Direct Hit!!! Stunning Daylight Airstrike!

Direct Hit!!! Stunning Daylight Airstrike!

 

Direct Hit!!!
Stunning Daylight Airstrike!

4/4/24 By Tim Buck
Fotet.org

 

Israel Takes Out The Consulate Of Iran In Damascus Syria With Stunning Daylight Airstrike That Killed Top Iranian General In The Process!

Iran’s consulate in the Syrian capital of Damascus was flattened earlier this week in what Syrian and Iranian media described as an Israeli air strike, a startling apparent escalation of conflict in the Middle East that would pit Israel against Iran and its allies.

Right now, Israel is fighting wars on 3 fronts, all of them deadly serious.

First, Israel is still knee-deep battling Hamas in Gaza that’s been going on for 6 months now, and is about to escalate when the IDF moves into Rafah.

Second, Israel has near-daily, cross-border skirmishes with Hezbollah in Lebanon that seems to be growing more intense.

Lastly, Israel has been defending against terror attacks in the so-called West Bank through imbedded Iranian proxies which continue to escalate.

“Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem.”
Zechariah 12:2

In Damascus, in a daring daylight attack, with great precision, Israel leveled the Iranian consulate in Syria, and in doing so killed top general Mohammad Reza Zahedi.

The Jerusalem Post reports that “Zahedi is the highest-ranking Iranian killed since the current war started, even higher than Sayyed Reza Mousavi, who was killed in December. Besides his wide-ranging responsibilities for terror on Israel’s borders, he was the highest-level interlocutor for Tehran with Hezbollah.”

The Iranian Embassy in Syria said in a statement that “F-35 planes fired six missiles into the Iranian consulate in Damascus” which sits next to the Iranian Embassy.

I don’t think we will have to wait all that long until Iran responds, do you?

Israel, which has repeatedly hit Iranian targets during the six-month war in Gaza, declined to comment on the incident, following its usual practice. An Israeli military spokesperson said: “We do not comment on reports in the foreign media.”

Iran’s Tasnim news agency said five people were killed in the Israeli strike. Syria’s SANA state news agency reported an unspecified number of deaths and injuries.

Since the Iranian-backed Hamas’ attack on Israel on Oct. 7, Israel has ramped up airstrikes in Syria against Lebanon’s Iranian-backed Hezbollah militia and Iran’s Guards, both of which support the Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad.

 

 

Iran Vows Revenge
Iran’s supreme leader openly threatens Israel, says ‘evil Zionist regime will be punished.’

The Iranian regime continues to threaten Israel with a strong response after one of its top generals, Mohammad Reza Zahedi, along with his deputy and several other high-ranking Iranian military officials, was killed in an Israeli airstrike on a building adjacent to the Iranian embassy in Damascus on Monday.

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Nasser Kanaani threatened an appropriate response without elaborating.

“The Islamic Republic reserves its rights to take reciprocal actions and will decide the type of reaction and punishment of the aggressor,” Kanaani stated.

Zahedi was a top commander in the Iranian elite Quds Force and is the highest-ranking Iranian official to be eliminated since the U.S. killing of the late Iranian general, Qassem Soleimani, in Baghdad in 2020.

Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei openly threatened Israel.

“The evil Zionist regime will be punished by our courageous men. We will make them regret this and other crimes like it, by God’s power and strength,” Khamenei said.

Hezi Simantov, an Arab Affairs commentator for Israel’s Channel 13 news, described Zahedi’s significance to the regime’s broad regional terror proxy strategy, indicating that he was Iran’s point man in its relations with the Lebanon-based terrorist group Hezbollah.

“A very senior member of the Iranian hierarchy, he managed the entire operation of smuggling weapons from Syria to Lebanon. He was a very senior person who can be said to have given Israel a lot of headaches in the last twenty years for all his exploits in his involvement in terrorism. This is the most senior Iranian who has been eliminated so far since October 7 on Syrian soil,” Simantov stated.

