Mohammed Al-Amadi, the Qatari emissary charged with delivering financial assistance to the Gaza Strip in return for calm, spent two days pressing its Hamas rulers to halt their campaign of balloon and rockets against Israel – only to hear theirlist of demands grow longer. The Palestinian Al Quds reports that the emissary left the enclave on Saturday and headed for another round of talks with Israeli security officials. Before halting its campaign of terror, Hamas’ demands include Israel’s supply of all its power, water and infrastructure needs, plus an American hospital and everything necessary to beat down the rising covid-19 infection in the enclave. The crossings must be reopened and fuel deliveries restored.
Saturday saw 23 new fires sparked by balloons, 23 rockets in the past weeks.