Israel targets new Iran-built Hamas command centers in Gaza
The Israeli air strikes in Gaza early Monday, January 10, described officially as aimed at “terrorist targets” and “smuggling tunnels” were in fact systematic missions to start destroying the new Hamas underground command centers which Iranian Revolutionary Guards engineers are building across the enclave. This is reported exclusively by DEBKAfile‘s military sources. The enhancement of Hamas’ military capabilities against Israel is seen as Iran’s punishment for the attacks on its nuclear scientists and installations, while serving its broader effort to control the Gaza Strip as its Mediterranean outpost. Sunday, January 9, the heads of Hamas’ military wing Ezz e-Din al-Qassam tried to persuade Iran’s Palestinian proxy, Jihad Islami leader Amin al Hindi, to rein in his group’s missile and mortar attacks on Israeli towns and villages and its rocket strikes against Israeli border patrols. They argued that these attacks caused no real harm, depleted the resources needed for a major showdown with Israel and provoked the IDF into prematurely launching another round of the Cast Lead campaign of 2008-2009. This campaign had already begun, they said, with the Israel Air Force’s precision bombing of the new Hamas facilities going up for the next Palestinian war on Israel; Israel should not be driven to devastating attacks before the facilities were in place …
U.S., Palestinians slam Israeli east Jerusalem move
RAMALLAH, WEST BANK — The United States and the Palestinians have slammed Israel’s bulldozing of an east Jerusalem hotel to make way for settler homes, saying it undermines Middle East peace efforts. “We are very concerned about the initiation of demolition of the Shepherd’s Hotel in east Jerusalem,” US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said after arriving in Abu Dhabi for talks on the stalled peace process. “This disturbing development undermines peace efforts to achieve the two state-solution,” she said in a statement. Earlier, furious Palestinian officials accused Israel of destroying any chance of peace by demolishing part of the building, which sits on a plot of land in occupied east Jerusalem where developers plan to build a complex of 20 luxury apartments for Jewish settlers. “By doing this, Israel has destroyed all the US efforts and ended any possibility of a return to negotiations,” Nabil Abu Rudeina, a spokesman for Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas, said in a statement. “Israel has no right to build in any part of east Jerusalem, or any part of the Palestinian land occupied in 1967,” Abu Rudeina said, calling on the United States to “stop Israeli tampering.” …
[Editor’s Note: The recent news that US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is now abandoning the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, and turning to another track to try to generate a deal over Jerusalem indicates the intensity with which the Obama administration is pursuing an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal.
Further, it’s likely Obama sees a final Jerusalem settlement as his ticket to the key post in a forthcoming world government. It’s unlikely he will ever be re-elected to the White House without an open rebellion, to say nothing of the fact the world landscape will be remarkably different after World War III – a military conflict he himself is culpable in producing. It’s far more likely Obama is willing to sacrifice America for his globalist political aspirations in a post-American led world. For more on Obama’s role in the end times, See Barack Obama In Bible Prophecy LINK]
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