Hamas Warns “Israel”: Window Closing to Recover Missing Soldiers

 

By Staff- Agencies

The Palestinian Resistance Movement, Hamas, accused the “Israeli” government of lying to the families of “Israeli” soldiers held in Gaza.

Abu Obeida, a spokesperson for Hamas’ Resistance wing on Tuesday made the remarks in a speech on the 5th anniversary of the 2014 “Israeli” aggression on Gaza.

““Israel” still has the opportunity to recover missing captives and the remains of fallen soldiers,” he stated, addressing the apartheid entity by saying: “The occupation government has practiced misleading and lying in the case of soldiers captured and missing in Gaza.”

He further stated: “To the families of the captured soldiers, ask Netanyahu, Ya’alon and Gantz where they left your children. Ask Ravi Peretz, the army’s chief rabbi, how they mislead you with certain information for cheap political ends.”

Meanwhile, Abu Obeida highlighted that “There is an opportunity to resolve the issue of prisoners and missing persons if the enemy’s leadership is serious.”

“We warn that the file of the prisoners may be subject to closure completely as in the case of ‘Ron Arad,'” Obeida concluded, referring to an “Israeli” pilot presumed dead after he was captured in Lebanon.

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«الفلسطينيون باتوا يعرفون أصدقاءهم جيداً وأعداءهم جيداً.. والقدس هي البوصلة».

السنوار في يوم القدس: العرب تخلوا عنا وإيران دعمتنا 

مايو 31, 2019

قال رئيس حركة حماس في قطاع غزة، يحيى السنوار، إن «إيران زوّدت المقاومة بالصواريخ وتفاجأ العالم حين استهدفت المقاومة مدينة بئر السبع بها»، مشيراً إلى أنه في العام 2012 و2014 ضربت المقاومة الفلسطينية تل أبيب بصواريخ فجر بدعم من إيران أيضاً.

وأكد في كلمة له في احتفالية بمناسبة يوم القدس العالمي أن المقاومة طوّرت وستظل تحاول تطوير قدراتها وأدواتها لقتال العدو حتى تحقيق زوال الاحتلال، لافتاً إلى أنه إذا كرر العدو اعتداءه فإن المقاومة ستدك «تل أبيب» وغيرها من المدن بأضعاف مضاعفة من الصواريخ بدعم إيراني.

وشدد السنوار على أنه لولا دعم إيران للمقاومة في فلسطين لما تمكنت من امتلاك هذه القدرات بعد أن تخلى عنا العرب، منوهاً إلى أن «هناك محاولات لتغيير وعي الأمة لكن الفلسطينيين باتوا يعرفون أصدقاءهم جيداً وأعداءهم جيداً، والقدس هي البوصلة».

وأشار إلى أن مَن يفرّط بالقدس هو في صف الأعداء ومن يقف مع تحرير القدس هو في صف الأصدقاء والحلفاء، مؤكداً أن «من يراهن على بيع القدس للحفاظ على عرشه فهو في صف الأعداء».

وتوجه رئيس حركة حماس في قطاع غزة بالكلام للقادة المجتمعين في مكة المكرمة قائلاً: «إذا أردتم أن تثبتوا عروشكم والعزة، فالعزة في تبني خيار حماية القدس»، وأضاف «إما أن تُسجل أسماؤكم في التاريخ ويرفع ذكركم أو تسجل في التاريخ وتلعنكم الأمم».

وحذرهم من الانجرار وراء مسارات الرئيس الأميركي دونالد ترامب، لافتاً إلى أن عليهم الانحياز للثوابت بتحرير القدس.

وأكد السنوار أن الشعب البحريني هو مع المقاومة الفلسطينية وضد التطبيع ولا يمثلهم مؤتمر البحرين، مشيراً إلى استعداد المقاومة الفلسطينية أن تكون وقوداً لإسقاط «صفقة القرن».

وقال إن المعركة الحقيقية في المرحلة المقبلة هي في الضفة لمواجهة أطماع الاحتلال، داعياً حركات المقاومة الفلسطينية للاتحاد لمواجهة صفقة القرن.

شمخاني

وفي الاحتفالية ذاتها، قال رئيس المجلس الأعلى للأمن القومي الإيراني علي شمخاني إنّ «صفقة القرن» تهدف إلى تدمير القضية الفلسطينية بالكامل.

