Netanyahu slammed for continuing to duck a decisive campaign against Gaza terrorists

After 700 rockets, 4 fatalities and 250 injured, Israel has again capitulated to Palestinian terrorist blackmail,” said opposition Blue-White leader Benny Gantz on Monday, May 6, after the Palestinians announced that a ceasefire went into effect at 4.30 a.m. with Israel’s consent. For once, Gantz voiced widespread popular sentiment when he warned that this lame curtailment of massive terrorist rocket aggression held the key to recurring violence on an even greater scale. However, this process also represents a recurring pattern of the Netanyahu’s premiership.

The prime minister and defense minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, is widely seen – even in his own Likud – as letting down the general expectation which he himself fostered, for the IDF to be allowed, at long last, to cut short in the long term the violent harassment which Hamas and Islamic Jihad terrorists have meted out on the population for years. It was hoped that this time, Netanyahu would break with his long practice, and finally tough it out for the sake of a better future for the battered population of the South.

That his government allowed the Palestinians to inform the Israeli public of the ceasefire post factum – leaving it to the IDF Home Security Command to simply tell people to go back to their normal routines, without explanation – was an especially bitter pill . On Sunday, after the heaviest Palestinian rocket barrage since the 2014 war hit Israel’s southern towns and villages, killing 4 people and injuring 250, the IDF Home Command ordered schools closed on Monday for a second day and 200,000 children kept at home. On Monday morning, they woke up and were told suddenly that it was back to school and their normal routines.

How were people expected to behave normally? On Monday, as scores of rockets landed on their heads, they heard a senior Likud minister, MK Avi Dichter, declaring that this time, the IDF was fully prepared to repeat in Gaza the Jenin operation that ended the Second Intifada 15 years ago. Dichter may have been naively convinced with the rest of the country that this scenario was finally about to unfold. However, the IDF spokesman also announced the transfer of the 7th Armored Brigade and the Golani Brigade troops to the Gaza border for a buildup of strength “in preparation for an operation that could go on for days.”

Monday morning, that statement was exposed as a deliberate smoke screen for concealing the secretly ongoing, ceasefire negotiations with terrorists while they intensified their rocket blitz.

While the army defers to government policy and directives, its spokesman takes his orders from the chief of staff. Lt. Gen. Aviv Kochavi would be well advised to urgently repair the senior IDF spokesperson’s current strategy of issuing false and misleading statements. An effort must be made to restore credibility to this institution considering is important role in shaping  public morale especially in times of stress.

As for the army’s morale, large-scale combat units were transferred on Sunday to the Gaza sector for the second time in two weeks – the first time in the last week of March and this week again – only to be sent back to their former bases a few hours later after doing nothing.

DEBKAfile’s sources offer the following motivation for Netanyahu’s apparently purposeless exercises around the Gaza Strip and failure to go all the way against massive terrorist aggression: He appears to be putting his trust in the eventual rise of an independent Palestinian state – even under Hamas rule – that will finally force the break-up of Mahmoud Abbas’ crumbling Palestinian Authority. This goal is in line with the US Middle East peace plan on whose final draft President Donald Trump’s advisers, Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt, are putting the final touches before publication.  This goal would also fit the plans of Egypt’s president Abdel-Fatteh El-Sisi.

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49 thoughts on “Netanyahu slammed for continuing to duck a decisive campaign against Gaza terrorists

  • May 6, 2019 @ 11:00 at 11:00
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    An America Strike Force is in the Arabia Gulf and if there is One Group of Cowards of Men that Americans would have No Problem Confronting, fighting, and Removing it is the Iranian Robes Regime, and it would be Welcomed in the Middle East, Globally, and Within Iran Itself. This would also Spell Doom for Hamas in Gaza, Houihis in Yemen, and Hizbollah would wither on the Vine of being Vanquished in Lebanon as well.

    • May 6, 2019 @ 13:43 at 13:43
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      steady on, don’t jump the gun, or make a fuss, false flag first and no distractions. you’re welcome.

