Secret Egyptian-Hamas bid to rush through Gaza crossings handover to Palestinian Authority

Egyptian intelligence and Hamas security agencies are in an overnight effort to rush through the Gaza crossings’ handover to the Palestinian Authority by Wednesday morning, Nov. 1, even if only as a token step. This is reported by DEBKAfile.
To distract attention, they put out a statement earlier Tuesday pretending that the transfer had been postponed from Tuesday to Nov. 15 in consideration of the high military tension generated around Gaza by the IDF’s destruction of a Jihad Islami terror tunnel on Monday.

Our military sources report that the latest Egyptian-brokered Palestinian unity steps are shrouded in secrecy, which Israel, too, is preserving. Therefore, there is no information about a Palestinian Authority security contingent reaching the Gaza Strip on Tuesday. Neither is there any word about this contingent obtaining permission to travel from Bethlehem through Israel and gaining entry to the territory through the Erez crossing. This contingent may still make the journey overnight under cover of dark – either through Israel or Egypt – barring another last-minute change of plan.
If they go ahead, the transfer itself will take some days.

Egyptian and Hamas officials are confident that the Jihad Islami won’t act Tuesday night on its threat to wreak vengeance on Israel for blowing up its terror tunnel in an explosion that left 11 operatives dead.

DEBKAfile’s US sources disclose additionally that there is nothing to the reports published in Israel in the last few days that the Trump administration is on the point of presenting Israel with a new Israeli-Palestinian peace plan. Senior US officials in Washington told our sources that no such plan exists. They say that Middle East leaders, who are talking about it, including Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, are fully aware of this, but are using the non-existent US peace plan as a pretext for turning down or delaying projects they deem undesirable.
The only real project engaging Trump’s Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt at present is the establishment of joint Israel-Palestinian industrial zones in Judea and Samaria.

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3 thoughts on “Secret Egyptian-Hamas bid to rush through Gaza crossings handover to Palestinian Authority

  • Nov 1, 2017 @ 0:20 at 0:20

    Don’t worry by brothers, even if you decide to act with more stupidity and fake outrage.
    You can count on the humanity of the enemy to sit on their hands and spare you, and even apologize for killing you. If the enemy were to tunnel inside Aza we would kill them all, with vengeance and call on the UN to condemn them.

    • Nov 1, 2017 @ 9:18 at 9:18

      Islam is fiction and is false. It doesn’t even match the archeology of the region.
      That means that the jihadis are not doing God’s Will and are completely evil.
      When the whole World understands Islam cannot be true, based on archeology alone, then Islam will wither and die.
      “An Historical Critique of Islam’s Beginnings”

      You are living a lie and wasting your life on falsehoood.
      There is no sky ghost that can save you from the righteous anger of the rest of the World.

  • Nov 2, 2017 @ 0:47 at 0:47

    I’ve like to see the “palestinians” building schools instead of tunnels. Do you know while Greece translate over 200 books a year, the entire arab world translate about 5 books per year. That says a lot about the state of mind of “them arabs”

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