Israel draws a veil over perils building up around Gaza – the third Iranian-Hizballah front 

Israel and the Palestinian terrorist groups Jihad Islami and Hamas are conducting a heated war of words over the Gaza Strip. But both keep mum on the real situation on the ground.
In the two weeks since the IDF blew up a Jihad Islami tunnel running up to the Israeli village of Kissufim, killing a dozen Jihad operatives, significant security-related events have taken place. Neither side is shouting information about these events from the rooftops, so as not to force the Iranian-backed Jihad’s hand into a response.

The IDF has meanwhile cordoned off the area around the Gaza border and declared it off limits to civilians. On Saturday, Nov. 11, IDF Maj. Gen. Yoav Mordecai, Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories, cautioned terrorist organizations in the Gaza Strip in the strongest terms:  “We know that the Palestinian Jihad Islami is spinning a conspiracy against Israel at the expense of the citizens of the Gaza Strip,” in revenge for the destruction of their tunnel and the deaths of their operations.  “Israel will not hesitate to hit back forcefully also against Hamas,” he said, and addressed a special warning to “Jihad leaders in Damascus” – meaning that Israel had no qualms about striking back at them in the Syrian capital, as well as the Gaza Strip, even if this meant expanding the conflict further.

The general delivered his warning in the Arabic language by video.
The next day, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu opened the Sunday cabinet meeting with this statement: “At the present time, some party is toying with an attempt to renew attacks on Israel. We shall mete out harsh treatment to whoever those parties may be and wherever they are.” Netanyahu vowed. He went on to elaborate: “I mean any party – factions, rogues or organizations. We hold Hamas responsible for any attack on us that comes from the Gaza Strip.”

The prime minister, by referring to “any party, anywhere,” fully backed Mordecai’s threat to reach terrorists operating out of Damascus” – or even Beirut, if it comes to that.
An answer came back Sunday from the Jihad Islamic leader in the Gaza Strip, Khaled Al-Batshi: “Israel killed 12 Palestinians in Gaza and one more on the West Bank in the last two weeks, and has reason to be scared, because that’s what is preoccupying us.” He went on to say, “When our sons, resistance fighters are killed – especially members of the Islamic Jihad, we have no option but to punish the occupier and continued to build up our strength in preparation for a confrontation.”

The war of words is being accompanied by military movements.
On the Israeli side, the IDF Sunday launched a military exercise around the Gaza Strip to co ntinue at least until Wednesday. It doesn’t take a military genius to grasp that the military is out on guard for the moment that rhetoric is translated into operational terms. While not privy to exactly what is going on in the Gaza region, many Israelis sense something is afoot and are on edge.
They have further reason for disquiet because the Palestinian Hamas and Jihad’s decision on when and how to start shooting is no longer in the hands of local leaders in Gaza, else they would have let loose on Oct. 30 after the tunnel explosion. Both are committed to working hand in glove with the Lebanese Shiite Hizballah’s leader Hassan Nasrallah and Iran’s commander of Mid East wars, Gen. Qassem Soleimani, who has just ended a period of mourning for the death of his 95-year old father.

While waiting for a green light from Tehran or Beirut to go into action, they are filling the air waves with rhetoric. But Nasrallah and Soleimani too are figures on a larger chessboard and are also standing by for instructions dependant on events playing out in other parts of the region and beyond.


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24 thoughts on “Israel draws a veil over perils building up around Gaza – the third Iranian-Hizballah front 

  • Nov 12, 2017 @ 16:18 at 16:18

    I think you should change your name to Jim Camel! It suits you better!

  • Nov 12, 2017 @ 16:52 at 16:52

    Its time has come for Israel to stop harassing its neighbors , and leave them alone , by going back to wherever they came from.

    • Nov 12, 2017 @ 17:33 at 17:33

      They blew up a tunnel in ISREAL coming from Gaza. How is that harassment? And they are where they come from. Read a history book. Educate your self before you speak. Archaeology all over the region proves that Jews have been in Israel for thousands of years!

      • Nov 12, 2017 @ 18:57 at 18:57

        What ‘Israel’?

    • Nov 12, 2017 @ 17:41 at 17:41

      Are you talking about US and Eastern European Jews so far away from home causing mayhem in Middle East with their open leg policy. As for US they had to mostly leave Iraq with their tail between their legs and Just like Israeli can only fight from air!

      • Nov 12, 2017 @ 18:09 at 18:09

        Yes Yes i remember that too! The “mother of all wars” that lasted all of a couple of hours. Were you expecting us on camelback like the Iranians? Go back into the cave …..You’re farting against thunder

    • Nov 13, 2017 @ 6:16 at 6:16

      You mean its time for Israel’s neihgbors to stop trying to complete the Holocaust that the Nazis, Europe, and Muslim countries have been working hard for who knows how long to do to murder poor holocaust survivors and survivors of russian and muslim pogroms for centuries. Those who bless Israel will be blessed and those who curse her will be wiped off the map. Check yourself before you reck yourself and yo detect when it time for you to hit the deck and make sue you dont lift it too soon

  • Nov 12, 2017 @ 17:29 at 17:29

    It looks to me that another war is a near certainty, and I only wish that the IDF will terminate the Hamas and Hezbollah threat for good, for ever. Take a lesson from King David’s methods.

    • Nov 14, 2017 @ 20:01 at 20:01

      When you keep referring to scriptures you come off as retarted as the islamisrs.

