Hamas Using Truce to Prepare for Next Clash with Israel

Rocket launched from Gaza, August 2014

In the nine months since Hamas fought a 50-day war with Israel, the terrorist group has exploited the months of recent quiet to prepare itself for the next clash, which it assumes will inevitably come.

Hamas is in the midst of a full-scale rocket rearmament and tunnel reconstruction drive. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) is also preparing its responses for the next time the Gazan regime attacks.

Despite its extremist ideology, Hamas does not appear interested in sparking another costly and damaging war now, and yet, a large number of potential triggers are in place that could start one anyway.

The military wing, the Izzadin Al-Qassam Brigades, has restarted its domestic rocket and mortar production program, and built, in all likelihood, more than 1,000 rockets since the Aug. 26 ceasefire went into effect…

h/t Marvin

  • Goes without sayin

    • Frau Katze

      Yep, that is true.

  • Alain

    When has it ever been otherwise and not just Hamas but the so-called palestinians in general.

  • jmw

    Can’t believe we actually send money to them in the hope they will improve the lives of Palestinians–what a joke.

  • Maurixio Garcia Sanchez

    Israel is getting ready with the army and their warplanes.

  • Jay Currie

    At this moment going in pre-emptively makes sense. It is not as if Israel would lose any friends and, given the current situation in the Middle East, cleaning out the Hamas rats’ nests would be greeted positively by Egypt and, albeit quietly, by a lot of traditional Sunnis.

    Go now, go disproportionate and tell the nervous nellies in Washington and Europe to piss off.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      I’m sure they’ve got their seismographs and infrared cameras pinpointing where all the new tunnels are.
      I wonder if there will be a few workplace accidents.
      What could hamas say?

      • Jay Currie


        • Reader

          I like how Egypt decided to handle the underground tunnels into the Sinai.

          They pump them full of sewage!

          • mobuyus

            The tunnels themselves fill with sewage every time “palistinians” enter.

          • Justin St.Denis

            I would suggest propane and Bic lighters.

        • Justin St.Denis

          Workplace Violence?

  • Hard Little Machine

    Hamas will try that tried and true strategy of attacking Jews, waiting for the response and letting the media do the rest. Israel has to know this. They need a different approach. Perhaps a very large wave of ‘work accidents’ now.

    • Justin St.Denis

      Oh no! The plague of workplace violence incidents spreads from Fort Hood to Palestine. How unfortunate! Damned social media!!!!!

  • simus1

    Killing the “hamas leaders should be a 24/365 effort “except for the ones who are spying for Israel”.