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Hamas has been looking for allies, so far in vain [Israel]
Haaretz ^ | Friday, July 25, 2014 | Zvi Bar'el

Posted on 07/25/2014 4:06:05 AM PDT by Star Traveler

While Islamic Jihad remains an Iranian protégé, Hamas decided two and a half years ago to break with Iran and return to its natural Arab and Sunni home. This decision was sparked by the Iranian-backed Syrian government’s slaughter of its largely Sunni citizens, which generated pressure to sever ties from both fellow Palestinians and Arab states. But Hamas also thought this move wouldn’t exact too high an economic price, thanks to the support it received from Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood-led government.

That calculation collapsed when Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi was ousted last year; Egypt’s new government is waging war on the Brotherhood and all its branches, first and foremost Hamas. But Hamas can no longer return to Iran, Syria and Hezbollah. Qatar and Turkey remain its only refuge, and both are loathed by Egypt and the Gulf states.

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TOPICS: Egypt; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: egypt; hamas; israel; johnkerry; lurch; massachusetts
The Hamas leadership started packing up and leaving Syria when the fight against Assad began. They tried to set up shop in Egypt, and then in Turkey. Now Turkey hosts Hamas in their country and is allied with Qatar, with Qatar being the prime sponsor of Hamas. But, Hamas is more isolated today than it ever has been before!
1 posted on 07/25/2014 4:06:06 AM PDT by Star Traveler
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To: Star Traveler

Israel singles out Qatar as key Hamas terror sponsor
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3184241/posts

http://www.timesofisrael.com/as-it-battles-hamas-israel-singles-out-its-sponsor-qatar/

Gulf emirate is branded the villain behind Hamas belligerence, with PM’s former security adviser saying it funds tunnel diggers and rocket launchers.

President Shimon Peres accused Qatar on Wednesday of becoming “the world’s largest funder of terror” due to its financial support for Hamas in Gaza.

“Qatar does not have the right to send money for rockets and tunnels which are fired at innocent civilians,” the outgoing statesman told UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in Jerusalem. “Their funding of terror must stop. If they want to build then they should, but they must not be allowed to destroy.”

Qatar’s recently attempted to transfer funds for the salaries of Hamas civil servants in Gaza, following the formation of a Palestinian unity government, but was blocked by the United States, which pressured the Arab Bank not to process them. But former national security adviser Maj. Gen. (res) Yaakov Amidror told The Times of Israel that the emirate’s funding for the organization’s terror apparatus, including tunnel diggers and rocket launchers, has continued unabated.


2 posted on 07/25/2014 4:09:06 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler
A tunnel paid for by the USA (through Obama and the State Dept)
and the UN and EU to kill Egyptians (non-Moslem Brotherhood) and Israelis.


3 posted on 07/25/2014 4:11:07 AM PDT by Diogenesis (The EXEMPT Congress is complicit in the absence of impeachment)
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To: Star Traveler

Hamas is not as important as they once thought they were...there much more serious contenders in the region at the moment, ISIS, that is threatening the whole of Iraq, then Iran, and into Saudi Arabia....these backwards idiots that run around as members of Hamas are now finding out the truth about Islam - and it has nothing to do with loyalty - but who can control what! At the moment, the one with the most violent tenacity is garnering all the attention, which again, is ISIS - or the self appointed Caliphate. Best of Luck Middle East - this is what you wanted and now someone has stepped up to push that very agenda - you got exactly what you wanted since the Ottoman Empire was dismantled!


4 posted on 07/25/2014 4:13:19 AM PDT by BCW (Amazon Books: "Babylon's Covert War" - the Iraq conflict explained in detail - by JH White)
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To: Star Traveler

Wipe them out and make Barry cry.


5 posted on 07/25/2014 4:17:01 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: Diogenesis

The USA doesn’t give money or arms to Hamas, but the USA does give humanitarian aid to the People there in Gaza through agencies, such as UNRWA who administers the programs.

