Skip to comments.ANALYSIS: Stunned by Israel's fierce response, Hamas sends distress signals
Posted on 07/10/2014 5:04:02 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Despite fiery statements issued by Hamas spokesmen over the past 48 hours, it was obvious Tuesday night that the Islamist movement was searching for ways to rid itself of the current escalation.
Hamas feels that it has been forced into a confrontation with Israel one that it did not want at this stage because of its increased isolation and financial crisis.
The massive Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip over the past 24 hours have surprised Hamas and other Palestinian groups. Hamas apparently expected a limited response to the recent rocket attacks on Israeli cities and towns. But as the IDF intensified its strikes against Hamas targets including the homes of some of its top commanders it became clear to the movements leaders that Israel means business.
On Tuesday night, Hamas spokesmen were sending distress signals to various parties. The organization is concerned that if the IDF operation continues for another few days, the movement will pay a very heavy price one that could even bring about an end to Hamass rule over the Gaza Strip.
Hamas accused Israel of crossing all the redlines by bombing the homes of its military commanders. This shows that Hamas did not expect Israel to take such a drastic move. Less than 24 hours after the beginning of the IDF offensive, Hamas talked about the need to return to the truce that was reached with Israel in 2012.
A spokesman for Hamass armed wing, Izzadin Kassam, listed this demand as part of his movements effort to end the current confrontation. The spokesman called for an end to the IDF crackdown on Hamas members in the West Bank, which began after the abduction and murder of three Israeli youths last month.
On Tuesday night, Hamas and other Palestinian groups appealed to Egypt and Arab countries to intervene to stop the IDF operation. Given Hamass bad relations with the Egyptian authorities, its unlikely that President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi would rush to save the movement that is openly aligned with his enemy, the Muslim Brotherhood.
The Palestinian Authority, which has condemned the Israeli aggression, is also unlikely to make a big effort to save Hamas from destruction. In fact, President Mahmoud Abbas and his Fatah faction would be happy to see Hamas severely defeated.
Hamas is beginning to feel the heat and thats why its leaders, who have gone into hiding, are seeking an honorable way out of the confrontation, which, they say, they didnt want to begin with.
Finish it this time, Israel.
Let them denounce Mad Mo’ as a precondition.
Burn Baby Burn!!!!
Eh yeah, that’s when one side WINS.
Israel needs to let loose all restraint and come after them like the Terminator.
Israel won’t finish Hamas, but they will make sure that their ability to send rockets into Israel is severely degraded for several years. That’s pretty much what Netanyahu and the IDF says in the news.
You know, the funny thing about starting a war, you never know what direction the war will take. You really have to be careful about it. Hamas, backed by the ‘international community’ whenever things got hot, may have miscalculated this time. Oh well.
What is common between a snowstorm, war and sex?
Answer: One never knows how long it will last.
So now that Hamas is asking for help, Obama will try and force Israel into a cease fire.
Hey Khaled, y’all killed three children. You will pay.
They ain't a makin' Jews like Jesus anymore...
Thus explaining Mullah Obama’s desperate call to Netanyahu. “Please stop, I’ll negotiate a cease fire. My muzzie friends are getting wiped out!”
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
They only question, did they send signals to Obama first, or are they just like minded.
Hey, democrats, let's role-play November-style: We'll be the IDF and you guys are Hamas. Sound like funzies? Didn't think you'd like that kind of a drubbing...
Just heard on the radio driving home from work than 0bama called Netanyahu and told him that he would be willing to broker peace talks between Israel and Hamas.
Just as Hamas is panicking over the Israeli response to the recent rocket attacks.
“They ain’t a makin’ Jews like Jesus anymore... “
Just wait till he comes back before you decide on that!
When you have Hamas (terrorists) openly crying for help and not posturing as usual, you know you’re doing something right. If only Obama was capable of learning.
That is exactly what will happen. What a POS.
Well you could hear that redneck hollar,
as he hit that hardwood floor:
“They ain’t makin’ Jews,
like Jesus anymore.”
