(RightWing.org) – As the military conflict between Israel and Hamas enters its seventh week, the fighting shows no sign of waning. If anything, the situation is getting worse. Amid this mounting crisis, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) have turned to Gaza’s civilian population for intelligence on enemy activities.
On November 10, the Israel War Room posted a statement on its X/Twitter account advising that several Arabian media sources reported that thousands of Gazans were cooperating with IDF sources. The post explained that the civilians were providing vital intelligence information like the locations of Hamas-operated launch sites, armaments warehouses, tunnels, and gatherings of the Islamist terrorist group’s troops.
Sources in the Arab media report the cooperation of thousands of Gazans with the IDF in handing over locations of Hamas forces, locations of tunnels and IDF warehouses and launch sites.
The cooperation began after the IDF distributed leaflets calling for the provision of… pic.twitter.com/NTDrPju9ta
— Israel War Room (@IsraelWarRoom) November 10, 2023
The online statement reported that the Gazans contacted the IDF after the Israelis distributed flyers offering “financial compensation and safety” for any information regarding the location of Israelis abducted by Hamas fighters. Citing unnamed sources, the Israel War Room said most of the Gazans supplying information to Israeli officials sought “safe passage” for themselves and family members instead of money.
The media organization concluded its statement by writing: “Al-Alam Al-Arabi.” Translated as “Arab pain,” the phrase refers to a song co-written by Egyptian-Belgian pop singer Natacha Atlas. Written in Arabic, the tune’s lyrics were inspired by religious and ethnic conflicts and calls for unity and peace between Middle Eastern Jews, Christians, and Muslims.
Hamas’ oppression has started to collapse. Gazan civilians are speaking out against Hamas— watch this: pic.twitter.com/zICKDtakR9
— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) November 7, 2023
The Israel War Room’s post is unconfirmed but is consistent with earlier reports discussing the rising conflict between Gazans and Hamas. For example, on November 7, the IDF’s official X/Twitter account posted a statement accompanied by a short video claiming that “Hamas’ oppression” had started collapsing. The post also said civilians in Gaza had begun speaking out against the terrorist organization.
A grieving woman in Gaza was caught on camera blaming the “dogs of Hamas” for the death of a loved one in Gaza and was quickly and forcefully silenced.
Palestinians under the Hamas regime have no freedom of speech and can be punished for speaking out against Hamas. Israel is… pic.twitter.com/FOZxjvxjDW
— Bassem Eid (@realbassemeid) November 3, 2023
Likewise, Bassem Eid, a Palestinian peace activist and founder of a human rights monitoring organization in Jerusalem, posted a BBC News clip showing a grieving woman in Gaza blaming Hamas for the recent death of a loved one, calling members the “dogs of Hamas.” He pointed out that the IDF was “doing both the Israelis and Gazans a favor” by ridding the area of the deadly terrorist group.
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