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Everything is According to Hamas Plan

"Don't worry, we have the Israelis right where we want them," said Yahya Sinwar, the Hamas leader in Gaza. Sinwar's message also said that high numbers of civilian casualties are one of Hamas' main goals in the war, since such numbers would increase international pressure on Israel to end the fighting, after which Sinwar would be able to come out of hiding and announce Hamas' victory and continued rule in Gaza. (Why are the international 'Jew-lovers' so concerned about Gazans? Ah, anti-Semites can't miss an opportunity to denigrate the Jewish state.)

Hamas, Iran and Hezbollah Plotting Ramadan Violence

Hamas and Iranian proxy groups plan to turn the Islamic holy month of Ramadan into the “second phase of October 7,” particularly with violence in Jerusalem, warned Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant. This year, Ramadan is expected to begin at sundown on March 10. Israeli leaders have hinted that they will send ground forces into Rafah, Hamas’s last stronghold if no agreement on a hostage release is made by then.

Israel is Blamed for PA Rejectionism

Nabil Abu Rudeineh, the PA's information chief, criticized the plan presented by Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu for post-war Gaza. Netanyahu presented the plan for the Diplomatic Security Cabinet's approval this week. It includes the dismantling of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), the complete demilitarization of Gaza, and the transfer of civil services and responsibility for public order to local authorities that are not connected with states or organizations that support terrorism.

Universal Support for Terrorism among Palestinians

A conference of various Palestinian organizations, including Fatah, in Moscow ended with a declaration of universal support for 'resistance' against Israel. The organizations also called to prevent attempts to exile Palestinians from 'their homeland'.

Food for Thought. by Steven Shamrak

“It was atrocious, horrendous, frightening. I never want to see another day like that. They killed my friends, family, completely wiped out. If we back out before the job is done it will all be for nothing. They'll crawl back in the next 10 years and it will all happen again. I hope we do it to the very end because if we don't all the tragedies, all the murders, the kidnapped, the raped, the tortured, it would be all for nothing. We have to go all the way to the end and finish this job. There is no disproportion in our reaction to that and we are doing it, thank God.” - Thomas Hand, father of nine-year-old Emily Hand who was kidnapped from Kibbutz Be'eri on October 7, and freed after 50 days.

Hamas Refuses to Provide List of Hostages

Hamas failed to meet Jerusalem’s demand to provide a list of those hostages still alive. As a result, Israel is not sending a delegation to the negotiations in Cairo. Israel’s War Cabinet and senior government officials unanimously accepted the decision not to send a delegation,

Pentagon Backtracks on Lies

During a two-hour testimony before the House Armed Services Committee the US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said that over 25,000” Palestinian women and children in Israel have been killed since Oct. 7. About an hour and 15 minutes later the Pentagon admitted “We need to clarify,” said Air Force Maj. Gen. Pat Ryder, the Pentagon press secretary. “His answer was citing an estimate from the Hamas-controlled health ministry. We can’t independently verify Gaza casualty figures. On Oct. 25, US President Joe Biden said during a White House press conference, “I have no confidence in the number that the Palestinians are using.” But by Feb. 12, Biden said during a press conference with King Abdullah II of Jordan that “too many of the over 27,000 Palestinians killed in this conflict have been innocent civilians and children, including thousands of children.”

How Many Hostages are still Alive?

Israel made it clear to Egypt and Qatar that it will not hold another round of talks on a hostage release deal until Hamas presents a list of the hostages who are alive and provides a serious response to the number of prisoners that the mediators proposed to be released as part of the deal.

The PA Police Officer Murdered Two Israelis

The gunman who shot and killed two Israelis outside Samaria town Thursday was a member of the Palestinian Authority’s police forces and the ruling Fatah party. Two men, including 57-year-old ZAKA volunteer and Shavi Shomron resident of Yitzhak Zeiger, were killed in the attack.

American People Support Israel

Some 82% Americans support Israel in the war, and close to 68% American agree that Israel is trying to avoid civilian casualties; 67% support a ceasefire but it should happen only after the release of all hostages and Hamas being removed from power; 67% support Israel's ground invasion into Southern Gaza to root out the final elements of Hamas; 78% agree that Hamas need to be removed from running Gaza. (As the representative of the American people, Biden needs to pay attention to their opinion, but he has a different agenda.)

Israel Expects Ramadan terror - Oct.7: Part-2

Defense Minister Yoav Gallant said that terror groups are seeking to leverage the upcoming Ramadan. “Hamas’s main goal is to take Ramadan, with an emphasis on the Temple Mount and Jerusalem, and turn it into the second phase of their plan that began on October 7. it is being amplified by Iran and Hezbollah.” said Gallant.

M.O.Y.B. - Why are Foreign Workers in Israel the US Business?

US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen urged the Israeli government to reinstate work permits for Palestinians and to release tax revenues. Since the Hamas invasion of Israel on October 7th, Palestinian workers have been barred from working within the pre-1967 border of Israel, and 150,00 Palestinians who live in Judea and Samaria are now unable to travel for work. Israeli ministers are concerned with the security problem posed by allowing Palestinians in to work. Israel is bringing in tens of thousands of workers from other countries to replace the Palestinian workforce. “Whoever thinks that peace with the Palestinians can be bought with money has not learned lessons from the Black Sabbath (of Oct. 7). We can’t give any gift to the Palestinians,” said Nir Barkat, Minister of Economy.

