Israel’s non-confrontational stance led to Hamas ransom demand

Fork out $15m in cash per month to else face more missile and border attacks. Hamas slapped this ultimatum (ransom demand) before Israel on Saturday night, Oct. 27, just hours after more 50 Palestinian missiles slammed into Israel from the Gaza Strip during Friday night and Saturday morning. This demand found Israeli military officials again working overtime to let the Palestinian Hamas terrorists off the hook, as they have done in the seven months of violence. The IDF spokesman’s latest dodge was to blame not Hamas, but the pro-Iranian Palestinian Islamic Jihad for the latest barrage, claiming that it was ordered by Al Qods chief Gen. Qassem Soleimani, commander of Iran’s regional warfronts, with Damascus’ approval.
Hamas, in recognition of the Israeli gesture, held its fire from Saturday noon. Israel too halted its tit-for-tat air strikes on 87 Hamas and Jihad targets in the Gaza Strip.
The IDF’s playdown of Hamas’ conduct is consistent. Last Wednesday, when heavy Grad missiles were aimed at Beersheba and central Israel, the IDF spokesman came up with this narrative: They were not fired deliberately by terrorists, but set off when their launchers’ electrics were triggered by lightning. He did not explain how the battery released only two missiles in different directions – one flying north and the other east, where it smashed into a Beersheba home. Hamas picked up on this opening and said the volley had been a mistake.
But there are no mistakes about the mobs attacking Israeli soldiers guarding the border fence – not just on Fridays, but almost every day, along with the daily terror-by-arson incendiary balloons.  Saturday night, Hamas  demanded an Israeli pledge of a regular $15m per month in cash – to be delivered before the end of the week, else the raging Gaza mobs – 15,000 strong last Friday – will be out again on the border fence this Friday with their home-made bombs, grenades, rocks and burning tires for the soldiers, and more missiles for the Israeli communities next door.

Israel’s “reward” for withholding effective action for keeping Hamas’s seven-month violence in check is therefore a demand for ransom, or protection money, under threat of violence.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, in his first response to this outrageous demand, told the weekly cabinet meeting on Sunday: “Israel will not at any stage meet an ultimatum from Hamas.” He did not explain how Hamas had been allowed to become brazen enough to slap an ultimatum in Israel’s face.  The prime minister’s next move was to warn the Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas against carrying out his threat to cut off all financial transfers from Ramallah to Gaza in order to starve Hamas into submission.  He already withholds payment for the enclave’s electric bills. In other words, Israel has passed the buck for the Hamas ultimatum to the Palestinian leader.

Another notable feature of IDF finger-pointing at the Islamic Jihad was a threat: “No one is safe from Israeli punishment which may also take place outside the Gaza Strip,” said the spokesman, issuing Israel’s first open threat to attack Iran’s Al Qods Brigades in Syria.

DEBKAfile’s military sources report that these brigades, composed mainly of Iraqi Shiite militias under Iranian officers, are posted in the eastern Syrian town of Abu Kamal and Al Qaim in western Iraq. Additional groups are located outside the Syrian towns of Hama and Aleppo. The latter are close enough to the Syrian town of Masyaf to be shielded by the newly-deployed Russia S-300 air defense missiles. It is hard to imagine the Israeli air force which, since this deployment, has stayed out of Syrian skies. risking strikes on those Iranian Al-Qods forces. However, the militias Iran has positioned in eastern Syria are another matter. If Israel decides to target Iranian forces in Syria, those positoned close to the Syrian-Iraqi border would be the most vulnerable. Such an attack would also serve the purpose of severing Iran’s coveted land bridge through Iraq to Syria.


