Ten steps for restoring the IDF’s deterrence against Hamas terror
- Give up tit-for-tat operations and switch to surprise attacks. Palestinian terror chiefs routinely head for bunkers before launching rockets and mortars.
- The IDF has no cause to boast about its “restraint” in the face of Palestinian attacks. Hamas sees it as a sign of weakness and a license to carry on within certain limits, i.e., only terrorizing the communities adjoining the Gaza Strip, not such towns as Ashkelon, Ashdod or Gedera.
- Enact a policy that distinguishes between the threat from Gaza and its distressed population. IDF officers maintain that the territory’s humanitarian crisis must be addressed as a precondition for solving the security issue. This recipe is muddled and will achieve neither objective. Each security issue should be addressed separately under the charge of an officer and team, in the same way that the IDF dealt with the terror tunnels.
- Israel can’t afford to be scared off from doing what is necessary for its citizens’ security by hostile criticism, whether from foreign sources, domestic media or local politicians claiming to speak for the Israeli Arab community. Hamas and the Palestinians at large have managed paradoxically to build up an image of both heroic aggressors and victims. Israel does not have that luxury.
- Hamas’ “March of Return” – the cover slogan for its escalating violence from the Gaza Strip – can be addressed. An Israel force could cross over in a single night and dismantle Hamas’ symbolic tent city, block the roads leading to it, plow up the ground, and head back. Israeli soldiers have no business to stay any longer in the Palestinian enclave.
- Because the Israeli air force goes into action only after Palestinian rocket, mortar or other form of aggression, the aircraft strike empty buildings. This tactic is futile except perhaps as training exercises for IAF pilots. Instead, the air strikes should systematically and without prior notice bomb the military infrastructure of Hamas, Islamic Jihad and other terrorist groups in the same way that Israel engages Iranian facilities in Syria. Every couple of days, the IDF – and not just the air force – should smash a base, a convoy, an arms and ordinance depot, a command post, a training camp, or a foundry for producing rockets and other weapons. Only when Hamas understands that its command and operational backbone is being progressively demolished, will it grasp that Israel is seriously intent on obliterating it as a terrorist organization. Blowing up the terror tunnels achieved only half the job when Hamas’ other tools of aggression were left intact.
- The incendiary kites ravaging Israeli farm crops and woodland for the past month must be stopped forthwith. They have already turned thousands of dunams of crops and green vegetation into grey wasteland. Gady Yarkoni, head of the Eshkol District Council, one of the worst hit, urged the IDF on Sunday to start shooting at the individuals releasing the kites and destroy facilities producing them. The kite assault, often more damaging than rockets, should be treated as terror in every sense of the word, he said.
- The agents of Egyptian General Intelligence with responsibility for the Gaza Strip cannot be relied on for help in cracking down on Palestinian terror. Not just indifferent, they are not averse to seeing the IDF’s helplessness for dealing with Gazan violence. Instead of restraining the Palestinian rocket teams, when they happen, the Egyptians pack their bags and decamp to a safe distance, keeping an eye on events from Cairo or El-Arish.
- Some Israeli sources attached the blame for the latest round of rocket fire on Saturday night, June 2, to “rogue organizations” in Gaza. This is pure fantasy. Hamas is itself a rogue organization.
- As for the widespread call by many Israelis, including IDF officers, to relieve the hardships of the Gazan population, this would be more effectively addressed from a different perspective rather than tied in with the security challenge. It may be recalled that all Israeli efforts in the past to establish organized industry and farming sectors in Gaza were gutted by Hamas as “Zionist creations.” Since withdrawing from the territory in 2007, Israel is not responsible for its well-being which belongs to the Palestinian Authority based in Ramallah. If Israel nonetheless chooses to take part in the effort to improve the living conditions for two million distressed Gazans, the most effective way would be to establish an international mechanism with representatives from Europe and friendly Arab governments such as Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the UAE, as a conduit for assistance.
It would not be the first time. An Israeli-Qatari entity of this kind worked for a while before it broke down. In recent years, every time Israel has transferred essential products to Gaza for the general population, the fuel, building materials, fresh foodstuffs and medicines were impounded by Hamas officials and transferred to its armed wing, the Ezz-a-Din al-Qassam. Some were funneled to shops and sold for hard cash.
