Extremist Fatah wing throws support behind latest Hamas terror onslaught
Evidence is mounting that the extremist Tanzim wing of the Palestinian Fatah is complicit in the Hamas onslaught of terror in Judea and Samaria, which has claimed 5 Israeli lives and injured 12 in Judea and Samaria in recent weeks. This is reported by, DEBKAfile’s counter-terror sources.
The clincher was the discovery of the Barkan killer, who had evaded capture for five weeks, in the Askar refugee camp of Nablus – only after Israel’s security forces caught up with another terrorist who was linked to the Dec. 9 Ofra shooting at the Sudra village in the Ramallah district. A four-day old infant died after that attack in which 7 people were injured.
Ramallah is the seat of the Fatah-ruled Palestinian Authority and the movement’s institutions. It is increasingly evident that Tanzim, Fatah’s armed wing, which was mostly dormant after the second intifada (Palestinian uprising) of 2000-2002 was defeated, is extending clandestine support to the Hamas network terrorizing Judea and Samaria in recent weeks. The latest outrage occurred on Thursday, when a Palestinian gunman murdered two IDF soldiers and injured a third soldier and a young woman at the Asaf Hill junction near Bethel.
According to our sources, Tanzim as a body has not pitched in with support for Hamas, only an armed faction, which recently set itself up as a paramilitary force called the “Amoudi Martyr’s Brigades.” Its founding members are mostly intifada veterans.
There are six pointers to its collusion with Hamas:
- The Hamas network’s focus on Ramallah, where it feels it can safely operate under the noses of the Palestinian Authority and its security and intelligence agencies.
- The new modus operandi of Hamas attacks. At the Ofra and Asaf Hill junctions, the terrorists used vehicles for shooting and a fast getaway, a method identified with Tanzim. It was first put into practice on Jan. 9, when a joint Hamas-Tanzim squad murdered Rabbi Raziel Shevah outside his home.
- The terrorists’ ability to evade capture for unusually long periods is down to Tanzim aid in providing safe hideouts with the active complicity of more and more segments of the Palestinian population, which hitherto had little sympathy for Hamas.
- The Fatah-Tanzim has ordered its following in the population to aid Hamas by raising sudden road obstructions to hamper Israeli military movements, staging spontaneous riots, erasing video tapes recording attacks and the presence of fugitive terrorists and giving them food.
- The give-and-take of information between Israeli and the Palestinian Authority’s security services for maintain the peace has declined in recent weeks.This is due partly to the latter’s awareness of its own Tanzim’s support for Hamas’ activities and partly to its informants drying up.
- On Thursday, Dec. 13, Tanzim decided to go public with its backing for Hamas, by openly lauding the terrorists killed on Wednesday as “Palestinian heroes” and calling on the Palestinian masses to mark the anniversary of the founding of Hamas on Friday, Dec. 14 with popular demonstrations. These are intended to replicate the “rallies” Hamas mounted on the Gaza border for the past eight months.
According to the informationreaching DEBKAfile’s intelligence sources, Tanzim’s proactive backing for Hamas is not just directed against Israel. It is part of a political campaign conducted by Tanzim’s leader Mahmoud al-Aloul, who was elected deputy chairman of the Palestinian Authority and is a member of the Fatah central committee since 2009. He is bidding to succeed Mahmoud Abbas when he retires. To support his run for office, he has been preparing a third intifada.
Earlier this year, Israel warned Al-Aloul that if he did not drop this plan, the clandestine terrorist cells he was building would be wiped out. However, Israel made no move against him or Tanzim since then. Therefore, the mass demonstrations Tanzim and Hamas have called for this Friday in all parts of Judea and Samaria will offer resounding proof that they are hand in glove for terror. Israel is confronted with a major security challenge in the weeks and months to come.
