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 Media@actcom.co.il. His Web site is www.IsraelBehindTheNews.com
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