Tagged with Hamas

Did Israel Avert a Hamas Massacre?

The story behind the Gaza tunnel plot, from Israeli intelligence officials—and Hamas leader Khalid Mishal. By Adam Ciralsky A medical officer in the I.D.F. Southern Command stands in a Hamas–built tunnel on Israel’s border with the Gaza Strip, near Kibbutz Ein Hashlosha. Noises in the Night Yossi Adoni, a village leader in Zarit, is worried. … Continue reading

Obama’s Gaza Game

While Israelis are fighting and dying, families huddling in bomb shelters and soldiers going off to face death, the men and women in suits and power suits moving through the great halls of diplomacy are using them as pawns in a larger game. During the Cold War, Israel was a pawn in a larger struggle … Continue reading

Under Gaza’s shadow, the Islamic State advances

By JONATHAN SPYER As Israel and Hamas clash, IS is making gains in Syria away from the media spotlight. In recent weeks, far from the attention of the world’s media, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (IS, formerly ISIS) has been fighting its enemies and expanding its borders. There is mounting evidence that IS … Continue reading

Free Gaza

AP BY: Matthew Continetti Three. That is the number of times Israel has fought Hamas since 2007, when the terror group seized control of the Gaza Strip. There was Operation Cast Lead in 2008, Operation Pillar of Defense in 2012, and now Operation Protective Edge in 2014. In all three cases the story has been … Continue reading

IDF Soldiers Killed in Booby-trapped UN Building

By Karin McQuillan Why are US taxpayers sending a quarter billion dollars a year to a United Nations agency that shows every sign of cooperating with Hamas to kill soldiers of our ally Israel? Israel National News reports: The three IDF soldiers who were killed on Wednesday in Gaza, were killed when explosives detonated within a … Continue reading

The UN, Hamas, and Alice in Wonderland

By IRWIN COTLER The UN Human Rights Council’s vote to launch an international inquiry into alleged Israeli war crimes in “Occupied Palestinian Territory” has a distinct quality of déjà-vu. THE MEETING hall of the United Nations Human Rights Council. Photo: Reuters The UN Human Rights Council’s vote to launch an international inquiry into alleged Israeli … Continue reading

#GazaUnderAttack? Meet the Hamas billionaires

Ella Levy-Weinrib “Among the Palestinians, they tell you straight out, ‘I want to get rich.’” In recent days, various media have been publishing photographs of Hamas leaders in luxurious homes with fitness equipment, at luxury hotels around the world, etc. On the other hand, distressing pictures are being shown of the suffering of the Palestinian … Continue reading