73 thoughts on “Ten steps for restoring the IDF’s deterrence against Hamas terror”
B-52 Carpet Bombing answers all 10 Issues.
B-52 W/ 500 lb. Dummy Bombs.
Terrorism Pricks & Thorns Game – Over.
Numbers 33: 50-56
Destroy the Inhabitants !
KMA 11: 31-33
(kiss my ass 2 minutes by day)
KMA AFTER THE CARPET BOMBING LINE UP A FULL DIVISION OF IDF TANKS DRIVE THE UNEDUCATED ARABS BACK TO THE SINI REDRAW THE ISRAELI BORDER SEND A HUNDRED THOUSAND JEWISH COVILIANS TO BUILD A MODERN GAZA AND LIVE THERE UP YOUR ASS
This article means israel has to go to war with hamas, but infact the israel gov never gonna do that, because they waiting for another war in another front with iran and Hizballah to start. So this article is rubbish
So you want to punish the people who live in concentration camps?
Jihad macht Nakba,
Go to Gaza and await your Nakba.
go ask the hamasniks who created the “concentration camps”. if gaza is supposedly “palestine”, why are gazans so desperate to leave, or to destroy israel, instead of building better lives for themselves? after all, gaza has received billions and billions of dollars in international aid.
I like your thinking. You should call it the one step solution.
This was really for Jess. I like your thinking. You should call it the one step solution.
ONE MAJOR PROBLEM THE IAF DOES NOT HAVE ANY B-52 S THEY NEED TO PURCHASE FOUR FROM USAF RESERVE STOCK
Jess isn’t beating around the bush I take it. heh
I like everything about this article!
It is indeed a great work.
Why there is no pseudonym signature?
I’ll call this global strategy “DEBKAFILE WAKEUP CALL”
Our great ayatollah is against any smart Israeli move in dealing with Gaza.
Things shall stay as before – you suffer burns and bombing at the will of Hamas.
Why to change?
The great and only true Prophet Muhammad, may God shower him with His praises, urges good, kind and considerate treatment towards Hamas neighbors. He said, “Whoever believes in God, let him not harm or annoy his Hamas neighbor…”
The list has mainly points that harass Hamas, while is is well know that Hamas shall thrive just like before.
It is good to remember you are praying to the same G-d known as Jehovah first and Allah later as well. Sons and Daughters of Abraham and those of Ishmael and Issac have more in common than differences. Abraham came from Iraq and made a new Home in Canaan. Abraham did so by following the Guidance from One G-d that taught turning Strangers into Friends so each Family makes Great Neighbors is the only way for Sons and Daughter to survive together. Moses, Jesus, and Muhammad have the same messages from the same G-d so your prayers apply to all People. Thank You!
“Your God Is One God. There Is No God Except Him, The Beneficent, The Merciful!
(وَإِلَٰهُكُمْ إِلَٰهٌ وَاحِدٌ لَّا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ الرَّحْمَٰنُ الرَّحِيمُ)
QURAN-Surah Al-Baqarah 2:163
“Hear, O Israel: The Lord Is Our God, The Lord Is One!”,
(שְׁמַ֖ע יִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל יְהוָ֥ה אֱלֹהֵ֖ינוּ יְהוָ֥ה אֶחָֽד )
Your great Fagatollah will soon ride the nuclear fireball to Paradise, where he will commune with the Hidden Imam. The only problem is that he doesn’t care how many innocent Iranians he takes with him!
This is good detail article with much to teach and learn by anyone interested in true solutions but until the PLO can deal with Hamas, Hezbollah, and other violent groups. The PLO continues to pass up Opportunities for Peace and seem to choose the Triggers of the Barrel of Guns, Burning Tires, Ruining the Environment in belief in sending Sons and Daughters of Ishmael into Death and Destruction is a Pathway for Peace? It is tough to do when Iran chooses there own Visions reaching no further than their own Pockets for Profits and Kopeks to subsidize these Spirals of Destruction. He World, Middle East, and World has no choice but to stand up, challenge for change, and take down the immutable forces that seem to be on bent dragging the Middle East a Nuclear Holocausts.
