Hamas leaders in disarray, split over mixed signals from Tehran

It turns out that Al Qods chief Qassem Soleimani quietly directed Hamas leaders to hold their fire against Israel. Khaled Meshaal says:  Line up behind Mahmoud Abbas.
When Saleh Arouri, commander of the Hamas military arm, along with the Palestinian Islamic Jihad leader Ziyad Nahalah, visited Tehran on Feb. 14, they heard Gen. Soleimani, commander of Iran’s Middle East operations declaring in a fiery speech that “launching missiles at Israel is not enough.” But at a quiet meeting, the Iranian general secretly issued the reverse directive, DEBKAfile’s intelligence sources reveal. It was substantially, “Don’t pull the trigger until we are ready.” In other words, save your resources and strength for later; wait until Iran’s operations in Syria with its Shiite militias and Hizballah are ready to go for a military showdown with Israel.
The two Palestinian terrorist chiefs met with Soleimani twice last week. Nevertheless, on Friday, 16, a Hamas bomb was planted on the Gaza border on Friday. It exploded the next day injuring four Israeli soldiers – a provocation against Israel that held the potential of sparking a major confrontation.

Hamas leaders are evidently divided on where to go next.

They were further confused when their former leader Khaled Meshaal strongly advised Hamas terrorist chiefs to exercise restraint in their attacks on Israel – much like the Iranian general, but for the opposite reason. In their secret confabulations, Meshaal maintained that the Palestinians must now appreciate that their most dangerous foe is no longer Israel, but US President Donald Trump and his policy for the Palestinian-Israel dispute. He warned that Trump’s alliance with key Arab leaders, Egyptian President Abdel-Fatteh el-Sisi and Saudi Crown Prince Muhammed Bin Salman, could lead to the eclipse of the entire Palestinian national movement. Therefore, he urged Hamas to line up behind its rival, Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, regardless of the consequences, because he is spearheading a campaign against the US president.

At the same time, DEBKAfile’s sources in Washington reveal another Palestinian pivot:  Abbas too has begun singing a different tune. While announcing the severance of all Ramallah’s ties with the Trump administration, he suddenly put out covert messages of reassurance to the administration early Tuesday, Feb. 20: The US should not be concerned, he indicated, because the speech he delivers at the UN Security Council will indeed ask for full recognition of Palestine as a member state, but in milder terms than ever before. The Washington sources gained the impression that the Abbas is preparing to  “surprise even Israel.”  These messages were passed on to President Trump.

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32 thoughts on “Hamas leaders in disarray, split over mixed signals from Tehran

  • Feb 20, 2018 @ 9:40 at 9:40

    Hezbollah and the other Iranian-created Shi’ite militias will not leave Syria alive. They will be consumed by terror and weapons as from the days of old. The various rumors and ideas of strategy will come to nought. Let them speak; but it will not come.

    Of what strength is a swarm of locust when the land is already dry? What glory can they find on the bottom of the sea of reeds? The power of the whirliwind is rising. No bridge across the Euphrates will hold.

    • Feb 20, 2018 @ 11:32 at 11:32

      “No bridge across the Euphrates will hold.”

      Even one built by the Soviets (oops———I meant the Russians) or Iran?

  • Feb 20, 2018 @ 11:28 at 11:28

    This one statement from the Debka article really tells it all:

    “But at a quiet meeting, the Iranian general secretly issued the reverse directive, DEBKAfile’s intelligence sources reveal. It was substantially, “Don’t pull the trigger until we are ready.” In other words, save your resources and strength for later; wait until Iran’s operations in Syria with its Shiite militias and Hizballah are ready to go for a military showdown with Israel.”

    Just another fine day in the Middle East————brewing!

  • Feb 20, 2018 @ 11:47 at 11:47

    LOL deka hedges again

  • Feb 20, 2018 @ 13:26 at 13:26

    Ask ourselves why – “a provocation against Israel that held the potential of sparking a major confrontation.” – never ends up as more than a few targeted attacks. Hamas have some very nice Shopping Malls and large homes for their chiefs. The way to a terrorist’s brain, thoughts and strategic “thinking is through the roof of his home.

  • Feb 20, 2018 @ 13:26 at 13:26

    “Don’t pull the trigger until we are ready.” In other words, save your resources and strength for later; wait until Iran’s operations in Syria with its Shiite militias and Hizballah are ready to go for a military showdown with Israel.”

    THAT will be the last thing these people do before their homeland and they, are obliterated.

