Israel ties IDF’s hands as Hamas kites burn fields and Iran uses World Cup to repair its Syrian bases  

 Israel is holding back from using its superior high tech against Hamas’ terror-by-arson and Iran’s resupply of its damaged bases in Syria during the World Cup finals.

An impressive graph depicting the decline of Palestinian terrorist operations in the past three years and a map showing the Iranian military array in Syria illustrated the address delivered by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to the Homeland Security Forum last week. Initiated by Internal Security Minister Gilead Erdan, the forum was attended by his counterparts from 20 countries, including US Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.

Israel owes much of its success, Netanyahu explained, to advanced radar systems capable of precisely “reading” the target’s intentions and providing early warning of attacks in the making. One such tool, FOPEN (made by ELTA Systems) operates an L-band wavelength to detect targets through tens of meters of dense jungle, shrub or forest foliage, from a distance of several kilometers. FOPEN exposes secret Palestinian terrorist training drills or preparations for attack in remote areas covered with dense vegetation. This system was also found to be effective on the northern fronts for tracking Hizballah units using dense vegetation on the Syrian and Lebanese borders to conceal their stealthy approach to Israeli security barriers.

What the prime minister neglected to mention was the violent onslaughts Hamas has staged for the past three months on the Gaza-Israel border fence, or the hundreds of rockets and mortars fired against Israeli civilian targets on June 3. And, most strikingly he omitted to refer to the Palestinian terror-by-arson, a Hamas campaign in which thousands of dunams of Israeli field crops, farmland, natural vegetation and nature preserves are being laid to waste by burning kites and incendiary balloons. For this low-tech campaign of wanton destruction, the Palestinian terrorists have no need of advanced radar or weapons systems. Already cheap to manufacture, their makers have plenty of helium on hand for the balloons, because it is supplied by Israel to Gaza for medical purposes. After inflating them, an explosive device is attached to make a toy balloon to make it an efficient weapon.
For two-and-a-half months of these attacks, the IDF was under orders not to shoot the kite and balloon crews or hit the vehicles delivering them to the “protesters” rampaging on the Israeli border fence. After a consultation with legal authorities, on Saturday, June 16, an IDF aircraft finally struck one of the trucks delivering the kites to the Gaza front.  According to the military spokesman, the truck was empty, while another aircraft attacked “near” one of the teams assembling the flaming kites for tossing into Israel. These statements confirmed that the IDF is still handling the terror-by-arson campaign with kid gloves, while despairing Israel farmers and local inhabitants watch their livelihood and landscape go up in flames and dozens of exhausted fire fighters scurry back and forth to salvage islands of green and keep residential areas safe.

A strange silence has meanwhile descended on Israel’s northern front after systematic IDF strikes over several weeks demolished Iranian military bases in Syria. It doesn’t take a strategic genius to understand what has caused the pause. The prime minister and chief of staff Gen. Gady Eisenkott appear to have decided to hold their fire during the World Cup soccer finals taking place in Russia. According to some sources, Putin extracted a concession from Netanyahu during their phone call last Friday, June 15, not to start trouble in Syria until the games were over. After all, the Russian troops and officers posted there deserve a respite for watching the games in peace on television.

If this is what happened, Israel’s leaders are doubly at fault. This pause in Israel’s attacks in Syria afforded Iran time to repair the demolished military facilities and import new weapons to replace the damaged ones, without fear of Israel hindering their delivery. Putin was apparently not asked to make Iran reciprocate by stopping those deliveries or ordering its Palestinian pawns in the Gaza Strip to hold off on their attacks, in return for the halt in Israel’s military action on the two fronts.


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26 thoughts on “Israel ties IDF’s hands as Hamas kites burn fields and Iran uses World Cup to repair its Syrian bases  

  • Jun 17, 2018 @ 13:42 at 13:42

    ‘After all, the Russian troops and officers posted there deserve a respite for watching the games in peace on television.’

    have you been at the vodka?

    • Jun 17, 2018 @ 15:27 at 15:27

      Based on these revelations, Shin Bet shall proceed to arrest and interrogate Netanyahu, after all this is not the first time he’s allegedly messing around with important security decisions without submitting them to Debkafile for correction and approval.

      • Jun 17, 2018 @ 23:34 at 23:34

        I may be wrong on such assumptions and why I defer to other Experts on Israel, Prime Minister Nenataya and IDF-Israeli Defense Forces such as DEBKA looking for more clarity in a foggy world, especially in t Mid-East.

