Tag Archive for al-Qaeda

MK Shaked Turns to Facebook for Suggestions in Peri’s ISIS Negotiations

After MK Yaakov Peri (Yesh Atid party) suggested negotiating with ISIS, Jewish Home’s MK Ayelet Shaked asks, ‘Will a building freeze in Jerusalem stop the beheadings?… or a withdraw from Maale Adumim halt the raping of Yazdi women in Iraq?’

By Moshe Cohen


What would ISIS want in a negotiation with Israel? What would satisfy the Islamists who have pledged to convert the citizens of every country to Islam – or kill them? MK Ayelet Shaked wants Israelis who have an idea on that issue to contact Yesh Atid MK Yaakov Peri and let him know, because, she said, he apparently believes that such negotiations are the way to deal with Islamists. Continue Reading »

U.N. Confirms: Syrian Rebels on Golan Heights Capture 43 U.N. Peacekeepers

43 United Nation peacekeepers from Fiji captured on Syrian side of Golan, by rebels flying a black Al Qaeda flag.

By Arutz Sheva Staff


Syrian rebels have taken UN personnel prisoner after they took over the area near the Quneitra border crossing on the Golan Heights. The UN personnel were stationed on the Syrian side of the border.

Syrian rebels from the Al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front

Syrian rebels from the Al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front – Photo: Reuters

The UN later confirmed the initial reports of the incident, clarifying the 43 UN peacekeepers from Fiji had been taken and that it is doing all it can to secure their release, reports AFP. Continue Reading »

Al Qaeda, Hamas & Hezbollah Flags Wave in Jerusalem

At Arab wedding procession in Jerusalem’s Old City, terrorist flags are waved amid shouts of ‘we will write on the pistol: Al-Aqsa is holy to us.’

By Ari Yashar


During an Arab wedding procession in Jerusalem’s Old City on Thursday night, the Jewish state’s 3,000-year-old capital bore witness to a multitude of terrorist organization flags.

Participants in the wedding, who received permission from the police to hold the procession in the Old City, waved the flags of terror groups including Hezbollah, Al Qaeda, and Hamas, alongside the flag of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO).

As they marched with the flags, the Arab revelers chanted slogans insulting Israel and Judaism, such as “even with the rifle, the (‘Palestinian’) nation will live and will not die,” and “we will write on the pistol: Al-Aqsa (Jerusalem) is holy to us.” Continue Reading »

Lebanon Arrests Palestinian Al Qaeda Leader


Terrorist Naim Abbas, the Palestinian leader of am Al Qaeda-linked group, the Abdullah Azzam Brigades, was arrested by the Lebanese army after setting a car bomb.

By Tova Dvorin


The Lebanese Army arrested a senior Al Qaeda leader Wednesday – Naim Abbas, who is the deputy chief of the Al Qaeda-linked Abdullah Azzam Brigades.

A Lebanese soldier stands at the site of a car bombing in Beirut, Aug. 16 – Photo: Reuters

“After he came out of the Palestinian refugee camp of Ain el-Hilwen near Sidon in the south, the army intelligence in Beirut made the arrest of Naim Abbas, who is being questioned under the supervision of the judiciary,” the Lebanese army said, in an official statement. Continue Reading »

Security Expert: Group That Bombed Embassy in Beirut Founded by Iran

Counter-terror expert says Lebanese branch of Al-Qaeda-linked terrorist group that claimed responsibility for Iran embassy bombing was established by Iran.

By Ari Yashar



The Lebanese branch of Abdullah Azzam Brigades, the Al-Qaeda-linked terrorist group which claimed responsibility for Tuesday’s attack on Iran’s embassy in Beirut was initially established by Iran, according to a Middle East counter-terror expert.

Scene of Beirut blasts – Reuters

Tuesday’s attack in Lebanon left 23 dead, among them an Iranian attaché, and an additional 146 wounded. The blast reportedly was a message telling Iran and its Lebanese proxy Hezbollah to pull their forces out of Syria where they are supporting President Bashar Assad’s regime.  Continue Reading »

Same Terrorist Group that Fired on Israel Claims Credit For Beirut Attack

The Iranian ambassador to Lebanon accuses Israel of being behind the double suicide blast….but,

An Al Qaeda-linked terrorist group that fired multiple rockets on Israel from Lebanon, has claimed responsibility for attacking Iran’s embassy in Lebanon’s capital.

