Tuesday, October 31, 2023

IDF takes command of Hamas military stronghold in western Jabalya in Gaza

IDF takes command of Hamas military stronghold in western Jabalya in Gaza

IDF troops under the command of the Givati ​​Brigade took control over a Hamas military stronghold in western Jabalya in the northern Gaza Strip on Tuesday, a military spokesperson said.

Approximately 50 terrorists were eliminated by Israeli forces. Furthermore, Israeli fighter jets, under Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) intelligence, killed Ebrahim Biari, the commander of Hamas's Jabalya battalion, and was one of the leaders of the October 7 massacre. Jabalya is around four kilometers northeast of Gaza City.

The stronghold was used by Biari for training in preparation for terrorist operations. There were infrastructures and terror tunnels at the place that were used for terrorists to move to the coastal area.

The fighting in the area saw Israeli forces killing many of the terrorists and had destroyed tunnel shafts, weapons, and military equipment. In addition, Israeli forces on the ground located intelligence sources in the compound. 

The stronghold also held many weapons used by the Hamas terrorists, the spokesperson said. Numerous terrorists were also injured in the Israeli attack.

Since the entry of IDF soldiers into the Gaza Strip, Biari has been in charge of all fighting in the northern Gaza Strip. Biari was involved in sending terrorists in the attack at the Ashdod port in 2004, in which 13 Israelis were murdered, and was responsible for directing rocket fire at Israel for two decades.

Since the entry of IDF soldiers into the Gaza Strip, Biari has been in charge of all fighting in the northern Gaza Strip. Biari was involved in sending terrorists in the attack at the Ashdod port in 2004, in which 13 Israelis were murdered, and was responsible for directing rocket fire at Israel for two decades.

IDF in close quarters combat with Hamas terrorists as it pushes further into Gaza

IDF in close quarters combat with Hamas terrorists as it pushes further into Gaza
The Times of Israel is liveblogging Tuesday

Military says it shot down surface-to-air missile fired from Lebanon at Israeli drone

The military says it shot down a surface-to-air missile that was launched from Lebanon at an IDF drone.

In response, the air force carried out strikes “on the source of the [missile] fire” and the cell that launched the projectile, according to a statement from the Israel Defense Forces.

IDF says it intercepted ‘aerial threat’ over Red Sea near Eilat

The Israel Defense Forces announces air defense units intercepted “an aerial threat that was identified in the Red Sea area, south of Eilat.”

The military adds there was no threat to civilians and that “no penetration of Israeli territory was identified,” without specifying what was intercepted.

The announcement comes shortly after residents of Eilat reported a loud explosion, with video from the Red Sea coastal city showing an interceptor missile. No warning sirens were activated.

Netanyahu holding security consultation with military chiefs

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is holding a military consultation with top security officials at the Israel Defense Forces headquarters in Tel Aviv, his office says.

Among those participating are Chief of Staff Herzi Levi, Mossad chief David Barnea, Shin Bet head Ronen Bar, Defense Minister Yoav Gallant, and war cabinet member Minister Benny Gantz.

The meeting comes as the military pushes ahead with its offensive into the Gaza Strip.

Qatar warns expanded Israeli strikes in Gaza undermine mediation efforts

Qatar condemns Israel’s strikes in Jabaliya in northern Gaza and warns that expanded attacks on the Strip would “undermine mediation and de-escalation efforts.”

The Qatari foreign ministry describes the strike on the Jabaliya camp as a “new massacre against the defenseless Palestinian people”, warning against “the expansion of Israeli attacks in the Gaza Strip to include civilian targets,” according to the official Qatar News Agency.

Israel says it hit an underground Hamas control center and killed a top terror leader and dozens of gunmen, adding that the implosion of the tunnel led to the collapse of several nearby buildings.

Bolivia said to cut ties with Israel over Hamas war

Bolivia cuts diplomatic ties with Israel, citing “crimes against humanity,” the Reuters news agency reports.

The move comes as Israel battles the Hamas terror group in Gaza after the devastating October 7 assault on Israeli communities that killed some 1,400 people, most of them civilians.

EU laments upsurge of settler attacks against West Bank Palestinians

The European Union lambasts the “upsurge of settler terrorism in the West Bank” that has led to civilian casualties and Palestinian communities “being forced out of their homes.”

“The situation could get out of control and is causing unspeakable suffering to local communities,” says a statement from the EU foreign policy chief’s spokesperson. “Urgent measures are needed.”

“Israel has the duty to protect civilians in the West Bank from extremist settler violence, to hold perpetrators accountable and ensure that the IDF intervenes. It is a legal obligation that must be fulfilled,” the statement says.