وأضاف شمخاني، في كلمته عبر الإنترنت من طهران، أنّ الولايات المتحدة تسعى إلى القضاء على قضية عودة اللاجئين وقيام دولة فلسطينية مستقلة، مشيراً إلى أنّ «المساعي المبذولة لعقد مؤتمر المنامة ومحاولات البعض للتطبيع مع «إسرائيل» تأتي في إطار مؤامرة صفقة القرن».

النخالة

من جهته، الأمين العام لحركة الجهاد الإسلامي زياد النخالة، اعتبر من جهته أنّ «الإجماع الفلسطيني على رفض صفقة القرن يحتاج إلى خطوات عملية لإفشالها».

النخالة اعتبر في كلمته خلال الاحتفالية أنّ «هذه فرصة لمنظمة التحرير وقيادتها للعودة إلى خيار الشعب الفلسطيني والانسحاب من التزاماتها مع العدو»، داعياً إلى لقاء وطني يجمع القوى كافةَ لـ «العودة إلى مشروع منظمة التحرير وميثاقها الوطني الداعي إلى التحرير والعودة».

الأمين العام لحركة الجهاد رأى أنّ إعلان صفقة القرن «يعكس فشل مشاريع التسوية السياسية التي لم تحقق أدنى حق للشعب الفلسطيني»، مبرزاً أنّ «أميركا خرجت بمشروع الصفقة بعد أن أرهقت المنطقة بالأزمات ونجحت في استتباع النظام العربي لسياساتها ومفاهيمها».

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AL-QUDS BRIGADES REVEAL FIRST EVER VIDEO SHOWING DRONE ATTACK ON ISRAELI TANK, APC

South Front

30.05.2019

For the first time ever, the military wing of the Islamic Jihad Movement, the al-Quds Brigades, released a video showing its fighters targeting Israeli military vehicles around the Palestinian Gaza Strip with an armed drone.

The video, which was first broadcasted by the Lebanese al-Mayadeen TV in the noon of May 30, shows an armed drone targeting a Merkava IV main battle tank and an Achzarit armored personnel carrier (APC) of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF). The attack occurred during the recent Gaza–Israel clashes.

“Your fortresses don’t stand before us,” a message in Arabic and Hebrew in the video reads.

The drone used in the attack appears to be a small-size quadcopter, similar to the famous DJI Phantom. The drone dropped small projectiles, similar to submunitions usually used in cluster rockets and bombs.

Al-Quds Brigades Reveal First Ever Video Showing Drone Attack On Israeli Tank, APC
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ISIS was the first to arm commercially bought drones and use them in combat. The battle of Mosul in Iraq witnessed an extensive use of such drones with the Iraqi military losing several vehicles to drone attacks.

While the terrorist group was the first to use armed drones, Hezbollah was the first to arm them with submunitions. In late 2016, the Lebanese armed group attacked several militants’ positions near the city of Aleppo with drones armed with Chinese-made MZD2 submunitions.

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The accuracy of the armed drone used by the al-Quds Brigades appears to be poor. However, the acquisition of such weapon remains a threat to the Israeli military, especially that it can be improved.

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Iran Is Working To Restore Hamas Ties With Damascus – Report

Iran Is Working To Restore Hamas Ties With Damascus – Report

Hamas members. FILE IMAGE: AP

South Front

03.04.2019

The Palestinian Hamas Movement is working to restore its ties with the Damascus government after strengthen its relations with Lebanese Hezbollah and Iran recently, Al-Monitor reporter on April 3.

Hamas’ leadership declared its support for the Syrian opposition and closed its offices in the Syrian capital in the first months of the Syrian crisis. Damascus also says that the Palestinian group was responsible for training several militant groups throughout Syria, especially in the period from 2011 to 2012.

An Iranian official told Al-Monitor that Iran has been mediating between the Syrian government and Hamas since early 2017. However, the official admitted that Damascus continues to view the Hamas attitude in the early years of the crisis as a stab in the back.

“The Iranian mediation, and Hezbollah’s mediation, have eased Damascus’ stance toward Hamas,” the source, who declined to be named, added.

