Two Qassam missiles destroyed in controlled explosion after discovery in Bethlehem region of West Bank pointed at Gilo, S. Jerusalem<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 30, 2007, 1:51 PM (GMT+02:00)
Palestinian security officers found the missiles and launchers between the West Bank Al Aida refugee camp and Beit Jala which abuts on the Jerusalem district of Gilo and handed them to the IDF. The 22 mm 1.5 meters-long missiles were marked "Allah is great." Israeli forces quickly carried out controlled ...
Palestinian attacks from Gaza Tuesday: A house in Kerem Shalom badly damaged in mortar fire directed also against Nahal Oz. Two Palestinian infiltrators captured near Kissufim<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 26, 2007, 6:12 PM (GMT+02:00)
Monday, Kerem Shalom took two mortar rounds, a missile was fired on Sderot, and gunfire and an anti-tank missile targeted an IDF border patrol south of the Karni crossing. No casualties on either day.
An undercover Israeli Border Guard unit detains a Fatah terrorist on list of 180 amnestied by Israel two months ago<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 24, 2007, 7:17 PM (GMT+02:00)
Fares Mansour, Fatah-al Aqsa Brigades activist, was detained in Kalil village outside Nablus, for violating the terms of his reprieve and reverting to terrorist activity. Found in his hideout were eight explosive devices, a rifle and a pistol.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 24, 2007, 10:37 AM (GMT+02:00)
The Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas has said to everyone in sight that he will not attend the Washington peace conference the White House is promoting for November unless he is assured of progress on core issues and on Palestinian statehood. Otherwise, he says, the event is futile. Without him, ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 17, 2007, 10:05 PM (GMT+02:00)
Tzahi Hanegbi: We cannot tolerate the shooting on our southern border. Sooner or later we will have to take hard decisions, including stopping "the pampering of Gaza's inhabitants" - a reference to proposals to shut down Israel-supplied power whenever a missile is fired. "Looking after our own poor must come ...
Israeli cabinet warned: Hamas on West Bank is ordered from its Damascus HQ to prepare large-scale suicide attack in Israel<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 29, 2007, 8:57 AM (GMT+02:00)
The deputy security service chief told the ministers Sunday, Aug. 26, that since Hamas takeover of the Gaza Strip two months ago, Palestinian terrorist groups had managed to smuggle in 40 tons of explosives - and, most recently, 150 recoilless propelled grenade launchers, RPGs.
<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span> reports: Three Gazan Palestinian terrorist groups claim failed suicide attack early Saturday amid escalating hostilities
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 28, 2007, 3:02 PM (GMT+02:00)
The two suiciders used ropes to climb over the border fence near Netiv Ha'asara north of Gaza and hurled grenades at the Coordination Command Office at Erez. The Golani Brigade cornered the pair and shot them dead. One soldier was injured in the shootout. Fatah-al Aqsa, the Democratic Front and ...
Israeli forces kill 4 Jihad Islami gunmen in West Bank town of Jenin and village near Tulkarm early Saturday
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 27, 2007, 2:14 PM (GMT+02:00)
In both cases, the Palestinian gunmen, including the Jihad Jenin commander, were killed when they began shooting at Israeli undercover units come to detain wanted terrorists. A Bedouin boy was killed in the crossfire.
debkafile reports the rising violence on the West Bank points up the inability of Mahmoud ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 26, 2007, 3:18 PM (GMT+02:00)
As life in areas abutting the Gaza Strip becomes increasingly hellish and dangerous, their Israeli inhabitants feel as though they live in a forgotten land.
debkafile sources report this sensation was dramatized Saturday, Aug. 25, by the display of astonishing new Palestinian military capabilities and their determination to ...
<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span> reports: Israel will reopen Nahal Oz crossing to Gaza Sunday. The gate was closed to fuel deliveries in response to a terror threat
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 19, 2007, 12:49 PM (GMT+02:00)
Parts of Gaza City are dark. Since Wednesday, Israel has prevented fuel trucks from approaching the crossing.
debkafile reports that all the crossings into Gaza are constantly battered by Palestinian missiles and mortars. Friday, a Qassam missile exploded outside the Nahal Oz gateway after rounds of mortar fire.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 18, 2007, 11:36 AM (GMT+02:00)
The mouth of the tunnel was discovered 700 meters inside the Gaza border outside Beit Lahiya. It was dug under tomato greenhouses of Netiv Ha'Asara north of Gaza. Israeli intelligence believes the subterranean passage was intended to carry infiltrators under the border for attacks against an Israeli town to the ...
