Suicide Bombings can become Reality once again as Hamas Vows Retaliation if Israel continues talks of Terror Group Leader Assassinations
Gaza terror groups have stated that the talks in Israel about the assassination of senior terror figures are laying the groundwork for future violence...
Hamas, the Palestinian terror group, has announced yesterday that they plan to go back to carrying out suicide bombings to “burn” Israeli cities if Jerusalem resumes the governmental policy of killing senior terror figures. A.K.A - killing the bad guys…
“We will burn the cities in [the country’s] center and launch missiles at Tel Aviv and Gush Dan if Israel acts on its threats, those of which surpass the enemy’s imagination. The return of assassinations means the return of the explosive operations inside [Israeli] cities”
Hamas warned those at the Hezbollah-affiliated Al-Mayadeen TV station.
Should Israel attempt to harm any of Hamas’ top leaders, they claimed that the response would be unprecedented and cause a “regional earthquake.” The main figure is the Gaza leader, Yahya Sinwar.
Israeli legislators have advocated once before the killing of Sinwar in response to the current terror wave. On Thursday, three Israelis were killed in a terror attack in Elad.
A security source quoted in Hebrew media dismissed Hamas’ threats as “hysterical.”
“Their response in the last few hours only reminds us all of who begged for a ceasefire,” during the fighting last May, said the source, adding that the statements only further clarify how “deterred” Hamas is.
Israeli officials have indirectly warned of retaliation against Hamas for the encouragement of a series of deadly terror attacks in recent weeks. Hamas has not taken responsibility for most of the attacks since March 22, but Sinwar has repeatedly called for Palestinians to assault Israelis, and the group even publicly praised those responsible for the attacks. The group themselves did however take responsibility for an attack killing a security officer near the West Bank settlement of Ariel on April 29th. From this and the messages of praise for terror, Israel gave Sinwar the warning that the country has the freedom to respond militarily in Gaza.
Included in the message from Israeli officials, there was also a personal threat against Sinwar.
Hamas has said that the attack in Elad was a “heroic operation” in response to Jewish Israelis visiting the Temple Mount holy site and in a speech given yesterday, Sinwar threatened further violent consequences for Israelis if they were to visit the Temple Mount holy site again in the future. “Let everyone who has a rifle, ready it. And if you don’t have a rifle, ready your cleaver or an ax, or a knife,” Sinwar preached.
The past few weeks have been filled with headlines of Palestinians and Israeli forces butting heads at the Temple Mount and the violence mimics scenes from last year when rioting at the site sparked a war between Gaza-bases terror groups led by Hamas and Israel. The continuation of terror could go to the extreme as Hamas has warned Israel of hurling rockets toward the country if they were to violate the “red lines” in Jerusalem.
Egyptian officials have even had to begin to intervene. It is being reported that Egyptian officials are working to mediate between Gazan terror groups and Israel to prevent the inevitable escalation of violence. Haaretz reports that Palestinian groups are demanding a reduced entry of Jews into the Al-Aqsa Mosque and reopening the border between Israel and Gaza.
The Egyptian officials have reported as well that the Gaza terror groups have stated that the talks in Israel about the assassination of senior terror figures are laying the groundwork for future violence. A Palestinian source states, “Israel’s refusal to stop armed operations in the West Bank and within the country.”