Thursday, June 04, 2015

IS in Gaza and Rockets Fired Into Israel

Nadene Goldfoot                                                    
IS in Gaza
After a nice respite, Gaza was at it again on Wednesday night, Israel time,  and Ashkelon, Netivot and other communities heard the alarm sirens.

A couple of rockets had been shot into the Sderot, Israel area (Sdot ha-Negev Regional Council) and within a few hours early Thursday morning , the Israel Air force attacked three Hamas targets.
                                                                       
 This time around, the IDF is viewing rocket fire very seriously.  Moshe Ya'alon, Defense Minister,  commented that Israel will not tolerate the occasional rocket fire anymore.

The firing turned out to be not from Hamas's Sunni or Shi'a Muslims, but from the extreme Salafi Muslims who have ties with  IS as it was they who claimed responsibility, but Hamas is responsible for such goings on and knows it.  This was in reaction to the execution of an IS terrorist by Hamas in Gaza on Tuesday.

These Salafists call themselves the Omar Hadid Brigades.  They commented, "We are continuing with our jihad against the Jews, the enemies of Allah, and no one will be able to deter us."  We Jews have fallen from the "apple of G-d's eye" to the"enemies of G-d, now with them."

The report is that IS and Hamas have been fighting each other for control.  Saber Siam, an IS leader had been killed by Hamas, but Israel gets the punishment.  Weird logic, Hamas won't mind at all.  I think the idea is to get all the credit and leave Hamas incapable in the public eye.  IS is stealing Hamas's thunder and is making points, they think, from the Gazans.  IS thinks nothing of killing other Muslims that are not members of IS.

Resource:  http://www.jerusalemonline.com/news/politics-and-military/military/iaf-strikes-gaza-targets-over-rocket-fire-13822
http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/1.659534




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