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Hamas files on Gaza vicinity towns leaked online

Terrorist movement collecting intelligence for next round of violence as shown in secret document listing communities within rocket range

A Hamas document which has been leaked online shows that despite the relative calm in the south, the terrorist movement is constantly on the go for another round of violence, Yedioth Ahronoth reported.


Last Wednesday, a document by the Izz al-Din al-Qassam's military intelligence department was uploaded online. Titled "List of surrounding kibbutzim," the document provides a detailede intelligence survey of kibbutzim and communities in the Gaza vicinity area. The list was removed hours after it was leaked.


The document lists the communities situated up to 6 km from the Gaza Strip – a range within the capacity of the simplest Qassam missiles. "The kibbutzim are an agricultural and industrial center which serves the IDF," the document noted. "Hurting them will hurt the IDF – and such actions have already resulted in a repositioning of military units."


Each community listed in the document has a special file which includes details such as distance from the border, the number of residents and more. The files also contains aerial photos of the communities in which the locations of commercial centers, agricultural plots and even military facilities are marked. They even inlcude telephone numbers and email addresses of the various position-holders in each community.


It appears that the intelligence is mainly based on internet information.


Hamas' military wing announced a series of gestures agreed upon with Fatah on Saturday which are meant to set the ground for the general elections in the Palestinian Authority, scheduled for early May. It was agreed that Hamas will give Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas his house in Gaza back and that Fatah prisoners will be freed from Hamas jails.




פרסום ראשון: 01.15.12, 11:24
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