The potentially catastrophic (to Israel) strategy of the Hamas Terror Tunnels


The IDF has not yet located and destroyed all of Hamas’ terror tunnels, but the consensus about the intent behind them is quite clear. On Monday IDF forces thwarted another terror attack after two groups of Hamas operatives  infiltrated from Gaza to Israel through a tunnel, apparently on their way to carry out a mass casualty attack at Kibbutz Erez and/or Nir Am.

Israel Matzav  Since Operation Protective Edge began, IDF forces have foiled several other attempted attacks by Hamas near Kibbutz Sufa and Kibbutz Nirim that also made use of attack tunnels, while uncovering and blowing up dozens of tunnels in Gaza along its border with Israel. These tunnels penetrate deep into Israeli territory, sometimes reaching a length of 2.4 kilometers (1.5 miles).


The attack tunnels create a new equation in the power balance between Israel and Hamas. They give Hamas an ability to infiltrate Israel and carry out strategic attacks involving mass killing, along with an ability to launch missiles from locations concealed within civilian population centers that serve, in effect, as human shields. Should Hamas retain in the future 20 tunnels, and dispatch 50 operatives in each, they could deploy 1,000 men behind Israeli lines. The tunnels would allow Hamas to wreak havoc if they are left in place.

Terror tunnel between Gaza and Israel with statistics

Hizbullah’s tactics, learned from Iran, have been replicated in Gaza, particularly the use of the tunnels to provide “breathing space” in waging the military campaign. The Hamas-Hizbullah-Iranian aim is to cause as much harm as possible to the civilian population and weaken Israel by damaging its economy. Like Hizbullah, Hamas in the current round has tried to strike strategic targets in Israel and inflict mass casualties, including the nuclear reactor in Dimona, the chemical plants in Haifa, and Ben-Gurion International Airport.


Despite the reconciliation agreement with Fatah and the establishment of the unity government, one of Hamas’s objectives in the war is to ignite another intifada on the West Bank aimed ultimately at the toppling of Palestinian Authority rule and instituting a Hamas takeover of the Palestinian national movement. This current round of fighting highlights the importance of continued Israeli security control of key areas of the West Bank to prevent a Hamas takeover of the Palestinian Authority, and the maintenance of minimal defensible borders should a Palestinian state be established.


Then there’s this assessment from Times of Israel’s David Horovitz

The prime danger, the second half of the terror strategy that has required us to send our troops into Gaza, has turned out to be Hamas’s cross-border tunneling, the scale of which was not publicly known until the last few days. Labor Party leader Isaac Herzog spoke Tuesday of the “unimaginable” mega-terror attack Hamas is believed to have been planning — sending hundreds of terrorists swarming through those tunnels to massacre Israelis in the Gaza-envelope kibbutzim and moshavim. Netanyahu said Sunday that the intended Hamas attacks on kibbutz kindergartens, homes and dining halls would have been “catastrophic.”


The real battle is taking place in those Gaza border neighborhoods — Shejaiya, Beit Lahiya, Beit Hanoun and others — where thousands of Israeli solders are searching, house to house, for the tunnel entrances. Dozens of openings have been found — multiple entrances to the underground passages that also have multiple exits on the Israeli side. Time after time, Hamas gunmen have sought to surprise the Israeli soldiers by rising out of the earth from these openings, and firing. They’ve been largely unsuccessful.

But the most terrifying detail is being uncovered that Hamas had a plan to attack all the settlements and kibbutzim in the area this year on Rosh Hashanah with an invasion of over 200 terrorists into almost all the settlements in the area. The tunnels went under the kibbutzim under the kindergartens and dining rooms and other areas within the kibbutz perimeters. They planned to occupy the whole area and kill as many Israeli as possible.


This could have been the worst terror attack in the history of terrorism. Thousands of people, including women and children would have been slaughtered in this planned attack.




GERMANY: Palestinian Muslim asylum seeker murders two different German girlfriends and beats another one, when they decided to leave him

Palestinian Muslim, Fadi A.(38 years old now – so why do they protect his last name?), at the age of 18, left Lebanon for Germany allegedly for asylum.

Fadi A, 38

Fadi A, 38

DMF (h/t Maria J)  In Berlin he met and fell in love with Saskia M. She was just 20 and pregnant when she separated from Fadi A. in 1998. He strangled her – and was sentenced to twelve years in prison.

Saskia M, 20

Saskia M, 20

On the day he was released, he became wiolent with the next woman, Ramona K. (28). He beat her, forcing her to marry him. She filed a complaint. He got another five months in prison.

After his release, Fadi A. was due to be deported. He filed an appeal and was given a reprieve because as a Palestinian he would not be safe in his home country. (Better to let him stay and put every German woman in danger?) That was three years ago.  The authorities sent Fadi. A to an asylum seeker’s hostel in Eisenhüttenstadt (Brandenburg). But Fadi A. went underground, and an arrest order was then issued for him.

