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  • IDF fighter jets attack Hamas targets after explosive balloon attacks

    08/07/2020 8:48:13 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 19 replies
    jpost ^ | 8/7/2020 | jpost staff
    IDF fighter jets attacked a Hamas underground infrastructure in the northern Gaza Strip late Thursday, the IDF Spokesperson confirmed. The attack was in response to several explosive balloon attacks from Gaza to Israeli territory during the day. Earlier on Thursday, after nearly six months without incendiary balloons, five fires broke out in the Gaza border communities. At least three of them were caused by incendiary balloons. Furthermore, a balloon carrying an explosive device was found in the Arad industrial zone. "The State of Israel will not accept any violation of sovereignty and harm to the residents of the south," said...
  • For Palestinian women, abortion can mean lies, jail or worse

    07/01/2019 3:56:16 PM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    reuters ^ | March 8, 2016 / | Sabreen Taha
    RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - “Fatma”, a mother of twins with a demanding workload, was distraught to discover she was pregnant again. Her doctor agreed to perform an abortion, she says, only after she promised to pretend the procedure had been a medical emergency. “He felt sorry for me and told me, ‘If someone asks you how you ended up having an abortion, I will be in trouble and will lose my job, so say you were hemorrhaging at the time,’” said Fatma, who lives in the West Bank. “He did the abortion for me - the first time, the...
  • Frenchman admits West Bank gun-running, Israel says

    03/30/2019 11:00:49 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 30 March 2019 09:17 CET+01:00 | AFP
    A Frenchman formerly employed by his country’s Jerusalem consulate has been convicted of arms dealing after admitting three offenses in a plea bargain, the Israeli justice ministry said on Friday. Romain Franck, who worked as a driver for the consulate, went on trial a year ago accused of exploiting reduced security checks for diplomats to smuggle 70 pistols and two automatic rifles from the Gaza Strip to the Israeli-occupied West Bank. Travelers between the two Palestinian territories pass through Israel and are subject to Israeli security controls. […] Franck was arrested in February 2018 and his trial began the following...
  • Hamas vows to act against those responsible for rocket attack

    03/14/2019 3:37:15 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 31 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/3/19
    The Hamas-run “interior ministry” in Gaza vowed on Thursday night that it would take action against those responsible for the rocket fire on central Israel, Channel 13 News reports. "The rocket fire was carried out without the consent of the Palestinian factions. The security forces in the Gaza Strip will take measures against those who violated the national consensus," said the ministry, according to the report. Two rockets were fired earlier on Thursday towards the Gush Dan region in central Israel, setting off air raid sirens in the area, including in Tel Aviv. Sources in Gaza confirmed that the rockets...
  • IDF bombs Hamas positions in Gaza after rocket attacks

    12/08/2017 1:06:54 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 14 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 7 Dec 2017 | JUDAH ARI GROSS
    An Israel Defense Forces tank and aircraft carried out strikes on two Hamas positions in the Gaza Strip on Thursday evening in retaliation for Palestinian rocket attacks. The strikes came as a terrorist group in the Strip launched a rocket that hit an open field in the south of the country, after two previous attacks that failed to reach Israeli territory, the army said.
  • AP: FBI Sent Hamas Money in Clinton Days

    10/06/2003 2:32:53 PM PDT · by Dog · 158 replies · 769+ views
    AP: FBI Sent Hamas Money in Clinton Days JOHN SOLOMON Associated Press WASHINGTON - While President Clinton was trying to broker an elusive peace between Israelis and Palestinians, the FBI was secretly funneling money to suspected Hamas figures to see if the militant group would use it for terrorist attacks, according to interviews and court documents. The counterterrorism operation in 1998 and 1999 was run out of the FBI's Phoenix office in cooperation with Israeli intelligence and was approved by Attorney General Janet Reno, FBI officials told The Associated Press. Several thousand dollars in U.S. money was sent to suspected...
  • White House orders changes to labeling of products imported from Israel

    01/30/2016 7:49:51 PM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | January 30, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    Here’s a story which seemed to get lost in the shuffle this month, what with so many other alerts devouring the news cycle. A memo was sent out from the Obama administration early in January directing a change to how products from Israel are labeled. As Adam Kredo at the Washington Free Beacon explains, this has riled up many folks on both sides of the aisle. A memo issued earlier this month by the Obama administration directs the U.S. "trade community" and government partner agencies to explicitly label Israeli-made goods that have been produced in the West Bank.The Jan. 23...
  • ISIS Followers Plan to Take over Gaza Strip

