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  • Schmaybe 50 Hamas Tunnels Crossing Into Their Country Why Egypt So Riled About Rafah?

    05/17/2024 9:00:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Red State ^ | 05/17/2024 | Beege Welborn
    Juuuussssttttt spitballin' here, but it certainly seems like we have an answer for Egypt's extraordinary pissiniss about Israel's plans to clear out Rafah.I have to admit, this was the favored line of thinking over the past few weeks as the Biden administration sabotaged every Israeli move, and the Egyptians blustered and threatened. Almost to a one, folks weren't at all fooled. They were asking, "What is Egypt worried the Israelis are going to find?"Well, hiya.Nearly 700 tunnel shafts have been identified in Rafah, with ~50 tunnels crossing into Egypt, revealed @DrGiladNoam at today's sham @CIJ_ICJ hearing.Those tunnels are used to...
  • New Kingdom Pharaoh’s Royal Rest House Found

    05/06/2024 1:25:40 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 3 replies
    Archaeology ^ | Wednesday, May 1, 2024 | editors
    Ahram Online reports that a fortified royal retreat has been uncovered at the Tel Hebwa site, which is located in North Sinai. Mohamed Ismail Khaled of the Supreme Council of Antiquities said that the mudbrick structure was likely used during the 18th Dynasty reign of Thutmose III (ca. 1479–1425 B.C.). The structure’s entrance, located on its northern side, led to a large hall with three columns, added Hisham Hussein of Sinai Antiquities. This room connected to a smaller hall with entrances flanked by columns. The thresholds of entrances to these rooms were also uncovered, along with the thresholds for small...
  • Revealed: Netanyahu’s Utopian Plan for ‘Gaza 2035’

    05/03/2024 6:03:10 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/03/2024 | Joel B Pollack
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu released a utopian plan for a rebuilt Gaza on Friday called “Gaza 2035.” In a PowerPoint file apparently published by the Prime Minister’s Office, and available (in Hebrew) on the Ynet news website, the Israeli government envisions a future for Gaza as a thriving center of trade and innovation under a Palestinian administration that is de-radicalized and focused on economic growth rather than on terror and hate. The “Gaza 2035” plan seeks to capitalize on Gaza’s historical role as a crossroads on the east-west route between Cairo and Baghdad on the one hand, and the...
  • Here’s Just Some Of The Historical Evidence For The Biblical Exodus

    04/22/2024 6:34:24 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 04/22/2024 | G.W. Thielman
    While some depict the Bible’s Passover meal and Jews’ Exodus from Egypt as a fable, archeological and other evidence squares with the Bible’s account.Tonight begins Passover, or Pasach, celebrated worldwide by Jews. As recounted in Exodus 13:3-10, this ritual meal marks their ancestors’ escape from Egyptian captivity.About three weeks earlier, Christians celebrated Easter to commemorate Jesus’ Resurrection. Judaism and Christianity share not merely monotheism, but also recount their miraculous foundations as history.Together they form the moral foundation for Western culture, a foundation that is collapsing, in part due to post-Enlightenment critiques of the historicity of these religions. But, as a...
  • Egypt never warned Israel of possible Gaza attack, official says - report

    10/11/2023 1:52:38 AM PDT · by linMcHlp · 32 replies
    Jerusalem Post (Breaking News) ^ | October 11, 2023 Wednesday | Walla
    Egypt did not ever warn Israel of a major attack from Gaza in the days leading up to the current war with Hamas, an Egyptian official told the newspaper Al-Shuruk on Wednesday. This is despite previous reports, which claimed officials in Cairo had warned senior Israeli officials in advance.
  • Egypt BETRAYS Hamas

    02/13/2024 11:23:31 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 49 replies
    The Tom Nash Report ^ | 13/2/24 | Tom Nash
    three months ago I gave you the key I 0:03 told you that once this one thing 0:05 happens you'll know that Hamas is 0:08 finished and the crazy part now it 0:11 happened exactly the way I said it three 0:13 months later now the way to understand 0:17 when Hamas is finished is not by reading 0:19 mainstream Media newspapers not by 0:21 watching TV is by looking at the key the 0:24 key here is Egypt nothing else not the 0:26 words not the pr statement nothing Egypt 0:30 Behavior Egypt's actions will tell you 0:33 everything...
  • Egypt concerned Gazans may storm border when IDF widens Rafah operation

