Hamas secretly co-opted to Egyptian-Israel war on ISIS in Sinai finds pretext for extorting cash

Unbeknownst to Israel, Cairo enlisted Hamas to the IDF-assisted Egyptian war on ISIS in Sinai, then turned Hamas’ demand for more cash to Jerusalem.

Hamas has switched on its latest upsurge of terror from the Gaza Strip for extortion. The Palestinian terrorists discovered last year that, by turning up the heat, Israel’s Prime Minister (and defense minister) and former Chief of Staff, Lt. Gen. Gady Eisenkot would pay up, rather than embark on a major military offensive, especially when those payments were disbursed by Qatar. This discovery led ultimately in March 2019 to a new wave of attacks from the Gaza Strip on Israeli civilian locations, with balloon clusters flown over the border by primitive gliders and armed with explosives linked to timers.
In between these two events, DEBKA file’s military sources report, Cairo caught Israel unawares. Egypt’s General Intelligence service chief Gen. Abbas Kamel last month secretly negotiated a deal for Hamas to make its intelligence agencies and military wing Ezz-e-din al-Qassam available for fighting the Islamic State in Sinai alongside the Egyptian army in areas adjoining the Gaza Strip.

This was not the first time that a government and army had enlisted one terrorist organization to fight another – there were many precedents in the Syrian war – but never before has a Palestinian organization of Hamas’ ilk been used to fight the Islamic State.

In its quiet exchanges with US, Israeli and Saudi officials, Cairo presents the deal with Hamas as a worthwhile political process for “laundering” the Palestinian terrorists and making them kosher for heading an independent Palestinian state in the Gaza Strip.
But by acting without Israel’s consent, Egypt has turned the IDF into an unwilling partner in an unholy triad of forces fighting ISIS in northern Sinai, consisting of Egypt, Hamas and Israel. Israel was not consulted on this “pact.”
Our military and counter-terrorism sources stress that, however carefully Egypt may try to compartmentalize the intelligence received from the IDF on the situation in northern Sinai, some is bound to leak to its new partner, Israel’s enemy, Hamas.
The Egyptian “pact” came to light when Hamas lodged fresh complaints with Cairo about Israel’s alleged violations of the “truce” deal Egypt negotiated between them last year. Unaware of Cairo’s new setup with Hamas, Israel replied that there were no grounds for its complaint. After all, Israel had made good on its promise to triple electrical power to Gaza, from 3-4 hours a day to twelve; and 11,000 trucks laden with Israeli supplies for the population crossed into the territory each month – at the rate of 366 a day. Furthermore, $15m of Qatari funds were delivered monthly on time.
The answer coming back from Cairo was that Hamas wanted Israel to lay out more cash as compensation for the cutbacks ordered by Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas (who has incidentally gone to Baghdad) in the funds due to the Gaza Strip!
To back its demand, Hamas turned to its usual leverage: terrorism. By night, Palestinian mobs pelt Israeli troops along the Gaza border with dozens of explosive devices and hand grenades, and by day, balloons explode over Israeli locales.

Hamas leaders are exploiting Israel’s election campaign to raise the ante. They assume that since Defense Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is bent on winning another term as prime minister, he will pay up to keep them quiet.

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27 thoughts on “Hamas secretly co-opted to Egyptian-Israel war on ISIS in Sinai finds pretext for extorting cash

  • Mar 5, 2019 @ 12:41 at 12:41
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    Israel has absolutely no responsibility for people who want to eliminate Israel, Israelis and all Jews. Israel DOES have a responsibility for keeping its population safe from jihad and terror. Israel should have a policy of no deals unless its adversaries first demonstrate their willingness to rip up their “charters” and rip up the Islamic impetus to erase Jews from the face of the globe.

      • Mar 5, 2019 @ 14:33 at 14:33
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        Israel is only occupying Israeli territory. However, the IDF does maintain a presence & monitors lawless areas where the only law is Sharia; it’s for security purposes. Just like in Sinai…

        • Mar 9, 2019 @ 15:49 at 15:49
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          Most of Israeli come from Eastern Europe from Begin, Ben Gurion to Netanyahu, They are thieves and occupiers just like the Nazi.