“This adds to an already tragic situation in Gaza, increasing the risk of dangerous escalation of the conflict, which must be avoided at all costs,” the EU statement adds.

Pentagon sending 300 more troops to Mideast as attacks mount against US bases

Iran: Israel "crossed red lines" with ground operation in Gaza

Iran: Israel "crossed red lines" with ground operation in Gaza

Iran's President Ibrahim Raisi has ruled that Israel has crossed "red lines" by intensifying its attack on Hamas in the Gaza Strip, which "could" lead other sides to "take action".

Tehran supports the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas, which has been at war with Israel since October 7, following its unprecedented deadly attack on Israeli soil.

In retaliation, Israel has been shelling the Gaza Strip non-stop since then, and has recently stepped up its shelling.

"The crimes of the Zionist regime have crossed the red lines, which could prompt everyone else to take action ," warned Iranian President Raisi in a post on social networking site X (formerly Twitter).

"Washington has asked us to do nothing, but they continue to provide broad support to Israel ," he added.

In an interview he gave to the Al Jazeera television network, Raishi clarified that "Iran considers it its duty" to support the "axis of resistance", which includes armed organizations such as Hamas or Hezbollah in Lebanon.

"But," he added, "the resistance organizations are independent in terms of their views, their decisions and their actions."

Washington has blamed Iran for part of the blame for attacks in recent days targeting the US military in Syria and Iraq, in which about twenty US soldiers were wounded.

US President Joe Biden warned in a "direct message" to Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei against any new attacks by these groups.

"The US knows very well our capabilities," military, and "knows that it is impossible to defeat them," Raisi warned in his interview with the Qatar network.

Iran hailed the "success" of the October 7 attack by Hamas on Israeli soil, while stressing at the same time that it was not involved.

For Raisi, "the countries that do not support the Palestinians should explain why they do not defend those who are killed in the legitimate defense of their country and their land."



The EPA and the Australian Department of Climate Change have signed a memorandum of understanding to eventually regulate land rights.

The host of “Uncensored” Maria Zeee is back with Stew to talk about the latest globalist threat to property rights.

The United Nations is going to confiscate at least 30% of U.S. and Australian land.

Yemen (Iran-backed Houthis) Declared War On Israel Today - Mass Attack With Ballistic Missiles

The Houthis officially declared war on Israel: They targeted the nuclear plant in Dimona - Mass attack with ballistic missiles, cruises and drones

The Houthis have now officially declared war on Israel, announcing a large-scale attack with ballistic missiles, cruise missiles and drones against Israeli targets. 

Yemen is the first country to enter the war against Israel. This means that the forces that make up the "Axis of Resistance" have been ordered to escalate and gradually enter war with Israel.

According to reports, the Shimon Peres Negev Nuclear Research Center in Dimona, Israel, was also a target of the Houthis. Fortunately the missiles never arrived.

The Arrow air defense system intercepted a medium-range ballistic missile (MRBM) over the Red Sea en route to Eilat in southern Israel. This is the first operational use of the "Arrow" air defense system since the beginning of the war and in March 2017.

At least one Quds-3 missile fired by the Houthis towards Israel was skidded/intercepted(?) over Jordan.

Images reveal the wreckage of the missile in the southern Mudawwara region of Ma'an in Jordan, about 1,500 kilometers away from Yemen.

Houthi involvement is quite serious. Their forces have medium-range Toufan ballistic missiles (Iranian Quds 3) with a range of ~1950 km. For this reason, the Saudi Army was put on high alert.

The Houthis launched a long range missile bound Eilat. It’s a 1700 km distance, the missile was intercepted, earlier a drone was downed. The significance here is enormous, and I don’t see this isolated from Lebanon’s front or Syria. The axis’ decision is to engage gradually.

The Arrow air defence system intercepted a medium-range ballistic missile (MRBM) over the Red Sea likely inbound for Eilat in southern Israel. The Iranian-backed Houthis confirmed they launched a “large” number of ballistic missiles and cruise missiles from Yemen at Israel.

Yemen's Houthi rebels have declared war on Israel as it became known on Tuesday (31/10), and thus the situation in the Middle East is dangerously escalating.

Specifically, the representative of the "army" of the country, which is plagued by a multi-year crisis as it is controlled by the Houthis, said the following:

"We, out of a sense of religious, moral, humanitarian and national responsibility, and in response to the demands of our Yemeni people and the demands of the free peoples, and to provide relief to our oppressed people in Gaza, have deemed it necessary for the Yemeni Armed Forces to perform their duty, relying on God and victory over the historical oppression of the beloved Palestinian people."

