Archive for Mid-East News

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 »

REPORT: Israel sabotaged Hamas rockets to fall short, causing dozens killed in Gaza

UK daily, based on an unnamed source, claims Mossad operatives tampered with hundreds of rockets on their way to Gaza, making 680 terrorists’ missiles aimed at Israeli cities misfire, falling short, killing dozens of their own civilians in Gaza.

By Arutz Sheva Staff ,

 

The Daily Mirror reported that the over 600 rockets fired by the Hamas terrorist organization which fell short in Gaza may have been sabotaged by Israel.

An anonymous Western intelligence source stated that the rocket parts may have been sabotaged by the Mossad when they were first smuggled into Gaza or when the rockets were being assembled. Continue Reading »

Report: Biden team offers to unfreeze $7B, release 4 Iranian prisoners

Biden administration denies report in Lebanese news outlet affiliated with the Iranians, that they agreed to free 4 Iranian prisoners and release $7 billion in frozen assets in order to work out deal with Tehran.

By David Rosenberg

 

The United States has agreed to release Iranians accused of aiding the Tehran regime in the US, and unfreeze billions of dollars in Iranian assets as part of a prisoner exchange with Tehran, a news outlet aligned with the Iranian government reported Sunday afternoon.

Who’s on the wrong side? Biden supporting Iran, or Israel & Saudi Arabia against Iran? – Photos: Wikimedia

Al Mayadeen, a Lebanese news outlet affiliated with the Iranian-aligned Hezbollah terrorist group reported Sunday that the Biden administration has agreed to free four Iranian nationals who have been accused of helping Tehran circumvent US sanctions. Continue Reading »

4 Syrian soldiers injured in alleged IDF airstrikes on Damascus targets

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Four Syrian soldiers were reportedly injured and heavy material damage was reported following an airstrike targeted in Damascus by IAF jets on Wednesday night, according to Syrian state news agency SANA.

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Four Syrian soldiers were injured and material damage was reported after an alleged Israeli airstrike targeted Damascus on Wednesday night, according to Syrian state news agency SANA.

The strikes reportedly came from the direction of the Golan Heights and Lebanon, with Lebanese media reporting Israeli aircraft flying over large portions of Lebanon.

A large explosion was heard near the border between Israel and Lebanon during the strikes after a Syrian air defense missile was fired towards an Israeli aircraft in the area, according to Hezbollah-affiliated reporter Ali Shoeib. Continue Reading »

To deter Iran from building nukes, the US must sell Israel the B-52 & MOP

Op-Ed: Only if Teheran feels Israel can actually destroy their bunkered nuclear production sites will there be a serious deterrent in preventing Iran from producing a nuclear arsenal.
– Unlike the US, Israel has a long history in flying extended distances from its borders to destroy nuclear installations of its enemies.

By EHUD EILAM

 

US President Joe Biden’s administration seeks to negotiate with Iran. If it does not work, the US will have to deter Iran from producing nuclear weapons. Another scenario is that the 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, might survive and even be improved following future negotiations. Continue Reading »

White House attempts to curb Israeli military responses to gain favor with Iran

Israel’s alleged disruption of Iran’s illegal oil-smuggling to Syria (that directly finances Hezbollah’s regional expansion & terror activities), then Tehran’s subsequent maritime retaliations, appears to have exasperated Biden officials that are seeking to renew negotiations with the Iranians.

By Yaakov Lappin and JNS

 

Recent reports suggest that the United States is disturbed by aspects of the Israeli-Iranian shadow war raging across the region – in this case, at sea. It seems reasonable to conclude that Washington is trying to lower tensions it fears can spoil attempts to negotiate a new nuclear agreement with Tehran.

American sources told The Wall Street Journal in recent days that since 2019, Israel allegedly attacked 12 ships illegally carrying Iranian oil to Syria, using weapons such as limpet mines to damage the vessels. Continue Reading »