        Let me put it this way. As I see it, there are two opposing armies the IRG-Iranian Republican Guards and IDF, but with many Allies, Proxies and Military Suppliers mixed in such as Russia, America, Arabia, UAE, Syria, Jordan, Kurds, Hamas, Hezbollah, PLO, French, Yemen, and with so many more Silent Proxies. As they are drawn in on the Battle Fields of Syria or Egypt-Gaza-Israel-Syria Border there exist a very Non-Transparent heavy fog. Therefore, they often can’t see each other. Oh, they want to, of course, very much. Yet all the rest of us are in that gap between them. Some Observers can just see IDF, others can just see IRAN’s RG. Thus, the true mission for Leaders, Diplomats and Intelligence Agencies are to acquire more Info near enough to see, analyze, and understand what is happening. It is another way to signal both Military and Diplomacy Positions in seeking a Worldwide and Regional Advantage. The danger is in any mistake of interpretation in signaling positions, both inadvertently reveal each position to gain a very considerable advantage.

        It is my conclusion that the Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Bibi Netanyahu and Iran’s Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Hosseini Khamenei are taking a Lull perhaps feel out new directions in the face of new challenges in a changing foggy way out.

        The IDF has been told to wait as Hamas Kite Burning Attacks be given a Chance to Reconsider. If the Kite Attacks continue as tolerance and patience wears thin. What will happen is that the IDF will have no choice to stop the attacks that can end with more bombing and the burning of Gaza Cities and Homes in the end to end it.

        It is again, another example of Israel Restraint before being Forced into taking a Defense-Offensive Process that will be the Ultimate Outcome of Gaza Burning as they seek to Burn Israeli’s Lands. As Iran’s IRG contemplates their own Defensive Restraints or reorganization of other Offensive Attacks.

        If the Middle East People cannot work out these foggy differences of why there is so little action as time goes by, no question the only alternative to murder and mayhem is a response that will force the ultimate confrontation.

        This is only to make all feel and understand that there is a search for a solution and many Diplomats, Backroom Deals, and actual Spies of all kinds of Occupations are also trying to see through the fog without Guns, Kites, and Bombs, by both IDF-IRG, Allies and Proxies that can also get out of control. Because These Land Burning, Murders, and Death Wishes must stop and the better way is to take the Time to set up Talks.

  • Jun 17, 2018 @ 14:58 at 14:58

    Good analysis by Debka. Will it make a difference? Who can say. Pray for the peace of Israel. Peace.

    • Jun 17, 2018 @ 23:35 at 23:35

      I hope other Posters here will seriously Elucidate and Educate a Poster like me, that does not have a Clue. After all, the Holy Desert Lands of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam are the most dramatic Places in the World and they all have Greatest Advantages when properly used by all Cultures, People and Religions. The very Words and Covenants of Abraham in the Torah, Bible, and Quran will hopefully Lead all Respective Leadership to where they want to take all until the Fog Dissipates, given Time or Time Outs.

      All I know is there is true hope for a New Social Cultural Global Contract that is built upon Strangers Opponents becoming Friends and Families and start to allow the Words of Friendship Hands reach out over taking up Guns or Kites of Hate, or a Bigger Brutal Reckoning will be upon all of the Middle East.

      • Jun 18, 2018 @ 0:39 at 0:39

        Israel learned from the Americans to play baseball. They load the bases and then comes the Grand Slam… Bush league Mullahs are bringing blood of a Billion Muslims on their neatly turbaned heads.

        Respecting Ginger’s good intentions, understanding Mohammedanism brings realization Islam’s idea of a Global Contract is universal Shariah. Islam will nibble and once more Muslim Nations round about Israel throw every thing they can at Israel. Psalm 83 & Isaiah 17 point to utter defeat for Arab armies and their patrons. Can you dig it, Mr. Putin et al? Israel expanded to Genesis 12 and Joshua 6 Covenant borders will aid defeated Muslim theater survivors for a period until the next and final assault from Worldwide Islam. Wait for it.

        USA Sodomy, Innocent Infant Shed Blood/Sacrifice and corporate denial of God The Son via “Service Organization” worship of Mammon/Luciferism bring North American Divine consequences akin to near destruction seen in Nebuchadnezzar’s Dan 4 V-15 Great Tree Narrative. Bands of Iron & Brass bind the tree from complete destruction. If you think these preservative bands allude to remnant railway, you align with analysts’ concern with EMP and grid sabotage & comments on loss of US Famine Hedge railway mileage since Viet Nam Era. 3000 County OES offices should refer to US RR regional map books. Helpful to locate corridor and track material in the weeds when new rail steel is hard to get…

        • Jun 18, 2018 @ 2:28 at 2:28

          Bro stop advertising this bullshit train nonsense!

          • Jun 18, 2018 @ 3:23 at 3:23

            US Transportation Corps reference to the Railway units was “Second Dimension Surface Transport Logistics Platform” See the Ft. Eustes VA USATC RR Unit template for in-depth rationale for the rail units. Do due diligence research (Peter Vincent Pry) on the EMP/HAMP Troposphere Nuclear detonation and Cyberwarfare threats. Put those itchy fingers to good use!

