Hamas Hoodwinks Everyone, including Israel’s Military, with a Double Game
Ever since early February, the Palestinian Hamas terrorist organization that rules the Gaza Strip was widely described by most experts as a declining force – riven by internal disputes between its political and armed wings, losing popular credibility over the economic and humanitarian disasters gripping the enclave – in short, clinging by its toenails to the edge of a cliff. Then, all of a sudden, in the last week of March, the truth came out. Hamas had been working its propaganda machine to generate a false picture of woe and misery and hoodwinked all the parties involved in Gaza’s problems, while cooking up a big scheme.
Even Egyptian President Abdel-Fatteh El-Sisi, who has worked tirelessly to unify the Palestinian movement by patching up the Hamas feud with the rival Fatah party and its leader, Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen), fell for the ruse. So did Abu Mazen who, at 83, found himself and the PA upstaged as corrupt losers, who no longer spoke for the Palestinian people.
And so, too, did the top brass of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF); they were too busy developing two major security projects: finding and destroying the Hamas terror tunnels snaking from Gaza under the border into Israel; and constructing the deeply-sunk steel and concrete barrier around the perimeter of the enclave. This barrier is designed to obstruct new tunnel-building and hold back terrorist squads bent on attacking civilians and military targets. The negative environment the Hamas masquerade spread over the Palestinian issue also prompted the Trump administration to abandon its peace plans.
After pulling the rug from under all these concerned parties, Hamas has emerged with big plans for a six-week civil protest campaign, and flush with cash for splurging on a making it a spectacular event, to climax on sensitive anniversaries along the way, such as the May 14 dedication of the US embassy in Jerusalem; and the May 15 70th anniversary of Israel independence, which the Palestinians mark as Nakba day, Day of Disaster, and any dates in between, such as Israel’s eight-day Passover beginning on March 30.
Preceded by the terrorist group’s first ever “military exercise,” Hamas engineered a two-track operation. Up front, the March of Return protest was set to go forward as a “peaceful protest”, while at the same time, its “commando” squads conducted infiltrations across the border into Israel to mark out a path for future terrorist attacks..
Exhibiting high organizational skills, Hamas hired a fleet of buses to collect worshippers from all the mosques in the Gaza Strip on Friday, March 30, at 10 a.m. sharp and drive them to a line 500-700 meters from the Israel border, where their preachers lead them in prayer. Participants in the Great March or Return are housed in six tent encampments set up parallel to the 69km-long border, with all the amenities for attracting reluctant volunteers to stay for the six-week campaign. three meals a day, running water, bathrooms and showers, medical facilities and Internet connections and even smooth pathways lined with beds of flowering shrubs. A sandbank separated the protesters from the border.
These preparations are the visible side of the Hamas campaign. The hullabaloo surrounding the March of Millions scheduled for Friday riveted the attention of Egypt, Israel and the Palestinian Authority security services. Thanks to this distraction, they all missed the import of the subversive actions which Hamas had stealthily set in train much earlier.
On March 13, the Palestinian Authority was targeted by a small bomb that was detonated as the convoy of the PA Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah and Intelligence chief Gen. Hamad Faraj drove into the northern Gaza Strip. Neither was hurt, but if there had been any prospect of a reconciliation between Fatah and Hamas up until then, it faded into the distant future. President El-Sisi’s good offices were buried.
On March 22, Hamas security forces raided a building in the Zeitun district of Gaza City and killed four men, whom they claimed were the would-be assassins of the two officials. In fact, the four men were members of an extreme Salafi sect who had nothing to do with the bombing attack.
On March 24, a Hamas commando squad cut through the Israeli border fence and ignited an Israeli crane used in the construction of the deeply-sunk barrier going up – and down – around the Gaza Strip. All four ran back into Gaza before a shot was fired to stop them.
On March 27, another Hamas squad, this one armed with grenades and knives, cut through the border fence, and evaded the notice of Israeli units posted there long enough to walk 20km up to the gate of the big IDF base at Tzeelim. It was only then that IDF and police trackers caught up with them.
On Wednesday, March 28, a military forklift was set on fire by young toughs on the Gaza side of the border, who then turned back; next, an unarmed Palestinian stole across the border and was detained for questioning.
These incidents show Hamas to be testing the water ahead of its plan to use its spectacular “peaceful” protest campaign as another distraction from its real objective, which is to launch a wave of terror in Israel. This wave will rise as the protest campaign gains momentum.
Astonishingly, it took the IDF and its intelligence branch up until Wednesday to catch on to Hamas’ double game. But neither the IDF nor Hamas can be sure of controlling the massed demonstrators, long inflamed against Israel, for six weeks. They may well be penetrated by secret agents of fellow Islamist terror groups, such as the Islamic Jihad or Salafi sect extremists, some of whom are closely linked with the Islamic State’s Sinai affiliate. These militants may lie in wait until their handlers order them to spring out and head for the border, pulling behind them hundreds of young Palestinians spoiling for violence. Israeli soldiers on guard would then be forced to stop the horde before it surges across for the “return” – first with crowd dispersal measures and then live fire.
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Hamas-PA are in the hoodwinking business and Israel knows this as does everyone else. Most of the world finds Hamas’ terrorism charming and quaint. They choose to ignore the violence and terror and do not even care when the same strikes their own EU countries. the world remain committed to advancing the Terrorstinian “cause” whatever that cause might be – it appears to be pure evil.
