A promise by Gaza’s ruling Hamas terrorist organization to launch an attack on Israel in response to a visit to the Temple Mount by National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir has fizzled.
One rocket was fired at Israel from Gaza late Tuesday night, but did not trigger a Red Alert incoming rocket siren because it did not clear the Gaza border security fence.
Hamas leaders are clearing out their positions on the ground in anticipation of a military response from Israel.
Ben Gvir ascended the Temple Mount – the holiest sites in the Jewish faith – early Tuesday morning.
“The leadership of Hamas was caught off guard by Ben Gvir’s move, which puts it in a very difficult position after it promised to respond to any provocation in Al Aqsa [mosque],” a source told the Tazpit Press Service.