” He World, Middle East, and World has no choice but to stand up, challenge for change, and take down the immutable forces that seem to be on bent dragging the Middle East a Nuclear Holocausts.”
Can I interpret that as saying Iran shouldn’t be allowed to have nuclear weapons ???????????
Can I interpret that as saying Iran shouldn’t be allowed to have nuclear weapons ???????????
So long as the Billionaire Islamic Theocracy in Iran chooses to behave badly as a Terrible Neighbor by exporting Terror throughout the Middle East. These Few Men have promoted and inflicted so much Hate, Death and Destruction to stay in the Power of Luxury. They not only have decided to become an enemy to the outside world but upon their own people. However, they are few and can be held easily accountable for their actions since the world is bigger. They will not be allow to have Nuclear Weapons due to their actions and that is only on them, no one else. Al-Qaeda, Taliban, and ISIS once thought they were invulnerable but are living in Hideouts and Caves today. The World will no longer accept such behavior and will not allow such Men to put the World in Caves either. Unless they change their behavior from within they can and easily be replaced because they brought it upon themselves. Allah will remove them and so be it, Inshallah (اء الله)!
What a narrow vision. What would Bibiahu do without an important security threat to boast about protecting us from? He needs it. As much as he needs the Iranians. He is Mr. Security, isn’t he? So, stop dreaming about solutions.
Du-te bah si te pisa!
Tu du-te la culcare și eu voi face rufele si Noi nu du-te la culcare supărat!
Disagree with respect to your own view and with no offense nor desire to disconnect. As stated, many can “Dream” but few “Dreamers” can act to make their Dreams come true, so you are by no means wrong either. However, every time PLO-Sons and Daughters of Ishmael with Sons and Daughters of Issac to discuss Recognition with Reconciliation for mutual respect and existence among both Cultures of Ismael and Issac as in the last days of Abraham, they always come unarmed without Guns and just Trusting their Tongues for a True Treaty. One can stop the Dreamers by ignoring, isolating, refuting, and killing them. Or they can come together to embrace one another Dream of Living as Good Neighbors as in the Traditions of Abraham’s own Vision from Jehovah & Allah. The only way to survive in this world of human fragility is teach and learn turning strangers into friends, families into partners, and picking up Olive Branches of Peace while not picking any Weapon against one another. I accept many will disagree but I won’t disconnect either. History as shown Dreams can become True if we take steps for success for that to happen.
” ————————————-Or they can come together to embrace one another Dream of Living as Good Neighbors as in the Traditions of Abraham’s own Vision from Jehovah & Allah. The only way to survive in this world of human fragility is teach and learn turning strangers into friends, families into partners, and picking up Olive Branches of Peace while not picking any Weapon against one another. I accept many will disagree but I won’t disconnect either. History as shown Dreams can become True if we take steps for success for that to happen.”
Could you possibly explain that concept to Hamas, Hezbollah, Islamic Jihad, the al-Aksa Marters’ Brigade, Syria, the Islamic Republic of Iran, the PLO, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, Lebanon and Turkey?
“Could you possibly explain that concept to Hamas, Hezbollah, Islamic Jihad, the al-Aksa Marters’ Brigade, Syria, the Islamic Republic of Iran, the PLO, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, Lebanon and Turkey?”
I cannot and will not explain such a concept to anyone that chooses to ignore or corrupt their own decisions to dismiss, disobey, and refuse to see the Torah, Bible, Quran’s Pathways to Peace as ordain by greater Vision that changed Abram to Abraham since he chose to obey the One G-d Instructions to turn Strangers into Friends into Great Neighbors right next to each other and then in the world to follow it. One can choose to follow as well teach and preach Divine Instructions towards Peace verses Destruction of Death by those choosing to ignore such Teachings and this applies to all of us.
Unfortunately, you may be correct. These politicians are not interested in solutions. Only in what furthers their political agenda. I gave Netanyahu the benefit of a doubt under Obama, who often tied Netanyahu’s hands. He has an ally now in Trump. To allow such terrorist actions to continue without retaliation is despicable.
“What a narrow vision. What would Bibiahu do without an important security threat to boast about protecting us from? He needs it. As much as he needs the Iranians. He is Mr. Security, isn’t he? So, stop dreaming about solutions.”