The UN Agencies Became Terrorist Auxiliaries

Israeli Ambassador to the UN, Gilad Erdan, accuses UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres of responsibility for the UN's failure to condemn Hamas massacre and the agencies' support for the terrorist organization. "The Secretary-General, who expressed understanding for the 7/10 massacre and devotes his efforts only to the humanitarian situation in Gaza, bears the main responsibility for the fact that the UN agencies that operate under him have become terrorist auxiliaries and some of them, such as UNRWA, has become an actual terrorist organization," said Erdan. (The UN still has not condemned Hamas, but made many attempts to discredit Israel's right to neutralise the enemy.)

Expel Turkey from NATO

A Dutch politician, whose Party for Freedom (PVV) received the most votes in the Dutch parliamentary elections in November, called for Turkey to be expelled from NATO over the country's ties with and support for the Hamas terrorist organization. In a speech in Istanbul in October, not long after the massacre Erdogan claimed that "Hamas is not a terrorist organization, but you, Israel, are the occupier."

Hezbollah Fired 60 Rockets - Is it Next?

Hezbollah fired 60 rockets toward the Golan in a significant departure from its general focus on the northern Galilee a week ago. In return, IDF eliminated Hezbollah Commander Hassan Hossein Salami, and Hezbollah weapons sites in Ba’albek, 100 km north of Metula. Occasionally, Iranian-affiliated militias from Syria have fired small numbers of rockets on the Golan.

The UN Lies about Humanitarian Aid

The UN lies and accuses Israel of impeding the delivery of humanitarian aid to hapless Gaza civilians. There is no limit to the amount of aid that can enter Gaza and northern Gaza. There are 20 bakeries operating in Gaza, providing over 2.5 million pita breads per day. More than 13,000 trucks carrying over 250,000 tons of humanitarian aid have entered the Gaza Strip since the start of the war. Hamas attacked Israel on October 7, torturing and slaughtering 1,200 people in more than two dozen communities and several military bases, in addition to kidnapping 253 others - 134 of whom are still being held hostage by Hamas in Gaza. (Why should Israel aid people who elected and support terrorists of Hamas and Fatah? They cheered when Hamas attacked Israel. Some hostages have been held by those ‘innocent’ civilians of Gaza the Western anti-Semites care so much. Did Britain send aid to Germany during WWII to Nazi Germany?)

Quote of the Week:

“Total victory is essential because it ensures the security of Israel. We are on the way to total victory and I want to tell you that we are committed to it and will not give up on it." - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Egypt is Elephant in the Room

by Ron Jager

Israel is rapidly approaching the final stages of the war against the Iranian-backed terror organization, Hamas, as the IDF approaches the town of Rafah located adjacent to the Egyptian border.

To a large extent, the international media have ignored Egypt’s role over the past two decades in allowing Hamas to build an extensive underground tunnel system between the Gaza Strip and Egyptian territory in the Sinai Peninsula.

Military analysts have estimated that in the Rafah border town alone there are hundreds of tunnels, some wide enough to allow transport vehicles to pass thru from Egyptian territory into the Gaza Strip.

Despite Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s repetitive claim that Cairo is playing a very positive role in de-escalating the Gaza crisis, Hamas would not have been able to pose a threat to the State of Israel without the implicit and unrestricted approval of the Egyptian Army and Egypt’s political leadership.

Egypt and Israel signed a historic peace agreement in March 1979 to end hostilities and normalize relations. It marked the first treaty of its kind between an Arab country and Israel.

Although Egypt is a poor country, Egypt has built up the strongest army among the Arab nations of the Middle East with over: 5,000 tanks, hundreds of advanced fighter warplanes and helicopters, over 100 naval vessels and submarines, and an estimated one million soldiers in uniform. (Who is the enemy Egypt is planning to attack?)

Israel’s past experience with Arab strategic partners such as Iran during the Shah era, and Turkey before the Erdogan regime, leaves Israel no choice but to carefully monitor Egypt's buildup.

Israel can no longer ignore the astounding armament rate of the Egyptian army, which has procured the very best offensive weaponry from the West in recent years.

 

Egypt Profiting from 'Poor' Gazans

by David Israel

Only a small number of Gazan Arabs have managed to depart via the Rafah border crossing with Egypt. Those who leave Gaza pay bribes of up to $10,000 to the brokers to facilitate their exit to Egypt, and from there to European and American destinations.

Egypt has consistently opposed the opening of the Rafah crossing.

Letting the 2.2. million Gazans in for free would kill the goose that lays golden eggs. How much is Egypt making these days on its Rafah crossing:

$4,000 per truck entering Gaza.

$5,000 to $10,000 per person (age 12 and up) crossing over into Egypt.

Also, the overall income from smuggling contraband – drugs, weapons, and ammunition – into Gaza, through some 3,000 different tunnels: $700 million annually.