    01/13/2016 3:22:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | January 13, 2016 | Geert Wilders and Machiel de Graaf
    * In the video produced by the pro-ISIS Palestinian Islamic Army (PIA), Hamas leaders are denounced for aligning themselves with moderate Arab leaders in the Gulf, who are described as "criminals and enemies of Islam." * Apparently, Hamas has been too kind to Christians living in the Gaza Strip. The narrator blasts Hamas leaders for offering greetings to Christians on their holidays. * It seems that there may be valid reasons for Egypt's reluctance to reopen the Rafah border crossing with Gaza, as well as to Israel's opposition to lifting the naval blockade on Gaza -- initiated to prevent weapons...
  • Regime running terror weapons factory in Sudan?

    07/01/2010 5:40:43 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 2 replies
    The Sudanese newspaper Rai al-Shaab (Opinion of the People), owned and controlled by Sudanese opposition leader Hassan al-Turabi, recently published an article that potentially provides new and important insight into Sudan's terrorist ties to Iran. The article alleges that the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), a U.S.-designated terrorist organization, is operating a secret weapons factory in Sudan to funnel weapons to Iran-sponsored terrorist organizations in Africa and the Middle East. Several Arab bloggers circulated the article last week. Today, these blogs are the only evidence that the article ever existed. Soon after it was published, Sudanese authorities shut down the...
  • An American Intifada – Communists And Radical Islamists Join Forces

    01/18/2015 2:03:04 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 32 replies
    Noisy Room ^ | Jan 18 2015 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    Trevor Loudon wrote an article that each and every one of us should read and take note of: Intifada USA? American Radicals Build Ties to “Palestinian” Revolutionaries. I agree completely with Trevor when he says that 2015 could usher in chaos, unrest and violence as we have not seen in our lifetime. The Communists are now joining hands in America with the Radical Islamists, forming an American Intifada – an uprising, resistance, revolt. They are using racism as the building blocks and their hate for America as the glue to forward massive havoc and violence in our streets. The riots...
  • Dozens injured after man shouting 'Allahu Akbar' ploughs van into Christmas market

    12/23/2014 1:25:11 AM PST · by Cronos · 18 replies
    Daily Mirror ^ | 22.Dec.2014 | Peter Allen
    Dozens of people were injured tonight when a man ploughed his white van into a Christmas market crowd while screaming ‘Allahu Akbar’, Five people were left seriously hurt when the vehicle drove into the pedestrianised Place Royale area of Nantes in France. Within seconds of running down as many people as he could, the driver stabbed himself nine times. It is the third incident of its kind in as many days in the country which have been linked to Islamic terrorism. The man, who is said to be aged 44 but otherwise unidentified, was tonight under armed guard in the...
  • $5.4 Billion Pledged Toward Gaza Rebuilding

    10/12/2014 12:17:10 PM PDT · by Bettyprob · 9 replies
    Voice of America ^ | October 12, 2014 | VOA News
    Countries from around the world have pledged $5.4 billion to help rebuild the war-torn Gaza Strip, the Palestinian enclave along the Mediterranean. Norwegian Foreign Minister Boerge Brende announced the total Sunday at the close of a 30-nation donor conference in Cairo. Earlier, Brende had said there were many legitimate questions about “why donor countries should once again pick up the bill for rebuilding what warring parties have torn down” at a time when there was no agreement on a lasting cease-fire or sound political framework.
  • Gazans bombard southern Israel in massive rocket attack

    03/12/2014 11:56:31 AM PDT · by standingfirm · 52 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 3-12-14 | Adiv Sterman
    Dozens of rockets as well as mortar rounds were fired from the Gaza Strip Wednesday at southern Israeli towns. Hours later the IDF fired tank shells at what it termed “terror targets” in the Strip. Israeli reports put the number of rockets at over 60, and Islamic Jihad, which took responsibility for the attack, said it had fired 90 rockets at Israel. The organization said in a statement that it had launched an ongoing “military operation,” which it termed “Breaking the Silence.” No Israeli casualties were initially reported in the largest attack from the Strip since Operation Pillar of Defense...
  • Palestinians plan for airport, seaport and railway

