Hamas-Fatah unity could cause uprising outside the Temple Walls (Revelation 11)

Hamas-Fatah unity could precipitate a new Palestinian uprising, Abbas advisor says

Gaza’s ruling Hamas terror group has already called for an uprising against the ‘occupation’

Should Israel follow through with the plan of applying its sovereignty to parts of the West Bank, it could face a new Palestinian uprising, a top Ramallah official said on Saturday.

Speaking to the France 24 network, Nabil Shaath, a senior advisor to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, singled out the truce between the Fatah and Hamas factions as a potential contributing factor should a new violent revolt break out.

Once things flare up and the rioting grows into a fully-fledged intifada [uprising], we shall see a cooperation between the forces in Gaza and those in the West Bank,” he said.

Last week Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu played down his self-imposed July 1 deadline for the annexation, saying he was still hammering out the plan’s details with Washington.

Gaza’s ruling Hamas terror group has already called for an uprising against the “occupation” in checkpoints and Israel Defense Forces outposts across the West Bank.

The most recent mass Palestinian uprising, known as the Second Intifada, erupted in the early 2000s and included waves of suicide bombings.

Hamas Tests Rockets Outside the Temple Walls (Revelation 11)

Hamas Tests Rockets to Warn Israel Over Annexation Plan

Staff Writer

July 2, 2020

Gaza’s Hamas rulers fired a volley of rockets into the sea Wednesday in a warning to Israel not to annex part of the West Bank, sources in the Islamist organization told AFP.

The showcase launch of about 20 test rockets from the coastal Palestinian territory came as thousands of people in Gaza City answered Hamas calls for street protests.

Last week, the group said that if Israel goes ahead with annexation, as provided for in a US peace plan, it would amount to a “declaration of war” against Palestinians.

Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu‘s center-right coalition government had set July 1 as the date from which it could begin implementing US President Donald Trump‘s Middle East peace proposal.

But there was no announcement by Wednesday afternoon and none scheduled.

Protests Flare Across Gaza, West Bank

The Gaza protesters brandished Palestinian flags and placards condemning Trump while calling for Hamas to take up arms against Israel.

“The resistance must be revived,” demonstrator Rafeeq Inaiah told AFP. “Israel is afraid of force.”

Others held signs reading “No to annexation” and “Palestinian lives matter,” referencing the US-born antiracist Black Lives Matter movement, AFP journalists at the scene said.

Demonstrators take part in a rally as Palestinians call for a ‘day of rage’ to protest against Israel’s plan to annex parts of the Israeli-occupied West Bank, in Gaza City July 1, 2020. Photo: Majdi Fathi/AFP

Demonstrations were also building in the Israeli-occupied West Bank.

In the ancient Jordan Valley city of Jericho, a small number of Palestinian protesters were joined by retired left-wing Israeli politicians, among them Ophir Pines-Paz, a former Labor party interior minister.

“We want to affirm our support for peace,” he said. “Netanyahu and his annexation project must be stopped.”

The Trump plan, unveiled in January, offered a path for Israel to annex territory and Jewish West Bank settlements, communities considered illegal under international law.

Hamas, which in 2007 took control of the narrow strip on the shores of the Mediterranean, has since 2008 fought three wars with neighboring Israel.

It has been under blockade by the Jewish state for more than a decade, with the stated Israeli aim to prevent flows of arms and materials for building fortifications.

Palestinians Protest Israel’s Annexation Plans Outside the Temple Walls (Revelation 11)

Palestinians Protest Israel’s Annexation Plans in Gaza, Ramalla

Thousands of Palestinians participated in a large rally in Gaza, on Wednesday, expressing their rejection of the occupation states annexation plans, Quds News Network reported.

Political leaders and civilians attended the demonstration, raising Palestinian flags and reciting slogans against the expropriation of the Palestinian Jordan Valley, and other parts of the occupied West Bank.

Leader of Hamas, Fatah, the Islamic Jihad, and Fida attended, asserting that the Palestinian people will cripple the Israeli schemes.

The Palestinian resistance reiterated in a statement, that the so called ‘Deal of the Century’ is absolutely rejected by the Palestinian people, as it denies their human rights and violates international law.

