Egypt destroys 13 more Gaza smuggling tunnels…that’s in addition to the more than 1,600 they’ve already demolished since Mohamed Morsi’s ouster

egypt-israel-blockade-gaza_small

Border guards of the Second Field Army demolished 13 tunnels under the Rafah Border Crossing between Egypt and Gaza, bringing the total number of tunnels ruined to 1,639, military spokesperson Mohamed Samir announced on the Egyptian Armed Forces’ Facebook page. They also seized a truck carrying 68 packs of carcinogens agricultural pesticides.

The Cairo Post  Border guards of the Third Field Army also seized three trucks carrying 187 kilograms of the drug bangoplant and 60 kilograms of raw opium. Tunnel trade is almost worth $10 billion a year, including smuggling of all kinds of goods and commodities, former director of the Armed Forces Center for Research and Strategic Studies Hossam Sweilem told The Cairo Post Sunday.

264390-01-02-e1405272003493

Sweilem said the Islamist Palestinian movement Hamas formed a committee to follow up on the affairs of the tunnels as well as determine the appropriate tax on each smuggled goods and collecting these taxes from the owners of these tunnels. This committee is responsible for granting licenses required to open new tunnels. “The tunnel trade became the major source of income and wealth for Gaza’s government treasury,” Sweilem said.

Hamas is using their tunneling to smuggle weapons, goods, funds, natural gas, diesel, cigarettes, and cement, Youm7 reported Wednesday. Economists anticipated that over 15 percent of Hamas’ budget came from the tunnel trade, in addition to the taxes imposed on goods and funds received by Hamas from Iran and Syria.

rafah_tunnel

Many of alleged Hamas militants have been arrested, including ousted President Mohamed Morsi, in trials for organizing jailbreaks and storming police stations during the January 25 Reovlution in 2011 that toppled former President Hosni Mubarak.

As a part of his effort to protect Egypt from all those who harm its security, President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi issued a presidential decree to toughen up punishment against anyone involved in digging tunnels or constructing roads and routes on the border to be used for purposes that are against the law, Presidential Spokesman Ehab Badawy said on July 3. “Rigorous imprisonment is the penalty for those digging tunnels around border areas,” the new decree stated.

372991_Egypt-Gaza

Since the ousting Morsi in July, Egypt-Hamas ties have been strained since armed forces have destroyed smuggling tunnels at the Gaza-Egypt border. Cairo has accused Hamas of ties with the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt in carrying out terror attacks in the past few years but Hamas has repeatedly denied all accusations.

On March 4, the Cairo Court for Urgent Matters banned any activities of Hamas within Egyptian territories. “Hamas has no existence in Egypt,” Hamas leader and deputy head of foreign affairs Ghazi Hamad told The Cairo Post via telephone in March.

Below video is from Hamas-supporting Iranian Press TV

RELATED STORIES/VIDEOS:

told-ya-so-egypt-is-publicly-supporting-israel-and-hoping-they-will-destroy-hamas-once-and-for-all

woo-hoo-with-the-muslim-brotherhood-now-crushed-egypt-puts-hamas-in-its-crosshairs

egypts-newly-elected-president-abdel-fattah-al-sisi-disses-barack-hussein-obama-by-declining-his-invitation-to-a-summit-in-washington-dc

egypt-plans-to-attack-gaza-if-hamas-continues-to-back-sinai-terrorist-insurgents

while-the-world-is-focused-on-syria-the-egyptian-army-continues-to-cleanse-sinai-of-hamas-and-other-islamic-terrorists

algeria-hamas-supporting-islamists-condemn-egyptian-president-al-sisi-for-being-an-enemy-of-allah

egyptian-news-anchors-epic-shoe-rant-against-hamas-qatar-and-turkey

courageous-egyptian-declares-that-he-stands-with-israel

egyptian-media-applaud-israels-gaza-offensive

egypt-several-egyptian-tv-hosts-mock-and-malign-hamas-leaders

Share

‘PALLYWOOD’ films an alleged Israeli “atrocity” that got picked up by many in the Mainstream Media

daily-mail

The far leftist pro-Hamas International Solidarity Movement took part in the making of this ‘Pallywood’ Israeli atrocity in Gaza. Be sure to watch what follows the filming of the ‘atrocity’ to see it totally discredited.

