Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Thomas Lifson: Hamas using Ceasefire to Repair Terror Tunnels, Manufacture more Rockets

by Thomas Lifson

The blood lust of Hamas, like rust, never sleeps.  According to Haaretz, the left wing Israeli newspaper, an unnamed Israeli Defense official indicates:
Israel has received intelligence indicating that Hamas has begun reconstructing the attack tunnels that were destroyed during Operation Protective Edge, a senior Israeli official said on Sunday.

Two weeks have passed since the cease-fire went into effect, the official said, and Hamas has already begun preparing for the next confrontation with Israel and is focused on replenishing its arsenals.

The senior official said that Hamas militants have returned to arms smuggling through several tunnels that remain intact under the Philadelphi Route in Rafah. He said that the smuggling continues despite the Egyptian security forces' more concentrated and effective efforts to stamp out the tunnels.

The official added that production of the M75 rockets – capable of reaching the Gush Dan region in central Israel – has resumed in factories inside the Gaza Strip. He said that even after Operation Protective Edge, 40 percent of Hamas' capability to produce rockets locally remain intact.

But other “senior officials” deny this report.  Hmm, do we think that Hamas has turned over a new leaf and now wants to join hands with Israel to bring about a better life for Gaza residents? I don’t see any signs at all of that.

Or, could it be that having agreed to a ceasefire without victory, officials who go on the record are unwilling to admit that it only offers an opportunity for Hamas to resume its deadly mission?

Hat tip: Israel Matzav

Thomas Lifson

Source: http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2014/09/hamas_using_ceasefire_to_repair_terror_tunnels_manufacture_more_rockets.html

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