As Israel’s response to the latest round of rocket fire from Hamas in Gaza continues, some Jewish individuals and institutions in the US have been targets of anti-Semitism related to the current conflict.
Hamas has asked the Lebanon-based Hizbullah terrorist organization to come to its aid by launching hostilities on Israel’s northern front. The Russian news agency ROI Novosti quoted Hamas commander Mousa Abu Marzouk as saying, “We hope the Lebanese front will open and together we will fight against [Israel]…There’s no arguing that Lebanese resistance could mean a lot.”
The head of Hamas' military wing, Mohammed Deif, released a pre-recorded message on the organization's official television channel bragging of a victory over the IDF. "The balance of power has changed. We have beaten the military. It is defeated."
Thousands of elderly people, including Holocaust survivors, collected some 100,000 shekels for the purchase of equipment and food for IDF troops currently stationed in the Gaza Strip and for those who were wounded in action and have been hospitalized.
In recent days, especially against the background of Iran's "al-Quds [Jerusalem] Day" (25 July), senior Iranian officials have expressed their support for increasing military assistance to the terror organizations in the Gaza Strip, including Hamas and Islamic Jihad. Hizbullah, a client terrorist organization of Iran in Lebanon, also pledged support.