THE STORY that accompanied  the fake video as reported by several in the MSM went something like this: 

A young Palestinian has allegedly been killed by an Israeli sniper as he searched through rubble for his family after heavy shelling. The man had been rescuing casualties and was hunting for his own relatives when he was shot twice in Gaza City, according to a TV crew from activists the pro-Palestine International Solidarity Movement.

Member Muhammad Abdellah said: “Israeli soldier sniper hit him in his hip, so he laid down. And I started to ask him ‘can you move?’ But he said ‘no, I cannot move, my blood is going everywhere’.’’ Moments later, with the activists unable to reach him for fear of being shot themselves, the man was seen taking a second bullet. Mr Abdellah said: “I guess it was in his heart, because he was dying in front of our eyes.”

Share

ATHIESTS LOSE: Federal Court says ‘The Ground Zero Cross Stays’

ground-zero-cross-1-610x400

It was a stupid battle that never should have been waged in the first place. A federal court ruled Monday that the existence of a cross at Ground Zero does not violate the Constitution, slamming the appeal filed by the secular activist group American Atheists.

Daily Caller  The famous cross, formed by two intersecting beams left standing after the 9/11 attacks, has been a powerful spiritual symbol for many since and even during the tragedy. Frank Silecchia discovered the cross while helping recover bodies from the site. “It was a sign,” he later said. ”a sign God hadn’t deserted us.”

WTC Cross moved to Memorial

American Atheists felt differently. In July 2011 they filed suit over the cross, which had been included in the 9/11 Memorial Museum, saying members of their group found its presence there “offensive and repugnant to their beliefs, culture, and traditions, and allege that the symbol marginalizes them as American citizens.”

“Many of American Atheists’ members have seen the cross, either in person or on television, and are being subjected to and injured in consequence of having a religious tradition not their own imposed upon them through the power of the state,” the suit read. (RELATED: The Ground Zero Cross Suffers For The Sins Of Atheists)

large

In March 2013 a New York district court ruled against the group, noting that “since the decision to include the artifact in the Museum’s Historical Exhibit has a secular purpose, [the authorities responsible for the museum] have not advanced religion impermissibly, and the cross does not create excessive entanglement between the state and religion.” (RELATED: Atheists Attack World Trade Center Cross, Claim It Causes ‘Mental Pain’)

RTR2P75Z

Still not satisfied, they filed an appeal a few months later, again arguing that its presence “alienates non-Christians seeking to commemorate the dead, wounded and other affected persons,” and that “the overwhelmingly dominant display of the cross over any other religious symbolism is a violation of the Establishment Clause.” They softened their argument, however, no longer contending that any display of the cross was unconstitutional, but instead seeking to change the manner in which it was displayed.

2014.07.08-mrconservative-53bbfb0981aff

The federal appeals court denied the appeal Monday, reiterating that “the stated purpose of displaying The Cross at Ground Zero to tell the story of how some people used faith to cope with the tragedy is genuine, and an objective observer would understand the purpose of the display to be secular” and that “an objective observer would not view the display as endorsing religion generally, or Christianity specifically, because it is part of an exhibit entitled ‘Finding Meaning at Ground Zero,’ [which] includes various nonreligious as well as religious artifacts.”

120911035042-9-11-cross-5-story-top

 

Share

BELGIUM: Cafe posts signs saying “Dogs are allowed but Jews aren’t”

UnknownA Belgian cafe owner is under fire for broadcasting blatant Jew-hatred in his store window. A sign in Turkish and French announced, “Dogs are allowed in this establishment but Jews are not under any circumstances.” The French version of the sign replaced “Jews” with “Zionists.”

