Palestinian gunman killed shooting at Israeli troops from N. Gaza. Still no Israeli response

Israeli soldiers shot back at a Palestinian gunman who fired at them from the northern Gaza border early Sunday, Aug. 11. The gunman was sighted 24 hours after a four-man Palestinian cell armed to the teeth was stopped by IDF fire on the southern Gaza border before crossing into Israel. All four were killed. In both instances, IDF tanks hammered Hamas positions.

The only official comment after the two foiled attacks was that the IDF was studying the two attempted incursions to draw lessons and neither posed a threat to the civilian communities in the Gaza vicinity.
DEBKAfile’s military sources predict that by systematically declining to name the Palestinian terrorist organization Hamas as culprit, Israel’s government and military officials are setting the scene for an escalation of violence. Hamas has obviously hit on a successful recipe for keeping a terrorist campaign running against Israel, while at the same time cashing in on Qatari financial largesse with the assent of the government in Jerusalem and Egypt.

The fresh outbreak occurred less than a week after Hamas leaders visited Tehran and came home with a pledge of new Iranian rockets for the Gaza Strip. The terror offensive was launched on Friday, Aug. 9, when Hamas operatives murdered the Israeli soldier Dvir Sorek aged 19 at Gush Etzion. The two infiltration attempts from Gaza followed in quick succession. Yet Israel continues to expand the economic benefits it lays on for the Gaza population, including an increased supply of electricity, thereby strengthening Hamas rule over the Palestinian enclave.
A cruelly ironic situation has developed whereby one set of Hamas leaders conducts negotiations with Israel through Egypt on a trade-off of major benefits for a truce, while a second set negotiates a fresh arms deal with Tehran and runs a two-pronged terrorist offensive against Israel from Beirut in two Palestinian areas.
Tzachi Hanegbi, a cabinet member who often speaks for Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, tried to answer critics of government policy in an interview on Sunday. He explained that Israel’s actions to promote economic improvement for the Gaza population have generated “quiet from the Gaza Strip.”  His definition of “quiet” is hard to square with Hamas’ fresh offensive.

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19 thoughts on “Palestinian gunman killed shooting at Israeli troops from N. Gaza. Still no Israeli response

  • Aug 11, 2019 @ 11:04 at 11:04

    Palestinians killing Israelis

    Israelis killing Palestinians

    since 4000 B.C coming to your screen soon

    • Aug 11, 2019 @ 15:52 at 15:52

      Jews love LIFE.
      Muslims love DEATH.

    • Aug 11, 2019 @ 17:25 at 17:25

      (a) 4000 years ago there were no Palestinians. There were Jews living in Judea/Samariah . (b) The true “Palestinians” are Jews. The Romans renamed the Jewish homeland “Palestine” for strategic psychological reasons at a time (and for centuries later) when Jews formed the overwhelming majority of the population in the region. For 5 or 6 centuries after the name “Palestina” was attributed to the Jewish homeland, there wasn’t a single Muslim. There were plenty of Christians but no Muslims. At the end of the day, the invading and violent Muslims who came and OCCUPIED the region in the 7th century, not only stole the Jewish homeland but even the name attributed to the Jewish people by the Romans. Those Jews never accepted the colonial label, “Palestinian”. However, the invaders, the Muslim people, were happy to do so. Somehow, they currently think that this label cleanses and eliminates the illegal, violent and colonial nature of their original occupation of the region. Yes, some so-called Palestinian people, who have been in the region for a very long time, have nothing to do with the violent and mistreatment of Jews at the time of the orginal occupation and the their mistreatment in the centuries that followed. But they are also being willfully blind to the just cause of Jews who want to live in their homeland in peace and security and with access to their historic and religious sites. Compromise is essential for both Peoples!

      • Aug 11, 2019 @ 22:23 at 22:23

        I thing bestest compromise Palestiniens keep Gaza but vacate Ouest Bank

    • Aug 11, 2019 @ 17:35 at 17:35


      • Aug 11, 2019 @ 18:35 at 18:35

        brush up on the history dont be a dummy

  • Aug 11, 2019 @ 14:46 at 14:46

    go on and negotiate with the adepts of the religion of peace,it is better to negotiate with a snake

    • Aug 11, 2019 @ 15:41 at 15:41

      For behold, I am sending you serpents, adders which cannot be charmed, and they shall bite you, says the Lord.

  • Aug 11, 2019 @ 16:01 at 16:01

    When will Israel learn there is no negotiating with those who want to kill you?

  • Aug 11, 2019 @ 17:33 at 17:33

    Man it burns you up that every morning, the sun rises anew on the nation of Israel, huh?

    Maybe you should do more than troll the comments section, since your beliefs run so deep and moral authority is on high.

  • Aug 11, 2019 @ 18:02 at 18:02

    RE: A cruelly ironic situation has developed

    I understood this was always the m.o for the terrorist Palestinians. One team for the media, one team for the real agenda of murder and mayhem.

  • Aug 11, 2019 @ 18:23 at 18:23

    Criminal Organizations Leaders have always been around that use Dual Strategies to Steal & Kill to Thrive & Survive and Always shocking as the using their “Incomprehensible Will”, While Thinking it is Successful & Invincible. They End Up being Quite Wrong coming to a Stony Ending Conclusion. There’s more to being a Leader & Man than Handling a Gun, Blowing Up People, Claiming It is Justice, & then Ignoring Making One’s Community & Country Benefiting Together. None of the Palestinian Groups, Secular, Criminal, Religious or Both Fatah, Hamas & Hizballah, have Achieved their Ultimate Aim of Destroying Israel. Overtime, Killing Ends up doing Themselves in among one another, as Power Wears Out Those that do not have it!

  • Aug 11, 2019 @ 20:05 at 20:05

    It smells, like another cowardly, hypocritical appeasement of the two-legged murderous rats – Bibi at his best…

  • Aug 11, 2019 @ 20:35 at 20:35

    The only lasting solution is a default to the original covenant with israel by yhwh at sinai. Israel, repent of your sins and be that shining light to the nations. Even many from the other nations have stepped up to the plate, and shown it can be done. Islam only came into being as the “bible” religions deviated into prioritizing their own traditions over Yah’s instructions. It is not the disease, only a symptom. To your health!

    • Aug 12, 2019 @ 18:45 at 18:45

      How did you reach this conclusion? I’m curious.
      I know from in-depth learning of Torah, that we Jews are not keeping to our agreement with G-d and that is the source of this conflict. The baffling 70 year investment of Arabs lives and refugees – for a bit of land the Arabs don’t at all need – is just a symptom of this error.
      We Jews need to know we can’t do it without G-d, we have to do our part. But I am very impressed with your conclusion, given that you use G-d name freely like a J’s Witness or Rastafarian.

  • Aug 12, 2019 @ 11:35 at 11:35

    R.I.P dear soldier. The time is coming, humanity will gas the Kikes for you and avenge Palestine for the brutal 70 year occupation.

    • Aug 12, 2019 @ 15:06 at 15:06

      @throw:a pity hitler did not finish the anglo saxon monsters

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