In addition, Zahedi was in charge of various pro-Iran militias in Syria and had supported terror groups in Iraq which posed a threat to U.S. forces and interests in the Middle East.

While Tehran will likely respond to the elimination of its top commander, the Iranian regime’s options are limited.

Behnam Ben Taleblu, a senior fellow at the Foundation For Defense of Democracies (FDD), believes that Iran’s reaction will likely be restrained, taking into account its conventional military capabilities, which are relatively weaker than those of Israel and the U.S.

“While the Islamic Republic thrives on conflict, it still can ill afford an outright war. Despite this, prudence dictates that policymakers should not dismiss Iranian threats to respond as cheap talk. Evolving Iranian drone and missile capabilities are lowering the bar for the use of attributable force by Iran,” Taleblu wrote.

The elimination of the top Iranian general comes at a time when Tehran is reportedly focusing on completing its nuclear program while the international community is preoccupied with the wars in Ukraine and Gaza.

Syrian journalist Majd Kanaan doubts that Iran will dare directly initiate an attack against Israel.

“The Khomeini regime in Iran is experiencing its worst period. It is in unnatural humiliation and cannot respond, even though Israel is only a few hundred kilometers away from Damascus, and they have large forces stationed in the Syrian capital,” Kanaan told The Media Line.

“The most we will see is bombing some empty American bases in Iraq. This is all they can do,” he added.

Iran typically extends its influence and agenda through its regional proxies, such as Hamas, Hezbollah and the Houthis, which are all supported by Iran and already engaged in conflicts. Israel believes Iran may target softer sites outside of the Middle East, like Israeli embassies or Jewish institutions, and has heightened security at all of its embassies worldwide.

 

 

Hamas Has Ceased to Function in Most of Gaza, says Defense Chief

Hamas no longer functioning as a military force in most of Gaza, says Defense Minister Gallant, but adds the terror group still has four battalions still operational in Rafah.

The Hamas terrorist organization has lost its capacity to operate as a military fighting force in most of the Gaza Strip, Israel’s defense chief said Tuesday, while warning that the group remains a viable force inside the border city of Rafah.

Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant (Likud) addressed a hearing of the Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee Tuesday, briefing lawmakers on the status of the war, and the IDF’s ongoing efforts to return hostages taken by Hamas and other Gaza terror groups.

“Military pressure was and remains the main and most significant element in ensuring the return of the hostages,” Gallant said.

“The advanced stage we have reached in dismantling Hamas and the information that we have gained from terrorists, empower us at the negotiation table and enable us to make difficult decisions. I am committed to returning all the hostages to their homes.”

Gallant emphasized that Hamas has been effectively dismantled as a military force in most of the Gaza Strip, but still maintains four operational battalions in Rafah, the last Hamas stronghold in Gaza.

“Hamas is hiding in tunnels, they have lost command and control capabilities, the battalion frameworks in most parts of the strip have ceased to function.”

“The Hamas brigade in Rafah however, is still standing, with its four battalions. We will address this soon,” Gallant continued, alluding to Israel’s planned Rafah operation

The Defense Minister also said the Israeli military needs to increase its manpower, pushing for the recruitment of more Ultra-Orthodox Jews, as the government mulls a replacement draft law to address the status of Ultra-Orthodox yeshiva students.

 

 

Hamas leader-in-exile Ismail Haniyeh,
Doubles down on demands for total Israeli withdrawal from Gaza as condition for hostage deal

Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh on Wednesday ruled out a compromise with Israel for a hostage deal, doubling down on the terror group’s demands which Israel has already ruled out.

Speaking in a televised address marking Al-Quds Day, Ismail Haniyeh, chairman of the Hamas politburo in exile in Qatar, said the terror group would not agree to a hostage deal without the total withdrawal of Israeli forces from Gaza, the full return of Gazans to all portions of the Strip, an end to the security blockade of Gaza, expanded aid permitted into the coastal enclave, and the reconstruction of Gaza.

