With IDF poised to strike Hamas, is Israel’s Northern Front forgotten?

The Syrian army and Hizballah advanced to a point on Tuesday, July 17, that was close enough to Israel’s Golan border to bomb its northern cities. Yet Israel’s leaders had shifted their attention to Gaza and a possible counter-terror operation against Hamas.

An approaching operation was signaled by the IDF’s troop build-up around the Gaza border, the deployment of extra Iron Dome anti-rocket batteries in Greater Tel Aviv and video presentations of soldiers geared for battle run on TV screens. Commanders interviewed by military reporters outlined their targets and the sectors of the Gaza Strip to which their units were assigned. Adding to the drama, both Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman paid visits to the IDF formations with pep talks. With them was the Chief of Staff, Lt. Gen. Gady Eisenkot. The day before, Netanyahu paid his first visit to Sderot, the town long battered by Palestinian rockets from next-door Gaza.
Suddenly, no one remembered that a Gaza operation had been ruled out for months because the danger to the northern front was deemed more pressing, even though the worst-case scenario was now at hand. On Tuesday, while Israel’s top officials toured the south, the Syrian army, eighty percent of whose troops are members of Hizballah and Shiite militias loyal to Iran, had pressed forward to the Quneitra region and reached a point 4km from the Israeli border.

Seeing the Syrian and Hizballah troops so close, dozens of Syrian refugees came up to the Israeli Golan border waving pieces of white clothing and appealing for help. IDF officers told them through loudspeakers to go back to their tents in the demilitarized zone.

IDF officers posted on the Golan reported anonymously that Syrian and Hizballah forces had captured the hilltop town of Tel Al-Harra, from which they could not only blast all parts of the Golan, but even reach Israel’s northern Galilee and Mediterranean coastal towns, like Nahariya.

No official bothered to tell the Israeli public why the Netanyahu government had suddenly abandoned the northern front. The first clue came from the abrupt halt in Israeli air force flights over the embattled districts of southern Syria on Tuesday, July 16, as US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin sat down in Helsinki for their first full meeting. It was Putin who shed light on the change when he disclosed that he and the US president had agreed that Israel’s border with Syrian should be secured according to the terms of the 1974 separations of forces agreement for the Golan, thereby endorsing a demand made in the last two weeks by the Israeli prime minister. The full connotations for Israel of this format have yet to be revealed to the public. Meanwhile, popular attention has swung round to the Gaza front to see whether the government and IDF actually go through with their plans for an operation to finally cut Hamas down,



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43 thoughts on “With IDF poised to strike Hamas, is Israel’s Northern Front forgotten?

  • Jul 17, 2018 @ 22:05 at 22:05

    Israel appears to have sufficient ground and air power at the northern border to blast the Iranians to hell where they belong, and to do it quickly. Maybe the IDF is waiting until they deal with Gaga first as long as the Syrians and Iranians stay out of the DMZ?

    • Jul 17, 2018 @ 23:46 at 23:46

      Syria are fighting ISIS…..they would bombed your sorry artifant asses by now if they really wanted to…..they are busy fighting Israeli backed Jihadis……so keep dreaming about an imaginary enemy that does not exist Shlomo…

      • Jul 18, 2018 @ 2:54 at 2:54


      • Jul 18, 2018 @ 6:24 at 6:24

        Sicko, what a troll, or an ignorant idiot. You think any one takes your comments seriously? Miserable clown!!

      • Jul 18, 2018 @ 18:01 at 18:01

        tell your mother to keep fucking with a camel,creepy sob

    • Jul 18, 2018 @ 1:16 at 1:16

      Looks like the Draining of Iranian Resources of Funding, Oil, and Revenues on fighting on a number of Proxy Fronts is working and New Sanctions have not kicked in just yet. Soon it will be good time to go into Gaza and remove Hamas and send them to Iran to cause trouble there.

      So long as Gaza misspends Billions of Aid and causes Billions more to Defend against Hamas, Holding Iran Robes Regime Accountable and Responsible is the Right Thing to do. The Iranians can’t defend both positions and just weaken Iran more within Iran.

      Showing how Hamas will be taken out will be a Big Lost of Face, Confidence, and put more Constraints on Iran. Hamas are Small Potatoes when one looks at the Entire Beast to Beat the Sowers of Chaos! Time for the Robes Regimes to Run Away from the Persian People’s Lions.