<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span> Exclusive: Fatah leader in secret talks with Hamas behind Abbas' back<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 12, 2007, 10:02 AM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile's Middle East sources reveal that Mahmoud Abbas' close adviser, Jibril Rajoub, is holding secret talks with the Gazan Hamas government spokesman Ghazi Hamad. At his meeting with the Israeli prime minister Monday, Abbas planned to demand further gestures of support, such as the release of more Palestinian ...
<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span> Exclusive: Olmert greets Rice with further concessions for Abbas despite discovery of Palestinian fraud over Israel amnesty<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 7, 2007, 9:48 AM (GMT+02:00)
It has come to light, according to our military sources, that the weapons handed in two weeks ago by 168 Fatah-al Aqsa Brigade terrorists in return for immunity from Israel military pursuit were World War I vintage Italian carbines left behind by Turkish troops when they quit the country in ...
<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span>: Israel taken aback by Palestinian PM Salam Fayyad's insistence that "resistance" is "legitimate" Palestinian right<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 3, 2007, 4:25 PM (GMT+02:00)
The pro-US Fatah head of the Ramallah government, Salam Fayyad, stated at an Arab League Council meeting in Cairo Monday, July 30: "We are an occupied nation and resistance is the legitimate right of the Palestinian people."
debkafile notes: "Resistance" is the Palestinian euphemism for armed terror including ...
<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span> Exclusive: 200 defiant Fatah-al Aqsa Brigades terrorists threaten fresh wave of anti-Israel violence unless they are included in amnesty
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 1, 2007, 9:09 AM (GMT+02:00)
They are up in arms against the deal struck by prime minister Ehud Olmert and Mahmoud Abbas a week ago to waive Israeli military pursuit of 179 wanted al Aqsa Brigades gunmen for three months, against a pledge to renounce terrorism and surrender their side arms. The 200 mutineers have ...
<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span>: Abbas convenes PLO Council session Wednesday in ploy to obtain legitimacy for Fatah's West Bank government <br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 19, 2007, 12:58 PM (GMT+02:00)
The umbrella Palestinian Liberation Organization brings together most Palestinian parties and factions excluding Hamas for the next stage in the battle for legitimacy between the Fatah government in Ramallah and the Hamas administration in Gaza. The government headed by Salim Fayyad was declared transitional after he failed to obtain parliamentary ...
<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span> reports: Veteran terrorist Damascus-based Naif Hawatmeh waives Israeli permit to travel to West Bank <br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 19, 2007, 9:54 AM (GMT+02:00)
Mahmoud Abbas requested Israeli permits for blacklisted Hawatmeh, Fatah political bureau leader Farouk Kaddoumi and three others radical PLO faction leaders to attend a Council meeting in Ramallah Wednesday to endorse his Fatah government.
In token of his support for the Fatah leader, debkafile's exclusive sources report Ehud ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 16, 2007, 2:09 PM (GMT+02:00)
Even in Middle East terms, the turnaround which has produced a new American master plan is amazingly swift. The Bush administration, egged on by the Saudis, believes it has set in motion a complicated process for manipulating Israel into easing its forces out of the West Bank.
This is stipulated ...
Notorious Damascus-based Palestinian terror chief Nayef Hawatmeh asks Israel for permission to enter Ramallah<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 14, 2007, 10:14 PM (GMT+02:00)
The ageing head of the Democratic Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestinian claims he is no longer an active terrorist, but debkafile reports he has sent his adherents to join the pro-Syrian Fatah al-Islam battling the Lebanese army for two months in the northern Nahr al Bared ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 13, 2007, 9:22 AM (GMT+02:00)
The bomber opened fire on soldiers manning the roadblock on Highway 57 between Shavei Shomron and Einav in the northern district of the West Bank. He was killed by return fire. Three explosive devices were found in his vehicle.