If Hamas is found to be responsible for an incident of this gravity, Israel is unlikely to exercise restraint. That could mean the targeting of Hamas leaders in Gaza, and the arrests of Hamas leaders in the West Bank. And that, in turn, would likely bring a Hamas response, including rocket fire from Gaza on [...]
Al-Monitor says Gaza anti-aircraft weapons number in the tens and are dispersed among different factions.
Hamas’ military wing, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, have announced on more than one occasion that their anti-aircraft guns and missiles had achieved a breakthrough that would affect the ability of attack aircraft to maneuver during combat. They claim to have damaged an Israeli [...]
Withdrawal may signal ‘green light’ for upsurge in rocket fire; Israeli minister warns IDF may invade Gaza if attacks don’t stop
Hamas has removed from the Gaza-Israel border most members of the 900-strong force it employs to prevent rocket fire into Israel, The Times of Israel has learned.
Sources in Gaza said the decision of [...]
After crushing the Muslim Brotherhood at home, Egypt’s military rulers plan to undermine the Palestinian militant group Hamas, which runs the neighboring Gaza Strip, senior Egyptian security officials told Reuters.
The aim, which the officials say could take years to pull off, includes working with Hamas’s political rivals Fatah and supporting popular anti-Hamas activities in [...]
A senior Hamas politician has joined the call for an “intifada” terror war against Israel over Jews’ visits to the Temple Mount.
The Temple Mount in Jerusalem is Judaism’s holiest site. It is also the site of the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Muslim and Arab leaders have accused Israel of intending to destroy the mosque and rebuild [...]
Despite falling out over the Syrian civil war, Iran and Hamas are still apparently cooperating in order to facilitate attacks against Israel, and to challenge the authority of the Fatah party of Mahmoud Abbas in Judea and Samaria.
A report by Stratfor has outlined how the Iranian regime is making use of Syrian proxies in the region to transfer [...]
On the other hand, the despotism of the Assad regime is horrid, monstrous. There is no good choice here. There are good Syrians, but they’re nowhere near the corridors of power, and they’re not contenders in the current civil war. And so there is no good side here.
And therefore, I draw the conclusion that [...]
A leading Western think tank has determined that the West Bank was heading toward a Palestinian revolt.
The International Crisis Group has determined that Palestinians were preparing to revolt against Israeli rule in the West Bank and Jerusalem. The Brussels-based think tank, said the PA, despite massive foreign aid, was also undergoing steady deterioration amid [...]
In essence, Syria has become not just a gruesome civil war, but also a proxy war with significant global implications — with the United States, Israel, and like-minded Arab states who seek Assad’s ouster on one side, and Russia, Iran, and terrorist groups like Hezbollah who seek his survival on the other.
If so, Assad’s [...]
Israel’s military has been bracing for Palestinian missile and rocket strikes from the West Bank. Military sources said the Home Front Command has assessed that Hamas and other Palestinian insurgency movements were building missile and rocket arsenals in the West Bank.