The spokesman of the Armed Forces also stated that "the continuation of the commission of crimes and massacres by the enemy entity against the people of the Gaza Strip and the whole of Palestine destabilizes the region and widens the circle of conflicts".

BREAKING: Military spokesman for Yemen's Houthi rebels says that they launched a number of ballistic and cruise missiles at Israel today, adding that these attacks will continue until Israel stops attacking Gaza The spokesman says that this is the 3rd Houthi attack on Israel

Vladimir Putin turns on Netanyahu as he sees Israel 'as Russia's enemy'

Vladimir Putin turns on Netanyahu as he sees Israel 'as Russia's enemy'

EXCLUSIVE: The Russian president "no longer cares for Netanyahu" as Russia's stance shifts in the Middle East, a former speechwriter has claimed.

will now see  as an "enemy" as he moves closer to Iran and sides with  in the Middle East, a former speechwriter for the Russian President tells Daily Express US.

Hamas has called  its “closest friend” as the terror group vows to release eight Russian hostages kidnapped during its October 7 attack in Israel.

Putin appears to be breaking from his previous line of neutrality over Israel and Palestine. This week he called on Israel to cancel its ground invasion into Gaza.

Abbas Gallyamov, a former speechwriter for Putin from 2008-2012 who lives in Tel Aviv, tells Daily Express US that Putin has become more reliant on Iran for weapons, and this is why he has shifted to a more pro-Palestine stance.

He said: "For many years Putin was really skilfully keeping a middle ground between Israel and Iran, but recently Russia became dependent on Tehran because of arms deliveries.

"He lost his chance to be an independent player. It was probably that Iran said 'we support you in Ukraine, you support us in the Middle East'.

"Putin had to follow Tehran. In the Middle East, Russia is quickly turning into another Iran proxy just like Hamas and Hezbollah."

Mr Gallyamov was placed on on a wanted list of criminal suspects in Russiaearlier this year because of his criticism of the invasion of Ukraine.

Asked if Russia could provide money and weapons for Hamas, Mr Gallyamov: "Yes. I don't rule this out. When you become a proxy you lose the chance to conduct an independent line."

He continued: "I think Putin no longer cares for Netanyahu. Now he has taken this pro-Palestine stance on the conflict any Israeli government is an enemy for Putin."

Ukraine Sees Spike in Leopard Losses, Returns to Soviet-Era Tanks

Ukraine Sees Spike in Leopard Losses, Returns to Soviet-Era Tanks

Ukraine has lost approximately one-fifth of its NATO-supplied Leopard tanks in the conflict zone, thus compelling the Kiev regime to transition to refurbished T-72s from the Soviet era.
The Russian forces have been routinely knocking out Ukraine's NATO-grade armored vehicles including the much-lauded Leopard 2 main battle tanks (MBT).
Last week, the Ukrainian Armed Forces lost six Leopards in Zaporozhye. Four of them were reduced to rubble during a battle within the vicinity of Rabotino and Verbovoye, another two were struck by Russia's FPV drones near Novoprokopovka.

"In the Orekhov direction, in the area between Rabotino and Verbovoye, the enemy attacked our positions with more than ten units of heavy armored vehicles, of which at least six were German tanks. The enemy encountered heavy fire, and according to confirmed data from the front line, four Leopard tanks were destroyed by our drones and heavy multiple rocket launcher systems," Vladimir Rogov, head of the Zaporozhye public movement "We are together with Russia," told Sputnik on October 27.

On October 29, a drone operator commander who goes by the code name "Yakut" told Sputnik that units of the 1430th Regiment of the Russian Armed Forces destroyed an armored group of two Leopard tanks and two Bradley infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs) in the region.

"There was an offensive from Rabotino, [the Ukrainian military] tried to enter Novoprokopovka. We worked on targets, destroyed two Leopards, two Bradleys using FPV drones," said Yakut.
Since launching its counteroffensive attempt, Ukraine has lost around 12 out of its 71 Leopard 2 tanks, or a fifth of the Germany-made MBTs supplied by NATO, the Western press admits, adding that many more Leopards have suffered damage and were sent to repair depots in Poland and Germany.



The Times of Israel is liveblogging Tuesday’s events

Gallant: IDF making ‘significant’ achievements in Gaza, but ‘paying a heavy price’

Defense Minister Yoav Gallant says the Israel Defense Forces is making “significant” achievements during the ground operation in the Gaza Strip, but that it is also “paying a heavy price.”