The Terrorstinians can act like spoiled violent children forever and the media will still portray them as innocent victims of “occupiers.” If terrorists took over most of Europe, Europeans would still be Jew haters and loyal pro-Islamists.
Study child psychology and you might get some clues on how to handle the spoiled terror brats in Hamas and other Islamist terror groups. I would use certain humiliating tactics to break up their little sympathy-getting “party” which covers up the real war taking place in tunnels and bomb-making factories throughout Gaza.
Right on, Anonymous ! The two-legged rats “hoodwinked” anyone who hates Jews (and that’s a large part of the world, and the lies were eagerly accepted,) but not not the Israelis ! IDF – keep up the good work !
You missed the heading and the comments. Israel’s military were hoodwinked.
…And you totally missed the Point of the post.
Satan bot is obvious
The Satans are a media who say (specifically, I am watching propagandist “professor” Hussein Ibish in America being interviewed by France24) that Israel is occupying Gaza and that Israel must allow these people (who just happen to want to kill Jews, not live with, beside or among them) back into their “home” in Israel and let them take over.
Nice try, Ibish, the Terrorstinians have 99.99% of the land in the Middle East and if they wanted more places to roam, then they should ask Egypt to open up the Sinai to them or Jordan to open that fake country to their own people who used to have Jordanian passports but the “King” thought it best to keep a hostile tribe of his Hashemite kingdom as he sees them as inferior to his own tribe.
If the Terrorstinians were occupied, then they would be stopped inside Gaza and not prevented from crossing a border (from the other side in Israel) with Israel to attack Israelis.
Ibish and others like him (and the media who prompt and help them to lie) are morons and any university which employs such liars and hatemongers need to have their Presidents and administrations resign.
Show that hamas is not a resistance movement, but a terrorist organization attempting to kill Israelis and disrupt/destroy the Country.
hamas doesn’t respect the borders, they try to get through the walls. They even bore tunnels, like vermin, to try to enter the country to kill its citizens.
Israel is the real Resistance, as they are trying to protect its citizens from bombs, knifings, car/truck attacks and other forms of terrorism.
Recall what Ronald Reagan did to Qaddafi. In response to Qaddafi’s terror activities he had his home bombed by the USAF.
In April 1986 , US fighter-bombers bombed Tripoli and hit Qaddafi’s house. The attack was in response to a bombing in West Berlin by terrorists based in Libya.
The terror immediately stopped!
Therefore in response to these provocations by Iranian led forces the homes of Iranian leaders should be bombed. That will send a very clear message as to who is inciting these incidents and what Israel is prepared to do to stop them.
Killing a few terrorists involved with the violence will not do the trick and moreover, Israel will be looked at as a villain because some civilians used a human shields will also be killed.
Right – what the terrorists are doing is a provocative act of War and a demonstration of a society in Islamist Gaza that thrives on using their people as targets, as human shields, and as propaganda agents.
In the minds of these violent, child-brained Islamists, they use techniques like sacrificing their youth to show how downtrodden they are as the Islamist leaders send their human victim sacrifices to bolster their religious politics. The leaders live live in palatial luxurious villas and send the money they get from the world to European banks.
No country would put up with so much crap from such violent Neanderthals as Israel. I am very impressed by how the brave IDF are sending the message in increasing stages. Israel will not be the target of the propaganda and violence anymore.
As European terrorism becomes commonplace, the hypocrites can no longer say that this violence coming from a Gaza governed and managed by Hamas is due to “occupation” unless the EU also think that they are “occupying” Islamic land – an accusation which I am hearing as more and more Islamists (welcomed into the EU with benefits and bows) make Europe their target.
YES I DO AGREE IRAN S GOVEREMENT CENTERS MUST BE LEVELED BY IAF . TAKE OUT AS MANY TOP OFFICIALS IN THERE HOMES .ISRAEL HAS THE ABILITY FROM SPACE TO TRACK THERE MOTIONS AS CLEAR AS SEEING THERE FINGERNAILS
The leaders of Hamas need their homes bombed now, not after they invade Israel.
There’s another possibility.
Hamas may use this in order to launch an offensive – rockets and mortars included – with the intent of forcing Israel into a direct confrontation. The problem for Israel is that they can’t drive tanks over these protestors for PR reasons, nor shoot through them, and a ground assault with infantry might lead them into prepared ambushes, perhaps with little more than a couple of snipers and IEDs. This would tie up entire battalions in the confusion, making them good clustered targets.
IF FULL SCALE WAR BEAKS OUT THE IDF WILL REVERT TO WW2 BLITZ TACTICS RATHER THEM BE SLAUGHTERED BY MILLIONS OF ARABS THE TANKS WILL BE USED FULL CALL UP I1 MILLION IDF TROOPS FIGHTING THREE FRONTS . 1967 VICTORY . WHEN YOU CORNER THE ISRAELI PEOPLE THEY SAY SCREW WORLD OPINION .AS GOLDA DID BY ARMINY THREE A-4 skyhawks with nukes in 73 told the traitor h kissinger if resupply does not begin in 12 hrs ciro , amman and damacus will be vaporized.
When exactly is Israel going to stop pussyfooting around with its enemies?
Israel should say to them all get out and go to Syria because within the next 48 hours we are going to flatten all of Palestine and anyone caught there will be wiped of the face of the earth much like they did in Joshua’s day (mind you even then they didn’t do it completely) . Would send a very strong message to the anti-semetic fools the world over. This is Israels land.
Like in Aliens 2
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