Hamas Fires Missiles at Sea to Prepare for War Outside the Temple Walls (Revelation 11)

Hamas Fires Missiles at Sea to Prepare for War on Israeli Sovereignty

Hana Levi Julian

9 Tammuz 5780 – July 1, 2020

Photo Credit: Abed Rahim Khatib / Flash 90

Members of the Izz a-Din al-Qassam Brigades military wing of Hamas in Gaza display a Qassam rocket during a military parade on August 21, 2016 in Rafah, southern Gaza.

Gaza’s Iranian-backed Hamas terrorist organization launched a slew of missiles into the Mediterranean Sea overnight Tuesday into Wednesday, Arab media reported.

The barrage of rocket fire was allegedly a warning to the Israeli government as a harbinger of things to come should the Jewish State proceed with its long-held plans to extend sovereignty to her communities in Judea, Samaria and the Jordan Valley.

Wednesday (July 1) was declared by terrorist groups across the Palestinian Authority from Gaza straight through to Ramallah to be a so-called “Day of Rage” against those plans.

“Days of Rage” are declared regularly by mouthpieces for the Palestinian Authority government, Gaza’s ruling Hamas terrorist group, its allied terror organizations in the enclave and various assorted other terrorist gangs in Judea and Samaria.

Such events also typically involve attacks against Israeli civilians on the roads along the seam lines between pre- and post-1967 Israel, and major violence against those who protect the rest of us, IDF soldiers and Border Guard Police officers.

While Hamas was firing its rockets into the sea, however, Israel had already decided not to go ahead with its scheduled plan to extend sovereignty to her communities on July 1, but rather to take a deep breath and a second look.

It’s not yet clear when – or if – the plan will be implemented this summer. Or at all.

Palestinian Factions United Against Annexation Outside the Temple Walls (Revelation 11)

Senior Hamas leader Khalil al-Hayya makes a speech during a protest against Deal of Century in Gaza City, Gaza on January 28, 2020. [Ali Jadallah/Anadolu Agency]

Hamas: All Palestinian factions united against annexation

July 1, 2020 at 9:42 am

The Palestinian Resistance Movement Hamas along with all the other Palestinian factions “are united” against planned Israeli annexation of large parts of the occupied Palestinian West Bank, Hamas spokesman Hazim Qasim said yesterday.

Qasim said that 1 July would be a “day of real rage” to counter the Israeli annexation plan and the US ‘deal of the century’.

He stressed that “Gaza will be part” of any confrontation on the ground, reiterating that resistance “is the best way to fight the Israeli annexation and undermine attempts to partition the country.”

Qasim called for unity among all the Palestinians “not only in the Gaza Strip but also in other parts of the country”, in reference to the occupied West Bank, large areas of which are due to be annexed by Israel.

“The Palestinian Authority’s leadership must take the lead and invite the PLO’s leading bodies in order to get a united stance to face the annexation plan,” Qasim said.

“Unfortunately, we have not heard any positive response from the PA to the Palestinian unity proposals declared by the different Palestinian factions,” Qasim added.

Hamas tests long-range rockets outside the Temple Walls (Revelation 11)

A Hamas supporter takes part in the anti-annexation rally in Gaza City, July 1, 2020. Adel Hana,AP

Hamas tests long-range rockets in Gaza night before annexation target date – Israel News – Haaretz.com

Jack Khoury

Hamas Tests Long-range Rockets in Gaza Night Before Annexation Target Date

Gaza residents reported hearing at least 25 launches, and a political source estimated that new rockets have a range over 100 km

Hamas’ military wing carried out a long-range rocket test overnight Tuesday in the Gaza Strip, immediately ahead of Israel’s declared July 1 target to begin annexing portions of the West Bank.

Speaking with Haaretz by phone, a Hamas source linked the timing of the test to the announcement by Hamas’ military wing last week, in which the organization said that any unilateral annexation by Israel would be construed as a declaration of war by the organization.

According to the source, the rocket test is a clear message to Israel that “it will not be business as usual if annexation is enacted.”

Residents reported hearing at least 25 launches beginning in the late night hours and continuing until the morning. “We heard very loud sounds, this is the first time we heard sounds like that,” one Gaza resident said, who surmised that these are rockets that have been developed in recent years and are a technological innovation for the organization. A political source estimated that the new rockets have a range of over 100 km.