      • Mar 5, 2019 @ 20:30 at 20:30
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        Anonymous: Where do you live? You are an occupier of your country because there were others who were there before you and whose descendants want it back. Jews are the indigenous people of Israel where they have lived non-stop for 3500 years or more. Terrorists think that they own all land and that nobody else has any claim or rights because in their cult non-believers are all to be killed, evicted, or used a jizya-paying dhimmis. Israel has a right to defend Israel and Israelis. Go back like a good little boy and tell your commy profs to f-off.

        • Mar 6, 2019 @ 6:22 at 6:22
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          Anonymous,
          That’s complete nonsense. Most of the habitants in Israel are people who were kicked-out of Eastern Europe and have nothing in common with the inhabitants from 3500 years ago.

          White European Jews do NOT BELONG IN THE MIDDLE EAST.

          Time to pack -up folks.

          • Mar 6, 2019 @ 11:24 at 11:24
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            “Most of the habitants in Israel are people who were kicked-out of Eastern Europe and have nothing in common with the inhabitants from 3500 years ago.
            White European Jews do NOT BELONG IN THE MIDDLE EAST.”

            @Anktious,

            Archaeology and surviving written documentation say other wise.
            European Jews are descendants of the Israelites and practice Judaism which has existed in that very land long before the Romans renamed it “Palestine”.

          • Mar 6, 2019 @ 18:30 at 18:30
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            right,the us blanks,pack up,same in australia,canada,all countries in south america,…….

        • Mar 7, 2019 @ 0:36 at 0:36
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          Wrong. Non stop? Lies. Judah was dispersed by her God to the 4 winds, where she is to live peacefully amongst the nations until her God returns to establish her Himself. Jews were in the land, but as a minority ruled by others. Every time Judah got impatient and decided she wasn’t going to wait on her God by revolting against the established order, Judah was crushed and dispersed accordingly. Once again Judah seeks to disobey and forcefully retake what her God proclaimed only He can give, and once again her victory shall be shortly lived. Where in the Bible does God take 70 plus years to conquer the land and hand it to the 12 tribes of Israel? Nowhere. Therefore consider, lest you find yourselves ffighting against God Himself.

      • Mar 6, 2019 @ 7:19 at 7:19
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        Israel does not occupy Gaza. The West Bank was Jordanian territory and overnight Jordan removed the citizenship of 2 million of its citizens. Israel was left to take care of them.
        They do not want peace. They only want the elimination of Jews, no matter where.
        NEVER AGAIN!!!!

        • Mar 6, 2019 @ 11:39 at 11:39
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          “Israel does not occupy Gaza.”

          @john,

          Just to note: Before 1967, Gazans were all Egyptians, and, as you correctly stated, those living in what today is known as the “West Bank” were Jordanians. Only after Israel retook that part of their ancient homeland (in a war that their neighbors intended to destroy them) did those residents relabel themselves as “Palestinians”.

      • Mar 6, 2019 @ 11:05 at 11:05
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        “Israel is a military occupier. It has responsibilities under international law”

        @Anonymous,

        BULL FEATHERS!

        The only territory Israel “occupies” (as you put it)……………………………………is the land of Israel!

      • Mar 6, 2019 @ 18:32 at 18:32
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        people of your type are occupying most countries in the west,however your days are numbered till breivik comes out of jail

  • Mar 5, 2019 @ 14:39 at 14:39
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    If IDF can not protect the civilians then the civilians must be granted the possibility to send drones back and counter-attack Hamas. I am sure there will be a lot of resourceful people stepping up to take action.

  • Mar 5, 2019 @ 15:00 at 15:00
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    Level Gaza, . . . bulldoze the rubble into the sea, . . . plow it under, . . . sow it in salt, . . . put a sign on it warning all others, . . . and forget it ever existed.