“We are deploying forces on a large scale, deep in the Strip,” says Gallant to troops of the Air Force’s elite Shaldag and 669 units.

“There are battles against the forces that are operating [in Gaza] and the results and achievements on the battlefield are very high,” he says.

“Unfortunately, in war, there are also prices, and the prices in the last day were heavy prices,” Gallant continues.

“Despite that, we are also determined to continue and win,” he adds.

The IDF has said that two soldiers were killed and two seriously injured in fierce fighting in Gaza today and that “numerous” terrorists were killed.

Egypt stations tanks near Rafah border

Egypt has stationed tanks and armored vehicles near the Rafah border crossing into Gaza.

Pictures show dozens of the vehicles stationed near the border.

Egypt fears an influx of tens of thousands of refugees from the fighting between Israel and Hamas in Gaza and has so far kept the border largely closed, only allowing aid trucks into Gaza.

Egypt is limited by its 1979 peace treaty with Israel as to the number of forces it is allowed to station in the Sinai Peninsula, although Israel has in the past approved Egypt breaching those numbers to battle an Islamic insurgency in the area.

IDF says it hit anti-tank missile cell in Lebanon

The Israel Defense Forces says it has struck and killed another terror cell in southern Lebanon attempting to carry out an anti-tank guided missile attack.

Separately, the IDF says it struck another Hezbollah site in the area, in response to the repeated rocket and missile attacks on northern Israel.

UN chief says he’s ‘deeply alarmed’ by escalation of Israel-Hamas conflict

The United Nations chief said Tuesday he was “deeply alarmed by the intensification of the conflict between Israel and Hamas” as fierce fighting raged in Gaza.

The escalation includes “ground operations by the Israel Defense Forces accompanied by intense air strikes, and the continued rocket fire towards Israel from Gaza,” UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says in a statement.

“I remain deeply concerned about the risk of a dangerous escalation beyond Gaza,” he added.

Heavy rocket barrage fired at central Israel

A heavy rocket barrage is fired at central Israel.

Sirens sound in Tel Aviv, Bnei Brak, Givatayim, Ramat Gan, Jaffa, Holon, Bat Yam, Rishon Lezion and other nearby communities.

There are no immediate reports of direct impacts or injuries.

IDF says two soldiers killed, two seriously wounded in Gaza fighting

The Israel Defense Forces says two soldiers were killed and another two were seriously wounded during clashes with Hamas terrorists in the Gaza Strip today.

The slain soldiers are named as Staff Sgt. Roei Wolf, 20, from Ramat Gan, and Staff Sgt. Lavi Lipshitz, 20, from Modiin, who both served in the Givati Infantry Brigade’s reconnaissance unit.

The families of the wounded soldiers have been updated, the IDF says.

Earlier, the military said it was engaging in fierce battles with Hamas and numerous terrorists had been killed.

FBI director warns of heightened threats in US from Israel-Hamas war

The Israel-Hamas war has raised the threat of attacks against Americans in the United States to a “whole ‘nother level,” FBI Director Christopher Wray warns.

“We assess that the actions of Hamas and its allies will serve as an inspiration the likes of which we haven’t seen since (the Islamic State group) launched its so-called caliphate several years ago,” Wray tells the Senate Committee on Homeland Security.

Hamas says at least 50 killed in airstrike on Jabaliya camp; no independent confirmation

Far-left protesters interrupt congressional hearing on US military aid to Israel

Hamas says dozens killed in strikes on Jabaliya in northern Gaza; no independent confirmation

Four wounded in rocket strikes on Ashdod

Hanegbi: Israel recognizes Egypt’s reluctance to take refugees, hopes it’ll treat wounded

Rocket from Gaza hits Ashdod

Israeli Tanks Roll Deep Into Gaza As The Entire World Braces For More Escalation

Israeli Tanks Roll Deep Into Gaza As The Entire World Braces For More Escalation

There isn’t going to be peace in the Middle East any time soon.  As you will see below, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has unequivocally ruled out a ceasefire.  IDF forces will continue with their mission until victory is achieved.  So now we will keep a very close eye on all of the other interested parties to see what they will choose to do.  If all of the allies of Hamas stand aside and do nothing, the IDF will slowly but surely wipe Hamas out.  That is a best case scenario.  In a worst case scenario, multiple parties start to enter the conflict and an absolutely apocalyptic war engulfs the entire Middle East.

