The peace and reconciliation deal with Israel, negotiated via Egypt and agreed to by Hamas in the Gaza Strip, is collapsing very rapidly. A lot of bad news coming out in the past couple of hours.
Intelligence sources confirm HAMAS is now building-up "kinetic forces" and there may be an outright attack launched against Israel from Gaza!
Palestinian Islamic Juhad (PIJ) leader Khaled Al Batash:“The new version of the Egyptian reconciliation agreement does not include lifting the PA sanctions on Gaza and paying Hamas security personnel thus making reconciliation impossible. The border marches will continue until the siege is lifted.”
Since the so-called "peace deal" was negotiated, arson balloons and kites have continued to be launched into Israel from Gaza, starting literally dozens of fires in Israel.
Protesters have rioted several times along the security fence.
Today, a protester was shot by Israeli Defense Forces.
PRIME MINISTERS OFFICE ISSUES TERSE STATEMENT / PRESS RELEASE ON SECURITY MEETING. VERY OMINOUS WITH ONLY A SINGLE LINE IN THE PRESS RELEASE!!
"THE IDF IS PREPARED FOR ANY SCENARIO"
THAT IS THE ENTIRE OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE!!
The Israelis have been holding off from taking severe military action for weeks, for a couple of reasons:
Firstly, they are trying to avoid a two front war as they think war with Iran is near.
Secondly, the Gaza peace talks have been going on in secret for months.
That is why Hamas raised the stakes with attacks; to give themselves a perception of a stronger negotiating hand. That tactic appears to have backfired.
Intelligence confirms that there is now a "massive build-up of kinetic forces" inside Gaza. This is new, serious, and very dangerous.
This story will be updated as more info becomes available. Check back.