    02/10/2014 12:39:37 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Yedioth Ahronoth ^ | 02.10.14, 09:23 | Elior Levy
    Palestinian Transportation Minister Nabil Dmaidi announced on Sunday that the Palestinian Authority intends to build an airport, sea ports and a railway to connect the Gaza Strip to Egypt. Dmaidi said his ministry signed a cooperative agreement with Egypt’s civil aviation authority, in an attempt to utilize the professional experience of the Egyptians in the aerospace industry. …
  • Former bin Laden Doctor Reportedly heads al Qaeda in the Sinai Peninsula

    09/05/2013 2:33:38 AM PDT · by Cindy · 5 replies
    THE LONG WAR JOURNAL ^ | July 17, 2013 | David Barnett
    SNIPPET: "Egyptian security forces have reportedly arrested a number of jihadists operating in the Sinai Peninsula who are linked to Ramzi Mowafi, a former physician for Osama bin Laden. Sources have told Egyptian media outlets that Mowafi's group has been responsible for numerous attacks in the Sinai over the past two years. Among those recently arrested are a Yemeni and a Palestinian who were found in the possession of maps and laptops. In August 2011, Egyptian security officials told CNN that Mowafi, who is also thought to be an explosives expert, was spotted in the Sinai. At the time, Mowafi,...
  • Turkish PM Condemns Removal of Morsi

    07/07/2013 10:59:21 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 9 replies
    voanews.com ^ | July 05, 2013 | Dorian Jones
    ISTANBUL — Unlike its key Arab allies, Turkey has condemned the overthrow of the Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi. Analysts warn that the fall of Morsi has dealt a major blow to Turkey's ambition of extending its influence across the Middle East. Turkey's prime minister on Friday condemned the military intervention that toppled Egypt's Islamist president Mohamed Morsi as an enemy of democracy, and criticized the West for failing to brand the ouster a coup. Referring to his country's history of coups, Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned that such military uprisings come at a heavy price. "Coups are evil. Coups target people,...
  • Fantasy v. Reality (The Fight For Israel's Reputation)

    11/23/2012 4:58:51 PM PST · by OddLane · 5 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | November 23, 2012 | Gerard Perry
    One of the chief distinctions between the anti-Israel rally and the slightly smaller, yet equally exuberant, pro-Israel counter-demonstration held in Times Square this weekend was the sentiments expressed by the participants. While the former vocalized their antipathy towards Israel and the United States and demanded ordinary Israelis be punished-through measures such as the BDS movement-and spent most of their time anathematizing Jews in the most historically inaccurate way possible, the latter concentrated mostly upon messages of solidarity with Israel.
  • Benghazi's meaning for Israel and the Mideast (Great Analysis-Debate Prep)

    10/20/2012 8:55:09 AM PDT · by mojito · 10 replies
    Israel Hayom ^ | 10/19/2012 | Dore Gold
    ....Even before the attack on the U.S. compound, according to an Oct. 2, 2012 report in The Washington Post, the White House held a series of secret meetings that came out of a growing concern that "al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb" (AQIM) was gaining strength after it took control of the northern parts of the African state of Mali, where it created a new Afghan-like sanctuary. In the last year it has begun to spread its influence across the Sahara. AQIM's weaponry came from post-Gadhafi Libya, whose arsenal was boosting the arms trade from Morocco to Sinai. Israeli sources have...
  • Congress seeks more U.S. aid for Iron Dome

    03/23/2012 7:36:46 PM PDT · by U-238 · 5 replies
    UPI ^ | 3/23/2012 | UPI
    Key leaders of the U.S. Congress want U.S. President Barack Obama to provide funds to help Israel, should it request it, to produce more batteries of the Iron Dome counter-rocket system. Israel's air force has three batteries deployed to protect cities in the southern Negev Desert against rockets fired by Palestinian militants in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip but budget problems mean it can't fund more batteries needed to shield the rest of the country. Iron Dome, which racked up a 90 percent kill rate against Palestinian Qassam and Grad rockets in recent weeks, was developed by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems...
  • New Radar Systems Introduced to Secure Gaza Border

    03/19/2012 10:07:56 PM PDT · by U-238 · 13 replies
    Defense Professionals ^ | Florit Shoihet
    The unique qualities of the new radars, “Baron” and “Baroness”, are thanks to a revolutionary new scanning technology. The radars are equipped with a wide view scanner, allowing them to view an entire area without rotating like traditional radars, eliminating blind spots. The new radar can scan an entire section of the border, tracking multiple targets simultaneously without rotating and leaving an area vulnerable. The radar is also sensitive to objects moving at low speeds, able to pick up lizards and trees waving in the breeze. The radar, made by Elta Systems, is based on technology that allows it to...