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Hamas Reveals Details Of Failed Israeli Intelligence Operation In Gaza (Video, Photos)

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On January 12, the Palestinian Hamas Movement revealed new details about the failed Israeli Intelligence operation inside the Gaza Strip last November, which led to a military escalation in the region.

A spokesman of the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades [the military wing of Hamas], Abu Obaida, said during a press briefing that 15 members of the Israeli military’s “Sayeret Matkal” elite special operations unit participated in the operation, which was aimed at planting advanced signal intelligence systems inside Gaza in order to spy on Hamas communications.

According to Abu Ubaida, the Israeli unit trained for the operation from January to October of 2018. Furthermore, the two specially-modified vehicles, which were used in the operation, were smuggled into Gaza through a humanitarian crossing.

A day ahead of the operation, the unit entered Gaza from Israel through a hope in the separation fence at foggy night in an undisclosed area. The unit’s members had fake Palestinian IDs and forged documents of humanitarian workers.

No local collaborators were involved in the operation, which failed when Nur Barake, a deputy commander of an elite unit of al-Qassam, suspected one of the Israeli unit’s vehicles while it was moving through the city of Khan Yunis in the southern part of Gaza.

Barak and few fighters of al-Qassam stopped the vehicle and became aware that something was wrong when the Israeli agents showed them their fake IDs. The Palestinian commander attempted to detain the agents who responded by opening fire. During the firefight, Baraka and an Israeli service member, which was identified as Mahmud Khir al-Din, were killed.

Hamas Reveals Details Of Failed Israeli Intelligence Operation In Gaza (Video, Photos)

Mahmud Khir al-Din, Click to see full-size image

The incident led to the immediate cancellation of the operation. The Israeli Air Force and artillery began targeting Qassam fighters chasing the intelligence unit. This allowed the agents to withdrew to an open area near Khan Yunis, where an Israeli helicopter evacuated them.

During the press briefing, al-Qassam spokesman shared a video of the Israeli unit’s movements inside Gaza. Several photos of the equipment left behind by the unit were also presented.

The spokesman went on to offer a reward of a 1 million U.S. Dollars to any local collaborator with the Israeli intelligence who would defect and “hunt” one of its operators.

“Israel should be concerned about the trove of information we have,” Abu Ubaida said.

The failure of the operation was a huge blow to the Israeli intelligence. However, this incident reveals a serious weakens of the internal security in the Gaza Strip.

Photos of the Israeli unit equipment:

Hamas Reveals Details Of Failed Israeli Intelligence Operation In Gaza (Video, Photos)

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Hamas Reveals Details Of Failed Israeli Intelligence Operation In Gaza (Video, Photos)

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Hamas Reveals Details Of Failed Israeli Intelligence Operation In Gaza (Video, Photos)

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Hamas Reveals Details Of Failed Israeli Intelligence Operation In Gaza (Video, Photos)

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Hamas Reveals Details Of Failed Israeli Intelligence Operation In Gaza (Video, Photos)

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Hamas Reveals Details Of Failed Israeli Intelligence Operation In Gaza (Video, Photos)

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Hamas Reveals Details Of Failed Israeli Intelligence Operation In Gaza (Video, Photos)

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  • World_Eye

    @South front can we get some CC subs in this video, because I have no Idea what is been written or said in it, it would be nice if you guys translate what is been said. Thanks.

  • PZIVJ

    Chainsaws used to cut into structures to install devices? The handguns are probably in case the landlord showed up and complained. Or their cover was being a tree trimming service. :)

    • James

      It would be interesting to see a close-up of some of the electronic ‘devices’, and I think we were only shown part of what they found. I think the tools they had were designed to dig into a concrete structure, perhaps a slab or something, and install a device covertly in-between where the Palestinian’s run their communication cabling. Or yes, it could be some sort of stealth tree-trimming service :)

      • Zionism = EVIL

        Chop up body parts like their Saudi stooges or organ harvesting.

      • occupybacon

        So you have no idea what are those for but you’d like to look closer at an electronic device :)

        • James

          Your making up words. Here’s your 50c…..on the ground.

          • occupybacon

            Shove them back in your mums butt

    • John

      Yeah ……. ah, wow ……… I have never seen a tree trimming service with silencers. I bet the finger prints off of the gear will be interesting.

  • John

    oooooops!

