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Like Sadistic Nazis: Secret Hamas Papers Reveal Step-By-Step Action Plan for Oct. 7:  Itay Ilnai and Filipp Piatov, Israel Hayom, June 28, 2024 — Izz ad-Din al-Haddad, known as “Abu Saheeb,” a senior Hamas official and commander of the Gaza Brigade, held a secret meeting with his battalion commanders on October 6, hours before the surprise attack on Israel. He personally handed them a printed page bearing the logo of Hamas’ military wing, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades.

The Forgotten Fighters: Ultra-Orthodox Jews in Israel’s War of Independence:  Nadav Shragai, Israel Hayom, July 7, 2024 — The cries of ultra-Orthodox leaders echo through Israel’s political landscape. Protesters from Jerusalem’s “Peleg Yerushalmi” (Jerusalem faction) decry the potential conscription of Haredi youth, even those not engaged in full-time religious study. Yet just over seven decades ago, a markedly different reality prevailed – one that seems almost fantastical by contemporary standards.

Impending Gaza Deal: Is Israel Ready to Make Painful Concessions? – Comment:  Jacob Nagel, Jerusalem Post, July 5, 2024
Where Are the Weapons? Israel is Defending Freedom against Tyranny for All of Us; It Needs the Weapons Promised It:  Nils A. Haug, Gatestone Institute, July 7, 2024
Silent Boycott: European Countries Limiting ‘Simple’ Munitions Sales to Israel: Yuval Sade, Ynet News, July 9, 2024
Tracking Iran’s Weapons Route into the West Bank:  Jonathan Spyer, Jerusalem Post, July 5, 2024

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IDF Demolishes 6 Gaza City Tunnels, Including Islamic Jihad’s ‘Flagship’ Passageway:  Emanuel Fabian, Times of Israel, July 9, 2024 — Israeli troops operating in Gaza City’s eastern Shejaiya neighborhood have demolished six Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad tunnels amid the latest raid there, launched less than two weeks ago, the Israel Defense Forces said Tuesday.
What Communist China’s Engineers Were Doing in Hamas’s Gaza Tunnels Ira Stoll, The Editors, June 26, 2024 — The Israel Defense Forces captured two Chinese Communist engineers inside Hamas’s Gaza tunnel network, says Guermantes Lailari, a former lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force who is now based in Taiwan. Lailari made the claim in a May 28, 2024, webinar of the Committee on the Present Danger: China.
Israeli Military Tells all Gaza City Residents to EvacuateTom Bennett, BBC News, July 10, 2024 — The Israeli military has told all residents of Gaza City to evacuate south to the central Gaza Strip, amid an intensified offensive there.
A War They Both Are Losing: Israel, Hamas and the Plight of Gaza:  Daniel Byman, IISS, June 4, 2024 — On 7 October 2023, Hamas launched a devastating terrorist attack on Israel, killing almost 1,200 Israelis and seizing around 243 hostages. 

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