    3-4 war fronts at a time? Isn’t that what they are wanting? If so, it will be too much for Israel to contend with for very long, before they bring out the big guns. Hope it doesn’t get to that; why cant these people just go home? They’ll be plenty for the anti-Semites to march about after the next war.

  • Feb 20, 2018 @ 13:35 at 13:35

    Soon or later Israel will be forced to nuke Syria and Iran; NATO and even Russia are fed up with an aggressive and expansionist bully meddling from Pakistan to Eatern Africa.
    What those ayatollah ragheads still don’t get it’s the fact that Iran as a whole will look worst than Syria now: after a brief but big nuclear strike, Iran will be like Japan in 1945…and most of the ordinary citizens know it: last month protests are directly related to this situation.

  • Feb 20, 2018 @ 14:03 at 14:03

    So called “peace activists” and UN should be all over Iran for being warmongering invaders and occupiers and for the genocide they have brought to wherever the Islamic tyrants spread their anarchy and build-up for war and nuclear conflagration…but all we hear from the UN is concern for the poor people of Lebanon and Syria and for the millions of refugees created by the cannibalism of both ISIS and the Iran-Hezbollah-Russia intervention which is really a subterfuge and excuse to get nearer to Israel for a better attack position.

    Lebanon is Hezbollah, controlled by Hezbollah and forms the government of Lebanon in full compliance with the terrorist Islamic State of Iran who are Hezbollah just as sure as Hamas is, in fact, The Muslim Brotherhood in Gaza.

    No more questions or evidence is needed that Islamists are anything other than a bunch of invaders and evil supremacists. This banter between the various branches of the animals (Hamas and Iran) should be a reality check and wake morons from their state of imbecility.

  • Feb 20, 2018 @ 14:38 at 14:38

    even if israel nuke iran, if shiite forces attacking israel on ground, israel must confronting with these forces on its own territory, look like the iran plan is attacking israel in 3-4 fronts, and hope to break at least one of israels borders and get in israel lands and cities

    • Feb 20, 2018 @ 15:22 at 15:22

      ‘By feet trodden down is the proud crown of the drunkards of Ephraim,’

      (Stop and wonder; they became blind and they blinded. They were intoxicated but not from wine; they reeled but not from strong wine.)

      1 Woe to the proud crown of the drunkards of Ephraim. And the fading flower of the beauty of his glory, That is on the head of the fat valley of the broken down of wine.

      2 Lo, a mighty and strong one is to the Lord, As a storm of hail — a destructive shower, As an inundation of mighty waters overflowing, He cast down to the earth with the hand.

      3 By feet trodden down is the proud crown of the drunkards of Ephraim,

      4 And the fading flower of the beauty of his glory That is on the head of the fat valley, Hath been as its first-fruit before summer, That its beholder seeth, While it is yet in his hand he swalloweth it.

      5 In that day is Jehovah of Hosts For a crown of beauty, and for a diadem of glory, To the remnant of His people.

      6 And for a spirit of judgment To him who is sitting in the judgment, And for might to those turning back the battle to the gate.

      7 And even these through wine have erred, And through strong drink have wandered, Priest and prophet erred through strong drink, They have been swallowed up of the wine, They wandered because of the strong drink, They have erred in seeing, They have stumbled judicially.

      8 For all tables have been full of vomit, Filth — without place!

      9 By whom doth He teach knowledge? And by whom doth He cause to understand the report? The weaned from milk, the removed from breasts,

      10 For rule is on rule, rule on rule, line on line, line on line, A little here, a little there,

      11 For by scorned lip, and by another tongue, Doth He speak unto this people.

      12 Unto whom He hath said, ‘This is the rest, give ye rest to the weary, And this — the refreshing:’ And they have not been willing to hear,

      13 And to whom a word of Jehovah hath been, Rule on rule, rule on rule, line on line, line on line, A little here, a little there, So that they go and have stumbled backward, And been broken, and snared, and captured.

      14 Therefore, hear a word of Jehovah, ye men of scorning, Ruling this people that is in Jerusalem.

      15 Because ye have said: ‘We have made a covenant with death, And with Sheol we have made a provision, An overflowing scourge, when it passeth over, Doth not meet us, Though we have made a lie our refuge, And in falsehood have been hidden.’

      16 Therefore, thus said the Lord Jehovah: ‘Lo, I am laying a foundation in Zion, A stone — a tried stone, a corner stone precious, a settled foundation, He who is believing doth not make haste.

      17 And I have put judgment for a line, And righteousness for a plummet, And sweep away doth hail the refuge of lies, And the secret hiding-place do waters overflow.

