Jerusalem – Hamas has prepared for a large-scale Israeli operation in the Gaza Strip, reported the Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Jarida on Friday, quoting Dr. Nizar Rian, who is an official member of Hamas’ political bureau.

Mr. Rian said Hamas has prepared 400 people, 200 of whom are women, prepared at any moment to carry out a suicide bombing attack against the Israeli troops in order to prevent them from advancing, should they invade the Gaza Strip, and create numerous Israeli casualties.

Mr. Rian said he is currently responsible for Hamas’ military cells whose goal it is to repel a future Israeli invasion of the Gaza Strip.

IDF Surprised By Extent Of Hamas Infrastructure In

Judea And Samaria

The Israeli Defence Forces operation in the United Nations UNRWA Ein Beit Ilma refugee camp in Nablus, in the course of which a planned terror attack to be executed in Tel Aviv on Yom Kippur was thwarted, exposed just how extensive and developed Hamas’ infrastructure in Judea and Samaria is. The information came as a surprise to the IDF and to Israeli intelligence.

Sources in the Israeli Army Central Command confirm the terrorist infrastructure that was uncovered deep inside Nablus had been a “sleeper” infrastructure that had been kept inactive for a long time. It was principally focused on building itself up and was “woken up” only recently to set a suicide bombing attack in motion.

IDF Central Command officials said they were concerned that there are other inactive Hamas cells focused on building up their strength. “What worries us is what we don’t know about Hamas’ forces in Judea and Samaria. We’re afraid that we haven’t a clue as to how highly-developed Hamas infrastructure in Judea and Samaria is,” said a high-ranking Central Command official.

An investigation of the Hamas terrorists found efforts had been taken to create extensive compartmentalization within the various infrastructures. The commanders of each Hamas network give jobs to each one of the members for D-Day, and each terrorist knows exactly what he is supposed to do when action is needed. The commanders, however, compartmentalize the information so that no one member knows what the other members’ jobs are.

IDF Central Command officials have concluded it is therefore impossible to trust the Palestinian security forces. “There can be no doubt that were it not for the IDF’s full control over the area, the Palestinian security organizations wouldn’t have been capable of thwarting the terror attacks,” said Central Command officials.

Egypt Arranges For Hamas Terrorists

To Enter Gaza

In what could be considered an act of war, Egypt has facilitated the incursion of 85 Hamas, Fatah and Islamic Jihad fighters from the Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula to the Gaza Strip.

This is the first time in three months that Egypt opened the 14-kilometer Gaza-Sinai border, since the Hamas takeover in Gaza in June 2007.

The Hamas operatives who entered the Gaza Strip included Palestinian Legislative Council member Mushir Al Masri, along with Hamas fighters trained in Iran and Syria,who were also allowed to leave the Sinai Peninsula for Gaza.

David Bedein can be reached at His Web site is

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David Bedein is an MSW community organizer and an investigative journalist.   In 1987, Bedein established the Israel Resource News Agency at Beit Agron to accompany foreign journalists in their coverage of Israel, to balance the media lobbies established by the PLO and their allies.   Mr. Bedein has reported for news outlets such as CNN Radio, Makor Rishon, Philadelphia Inquirer, Los Angeles Times, BBC and The Jerusalem Post, For four years, Mr. Bedein acted as the Middle East correspondent for The Philadelphia Bulletin, writing 1,062 articles until the newspaper ceased operation in 2010. Bedein has covered breaking Middle East negotiations in Oslo, Ottawa, Shepherdstown, The Wye Plantation, Annapolis, Geneva, Nicosia, Washington, D.C., London, Bonn, and Vienna. Bedein has overseen investigative studies of the Palestinian Authority, the Expulsion Process from Gush Katif and Samaria, The Peres Center for Peace, Peace Now, The International Center for Economic Cooperation of Yossi Beilin, the ISM, Adalah, and the New Israel Fund.   Since 2005, Bedein has also served as Director of the Center for Near East Policy Research.   A focus of the center's investigations is The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). In that context, Bedein authored Roadblock to Peace: How the UN Perpetuates the Arab-Israeli Conflict - UNRWA Policies Reconsidered, which caps Bedein's 28 years of investigations of UNRWA. The Center for Near East Policy Research has been instrumental in reaching elected officials, decision makers and journalists, commissioning studies, reports, news stories and films. In 2009, the center began decided to produce short movies, in addition to monographs, to film every aspect of UNRWA education in a clear and cogent fashion.   The center has so far produced seven short documentary pieces n UNRWA which have received international acclaim and recognition, showing how which UNRWA promotes anti-Semitism and incitement to violence in their education'   In sum, Bedein has pioneered The UNRWA Reform Initiative, a strategy which calls for donor nations to insist on reasonable reforms of UNRWA. Bedein and his team of experts provide timely briefings to members to legislative bodies world wide, bringing the results of his investigations to donor nations, while demanding reforms based on transparency, refugee resettlement and the demand that terrorists be removed from the UNRWA schools and UNRWA payroll.   Bedein's work can be found at: and A new site,, will be launched very soon.