A leading member of the military’s General Staff suddenly says that Hamas suddenly serves Israel’s interests in Gaza.

Maj. Gen. Sami Turgeman said Israel wants to maintain Hamas’ hold over Gaza Strip,

“What we want is calm and security in the Gaza Strip,” Turgeman, head of
Southern Command, said. “Hamas, currently the sovereign power in the
territory, has the means and the know-how.”, in an interview on Israel television on Sept. 24

The military support for Hamas came in wake of Israel’s transfer of construction material to the Gaza Strip The delivery, the largest since 2007, came a year after Israel asserted that construction material sent to the Gaza Strip was being used by Hamas to build military facilities. The construction material is also used to build schools in Gaza, which the IDF has determined to be terrorist training bases.

*I checked with the Meir Amit Intelligence Center, which prepared both reports for the IDF. The center asserts that there has been no change in the conclusions reached by both reports.

The beneficiary of Israel’s new massive exports arrangement is Israel’s NESHER cement corporation. Yes, Hamas serves Israel’s interests in Gaza: Israel’s business interests.

Pressure from NESHER works.
All this comes at a time when Hamas and Iran move towards new cooperative efforts.
Iran has recently sent representatives to meet Hamas leaders in Lebanon and Teheran to discuss the terms of restored relations. Iran sent envoys of its proxy Hizbullah to discuss ways to restore relations with Hamas On Sept. 23, the Lebanese daily A-Safir reported an acceleration of reconciliation efforts. The newspaper, regarded as close to Hizbullah, said Hamas, Hizbullah and Iran met several times over the last two weeks in both Beirut and Teheran. Kamel Rifai, a leading Hamas member in Lebanon, said the first direct
contact between Hamas and Iran took place in September 2013. Rifai, a member
of the Islamic Action Front, said until then Hizbullah had represented Teheran
in talks with Hamas, led by Osama Hamdan, the movement’s representative
in Lebanon..

(Research for this article emanated from the Middle East NewsLine)


  1. Playing with fire ! !
    David PLEASE get this material somehow into the mainline press – J’m Post, Israel HaYom etc. If necessary do an interview with someone who will be reported.
    Best wishes, Daphne

  2. Playing with fire ! !
    David PLEASE get this material somehow into the mainline press – J’m Post, Israel HaYom etc. If necessary do an interview with someone who will be reported.
    Best wishes, Daphne


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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: www.IsraelBehindTheNews.com and www.cfnepr.com. A new site,unrwa-monitor.com, will be launched very soon.