    • May 6, 2019 @ 17:29 at 17:29
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      that is persian golf , troll
      we burry you there

      • May 6, 2019 @ 19:32 at 19:32
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        “golf”. LOL! You are as dumb as an ayatoola.

        If the US or Israel suffer a WMD, Tehran will in retaliation be wiped off the face of the Earth forever.

        Happy Nakba, piglet!

        • May 7, 2019 @ 6:21 at 6:21
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          In view of the external never ending threats posed by the Islamic Jihadist, why do the liberal politics of Jewish Liberals persist? Attack, resist, criticize, how about UNITY in the face of a common threat. The enemy is at the gates.

      • May 7, 2019 @ 6:19 at 6:19
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        Nah, It certainly not the Iran Gulf??? Persia has not won a Battle in over Centuries, it is the Arabia Gulf, and a Hole In One Grave is Already Underway. Maybe if Iran Changes its behavior it may Survive?

        • May 7, 2019 @ 17:50 at 17:50
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          Thats nice to hear that Iranian enemies are so stupid. Some has not even read a book to learn about Persian for ever gulf. I can not understand that you talk about Iranian in this way when this nation is the reason that there are Jews in world, and Iranian are proud of it. The saver of Jews, the breave Iranian nation.

          • May 9, 2019 @ 3:59 at 3:59
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            We are not talking about the Iranian nation, Darius; we are talking about the regime that is impoverishing Iran in foreign adventures while it threatens genocide against the very Jewish nation you speak of, who came in to the world to bring monotheism and ethics, via Abraham and his descendants. That regime does not really have a right to call itself Iranian as it is crushing and oppressing the people of Iran while it attacks Arabs, Jews, Kurds and Baluchis, in short, all its neighbors and threatens others as well. What is wrong with welcoming back Reza Pahlavi, the son of the Shah, who is pro-democracy and representative government rather than tyranny—a leader more in the tradition of Cyrus who might pursue peace with his neighbors rather than the destructive war this regime keeps threatening, while it prepares to double down on its oppressive conduct. In any event, this regime is cruel to Iranians themselves, and aggressive toward the rest of the Middle East and beyond.

  • May 6, 2019 @ 11:01 at 11:01
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    Timing is everything Stupid. Iran & Hezbullah not defanged yet

    • May 6, 2019 @ 11:29 at 11:29
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      Agree, Hard Times Bring Forth Great Men and Women but Iran and Hizbollah have also been Lamed, Tamed, and Afraid just like a Rattlesnakes Running Out of Corners and just Keeps Hissing, Rattling a Warning, but Arab Bedouins, American Cowboys, and Israeli Strength, Virtue and Honor will Eventually Reciprocate in ways Neither can Escape whether now or later. They know the Displacement of Power is Upon Them within Themselves as well!

      • May 6, 2019 @ 15:31 at 15:31
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        Total mistake ; No American fleet and all the world armies will not be able just do something to Iran or Hezbollah ; Its opposite Iran and other shia groups keeping Americans and Nato in concentration camps in Afghanistan; And the fact that American has some kind of fleet , Iranians and Hezbollah have their hands on around million rockets of short , medium and long range , that they got from Nazi Ukraine. Just look what 700 rocket barrage did to Israel ; Imagine what 10000 rockets barrage will do to Israel and its American bases in Negev . Or What about just 1000 rockets will do to Nato and Americans in Afghanistan ;
        Weak position of all those that rule this world will soon come to an end . And all those talk of nuking someone in ME, will devastate all the ME including Israel . And all thanks to American degenerates that are totally dislocated from reality. It is sad that Israel is American yo-yo, since it will end its existence with all those nice aircrafts , and army of ipad fighters. Ganz should keep silent , since he is a loser as all those that run the army now and before .

        • May 6, 2019 @ 16:58 at 16:58
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          you live & reason like Walt Disney. perhaps it’s time to go back to school; if ever u were in one in the first place!!!

