The recent wave of torrential rains all over the country have caused a lot of damage and claimed several victims.
While in all other areas of the country the flooding was, unfortunately, natural and easily explained by lack of appropriate infrastructure (mostly insufficient drainage), the especially severe flooding of large neighborhoods of Haifa required an undercover investigation, involving several arms of Israeli security.
The question that the security investigation had to answer was: how did it happen that the system of drainage canals and dams built in the Haifa region failed to protect many of its lower located districts from the floods.
While the investigation is still going on, we have received the first conclusions from a senior source that demanded anonymity for the time being. It appears that, driven by Hamas' and Iranian propaganda, a group of Hamas members intentionally opened the gates of a Nahar Dam near village of El Sharmutta located on the slopes of Carmel mountain. The result was immediate and disastrous, causing uncounted damage to the city of Haifa.
Several arrests were already made, and the investigation is continuing, so expect the links to the Hamas' leadership in Gaza and Damascus to be uncovered soon.
Afterword: of course it is a spoof. There is no drainage system around Haifa, at least not a sufficient one. This is, unhappily, the picture of the whole country, usually caught unprepared for any serious rainfall.
While the damage and lost lives where, unfortunately, real (and so are the pictures), no one to my knowledge has perpetrated a deed described here. However, this spoof is a mirror image of the "water libel" perpetrated by Hamas recently and described with more details here. Just to show how easy it is done...
It is also a response to a particularly interesting person called Tammy Obeidallah, who will be a subject of another post later.