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Amid energy crisis, Gaza might dump raw sewage into the Mediterranean Sea
“The beaches of the Gaza Strip will be completely closed, and sewage will be pumped into the sea because the municipalities are unable to provide fuel” for treatment facilities, said Gaza City Municipal head Nizar Hejazi.
Shin Bet arrests 2 men tied to Hamas, accuses Turkey of turning ‘blind eye’ to terror group’s activity
Israel’s Shin Bet security agency announced Monday that it has arrested two men, a Turkish national and an Israeli Arab, who are suspected of being recruited for Hamas activity, while also accusing Turkey of turning a “blind eye” to the Gaza-ruling Palestinian terror group’s economic and military activity in the country.
Jonathan S. Tobin
Gaza needs to look in the mirror
If the people of Gaza are suffering, blame the leaders and the terror groups they support for spending on weapons and tunnels, not on infrastructure and building an economy.
Gaza hospital stops performing surgeries due to cleaners’ strike
Shifa Hospital will not have medical garbage taken away until workers are paid overdue salaries, the second time such a strike has taken place in just a few weeks.
Another war in Gaza?
As economic crisis in Gaza deepens, Israel weighs how to react
The economic crisis has direct security implications for Israel. A destabilization of the Hamas-run enclave can lead to unrest and chaos, potentially pushing Hamas and other armed terror factions to attack Israel in order to divert attention away from Gaza’s failings and quell internal unrest.
State Department designates Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh as ‘global terrorist’
The U.S. State Department has listed Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh and two Egyptian terrorists—Liwa al Thawra and Harakat Sawa’d Misr—as “specially designated global terrorists.”
US envoy blasts for Hamas for building terror tunnels, undermining ‘Gaza’s chance for success’
U.S. Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt released a statement and wrote a series of tweets blaming Hamas for “wasting resources” on terrorist infrastructure that could be used to better the lives of Gaza’s residents, and calling for the release of Israeli civilians and IDF soldiers’ bodies that are being held by Hamas.
Seeking New Strategic Weapon, Hamas Is Turning Gaza Into a Laboratory for Future Drone Warfare
Hamas rocket developer to be deported to Iraq from the Philippines
The Philippines stated Monday that the country would deport an Iraqi citizen who has assisted the Gaza-ruling terror group Hamas with developing missiles to shoot into Israel.
Hamas establishing terror infrastructure in Lebanon, Israeli defense minister says
Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS
The Gaza-ruling Palestinian terror group Hamas is investing considerable resources into establishing terrorist infrastructure in Lebanon, Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Friday.
Hamas: Iran is only country that supports Palestinian ‘resistance’
Hamas’s terror group’s deputy political bureau chief, Saleh al-Arouri, told the Lebanese Al-Quds television network that Iran is the only country providing military support to Hamas to fight the “Israeli entity.”
IDF destroys Hamas terror tunnel that infiltrated Israeli and Egyptian territory
The IDF destroyed a Hamas terror tunnel that ran underneath Israel's Kerem Shalom border crossing with the southern Gaza Strip as well as under the Egypt-Gaza border.
Hamas, Islamic Jihad and Israel make up Gaza’s ‘unsolvable equation’
Hamas finds itself in a “very uncomfortable situation in the event of a clash with Palestinian Islamic Jihad, and therefore, we are continuing to live in the unsolvable equation in Gaza,” said Prof. Uzi Rabi, a Middle East expert from Tel Aviv University.
New elite military unit ready to defend Israel from Gaza terror threat
“The Gaza Strip requires complex preparations, which begin three to four months in advance. Preparing to operate in Judea and Samaria is simpler than Gaza,” Maj. Nir Mor, deputy commander of the new unit, told JNS.
Hamas ‘just waiting for Abbas to die’ as Palestinian unity deal falters
Hamas’s latest effort to join a Palestinian unity government is little more than a facade, and the terror group’s top immediate objective is to seize control of Judea and Samaria and turn it into a second Gaza, according to the assessments of defense experts.