On Monday, Israeli tanks rolled even deeper into Gaza

Israeli troops and tanks attacked Gaza’s main northern city from both sides on Monday, three days after they began a major ground offensive in the Palestinian enclave that has stirred more international appeals for civilians to be protected.

Israel’s military said it had struck more than 600 militant targets over the past few days as it expanded ground operations in the Gaza Strip, where Palestinian civilians are in dire need of fuel, food and clean water as the war enters its fourth week.

Hamas is not strong enough to stop what is happening.

Perhaps they should have considered that before committing nightmarish atrocities on October 7th.

Now they are completely and utterly doomed unless they get help.

At this point, the IDF has already taken control of one of the main roads that connects the northern part of Gaza with the southern part…

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) says it has killed dozens of Hamas militants, among them commanders, as it pushes deeper into Gaza, with tanks being seen Monday on the outskirts of Gaza City, blocking a key road linking the northern and southern halves of the Strip.

Hamas has also announced it is engaged in “heavy fighting… with the invading occupation force”, after the IDF confirmed more Israeli troops have been surged into the Strip. It appears the warring sides are in some locales engaged in building-to-building and door-to-door fighting in the dense urban zone.

Apparently the goal is to completely “encircle Gaza City”, and if that happens it will be game over for Hamas…

Israel is signaling its intent to encircle Gaza City with tank and ground units – a significant challenge given its size of 18 square miles with a pre-conflict population of over 650,000 people. In total some 1.1 million people live in the northern half of the Strip.

Recent reports have estimated that hundreds of thousands of Palestinians have defied Israel’s order to flee south. By Saturday the IDF had utilized open spaces like the beach to quickly allow tank units to plunge two miles deep into the Strip.

Once they are fully encircled, there will be no way out for Hamas fighters, and IDF troops will steadily tighten their grip.

Allies of Hamas all over the world are screaming for a ceasefire, but Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is making it abundantly clear that there will not be one

“I want to make clear Israel’s position regarding the ceasefire. Just as the United States would not agree to a ceasefire after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, or after the terrorist attacks of 9/11. Israel will not agree to a cessation of hostilities with Hamas after the horrific attacks of October 7,” he said.

Just imagine how Americans would feel if our babies were butchered, our women were raped and our grandmothers were taken as hostages.

During his remarks, Netanyahu ominously stated that this is “a time for war”, and I don’t see him changing his mind until Hamas is totally defeated…

“The Bible says that there is a time for peace and a time for war. This is a time for war.”

If Hamas officials were smart, they would be trying to gain favor with the western powers.

But instead, it is being reported that they are actually blocking British and American citizens from leaving Gaza

Since the very beginning of the organization, Hamas has been committing horrific atrocities, but now the atrocities of October 7th have made it impossible for the Israeli government to tolerate their existence any longer.

On Monday, we learned that the remains of Shani Louk have been located, and it is being reported that Hamas terrorists “chopped off her head”…

The young German-Israeli tattoo artist who was paraded through the streets of Gaza after being kidnapped by Hamas has been found dead after “sadistic” terrorists “chopped off her head,” Israel’s president revealed Monday.

“I am truly sorry to report that we have now received news that Shani Nicole Louk has been confirmed murdered and dead,” President Isaac Herzog told the German newspaper Bild.

“Her skull was found,” he said, with the 23-year-old victim’s family also confirming that the death was confirmed by DNA on parts of her skull.

This is pure evil.

How can you negotiate with terrorists that are willing to do such a thing to an innocent young girl?

You can’t.

Israeli President Isaac Herzog is calling the terrorists that did this “barbaric, sadistic animals”

You would think that the entire world would be united in denouncing such disgusting acts of terror.

But instead, there has been a massive outpouring of support for Hamas and their methods all over the globe.

Sadly, this is true even in the United States.

In fact, U.S. citizens are being threatened with similar attacks.  Here is just one example

These terrorists are not going to be satisfied until all of their enemies are completely eradicated worldwide.

I can’t imagine that female Jewish college students at Cornell are a threat to anyone.

But that doesn’t matter to these terrorists.

They hate Jewish people everywhere, and if given the opportunity these terrorists would do the exact same things that Hamas did on October 7th…

The threats were posted to Cornell’s Greekrank forums on Saturday and Sunday, according to the school newspaper, the Cornell Sun, which said some of the posts eventually were taken down.

The Sun said one post threatened to rape female Jewish students and behead Jewish babies in front of their parents. Another called for students to follow Jewish students home from campus and slit their throats.

There is no reasoning with this kind of hatred.

Unfortunately, this kind of hatred has been rapidly growing all over the world, and that has enormous implications for our future.