Israel Strikes Back Outside the Temple Walls (Revelation 11)

Israeli military strikes Hamas sites in the Gaza Strip in retaliation

The Israeli military has said that it struck Hamas sites in the Gaza Strip in retaliation against rocket attacks

Sentinel Digital Desk

JERUSALEM: The Israeli military has said that it struck Hamas sites in the Gaza Strip in retaliation against rocket attacks by Gaza-based militants. Attack helicopters and fighter jets hit Hamas targets in the northern Gaza Strip, including “underground infrastructure”, Xinhua news agency reported on Monday citing an Israeli military spokesperson as saying in a statement. There were no immediate reports of injuries.

On Sunday evening, militants in the besieged Palestinian enclave launched three projectiles at southern Israel, one of which was intercepted by the Iron Dome anti-rocket system, according to the army. The other two exploded in an open field, causing no injuries.

No group claimed responsibility for the rocket attacks but the military said it considers Hamas, a group that runs Gaza, “responsible for all events transpiring in the Gaza Strip and emanating from it”, warning the Islamic movement “will bear the consequences for actions against Israeli civilians”. (IANS)

Gaza-Based Jaysh Al-Islam Threatens Jihad Outside the Temple Walls (Revelation 11)

Gaza-Based Jaysh Al-Islam Threatens Israel With Jihad If Sovereignty Proceeds

The Jewish community of Beit El in Judea and Samaria. Photo: Yaakov via Wikimedia Commons.

JNS.org – The Gaza-based jihadi group Jaysh Al-Islam has released a video threatening Israel with a violent response if it declares sovereignty over parts of Judea and Samaria, according to a report shared exclusively with JNS on Monday by the Middle East Media Research Institute’s Jihad and Terrorism Threat Monitor.

According to the MEMRI JTTM report, the July 1 video titled “Evil Is the Morning of Those Who Were Warned” features a speaker identified as Abu Maslamah, who reads a message warning Israelis that they will face a violent response should they proceed with the annexation and urges Muslims to take action to prevent it.

Abu Maslamah is filmed against a background of images and footage of Jerusalem, including the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock.

His message begins with praise of Al-Aqsa in the Islamic tradition: “Allah tied the mention of Al-Aqsa Mosque to the Holy Mosque [in Mecca], to teach people that it is one of Islam’s most important ritual [sites], which it is forbidden to abandon, to give up or surrender.”

He warns that the “nations of unbelief” are mobilizing against Muslims, and that “the gates of danger have opened wide.”

Abu Maslamah accuses the “unbelievers” of having brought the Jews to Palestine in order to persecute Muslims, and allied openly and secretly against them while the Muslims sit silently and do nothing.

He continues: “Today, we see that the enemies plan to annex the Jordan Valley, not knowing that by this they are toppling themselves into the blazing fire.”

He also mentions the kidnapping of Israel Defense Forces’ soldier Gilad Shalit in 2006, in which Jaysh Al-Islam cooperated with Hamas, warning Israelis: “We bring them tidings of a day that is approaching, a day in which they won’t be benefited by repentance or admonishment. A day when the sound of rifles and weapons will rise, so come to jihad, come to the struggle. … We will turn every piece of land they have robbed into their graves.”

During the final minutes of the video, the screen behind the speaker features footage of a military exercise conducted several months ago by Jaysh Al-Islam just outside of Beit Lahia’s waste-water treatment plant, approximately two kilometers from the border with Israel.

A unit of militants can be seen storming a model IDF outpost and blowing up a model Israeli tank. The final moments of the video show the practice-firing of an ATGM.

Israel Launches Gaza Strikes Outside the Temple Walls (Revelation 11)

Israel Launches Gaza Strikes after Militants Fire Rockets

Monday, 6 July, 2020 – 05:30

Smoke trails are seen as rockets are launched towards Israel from the northern Gaza Strip July 12, 2014. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

Asharq Al-Awsat

The Israeli military said aircraft struck targets in the northern Gaza Strip late Sunday following a barrage of rocket fire into southern Israel. No casualties were reported on either side.

In a statement, the military said attack helicopters and fighter jets struck “underground infrastructure” belonging to Gaza’s ruling Hamas movement.

Earlier Sunday, the army said a total of three rockets were fired by Gaza militants toward Israel, setting off air-raid sirens in southern Israel.

It said one of the rockets was intercepted by the Iron Dome Defense system, while Channel 12 TV said the other two landed in open areas.

After three wars and numerous skirmishes over the years, Israel and Hamas have largely observed an unofficial ceasefire in recent months.

But tensions have been rising as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said he hopes to soon begin annexing parts of the Israeli-occupied West Bank and the Jordan Valley.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the rocket fire. A number of armed groups operate in Gaza.

Israel says it holds Hamas, as the controlling power in Gaza, responsible for all attacks emanating from the territory.

Two Rockets Fired From Outside the Temple Walls (Revelation 11)

Two rockets fired from Gaza at Israel: Army

Palestinians in the Gaza Strip fired two rockets at neighbouring Israel on Sunday, the Israeli army said, but there was no immediate indication of where they fell.

“Two rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip towards Israeli territory,” said a brief military WhatsApp message that did not elaborate.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility from the Hamas-run Gaza Strip.

Warning sirens sounded in southern Israel but media said that the Iron Dome missile defence system was not activated, implying that the rockets were not headed for populated areas.

Hamas warned Israel in late June that its planned annexation of parts of the occupied West Bank amounted to a “declaration of war”.

The following day two rockets were fired at the Jewish state from Gaza, triggering a punitive Israeli air raid on Hamas installations in the Palestinian enclave.

On July 1, Hamas fired a volley of rockets into the sea as a warning to Israel not to go ahead with annexation, sources in the Islamist organisation told AFP.

Israel’s proposal to annex its settlements in the West Bank and the Jordan Valley forms part of a broader US peace plan released in January.

The proposals foresee the ultimate creation of a Palestinian state on the remaining West Bank territory and the Gaza Strip.

But the plan falls far short of Palestinian aspirations, with a state on reduced territory and without east Jerusalem as its capital.

Hamas and Israel have fought three wars in recent years, with the latest conflict in 2014 killing 2,251 Palestinians and 74 people on the Israeli side.

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.