  • May 6, 2019 @ 11:04 at 11:04
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    Only thoroughly defeated and humiliated terrorists with no means to rearm and begging for mercy will change their behaviour. Only a vanquished Hamas with no other option will be acceptable outcome. No people who follow an antisemitic Charter will ever stop targeting Israel. I do not know who is pushing Israel to accept hudnas that are always breached but it is foolish to have Egypt or any Islamic State in that role because they will always work against Israel’s best interests and for Islamic terrorists. Doing this again and again exposes a significant lack of judgement.

    • May 6, 2019 @ 11:14 at 11:14
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      “—————— it is foolish to have Egypt or any Islamic State in that role because they will always work against Israel’s best interests and for Islamic terrorists.”

      Very well said and, unfortunately, nothing new here.

    • May 6, 2019 @ 11:52 at 11:52
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      Every 80 Years Good Times Create Weak Men & Women, but we are now Upon an Abyss when Hard Times are nearly here to Stand Up and Remove the Oppressors that Suppress the Voices of their Own People. As far more Hamas Missiles continue to Miss and be Reduced. The Iran Shiia, Hizbollah, and Houthis will continue their Unwise Demise. While America, Arabia Gulf States, and Israel Continue to Flourish at Levels Seldom Seen Economically, Technologically, and Globally. While Iran, Lebanon, Yemen and Gaza are Heading in the Opposite Wrong Directions. True Power Always Wears Out Those That Do Not Have True Power! Jehovah and Allah has Ordained that Time is not The Side of Iran without Change. Missiles Do Not Provide Food Nor Water?

    • May 6, 2019 @ 22:12 at 22:12
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      …..not only a lack of good judgement, but sadly, a knorring weakness. It is sad that IDF’s invincibility is fast eroding. At this rate, imagine the harm Hamas, Islamic Jihad and Hisbollah would be able to inflict on Israel in say, ten years time. The signs are not good at all for Israel.

  • May 6, 2019 @ 11:08 at 11:08
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    History just seems to repeat itself……………………………..over and over and over again!

    • May 6, 2019 @ 19:25 at 19:25
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      Peace is a difficult thing to accomplish; countries and individuals need to put aside hate, anger, and bigotry. The Middle East has been the poster child of how not to build a peaceful, constructive society. Even the Romans were brought to the brink of destroying the terrorists of the times, but chose not to. And nothing has changed.

      Like Chinese finger puzzles, the more hateful Iran, Hamas, and Hezbollah act, the harder it is for them to let the hate dissipate.

      Guess what? The joke is on them. Peace with Israel would help build the Middle East into an economic, military, and cultural powerhouse second to NO ONE.

      Where is T. E. Lawrence when you need him?

  • May 6, 2019 @ 11:15 at 11:15
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    Another ceasefire?For how long?Is just buying time…The another round is just around the corner.Same procedure as always. Non leadership from Bibi aka Mr.Blabla.What will happen if the Northern front explodes?

  • May 6, 2019 @ 11:19 at 11:19
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    I would tell Hamas that Israel is now in a state of war in response to years of officially-declard war by terrorists in Gaza and that there will be no warnings for subsequent attacks that will be of Israel’s choosing.

  • May 6, 2019 @ 11:57 at 11:57
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    Russian Katusha rockets of the WWII are 1000 more powerful than these rockets. What about Iranian missiles 1,000,000 times more powerful and very accurate.

    • May 6, 2019 @ 19:35 at 19:35
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      LOL! Israel has nukes, America has nukes.

      Your Ayatoola of Satan is driving Fascist Iran to oblivion.

      Plus Mecca is on the chopping block. You can try to Hajj to a radioactive crater, but it would be the Last Hajj you’ll ever attempt.

  • May 6, 2019 @ 13:12 at 13:12
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    It is Time for Natanyahou to retire

  • May 6, 2019 @ 13:51 at 13:51
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    I agree with rabbi ; great if he did, he enjoys the power to much as he said recently that there wasnt any body good enough to replace him , be sad jf he didnt get a photo shoot at eurovision .all I can see after election is he is part off the plans god has for jewish people

  • May 6, 2019 @ 14:01 at 14:01
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    I might not be a fan of the far right Likud or Bibi. But he has made a wise decision here. Why?