      Hamas is isolated, alone, and have brought this reckoning upon them selves. Even Hezbollah’s Hyperbola is watching and waiting and will smart to sit this one out. Turkey may absorb Hamas as well, but in time The Kurds in the East will emerge and merge with those in Iraq and welcome those from Syria. Turkey’s Erdogan is another Tyrant waiting for a New Tiger to devour him and thinks the Shiia can save him? It is sign of Weakness not Strength. The Shiia Devour their Allies and Newcomers just like Ayatollah Khomeini did when he came back in 1979 and Purged Iran’s Radical and Moderate Allies that worked to deposed the Shah. They would do well to remember the Tigers of Niger!

      There was a “Revolutionary” of Niger, Who smiled as he Rode on a Tiger for Power, They came back from the Ride, With the “Revolutionary” Inside, And the Smile on the Face of the Tiger!

      Hamas should embrace and keep their friends close, but don’t forget to keep enemies closer, especially from a Nation known to I-Ran when Trouble Starts and Runs? This is what happens to someone that’s unholy and evil.

      It is too bad the Palestinians that have Embrace Hamas’s Hate for so many years. They only did things to to hurt them selves and their families an children futures just so they could please Iran’s Robes Regime so that they could hurt Israel.

      Now once Iran realizes (And They Know It), they are the Main Target of the Far Stronger Arab-Coalition-America-Europe-NATO with quiet observation permission from the Global Order they will either have to cut a Deal or be cut them selves. Too bad Hamas will remain helpless without Iran and their funding. But The Tigers of Niger Have Voices that Sound like Thunder.

    • Jul 18, 2018 @ 12:14 at 12:14


  • Jul 17, 2018 @ 22:42 at 22:42

    Need the IDF a wake up calll?? O yeah we got that Putin/Trump ‘deal” .So nothing will happen soon.The Hezzies and the Iranians can proceed.Stay tuned.

    • Jul 18, 2018 @ 2:07 at 2:07

      @Strike Force Eagle One…..Good comment but Just a Hunch and Guess on my part, but I think the Hezzies are very comfortable sitting on a Pile of Missile Power and still remember what kind of Devastation Deviation can happen in Lebanon especially without Syrians that are occupied with their own problems??? Just a guess but the Hezzies may sit this one out and won’t want to help Hamas at Hezbollah Expenses.

      The Iranians are Reading every line of “The Art Of The Deal Right Now” being very quiet and in hopes of avoiding a conflict and worst sanctions that can sink them faster than ever. After all, the First Visit was to Riyadh, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Rome, Vatican City, Brussels, Warsaw, Hamburg and Paris?

      Also, China’s Premier for Life came to Trump in DC early on if One Recalls and all of sudden North Korea has gone into taciturn “Taming of the Shrewd Mode?

      Moreover, Trump just finish up in NATO’s Brussels again then London and Helsinki with the Queen and Putin.

      Additionally, Iran is very good at funding conflicts of chaos but is still smarting from losing 500,000 casualties from 1980-88 with 500,000 permanent invalids.

      Furthermore, it is not China, nor Russia, or North Korea that America Potus is looking to out fight since they can come to agreements on trade and other matters. But it is now Dawning on Iran in Clear Water-Less Clouds Crystals that Iran is the One Target and has been all Along! The One Sure Thing said by Trump and Putin reported on is that Israel will be Protected!

      Conclusion, the Ships are all Line Up Sailing in One Direction now. Iran has to cut a Deal or Run for their Guns, with not much left to pay for Bullets. They cut Deals with Reagan in the 1980s and Trump will be Tougher.

      Leaving only Hamas as the Little Bewilder Boys on what happen to a 3 Front War and few to none will come to aid what they have been flying and sowing in the Clouds of Confusion, Illusions, and Delusions?
      No Peace Process can commence until Hamas Chaos is not just stopped but gone from Gaza.

      Just a Hamas Hunch!

  • Jul 17, 2018 @ 23:30 at 23:30

    at this moment israel can prevent a 2 or 3 front war by taking out hamas first, going into syria is at this stage a bit more difficult, but taking out hamas could make Hezbollah en Iran do attack israel and that would give israel a reason for going into Syria and in the end maybe even Lebanon.

    if played well by israel they can end it for once and all! the question is do they want that

    • Jul 18, 2018 @ 2:50 at 2:50

      @atar…….Agree…..The Strategic Crux of the first realization by POTUS Trump & His Band of Generals & Advisers Circle surrounding him is actually Peace-Making Meetings of the Five UN Powers joining USA with China, UK, Russia, France and (Europe-Japan-India) to avoid a Global Garden Variety of Gangland Conflicts.