Meanwhile, Hamas and the other factions in the Strip organized demonstrations in Gaza City on Wednesday against the proposed annexation plan. The protesters emphasized the fact that annexation would have far-reaching implications for Palestinians beyond the leadership in Ramallah.

Hamas Spokesman Abdel Latif al-Qanoa said at the protest that the event is proof that the Palestinians are united against the Trump peace plan, and that the Palestinians must have a united policy against annexation.

Islamic Jihad spokesman Daoud Shihab called upon Palestinians to resist in every place with an Israeli presence. The Hamas spokesperson in Gaza, Fawzi Barhoum, also spoke at the protest and called “to burn the West Bank” in response to Israel’s declared intention to annex.

Despite these statements, Hamas was careful to keep the protests within Gaza City and avoided protesting near the border fence with Israel. Despite the threats, Hamas is wary of taking actions that may lead to a violent escalation.

Last week, thousands of Palestinians protesting against annexation in Jericho were joined by Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammed Shtayyeh,  Arab and other foreign diplomats, including the ambassadors of the European Union, China, Russia and Jordan.

The UN special envoy to the Middle East, Nickolay Mladenov, said at the protest that “The annexation plan violates international law and destroys the dream of a Palestinian state,” and urged the international community to save the peace process and begin negotiations for a Palestinian state.

Why Palestinian Terror Continues Outside the Temple Walls (Revelation 11)

Why Palestinian Terror Continues Amid a Pandemic

Hamas members wear protective gear as a precaution against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at the Rafah border crossing in the southern Gaza Strip, April 13, 2020. Photo: Reuters / Ibraheem Abu Mustafa.

During the coronavirus crisis, Israel has devoted great resources to helping the Palestinian Authority (PA) and the people of Gaza fight the pandemic. Nevertheless, the increased need for Israeli humanitarian assistance has not led to a decline in Palestinian Arab obstinacy, terrorism and incitement to violence. Recently, PA leader Mahmoud Abbas ended security and other kinds of coordination with Israel, despite the threat that the pandemic and Hamas pose to his society.

Furthermore, Palestinian Media Watch reported that the PA daily Al-Hayat al-Jadida recently published an op-ed proclaiming, “Palestine is from the [Jordan] River to the [Mediterranean] Sea. It is the Palestinian people’s historical homeland, and the status of Acre [i.e., an Israeli city] is the status of Nablus [biblical Shechem], and the status of Jaffa [i.e., an Israeli city] is the status of Hebron.” In other words, the PA does not recognize Israel’s right to exist within any borders. As the Fatah Constitution states in Article 12, the goal of the Fatah movement “is the complete liberation of Palestine and the eradication of Zionist economic, political, military and cultural existence.”

Pandemic or no pandemic, neither the Palestinian Authority nor Hamas is reconsidering their political ideology, which is inherently hateful towards the State of Israel. Their desire to destroy Israel is uncompromising and no humanitarian need will change it. As prominent Middle East scholar Dr. Mordechai Kedar stated in an interview, “The whole raison d’etre of the PA entity is negating the right of Israel to exist as the nation state of the Jewish people. Their philosophy is based on not how to live side by side with Israel, but how to establish another Arab state on the ruins of Israel. They never gave up on their aspirations to return millions of people into Israel.

“They speak about establishing a state in Judea/Samaria and Gaza, but they never show the borders,” he added. “In every illustration of their land, Palestine includes Israel entirely. They have never started to teach or to educate their young generation about peace with Israel. On the contrary, they keep teaching false narratives, as it is stated in their school books that Haifa, Acre, Nazareth are all part of Palestine.”

This violent ideology promoted by both Hamas and Fatah has a humanitarian cost for the Jewish state. The Meir Amit Intelligence and Information Center recently reported a rise in the number of terror attacks originating in Judea and Samaria. These incidents all occurred despite Israeli aid, both to Gaza and the Palestinian Authority. According to COGAT, otherwise known as the Coordination of Government Activities in the Territories, at least hundreds of coronavirus test kits have been transferred from Israel to the PA. COGAT also announced that “joint training sessions for Israeli and Palestinian medical personnel were organized for the professional study of the virus, the protection of medical personnel, and the testing of patients suspected of being virus carriers.”