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29 thoughts on “Israel’s non-confrontational stance led to Hamas ransom demand

  • Oct 28, 2018 @ 19:52 at 19:52

    Despite all the modern weapons in the world, Allah will put a seal on the hearts and minds of the Jews so that they do not act with reason and will not be able to raise their hand and will only be able to twitch in anger until the soldiers of Allah will strike them full force and liberate the land of all occupation

    • Oct 28, 2018 @ 20:17 at 20:17

      Sure haq, except for ALL the wars Israel has destroyed the war waging capability of muslims, you’re belief in the pagan, tribal, moon god, is well founded. For the offspring of 1400 years of consanguineous marriage, and recessive genome expression, pathology, you’re proving the rule.

      • Oct 29, 2018 @ 17:53 at 17:53

        That was the past when the Jewish state was fighting brown people on camels. Enemies have been preparing for this for decades and are uniting.

        Discard you false prophets, Trump will lead us to the promised land. Believe my friends!

    • Oct 28, 2018 @ 21:52 at 21:52

      Yes indeed!
      Judea and Samaria as well as Gaza should be liberated from the muslim hordes.
      Better for Israel and better for the world.
      Not so good for Haq’s friends at the UN, UNWRA, UNESCO and the EU

    • Oct 29, 2018 @ 11:27 at 11:27

      Suleiman haq…Nice but empty words. Allah is not God but is a false god that Mohammad invented when he was enlisted as an agent of Satan. The God of Israel will eventually put a seal on the Jews that will finally realize that Yeshuah is Hamashiach, just as He has already sealed true Christians. The “soldiers of Allah” will feel the fury of the righteous God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob when the IDF destroys them soon. At that time Israel will claim more of the Promised Land from her surrounding enemies and will increase in size from what it is now. Then more enemies of Israel will make a second attempt to destroy Israel but Jehovah Himself will supernaturally destroy those armies in the mountains of Israel. Right now the only occupation in Israel is the illegal occupation of Gaza and the West Bank by the so-called “Palestinians”.

      • Oct 29, 2018 @ 15:29 at 15:29

        What God or its profits got to do with it all ? Its time to retire all those rulers in tHE WEST BANK , Gaza and Israel;To clean Jordan for Palestinians and have Gaza become Egyptian , which it is , or send them all to Jordan to unify with their own people in the state of Palestine. Israel will update its borders , Palestinians will have their country in Jordan , and the whole ME will adjust. To fight useless wars or act of insanity by Israeli elite and ministers in power only will lead to demise. Wrong thinking , gets wrong results , and Israel shows that it cannot deal with their phone and ipad technology with nomadic tribes. Its a matter of time whenever they will break the border and with it the State of Israel. And those Libermans and Kohavis , do not have what it takes . they are far from being stars , they are maybe fallen stars , together with that aging well fed government of Israeli impotents. Suggestion –send Naturei Karta and other orthodox to make peace –they will find quick solution –self destruct…

    • Oct 29, 2018 @ 14:26 at 14:26

      blah, blah, blah. False teachings have no effect.

    • Oct 29, 2018 @ 17:56 at 17:56

      haq, u r desperate to meet yr 72 virgins. piss b on u.

    • Oct 29, 2018 @ 17:56 at 17:56

      Ha, ha, ha! Now powerful little Israël is the victim of extortion. ROFLMAO

    • Oct 29, 2018 @ 19:01 at 19:01

      The die was cast when the Barbary Coast Pirates jumped the wrong outfit.

      The poor Bastards have got us surrounded….

    • Oct 29, 2018 @ 21:09 at 21:09

      stop smoking u idiotic Muslim. you are trash & will always be treated like trash…lol lol lol

  • Oct 28, 2018 @ 20:23 at 20:23

    There should also be a No Nonsense Policy. The above comment is pure fiction and EXTREMELY unrealistic.

  • Oct 28, 2018 @ 23:33 at 23:33

    jews can not stop hamas missiles and iron dome failed
    now they want to attack Deir Al zur , 1000km far , they will be sure more successful

    what a absurd people.
    Israel will not survive, accept this fact

    • Oct 29, 2018 @ 11:32 at 11:32

      “Abbas President of “Palestine”…LOL…When did they let you out of the nuthouse, dude? You’re obviously a few cards shy of a full deck. You have no concept of reality. Better get back to your room and color your book with the crayons the nurses give you.