      18 And disannulled hath been your covenant with death, And your provision with Sheol doth not stand, An overflowing scourge, when it passeth over, Then ye have been to it for a treading-place.

      19 From the fulness of its passing over it taketh you, For morning by morning it passeth over, By day and by night, And it hath been only a trembling to consider the report.

      20 For shorter hath been the bed Than to stretch one’s self out in, And the covering hath been narrower Than to wrap one’s self up in.

      21 For as at mount Perazim rise doth Jehovah, As at the valley in Gibeon He is troubled, To do His work — strange is His work, And to do His deed — strange is His deed.’

      22 And now, show not yourselves scorners, Lest strong be your bands, For a consumption, that is determined, I have heard, by the Lord, Jehovah of Hosts, Is for all the land.

      • Feb 20, 2018 @ 18:09 at 18:09

        Happy Nakba!

      • Feb 20, 2018 @ 20:06 at 20:06

        Bro save it for Yeshiva

      • Feb 21, 2018 @ 11:15 at 11:15

        iVaN (member of that bogus sect in Borough Park, Brooklyn) just keeps regurgitating the same thing over and over again—————–

    • Feb 21, 2018 @ 0:11 at 0:11

      The FAGATOLLAH only cares about Big Camel pricks.

  • Feb 20, 2018 @ 15:06 at 15:06

    The walking cadaver ab-ass will spread another cloud of decomposing stench, while the knee-jerk 128 members majority at the U.N (United Nazis) will eagerly inhale the poisonous fumes…So, what else is new ?!

    • Feb 20, 2018 @ 20:12 at 20:12

      If USA proposes UN Security Council resolution to declare Iranian forces outside their country as act of war and allow any country to act against the invasions then the problem is solved.

      Russia has a choice:

      EITHER be pulled into a war with Israel by Iran. This will obliterate all Russian assets in the Middle East (allowing NATO to arm Ukraine to retake Crimea). Russia cannot nuke Israel because it would be the same result as nuking america. Let’s not forget that Italy alone has a bigger and much more productive economy than Russia.

      OR Russia can abstain from the UN Trump vote to outlaw Iran.

      QED bye bye Mr. Mullah and his sheep

    • Feb 20, 2018 @ 21:12 at 21:12

      Oy vey, always with the gas! Seriously, gas went out with Haber. So WWI.

      • Feb 21, 2018 @ 0:55 at 0:55

        Don’t cry baby. Israel has nukes for ya, fission, fusion, neutron.

        Gas is for Assad to use on his subjects.

        • Feb 21, 2018 @ 6:28 at 6:28

          yeah, we know, you’ll kill the hostages and turn the gun on yourself. it’s true, when the body has serious cancer, there’s not much to lose.

          Now, come write it on a tablet with them, and on a book engrave it, and it shall be for the last day, forever to eternity.
          9. For a rebellious people are they, lying children, children who would not hearken to the Lord’s instruction.
          10. Who said to the seers, “You shall not see,” and to the prophets, “You shall not prophesy for us true things. Speak to us with smooth talk; prophesy mockery.
          11. Turn away from the road, turn away from the path, cease from before us the Holy One of Israel.”
          12. 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.
          13. Therefore, this iniquity shall be to you as a breach of a falling [wall], revealed in a fortified wall, whose breach will come suddenly.”
          14. 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.

          • Feb 21, 2018 @ 10:46 at 10:46

            IvAn Da Terrible Bore,

            May all your Jihads turn into personal Nakbas!

          • Feb 21, 2018 @ 11:30 at 11:30

            More regurgitation’s from iVaN, who now calls himself “iVaN_RAsPuTiN”—————I wonder how that sounds in the hallways of that bogus sect in Borough Park, Brooklyn?

    • Feb 24, 2018 @ 18:07 at 18:07

      The Abbasshole is soon about to become history. Having painted himself into a corner, from which the only escape is direct negotiations with Israel, he can only rant and rave until death eventually overtakes him within the next 5-10 years. When he goes, the majority of the Fakestinian enterprise will die with him, leaving only Gaza to be dealt with in a series of futile wars in which the terrorists will be severely pummeled!

  • Feb 20, 2018 @ 16:45 at 16:45

    Iran and it allies have no idea that G-d curses those who curse Israel. Genesis 12:3. All this is foretold and fast approaching. Northern Israel will suffer great damage and Damascus will cease to be a city in a single night, never to be inhabited again. Isaiah 17. The secret plotting between Sunni and Shi’a, their combining in a secret agreement (though debka has uncovered it), their combined attack on Israel, all to be soundly defeated to the point where Israel will be living in peace and security – Psalm 83 and Obadiah 1. Even though Iran’s proxies will be soundly defeated, Iran will not at this time, as later, after Israel is living in peace and security, Iran will combine with Russia and Turkey to attack Israel but will be soundly defeated. Ezekiel 38. The stage is being set! Fasten your seatbelts!

