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.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 31, 2016
ISIS and Hamas are standing ready to pick up the pieces as the Palestinian Authority in Ramallah and its security services begin to disintegrate and pay checks dry up for their personnel.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 11, 2016
Israel has started testing a secret new weapon for defeating the tunnel systems, which the Palestinian Hamas and Hizballah are busy digging for surprise attacks against Israel. Western sources reported Friday, March 11, that the new weapon, dubbed the “Underground Iron Dome,” can detect a tunnel, then send in a moving missile to blow it up.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 3, 2016
After five years of hostile abuse from Ankara, the Israeli prime minister is playing hard to get against Turkey’s rush to bury the hatchet and resume normal relations. Still at issue is the Hamas operations base in Istanbul.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 21, 2016
Israel’s Chief of Staff complains that the strategic intelligence supplied by IDF MI is not good enough for coping with ISIS. He fears that a tactical ISIS attack may blow up into a strategic problem without warning.
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.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis September 15, 2015
Three dates are landmarks of a new outbreak of armed Palestinian terror against Israel: On Aug. 30, an army-police squad rounding up terrorist suspects was waylaid in the Jenin refugee camp by fierce gangs armed with rocks, iron bars and firebombs. On Sept. 13, an Israeli car was stoned in Jerusalem, killing the driver Alexander Levlovitch, 64. The next day, Palestinian gangs fought Israeli police guards on Temple Mount with rocks, blocks of concrete and iron bars. Since Israeli troops were told to fire in the air opposite Palestinian violence, terror has escalated sharply, undeterred by legal measures.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 13, 2015
ISIS-Sinai disclosed its first beheading atrocity of a western hostage the day after Washington announced the disbanding of the Multinational Force and Observers after serving in Sinai for decades.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 13, 2015
Despite his warm relations with Netanyahu and close cooperation with Israel in fighting terror, El Sisi is desperate enough to throw Israel as a bone to ISIS to get the terrorists off the backs of Egyptian troops in Sinai.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 23, 2015
The Islamic State’s success in infiltrating elite Egyptian military units and banding together with the Palestinian Hamas poses mounting danger to the life and rule of Egyptian President Abdel-Fatteh El-Sisi. debkafile: A large group of Egyptian officers and men has defected to ISIS led by Hisham al-Ashmawy, who is seen as the hand behind the prosecutor general’s assassination and other attacks on regime officials. Tuesday, July 21, a joint ISIS-Hamas force struck the Multinational Force and Observers in northern Sinai - the first ever attack on the MFO, which is still ongoing.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 2, 2015
Iranian strategists are giving the Houthis advanced Fateh-100 missiles for hitting key Saudi facilities deep in the kingdom, determined to beat back the Saudi air campaign., while upgrading Tehran’s intervention.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 25, 2015
The French foreign minister mistimed his peace move because Mahmoud Abbas is consumed with the threat to his position staged by his rival Mohammed Dahlan’s potential comeback. Hamas in contrast is actively interested in a five-year truce deal with Israel.
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
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 12, 2015
Israel planned its targeted assassination of Hamas icon Muhammed Deif with intelligence from its mole in Hamas. It missed by a fluke and the mole awaits execution.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 10, 2015
Acting on direct orders from Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian special forces raided all nine PA-ruled West Bank towns in the past 48 hours and detained 500 Hamas suspects, debkafile reports. Abbas ordered the operation because he had discovered that Hamas had been hatching a plot for some weeks to stage an armed uprising against the Palestinian Authority, starting in one of the Palestinian towns – possibly even the PA capital of Ramallah – and assassinate him in the process.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 5, 2015
The new Saudi King has posed stiff conditions for continuing his predecessor’s generous financial and political assistance to Egyptian president Abdel-Fatteh El-Sisi, who finds himself without Arab allies in his fight against Islamist terrorists.
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.
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.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 21, 2014
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and top Qatari envoys went through the motions of formalizing the Saudi-brokered reconciliation between them, when they met in Cairo Saturday, Dec. 20. Riyadh celebrated the meeting as the turning of a new page, and the Qatari envoy acknowledged Egypt’s preeminence in the Arab and Muslim worlds. debkafile: But the bone of contention over the emirate’s hosting of the Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal, who was packing his bags to travel to Tehran, remained unresolved. The Saudis demanded his removal from emirate soil.