182 articles tagged "Gaza"
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Egyptian Ruler Is Fed up with Palestinian Leader Abbas
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 24, 2016

He obstinately refuses to name a successor as per Arab League demands.

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The Sderot rocket - tied to covert Israel-ISIS war
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 22, 2016

Even though Hamas works hand in glove with the Islamic State in Sinai, Egypt and Libya, the Palestinian group has no role in ISIS decisions to attack Israel or any influence over its considerations. 

 

 

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Abbas scheme for rival Jerusalem municipality
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 15, 2016

The US, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Israel too have warned the octogenarian Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas against holding the Oct. 8 municipal elections he has called for the Palestinian-ruled West Bank towns and locales and the Gaza Strip. 

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How a French-Saudi Scheme Tricked Palestinian Abbas into Fatally Provoking Iran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 4, 2016

France and Saudi Arabia tricked Abbas into meeting Iran’s deadliest enemy.

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‘Tunnel war’ heralds Hamas-IDF next clash
DEBKAfile Special Report May 6, 2016

The exchanges of fire between the IDF and Hamas in the Gaza border area during the last few days has rattled the terrorist organization, making it fire mortar shells, rockets and light weapons at IDF forces in the area. The firing that intensifies each time that the troops approach a tunnel, or one of its apparatuses, is helping the IDF locate the openings of the tunnels

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Israeli hysteria magnifies Hamas rocket threat
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis April 15, 2016

Tehran and Cairo Slam Aid Doors on Hamas. Gen. Soleimani pops up again with some hard truths for the Palestinian group. Iranian and Egyptian officials turned down the urgent applications for aid by penniless Hamas because the Palestinian terrorists refused to meet either of their terms, whether to back Assad or to betray ISIS-Sinai.  

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Tehran and Cairo Slam Aid Doors on Hamas
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 7, 2016

Iranian and Egyptian officials turned down the urgent applications for aid by penniless Hamas because the Palestinian terrorists refused to meet either of their terms, whether to back Assad or to betray ISIS-Sinai.

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Ya’alon counts on the Qatari envoy for solving Hamas tunnel problem
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 9, 2016

Few Israelis, including the people who wake up at night to the clatter of Gaza Palestinians digging tunnels, have never heard of Mohammed Al-Emadi. But his importance cannot be overestimated, because, as debkafile reveals here, he is the Persian Gulf Emirate of Qatar’s de facto ambassador to the Gaza Strip and to Israel. He is moreover Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon’s secret weapon against Hamas’s terror tunnels. The impression gaining ground is that Yaalon has no answer to Israel’s security problems other than economic inducements to keep its enemies quiet.

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ISIS Chief Stranded in Gaza after Link-up with Hamas Exposed
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 10, 2015

Since debkafile revealed that the ISIS Sinai chief was in Gaza, drawing the notice of the world’s anti-terror agencies, as well as Hillary Clinton, he is trapped there. If he tries to leave, they will pounce.

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Lack of Palestinian Leadership Exacerbates Internal Strife and anti-Israel Violence
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 22, 2015

The elusiveness of an identifiable terrorist leader is further splintering Palestinian communities:
The security forces of Abbas on the West Bank and Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh in the Gaza Strip are at a loss on how to keep their streets from veering out of control.

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Beersheba shooter believed acted for new Iranian terror group Al Sabirin
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 19, 2015

Unusual leads pointing to the Gaza Strip slowed the process of identifying the gunman, who murdered Sgt. Omri Levy, 19, from Sdeh Hamad and injured 10 victims at the Beersheba bus station Sunday night, Oct. 18:
Monday morning, he was named as Muhand Al- Uqabi, 21, who was born in the Nuseirat refugee camp in central Gaza to an expatriate Bedouin woman. debkafile: He is believed to have acted for a new Iranian-Hizballah backed terror movement called Al-Sabirin.

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Israeli forces on anti-terror raid of Jenin
Rocket from Gaza follows IDF-Palestinian clash in West Bank town of Jenin
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 1, 2015

Palestinian rocket fire from the Gaza Strip put southern Israel on red alert before dawn Tuesday. Sept 1 - in the wake of a major clash erupting at the West Bank refugee camp of Jenin Sunday night when a large Israeli force arrived to arrest terrorist suspects. The circumstances of that episode are not entirely clear. Israel plays it down, whereas the Palestinians are hailing it as “the biggest battle of the third initifada.” Was an Islamic Jihad suspect’s home demolished with a rocket as a warning to terrorists to back off?

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The Grad missile which exploded at Netivot
ISIS purloined rockets from Hamas production lines to attack Israel. Netanyahu marks out wide sterile zone
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 8, 2015

Islamic State operatives in the Gaza Strip have been helping themselves to Hamas rockets in recent weeks after furtively penetrating the teams operating the group’s production and assembly lines, debkafile reveals The jihadis then passed the stolen rockets to their squads for launching against Israel. These attacks will intensify the deeper the Islamists’ penetration of Hamas plants and their access to ever more advanced, long-range missiles. Israeli, Egyptian and Hamas attempts to stop the rocket attacks hit the wrong address. Israel has marked out a broad sterile zone. 

