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  • 7 [Arabs] injured from a [Hezbollah] direct hit at the community center in the Western Galilee, 2 in serious condition

    04/17/2024 5:02:05 AM PDT · by Freeleesy · 7 replies
    Mako ^ | 4.17.24
    Seven were injured by a direct hit by an explosive UAV in a communal building in the settlement of Arab al-Aramshe in the Western Galilee. in the artillery for the launch sources. Ader Gitsis | Branu Tegene | N12 | Published 13:34 17.04.24 Seven injured, two of them in a serious condition, from a direct hit today (Wednesday) in a populated community center in Arab al-Aramsha in the Western Galilee. Another injured is in moderate condition, and four are in light condition. MDA teams, along with IDF medical teams, evacuated the seven to the Galilee Medical Center in Nahariya.
  • Hezbollah launches major rocket attack that injures 18

    04/17/2024 8:16:55 AM PDT · by hardspunned · 5 replies
    Israel Hayom ^ | 4/17/24 | AP, Reuters
    Lebanon's Hezbollah said it launched missiles and drones on an Israeli military facility in Arab al-Aramshe on Wednesday, in response to the Israeli killing of Hezbollah members and commanders in Lebanon. This escalation comes as tensions between Israel and Iran are reaching new heights after a series of strikes and counterstrikes.
  • Saudi Arabia: When it comes to Israel and Iran, the enemy of my enemy is my friend

    04/17/2024 8:56:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/17/2024 | Andrea Widburg
    Something extraordinary happened above Israel over the weekend. It wasn’t that Israel repelled a massive Iranian rocket and drone barrage, although that was sufficiently miraculous. Nor was it that amazing that Saudi Arabia helped defend Israel against Iranian incursions because it’s been rumored for decades that Saudi Arabia occasionally lends a hand in those matters. What was truly extraordinary was that Saudi Arabia openly admitted to helping Israel fight back against Iran’s attack. It shows the truth of the ancient proverb that the enemy of my enemy is my friend. Many people are pointing to President Trump’s Abraham Accords as...
  • Iran state TV uses footage of crazed One Direction fans to show ‘Israelis panicking’ after missile attacks

    04/16/2024 5:53:29 AM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 13 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 16, 2024 | Yaron Steinbuch
    “In fact, it shows Louis Tomlinson fans near Four Seasons Hotel in Buenos Aires, Argentina last week,” a fellow BBC fact-checker said of the 32-year-old singer and one-time Harry Styles bandmate in One Direction. The footage, also shared by numerous online influencers, was just one of a number aired by Iran’s state TV claiming to show scenes of devastation from the weekend’s air strikes, despite Israel shooting down around 99% of the drones and missiles fired at the Jewish state. Another that IRINN claimed to be the fiery aftermath of a missile strike was actually from a February forest fire...
  • The trial of a former Syrian general over alleged role in war crimes starts in Stockholm

    04/15/2024 2:31:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    AP News ^ | April 15, 2024 | Chisato Tanaka
    The trial of a former Syrian army general over his alleged role in war crimes committed in 2012 in his home country started at a Stockholm court Monday, a first according to a human rights organization. Syria has been ravaged by civil war for over 13 years. Brig. Gen Mohammed Hamo, who is currently residing in Sweden, is charged with aiding and abetting crimes violating international law, described by the prosecution as “a serious crime” when he was charged in February. The Associated Press got a hold of Hamo’s accusation sheet in which the prosecutor claims the 65-year-old — who...
  • Iran informed Turkey in advance of its operation against Israel - Turkish source

    04/14/2024 5:45:37 PM PDT · by McGruff · 43 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | APRIL 14, 2024 | REUTERS
    Iran informed Turkey in advance of its planned operation against Israel, a Turkish diplomatic source told Reuters on Sunday, adding that Washington had conveyed to Tehran via Ankara that any action it took had to be "within certain limits." The Turkish source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan had spoken to both his US and Iranian counterparts in the past week to discuss the planned Iranian operation, adding Ankara had been made aware of possible developments. Earlier this week, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke to Fidan to make clear that escalation in the...
  • Iran Says It Warned Allies 72 Hours Before Attack on Israel