The new leadership of Hamas, which was elected in May 2017, managed to recover the group’s relations with Iran and Hezbollah and adopted a new stand on the Syrian issue. Last month, the group’s leader Ismail Haniyeh rejected U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision recognizing Israeli sovereignty over the occupied Golan Heights.

“The Golan will remain an integral part of the Syrian territory … We stand by Syria in the face of the US arrogance that does not abide by international norms, covenants and laws,” Haniyeh said on March 25, according to Al-Monitor.

Ali Baraka, a member of the Hamas’ political and Arab relations bureau, declined to speak about the Iranian and Hezbollah efforts to restore the relations between the group and Damascus. However, he affirmed that there is high-level coordination among the so-called “resistance axis” to counter U.S. actions in the Middle East.

Despite these efforts by Iran and Hezbollah, local observers believe that restoring Hamas ties with Damascus will not be an easy task. Government supporters accuse the Palestinian group of committing multiple war crimes in the early years of the war. This public image of Hamas also impacts negatively any efforts regarding the restoration of ties between the two sides.

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Israeli Media: Resistance Can’t Be Defeated!

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Israeli Media: Hamas Can’t Be Defeated!

April 1, 2019

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Hamas Palestinian movement cannot be defeated, and invading the coastal enclave would be like fighting in the jungles of Vietnam, Israeli journalist said.

In an article entitled “Israel has no way of winning in Gaza”, Israeli journalists at Ynet, Oded Shalom, said that Hamas is “far behind” the Israeli army in “every military aspect and there is no room for comparison.”

“I am sorry to say that even as the election campaign enters its home stretch, none of the candidates has the courage to speak the truth about the Gaza Strip: Hamas cannot be defeated,” Shalom said.

The Israeli journalist noted meanwhile that the occupation military is equipped with the most modern technology, adding that “: forces from the air, land and sea could precisely hit and destroy any target in the Gaza Strip from miles away. Yet Hamas is invincible, and that is the truth.”

Then, Shalom said that any Israeli invasion of the besieged strip of Gaza would be like fighting in the jungles of Vietnam.

“Invading Gaza will be like fighting in the jungles of Vietnam. The IDF’s technological advantage will diminish in the maze of tunnels that Hamas has dug. The terror group may ask for a temporary cease-fire, but will never surrender, and Israel – subjected to relentless rocket fire, loss of life and damage to property – will agree to such a truce. It will be a rerun of Operation Protective Edge in 2014 and all the other military operations in Gaza that came before. And that, too, is the truth,” Shalom said, referring to Israeli occupation military and to Hamas resistance movement.

In this context, he said Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu is cautious when unleashing the military might of the occupation military on Gaza.

“One good thing that I can say about Netanyahu is that he is the only of the candidates who is not making unrealistic video clips emblazoned with the slogan “Let the IDF win.””

However, Shalom noted that Netanyahu “lacks the courage of leader, like the courage late prime minister Ariel Sharon had when he came up with and gained public opinion for the disengagement from Gaza.”

“A courageous leader should say that Hamas in Gaza cannot be defeated, that those launching firebombs attached to balloons or guerrilla fighters hiding in tunnels cannot be defeated.”

Shalom said meanwhile that the Zionist occupation needs to negotiate with Hamas, but noted that negotiation would take place “by sending suitcases filled with cash but with the mediation of Egypt and the aid of the oil rich Gulf states.”

“We need a long-term cease fire agreement that would include building houses and infrastructure in Gaza. We will not reach a peace deal with Hamas, but we will be able to live next to them in peace,” he added, clarifying that the “balance of terror will be mutual like the balance of terror we have with Hezbollah in Lebanon.”

“But it is our fate to always live by our sword,” the Israeli journalist added.

Source: Israeli media

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A War On Gaza For Regime Change In Tel Aviv?

A War On Gaza For Regime Change In Tel Aviv?

March 25, 2019

An early morning rocket hit a home in central Israel today. It destroyed a house and wounded seven people, none of them seriously.

The Israeli military alleges that the rocket, with 120 km reach, was fired from the Gaza strip. It accused Hamas, the party who rules the Gaza strip, of launching the rocket. Hamas denied that it was involved.

How Israel’s prime minister Bibi Netanyahoo reacts to the attack will decide about his fate in the April 9 general election.

The Israeli military deployed an infantry and an army brigade towards the Gaza strip and called up thousands of reservists.