“We are committed to our demands: the permanent ceasefire, comprehensive and complete withdrawal of the enemy out of the Gaza Strip, the return of all displaced people to their homes, allowing all aid needed for our people in Gaza, rebuilding the Strip, lifting the blockade and achieving an honourable prisoner exchange deal,” Haniyeh said.

The terror chief accused Israel of continuing to “evade, resist” responding to Hamas’ demands.

Israel has offered a six-week truce and the release of hundreds of jailed terrorists, including a number of high-profile terrorists convicted of major offenses, in exchange for the release of approximately 40 Israeli captives held hostage in Gaza since October 7th.

There are a total of 134 Israeli hostages still in Gaza, though as many as half may no longer be alive, according to an Israeli official who spoke with Ha’aretz.

Israeli leaders, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, have repeatedly ruled out a permanent ceasefire and vowed to carried out the IDF’s much-anticipated ground operation in Rafah, the last remaining Hamas stronghold in the Gaza Strip.

Hamas Collapsing Captured Terrorists Tell Israel

Hamas Collapsing Captured Terrorists Tell Israel

Hamas Collapsing
Captured Terrorists Tell Israel

4/2/24 By Tim Buck
Fotet.org

 

The Hamas terror organization is suffering heavy losses and is collapsing in on itself, captured terrorists have told their Israeli interrogators, according to Israel’s defense minister.

Defense Minister Yoav Gallant met with IDF soldiers at the 98th Division’s headquarters Sunday, and held an operational assessment.

During his visit, Gallant discussed Israel’s recent gains in its ongoing war against Hamas in the Gaza Strip, saying that testimonials by terrorists captured in the IDF’s massive raid on Shifa Hospital in Gaza City highlighted the decline of Hamas’ operational capabilities.

“The group is collapsing from within,” Gallant said captured terrorists have told Israeli security.

“In the last week or two, hundreds of terrorists have been captured and what they say about what happened to them tells the whole story. They say that Hamas is collapsing from within. The prices they pay are very heavy.”

“In the last few days, we have also seen very great progress, both in the terrorists in the field, and with more senior commanders, even very senior ones,” Gallant continued.

Shifa Hospital, the local headquarters for Hamas in the northern Gaza Strip prior to the Israeli invasion of Gaza, was reoccupied by Hamas forces in recent months, Israeli security officials said earlier this month.

On the night of March 18th, the IDF launched a massive, multi-day raid on the hospital, sparking running gun battles with terrorists inside and outside of the facility.

Hundreds of terrorists were killed during the operation, with over 800 others arrested.

IDF chief spokesman Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari told reporters on March 25th that the operation in Shifa Hospital had “a huge effect on Hamas and Islamic Jihad,” adding that it was the most enemy combatants killed and captured in a single raid in the war, which will cause “severe damage” to terror organizations in the northern Gaza Strip.

Through ultimatums, threats to withhold arms, vote abstentions, and condescending rhetoric, the Biden administration has made it clear that it believes that “peace at all costs” between Israel and Hamas is necessary for his reelection. To them, Biden’s reelection is far more important than the future of Israel.

However, Israel believes that for Israel to be safe, the cancerous tumor of Hamas must be removed now!

 

 

Israel To ‘Expand Campaign’ In The North, Against Hezbollah

 

Israel Defense Forces will “expand the campaign” against Hezbollah on its northern border, Defense Minister Yoav Gallant recently announced, as the IDF carried out several targeted eliminations of enemy commanders over the past few days.

“Israel is turning from defending to pursuing Hezbollah, we will reach wherever the organization operates, in Beirut, Damascus, and in more distant places,” Gallant said after an assessment at the IDF’s Northern Command.

Following alleged Israeli strikes in Syria that reportedly killed dozens, including a senior Hezbollah commander on Friday morning, the IDF later announced it had eliminated the group’s deputy commander of its rocket and missile unit.

Gallant said he observed the strike against Ali Naim, who was killed in an airstrike while driving his car near al-Bazouriye.

Naim was considered a “significant center of knowledge in the organization, a leader in the field of rockets, and among the pioneers of the strategy of launching heavy rockets,” the IDF said.

