Israeli ambassador to the United Nations, Ron Prosor, has sent a letter to the UN Security Council warning that Hamas is rearming itself rapidly with the intent of attacking the State of Israel again in the near future.
A mere six months after Operation Protective Edge set out to defend Israel from ongoing rocket fire from the Gaza Strip, Prosor wrote to note “alarming developments in our region.” According to a report from Walla! News, “Hamas is preparing to launch an attack [on Israel].”
Prosor mentioned ongoing work to rebuild the terror tunnels destroyed by Israel during the summer engagement, as well as the overall terrorist infrastructure. He also pointed out rocket-launching tests Hamas has undertaken, firing towards the Mediterranean in recent weeks. He urged the international community to respond.
Hamas “is preparing to attack through rearming, rebuilding its terrorist infrastructure and clarifying its commitment to war against Israel,” Prosor warned in the letter. “Hamas is working around the clock to restore its weapons manufacturing capabilities and its military capabilities. It is determined to attack Israel from land, air and sea.
“Rather than rebuild Gaza, Hamas is busy boosting its terrorist infrastructure,” he continued. “Over the past two months, it shot some 90 rockets into the Mediterranean Sea.”
Hamas “has worked tirelessly to rebuild its terror tunnels,” Prosor stated. “These tunnels are used for infiltration into Israel and to attack Israeli civilians.”
The terror group, Prosor concluded, “is preparing for another confrontation with Israel. I urge the Security Council to address the issue immediately, before the situation deteriorates further.”
Prosor handed a copy of the letter directly to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.
In addition to the rocket tests, at least three rocket barrages into Israel have violated the ceasefire signed in late August. Although Hamas claims to be in full control of the Gaza strip, it denies responsibility for the recent attacks, the latest occurring in December. The Israel Air Force struck Gaza concrete factories in response to the attacks, as the concrete is being used to rebuild the tunnels rather than homes and communities.