Archive for Mid-East News

Hamas Claims Frogmen Killed by Mossad ‘Killer Zionist Dolphins’

REPORT: Hamas terror group claims its naval commandos were attacked by Israeli dolphin operatives off the Gaza coast; the ‘killer Zionist Dolphins’ were allegedly equipped with specialized combat gear.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF

 

Israeli security forces used a dolphin to chase Hamas frogman commandos off the coast of the Gaza Strip, the terrorist organization claimed on Monday, according to a report by Al-Quds.

During an operation that occurred at an unstated time, Hamas naval operatives were chased into the sea by a dolphin equipped with a device capable of killing the terrorist group’s frogmen, an Al-Qassam brigades naval commandos spokesperson revealed in a video. Continue Reading »

Jordan withdraws Palestinian film over ‘Jewish sperm’

Jordan rescinds submission of ‘Amira’ to the Oscars over story about Palestinian woman learning she was conceived by ‘smuggled’ sperm from an Israeli jail, but an Israeli Prison guard is her actual biological father.
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By Amir Bogen

 

Jordan on Thursday decided to rescind its submission to the Oscars following harsh criticism from Palestinians regarding the film’s subject matter, which includes “sperm smuggling” of Israeli men.

Amira tells the fictitious story of a Palestinian girl who discovers that she was conceived by sperm from an Israeli prison guard rather than a Palestinian prisoner.

Mohamed Diab, the movie’s director, also announced that he would stop the film’s current round of screening following the backlash. Continue Reading »

HISTORIC: Israeli plane makes 1st public, non-stop to Saudi Arabia

Although no commercial flights are scheduled between Saudi Arabia and Israel, as the two states still share no official relations, direct flights between the two states are a considerable move forward in Saudi-Israeli relations.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF

 

An Israeli private jet landed in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Tuesday morning, per KAN news, marking the first time a public flight from Israel has ever landed in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

HISTORIC: President Trump on Air Force One’s flight to the Jewish State was the first flight to have a publicized flight plan to successfully fly directly (non-stop) from Saudi Arabia to Israel’s Ben Gurion International Airport.

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With newly approve budget, IDF widens nuclear sites attack training

Following a 2 year hiatus, the Israel Air Force resumes intensive training exercises in preparation for a possible preemptive attack on Iranian nuclear program installations.

By Arutz Sheva Staff

 

The Israeli Air Force has resumed training for a possible attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities after two years in which no such training had taken place, Channel 12 News reported.

IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi has even ordered a significant budget be used to facilitate the training exercises.

IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi – Photo: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit

The resumption of training for a possible attack on Iran is taking place against the background of American attempts to resume talks with the Iranians on a nuclear agreement. Continue Reading »

Mossad abducted Iranian general to find missing Israeli, Ron Arad

REPORT: A London-based Arabic newspaper claims a Mossad team abducted an Iranian general during an operation in Syria last month to find new information on missing Israel Air Force navigator Ron Arad.

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The Mossad abducted an Iranian general in Syria during its operation last month to find new information on missing Israel Air Force navigator Ron Arad, according to a report in a London-based Arabic newspaper Rai al-Youm.

The general was taken to an African country, interrogated and then released, according to the report.

It is likely that the Iranians followed the operation after it occurred, and discovered where and how it was managed, the report said. Continue Reading »

Confirmed: Mossad assassinated Iran’s top nuke chief with AI gun

According to the report, Iranian agents working for the Mossad used a parked Nissan pickup truck armed with a ‘smuggled-in’ remote-controlled artificial intelligence operated sniper machine gun.

By YONAH JEREMY BOB

 

Iran’s chief military nuclear scientist and the father of its weapons program, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, was assassinated in November 2020 by the Mossad using a remote-controlled artificial intelligence operated sniper machine gun, The New York Times reported on Saturday.

From the start, there has been controversy about how Fakhrizadeh was killed, but The Jerusalem Post can now confirm the accuracy of the Times report regarding the remote-controlled gun.

Iranian Defense Minister Amir Hatami, speaks during a funeral ceremony of Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, in Tehran, Iran November 30, 2020.

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3 Palestinians dead after Egypt pumps toxic gas into Hamas terror-tunnel

The tunnels dug from Gaza beneath Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula are used by Palestinians to bypass the Rafah Border Crossing in order to smuggle in stolen fuel and other goods along with weapons into the Hamas-ruled coastal enclave.

By i24NEWS

 

Three Palestinians died on Thursday after Egypt pumped toxic gas into a Gaza smuggling tunnel, Israel’s N12 news reports.

The tunnel stretches from the Gaza Strip to Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula.

The smuggling tunnels dug under the Philadelphi Corridor along the Egypt-Gaza border are used by Palestinians to bypass the Rafah Border Crossing. Fuel, food and other goods along with weapons are brought into the Hamas-ruled coastal enclave from Egypt via the tunnel system. Continue Reading »

Lebanese media: IDF airstrike in Syria was carried out over Lebanese airspace

According to the Syrian state news agency, the alleged Israeli airstrike that targeted sites near Homs & Damascus had most missiles intercepted.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF, TZVI JOFFRE

 

Syrian air defenses are responding to an alleged Israeli airstrike targeting a site in the Qalamoun Mountains, northeast of Damascus, Syrian state news agency SANA reported on Thursday night.

