What Hamas says in Arabic tells the real story. Hamas officials are very clear and straightforward when they address their people, saying they have not abandoned their struggle against Israel. Yet some Western and Israeli analysts do not want to be bothered by the facts.
A number of Syrian families who found refuge in Gaza after the civil war erupted in 2011 and are now trapped in Hamas-run enclave, remain ineligible for most social services granted to Palestinians, and cannot travel abroad.
In an effort to communicate directly with the Palestinian people, Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman warned, in a rare interview with the Al Quds daily, that Hamas would be destroyed if it dares attack Israel again.
Israel’s Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon announced a new diplomatic battle against humanitarian funding that reaches Hamas and supports its terror infrastructure. ‘We will not relent until the UN and other aid organizations begin to track and follow every dollar that enters the Gaza Strip,’ he said.
Israeli security forces arrested a humanitarian aid worker from the Gaza Strip on charges he was exploiting his position at the United Nations Development Programme to provide assistance to the Hamas terror organization.
The world turns a blind eye to the fact that millions of dollars in international aid simply do not reach the Palestinian civilian population in Gaza and are used instead by Hamas to build up military infrastructure and manufacture weapons.
While squandering the foreign aid it receives on terror camps and mass banquettes, Hamas is attempting to face its financial woes by giving its employees land seized after the Israelis living on it left Gaza.
Hamas has built a sophisticated network of tunnels that it has used to penetrate Israel to carry out terrorist attacks on civilians and soldiers and smuggle goods and weapons in and out of Gaza through the Sinai Peninsula.
Two Palestinian men with entry permits to Israel were caught by Israeli security forces transferring funds from Gaza to Judea and Samaria. They then revealed information about tunnels, many of which are located under civilian structures such as residences and mosques.
Alongside efforts to discover and destroy Hamas terror tunnels, and to counter the terror organization’s efforts to improve its ability to attack Israel using commando divers, the IDF is employing AquaShield™, a cutting-edge sensor system that scans Israel’s coast.
Customs investigators at the Nitzana crossing into the Gaza Strip, working together with the Shin Bet, prevented an attempt to smuggle four tons of ammonium chloride, hidden among 40 tons of salt, into Gaza just before the Passover holiday.