The killer found another woman, Rajah S. (29). She lived with her 11-year-old son in Bielefeld (NRW).  He found a place to live with her and would perhaps never have left if he had not been caught in a speed check in his girlfriend’s VW Lupo.

Rajah S, 29

Rajah S, 29

But he evaded the police. Shortly afterwards, however, the police were at Rajah S’s door because he was identified. She innocently told the police who was driving the car. And then learned that there was an arrest warrant out for her boyfriend. Rajah S. wanted to separate from Fadi A. Not long later she was dead too – strangled in her home.



First Egypt, then Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and UAE blacklisted the Muslim Brotherhood…now Kuwait wants to ban the Brotherhood, too

Geez, what’s next – making friends with Israel?


Global MB Watch (h/t Jim Y)  An Arab business publication has reported that a Kuwaiti MP has called for the country to outlaw the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. According to an Arabian report,  Nabil Al Fadhel said the Brotherhood in Kuwait were the most dangerous because they helped finance branches in other states:


July 13, 2014 A Kuwaiti MP has called for the country to outlaw the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organisation, in line with fellow Gulf states Saudi Arabia and the UAE. According to Arabic daily Al Seyassah, Nabil Al Fadhel said the group’s members in Kuwait were the most dangerous branch of the pan-Arab organisation because they helped finance branches in other states.


The Brotherhood has been banned in some Gulf states, which oppose it, but it continues to be supported by Qatar, while the Kuwaiti rulers have allowed the group to operate within its borders but without a role in politics. Since the overthrow of the Muslim Brotherhood leader in Egypt, Mohamed Morsi, a year ago, hundreds of the group’s supporters there have been sentenced to death.

Al Fadhel was quoted as saying that Kuwait should follow in the footsteps of its neighbours by banning the group, which in that country is led by Mubarak Al Duwailah.”

What about the United States? Are we going to be the only country that not only hasn’t banned the Muslim Brotherhood, but has it entrenched in our own goverment?








SWEDEN: Muslim savages use iron pipes to beat up a Kurdish man for flying an Israeli flag in his window

Ismail Babakr, a 38-year-old Kurdish Swede living in Malmö, was severely beaten with iron pipes in what police have called a hate crime.


The Local  (h/t Colin W) The incident occurred in Seved, Malmö, shortly before midnight on Sunday when the man displayed an Israeli flag from his window, sources told newspaper Sydsvenskan. The man reportedly exchanged words with men on the street after hanging the flag, and left his apartment.

Babakr said he has had the flag in his window for over a year, and didn’t understand why it became a problem now. The only reason he could think of was his political sympathies. 


“I am active on social media against the Iranian regime,” Babakr told newspaper Svenska Dagbladet. “I like Jews and Israel. And for me it’s no stranger than having a Swedish flag in my widow.”

It isn’t the first time that an Israeli flag in Malmö has been attacked. When the city hosted the Eurovision song contest in 2013, the Israel sign was removed on two occasions from a lamppost which included all the flags of the participating nations.

One of Ismail Babakr’s windows was smashed by a rock on Saturday, and just after midnight on Monday the second stone was thrown. Babakrran out to the street and followed those who had thrown the rocks – first just two young men, but with another eight or ten waiting around the corner, he said.

“They said that I couldn’t have an Israeli flag in my window, and that things would go terribly for the Kurds,” Babakr told Svenska Dagbladet. The gang proceeded to beat Babakr with iron pipes.

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AUSTRALIA: Man beaten up by Muslim savages for wearing an IDF (Israeli Defense Forces) T-shirt

A Melbourne, Australia man wearing an IDF T-shirt said two Arabic-speaking Muslim men assaulted him on the street. Zachary Gomo said he was walking to a shop around 10 P.M. in a Jewish neighborhood wearing a T-shirt from his service in the Israel Defense Forces when he claims he was set upon by two young men.


Forward  (h/t Kenneth N) “I noticed them when it was too late, they jumped on me, started punching, screaming “Kalb Yehud” (Jewish dog), Alla hu Akbar (Allah is the greatest) and something about Gaza in Arabic,” Gomo said.

“One of them tried to pull me to the ground, I started fighting and punching back,” he recalled. “I grabbed one of them by the throat and screamed at them, cursing in Arabic as well. This shocked them, they ran off.”

Gomo said he was “covered in cuts,” and had a swollen face. The Community Security Group accompanied him to a police station to make a statement, he said. “It appears from the words used by the attackers that he was targeted only because he was clearly identifiable as a Jew,” Nina Bassat, president of the Jewish Community Council of Victoria, said in a statement.

“This was an act of cowardice and aggression that has no place in our society,” she added. “From past experience it is clear that it is no coincidence that this attack occurred as hostilities between Israel and Gaza are escalating.”