    02/08/2024 5:50:09 AM PST · by Uncle Miltie · 21 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 2/8/24 | Gianluca Pacchiani and TOI Staff
    A spokesperson for Egypt’s foreign ministry says Cairo is concerned at the potential for a mass effort by Gazans to escape across the border when the Israel Defense Forces expands its operations in Rafah. In an interview with the Egyptian news channel al-Ghad, Ahmed Abu Zeid, a spokesperson for Cairo’s Foreign Ministry, says that Egypt sees the situation Gaza’s southern Rafah region as “unbearable and catastrophic.” “Continuing Israeli strikes on densely populated areas will create an unlivable reality. The scenario of mass displacement is a possibility. The Egyptian position on this has been very clear and straightforward: We are against...
  • White House: 'Hamas tried to smuggle out its people among wounded to Egypt'

    11/04/2023 1:33:25 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | November 4, 2023 | By GADI ZAIG
    A senior White House official said on Saturday in a press briefing that the evacuation of the wounded and foreign citizens from Gaza was delayed because Hamas had tried to take some of its wounded fighters through the Rafah crossing to Egypt for treatment, Hebrew media sourced the official as saying. "A third of the people who were on the list that Hamas submitted turned out to be Hamas fighters," said the official.
  • Egypt terror attack: 'There were dozens of soldiers, not one came to help'

    10/23/2023 12:51:49 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 23/10/23
    Mor Cohen-Shamli, the wide of Alon, who was murdered two weeks ago in a terror attack in Egypt, spoke about the fiasco at the scene of the murder and the autopsy that was performed on her husband without her permission. "We chose an organized group trip so it would be safer," she told Kan Reshet Bet. "We had a day left to the trip. The Egyptians decided to increase our security. We said it would make us stand out, but they insisted that it was the correct thing." She pointed out that "the affair was very strange, we got no...
  • Why Egypt and other Arab countries are unwilling to take in Palestinian refugees from Gaza

    10/19/2023 12:30:32 PM PDT · by ConservativeInPA · 54 replies
    AP ^ | October 18, 2023 | JACK JEFFERY AND SAMY MAGDY
    CAIRO (AP) — As desperate Palestinians in sealed-off Gaza try to find refuge under Israel’s relentless bombardment in retaliation for Hamas’ brutal Oct. 7 attack, some ask why neighboring Egypt and Jordan don’t take them in. The two countries, which flank Israel on opposite sides and share borders with Gaza and the occupied West Bank, respectively, have replied with a staunch refusal. Jordan already has a large Palestinian population. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi made his toughest remarks yet on Wednesday, saying the current war was not just aimed at fighting Hamas, which rules the Gaza Strip, “but also an...
  • King Abdullah: 'No Refugees in Jordan, No Refugees in Egypt'

    10/18/2023 9:58:38 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Red State ^ | 10/18/2023 | Bob Hoge
    King Abdullah of Jordan. (Credit: Collin Rugg/X)As the Israel–Hamas war rages on, Jordan’s King Abdullah isn’t throwing out the welcome mat to refugees uprooted by the crisis, and neither is Gaza's neighbor, Egypt. In fact, Abdullah said, no refugees allowed:Jordan's King Abdullah on Tuesday warned against trying to push Palestinian refugees into Egypt or Jordan, adding that the humanitarian situation must to be [sic] dealt with inside Gaza and the West Bank."That is a red line, because I think that is the plan by certain of the usual suspects to try and create de facto issues on the ground. No...
  • King Abdullah on Gaza: 'No Refugees in Jordan, No Refugees in Egypt'

    10/17/2023 8:14:19 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 61 replies
    No refugees in Jordan, no refugees in Egypt," King Abdullah said at a news conference following a meeting with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz in Berlin.
  • Dem Sen. Murphy: Egypt Needs to Face ‘Consequences’ from U.S. if They Won’t open Border Crossing

    10/16/2023 6:41:48 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/16/2023 | Ian hatchett
    On Monday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Inside with Jen Psaki,” Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) stated that the whole reason America gives vast amounts of military aid is so that “when the chips are down, when a crisis is in our midst, that Egypt will ally with us, will side with us. And right now, we’re having a really hard time getting Egypt to just do the basics of opening up that crossing.” And stated that if Egypt won’t do so, there should be “consequences for our relationship with Egypt in the future.”
  • Egypt Fortifies Border Against Possible Exodus of Palestinians

    10/12/2023 3:14:25 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 11, 2023 | JOHN HAYWARD
    Egypt, the other country besides Israel that borders Gaza, moved quickly this week to fortify its border and prevent a flood of Palestinians from entering Egyptian territory during Israel’s counteroffensive against Hamas. The Israeli military suggested on Tuesday that Palestinians who do not wish to be used as human shields by the Hamas terrorists should flee across the Egyptian border. Israeli Lieutenant-Colonel Richard Hecht rescinded that advice later on Tuesday. “Clarification: The Rafah crossing was open yesterday, but now it’s closed,” Hecht said. The Rafah crossing was evidently shut down because Israel dropped several bombs near it. The Israeli Defense...
  • Egypt Building Walled Enclosure for Palestinians Fleeing Gaza, Photos Suggest