            Kneejerk reaction is not germane to solution set determination and implementation. Read Richard Clarke on Cyberwarfare and William Forschen’s authoritative narration ONE SECOND AFTER. Get back with book reports…

        • Jun 18, 2018 @ 3:03 at 3:03

          Israelis don’t play Baseball. Its a boring game without time limits
          Best player was a fat drunk

          Israelis play street-fight chess

  • Jun 17, 2018 @ 15:10 at 15:10

    Do the Jews need to pay the Russians back for the Bolshevik Revolution?

    • Jun 17, 2018 @ 20:36 at 20:36


  • Jun 17, 2018 @ 17:58 at 17:58

    Just because iran has used the time to replenish and repair doesn’t mean that these replacements aren’t targeted again for destruction at a time that suits the IDF. Clearly iran wants a full scale war which it will without doubt lose. It does not have anything that Israel cannot counter and even if it does, that too will mean just a bigger hammer will be needed. These muslims are soooo dumb. Go home iranian morons.

  • Jun 17, 2018 @ 18:34 at 18:34

    you don’t think our boys making the decision are schmucks do you?

  • Jun 17, 2018 @ 18:43 at 18:43

    This guy is full of shit and most people in the world know it. Now Israeli Air force against Palestinian air force, who is going to win, I guess Palestinian because everything has been destroyed by occupation forces and the damage caused by fire will hurt the Israeli more as Palestinian have nothing to lose.

    • Jun 17, 2018 @ 20:37 at 20:37


  • Jun 17, 2018 @ 19:11 at 19:11

    they air raids stopped because the iranians understood the message….. ” you keep passing weapons , we keep bombarding you”

  • Jun 17, 2018 @ 19:36 at 19:36

    Israel burns to appease the world. Pathetic.

  • Jun 17, 2018 @ 20:55 at 20:55

    What is Israel waiting for? More fires?

    Go low tech:
    Equip drones with metal chains to drop on these kites while they are still over gaza land. Let them burn there.

  • Jun 17, 2018 @ 21:06 at 21:06

    The secular Israeli establishment still have a “Galut Mentality” Where a life of a Jew was worthless due to their weakness, and their only weapon was prayer. Present Israeli secular leadership forgot long ago how and to whom to pray, but in spite of their military strength still don’t value a Jewish life as much as that of a Muslim!!! What a shame!!!

  • Jun 17, 2018 @ 23:32 at 23:32

    Lets get one thing straight. STOP calling these Arabs “Palestinians.” There is no such people. Palestine is a geographical area much the same as North America. Calling someone a Palestinian is the same thing as calling someone a North American. DO START calling these Arabs, well, Arabs. That is what they are. Arabs. And make no mistake the Arabs in Gaza are DIFFERENT from the Arabs in the West Bank of the Jordan River. They speak a different dialect of Arabic and even have different theological traditions. So STOP CALLING THESE ARAB “Palestinian” – it only gives these terrorist legitimacy to the false claims they lay against the Jewish Nation. Its a fake BULLSHIT name that should not be used to the describe the Arabs illegally occupying the Jewish Homeland. If I were Prime Minister I would make one rule. For ever terror incident the emanates from the Gaza the border would get .5 Kilometer smaller. The problem would be solved very quickly.

    • Jun 20, 2018 @ 6:10 at 6:10

      I like your suggested solution.

  • Jun 18, 2018 @ 0:10 at 0:10

    What would be entertaining is that all the parties go full Mad Max until there is a clear winner. Let’s not forget a really good film crew so as to not miss a single shot. That would be great content.

  • Jun 18, 2018 @ 0:26 at 0:26

    i d f must do the same:throwing kites and balloons + explosives

  • Jun 18, 2018 @ 3:13 at 3:13

    the end of the article says “israeli action”……..
    more like inaction, no?

  • Jun 18, 2018 @ 20:46 at 20:46

    Europe and the UN have no problem with Muslims killing Jews, they only object to Jews defending themselves and retaliating. They don’t even seem to object to Muslims killing and raping their own people. Israel is making a huge mistake, letting the anti-Semitic, anti-Israel Europe and UN influence its deterrence against Islamic attacks.

  • Jun 20, 2018 @ 19:41 at 19:41

    If Israeli leaders are concerned about world opinion, then their response to Hamas terror has to be acceptable to “world opinion”. “World opinion” doesn’t seem to find anything wrong with Hamas indiscriminately spreading fires in Israel. And so, to satisfy “world opinion”, Israel should set fire to Gaza.

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