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JERUSALEM – After declaring Israel's withdrawal from the Gaza Strip a victory for their "resistance operations," Hamas is now planning to focus attacks on the West Bank, where it will fire rockets and carry out guerrilla operations against nearby Jewish towns until Israel leaves the territory, a research center affiliated with Hamas announced in a published study.
"(Hamas will be) transporting warfare technologies such as mortars and rockets from the Gaza Strip to the West Bank. These will provide an easy way to bombard Israeli populated areas adjacent to the security fence, and the fence, which is currently under construction, will therefore become useless," stated a recent publication by the Al-Mustaqbal Research Center in Gaza.
Al-Mustaqbal is headed by a Palestinian professor and, according to the Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center at Israel's Center for Special Studies, is associated with Hamas and is known to publish surveys and studies that reflect the terror group's attitudes.
The study credited Israel's West Bank security barrier with limiting Hamas' ability to infiltrate Jewish cities to perpetuate suicide bombings, but it said, "Carrying out such acts remains an option since Hamas will find methods to circumvent the obstacle built by Israel. The length of the fence and its proximity to populated areas will make the task easier."
The political leader of a Palestinian resistance movement has said the US and Israel are responsible for last week's clashes between Hamas activists and Palestinian security forces in the Gaza Strip.
Referring to the Gaza clashes, Mashaal said: "There is foreign pressure and incitement" - alluding to pressure from Washington and Israel for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to disarm Hamas.
"As long as our land is occupied, the Palestinian people and their factions have the right to jointly resist and play a political role."
Originally posted by CindyfromFlorida
Thanks for pointing out the true situation, Souljah. I am half jewish and I used to believe that the Palestinians were solely responsible for the conflict, but after research, I have learned that Israel and the U.S. not only perpetuate the hostilites but instigate most of them. I feel badly for the both the jewish and palestinian citizens. They are caught up in a situation that can only lead to a dismal outcome.
Originally posted by skippytjc
Hamas reveals its strategy to continue the jihad against the Israeli’s
Originally posted by Souljah
So, let me ask You all this Questions:
the reality, in which Palestinian children were being killed at a rate 22 times greater than Israeli children?
Originally posted by rstrik
Souljah you are going off topic once again. What does childrens deaths constitute, I don't see a legend explaining. Does that mean that these children were killed by Israeli soldiers?
Originally posted by rstrik
Oh the poor Palestinians! Ever wonder why Israel targets Hamas leadership and kills them any chance they get?
When an organizations sole purpose is to destroy you and your country you don't really have much choice now do you?
I see the Israel people the ones giving up land
If you don't think Hamas is a terrorist organization then I guess you can't call the IRA a (past) terrorist group.
Originally posted by Daystar
And whilst I do not condone their attacks against civillian targets in Israel, labelling Hamas as your common garden variety terrorist group is unbelievably naive.
See they are actually intelligent they laid down their arms for peaceful negotiations.
Israel is not totally innocent I know, but trying to make Hamas out to be a humanitarian organization is just laughable.
They were going to School, Playing, Shopping, simply TRYING to live their Lives in this Prison called Palestine. They died from Isreali Bullets, Bombs and Rockets.