      The Global Trade Wars are enough fighting and disagreeing as part of any Existential War being waged by the Nominal Head of Shiia Dealership Families in Syria, Iraq, Iran, Lebanon and Yemen. Notice Iran with a few soft spouts and shouts keeps warning Trump Sons and Son In Law, that only Iran Regime are the New Head of the Middle East Shiia Family?

      Trump is ignoring them and with small whispers the Iranian see as imploring a Plot and Strategy of Revenge and Survival to be put into motion after Hamas Defeat. The End Move will concludes with the successfully Nuclear Verification and Murdering Iran’s Ballistic Missiles against the Arab Coalition various Supporters.

      This entire Plot Arc has depended entirely on Trumps earlier recognition of the underlying cause of the Middle East Conflicts combine with Gaza Drying and Fatah Dying Power to agree to a Two State Peace Solution. Once Iran understands Why the Global World will Side with Trump coming after Iran, Palestinians will realize they were just a Stooge for Iran-Hamas, and everything is about to change for the Shiia Family’s Strategy.

      The Persia Lion will return, the Lebanon’s Cyprus Trees will provide the Shade with Purple Dye Colors of Royalty for Hezbollah, leaving Fatah Sheep and Chickens to graze where Hamas Goats once roamed! Until the Palestinians stand on their own without Aid from others because that is what they do within the Borders of Israel and East Jerusalem right now as Sons and Daughters of Abraham and Ishmael.

      Now imagine a One Global Ecumenical Middle East Macro Fund with Superb Portfolio Managers, Investors, Allocator’s with views and labels of “Emerging Market” Differentiation, but not as a Separate Assets but Shared Universal Paycheck to all Middle Eastern People as a meaningful way of thinking about one broad set of securities versus another.

      Iran, Iraq, and Hezbollah Shiia can see that kind of change benefits them all but it is only up to them??? Meanwhile, the Global World Order won’t wait on them forever! Worthless Wars and Conflicts are just that, Worthless and those causing them are better by Gone With The Winds!

  • Jul 17, 2018 @ 23:32 at 23:32

    50 IAF jet fighter bombers, operating in alternate shifts of 16, 17, and 17 should be more than enough to slaughter the barbaric shia savages up North, if they so much as make ONE threatening move.

    One or two regiments on the ground, with abundance of artillery zeroed in on interlocking fields of fire, to break up any savage offensive maneuvers at first, and then to destroy retreating remnants of the enemy forces, is what i believe will happen, if salami, r solemaini get any wild hairs up their respective arses.

    • Jul 17, 2018 @ 23:48 at 23:48

      Haha….the barbaric Shia’s….what the fuck happened ISIS ?oh yeah Syria are fighting ISIS while you mongrels bomb the Syrian army…….ISISraelis are baboons….wild baboons on a suicide mission from hell….

      • Jul 18, 2018 @ 2:57 at 2:57


      • Jul 18, 2018 @ 18:03 at 18:03

        gh:go to auschwitz with your mother and baboon family

        • Jul 18, 2018 @ 20:20 at 20:20


    • Jul 18, 2018 @ 0:03 at 0:03

      Umm… Salami, pepperoni, regular or extra crispy, I love extra crispy. I hope we get extra crispy.

  • Jul 17, 2018 @ 23:51 at 23:51

    Real danger is in the Golan and Lebanon border. General Soleimani is using Hamas to divert Israeli forces and antimissile defenses from the main atack.

    • Jul 18, 2018 @ 0:13 at 0:13

      Agreed.. and they are too close, the dirty bits may land on Israel.
      The answer is more crispy bits over there.

    • Jul 18, 2018 @ 3:07 at 3:07

      @Ricardo…..The Philistine Goliath had Bad Eyes and never saw the Stone of David coming straight for his Forehead Right Above his Two Eyes that became Bleary and Blinding in an Instant! One can’t Defend against what they can’t see coming once they think they are in position for short fight?

  • Jul 17, 2018 @ 23:59 at 23:59

    Push them to Egypt. They’re all Egyptians anyway!!

  • Jul 18, 2018 @ 0:11 at 0:11


  • Jul 18, 2018 @ 0:22 at 0:22

    It’s mind boggling how you jews have tolerated 70 years of this noncense. And it will never end. I bet some of you wish you had never left Eastern Europe… But many are glad you did. Lol

    • Jul 18, 2018 @ 1:37 at 1:37

      On the contrary

      very happy they left

      Thriving for 70 years those Jews there have been to the dismay of losers like you

      Do not mess with them or waste your time here

    • Jul 18, 2018 @ 18:05 at 18:05

      arbeit:apparently,uncle adolf did not finish all of your type of baboons

  • Jul 18, 2018 @ 0:55 at 0:55

    whatever they do now in south, idf been forced into it ,lets face it eisenkot liberman would be gone in wks ago if any off there family there , to many big dinners putting the weight on leaders time to get into action now

  • Jul 18, 2018 @ 1:15 at 1:15

    General Soleimani was set to give a pep talk to Hamas and it was “suddenly” called off? If the orders were given to not support Hamas, is it because Putin and Trump agreed to let the IDF strike Hamas? Who really makes up the force in Southern Syria?