NY Daily News  (h/t Martin V) Along with the sign, the cafe owners hung a Palestinian flag and a kaffieh, a Palestinian shawl. The Israeli flag was also in the window, but it was crossed out with a giant red “X”. Saint-Nicolas’ mayor sent police to the cafe to remove the sign. But the The Belgian League Against Anti-Semitism (LBCA) is demanding more action.

cafe26n-1-web

The incidence bore a chilling resemblance to another reported act of anti-Semitism that occured in Belgium last week. An Orthodox Jewish woman claimed that a shop owner in Antwerp refused to sell her merchandise “out of protest.” An employee of the store told Joods Actueel, a Jewish Daily, that the shop had temporarily decided not to sell to Jews, although the CEO denies this.

The foreign ministers of Germany, France and Italy have confirmed a rise in anti-Semitic protests and violents over the past few days over the conflicts in Gaza. “Anti-Semitic rhetoric and hostility against Jews, attacks on people of Jewish belief and synagogues have no place in our societies,” German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, France’s Laurent Fabius and Italy’s Federica Mogherini said in a joint statement issued in Brussels.

Since the outbreak of violence between Israel and Hamas, participants at anti-Israel demonstrations across Germany have frequently used anti-Semitic slogans and also called for Jews to be gassed — a reference to the killing of Jews by the Nazis in the Holocaust.

In France, pro-Palestinian youths have clashed repeatedly with police, and on Sunday set fire to cars, pillaged stores and attacked two synagogues in the Paris suburbs, while Italy has also seen pro-Palestinian demonstrations.

 

Share

MEDIA FAIL! Blaming Israel for bombing Gaza hospital and refugee camp when it was Hamas-launched rockets that fell short and hit Gaza

The Gaza Strip’s main hospital and the third largest Palestinian refugee camp were both struck by failed rocket attacks launched by Gaza terrorists, the Israel Defense Forces said today.

45be0-v2-gaza-qishtah-afp

WND Aaron Klein  (h/t Frederic F) The rockets were aimed at Israeli residential neighborhoods near the Gaza Strip but fell short and hit Gaza’s Al-Shifa Hospital and the Al-Shati refugee camp instead, a senior IDF spokesperson said.

Several major media outlets immediately reported Israel was behind the strikes just outside the Al-Shifa hospital, based solely on Palestinian claims and before any official IDF reaction.

e5029-gaza-71

NBC News was the first English-language media outlet to run with the story reporting from Gaza that “Israeli strikes hit within yards of Gaza’s main hospital as well as at a refugee camp on Monday, leaving at least 30 dead and wounded.”

The lead sentence stated as fact that Israel was behind the strikes.

BtmXknjIcAENtYc.jpg-large

NBC News added in the second sentence the attack near the Al-Shifa Hospital “caused some damage to the outpatient clinic, according to witnesses including an NBC News crew on the ground in the area.”

Canada’s CBC News reported: “Israeli airstrikes hit the compound of Gaza City’s main hospital and a nearby park Monday, causing casualties, according to the Gaza police operations room and a Palestinian health official.”

gazapark

The CBC did not report that the Gaza police force and the territory’s main health ministry are run by Hamas.

Israel in the 1980s refurbished the hospital as part of an outreach effort to improve relations with Palestinians. Part of the Israeli reconstruction included a large underground cement basement with room for offices.

 

Share

MIAMI: Synagogue vandalized with Nazi swastikas and Hamas messages

2014072814065573169775Jewish vehicles are also being vandalized in Miami. For the second time in as many days, messages of hate targeted members of South Florida’s large Jewish community.

CBS  (h/t Grant B) Early Monday morning, spray painted swastikas and the word “Hamas” were discovered on the pillars in front of the Congregation Torah Ve’emunah, at 1000 NE 175th Street, in northeast Miami-Dade. A member of the community watch discovered the vandalism around 1 a.m.