“As part of his role he worked to plan and carry out attacks against Israel’s home front,” the army added.

“The one responsible for the serious damage in Lebanon is Hezbollah and the one responsible for the many casualties in the Hezbollah group is [Hassan] Nasrallah personally,” Gallant said on Friday.

“They have over 320 killed terrorists, and we will exact a price for any action coming out of Lebanon. Wherever we need to act, we will act,” he vowed.

“Israeli intelligence has been conducting successful operations targeting Hezbollah’s command structures in Lebanon since the beginning of the war,” said Joe Truzman, senior research analyst at The Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD), regarding the strike.

“The strike on Ali Naim not only dealt a blow to the group but also sent a clear message that Israel will retaliate decisively against those who threaten its security,” Truzman added.

Hezbollah and the IDF continued exchanging fire over the weekend, with the Lebanese group claiming responsibility for several attacks, including the launch of a heavy Burkan rocket at an IDF post.

Lebanese media reported on Saturday that the IDF was responsible for a strike that injured four members of UNIFIL, the UN peacekeeping mission on the Israel-Lebanon border.

“Contrary to the reports, the IDF did not strike a UNIFIL vehicle in the area of Rmeish this morning,” the Israeli army stated in response.

The car was carrying three UN technical observers and one Lebanese translator when a blast occurred nearby, a source told Reuters.

The blast occurred in a predominantly Christian area, where residents have, on several occasions, prevented Hezbollah from launching attacks on Israel from their towns. Consequently, this region has remained untouched by Israeli airstrikes.

The IDF also announced that fighter jets had struck multiple Hezbollah targets across southern Lebanon on Friday and Saturday.

Following rocket launches from Lebanon in the area of Biranit, the IDF struck the responsible rocket launcher quickly with assistance from the 146th Division and the Israeli Air Force.

 

 

‘Down With The USA’:
Protesters Disrupt Biden Event, Chant That Hamas Al-qassam Brigades ‘Are On Their Way’

 

America continues to explode with anti-Israel, pro-Palestinian demonstrations.

Anti-Israel protesters chanted against Joe Biden, the United States of America, and Israel at the Democrat’s star-studded fundraiser featuring former presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton at the New York City Radio City Music Hall last week.

“Down with the USA,” chanted protesters in a video, “Netanyahu you will pay.”

Protesters also chanted, “Al-Qassam are on their way,” referring to Hamas’s armed wing, the al-Qassam Brigades.

Anti-Imperialist rhetoric was repeated by protesters, who in a Palestinian Youth Movement video called “Hands of the middle east, from the belly of the beast” and in another video tied Palestine to other conflicts, proclaiming “From Haiti to Palestine, occupation is a crime.”

“There is only one solution, intifada revolution,” demonstrators chanted. “When people are occupied, resistance is justified.”

 

Israel Gives Hezbollah  7 Days!

Israel Gives Hezbollah 7 Days!

 

Israel will push Lebanese group Hezbollah beyond the Litani River in southern Lebanon, Defense Minister Yoav Gallant vowed on Wednesday. Hezbollah, is a Lebanon based Shia, jihadist, terror group, with the same radical, genocidal belief system as Hamas and Iran. Hezbollah funding and weaponry is provided by Iran. Hezbollah is Iran’s largest proxy and is said to possess the largest missile infrastructure and a strong military wing. 

 

 

Israel Gives Hezbollah

7 Days!

3/8/24 By Tim Buck
Fotet.org

 

 

As international efforts soar to reach a diplomatic solution to ease the tensions on the Israeli-Lebanese border, Israel gives Hezbollah 7 days!

The Israeli government has given March 15th as the deadline for a diplomatic resolution ending the ongoing cross border fire with Hezbollah or face military escalation, according to a report from a Lebanese news outlet.

If Hezbollah does not withdraw from the border with Israel by next week, the IDF will escalate its military action, according to the report.

The Al-Akhbar newspaper, which is affiliated with Hezbollah, asserts that Israeli officials have told international negotiators that a deal, which would see Hezbollah forces withdrawn north of the Litani River, must be reached by next week.