    • Mar 5, 2019 @ 16:07 at 16:07
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      interesting concept, except they already sort of tried it in sodom and gomorrah; and even 1000’s of years later the sodomites have “bounced back”. What to do to defeat the enemies of israel? Especially when the worst enemies of israel are themselves…? We haven’t tried the mosaic-yahwistic strategy for a while… hmmm, I wonder?

      • Mar 6, 2019 @ 12:08 at 12:08
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        ” Especially when the worst enemies of israel are themselves…? We haven’t tried the mosaic-yahwistic strategy for a while… ”

        @walter,

        Is that what they taught you in Sunday school………………………..just so far away from all the danger the Israelis face every day!

    • Mar 5, 2019 @ 19:13 at 19:13
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      Do you want gas chambers too?

  • Mar 5, 2019 @ 16:19 at 16:19
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    What a mess. It cannot continue. One way or another, the extent of this is now out of the bag. It does not look good on the PM. The Egyptians were not clean and did not inform fully either, which is why this fell apart. They are therefore not fully trustworthy and need to be taught a lesson, just as the POTUS just taught Kim Jong Un a lesson, i.e. We are not playing along just to be taken on a ride.

    This is like a daughter blackmailing an incestuous father. The demands for money become huge and she soon runs his entire life while the father’s arch enemy knows the father is being ruined and will soon throw in the towel and commit suicide. Iran has infiltrated Hamas and is rejoicing every Friday that Israel is paying for the war on ISIS.

    Whoever becomes PM, there is only one way. Stop the payments and have a showdown with Egypt on what the common interests are. This is all a result of Ariel Sharon’s disobedience, for which Elohim took him out of the picture.
    If you do not know God and follow his instructions, then you will not win anything.
    Without faith, nothing is possible.
    Genesis 15:18-21

  • Mar 5, 2019 @ 18:11 at 18:11
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    LOOK AT THE BALLOONS! I’m terrified of balloons.

    Kill the balloon launchers!!!
    Kill all clowns, too.
    Kill everyone who is not like me.

    I’m so scared… of everything. Hizbollah. Iran. Kites. Teenagers. Medics. Congresswomen.

    I need a piggie to hammer me in the rear, ASAP. That’s my cure all when I panic.

    #Boo2Kosher

    • Mar 6, 2019 @ 12:18 at 12:18
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      @Jim Carrol,

      The last time I heard something like that was on a much older version of the internet back in the late 1970’s…………………………something called CB RADIO!

  • Mar 5, 2019 @ 19:25 at 19:25
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    test

    • Mar 5, 2019 @ 19:29 at 19:29
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      hatThe opposite is equally likely: IF the days immediately preceding the election indicate, thed in times of war.at the Leftists may prevail, a major military show-down in Gaza may erupt – as Israeli leadership will not be oust

  • Mar 5, 2019 @ 20:22 at 20:22
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    Here in the USA we discovered what should be considered common sense, but it’s not so common. When you reward evil you encourage more of the same. Why are there so many illegals entering into the USA, it is because we reward them with free stuff and eventually give them citizenship.

    • Mar 6, 2019 @ 11:59 at 11:59
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      “Why are there so many illegals entering into the USA”

      @Lewis W. Parker,

      To answer that, a good political cartoon would show Nancy Pelosie standing at the border with copies of voter registrations for the Democratic party (written not in English, of course) in one hand and motioning to those sneaking towards the fence to quickly come on over to our side (before the border patrol arrives) with her other hand.

  • Mar 6, 2019 @ 1:39 at 1:39
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    BREAKING: 2 Grains of Sand Stuck in the The Lidless Eye
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) Defends ‘Fellowship of the Undzer Shtik Ring’ heroine Rep Ilhan Omar

    AOC joins Ilhan as honored Fellow of the ‘Fellowship of the Undzer Shtik Ring’

    ‘The Undzer Shtik Mob’ = ‘Washington Mob’ = ‘Blob’ = ‘the Lidless Eye’ = ‘The Canary Mission Stazi’

  • Mar 6, 2019 @ 18:34 at 18:34
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    ahahaah,enlist terrorists against other terrorists,a brilliant idea,truthful allies

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