‘Hamas terrorist infrastructure growing increasingly dangerous’

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Israel Hayom: The large-scale Hamas terror plot uncovered by the Shin Bet intelligence agency and broken up in recent weeks is “the most dangerous tactical-operational infrastructure I recall in recent years,” a senior former defense official told JNS.

Maj. Gen. (res.) Eitan Dangot, Israel’s former Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories and a senior research associate at the Miryam Institute, emphasized the dozens of Hamas operatives arrested, in addition to the number of suicide-bomb vests and weapons recovered in counter-terror raids.

The Israel Security Agency, commonly known as the Shin Bet, announced on Monday that it had, together with the IDF, broken up the cell, which was being orchestrated by senior Hamas operatives overseas, including Deputy Hamas leader Saleh al-Arouri, who heads the groups’ terrorist operations in the West Bank.

Dangot linked the development to cracks that have appeared in the rule of the Ramallah-based Palestinian Authority and its 86-year-old leader, Mahmoud Abbas.

He pointed out Hebron and its environment as a known ideological Hamas stronghold, and a Hamas activity hotspot, but added that Jenin and its environment have seen a spike of armed activity as well. The area is traditionally a Palestinian Islamic Jihad hotspot but also known for its opposition to Abbas’s rule from Fatah-affiliated militias like the Tanzim, stated Dangot.

“Hamas hasn’t budged one iota from its ideological commitment to Israel’s destruction, and it is implementing this gradually,” said Dangot. Read More …

Opinion:

Excerpt, Antichrist: The Search for Amalek (pg. 153):

“To understand Hamas and Islamic Jihad, it is important to know
their roots. While both terror groups have their origins in the Muslim
Brotherhood, the book of Obadiah points these organizations directly
from the bloodline of Esau: “Because of the violence against your
brother Jacob, you will be covered with shame; you will be destroyed
forever” (Obad. 1:10). Notice that Obadiah used the word violence,
which in Hebrew is chamas. Chamas is pronounced “hamas.” Rival
terror groups emerged during the first intifada as offspring from
the Muslim Brotherhood. Hamas’ sole reason for existence is the
destruction of the Jewish state.”

The date of the smallest book in the Bible, Obadiah, is a matter of debate by Bible scholars. While some hold to 850 BC, others to 730 BC and still others 585 BC, my view is the later dates, making the book prophetic rather than historic since Obadiah tells of the destruction of Solomon’s Temple in 586 BC.

What I found in researching our only book is that Obadiah 1:18 not only pinpointed each atrocity that Edom’s (Esau) descendants would inflict on Jacob, Obadiah prophesied that in the final days no survivor will remain alive from the house of Esau (Obadiah 1:18), paralleling Isaiah 63:1-3 and explaining the blood on Jesus’ robe on His triumphant return (Rev. 19:11-16).

From the article:

With Hamas’ home turf of Gaza facing limitations as a base for war with Israel, Hamas has reserved a strategic role for the West Bank, said Dangot. Beyond using it as a base for terror attacks targeting Israeli civilians and security forces, Hamas is committed to expanding its influence in the areas currently under P.A. rule, “step by step,” with the “objective of taking over the West Bank gradually and infiltrating the PLO,” he said.

It is the West Bank, Judea and Samaria, Israel’s heartland that Esau traded for a bowl of soup. It is that heartland where Esau’s tribes settled after being uprooted from southern Jordan in 600 BC by a Nabatean tribe. And it is to that heartland that the last prophet of the Bible (Malachi) prophesied the descendants of Esau would return to try to recover their squandered birthright over a bowl of soup (Genesis 25:29-34).

Yes Virginia, the blood feud is that old.

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