February 4, 2009


Israel Strikes Gaza Smuggling Tunnels, Hamas Outpost, and Rocket Launch Site

Filed under: Uncategorized — No To Terror @ 8:16 am

The Israeli Air Force hit five (5) smuggling tunnels between Egypt and Gaza, a rocket launch site, a Hamas outpost, according to the IDF.

The IAF hit the targets after a Grad missile from the Gaza Strip hit the Israeli port city of Ashkelon. The Hamas facility targeted was in Abassan village (inset) just east of Khan Younis in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.

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February 2, 2009


Hamas Security Caravan, Gaza Smuggling Tunnels Hit By Israel

Israel hit Hamas targets in Gaza on Sunday, including some of the terrorist group’s security caravans in the central Gaza village of al-Mughraqa (see map below):

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According to Haaretz, the caravans served as Hamas’ security headquarters.

The IDF says that the attack on Hamas was a response to “the barrage of Qassam rockets and mortar shells fired at Israel today, which wounded an Israeli civilian and two IDF soldiers.”

Also hit were Hamas smuggling tunnels coming from Egypt into Gaza. Last year, Hamas reportedly took in $20 million U.S. dollars per month from Gaza tunnel smuggling operations.

A Japanese reporter and his cameraman shot this video of a Gaza smuggling tunnel operation between Rafah and Egypt:

February 1, 2009


Hamas’ Meshal, Iran’s Ahmadinejad Meet in Iran

Hamas terror chief Khaled Meshal and Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad met in Iran on Sunday, February 1, 2009.

Iranian ‘Supreme Leader’ Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei told Meshal in Tehran that “the Islamic resistance (Hamas) should be prepared for any possible situation, including a fresh war in Gaza,” according to Iran’s state-controlled media outlet, Fars.

Last Spring, Iran promised the Hamas terrorist group advanced missiles, other weapons, financial support, and military training.


Israeli PM Vows ‘Disproportionate’ Response to Hamas Rocket Attacks on Civilians

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert promised that if Hamas continued its Gaza-based deadly rocket attacks on Israel, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) would respond with ‘disproportionate’ force.

After a cabinet meeting Sunday morning, Olmert stated that:

The Cabinet’s position from the outset was that if firing continues against residents of the South, there would be a sharp Israeli response that would be disproportional vis-a-vis the firing at residents of the State of Israel and at our forces. We will not go back to the rules of the game that the terrorist organizations tried to dictate in the past. We will act according to new rules that will ensure that we are not dragged into an unending shooting war on the southern border that denies southern residents a normal life.

Meanwhile, IDF Military Intelligence Chief Amos Yadlin believes that Hamas is currently acting in a defensive posture, concluding that the terrorist group “has been deterred, and is honoring the ceasefire, but is not deterring [other terrorist groups] enough.”

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