Netanyahoo met Trump in the White House today and is now flying back to Israel. His planned speech before the Zionist lobby AIPAC was canceled as were his meetings with Congress leaders.

Netanyahoo’s political competition is pushing him towards a wider escalation:

The New Right, led by Naftali Bennett, his education minister and key coalition partner, said shortly after the attack that Mr Netanyahu should relinquish his position as defence minister and appoint Mr Bennett in his place.”Israel’s deterrence has collapsed, and it has to be said in all honesty, Netanyahu has failed against Hamas,” the party said in a statement.

Mr Netanyahu’s chief rival in next month’s election, centrist ex-army chief Benny Gantz, issued a statement accusing the rightist premier of having “bankrupted national security” by permitting such attacks.

But escalating the conflict is risky. Hamas and other Palestinian resistance organizations in Gaza surely have more rockets and will fire back.

Long time Middle East correspondent Elijah Magnier sets out the choice.

Elijah J. Magnier @ejmalrai – 15:21 utc – 25 Mar 2019

If @netanyahu doesn’t attack #Gaza he will lose the elections & shows #Israel’s weak retaliation power.
If he attacks and engages in a long war, #Gaza will retaliate and will bring him down.
If he limits himself to a small battle, results are uncertain.

At 15:45 utc the Israeli military started to launch air attacks on targets in Gaza which it claims are related with Hamas.


via Palestinian Voices – biggerWith more that 1.8 million inhabitants Gaza is densely populated. All attacks there usually result in civil casualties.

The situation gives Hamas some leverage that it could use to bring down Netanyahoo. There are 15 days until the election and a demonstration of Netanyahoo’s inability to defend against or deter rocket attacks could easily lead to regime change in Tel Aviv.

During his time as prime minister Netanyahoo pushed for ever further isolation of the people in Gaza. It is a dead end policy. In the long term the isolation of Gaza is not sustainable. Nor is a permanent conflict in Israel’s interest. But Netanyahoo never took steps to fundamentely change the situation.

The people in Gaza have little to lose. Three wars that Israel waged against the strip during the last twelve years have destroyed most of its infrastructure. The last one in 2014 killed more than 2,000 Palestinians. Israel and Egypt blockade Gaza’s borders and the Palestinian Authority, led by Hamas rival Fatah, sanctioned it. There have recently been demonstrations against Hamas over the dire situation. But there was little Hamas could do to change it. It now has a chance.

We can therefore expect that Hamas will try to goad Netanyahoo into a stronger reaction. Should he limit the retaliation for today’s rocket strike, more single rocket launches are likely to follow. A stronger Israeli reaction will justify to launch swarms of rockets against Tel Aviv and may well lead to a larger escalation.

If Netanyahoo loses the election other hawks will take over. The balance of power between Gaza and Israel would not change.

But whoever wins the election will have an interest in a fundamental change of the situation. A new leader in Tel Aviv might have ideas on how to do that.

Posted by b on March 25, 2019 at 01:56 PM | Permalink

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Hamas Reveals More Data about Frustrating Israeli Infiltration into Gaza in November: Video

January 13, 2019

The Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas, held a press conference on Saturday during which it  revealed details about a botched Israeli raid on the besieged Gaza Strip two months ago, saying it was aimed at planting surveillance devices on the resistance movement’s landline communication network.

Hamas displayed  a video footage of Israeli commandos and their military vehicles and equipment in action inside Gaza, revealing the identity of the Zionist officer killed during the operation.

On November 11, 2018, elite Israeli occupation soldiers crossed the border into Gaza on Sunday in a civilian car in a special operation to assassinate Hamas commander prompting an exchange of fire between Zionist soldiers and the Palestinian resistance fighters who later uncovered them.

According to Hamas resistance group, the Israeli unit was unmasked, prompting air forces to come to its aid and extract the troops from the territory.

The military situation after that incident was escalated by the Zionist enemy which raided several positions in Gaza, eliciting the Palestinian resistance factions’ response.

During a two-day confrontation, the Palestinian resistance fired hundreds of missiles, including heavy-headed ones, obliging the enemy to surrender to a ceasefire which maintains a new balance-of-fear formula between the occupation entity and the resistance.

Source: Al-Manar English Website

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