I think there’s a SPONGE BOB marathon going on right now on CNBC CABLE NEWS NETWORK and you’re missing it—————–(based on your comment) shouldn’t you get back to that for your daily reality check?
Another solution is to assassinate the ayatollah
But Netanyahu beheld them, and said unto them: “With men this is impossible; but with Mossad all things are possible”.
“But Netanyahu beheld them, and said unto them: “With men this is impossible; but with Mossad all things are possible”.”
It must be really nice to live so far away from all of this so as not to be directly impacted and be able to make a comment like that!
Davefromorange, you live within reach and in fear of the Israeli intelligence agency? Do you think they take the time to retaliate against internet Message Board commentators?
The only problem of Iran is the the emblem in the center of its flag.
A stylized open vulva with a clitoris with mustaches at the top, is not very dignifying.
Change that, and Iran will be best friends with Israel.
Fascist Iran worships exposed, wide open Female private parts –
that’s why it is featured in the middle of its flag.
That would work
“Another solution is to assassinate the ayatollah”…wouldn’t they just choose a new head IslamoNazi?
LIKE ROACHES HE COULD BE REPLACED IN 12 HOURS WITH ANOTHER
I ❤️ Debkafile me too!
11. Acknowledge that fact that the Palestinians them self’s are not responsible for the state attacks on Israel in the past and what they are doing could be considered resisting occupation which is why they have some support politically world wide settling the issue might go a long way into normalising relations with a number of countries in the region or don’t and continue this never ending cycle of violence which at this point it almost seems is preferred?
i acknowledge the fact that there are no “Palestinians” as such, and also that there is no occupation in Gaza, and that the Hamas statehood in Gaza caries on a war against civilians in Israel since years now, and that this is is never ending violence, it may only end with if Hamas disarms or if Hamas is destroyed.
MATTERS NOT THE AVERAGE GERMAN IN WW2 WERE CARPET BOMBED
THE ENEMY IS THE ENEMY ISRAEL MUST SAY SCREW WHAT THE WORLD THINKS THEY WILL GET USED TO IDF POWER AS THEY HAVE RUSSIAN AND CHINESE POWER AND PITIFUL EUROPE ACCEPTED MUSLAM RULE
“————— AND PITIFUL EUROPE ACCEPTED MUSLAM RULE”
@LARRY LISS RETIRED US ARMY SGT,
Quite pitiful indeed————-just ask anyone in Belgium———-or Germany or France or Great Britian!
“Muhammad replaces William in the top 10 boys’ names
Arabic moniker is by far the most popular if different spellings are accounted for”
“Muhammad has replaced William in the top ten most popular boys’ names in England and Wales.
The name has risen 35 places in the past decade, and now sits in eighth spot, with 3,908 boys born last year being given it.”
YOUR GREAT AYA COCKA ROACH WILL SOON BE HIDING IN A DIRT HOLE LIKE SADAM THE GREAT PERSIAN PEOPLE WILL RISE SOON AND BE PART OF THE THE CIVILIZED WORLD .
YOUR REVOLUTIONARY GUARD ARE ONLY 2ND RATE FOOT SOLDIERS THEY WILL RIP THERE UNIFORMS OFF AND HIDE IN WOMANS ROBES
“————what they are doing could be considered resisting occupation————–”
Was there peace prior to June 1967, when residents of the so-called “West Bank” were called “Jordanians” and residents of Gaza were called “Egyptians” ?
Was there peace during the Hebron riots against the Jews during the 1920’s——–even before the Modern State of Israel became independent ?
Israel has a much bigger problem than pisslims.
Israel biggest problem is with Israeli SJW, leftists, leftoxenomorphs that infest government, the Judiciary, the supreme court, the IDF, the intelligence community, academia and the media in general.
This traitorous leftist 5th column is Israel biggest threat.
You need to deal with these traitors swiftly, decisively, once and forever IF you want the country to survive.
You can’t fight pisslims AND a leftist 5th column that infests with its putrefied and traitorous ideology every institution of any importance for the survival of the country.
The traitorous leftists work AGAINST the survival of the country and would prefer to see Israel destroyed than give up their unicornian fantasies.
Israel is a country split along a fault that puts too many of people in key posts AGAINST the interest of decent Israelis that no matter how they vote see their political will thwarted by the actions of this relentless 5th column hell bent in forcing their putrid ideology on an unwilling citizenry no matter the cost.
