Hamas’ plan to escalate in Ramadan

The Palestinian terrorist organizations prepared a plan for an all-out confrontation with Israel during the month of Ramadan to bring about a new intifada. The Israeli challenge will be to disrupt this move and land a strong blow on the heads of the terrorist organizations, so that this scenario does not repeat itself every year in the month of Ramadan.

The holy month of Ramadan for Muslims is approaching and the terrorist organizations have been planning for several months to turn this month into a particularly violent month against Israel, the elaborate incitement systems of the Palestinian Authority, Hamas and Islamic Jihad have been working with great vigor against Israel in recent months to reach their peak during Ramadan.

The Palestinian incitement system is taking advantage of the fact that this year the Jewish Passover holiday will fall close to Ramadan and that groups on the Israeli right are planning activities on the Temple Mount during the holiday in order to fuel the incitement against Israel, the constant Palestinian false narrative is that Israel plans to take over the Temple Mount and the Al-Aqsa Mosque and divide them physically between the Jews and the Muslims , as it did in the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron in 1994.

According to it, this will be done by increasing the number of Jewish visitors to the Temple and introducing new customs such as making sacrifices within the Temple Mount area, last year 3670 Jews visited the Temple Mount during Passover and this year the number is expected to increase even more.

Any Israeli attempt to change the status que on the Temple Mount is, from the point of view of Muslims, a crossing of the red line.

Senior officials in Hamas say that the confrontation   between the Palestinians and Israel during the month of Ramadan is inevitable because of the new far-right government in Israel, however, the truth is that Hamas has been planning for a very long time to ignite a new intifada in East Jerusalem and Judea and Samaria using two main elements that can arouse the Palestinian street: The security prisoners in the prisons in Israel and the Al-Aqsa Mosque.

Therefore, the security prisoners already announced a few weeks ago that they will start an open hunger strike at the beginning of the month of Ramadan.

The action plan of Hamas, which is also coordinated with the Islamic Jihad, in the month of Ramadan is as follows:

  1. A. Proclamation of civil disobedience in the Arab neighborhoods in East Jerusalem.
  1. B. The war of attrition between the armed terrorist groups in Nablus and Jenin against the IDF forces and the settlers.
  1. C. Firing rockets from the Gaza Strip at Israel to support the new intifada.
  1. D. Calls for individual terrorists to launch attacks against Israeli soldiers and civilians everywhere.
  1. E. call to Israeli Arabs to disrupt the fabric of life in Israel.

Hamas now emphasizes the need to maintain the principle it established in May 2021 of unifying all fronts in the fight against Israel.

Hamas is heating up the engines to start the move it has been planning for many months, the Israeli challenge will be to disrupt this move and land a strong blow on the heads of the terrorist organizations, so that this scenario does not repeat itself every year in the month of Ramadan.

Yoni Ben Menachem Senior Middle East Analyst

About Yoni Ben Menachem

Yoni Ben Menachem is a Middle East senior analyst ,a journalist and
the former CEO of the Israel Broadcasting Authority(IBA). He has
decades of experience in written and video journalism. Ben
Menachem’s path in the media world began as a producer for
Japanese television in the Middle East. After that, he held many key
positions in the media The Israeli: CEO of the Israel Broadcasting
Authority, director of “Kol Israel” Radio, reporter on West Bank and
Gaza Strip affairs, political reporter and commentator, commentator
on Middle East affairs and editor-in-chief and presenter of the
program “Middle East Magazine”. 

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