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New government needs new solutions for Gaza rockets
Another rocket attack challenges Israel’s military planners to tackle ISIS and Hizballah inroads in Gaza
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis June 7, 2015

While the IDF targets Hamas for air strikes, the tiny Gaza Strip has become the only patch of land in the Middle East where Sunni ISIS and the Shiite Hizballah terrorists operate simultaneously though separately against the same declared foes: Hamas and Israel. These groups constantly change sides and escalate their violence, The new situation cries out for both Israel and Egypt to step in without delay, as Hamas loses ground to yet more radical and violent organizations, who are seizing control of the rocket offensive against Israel. 

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ISIS lands in Gaza
First Hamas-ISIS firefight in Gaza. “Islamic State of Jerusalem” supporters sighted on Israeli border
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 2, 2015

ISIS supporters were shot dead in Gaza Tuesday, June 2, in their first firefight with Hamas forces come to arrest them. The Islamists planted a bomb trap in their hideout. The showdown occurred 48 hours after Ansar al Dawa al-Islamia, renamed “Supporters of the Islamic State of Jerusalem,” gave Hamas a 48-hour ultimatum to end its crackdown on the group and release dozens of suspects held for a series of attacks. debkafile: ISIS fighters were spotted for the first time this week on the Gazan-Israeli border. They threatened to target Eilat Port

 

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Palestinian Grad rockets fired into Israel
Israeli Air Force strikes four empty “terror” targets in the Gaza Strip for five Palestinian rockets
DEBKAfile Special Report May 27, 2015

Israel resorted Tuesday night, May 26, to its old routine response to rocket attacks from the Gaza Strip by the aerial bombardment of four “terrorist” targets. Once again, Hamas hurriedly removed its personnel from the targeted facilities in time to escape casualties. For Israel it was an opportunity missed. The first Palestinian long-range Grad rocket attack since last summer’s Israeli operation in Gaza was a chance to go for really potent terrorist infrastructure, such as the new tunnels the Palestinians are again running under the border.

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A Hamas terror tunnel - a model for Hizballah
Hizballah copycats Hamas’ terror tunnels for Lebanese-Galilee border. No IDF solutions yet
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 20, 2015

Local reports of mysterious underground explosions in northern Israeli locations on the Lebanese border are confirmed by Israeli troops on field exercises in the neighborhood. They attest to heavy earthmoving equipment, explosions, burrowing and shaking ground on the Lebanese side of the border, giving the area the appearance of a huge subterranean building site. debkafile: Hizballah has undoubtedly taken a leaf out of the Hamas book of terror and mobilized fully and efficiently for a major tunnel-building project. Israel seems curiously passive in the face of its enemy’s dangerous enterprise.

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Austrian Steyr HS.50 sniper's rifle
Sniper fire from Gaza as part of Hamas’ massive buildup for next war
DEBKAfile Special Report April 14, 2015

Israelis living and serving security around the Gaza Strip report harassment by Hamas snipers in recent weeks - a scare tactic apparently evolving into a major offensive as the Palestinian terrorists make massive preparations for the coming showdown. debkafile: They have got hold of the new-generation Austrian Steyr HS.50 sniper’s rifle, which has an effective range of more than 3 km and a thermal laser range-finder for night combat. Its extensive use may be Hamas' next surprise tactic while also working round the clock on new tunnels and new rocket tests out at sea.

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Egyptian troops battling terrorists in Sinai
IDF pulls units from locations bordering Gaza, ignoring rising Egyptian military and al Qaeda activity
DEBKAfile Special Report January 4, 2015

Israel’s military refers to Hamas in terms of an independent entity confined to the Gaza Strip, when as recently as December, Hamas’ jumped aboard the Iran-led Iraqi-Syrian-Hizballah alliance. It is now subject to Tehran’s decisions, which may also touch on the moves dictated by President Obama. Israel’s policy, furthermore, of relying on the Egyptian army to grapple with Al Qaeda’s Sinai network also comes at a price. For Egypt has moved into Sinai with Israel’s quiet consent one and a half divisions, fighter squadrons and tank battalions. That’s just for starters.

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Hamas' Khaled Meshaal heads for new exile
Meshaal on point of relocating Hamas’ political headquarters from Doha to Tehran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 27, 2014

Hamas’ political leader Khaled Meshaal, having found sanctuary from Damascus in Doha, is again being hounded from pillar to post. debkafile: A deal struck this week between Egypt and Qatar could force the Hamas leader to settle in the Iranian capital. This would afford Tehran a foothold in the Gaza Strip, its second Mediterranean outpost on the Israeli border after Lebanon. The Egyptian-Qatari memo of understanding, signed in Cairo Wednesday, Dec. 24, pulls emirate support from Brotherhood and Hamas operations against Egypt and Saudi Arabia.

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