Unless the decent folks of Israel deal with the leftists and get rid of them Israel will ultimately loose.
Take stock of the opposition to Israel’s existence: the Israeli leftist 5th column, all of the West leftists and most pisslims.
Unless you fix your 5th column problem you can’t win.
A fortress can not stand if a traitorous 5th column bent on surrendering to the enemies is given free reign to do their worst unimpeded by an equivocated sense of the fairness of the democratic game.
Get rid of your leftists. Or start thinking were you are going to go to get away from the 2nd Holocaust before it begins.
Get rid of your leftists. They are traitors. You owe them nothing.
They should move to the left of Israel, in Gaza, and blow kisses with Hamas all day long.
They even infested you!
SOUNDS LIKE THE UNITED STATES WHEN CARTER WAS IN POWER
PRESIDENT TRUP IS WORKING ON THIS PROBLEM
ISRAEL MUST TEACH THE HAMAS AND GAZA, FOR EVERY ATTACK ON ISRAEL, THERE WILL BE A COUNTER AND HARSHER RESPONSE. STOPPING PART OF THE HUMANITARIAN SUPPLIES INTO GAZA, SHUTTING THE ELECTRIC SUPPLY TO GAZA FOR HALF A DAY AT A TIME, CUTTING THEIR GAS SUPPLIES, AND NO MORE BUILDING MATERIALS, AS THEY ARE USED TO BUILD TUNNELS. ALSO TARGETED BOMBING FROM THE AIR UNANNOUNCED, SURPRISE ATTACKS. THAT WILL TEACH THEM. AND IF THEY HAVE FIELDS, AND FRUIT AND OTHER TREES, DESTROY THEM, TIT FOR TAT.
Target every leader from Hamas that is responsible for this and you will see quiet happen very fast.
Wow. An amazingly good article with reasoned action points.
There is at least someone at Debka File that isn’t afraid to put out a strategy recipe to address current events. Let me add that the IDF could be more aggressive as suggested here in light of the increasing support from the Trump administration. More importantly, it is very possible that the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob is blessing President Trump and Vice-President Pence as they continue to support Israel and do those things pleasing in the sight of God.
Sure, President Trump has made a lot of bad choices in the past, but what Christian is sinless? Becoming a disciple of Jesus and accepting the salvation terms he offers certainly includes repentance. The Left, who isn’t Christian (plenty of fake christians though), will in no way recognize repentance and becoming a new man.
Good job, Debka File. I support this article.
You drink from THE WINE of Jesus too much.
No, not enough. My sister called me a “Jesus Freak” but I sadly fall very far short.
I thank you for the compliment. Now, if I could only convince you to cut out the nastiness that now and again pops up in your postings. Still, I do believe you have made some progress. OK, I will pray for your salvation and repentance immediately after I post this. May peace and truth find you.
“Sure, President Trump has made a lot of bad choices in the past, but what Christian is sinless? Becoming a disciple of Jesus and accepting the salvation terms he offers certainly includes repentance. The Left, who isn’t Christian (plenty of fake christians though), will in no way recognize repentance and becoming a new man.”
Just wanted to inform you, TexasDave, that the Rabbi Jesus you refer to was executed by Roman authorities——–2000 years ago and, in reality, has not been heard from since.
Thanks for your support anyway!
Of course he has. Read the Book of the Future called the Holy Bible. It spends more time discussing a particular time period than any other time in all of human history. That is a time that hasn’t come, yet.
The Holy Bible is a communication from the Lord Jesus and provides amazing information to the astute about what is coming. It also provides life changing information to the simple minded. There is a reason why the Holy Bible is the single most purchased book in print every year. It is the Word of God.
Jesus is heard from all the time. Peace.
ABOUT TIME: Now – for the Political will and Courage, so badly missing even in this Right government –
never mind the previous 50 years !
Kalb iben kalb, sura 15: don’t mess with al Yahood
Move everyone from Gaza out permanently. It is part of Eretz Yisrael and should be settled properly according to the halachah.
Good pointers in this article, thanks!
great article and has many of my pet feeling in it too.
enough tit for tat….
we need a real response: kill the heads of hamas!!
