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Why Israel Limits Its Reaction to Provocations from Gaza – Hillel Frisch (J. Post via Daily Alert)

By   /  September 17, 2019  /  Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Sept. 17, 2019 Why Israel Limits Its Reaction to Provocations from Gaza – Hillel Frisch (Jerusalem Post) Why has Israel limited its responses to daily violence from Gaza? The answer is that it is in Israel’s interest that the Gaza front remain as quiet as possible for the time being. Iran clearly wants a hot war […]

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Palestinians’ Blood Libels Against Israel, Jews by Bassam Tawil (Gatestone Inst.)

By   /  September 16, 2019  /  incitement, Lies & Deceptions, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Sept. 16, 2019 Instead of acknowledging their responsibility for failing to combat the drug trafficking, the leaders of Hamas have been trying to blame everyone but themselves…. These leaders are trying hard to convince Palestinians that Israel and Hamas’s rivals in the Palestinian Fatah faction, headed by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, are responsible for […]

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Gazans Use Medical Permits for Treatment in Israel to Move to West Bank (TOI via Daily Alert)

By   /  September 16, 2019  /  Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Sept. 16, 2019 Gazans Use Medical Permits for Treatment in Israel to Move to West Bank Israeli state prosecutors told the High Court of Justice last week that Palestinians in Gaza were using permits for medical treatment in Israel to move illegally to the West Bank. As of mid-2018, 1,397 Gazans were living in the […]

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Why Egypt Does Not Want to Help Gaza by Khaled Abu Toameh (Gatestone Inst.)

By   /  September 12, 2019  /  Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Sept. 11, 2019 Israel’s goodwill gestures, however, have so far failed to deter Hamas and other Palestinian groups from repeatedly violating the ceasefire understandings. Israel is prepared to do whatever is required to help the Palestinians in return for a cessation of terrorist attacks against Israel. Meanwhile, the Egyptians themselves offer nothing but broken promises […]

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Summaries of 2 articles by Daily Alert re: Hamas & Islamic Jihad in Gaza

By   /  August 30, 2019  /  Islamic fundamentalism, Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

Aug. 30, 2019 Hamas Arrests Nine Islamic Jihad Members Connected to Gaza Bombings Hamas security personnel on Thursday apprehended nine people linked to the two suicide bombings in Gaza City on Tuesday that killed three policemen. Palestinian sources in Gaza told i24News Arabic that “all of them are from the Islamic Jihad from Shuja’iya.” They include “a […]

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Will Palestinians in Gaza Revolt Against Hamas? – Khaled Abu Toameh (Gatestone Inst. via Daily Alert)

By   /  August 14, 2019  /  Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Aug. 14, 2019 Will Palestinians in Gaza Revolt Against Hamas? – Khaled Abu Toameh The leaders of Hamas recently ordered their security forces to detain several Palestinian activists for allegedly planning another wave of protests similar to those that swept Gaza in March. Those demonstrations were organized to protest the longstanding economic crisis. Abu Safiyeh, of […]

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Agricultural exports from Gaza going up, not that you would know that from the news (EoZ)

By   /  August 4, 2019  /  International, media bias, Mid. East news, stats  /  No Comments

Aug. 2, 2019 The UN’s Food and Agricultural Organization puts out statistics each week on Gaza’s exports of fruit, vegetables and fish to the rest of the world. Here’s where the exports this year have gone so far: Click here for statistics, charts & tables

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Palestinians Are Leaving Gaza in Droves (Economist-UK via Daily Alert)

By   /  August 2, 2019  /  Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Aug. 2, 2019 Palestinians Are Leaving Gaza in Droves Yarub Ikhdeh and his friends had been waiting half their lives to get on a bus. The six young men had never left Gaza. “We’re all recent graduates in business and IT, and we’re all unemployed,” he says. They would soon board a bus for Cairo, […]

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Incendiary Balloons: A National Security Lawyer Witnesses Hamas War Crimes – Matthew J. Aiesi (Lawfare-Brookings via Daily Alert)

By   /  July 31, 2019  /  Human Rights, Israel's legal case, Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

July 31, 2019 Incendiary Balloons: A National Security Lawyer Witnesses Hamas War Crimes – Matthew J. Aiesi (Lawfare-Brookings) News reports on incendiary balloon attacks on Israel that have destroyed more than 4,300 acres of land often fail to identify the balloons for what they are – a war crime. Traveling in Israel recently with a group […]

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Hamas Under Fire for Failed Policies – Yousef Alhelou (Arab Weekly via Daily Alert) & 2nd, related article

By   /  July 22, 2019  /  Mid. East news  /  No Comments

July 22, 2019 Hamas Under Fire for Failed Policies – Yousef Alhelou Palestinians in Gaza are increasingly expressing frustration with Hamas for failing to provide solutions to their problems. Palestinians are questioning why Hamas has stayed in power but is unable to provide a decent life for Gazans. Those who want to work in the governmental […]

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