This Israeli assistance to the PA and Gaza is of critical importance at a time when the Gaza Strip has reported its first coronavirus related death. Although the Gaza Strip has only reported 55 coronavirus cases to date, according to Israel Hayom, the coastal strip has only 60 ventilators and a chronic shortage of medication. Therefore, a massive outbreak of coronavirus there would be disastrous. For that reason, the Israeli assistance is of critical importance and so far, this assistance has helped to prevent a massive humanitarian disaster.

Civil Administration Health Coordinator Dalia Basa proclaimed: “Bacteria and viruses do not stop at the border, and the spread of the dangerous virus in Judea and Samaria can also jeopardize the health of the residents of Israel. COGAT and the Ministry of Health will continue working to help the Palestinian authorities curb the spread of the virus in the territories, both as an Israeli interest and for humanitarian reasons. We will expand medical training to Palestinian personnel as much as possible, as well as the transfer of medical equipment to the Palestinian healthcare system.”

Nevertheless, neither Fatah nor Hamas appear to be grateful for the life-saving assistance that they received from the Jewish state. However, not everyone in the Palestinian Authority and Gaza supports what the terror groups are doing. This past “nakba” (“catastrophe,” referring to the creation of the State of Israel) day, due to the coronavirus, not too many people attended anti-Israel rallies and events commemorating the nakba, which were mainly held online with poor attendance.

According to an Arab source who wishes to remain anonymous, most “Palestinian” people these days are “indifferent towards the PA, its institutions” and also the terror groups due to their corruption:

“The Palestinians are beginning to question, where is all of the billions of dollars of aid supposedly received by the PA in the past decades since its establishment? This state of emergency that they are living [in] showed them and proved to them that all the donors’ money, 90 percent of it, never reached where it should be.”

“People are more realistic today,” he declared, stressing that the coronavirus aid can be the beginning of a new relationship with the “Palestinian people,” not the corrupt leadership who refuses to relinquish their hateful ideology.

“The Palestinian people can be told lies over and over again, but it does not mean that they believe everything that is aired or published. Eastern Jerusalemites would prefer … the Israeli civil administration, rather than … a bunch of corrupt officials of their own blood. Israel was there wherever it could be, whether in Gaza or the West Bank. The fact is that Israel allowed medical equipment into Gaza and medical supplies from various sources and from Israel itself into the cities of the West Bank and into Gaza in an expeditious manner, which helped to save the lives of people,” said the source.

“Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lion is popular among eastern Jerusalem Palestinians,” he added. “Moshe Lion and the Department of Eastern Jerusalem Affairs worked day and night for east Jerusalemites as per testimony of many families and many people of eastern Jerusalem today. They handed out food to the needy, as well as medical supplies, and visited the people in numerous places. He accomplished a lot and that meant a lot for the people of eastern Jerusalem.

“The conditions of the eastern part of the city are hopefully improving after the corona issue. People are very optimistic. Their complaints are being handled quickly. Many hard-core Fatah people in eastern Jerusalem are now praising the mayor and praising the government for what it did for them. The Palestinians found out who was there for them and who was not. In contrast, Fatah stole cartons of food.”

Rachel Avraham is a political analyst working for the Safadi Center for International Diplomacy, Research, Public Relations and Human Rights. Since 2012, she has been working as an Israel-based journalist and writer, covering Iran, Kurdistan, Turkey, Iraq, Syria, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and other developments in the greater Islamic world.

Massive demonstration outside the Temple Walls (Revelation 11)

Massive demonstration in Gaza against annexation

Hundreds of Palestinian citizens formed a human chain across Rafah, southern Gaza Strip, to protest Israel’s annexation plan.

The protesters waved Palestine flags and raised banners condemning the annexation and affirming that the West Bank and Jordan Valley are Palestinian land.

Israel intends to annex the Jordan Valley and large parts of the West Bank next July, amid warnings that the move would undermine efforts for peace and a two-state solution in the region.

The intended annexation will include over 30% of the West Bank’s area, according to researchers.

Nations Resume Trampling Outside the Temple Walls (Revelation 11)

Rockets launched from the Gaza Strip flying over the southern city of Ashkelon, Israel, November 13, 2019 Eliyahu Hershkovitz

Israeli army strikes Hamas targets after two rockets launched from Gaza – Israel News – Haaretz.com

27.06.2020 | 00:52

Israeli authorities say rockets fell in open areas, with no casualties or damage caused ■ Incident comes as tensions rise over Israel’s plan to annex part of the West Bank

The Israeli army struck Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip on Friday after two rockets were launched from the coastal enclave at southern Israel.