    1. The public have watered down information.
    2. Bibi knows that Hezbollah would come to the aid of Gaza and more. Much more.
    3. If America was to intervene heavily. Then Russia possibly even China may have a say and maybe possible intervention.
    4. Bibi made a wise decision because he knows that the odds are against him. And would be very very costly and ignite a middle East inferno like never before.
    5. Bibi knows that his foreign policies may have been slightly controversial to the point where Hamas may have reacted heavily.
    6. Bibi has made a very wise decision. War is nasty. Very. No one should want a war…. There will be a third world war like no other anyway. And in that time. No one in there right mind would want a war during those times.

    • May 6, 2019 @ 14:39 at 14:39
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      I agree with Super Goyim. There is need to be patient as the time is not yet come to act but it is coming soon
      and the enemy will be VERY sorry they messed with the sons ans daughters of the living God.

    • May 6, 2019 @ 22:32 at 22:32
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      What man started, God will finish. Ezekiel 37-38

  • May 6, 2019 @ 14:19 at 14:19
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    Bibi’s hypocritical “eloquence” has become an insult – even to an average intelligence !
    How nauseating indeed !

    • May 6, 2019 @ 19:08 at 19:08
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      Why place yourself so much higher on the intelligence scale?

  • May 6, 2019 @ 14:47 at 14:47
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    NATANYAHU DON DESERVE TO BE REELECTED., IS BECAME A CHICKEN, AND THE ISRAELIS ARE SUFERING.,

    • May 6, 2019 @ 21:57 at 21:57
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      Too bad Israel disagrees with you.

  • May 6, 2019 @ 15:07 at 15:07
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    One weekend 7 rockets are sent into Israel, the next 450 rockets–why the vast increase? Look to Iranian General Solemani for your answers. Egg Israel to do something, then watch as other players come into the fore. Recall those early WWII movies where the leader says “don’t shoot until you see the white of their eyes!” With America sending more naval forces to the Middle East everyone there knows “a big boy” is ready to get into this game.

    The real objective of this most recent rocket attack is to see how deep into this game Russia and China may be willing to go on behalf of Iran…that is what General Solemani and his leaders are seeking: Do they have the back up needed to really go after the Jews? Will Russia put its troops in harm’s way to defend Iranian interests? China will not, in my opinion. Russia may stay out so that it can continue to play in South America…where not so many muslims live. Don’t think for a moment Russians like muslims enough to spill precious blood to protect them. Same goes for the persians…

  • May 6, 2019 @ 15:40 at 15:40
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    These comments all forget that the terrorists are mixed in with the civilians in densely populated Gaza. It is not possible to defeat them without large scale civilian casualties, aside from the rockets that would hit Israel. It is best to be patient and wait a few more months to see what Trump can come up with. Netanyahu is probably right.

    • May 6, 2019 @ 19:40 at 19:40
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      Simple. Tell civilians (radio, leaflets) to move out of the way. Here comes NAKBA.

      Any civilian who sticks around is personally responsible to what happens to them.

      Happy Nakba!

      Plus Tehran is a target.

      Funny thing is that even Sunni Muslims HATE Fascist Shia Iran.

  • May 6, 2019 @ 16:33 at 16:33
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    Hamas is too valuable for Bibi to get rid of because as long as Hamas exists Bibi can use it as an excuse not to negotiate any peace with the Palestinians and any avoid any land transfers. Get rid of Hamas and Bibi has to negotiate with the sole legitimate representative of the Palestinians, the Palestinian Authority. As long as Hamas exists, there is no real Palestinian unity and only Palestinian infighting and Palestinian hostility towards Israel via terrorism which is something that works in Bibi’s favor for avoiding any peaceful solution. He can always point to Hamas and say that there is no way that any peaceful solution can be worked out with these Palestinian terrorist collaborators with Iran.