Community members, she added, “should be free to walk on the streets of Melbourne and to live a peaceful life in what has until now been a model of multicultural harmonious co-existence.” (That ended when you started flooding the place with muslims)



How about a little Nuclear Jihad?


ISIS seizes nuclear (uraniuam) material from lab, which theoretically could have the potential for a dirty bomb, though not likely.

FOX News  ISIS jihadists have grabbed 88 pounds of uranium compounds from a Mosul University science lab. “There is theoretically the potential for a dirty bomb,” Daryl Kimball, of the Arms Control Association in Washington, told, explaining that such bombs are more effective at scaring people than killing them. “It explodes and the terrorist is banking on the fear factor of radiation.


The material, believed to be low-grade, unenriched uranium mixed with other elements, was taken from a science lab at Mosul University by ISIS, the terrorist group that took over Iraq’s second-largest city last month and has vowed to attack Baghdad. Iraq notified the UN in a July 8 letter which sought international help to “stave off the threat of their use by terrorists in Iraq or abroad,” according to Reuters, which saw the letter.

Although the material is not believed to be weaponized, and ISIS does not have known missile delivery capability, the theft stoked fear that a dirty bomb – a primitive explosive used to disseminate radioactive material – could be fashioned from the uranium compounds.


Iraq’s Foreign Ministry said the compounds were used at Mosul University labs in “very limited quantities” for research, and that they were slated for destruction before ISIS took over the city.

Former International Atomic Energy Agency chief inspector Olli Heinonen said that if the material came from a university it most likely is laboratory chemicals consisting of natural or depleted uranium. “You cannot make a nuclear explosive from this amount, but all uranium compounds are poisonous,” Heinonen told Reuters.

David Albright, of the Washington-based Institute for Science and International Security, said the likelihood of fashioning a dirty bomb from the stolen materials was remote, noting uranium is not very radioactive. “However, any uranium in the hands of a terrorist group is concerning, since it shows interest in nuclear material and their interest is unlikely to be for peaceful purposes,” Albright, a former IAEA weapons inspector, told

Earlier this week, Iraq’s U.N. envoy said that the government had lost control of a former chemical weapons facility near Baghdad to “armed terrorist groups.”


MUSLIM plot to blow up Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, and nuclear power plant foiled, say French police

French police stumbled on terror plans after decrypting coded messages between an Algerian Muslim butcher living in southern France and high-ranking members of al-Qaeda in the Maghreb.


UK Telegraph (h/t Rob E)  France foiled a Muslim terrorist plot to target the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and even a nuclear power plant, it emerged on Wednesday, as the country unveiled new, tougher anti-terror rules. French police stumbled on the plans after decrypting coded messages between a 29-year-old Algerian butcher living in the Vaucluse, southern France, known only as Ali M, and one of the highest-ranking members in al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, or AQIM.


According to Le Parisien newspaper, in April last year, the married father of two who went by the pseudonym Abu Jaji was asked by his AQIM contact, whose web alias was Redouane18, to make “suggestions concerning how to conduct jihad in the place you are currently”.

Ali M suggested targeting nuclear power plants, “planes at the moment of take-off”, and a string of French landmarks, including the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre museum in Paris. Failing that, he suggested launching terror attacks on “the modest and poor French population” in markets or nightclubs, as well as police patrols.

In an apparent reference to the famed Avignon theatre festival, he also singled out “cultural events that take place in the south of France in which thousands of Christians gather for a month”. “The main walkways become black with people and a simple grenade can injure dozens of people, not to mention a booby trapped device,” he said.


His contact then asked him to travel with a fellow would-be terrorist to Algeria to “benefit from a military training and training in combat techniques”. After that, he would return to France, stake out targets and “await your instructions”. “I am fully ready and prepared,” he replied. Although the plans were still at the discussion stage, French police arrested the Algerian in June last year, a month before he was due to fly to Tunisia and then onto Algeria for training.

The man’s lawyer said he had been brainwashed. “The arrest was a relief for him,” Daphné Pugliesi told Le Parisien. (HAH! That’s a new one)

The revelations came as Bernard Cazeneuve, France’s interior minister, unveiled tougher anti-terror rules, including proposals to ban a suspect from leaving the country if it is thought he intends to fight Jihad abroad, such as in Iraq or Syria.

Last month French police arrested Mehdi Nemmouche, a French jihadist who fought in Syria, and allegedly killed four people at the Brussels Jewish Museum in May after travelling back to Europe. Some 800 French nationals or residents are thought to have left to fight in Syria since the start of the civil war.





‘ISIS’ isn’t ISIS anymore, now it’s ‘IS’

Apparently, ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq & Syria) has changed its name to IS (Islamic State) which means they no longer are focusing on just Iraq and Syria, but the entire Middle East, and eventually the world.  ISIS IS leader has also changed his latest pseudonym – Abu Bakr al Baghdadi – to Caliph Ibrahim. I guess he isn’t near death as was reported the other day.