17 thoughts on “Extremist Fatah wing throws support behind latest Hamas terror onslaught”
It is Ok to bomb Jenin and Ramallah a little, I would say, like with a 100 airplanes or such each, but not more. Should be a clear sign of “enough is enough”, and let us hope they get the message.
No. You dont drop bombs on your own territory like Assad. You enter the Muqata, arrest Mahmoud Abbas and everyone else inside, then bulldoze the building to the ground and reinstate martial law. Oslo has failed. The PLO did not cease it’s terrorism. Reinstate martial law and start a new peace process without the PLO.
300 F-16s alone i believe btw What about taking out this Aloul guy?
FVCK MARWAN BAR-GHOUL-I,
In case you haven’t noticed, Fascist HAM-ASS hasn’t taken even 1 inch of Israeli land, even 1 inch of “disputed” land.
HAM-ASS just uses the Arabs living in Gaza as Human Shields just as Assad uses his subjects as Human Shields AND when Israel rises up, HAM-ASS goes crying to the UN and begs that Israel stops whooping their lifted azz.
It’s obvious that those briefcases which was full of 15 million dollars didn’t work out and if israel and hezbollah war begins, these Palestinians from gaza will do anything they can to harm israel
You see , dealing with animals , (jungle animals) needs to be done like in a jungle , the rule of a jungle .
Takes thousand of years to come to be civilized . This is Gaza and the West Bank” a JUNGLE .
So why is Hezbollah just laying down instead of going on the offensive?
Because they don’t want to be sodomized by the “land grabber” army?
The comment side of this website is the best to visit, I always do, it always make my day.
You too funny as all arabs and muslims also practice circumcision, as do many Africans.
You know nothing.
If the Israeli’s are doing this then their must be a good reason. THEY ARE THE GOOD GUYS FIGHTING THE SAVAGES.
Think about it they are the bad guys then America would not be supporting them.
Blah blah blah. The more they talk and issue empty threats without action, the more emboldened are the terror attacks by hamas and palestinians.
It should not be a surprise these terror atracks will escalate. They are not afraid of israel; they are laughing at the country they are terrorising, as they murder and maim innocent Israelis.
Golan is a mountain, not a stolen, better read some history.
Children of Israel conquered the Golan from the Amorites.
Then Syria said something like 6 days long (almost a week) in 1967 let us leave this region in Israel hands, and would not take it back with a peace treaty.
Can’t blame Syrians, it is their right to free the area.
Can’t blame Israelis, it is their right to keep the area.
The time has come for Israel and Netanyahu for extreme measures! I like to see him more aggressive towards the Palestinians Arabs terrorists in Judea and Samaria. Every terrorist that commits a violent crime, his house should be completely demolished and not a part of the house, and everyone in his family household deported to Gaza or Jordan! The murderer should get a death sentence! Netanyahu must stop being politically correct! The UN and the EU and the Palestinians will never love him or Israel any more or less. Otherwise all this terror activates will not stop or ever stop!
Just wondering if supporters of the so-called “BDS” movement are even aware of the terrorist actions radical Palestinians have been perpetrating against innocent Israelis, including harming women and even an infant. There’s likely to be no comment from anyone in the “BDS” movement on any of this Palestinian violence since, according to them, everything is “Israel’s fault” and besides, they don’t even monitor any Palestinian (or radical Islamist) terrorist acts since they conflict with their agenda which, in reality, is the elimination of the State of Israel.
Your utter disregard for the SEMITIC ARABS murdered by land-stealing, welfare cases operating on behalf of a criminal settler colony demonstrates your barbarity.
When the criminal fascist dictator kills hundreds of SEMITIC ARABS it doesn’t matter, but if SEMITIC ARABS kill one AshkeNazi it’s the end of the world?
YOUR UTTER LOVE OF HATEFUL MURDEROUS ARABS MAKES ME HOPE YOU CHOKE ON THE NEXT CAMEL SCHLONG YOU SWALLOW!
Hang Marwan Barghouti and half his clan and yours too. all the terrorists should be hanged.
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