And Israel, who controls the good that go into Gaza (they have a blockade around Gaza) does let the goods that the USA sends in through UNRWA go through their checkpoints, as Israel has no problem with that.

What Israel doesn’t let go through their checkpoints or past their blockade are arms and material for war going to Hamas.


6 posted on 07/25/2014 4:20:44 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler

Your defense of Obama is as remarkable as your
short memory because you have been corrected by FReepers
over and over, and then you just ignore the corrections.

Obama supported and supports Hamas.


7 posted on 07/25/2014 4:23:21 AM PDT by Diogenesis (The EXEMPT Congress is complicit in the absence of impeachment)
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To: Diogenesis

Israel singles out Qatar as key Hamas terror sponsor
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3184241/posts

http://www.timesofisrael.com/as-it-battles-hamas-israel-singles-out-its-sponsor-qatar/

Gulf emirate is branded the villain behind Hamas belligerence, with PM’s former security adviser saying it funds tunnel diggers and rocket launchers.

President Shimon Peres accused Qatar on Wednesday of becoming “the world’s largest funder of terror” due to its financial support for Hamas in Gaza.

“Qatar does not have the right to send money for rockets and tunnels which are fired at innocent civilians,” the outgoing statesman told UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in Jerusalem. “Their funding of terror must stop. If they want to build then they should, but they must not be allowed to destroy.”

Qatar’s recently attempted to transfer funds for the salaries of Hamas civil servants in Gaza, following the formation of a Palestinian unity government, but was blocked by the United States, which pressured the Arab Bank not to process them. But former national security adviser Maj. Gen. (res) Yaakov Amidror told The Times of Israel that the emirate’s funding for the organization’s terror apparatus, including tunnel diggers and rocket launchers, has continued unabated.


8 posted on 07/25/2014 4:23:47 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Diogenesis

Hamas has allies in Obama and Kerry. It was Sen. Ted Cruz who got the flight ban against Israel lifted.


9 posted on 07/25/2014 4:24:45 AM PDT by Stepan12
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To: Diogenesis

You’re getting your facts mixed up ... LOL ...

Obama supported the Muslim Brotherhood in Egyot, but not Hamas in Gaza. And subsequently the Muslim Brotherhood has been “tossed out” of Egypt (as much as they can) and their leaders arrested. And the Muslim Brotherhood President of Egypt was deposed and replaced by a military man from Egypt’s military (who is President now) ... and Obama opposed that.

Hamas in Gaza did back the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, which is why Egypt right now is coming down hard on Hamas. But Obama never backed or funded Hamas in Gaza. He did back the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.

I hope that clears it up for you now ... :-) ...


10 posted on 07/25/2014 4:32:15 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler; Diogenesis

It’s almost as complex as who backs who for what on Free Republic


11 posted on 07/25/2014 4:38:20 AM PDT by bert ((K.E.; N.P.; GOPc.;+12 ..... Obama is public enemy #1)
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To: Star Traveler
Your defense of the indefensible Impostor and his LONG-support of terrorism is a joke.


12 posted on 07/25/2014 4:49:27 AM PDT by Diogenesis (The EXEMPT Congress is complicit in the absence of impeachment)
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To: Diogenesis

I see you have mixed up Egypt and Gaza ... LOL ...

Read very carefully now, and make note of the words “Egypt” versus “Gaza” ... :-) ...

You’re — STILL — getting your facts mixed up ...

Obama supported the Muslim Brotherhood in Egyot, but not Hamas in Gaza. And subsequently the Muslim Brotherhood has been “tossed out” of Egypt (as much as they can) and their leaders arrested. And the Muslim Brotherhood President of Egypt was deposed and replaced by a military man from Egypt’s military (who is President now) ... and Obama opposed that.

Hamas in Gaza did back the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, which is why Egypt right now is coming down hard on Hamas. But Obama never backed or funded Hamas in Gaza. He did back the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.

I hope that finally clears it up for you now ... :-) ...