Kill randomly Hamas officials and other terrorist.heads also in times of silence.
Send Agents to hunt them. Snipe them or use other means like poison or modified gadgets containing explosives.
So heads of terrorist organizations get terrorized by Institutions like “the institute of coordination” of the state of Israel.
Why don’t you kill all the Palestinians so that you can satisfy your WWII holocaust thirsty revenge. Just nuke them and take their land unopposed.
Revenge is the language of the Arab oppressors.
Progress is the way of Al Yahood
muslim hazir muhamad
israel should have nuked gaza long time ago. that what muslim would have done instead
11. WHERE THE HELL IS THE ISRAELI PR DEPT?
If the world’s journalists were told and shown the truth, it could be reported. People around the world would understand the true situation and start sympathizing with Israel.
gazans are the aggressor; Israel is trying to protect its citizens.
I’m tired of hearing tv reported that Israel bombed gaza!
The Debka Article is a Warning with well layer out strategy to come to reverse Hamas misjudgements again. There have been 600 kite attacks, of which 400 were intercepted with technology while the remaining kites caused 198 fires, burning 17,500 Dunams (7 square miles) of land burned as Palestinians repeatedly send airborne incendiary devices across border. Simple incendiary bombs have been used to destroy buildings since the start of gunpowder warfare, but it was during World War I the first use of strategic bombing from the air to damage the morale and economy of the enemy, such as the German Zeppelin air raids conducted on London during the Great War. Happen again in Chinese Capital of Chongqing was firebombed by the Imperial Japanese starting in early 1939. The Nazi used a similar tactic dropping Incendiary Lighting Fire Bombs on London, Coventry, and many other British cities were firebombed during the Blitz by Nazi Germany. The British and Americans responded in kind to most large German and Japanese Cities often resulting in 80% of those Cities burned by firebombed during the last six months of World War II. In the end, it will be the PLO Cities that will be subject to the use of a mixture of bombers carrying high explosive bombs, that will blow out windows and roofs and exposed the interior of buildings to the incendiary bombs, that proved far more effective. Israel may have no choice but do to preliminary bombing with conventional bombs followed by subsequent attacks by incendiary carrying bombers. This is what will happen sooner or later and the Fires will Blow-Back upon the PLO cities and housing. Once again, Hamas chooses Destruction of Lands and forgets that the Intifada did not work and neither will Hamas Kite Burning, in the end only Hamas will bring more suffering upon the People of Gaza and PLO until Hamas changes from within or will be changed from the outside. Iran’s Billionaire Theocracy is running out of money as sanctions are in place again. It will only get worse and they know it.
ITS A JEW HATING WORLD MY FRIEND THAT IS WHY WE HAVE OUR HOMELAND BACK A REGIONAL SUPERPOWER NEVER AGAIN
I think Bibi needs to practice what is preached in the constitution of the Pals. Send the other side swimming without swimming lessons. This is what differs Hamas from Fatach. The world will accept this, the law is the law. Fake Fatach who are really Hamas will be given cement life vests and get to jump from as high up as they chose. This can be sold to their elite who enjoy this form of entertainment so much.
Let’s just say the plan goes into operation if Rabbi Nachman isn’t here be Rosh Hashana and they are still acting the same.
Sorry that was only one step. It requires the heavy use of flame throwers.
Choose the corect answer or answers in case of multilple correct answers:
Question 1. Knowing that there is only one Jerusalem (no est of west) whos capital is this city:
a. מְדִינַת יִשְׂרָאֵל (Medīnat Yisrā’el)
b. State of Israel
c. دَوْلَة إِسْرَائِيل (Dawlat Isrāʼīl)
Question 2. Terrorists are most likely to be out of which group:
Question 3. 2 + 1 =
One good answer is one point, out of all 9 possible good points.
Hamas came to power with the blessings of the people of Gaza. Trying to rationalize that the people of Gaza are tired of Hamas and are looking for change is a little short sighted and not supported by the realities on the ground. Hamas will never make peace with Israel they are sworn to destroy the occupier Israel and free all Islamic lands for the invader. Israel should ask Egypt to take over Gaza from Hamas and end the attacks on Israel or; Israel will have to do something on their own to end it.
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