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First Hamas rocket hits Nahariya. All parts of Israel within range from Gaza on Day Six of IDF operation
Hamas missiles strike Israeli population
Hamas missiles strike Israeli population
DEBKAfile Special Report Jul 13, 2014, 7:30 PM (IDT)

Nahariya, a small resort town near the Lebanese border, Sunday, July 13, had the unwanted distinction of becoming the northernmost Israeli town to be hit by a Hamas rocket 172 km away from Gaza, after taking Hizballah Katyushas in past conflicts. debkafile minimizes the prospect of a truce for now, due to the factors in play. Resuscitating the 2012 is not on because the lead players are departed or have lost their clout. Israel will stop bombing only when Hamas stops shooting. And Hamas believes it is on a roll.

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Hamas Digs Deep and Evades Israel’s Air Force
Hamas’ military machine can only be destroyed bunker by bunker from the ground.
Abbas Brings the Fatah-Tanzim Back to Fight Israel
The Palestinian leader talks peace and prepares secretly for bloody strife.
Welcome to the Islamic Caliphate and Get a Passport
Abu Bakr Al- Baghdadi builds a cabinet and War Office to rule his Iraqi-Syrian domain.
Israeli ground forces building up at Gaza border
Israeli ground forces building up at Gaza border
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis
Jul 13, 2014, 12:08 AM (IDT)

The Hamas-IDF contest spiraled to its highest level in three frantic hours Saturday night, July 12: Hamas hurled 10 rockets at the broader Tel Aviv area after one-hour’s notice, and for the first time targeted the Modiin-Maccabim-Reut cluster of central Israel. The Israeli air force reacted with heavy carpet bombardment the length and breadth of the Gaza Strip, followed by a IDF notice to Palestinian residents of northern Gaza to evacuate their homes for their own safety, as the area would be hit with great force in the next 24 hours.
 

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Palestinian protesters in Shuafat, Jerusalem
DEBKAfile DEBKA Weekly Jul 12, 2014, 1:06 PM (IDT)

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyah's calm front in the face of the Israeli-Palestinian crisis is about to be tested: Abu Mazen is secretly plotting the Third Intifada. To subscribe to DEBKA Weekly, click here.

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DEBKAfile Special Report Jul 11, 2014, 8:01 AM (IDT)

Hamas again expanded its rocket radius up to Haifa, 150 km north of the Gaza Strip, Friday, July 11. A woman of 70 collapsed and died running for shelter after the Haifa siren. Two Katyusha rockets from Lebanon alerted Metullah. IDF returned the fire.

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Syrian-made M-302 rockets
DEBKAfile Special Report Jul 9, 2014, 9:06 AM (IDT)

The long-range Hamas rockets that reached Hadera 110km north of Gaza Tuesday, July 8, have been identified as the Syrian-made M-302 Khaibar missiles which Hizballah launched against Haifa in the 2006 Lebanon War. 

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DEBKAfile Special Report Jul 8, 2014, 10:19 PM (IDT)

First Hamas rockets were fired or intercepted Tuesday night, July 8, over Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Rishon Lezion, Givatayim, Raanana, Caesarea and Yavne. Hamas also made several attempts to smuggle terrorists into Israel for attacks: 

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DEBKAfile Video Dec 29, 2013

US weapons and Iranian Al Qods officers join the Iraqi army in a major anti-al-Qaeda offensive to foil Al Qaeda’s plan for its first caliphate across the Syrian-Iraqi frontier - but also to buttress the pro-Iranian Shiite crescent arching over the region. 

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DEBKAfile Video Aug 17, 2013

Top US soldier Gen. Martin Dempsey has just inaugurated Centcom’s Forward Command in Jordan manned by 273 US officers. It is linked to US, Israel, Jordanian and Saudi air commands ready for an order from President Barack Obama to impose a partial no-fly zone over Syria.

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DEBKAfile Video Jun 26, 2013

Shortly after DEBKA aired a special video on the Syrian war’s widening circle, Moscow announced Wednesday June 26, the evacuation beginning Friday of all Russian military and diplomatic personnel from Syria was complete, including its naval base at Tartus. 

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DEBKAfile Video Apr 24, 2013

Tamerlan Tsarnaev established links with al Qaeda’s Caucasian networks for terrorist attacks in America, starting with the Boston bombings. In 2011, Russian intelligence notified the FBI that he was on their watch list and it remains the most promising source of further intelligence

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DEBKAfile Exclusive Report Jul 7, 2014

Hamas broadened its massive rocket blitz Monday night, July 7 - edging further north and east to locales hitherto unscathed, after warning that its response to the deaths of seven operatives in Israeli air strikes would be “unprecedented.”  Iron Dome intercepted at least 10 of the scores of rockets aimed at new urban areas – Lachish, Gan Yavneh, Kiryat Malachi, Beer Tuvia and Ashdod. The last rocket targeted Rehovot. Sirens sounded in the towns of Modiin, Ness Ziona, Gedera, Beit Shemes and Abu Ghosh indicating the approach of rockets.

The murdered Palestinian boy Muhammed Abu Khdeir
DEBKAfile Special Report Jul 6, 2014

Israeli Police Sunday, July 6, arrested six Jewish males from Beit Shemesh and Adam near Jerusalem and from the city itself in connection with the murder of the 16-year old Palestinian Muhammad Abu Khdeir, whose charred body was found on July 2. The motive is believed to be “nationalistic revenge” for the three Israel teenage boys earlier kidnapped and slain by Hamas. Police have also found the car used by the suspects. They admit they were in the vicinity of the crime, but deny having committed the murder. 

 

DEBKAfile Special Report Jul 5, 2014

In less than a week, Israel is trapped in a maelstrom of violence arising from the Netanyahu government laxness after the traumatic discovery on July 30 of the bodies of the Israeli teenagers, Gil-Ad Shaer, Naftali Fraenkel and Eyal Yifrach, kidnapped and slain by Hamas. Two days later, a Palestinian boy, Muhammad Abu Khdeir, was found murdered in Jerusalem, sparking Arab riots amid scores of rockets from Gaza. “Quiet will be met with quiet,” was Israel’s feeble message to Hamas as the IDF, a highly competent counter-terror force, stood idly by.

DEBKAfile Exclusive Report Jul 4, 2014

Al Qaeda Iraq (IS) and its Sunni allies were advancing Friday, July 4 on the al-Muthanna military air base at Baghdad international airport, debkafile reports. Three columns, of 1,000-1,500 fighters each, were driving forward in US-made armored Humvees and APCs taken booty. They were also after the assault planes Iran and Russia delivered to the base. The Obama administration must decide quickly whether to launch its first air strike to head off the Iraqi Islamists before they grab the strategic air base and, just as importantly, before Tehran or Moscow moves in. 













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