13 posted on 07/25/2014 4:58:18 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler

“What Israel doesn’t let go through their checkpoints or past their blockade are arms and material for war going to Hamas.”.......

Can you then explain how all those rockets have been/are getting into GAZA? My guess is they are not being built there.


14 posted on 07/25/2014 5:02:46 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: Star Traveler

Hardly in vain, the UN is all-in.


15 posted on 07/25/2014 5:14:51 AM PDT by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: Star Traveler

“US sends $50M to Gaza”
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/07/21/us-to-send-47m-in-humanitarian-aid-to-gaza-strip/


16 posted on 07/25/2014 5:17:25 AM PDT by Darteaus94025 (Can't have a Liberal without a Lie)
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To: Star Traveler

Seems like Obama and Kerry are firmly on Hamas’ side in this battle. You have no idea as do we exactly what Hamas is spending their aid money for, but being who they are we can assume weapons.

Pray America wakes up


17 posted on 07/25/2014 5:20:56 AM PDT by bray (Palin/Bibi 2016)
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To: Star Traveler; bray
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U.S. Selling $11B in Weaponry to Gulf State That Supports Hamas, Syrian Jihadists

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Former FBI Agent Says Leading Muslim Group a ‘Hamas Front’ (CAIR)

Pictured: Obama’s half-brother wearing Hamas scarf that boasts ‘Jerusalem is ours—WE ARE COMING’

Obama’s Brother Joins Hamas, Wears Scarf Saying ‘Jerusalem Is Ours; We Are Coming’

Barack Obama’s Brother Malik Joins Hamas Terrorist Group

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Obama Officials Met with Hamas, Discussed Removing it from Terror List

Summer Camp: Hamas Teaches Children to Kill and Kidnap Israelis

U.S. Muslim Brotherhood/Hamas Support Leader Chosen By Syrian Opposition

18 posted on 07/25/2014 5:34:39 AM PDT by Diogenesis (The EXEMPT Congress is complicit in the absence of impeachment)
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To: Diogenesis

I can see you still confuse both humanitarian aid or aid to the Palestinian Authority, which Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has lobbied and urged Congress to continue supporting (because Israel doesn’t want it’s soldiers administering the PA territories).

And I see you’re also confusing the “unity pact” which is nothing but a “paper document” for foreign consumption ... with Hamas ... when it is the Palestinian Authority” and Abbas who are fully in control of Judea and Samaria.

The problem you have is that you can’t see the details and distinguish what is going on. And you confuse criminals and criminal actions of terrorists with support that the USA is giving to Palestinians, versus the terror groups.

You ignore that Prime Minister Netanyahu has no problem with humanitarian aid for Palestinian civilians and he also wants support for the Palestinian Authority to continue so Israel won’t have to administer the territories.

What neither the USA or Israel wants is any money or arms to the terrorist organization and neither one of them is doing that.


19 posted on 07/25/2014 7:40:49 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: DaveA37

Yes, Hamas does have rocket factories in Gaza. But there are some rockets that are from outside Gaza and those are being brought in through tunnels ... and much of that happened in the past, because Egyot has destroyed a lot of their tunnels, since Egypt deposed the Muslim Brotherhood President and jailed him. Now Egypt has pretty much shut down that pipeline!

They’re running on internal supplies now, which Israel is destroying everyday.


20 posted on 07/25/2014 8:02:21 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ...

Here we see Haaretz carrying water for Hamas sponsor Obama and for Iran. After years of support, Iran cut Hamas off when Hamas (quite rightly) dumped the mass-murderer and Iranian ally Assad. Morsi was an ally of Iran, and started up the Hamas gravy train (money that ultimately came from Qatar; nearly alone among the Gulf States, Qatar supported the overthrow of Iran’s arch-enemy, Saddam Hussein), and while Assad exulted in Morsi’s overthrow, Iran pissed and moaned about it. Thanks ST.


21 posted on 07/26/2014 9:56:33 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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