Hamas’ jihad against Israel is revealed here as part of the larger global jihad. And those who are pursuing Iran’s proxy war against Israel will view Obama’s pledge to sit down and hash things out with Iran as a chance to validate the activity described in this article, and more.
One good element of this article is that it suggests that the recent Israeli foray into Gaza was not 2006 all over again.
“Iran renews efforts to supply Hamas,” by Yaakov Katz for the Jerusalem Post, January 20 (thanks to James):
Iran has renewed efforts to supply advanced weaponry to Hamas and the IDF is concerned that the terror group will try to smuggle long-range Fajr missiles into the Gaza Strip.
According to the latest intelligence assessments, Iran, which was responsible for writing Hamas’s military doctrine, has already launched an internal probe to determine how the plan it had created for Hamas failed to cause more IDF casualties.
The military plan created by the Iranians was based on three pillars: The first was the defensive measures that Hamas had created in Gaza, which included dozens of kilometers of tunnels and thousands of roadside bombs and booby-trapped homes.
The second pillar was rocket attacks against the home front. Here too, Hamas failed to fire rockets farther than 40 kilometers, even though it had planned to.
The third pillar was creating a “victory image” in the form of a burned-out tank or the abduction of an IDF soldier.
“Hamas thought it would succeed like Hizbullah did in 2006,” a senior defense official said.
The IDF is concerned that Hamas and Iran will try to smuggle long-range Fajr missiles into the Gaza Strip. Fajr missiles, manufactured in Iran, have a range of 70 km. and if fired from Gaza would easily reach Tel Aviv.
On Monday, Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni said that renewed weapons smuggling would be legitimate grounds for Israel to renew attacks against Hamas….