  • Jul 18, 2018 @ 1:20 at 1:20

    Some are trying to make this seem like the Iran Islamic regime is fighting ISIS. IT IS NOT. Iran is fighting all Sunnis because that is the Mullahs path to Islamic heaven. The next target is the Jewish State (only because it is Jewish, not because they need land or that Iran has any claim on Israel) – Jews are the ultimate target of the Shia fascists. All Islam have Jews as their main enemy as well as Christians, Hindu, Buddhists, and infidels in general. Israel must keep Muslims with weapons away from its borders and without restraint or consultations with anyone.

  • Jul 18, 2018 @ 3:09 at 3:09

    Looking forward to Syria taking back their land from these occupying parasitic kikes and Israel getting a taste of long overdue sweet justice. What a breath of fresh air that will be for the civilized world, 128-8. The narcissistic injury will hit to the core. “We have nothing to lose and everything to gain in a war with Israel” – Syrian MP. As we all know now, millions of Jews were not killed in Germany, less than 200,000 were, and mostly due to starvation at the hands of the allied forces. Jewish prophecies in the Torah require that 6 million Jews must “vanish” before the state of Israel can be formed. “You shall return minus 6 million.” Hitler didn’t fulfill Torah prophecy, they are cheating their horned God! Ain’t that anti-semetic.

    • Jul 18, 2018 @ 3:43 at 3:43


    • Jul 18, 2018 @ 3:55 at 3:55

      Clearly jew hatred turns out to be a loosing endeavor.
      Try love

      • Jul 18, 2018 @ 18:55 at 18:55

        syiks:did you know that your mother stinks so much that even your cockraoches brothers find it offensive

    • Jul 18, 2018 @ 4:28 at 4:28


      Happy Nakba!

    • Jul 18, 2018 @ 7:05 at 7:05

      Did your father, Hitler, marry a pig and were you the end result of that bestial marriage?

    • Jul 18, 2018 @ 18:08 at 18:08

      fuck:hopefully a new adolf will come to liberate the world from people of your type,meanwhile eat zyklon and burn out with our open dog mouth open

      • Jul 18, 2018 @ 20:31 at 20:31


  • Jul 18, 2018 @ 3:59 at 3:59

    First you complain they abandoned the Gaza front in favor of the northern front and then they abandoned the northern front in favor of the Gaza front. You switch it up so much you make it sound as if Israel cannot do both. If this is true, Israel is doomed. Are they? I don’t think so. Israel has faced multiply fronts before and handled them well. They certainly are not alone. So what is your point to keep making this seem what it really isn’t?

  • Jul 18, 2018 @ 6:24 at 6:24

    Go IDF do it now for the sake of your people. The LORD bless you.

  • Jul 18, 2018 @ 6:27 at 6:27

    So this is where all the happy people gather. ROFLMAO

  • Jul 18, 2018 @ 6:47 at 6:47

    Come on, DEBKA – you’re better than this.
    Honestly: do you think that Israel has “forgotten” the northern border?

  • Jul 18, 2018 @ 8:29 at 8:29

    Comments containing incitement, libel or offensive language are barred under DEBKAfile’s regulations

    These words are here for show
    There is no monitoring
    Just read today’s filth in some posts

  • Jul 18, 2018 @ 11:50 at 11:50

    Entire Middle East cannot have the gut to fight and defeat the Israel in an open WAR. They must be hidden and roam behind terrorists and/or big power like Russia, it’s a cruel fact.
    I think when there is danger to the survival of Israel, it will nuke out the the Middle East.

  • Jul 20, 2018 @ 15:36 at 15:36

    It is obvious to all that the Netanyahu government handled the Gaza situation all wrong. Years ago they should have killed off Hamas and other communists in the Gaza and neutralized the territory. The lesson here is that if you go to war, like they did in 2014 in Gaza, they must WIN the war–not settle for a draw and ceasefire. Ignore world opinion and what the EU thinks. Tell them all to go straight to hell. Netanyahu has learned nothing from history. Now he has put Israel in the position of letting Iran and their puppets dig in on their Golan border so they can get ready to attack Israel. I thought he was smart?

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