  • Patriotic_White_American

    Failed but they clapped up 8 Hamas members including a senior commander

    lol wut

    • alejandro casalegno

      8 martyrs are a low price for palestinians……..1 SF and a big failure are a very high for Israel.

      • occupybacon

        yeah 576 9yo’s just lost virginity in heaven.

    • Zionism = EVIL

      No dumbass, they did ZILCH, you make up idiotic stuff hooked on khat :)

    • John Whitehot

      one wonders why you always cheer for people who are convinced that you are mentally challenged not only as an individual but as a people.

      the answer is, that they are right, at least when it comes to the individual.

  • Zionism = EVIL

    The Zionist scum were totally humiliated in this botched raid with a colonel dead and 3 others wounded, they ran and left the equipment and operational plans behind. This is a operational intel bonanza for Hamas and other regional resistance forces. Also shows how poor the quality of Zionist scum has become as they can only kill and beat up defenceless unarmed Arab women and children now.

    • FlorianGeyer

      Several months of IDF training for nothing :)

      • d’Artagnan

        Things in real life are a bit different than Hollywood movies and Jew propaganda. Good on Hamas for foiling Zionist aggression.

  • Tommy Jensen

    You see 2 cars with 15 men with hook noses in the middle of the night in Gaza. How hard is that?
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/91c1b53510c6e219c9fd7a63242cf904c9452ddcab519641e2dab0e89ce49fcf.jpg

    • Zionism = EVIL

      Seriously, most “Jews” I have met look like that :) They can comfortably smoke a cigar under the shower.

      • Attrition47

        Piss off you zionist antiesemite provocateur.

        • Zionism = EVIL

          Sorry hooked nosed loser. Arabs are the only SEMITES.

    • occupybacon

      I think their most operatives are Arabs

  • RichardD

    This is a video of an approximately 75 foot diameter disc craft at 500 feet above the ground shot in a mountain area where I’ve run contact ops:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAxcsCcioBQ

    • RichardD

      This is a .22LR pistol that I bought for contact work that is designed for a factory sound suppressor and laser sight:
      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1873e8f4bcffb023d7bb5ee875b364703a7b244bb7b4df60c799a8bf7ceebbee.jpg

      • Zionism = EVIL

        .22 you have to get very close as it is basically not even capable of killing rabbits. Any professional hit team would have used a 9mm.

        • RichardD

          It’s quieter than a 9mm. And has the same depth of penetration, just a smaller hole. I don’t have the kill statistics, but I’d venture a guess that .22LR is near the top of the list in wet work. In my case it’s primarily for defensive rather than offensive use where noise reduction is important.

          • Zionism = EVIL

            The high powered 22 rifle had good hitting power. I had one as a kid. The pistol looks small and lightweight. Some of the captured Zionist equipment looks pretty primitive and amateurish, wonder what the steel gutter plates are for :) and the shovels are from a army surplus camping store.

          • RichardD

            Tapping into the communications grid would be my guess. I’ve been in communication with the Palestinians in Gaza for quite a number of years. I tried to attend midnight mass in Gaza when I was in Egypt for the 2012 galactic alignment. And had forwarded my travel arrangements to the government in Gaza. But I couldn’t get the US embassy in Cairo to approve them. I’m at risk of being killed by the Israelis and traveling across the north Sinai can be a challenge. Though I have quite a bit of experience with that type of travel.

          • RichardD

            The slide and barrel are metal, the rest is synthetic. It’s very light and accurate with almost no recoil. A center of mass mag dump is the equivalent of taking a 12 gauge load of 00 buckshot to the chest. It would be fatal. One head shot round in the cranial ocular cavity would be a show stopper.

          • Anthony Garnet Philip Ferreira

            Those are HiLti attachments for digging in clay, they are not cheap.

        • John Whitehot

          very wrong.
          some “professionals” love the .22 rimfire to perform certain tasks.

        • Promitheas Apollonious

          wrong

      • RichardD

        My contact work is far enough along that I’m now working on after contact preparations for my life. So that ET security and diplomatic liaison work doesn’t negatively effect it. I’m recovering from a partial hip dislocation that once it’s healed up I can return to remote wilderness on foot recon and liaison work.

  • John Whitehot

    sheez, Hamas was able to beat the level 5 boss with a chainsaw in both hands!?