According to Lebanese media, the airstrike was carried out over Lebanese airspace. The Israeli airstrike targeted sites near Damascus and Homs and most missiles were intercepted, Syrian military sources told SANA.

The sources also added the airstrike’s results are being checked.

On Tuesday, Syria accused Israel of striking a military outpost belonging to Iranian-backed militias near Quneitra. Continue Reading »

Senior IRGC official & Hezbollah commander reportedly killed in Syria by IDF

Although Lebanese reports confirmation of a senior Hezbollah official killed in Syria, Iran is conspicuously silent on the demise of their Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps official.

By i24NEWS

 

Israeli strikes in Syria reportedly killed a Hezbollah military commander and an Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) senior official.

The (Israeli) Kan public broadcaster reported that Hezbollah military commander Imad al-Amin was killed in western Syria.

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard troops march in a military parade in Tehran, Iran .​(AP Photo:Ebrahim Noroozi, File); Hezbollah commander Imad al-Amin. (Hezbollah Telegram channel)

The Lebanese terror group confirmed on Telegram that al-Amin was killed “while fulfilling his duties” but did not specify when or how. Continue Reading »

Israel-managed tanker damaged in Iranian attack escorted by US aircraft carrier

Because US & European sources suspect Iran as their leading suspect for drone attack on the Israeli managed tanker off the coast of Oman, the damaged vessel is being escorted by the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan.

By i24NEWS – Reuters

 

The US Navy is assisting an Israeli-managed petroleum products tanker attacked off Oman with two crew members killed, the US military said on Saturday, adding the ship was most likely hit by a drone strike.

Mercer Street, a Liberian-flagged, Japanese-owned vessel that was attacked on Thursday, is being escorted by the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan, US Central Command said in a statement. Continue Reading »

Weapon warehouse in residential home in Gaza explodes, 1 dead, 14 injured

Palestinians accuse Hamas of storing weapons in a residential home located in Gaza City’s Al-Zawiya market, saying that the explosion which killed 1 & injured 14 on Thursday happened in a secret Hamas ammunition warehouse.

By KHALED ABU TOAMEH

 

 

Palestinian factions and human rights organizations have called on Hamas and other Palestinian terror groups to stop storing weapons in residential areas following another explosion, which killed one person and injured 14 others on Thursday.

They also demanded a thorough investigation into the explosion in order to hold those responsible accountable.

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Biden ends Abraham Accords funding, distances from Trump/Kushner policy

Abu Dhabi is also confused & worried the new Israeli government will cancel the Red-Med oil pipeline agreement because of the opposition to it by Minister of Environmental Protection, Tamar Zandberg.

By i24NEWS

 

The great fanfare that greeted the signing of the Abraham Accords – particularly the supposedly burgeoning relationship between Israel and the United Arab Emirates – seems to have stalled, following the revelation that none of the economic projects agreed upon have entered into force.

According to Israeli business outlet Globes, US President Joe Biden’s administration has appeared much less enthusiastic about allocating a budget for regional products than his predecessor, former President Donald Trump, who along with his negotiation team, which his son-in-law Jared Kushner headed, was instrumental in establishing. Continue Reading »

Israel’s Defense Minister offers humanitarian aid to ailing Lebanon

Israel’s Defense Minister said while inaugurating a monument in honor of Southern Lebanese Army (SLA) soldiers, “as an Israeli, as a Jew and as a human being, my heart aches seeing the images of people going hungry on the streets of Lebanon.”

By TPS

 

Defense Minister Benny Gantz has offered to send humanitarian aid to Lebanon through UNIFIL force to contend with the spiraling crisis the country is facing.

Israel prepares convoy of trucks with humanitarian aid for delivery. May 15 2018 – Photo courtesy: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit

Lebanon is facing an unprecedented financial crisis. Food and medicine are scarce, there are long lines for fuel, the local currency has lost more than 90% of its value in less than two years, and unemployment is skyrocketing. Continue Reading »

US adopts IDF policy of retaliatory strikes on Iranian militias in Iraq, Syria

US retaliatory strikes targeted Iran-backed militia weapon caches as well as operational facilities at 2 locations in Syria, plus a target in Iraq.

By Reuters

 

The United States said on Sunday it carried out another round of air strikes against Iran-backed militia in Iraq and Syria, this time in response to drone attacks by the militia against U.S. personnel and facilities in Iraq.

In a statement, the U.S. military said it targeted operational and weapons storage facilities at two locations in Syria and one location in Iraq. It did not disclose whether it believed anyone was killed or injured but officials said assessments were ongoing. Continue Reading »

Emirati writes, ‘Palestinians hijacked by Hamas to serve an Iranian agenda’

An Emirati who worked on the Abraham Accords penned a column in Newsweek calling to free the Palestinians from Hamas & Iran, writing, ‘The people’s rights & hopes have been hijacked by Hamas to serve an Iranian agenda.’

By i24NEWS

 

An Emirati who helped broker the Abraham Accords between Israel and four Arab countries last year has penned a column published in Newsweek calling to free Palestinians from Hamas and Iran.

Dr. Ali al Nuaimi, chairman of the Defense Affairs, Interior and Foreign Relations Committee of the UAE’s Federal National Council, writes that “the Palestinian people’s rights and hopes have been hijacked by Hamas to serve an Iranian agenda.” Continue Reading »