With no pre-emptive IDF action, security declines further towards Hamas anniversary

Nothing will stop Hamas’ drive to celebrate the first anniversary of its violent “March of Return against Israel at the end of this week – neither Egyptian mediation, generous Qatari- and Israel economic largesse, which the United Arab Emirates recently offered to join, or even the massing of an Israel war army on the Gaza border. The Palestinian terrorist group is determined come what may to mark the event with hundreds of thousands of rampaging mobs hurling IEDs at IDF forces and forcing their way across the border into Israel.  Hamas leaders view this peak event as a kind of victory march. It was presaged Wednesday night, March 27, by attacks by hundreds of Palestinians tossing explosive devices and hand grenades at Israeli troops along the border and floating more explosive balloons over Israeli farms.

The Egyptian officers who sat down Wednesday in Gaza city with Hamas leaders knew the score: they had no hope of talking those leaders around to exercising self-restraint and curbing the demonstration of arrogant violence planned to mark their anniversary. Neither were the Egyptian officers able to sell Israel the well-worn line that by turning the other way when the Palestinian terrorists went on the rampage, calm would follow. This gambit has proved too often in the past to be a reward for terror. The claims that Israel has laid down tough terms for Hamas are deliberately misleading. For months now, Israel has lost its deterrent strength against the Palestinian terrorists in the Gaza Strip and it is now Hamas which is dictating terms.
The only way to break out of this ill-fated pattern was for the IDF to go into the Gaza Strip on Wednesday and conducted a pre-emptive offensive to spoil Hamas’ victory march. Since this was not decided at the drawn-out deliberations taking place between PM Binyamin Netanyahu, who holds the defense portfolio, chief of staff, Lt. Gen. Aviv Kochavi, National Security Adviser Meir Ben-Shabbat and Shin Bet security service director Nadav Argaman, the initiative remains in the hands of Hamas. Failing resolute Israeli counter-action, the security situation centering on Gaza will therefore continue to decline in the coming days.

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25 thoughts on “With no pre-emptive IDF action, security declines further towards Hamas anniversary

  • Mar 27, 2019 @ 23:37 at 23:37
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    Very simple solution.

    Buy bombs with a non lethal painful nerve gas.
    And have bombers in the sky to throw it at the rioters.
    If this does.not help prepare fighter airplanes with onbord cannons to shoot the rioters from above. And throw napalm as last reserve.
    If the rioters get killed by shots or by burning napalm they will learn that it is not always a wise move to poke a stick into a hole as there are some holes where a dangerous predador rests.
    Same.with IDF they shall show that they can fight with deadly force so the Arabs learn that the actions of IDF were at very low polucing level. so the terrorists will pray to never experience IDF at DEFCON 1 which is war.

    • Mar 28, 2019 @ 0:03 at 0:03
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      soloution by idiots for idiots

      how can you understand, israrl can not win a war only with air force
      you neeed good infantery , which you does not have
      israel can not win any war more in middel east

      • Mar 28, 2019 @ 0:25 at 0:25
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        you are an idiot abas. you can nuke hamas army with the air force

      • Mar 28, 2019 @ 3:10 at 3:10
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        what, in your opinion is the problem with Israel’s infantry? I haven’t heard anything to indicate that Israeli infantry is sub par.

      • Mar 28, 2019 @ 3:41 at 3:41
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        of course Israel can win wars , but indecision and rulers that profit from such , will never bring it to a solution ;If exterminating is a solution for Arabs , which is sad , than the decision making is not there to solve it once and for all.Peace needs to be an agenda and economic development . Than good will will find its way..

    • Mar 28, 2019 @ 2:56 at 2:56
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      Your ‘final solution’ relies entirely on the welfare of your benefactor. Without Uncle Sam, the apartheid squatters can do nothing. With them, they can murder from 35,000 feet.

      But nothing will give the squatter army courage.

      • Mar 28, 2019 @ 6:21 at 6:21
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        Neithet, apparantly, can 57 Islamic nations with the support of the vilest humans in history. Go Israel!