    04/14/2024 7:22:33 AM PDT · by McGruff · 15 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | April 14, 2024 | Aresu Eqbali
    Iran said it warned its allies and neighbors in the region 72 hours before the drone and missile attack on Israel began, the Iranian foreign minister said Sunday. "We informed them that the Islamic republic's response was legitimate and definitive," Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said in a televised meeting.
  • John Fetterman Breaks With Biden's Approach to Iran Attacks

    04/14/2024 1:58:20 PM PDT · by lightman · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 14 April A.D. 2024 | Sarah Arnold
    Democrat Sen. John Fetterman (D-PA) broke ways with President Joe Biden on Sunday after he said he wouldn’t support Israel if it retaliated against Iran. During an interview with CNN, Fetterman told host Jake Tapper that he disagreed with Biden’s stance, saying he would never "capitulate to the fringe" or “pander” to the Democratic Party. “Do you think that's the right call or should direct U.S. military action, as some of your colleagues in the Senate are suggesting, should that be on the table?" Tapper asked. The president made it clear that he would not back Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin...
  • John Bolton: Trump ‘Doesn’t Have Any Idea What to Do in the Middle East’

    04/14/2024 8:50:54 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 99 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/14/2024 | Pam Key
    Former National Security Adviser John Bolton claimed Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union” that former President Donald Trump did not have any idea what to do in the Middle East. Anchor Jake Tapper said, “Former President Trump last night at a rally in Pennsylvania, Shanksville, said that none of this would have happened if he had been president. Take a listen to what he said.”
  • Our Gygean Age

    04/14/2024 6:46:33 AM PDT · by Twotone · 15 replies
    City Journal ^ | April 9, 2024 | Jacob Howland
    “History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.” This aphorism aptly describes the phenomenon of Jew-hatred. Purim fell in March this year, while Israelis were engaged in an existential war against Gazan and Lebanese terrorists. The holiday commemorates the salvation of the Jews of ancient Persia from a genocide planned by an abominable man named Haman. Today, Iran—modern Persia—is a major sponsor of Islamist Hamans, including the paragliding, motorcycling murderers of Hamas. Founded three years after the end of the Holocaust, Israel became the great beacon of hope for a traumatized people. The Jewish homeland took in millions of refugees...
  • Iran Deploying Russian Tactics To Overwhelm Israel: ISW

    04/14/2024 6:41:36 AM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 48 replies
    Newsweek ^ | April 14, 2024 | Ellie Cook
    Iran's massive missile and drone barrage targeting Israel over the weekend is similar to Russian tactics used in frequent strikes on Ukraine, according to a new assessment, after Iran launched its first-ever direct strike from its own territory into Israel. "Iran's use of drones and missiles shows how Iran is learning from the Russians to develop increasingly dangerous and effective strike packages against Israel," the U.S. think tank, the Institute for the Study of War (ISW) said on Saturday. Russia has launched thousands of missile and drone strikes on Ukraine in nearly 26 months of all-out war in the country....
  • Netanyahu called off retaliatory strike on Iran after call with Biden – New York Times

    04/14/2024 6:08:38 AM PDT · by hardspunned · 111 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 4/14/24 | Times of Israel
    US President Joe Biden dissuaded Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from greenlighting an immediate retaliatory strike against Iran after it launched around 300 attack drones and missiles at Israel last night, the New York Times reports.
  • Iran warns Jordan it may be next target if it cooperates with Israel

    04/13/2024 11:51:57 PM PDT · by Morgana · 61 replies
    Terhan Times ^ | April 14, 2024 | staff
    TEHRAN - Amid escalating tensions, an Iranian military source has suggested that Jordan may face severe repercussions and become the next target if it aligns with the Zionist regime. The caution follows heightened surveillance by Iranian armed forces, closely monitoring Jordan's activities in the aftermath of a retaliatory attack by Iran against the occupied territories on Saturday night. This retaliation came after the Israeli regime struck Iran's embassy in Damascus on April 1, resulting in the deaths of seven high-ranking military officials. The source emphasized that should Jordan choose to engage in any future actions, it risks becoming the next...
  • Yemen launches drones at Israel simultaneously with Iran's operation