  • Nov 12, 2017 @ 17:57 at 17:57

    IDF will terminate the termites far and wide.

  • Nov 12, 2017 @ 18:21 at 18:21

    Haha listen to you all ,read your bible . and pray .

    • Nov 12, 2017 @ 19:01 at 19:01

      “…for a complete destruction have I heard from the Lord God of Hosts upon the entire land.”

      Yeshayah (Isaiah) 10:16-23 Therefore, the Lord, HaShem Almighty, will send a wasting disease upon his sturdy warriors; under his pomp a fire will be kindled like a blazing flame. The Light of Israel will become a fire, their Holy One a flame; in a single day it will burn and consume his thorns and his briers. The splendor of his forests and fertile fields it will completely destroy, as when a sick man wastes away. And the remaining trees of his forests will be so few that a child could write them down. In that day the remnant of Israel, the survivors of the house of Jacob, will no longer rely on him who struck them down but will truly rely on HaShem, the Holy One of Israel. A remnant will return, a remnant of Jacob will return to the Mighty God. Though your people, O Israel, be like the sand by the sea, only a remnant will return. Destruction has been decreed, overwhelming and righteous. The Lord, HaShem Almighty, will carry out the destruction decreed upon the whole land.

      . Therefore, so said the Holy One of Israel, “Because you have despised this matter, and you have put your trust in oppression and a perverse one, and you have relied upon it.

      “Therefore, this iniquity shall be to you as a breach of a falling [wall], revealed in a fortified wall, whose breach will come suddenly”

      And He shall break it like the breaking of a potter’s jug, crushed without pity, and in its crushing shall not be found a shard, to scoop fire from a hearth, or to scoop water from a cistern.

      • Nov 13, 2017 @ 4:12 at 4:12

        Is the whole Islamic religion based on the jews sinning? Our long exile has repented our sins. It is now the moslems day of reckoning, now, for they have clung to murder and theft of their “protected” dhimmis (Jews and Christians) that they slaughtered over and over again. And , now they deny the jews the rights to the Land of Israel, even though the whole world was informed at Mount Sinai, that the jews are commanded to conquer and settle in the Land of Israel. Even the Koran, which you claim to love, you now piss on, because you deny the fact that Mohammed acknowledged that the Land of Israel belongs to the jews.

  • Nov 12, 2017 @ 20:23 at 20:23

    A weakness in this article is that you didn’t factor in Hamas developing partnership with the PA. If Hamas is held responsible for the deeds of Islamic Jihad originating from Gaza, then, by virtue of their partnership, the PA also becomes a target. Is the PA willing to let Islamic Jihad via Hamas dictate it’s relationship to Israel?

  • Nov 12, 2017 @ 20:40 at 20:40

    Anyone speaking against GODS CHOSEN PEOPLE/ISRAEL is EVIL.

    The United States loves Israel…at least President Trump and the majority of its citizens. Liberals/democrats are the satanists! Don’t trust a liberal….they are evil…and spread lies.

    • Nov 13, 2017 @ 1:42 at 1:42

      Are you sure you want to support the far-right? It is dangerous for the minorities

  • Nov 12, 2017 @ 21:13 at 21:13

    Let’s see 1 tunnel gone, more to go. Words from the muhrabin, do not cost them anything. Blowing up their headquarters abroad is a nice idea, if they decide more of this idiocy. I do understand why they like others to die. Hiding deep underground is all they can, while somebody else does the dying. Eventually we will get them all.

  • Nov 13, 2017 @ 0:05 at 0:05

    Hey, Hamas guys, you have bad tactics!

    You better dig inside and all around Gaza, this allows for very long tunnels with no IDF blowing them up. Or, you could dig towards Sinai, there is no IDF there.

  • Nov 13, 2017 @ 0:07 at 0:07

    God bless Israel ,we stand with you.

  • Nov 13, 2017 @ 1:45 at 1:45

    We should put the Americans fighting for us! Why the hell are we giving ao much money?! Let’s make Israel great again, shall we, Trump?

  • Nov 13, 2017 @ 2:30 at 2:30

    you will be destroyed by Russian nuclear missiles. Only a small remnant of Christian Jews will be saved.

    • Nov 13, 2017 @ 5:17 at 5:17

      Jewish were killed in Europe whether they were just Jewish or Christians Jewish so where do you get reasoning of Russians missiles will only kill Jewish? Perhaps I am loosing my time with you but your speech betrayal you as being confuse.

    • Nov 13, 2017 @ 6:09 at 6:09

      You are talking nonsense. The Jewish people believe in The One and Only One Blessed be he. The True Creator Of The World and it is forbidden For Jewish People or anyone else to believe in anyone else but God. G-d has no partners, physical comparison whatsoever, and is The complete Master Of the World and you my friend have no clue is to what The G-d of Israel’s plans are. It is recommended that you accept the Seven Noahide laws and be good to Israel so that you will be deserving of reward for proper behavior. Do yoursel a favor researchThe Seven Noahide Laws and The Torah of Moshe and Israel before you talk nonsense.

  • Nov 13, 2017 @ 14:11 at 14:11

    Waiting on Iran is idiotic. The two choices with Iran are promoting internal revolution, and regime change; or accepting a war with inevitable regime change. Russia could be the viper that Iran has taken to its breast–…..if it is profitable for the Russians to overthrow the Iranian regime they will do so; and then the Russians will install a regime friendlier to Russia, and less of a wild card. Russia can’t afford a new American militarization and build-up, because of Iran.

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