    • Mar 30, 2019 @ 10:51 at 10:51
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      Take out one of the top guys. Only one. The others will get the message

  • Mar 28, 2019 @ 0:00 at 0:00
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    What ever you do, do not help the Hamas to derail THE PRESENTATION of the Trump peace plan.
    After which event, it is Ok to grab West Bank and bring it back to Israel where it belongs.

  • Mar 28, 2019 @ 1:33 at 1:33
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    Many countries of the world are against Israel. Their protests and complaints will not matter. Show NO mercy to these marchers. Get rid of this weekly problem once and for all. They had too many chances, but they still chose violence. Take back Gaza and the West Bank permanently.

    • Mar 28, 2019 @ 3:01 at 3:01
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      The world hates the antisemitic squatters because they do nothing but cry about how hated they are while killing medics, grandmothers, and hundreds of other unarmed demonstrators.

      • Mar 28, 2019 @ 6:24 at 6:24
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        I dont. I love them!

  • Mar 28, 2019 @ 2:23 at 2:23
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    GAZA and its resident Terrorists are just a distraction or a minor annoyance if you will. The real threat or action to take place will come from the area of Syria. At that time, you will find the pitched battle that many are so looking forward to ! You will see Israel will be forced to NUKE Damascus during the “eveningtide” and finally GAZA and the West Bank will revert like a “whirlwind” to Israel . “Peace and Safety” will be the hue and cry of the land ….. for a time. It seems like I might have heard this somewhere before .

  • Mar 28, 2019 @ 2:53 at 2:53
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    He who chooses dishonor instead of war. Gets war and dishonor

    • Mar 28, 2019 @ 3:08 at 3:08
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      He who chooses war at the right time instead of crazy raids of vengeance, gets the good spoils and wins the war.

      • Mar 28, 2019 @ 5:09 at 5:09
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        Great. That is right. Remember how Germany Air Force got into the trap
        over London raid in 1941 triggered by vengenance for the symbolic British
        raid over Berlin. Even more Japan fall in the same vengenance trap in 1942,
        when they mounted the Midway invasion as a pay back for the symbolic
        American raid over Tokyo!
        Anyway both Japan and Germany twice were stupid to think that the Blitzkrieg
        surprising war action could overcame the huge economic unbalance and gain
        the strategic upper hand. Both had thought something like: “ I am just a 5 lb chicken
        but I could make a 7 lb egg!”

  • Mar 28, 2019 @ 3:04 at 3:04
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    The Palestinians must stop their war called “march”.
    Send an ultimatum to Abbas with the steps and terms, Palestinians must unconditionally surrender all heavy weaponry, the political responsible and the military and paramilitary commanders.

    Does not comply? Arrest and intern all administration where possible and available to reach easily and replace with IDF personnel.

    Then, deal with the Palestinian fractions still fighting.

    • Mar 28, 2019 @ 4:09 at 4:09
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      “Heavy weapons”: stethoscopes and balloons.

      • Mar 28, 2019 @ 5:48 at 5:48
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        Those too, why not?
        But, what about all rubber tires, but I mean all of them, spare wheels too.

  • Mar 28, 2019 @ 3:51 at 3:51
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    B — 52 — Wing Tip to Wing Tip — Block Buster Rain !

    Esau’s Remnant Must Experience Justice !

  • Mar 28, 2019 @ 6:36 at 6:36
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    When in doubt just send in the Air Force to demolish a few more empty buildings.

  • Mar 28, 2019 @ 6:45 at 6:45
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    Israel has invented a non-lethal sticky, foul smelling liquid they have used to break up mobs of rioters. Surely they will be considering using this.

  • Mar 28, 2019 @ 17:19 at 17:19
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    Does the nation of Israel have the will to militarily defeat hamas in gaza, judea and samaria. I think the united states would support it under Trump.

  • Mar 28, 2019 @ 20:20 at 20:20
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    This is a failure of leadership. The PM must go.

  • Mar 28, 2019 @ 21:03 at 21:03
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    So I will send a fire upon the wall of Gaza, and it shall devour her strongholds.

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