    • Feb 20, 2018 @ 21:17 at 21:17

      ‘Dwelling without a wall, and they have no bars or doors’?

      ‘Secure in the mountains of Samaria’?

      ‘The house of Israel has come to you’?

      ‘First of the Nations’?

      In the chant of Balaam at Numbers, 24:20, Amalek was called the ‘first of the nations’,

  • Feb 20, 2018 @ 21:44 at 21:44

    A major tragedy is brewing for Am Yisrael….Our enemies will attack from all sides. May G-d Almighty protect Israel from its enemies. Israel must wipe its enemies off the face of The Earth once and for all.

  • Feb 21, 2018 @ 0:08 at 0:08

    The perverted Savages from Persia only care about obtaining an unlimited supply of Camels and their Schlongs for their perverted purposes. Their FAGATOLLAH has to have new and fresh camel prick juice or he will die. DEATH TO THE MULLAHS.

  • Feb 21, 2018 @ 2:04 at 2:04

    Here are the only three things you can count on from the Islamists:

    1) They are liars.

    2) Their treaty agreements mean nothing.

    3) Their only mutually-agreed end goal is the destruction of the Jewish State.

    The rest of their bull durham you can roll into a cigarette and smoke it.

  • Feb 21, 2018 @ 2:12 at 2:12

    The only thing that can possibly save Am Yisrael at this point is Teshuvah; a full, wholehearted return to the service of Hashem, and the dictates of His Torah. In this, we must lead the world forward – and thereby finally fulfill our purpose as “a light unto the nation’s” – by teaching humanity to repent and reclaim it’s original, intended purpose: recognition and service of Hashem.

    And please, all you “enlightened” and “modern” ones, please hold your fire, I will not be dragged into a senseless debate with you. There is absolutely no contradiction whatsoever between living with modernity and the Torah way of life. The incredible science, technological advances, medicine etc… are complimentary to, and facilitative of, what Hashems wants for us. The Torah simply requires that we live up to normal human standards, NOT according to the sadly degraded and hollowed out standards of behavior and morals, the abdication of traditional human majesty which sadly and disastrously holds sway in most of todas society. When a culture embraces the three Cardinal sins as its banner (murder/abortion, rampant immorality – to the point of gender confusion – and idol worship / war on religion) is it not time to re-examine where it’s headed and where it’s motivating forces have gone so dramatically wrong?

    But what kind of wake up call will be required for the human “ship of state” to be set back course? I’m afraid we’re in the process of finding out, Rachmono litzlan…

    • Feb 21, 2018 @ 4:16 at 4:16

      Then pray in silence and save us your proselytising, if you are a jew you should know its the one abrahmic faith that forbids it.
      If you sincerely believe that its your prayers that are Israel’s salvation then off you go to schule pumpkin and dont let the door hit your fanny on the way out. Clearly discussions of tactics, strategy, state policy and military intel has precisely zero to do with how your faith and your faith alone will overcome a mortal enemy, so kindly leave us in peace and be on your marry way.

      As to Israel contending with a multi front attack, well, its the Arab strategy of old, tried in 48, 67 and 73.
      Who knows, it may even work this time. Unlikely, as Israel is far more powerful vis a vis its foes this time around, but, a multi front will will incur more casualties. Far more on their side, but some more on ours.
      Of course, the last time it was against state actors supported by a surging expansionist Soviet Union. This time its against Iranian money and influence. With all due respect to Iran, they aren’t a pimple on the arse of the Super power the Soviets were.

      Lets see how this will play out.

    • Feb 21, 2018 @ 11:45 at 11:45

      I’m afraid you may just be right, Eliyahu.

      What does one see when you look very carefully at the wings on a butterfly———-are we being told something right there?

  • Feb 21, 2018 @ 4:43 at 4:43

    Debka, some of the comments on these boards are amongst the most grotesque, puerile and badly written dross imaginable. And it is my comment you’re so afraid of that you take it down? Better Jim Carroll going on about “fagatollahs” and camel prick juice than a little pointer in the right direction, aye? Does the truth frighten you to the point of censorship?

    Very disappointing…

    • Feb 21, 2018 @ 7:00 at 7:00

      On that we can agree.
      It is extremely odd how few troll comments are actually removed.

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