The launch triggered rocket alert sirens in several Israeli communities along the border.

The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit released a statement saying that “Israeli fighter jets struck targets belonging to the Hamas terrorist organization in the southern Gaza strip. “

The statement added that among the targets hit were “a workshop to produce rockets as well as infrastructure used to manufacture weapons for Hamas. Striking those targets harms Hamas’ capabilities.”

“The IDF gravely views any hostile activity carried out against Israel, and will continue to operate as long as it takes against attempts to harm Israel’s citizens,” the statement read.

“The IDF considers this incident with severity and holds the terrorist organization Hamas responsible for everything that takes place within the Strip and emanates from it,” the statement added.

The Shaar Hanegev regional council later said that the rockets fell in an open area, with no casualties or damage caused.

Earlier, Palestinian media outlets reported that the IDF struck a Hamas outpost in the central Gaza Strip, and that the Israeli navy fired flares near Khan Younis.

About two weeks ago, Israel struck targets in the Strip after a rocket was launched from it at southern communities, in a first since early May.

The Israeli army reported the launch, which it said triggered no rocket alert in border communities, providing no further details.

The IDF spokesperson said in a statement that in response, Israeli aircraft targeted “infrastructure used for underground activity” by Hamas in southern Gaza and tanks struck several of the organization’s military outposts.

According to Palestinian media reports, the military targets that were struck are located east of Khan Yunis, in southern Gaza.

There were no immediate reports of any casualties or damage caused by the rocket launch.

The incident came amid increased tensions in the region as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu continues to push through with the controversial decision to annex parts of the West Bank as early as July 1.

Gaza terror groups said ‘preparing response’ outside the Temple Walls (Revelation 11)

Gaza terror groups said ‘preparing response’ to annexation – The Jerusalem Post

“There is great coordination between the factions to devise a plan for responding to the plan, and the Joint Operations Room [of the armed groups] is continuing to hold contacts in this regard.”

The latest report came in the aftermath of Friday night’s firing of two rockets towards Israel from the Gaza Strip. The rocket attack came as Palestinians in the Gaza Strip were set to receive another cash grant from Qatar. Some 100,000 families are expected to benefit from the grant, with each receiving $100.

Palestinian political activists said that Friday’s rocket attack was aimed at showing that the delivery of the Qatari grant to the Gaza Strip would not stop Hamas and other groups from pursuing the armed struggle against Israel.

“There’s no doubt that the rocket attack could not have taken place without Hamas’s prior knowledge or approval,” said Ibrahim Abu Samhadaneh, an independent political analyst from the Gaza Strip.

“Hamas does not want to be seen as if it’s accepting a bribe from Qatar not to attack Israel,” he said. “In addition, Hamas wants Israel and the rest of the world to known that the Palestinian factions are serious about their threat to escalate the situation in response to the annexation. If Hamas’s military wing says that the annexation would be considered a declaration of war, it needs to prove to the Palestinians that this is not an empty threat.”

Sources in the Gaza Strip confirmed on Saturday that Palestinian Islamic Jihad’s armed wing, Al-Quds Brigades, was behind the rocket attack.

The group was quoted as saying that the Palestinian “resistance” has the right to respond to “any aggression plan” by Israel. “Palestinian Islamic Jihad and its military wing won’t stand idly by in the face of this scheme, which comes within a number of projects aiming at liquidating the Palestinian cause,” the group cautioned.

The sources noted that there is complete coordination with Hamas and the other factions in the Gaza Strip on the steps that would be taken politically and in the field in response to the annexation plan.

In a related development, Hamas said that its leaders in the Gaza Strip and abroad, who on Friday discussed the Israeli plan and its repercussions, warned that “any step taken by the Zionist occupation towards stealing our land under the name of annexation or the crime of the century constitutes a new aggression against our people.”

The “crime of the century” refers to US President Donald Trump’s plan for Mideast peace, also known as the “Deal of the Century.”

The Hamas leaders threatened to “make all efforts and use all means available to confront and foil [the annexation plan] within the framework of comprehensive resistance.”

They called on Palestinians to “unleash the widest popular movement to express rejection and anger at the annexation plans and the liquidation of the Palestinian cause.”