On Saturday, a family who lives along Meridian Avenue in a predominantly Jewish neighborhood of Miami Beach found their cars had been vandalized as they left to attend a service at their synagogue. “They wrote “Hamas” on the back of the car window and they wrote “Jew,’” said Joshua, who didn’t want us to publish his last name.

safe_image.php

The two vehicles were covered with eggs and smeared with cream cheese, but it’s the meaning behind the words that left many in the predominantly Jewish community concerned.

Share

MIAMI: Hamas terrorist supporters attack and threaten to kill an American Jewish reporter

“I’m gonna kill you mother fucker, you and the all Israelis!” “You want a push, I’ll show you a push!” He’s a Zionist, this guy is not one of us, he’s a Zionist!”

On Sunday, July 20th, the Hamas-affiliated Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) crossed a cultural and maybe legal red line by sponsoring a Hamas demonstration where this man, a Jewish reporter working undercover was identified and attacked by an angry crowd of Hamas jihadists.

See full video HERE

Share

YES! France offers asylum to Iraqi Christians being persecuted and threatened with death in Mosul

Yet Barack Hussein Obama will not.

0-1-a-aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaairann

BBC (h/t Grant B)  The French government says it is ready to offer asylum to Iraqi Christians forced to flee by Islamist militants in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul. Many fled Mosul after the Islamic State (IS) group which seized much of northern Iraq told them to convert to Islam, pay a tax or face death.

Iraq is home to one of the world’s most ancient Christian communities. Two top ministers said, “We are ready, if they so desire, to help facilitate asylum on our territory.”

Churches burned down by ISIS in Iraq

Churches burned down by ISIS in Iraq

It was a joint message from Laurent Fabius and Bernard Cazeneuve, respectively foreign minister and interior minister in the Socialist government. A senior Christian cleric in Iraq, Patriarch Louis Sako, estimated that before the advance of IS, Mosul had a Christian community of 35,000 – compared with 60,000 prior to 2003.

According to the UN, just 20 families from the ancient Christian minority now remain in the city, which Isis has taken as the capital of its Islamic state. Islamic State was previously known as Isis (Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant).

On Saturday, France’s opposition party, the National Front, organized a rally in Paris in support of Iraqi Christians.

quote-submit-to-islam-and-be-safe-or-agree-to-the-payment-of-the-jizya-tax-and-you-and-your-people-khalid-ibn-al-walid-206179-e1405711758623

RELATED STORIES/VIDEOS:

ethnic-cleansing-by-isis-iraqi-christians-are-begging-the-civilized-non-muslim-world-for-help

iraq-christians-flee-mosul-after-isis-ultimatum-to-convert-or-leave

iraqi-christians-fear-genocide-by-isis-asking-u-s-for-help

iraq-christian-mother-and-daughter-raped-by-isis-jihadists-for-not-paying-the-jiyza-non-muslimn-tax

iraq-isis-jihadists-order-local-government-to-starve-the-christians-and-shiites-in-mosul

iraq-isis-burning-down-churches-persecuting-christians-in-mosul

masacres-and-persecution-of-iraqi-christians-force-hundreds-of-families-to-flee-mosul-violence

obama-doesnt-give-a-damn-about-persecuted-iraqi-christians

not-so-merry-christmas-for-iraqi-christians

i-am-michelle-one-of-the-hostages-held-by-muslim-terrorists-in-the-baghdad-church-massacre

after-savage-attack-on-iraqi-christians-that-killed-58-militants-warn-all-christians-are-targets

muslims-are-terrorizing-and-savagely-mutilating-young-christian-girls-in-iraq

hey-christians-convert-to-islam-or-be-slaughtered

iraqi-christian-man-killed-trying-to-save-muslim-child

iraqi-muslims-kill-christian-womans-husband-kidnap-her-son-then-cut-off-his-head-and-serve-it-to-her-on-a-bowl-of-rice

 

 

Share