September 01, 2015

Israel: Hamas confiscating construction materials to build tunnels

Rebel Staff

The Israeli Defence Force’s (IDF) Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) accused Hamas Tuesday of diverting construction materials intended for Gaza rebuilding projects to enable the building of the terror network’s attack tunnel infrastructure in the conflict-ridden territory.

In an interview with the Palestinian Ma’an news agency -- the largest independent TV, radio and online news source in the West Bank and Gaza Strip -- Major General Yoav Mordechai of the IDF accused Hamas of misappropriating wood, cement and other materials for its terror activities.

“Members of Hamas seized construction materials from a depository by force and took them to support Hamas infrastructure,” Mordechai told Ma’an.

Mordechai added that Israel has facilitated the delivery of 1.7 million tons of construction material for the rebuilding process, Ma’an reports.

The high-ranking officer also denied overtures that suggested Israel is engaging in diplomatic talks with Hamas.

“Israel only has relations with the Palestinian Authority and does not have any connection with any other Palestinian party,” Mordechai said.  

Hamas is reportedly suffering from a shortage of basic tunnel-building supplies, such as wood, which is put in place to line the inside of the tunnels, according to the Times of Israel

The operation to seize the materials, which, as the Times of Israel reports, was not the first of its kind, reportedly took place Monday night and involved members of the organization’s military wing raiding carpentry shops and woodworking factories throughout the Gaza strip.   

Hamas, led by political chief Khaled Mashal, is alleged to be engaging in attempts to shore up its attack tunnel building efforts following the devastation caused by IDF activity during 2014’s Operation Protective Edge.

The IDF claims that 32 of Hamas’ tunnels were destroyed by Israeli forces during the conflict, which took place between July 8 and August 6, 2014.  

In an effort to illustrate to the so-called “tunnel threat”, the IDF released the video below at the height of the conflict on July 27, 2014, with the following description:

“Heavily armed terrorists climbed out of a tunnel near the Israeli community of Sufa, a few kilometers from the Gaza border. Four days later, terrorists wearing full IDF uniforms infiltrated Israel through a different tunnel. IDF forces killed the terrorists and discovered that they were wearing suicide vests. Their goal was to massacre Israeli civilians.”

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commented 2015-09-20 17:19:04 -0400
last week the cbc, once again, proved how anti semtic they are… they ran an article about pharmaceuticals.. someone made a rant about israel that ended with this ..“free palestine”.. i replied “free palestine. from what? hamas?”.. this was censored 3 times.. so i replied simply “free palestine”.. and that was just fine.
commented 2015-09-02 00:11:22 -0400
Me either. His comments about our PM…gauche, ignorant and immature.
Wow! What a link!
Brinkman? Yeah, a light weight. Weird.
Jimmy da Sliver? Jimmy, this one’s for you:
“…Look at how low the Dark Tetrad scores are for everyone except the trolls! Their scores for all four traits soar on the chart. The relationship between trolling and the Dark Tetrad is so significant that the authors write in their paper:
“… the associations between sadism and GAIT (Global Assessment of Internet Trolling) scores were so strong that it might be said that online trolls are prototypical everyday sadists.” [emphasis added]
Trolls truly enjoy making you feel bad. To quote the authors once more (because this is a truly quotable article): “Both trolls and sadists feel sadistic glee at the distress of others. Sadists just want to have fun … and the Internet is their playground!”
The next time you encounter a troll online, remember:
These trolls are some truly difficult people.
It is your suffering that brings them pleasure, so the best thing you can do is ignore them…"

Although it was the APA that all of a sudden said one day, ‘POOF, homosexuality is no longer a mental disorder’, see, our new DSM says so – after political pressure was applied…
The APA are also the ones pushing pedophilia as a sexual orientation, and anger as a mental disorder…
This is why the left can’t see that Islamists are the enemy and Israel is a friend and ally. Liberalism is a mental disorder…
commented 2015-09-01 22:43:56 -0400
Richard Brinkman, a quick read for you and I have not read one of your links.
commented 2015-09-01 21:12:29 -0400
Brinkman you are delusional – no one cares about your lefty posts and your website. Well no one that is sane, there are a couple of deranged lefties on here that probably support you. Also have you noticed that no one cared about your 9/11 truther stories and accusations?
You would be much happier on the CBC – everyone will love you over there – GO.
commented 2015-09-01 20:46:41 -0400
PRINCE KNIGHT, VLAD JOHNSON But Vlad is correct, Richard Brinkman — we don’t care about your website… That’s cool boys – others don’t seem to mind… Enjoy your Freedom
commented 2015-09-01 20:11:14 -0400
This is not news. The only ones who dispute this are lefties intent on using dissension to achieve their “new world order”…..Communism on the populations! The hatred of Muslims towards the Jews, despite some common practices is legendary! Jealousy perhaps?! Distressing!
commented 2015-09-01 20:11:14 -0400
But Vlad is correct, Richard Brinkman — we don’t care about your website.
commented 2015-09-01 19:02:28 -0400
Too Funny – EARTH CALLING VLAD- COME IN VLAD! You are due back on the planet earth VLAD
You keep posting @ richardbrinkman to some poor guy who lives in Roosendaal, Netherlands – I live in Alberta.
You keep embarrassing yourself and The Rebel Media with your carelessness…
commented 2015-09-01 18:46:17 -0400
And another cur bites the dust and another cur bites the dust and another cur bites the duct so on and so on and so on but they bread like rabbits
commented 2015-09-01 18:31:58 -0400
@richardbrinkman – no one gives a fk about your nazi pig sh*t website – go puke your fringe crackpot crap on torstar or CBC.
Stop spamming.
commented 2015-09-01 17:56:28 -0400
“The operation to seize the materials, which was not the first of its kind …” That’s for sure. This sort of thing has been going on for decades at least.
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