    04/13/2024 7:21:49 PM PDT · by Morgana · 41 replies
    Islamic Republic News Agency ^ | April 14, 2024 | staff
    Tehran, IRNA- Reports say that the Yemeni armed forces have launched several drones toward Israel simultaneously with the firing of a barrage of missiles and drones by Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps against the Zionist regime. Three Yemeni drones arrived in the skies of the occupied Palestinian territories at the time Iran launched a massive missile and drone attack on Israeli positions in response to the regime’s attack on the Iranian embassy in Syria, English maritime security company "Ambri" was cited by the media. Ambri claimed that the "drones were launched with the coordination of Iran." However, the Yemeni army...
  • Biden says he expects Iran to attack Israel soon, warns: 'Don't'

    04/12/2024 9:48:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Reuters via MSN ^ | 04/12/2024 | Andrea Shalal
    U.S. President Joe Biden on Friday said he expected Iran to attack Israel "sooner, rather than later" and warned Tehran not to proceed. Asked by reporters about his message to Iran, Biden said simply, "Don't," and he underscored Washington's commitment to defend Israel. "We are devoted to the defense of Israel. We will support Israel. We will help defend Israel and Iran will not succeed," he said. Israel braced on Friday for an attack by Iran or its proxies as warnings grew of retaliation for an attack on Iran's embassy compound last week in Damascus that killed a senior commander...
  • Married ISIS couple who 'raped two Yazidi slave girls aged 12 and FIVE and would punish them with a broomstick or scalding hot water' are arrested in Germany

    04/11/2024 6:09:36 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    DAILY MAIL ^ | 10 April 2024 | | DAVID AVERRE
    The Iraqi suspects are accused of a litany of crimes including genocide and rape.. Two suspected members of the Islamic State (IS) group have been arrested in Germany accused of enslaving and sexually abusing a pair of Yazidi girls in Syria and Iraq, prosecutors said today. The Iraqi suspects, identified only as Twana H. S. and Asia R. A., are accused of genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and membership of a foreign terrorist organization... Twana H. S. repeatedly raped both children, with the help of Asia R. A., who prepared a room and put make-up on one of the...
  • NYT: Iran has flooded West Bank with arms for 2 years, aims to make it next flashpoint

    04/09/2024 8:05:57 PM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 13 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 4/9/24 | TOI Staff
    Iran has for some two years inundated the West Bank with arms, employing a covert, multinational network of intelligence operatives, terror groups and criminal gangs as part of its multi-pronged strategy against Israel, The New York Times reported on Tuesday According to the report, citing three unnamed officials each from Iran, Israel and the United States, much of the contraband travels along one of two routes that pass through Iran, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Israel. The operation hinges on Bedouins who smuggle the weapons from Jordan across the border into the West Bank, Iranian officials were cited as saying....
  • Turkish Cypriot Leader Warns Cyprus Could Turn Into Gaza

    04/07/2024 7:10:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Greek Reporter ^ | April 6, 2024 | Tasos Kokkinidis
    Turkish Cypriot leader Ersin Tatar warned on Friday that “one tiny mistake” could turn Cyprus into “a new Gaza”. Tatar, not recognized as a head of state by the international community, also suggested that Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, and Pakistan may soon recognize the north. Turkey is the only country that recognizes the so-called Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. in an interview with the British newspaper The Daily Telegraph, said, “A mistake or a misunderstanding such as the shooting of a Turkish soldier on the Green Line… would provoke a bomb between the two populations.” “If you shoot one Turkish soldier, you...
  • A message to Israel? Russia deploys more forces in Syria's Golan Heights

    04/05/2024 4:48:01 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 23 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | APRIL 3, 2024
    The forces, from Russia's military police, were tasked with de-escalating tensions in the Syrian provinces of Quneitra and Daraa. Russia's Defense Ministry announced on Wednesday it had deployed additional forces in the Syrian-controlled areas of the Golan Heights, where Israel had allegedly struck at an increasing rate over the last few months. The forces, from Russia's military police, were tasked with de-escalating tensions in the Syrian provinces of Quneitra and Daraa, as well as monitoring the longstanding ceasefire issued as part of the Syrian Civil War.
  • War with Hezbollah and Iran May Have Just Begun | Caroline Glick Show In-Focus

    04/05/2024 8:32:21 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    JNS TV ^ | 5/4/24 | Caroline Glick
    Israel eliminates a top Iranian general, Iran and its proxies step up attacks and America makes it clear it is not with us. Brandon bows & scrapes to Mullahs, says in effect "father, I cannot tell a lie. George did it!"