If that does not happen, Israel will use military force to push back the terror group, marking a major escalation in the long-simmering conflict that could lead to an all-out war between the parties.

American Envoy to the Middle East Amos Hochstein has made numerous trips to Beirut and Jerusalem in recent months, in an attempt to broker an agreement to stop the fighting.

“A diplomatic solution is the only way to end the current hostilities” and obtain “a lasting fair security arrangement between Lebanon and Israel,” Hochstein told reporters in Beirut on Sunday.

He added that “a temporary ceasefire is not enough,” insinuating that he would seek to implement a UN Security Council ruling from 2006 that bars Hezbollah from southern Lebanon and calls for negotiations regarding border demarcations between Israel and Lebanon.

The Al-Akhbar report noted that Hezbollah leaders have repeatedly said that they will not stop firing at Israel until Jerusalem reaches a truce with Hamas.

But a ceasefire between Israel and the Hamas terror group would not necessarily result in the end of hostilities with Hezbollah.

Israel has stated that a truce with Hamas will not affect its determination to push Hezbollah forces further away from the northern border.

“The goal is simple — to push Hezbollah back to where it should be,” said Defense Minister Yoav Gallant last week.

“Either by agreement, or we will do it by force.”

 

Israel Nearing War With Hezbollah

Israel Nearing War With Hezbollah

 

 

 

Israel Nearing War With Hezbollah

Hezbollah rocket aggression into northern Israel nearing critical point!

3/7/24 By Tim Buck
Fotet.org

 

 

A massive salvo of some 30 rockets was fired at the northern Israeli town of Kiryat Shmona on Tuesday evening, one of the largest of the Lebanese terror group Hezbollah’s near-daily attacks on Israel since last October.

At least 10 of the rockets were intercepted by the IDF’s aerial missile defense systems, with one striking the yard of a home in a Kfar Blum and the rest falling into open areas, according to Israel Defense Forces. The home that was struck suffered minor damage but no injuries were reported, according to local authorities.

Hochstein is in the region to continue efforts to reach a negotiated agreement to prevent a full escalation between Israel and Hezbollah. During a meeting in Beirut on Monday, he warned that if a war were to break out, it would not be containable.

“We are committed to the diplomatic process,” Gallant told Hochstein. “However, Hezbollah’s aggression is bringing us closer to a critical point in the decision-making regarding our military activities in Lebanon.”

Gallant also warned that Hezbollah was “dragging the parties to a dangerous escalation,” according to a statement.

The heavy barrage fired at Kiryat Shmona was the high mark of an intense day of battles on Israel’s northern border, with Hezbollah claiming responsibility for at least eight attacks.

The 30-rocket barrage was the second attack at the area of Kiryat Shmona on Tuesday after an earlier, smaller rocket salvo caused some damage to a house and a shop in the city.

Another attack on Tuesday evening destroyed a large chicken coop in the town of Avivim, causing major damage but no injuries to humans.

Hezbollah claimed that the 30-rocket barrage was a response to earlier Israeli attacks in the area of Hula, which were initially reported to have killed three civilians, however, the terror group later identified them as three of its members.

The IDF announced on Tuesday evening that, within an hour, fighter jets struck the launch site of the attack on Kiryat Shmona in the area of a-Tayba and another missile launch site in Arab al-Loyza, which had been used in attacks on Kiryat Shmona in recent weeks.

Earlier on Tuesday, Israeli jets struck Hezbollah terror infrastructure in Dabin and Ayta al-Sha’ab and conducted a large wave of strikes against six sites in southern Lebanon that had been used to attack Israeli targets recently. One of the targets was a military site in the Ayta al-Sha’ab area, from which two anti-tank missiles were launched toward the Biranit area.

In addition, Israeli military forces struck Hezbollah’s operational headquarters in the Jabal al-Batam area, launch positions in the al-Matmura area, and military buildings around Majdal Zoun, Hula and Kafra.