>>Hamas accused Israel of crossing all the redlines by bombing the homes of its military commanders.
Oh, I guess bombing the houses of Israeli innocents might have something to do with this.
I believe that Israel’s cease-fire days are over.
Those that rule Israel are not ignorant of Bible prophecy like most Americans are; they know “what time it is” on Yehova’s clock quite well.
The blood-lusting savage terrorists (hamas) didn’t want the confrontation to begin with? I guess they were sending rockets full of skittles and love to the Israelis. One can only hope that the Israelis kill every one of these subhuman terrorist insects.
Why would Bibi take his call?
Or, as Jefferson put it: “Peace, that bright, shining moment when everyone is furiously reloading”.
Just wait till he comes back before you decide on that!
You are correct Lake. What the IDF is doing, is a drop in the ocean, compared to what Jesus will do when He returns.
>> “They ain’t a makin’ Jews like Jesus anymore.” <<
I’d say that their ruling class is just as tough as Yeshua was when he threw hundreds of sellers tables off of Mt. Moriyah, and whipped the sellers.
Had you lamped for a slightly anemic, well dressed country...
Looks like Hamas has sent out an SOS to Barky. He wants to get involved all of a sudden.
You sow the wind, you reap the whirlwind.
>> “What the IDF is doing, is a drop in the ocean, compared to what Jesus will do when He returns.” <<
There’s a whole bunch of stuff that has to happen before that!
Well, he did promise that he had the terrorists’ back...
From your keyboard to Netanyahu's ears.
So true. :-)
Hamas is on the ropes....no time to pull punches....
Go for the knock out....
It is simply very difficult to feel sorry for someone who makes a routine practice of random rocket attacks on anyone who happens to be downrange and then figures his victims are required to adhere to some sort of measured response. Technically, though, the Israelis are showing considerable restraint: they're doing precise targeting, a thing Hamas doesn't bother with.
Hamas must have been feeling like a wallflower lately, being the only Islamic terrorist group not involved in a bloody war of some kind in the Middle East.
But once Hamas’s rockets starting reaching Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, Bibi Netanyahu had no choice but to declare No more Mr. Nice Guy, and go after Hamas with everything the IDF has.
Mr. Assad of Syria and Mr. Maliki of Iraq are painful examples of what happens when leaders fail to take strong immediate action against terrorist organizations that suddenly decide to rebel against them. Hamas must be finished off.
Bibi Netanyahu should not waste a minute talking with Barack Obama, Hamas’s supporter, about negotiating a cease fire with Hamas. Instead, he should devote every minute to getting rid of every one of Hamas’s leaders so there won’t be anyone left for Israel to negotiate with.
Get the job done this time, Israel! If you keep leaving the enemy alive, it only regroups and rearms and relaunches attacks against you again
geeeee.... as smart as Jewish people are reputed to be (just look at all those Nobel prizes!!!!!!!!~ amazing!!!!!!) — you’d think the Isr govt could learn this so very very simple lesson of basic survival?
“Hamas accused Israel of crossing all the redlines by bombing the homes of its military commanders.”
Boo frackin hoo.
Typical Arabs and Mooslims.
Attack first, then retreat as a victim.
They want everyone to martyr themselves for the cause . . . Just not themselves. . .
No. They did not want a confrontation. They thought they had a right to a free shoot. Then those damn joos started shooting back. How inhumane!
If Hamas' leadership survives intact, they will consider they have won. Israel needs to not stop until the leadership are all dead, or at least 75%+ are. That's the only thing that will make an impression.
0bama called Netanyahu and told him that he would be willing to broker peace talks between Israel and Hamas.”
Would that be before or after he takes his two week vacation to Martha’s Vineyard?
“Shock and Awe” Israeli style.
I think they're trying to demonstrate their relevance, in order to drum up new funding.
Tit for tat response prolongs war. It’s long past time for an aggrieved party to respond with overwhelming and relentless counter fire. The US wouldn’t have have its “ties” on the books if it still responded as it did in WW2
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