May 21, 2024

Biden Admin Offers Intel on Hamas Leaders If Israel Quits Rafah Attack

The Biden administration has reportedly supplied Israel intelligence on the whereabouts of Hamas leaders in tunnels beneath Gaza — if Israel ends its ongoing assault on the final Hamas stronghold within the Gaza city of Rafah.

The Washington Post reported on Saturday: “The Biden administration, working urgently to stave off a full-scale Israeli invasion of Rafah, is offering Israel valuable assistance if it holds back, including sensitive intelligence to help the Israeli military pinpoint the location of Hamas leaders and find the group’s hidden tunnels, according to four people familiar with the U.S. offers.”

The supply puzzled observers, who questioned why the Biden administration didn’t merely give Israel the intelligence wanted to search out the Hamas leaders, particularly as five Americans are still hostage.

The Biden administration has insisted since February that Israel mustn’t assault Hamas in Rafah, suggesting that there are different methods to take away the Hamas leaders from Gaza. The administration has by no means mentioned what these methods are.

Biden just lately paused sure arms shipments to Israel, together with heavy bombs and artillery, as an announcement of opposition to Israel’s operation in Rafah. Israel sees the operation as essential to win the struggle and stop Hamas from returning to energy in Gaza.

Supporters of Israel within the United States have additionally argued that if Hamas survives, terror teams might be emboldened world wide, and can step up assaults on the U.S. and different international locations.

Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News and the host of Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot on Sunday evenings from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET (4 p.m. to 7 p.m. PT). He is the creator of the current e-book, “The Zionist Conspiracy (and how to join it),” now obtainable on Audible. He can also be the creator of the e-book, Neither Free nor Fair: The 2020 U.S. Presidential Election. He is a winner of the 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Alumni Fellowship. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.