Archive for April 7, 2018

France: Soon with No Jews?

April 7, 2018

Official: Escalation may lead to another round of fighting

April 7, 2018

Security official tells Arutz Sheva: The recent Gaza developments may be part of Hamas’ plan to start another round of fighting by May 14.

Ido Ben Porat, 05/04/18 09:39
Terror march

Abad Rahim Katib, Flash 90

A security official spoke to Arutz Sheva on Thursday morning about the recent developments in Gaza and the possibility of another war breaking out.

According to the source, who insisted on anonymity, the recent events are part of a larger Hamas plan, which is expected to reach its peak on May 14.

“Hamas is interested in gradually fanning the flames, until May 14,” the source told Arutz Sheva. “And from there, they want to lead an escalation which will bring about another round of fighting in Gaza.”

In February, IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot predicted that a new conflict between Israel and the Hamas terror organization in Gaza was likely in 2018 resulting from Hamas’ mismanagement of the Gaza Strip and the correspondingly difficult humanitarian conditions. Hamas is attempting to turn the people’s attention away from the terror organization’s misuse of foreign aid and its rampant corruption by focusing on Israel.

In March, the Palestinian Authority (PA) official in charge of Gaza affairs told Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon (Kulanu) that beginning April 1, the PA would stop paying salaries to its employees in Gaza. Such a step, causing tens of thousands of Gaza workers to lose their income, could cause a humanitarian crisis in the Strip, making it all the more expedient for Hamas to target Israel.

Iranian cleric: Tel Aviv, Haifa will be razed to the ground in future Israel-Hezbollah conflict

April 7, 2018

In a speech on Friday, Tehran cleric Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami warned Israel that an attempt to target Hezbollah would lead to the destruction of Tel Aviv and Haifa. “Hezbollah is stronger today, much stronger than it ever was,” Khatami said.

Avital Zippel

Ahmad Khatami Photo Credit: Mostafameraji/Wikimedia Commons

A top Iranian cleric in Tehran has warned Israel that if it “dares” to attack Hezbollah, the cities of Tel Aviv and Haifa would be “razed to the ground,” Iranian media outlets reported on Friday. The Islamic cleric referred to recent remarks by Israeli officials concerning the possibility of a potential conflict with the terrorist organization in Lebanon in 2018.

Speaking to a group of worshipers in Tehran on Friday, Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami claimed Israel has already attempted to defeat Hezbollah “one or two times,” but the terrorist organization had turned Tel Aviv and Haifa into “ghosts cities” with 70km-range missiles.

“Hezbollah is stronger today, much stronger than it ever was,” Khatami said, as quoted by Iranian news outlets. “I tell the Zionists, if you are willing to see Tel Aviv and Haifa razed to the ground, you can try your chance once again.”

The cleric added that although Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei had predicted Israel would not last for 25 years, “maybe the divine ordinance is that they will do something crazy and get eradicated much earlier.” In addition, Khatami addressed the recent statement by Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, in which he recognized the Jewish people’s right to a homeland, and slammed the royal’s remarks as being “bullshit by a crude young Saudi.”