    02/16/2024 3:19:03 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Greek Reporter ^ | February 16, 2024 | Matthew Norman
    A monitoring group in Egypt has released evidence of construction work taking place in Rafah on the border with Gaza that may be intended to house Palestinians fleeing from the potential Israeli assault on the city. Photos and videos released by the Sinai Foundation for Human Rights (SFHR), a monitoring group, have captured workers operating heavy machinery and erecting concrete walls and security towers along the border with Gaza near the Rafah crossing. The videos, dated February 15th, don’t appear to show the Egyptian authorities installing water or other infrastructure, and satellite images published by Planet Labs on the same...
  • Biden Warns Netanyahu in Phone Call Against Attack in Rafah Without Civilian Plan

    02/11/2024 3:51:53 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/11/2024 | Joel B Pollack
    President Joe Biden warned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a 45-minute telephone call Sunday not to attack Hamas’s last stronghold in Rafah without a credible plan to evacuate the roughly one million Palestinian civilians there. A White House readout of the call said: President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. spoke this morning with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel. The President reaffirmed our shared goal to see Hamas defeated and to ensure the long-term security of Israel and its people. The President and the Prime Minister discussed ongoing efforts to secure the release of all remaining hostages held by Hamas....
  • The Rafah tipping point: The culmination of Israel's war on Hamas - Taking on the last Hamas stronghold in Gaza can end the war or create the ultimate humanitarian disaster. Perhaps both simultaneously.

    02/12/2024 6:23:15 AM PST · by SJackson · 33 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | FEBRUARY 11, 2024 | DAVID BRINN
    <p>After more than four months of war triggered by the October 7 Hamas massacre in southern Israel, it’s all come down to Rafah.</p><p>Since Israel invaded Gaza, more than 200 soldiers have died, the IDF has killed over 8,000 Hamas members, according to their assessment, and another 15,000-20,000 Palestinian civilians have been killed, according to Hamas estimates.</p>
  • Shin Bet, IDF rescues 2 hostages from Rafah

    02/11/2024 7:42:19 PM PST · by Long Jon No Silver · 17 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Yonah Jeremy Bob
    The operation freeing two Argentinian hostages from Nir Yitzhak, Fernando Herman and Louis Norbeto, started with dozens of airstrikes against Hamas's Shabura battalion. The Shin Bet, IDF and special police forces early morning on Monday rescued two hostages from Hamas in the heart of Rafah. Around 1:00 a.m., the operation freeing two Argentinian hostages from Nir Yitzhak, Fernando Herman and Louis Norbeto, started with dozens of airstrikes against Hamas's Shabura battalion so they would not understand the true goal of rescuing the hostages, ages 61 and 70.
  • IDF: Soldiers protected hostages with their bodies, came under heavy fire-Israeli special forces rescued the two hostages from Hamas early on Monday morning in the heart of the southern Gaza city of Rafah

    02/12/2024 6:10:08 AM PST · by SJackson · 17 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | FEBRUARY 12, 2024 | ALEX WINSTON
    "Last night, we brought Louis and Fernando home. In a joint rescue operation by the IDF, the Israel Security Agency, and the Yamam – the special forces unit of the Israel Police, we rescued Louis Har and Fernando Marman, who were kidnapped by Hamas on October 7 from Nir Yitzhak," IDF Spokesperson Rr.-Adm. Daniel Hagari said of the dramatic rescue of two Israeli hostages on Monday morning. "This was a complex rescue operation under fire in the heart of Rafah, based on highly sensitive and valuable intelligence from the Intelligence Directorate and the Israel Security Agency," said Hagari. "We have...
  • IDF rescues 2 hostages from south Gaza’s Rafah in daring nighttime operation

    02/12/2024 6:15:33 AM PST · by V_TWIN · 3 replies
    timesofisrael.com ^ | Today, 8:44 am | By EMANUEL FABIAN and TOI STAFF
    The Israel Defense Forces said that Fernando Marman, 61, and Louis Har, 70, were in good condition after being rescued, following an operation that involved battles with Hamas terrorists and massive Israeli airstrikes in Rafah. The pair had been abducted from Kibbutz Nir Yitzhak on the morning of October 7, when Hamas-led terrorists killed 1,200 people and took 253 hostages in a murderous rampage in southern Israel. It was only the second such successful operation of its kind since October 7. The first was the rescue of soldier Ori Megidish in late October. In early December, the IDF attempted to...