    • May 6, 2019 @ 17:29 at 17:29
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      Hamas is too valuable for Bibi – because Bibi’s political strategy is based on fear. Without a bogeyman like Hamas to point at, Israelis would never vote for Bibi. They would vote for someone they thought could deliver a better economy. Bibi cannot deliver a better economy and so he needs Hamas.

  • May 6, 2019 @ 17:38 at 17:38
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    The longer Israel waits to take out its enemies the stronger they will become and the battle more costly.

  • May 6, 2019 @ 17:39 at 17:39
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    Without indiscriminate carpet bombing of all of Gaza strip and then take complete control there is no way to stop Hamas. Those terrorist are some of the males, they have no special markings so you can’t just go and find them. They blend into the population because they are part of the population. As long as civilian casualties matter there is very little that can be done.

  • May 6, 2019 @ 18:03 at 18:03
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    Thank you Thank You Thank You to our beloved fascist dictator and election thief!

    More and more of my buddies are realizing that fear of Nasrallah or Iran or Hamas can be sated, at least temporarily, by a good PiggieRamming.

    • May 6, 2019 @ 18:55 at 18:55
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      Hey, Jim Pigrrol, people say yo DNA has small bits of fried bacon, but I’m not sure.
      Please share with us your experiences in self-domestication and humans raised by pigs.

  • May 6, 2019 @ 18:08 at 18:08
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    There is more to this that what meets the eye. We here only speculate as to why, but Pm Netanyahu knows why…

  • May 6, 2019 @ 18:39 at 18:39
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    I trust Netanyahu best serves the interests of Israel.

    The real danger is in West Bank, where Hamas could possibly take over the power, and start rockets from there too. This is why a good and fast annexation is so very desirable, and of course the peace plan to communicate to the PLO and Hamas activists leaving the area.

  • May 6, 2019 @ 21:53 at 21:53
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    Debka, you do a good job informing the public with info that may not otherwise be available but you should steer clear of second-guessing Israel’s best-ever Prime Minister.
    Prime Minister Netanyahu has access to MUCH more intelligence than you do and it is his job to act in Israel’s best interests. Without any access at all to the intelligence PM Netanyahu has, I could envision at least half a dozen scenarios in which restraint would be wiser than plowing forward.
    Surely you could too?
    Why not support a great, thoughtful leader for a change?

    • May 6, 2019 @ 22:36 at 22:36
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      Right on !!!

  • May 6, 2019 @ 22:34 at 22:34
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    What man started, God will finish. This is just part of the gyrations and count down to Ezekiel 37-38 which, IMO is fast approaching. The hook in the jaw has already been set. Ignore with disdain at your own peril.

  • May 7, 2019 @ 2:51 at 2:51
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    Always more going on than meets the eye, and very easy for spin masters to weave a deceptive tale….to what end? Yes, there has been a tragic loss of 4 lives, many injuries and property damage Arm chair generals, including Debka, are making easy points, easy criticism in this scenario but I rather trust those in the driver’s seat. Benny Gantz had the opportunity to be in the coalition, in the cabinet. Now he is making the most of being a sore loser.

  • May 7, 2019 @ 3:59 at 3:59
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    “I will turn the back” comes before “the hook in the jaw has already been set.” None of the Ezekiel cast
    has left the ME let alone been turned back.

  • May 7, 2019 @ 16:17 at 16:17
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    I don`t see anyway of stopping the rocket attacks by Hamas except occupying large amounts of land in Gaza. Their rockets are very mobile and there does not appear to be any fixed base of operations that can be destroyed, other than training camps and office buildings. There supplies of rockets must be scattered about and buried underground, because airstrikes don`t seem to stop the rockets, unless Bibi would order around the clock attacks. I wonder who keeps asking for the ceasefires; Israel or Hamas?

  • May 9, 2019 @ 19:44 at 19:44
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    Netanyahu is waiting for something, but he is holding his cards tight against his chest. I believe that the US and Iran are going to hit Iran with everything they can once additional US forces get into position in the Gulf.
    It has been disclosed that the US was told Iran and it’s proxy’s were going to hit US troops and facilities in Iraq and in the Gulf region.

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