  • Oct 29, 2018 @ 0:19 at 0:19

    it is a high time to elect a new heydrich to solve the problem of the cockroaches threatening the civilised world

  • Oct 29, 2018 @ 3:27 at 3:27

    It is time for Prime Minister Netanyahu to wake up and realize that the war has already begun. If we do not win this one now, it will indeed be the end of Israel ! What the rest of the world says is unimportant.

  • Oct 29, 2018 @ 13:32 at 13:32

    Israel should respond to this “offer”, by assassinating all Hamas leaders.

    • Oct 29, 2018 @ 17:58 at 17:58

      And once again confirm that the Jewish state is nothing more than a criminal enterprise…

  • Oct 29, 2018 @ 13:38 at 13:38

    same old same old. hamas literally gets away with murder and israel hits empty buildings. i am getting tired of saying this- what a joke. those hamas leaders must be the world’s most corrupt scumbags who do nothing for society only steal and lie. even worse than the africans and that says something. as for the IAF- russia has them by the balls in syria. israel is up against the world’s best and most dense anti air network in syria thanks to russia. s-300 advanced versions and s-400s and the pantsir low level system- all networked into russian air defence HQ- along with the world’ best EW systems. the IAF is stuffed let us be honest for now. israel is up against the devious movings of russia the world’s strongest power after the USA- but russia has much more resolve than the USA and has the world’s best and finest working air defense systems. biblical times??

  • Oct 29, 2018 @ 13:51 at 13:51

    Speculating about alternative realities is neither commentary in response to a news article nor public discourse.
    It is magical thinking which is not “protected speech” in a democracy.
    Outside democracies (e.g., in dictatorships, constitutional monarchies, and the like), magical thinking is reason enough for a person to be disappeared.
    So why should Debka permit it, no less promote it, here?

  • Oct 29, 2018 @ 14:10 at 14:10

    Look at the pictures: Netanyahu and Abbas have becoming incredibly phisically alike with time.

  • Oct 29, 2018 @ 14:25 at 14:25

    Israel is waiting until after the US election to strike hard, i’m guessing at our request. They need the US support and it will work better after the election. I hope they strike Hamas and Iran in Syria hard and decisive after the election. The more pain IDF inflicts, they less problems in the future. A devastating destruction plan would yield the most resolve.

  • Oct 29, 2018 @ 15:10 at 15:10

    Natanyahou Lieberman.and Eisenkof are waiting for a new shipment of underwear before they move. Hamas scared them so much that they are drowning in crap

  • Oct 29, 2018 @ 16:16 at 16:16

    What judenland needs is a Mizrahi PM and General.
    Ashkenazis are too nice to the enemy.

  • Oct 29, 2018 @ 17:00 at 17:00

    Ahh, . . . for another like him:

    “Soldiers of Israel, we have no aims of conquest. Our purpose is to bring to naught the attempts of the Arab armies to conquer our land.”
    — Moshe Dayan

  • Oct 29, 2018 @ 17:52 at 17:52

    BEST DEAL – Fork out 1.5 mega-tonnes nuke and there will be no more ransom demands.

    • Oct 29, 2018 @ 18:02 at 18:02

      Only one of those would be just right to expunge the Jewish cancer from the world. It’s being worked on very diligently…

  • Oct 29, 2018 @ 18:38 at 18:38

    Yes,…give them more bombs…NO money….they are terrorists ….

  • Oct 29, 2018 @ 18:53 at 18:53

    Will Netanyahu pay the jizya! The liberators of israel who fought in the war of independence must be screaming in their graves of the Jews go back under the thumb of islam officially. In G-d I trust.
    Vote Feiglin, the only consistent voice completely opposed to surrendering land.

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