategic Affairs and Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz. “Hamas needs to understand that if it continues to undermine the security situation on the Gaza border, it risks a harsh Israeli response, which could turn into a comprehensive military campaign to demolish its government and military infrastructure,” Steinitz said.

The Hamas Izz a-Din al-Qassam military wing later issued its own statement from Gaza, accusing Israel of a “dangerous violation and a crossing of all red lines, as well as playing with fire… The enemy alone bears the responsibility of the repercussions of its uncalculated actions.

“It seems that this murderous enemy has not learned the hard lessons it was dealt by the resistance in the past. The enemy thinks that our people and the resistance are tired or exhausted after the last war,” the terror group added.

An allied terrorist organization, the Popular Resistance Movement, warned Israel would pay a ‘heavy price’ for killing one of its top commanders.

The clash began with a Hamas sniper’s bullet fired into the chest of an Israeli soldier on patrol. It led to an intense battle that included shelling from IDF tanks and Israeli air strikes as well.

Taysir al-Samiri 33, commander of the Hamas al-Qassam Brigades surveillance unit was killed in the battle, the terror group confirmed. Two other Gazans were also wounded, according to local medics.

But, “As a result of the attack, an IDF combat soldier from the Bedouin Reconnaissance Battalion suffered a severe chest injury,” the IDF said in a statement. The soldier was airlifted to Soroka Medical Center in Be’er Sheva and his family was notified. He is listed in critical condition.

United Nations deputy Mideast envoy James Rawley has meanwhile expressed “concern” over the deteriorating situation on the Gaza border.

Carefully walking a tightrope of “neutrality” Rawley’s statement urged all parties to maintain and reinforce the August 26 “cease-fire” that ended Operation Protective Edge – but has already been broken by Hamas numerous times since then.

Rawley said in his statement that he is “deeply concerned by reports of exchange of fire between Palestinian militants and the IDF in the southern Gaza Strip today, which resulted in casualties on both sides.

“This follows a series of armed incidents since the end of November,” he noted – without pointing out that the “armed incidents” were actually unprovoked attacks launched solely by Gaza terrorists at Israelis.

IDF Shoots at Gaza Infiltrators; Hamas Claims One Killed

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

Israel soldiers shot at two Gaza Arabs who refused to heed orders to halt when they approached the security fence, and Hamas sources claimed one of the men was killed, the first reported death in security incidents since the end of the last round of Hamas-led attacks on Israel in August.

Military spokesmen said the soldiers shot at the legs of the Arabs, but Hamas reported that 32-year-old Faid Mohammed Halawah was pronounced dead on arrival at a hospital in Jabaliya, in northern Gaza.

The IDF said that the Arabs refused to comply” and “fired at the lower extremities, confirming one hit.”

An Israel leader of a regional council in the Gaza Belt area said there have been 12 attempts this month of Gaza Arabs trying to infiltrate into Israel.

And exactly what was the explanation this time for men walking in a clearly posted and widely known prohibited area?

This time they were not trying to collect scrap metal

They were not playing soccer.

They were not mentally retarded, as Hamas often claims, without referring to the Hamas leadership.

No, this time, according to relatives of Halawah who was quoted by the Bethlehem-based Ma’an News Agency, they were searching for “song birds,” which command a high price in Gaza.

 

 

 

Two Gazans Caught After Crossing Over Fence

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

Two Gazans were caught this morning near Kibbutz Be’eri. The two managed to cross the security fence, but once over they were caught by IDF forces sent ot the area. They were sent to the Shabak for interrogation.

Terrorist Infiltrator Foiled Near Gaza Border

Sunday, September 28th, 2014

An armed Arab infiltrator was caught red-handed Sunday by the security coordinator of Shokeda religious moshav in southern Israel.

The suspect, who was carrying a knife and a hand drill, is believed to have sneaked in through the border in the Nachal Oz area. It is not yet known how he managed to get through the security fence and past the IDF lookouts.

He then walked over to Shokeda in the Sdot Negev Regional Council district, about seven kilometers (4.3 miles) from the Gaza border.

The suspect was turned over to security forces for further questioning.

The area’s kibbutzim and moshavim are usually filled to capacity with holiday tourists at this time of year. This year, however, they are still seeing vacancies, said Amit Lavkov, tourism association CEO.

“People want to make sure it’s really calm and the cease-fire has lasted,” Lavkov said. “There are fewer tourists than last year.

Escape or Infiltration Attempt from Gaza?

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

IDF soldiers fired in the air after spotting a group of Gaza Arabs approaching the security fence from the northern part of the region.

The soldiers fired after the Arabs ignored several warnings that were shouted at them, telling them to leave the area.

After the warning shots, the group retreated. The identity of the Arabs is unknown.

About two hours earlier, a Code Red incoming rocket alert siren was triggered in the Sha’ar Hanegev Regional Council district. Israeli officials subsequently announced the alert was a “false alarm.” Local sources insisted, however, that a rocket did land in an open field in the district.

Gazan Terrorist with Grenade Captured Near Negev Town

Sunday, June 22nd, 2014

Early Sunday morning an Arab terrorist armed with a grenade was captured on the outskirts of the town of Yated, in the western Negev, according to a Walla report.

Yated is located just south-east of the Gaza Strip, in Israel’s south, also known as the Eshkol region.

The terrorist was captured by the town’s security forces, who were on patrol at the time. The terrorist had the grenade hidden on his person. After capturing him, the security team handed the terrorist over to the army.

Initial investigations indicate the terrorist crossed over from Gaza. The IDF is trying to learn how he crossed over without being detected.

Lebanese Car Crashes into Israel Border Fence

Sunday, June 8th, 2014

On Saturday night, a Lebanese car ran into the crash/infiltration barrier separating the border between Lebanon and Israel. The incident happened near the entrance to the Fatma/Metulla gate, according to a report on Rotter.

UNIFIL soldiers towed the car away. It doesn’t appear to have breached the fence.

No other information is known about the incident.

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