Photo Credit: Ahmad Khateib / Flash 90
Hamas terrorists took over the Gaza Strip, February 1, 2007.

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.


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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for, and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.