By Maayana Miskin


An Al-Qaeda-linked terrorist group calling itself the Abdullah Azzam Brigades has claimed responsibility for the attack Tuesday on the Iranian embassy in Beirut. The attack killed 23 people, among them an Iranian attaché, and wounded an additional 146.

al Qaeda demonstration – AFP/File

The attack was carried out by two suicide bombers.

Brigades leader Sheikh Siraj al-Din Zureiqat warned that the group would continue its attacks until Iranian forces leave Syria. Continue Reading »

State to High Court: Al Qaeda Terrorist Being Held Still a Serious Security Threat

State’s attorney told the High Court on Monday that Samer al-Barq, the Al Qaeda terrorist Israel has been holding for 3 years for security concerns, needs to remain incarcerated.

By David Lev


Samer Halmi Abdel Latif Al-Barq, the Al Qaeda terrorist Israel has been holding for three years, needs to remain in jail, the State told the High Court on Monday. Al-Barq, through an attorney, petitioned the Court to be released, because after such a long incarceration, he did not pose a threat to anyone.

Al Qaeda-linked fighters – Photo: Reuters

Al-Barq, 39, whose incarceration was revealed Sunday as a result of the petition’s filing, was born in Kuwait to a family that left Israel when the state was established. Continue Reading »

Shin Bet reports: Israeli Arabs are joining al-Qaeda


Israel’s Security agency says Israeli Arabs are joining rebel forces in Syria operating with al-Qaeda, and whose training may be used later against Israel.

By Tova Tzimuki

A disconcerting Shin Bet assessment warns that Arab Israelis are joining rebel forces in Syria and working with al-Qaeda terrorists.

Al-Qaeda terrorists

According to the review, submitted to the State Prosecutor’s Office and the Supreme Court, there is a possibility that Arab Israelis who are being trained in Syria may use their knowledge against Israel – both by spreading ideologies and by using intel and military capabilities they’ve learned there.

Another danger is that Global Jihad terrorists will gather valuable information about Israel from Arab Israelis. Continue Reading »

Al-Qaeda Swears to Slaughter Christians After US Finishes in Syria


An Al Qaeda faction of the Syrian rebels that’s supported by the Americas, intend to kill the local Christians should they win.

By Raymond Ibrahim


While U.S. leaders continue pushing for war against the Syrian government, “Al-Qaeda-linked rebels,” reports AP, “launched an assault on a regime-held Christian mountain village in the densely populated west of Syria and new clashes erupted near the capital, Damascus… In the attack on the village of Maaloula, rebels commandeered a mountaintop hotel and nearby caves and shelled the community below, said a nun, speaking by phone from a convent in the village. She spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of reprisals.” Continue Reading »

Egypt places Sinai on High Alert as Al Qaeda digs in

Egyptian security chiefs have placed Sinai on alert following Al Qaeda terrorist activity in the peninsula.

By Chana Ya’ar



The Egyptian government has declared a high alert in the Sinai Peninsula following a high level of Al Qaeda terrorist activity in the region.

Dahab View from dive shop - Photo courtesy  Wikimedia Commons

Dahab View from dive shop – Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons


The terrorists have set up a military base in central Sinai, Egyptian security officials told the Bethlehem-based Ma’an news agency on Monday.

Curfews have been imposed on the Sinai cities of El-Arish, Sheikh Zuweid and Rafiah, which straddles the border with Hamas terrorist-ruled Gaza.

Some 30 jihadists from Gaza entered the region via the tunnels, officials said, and it is believed they may join demonstrations against the Muslim Brotherhood planned for June 30. Continue Reading »

Syrian Group of Al-Qaeda Rebels Now Positioned on Israeli Border

The IDF confirmed reports that Syrian rebel forces, most likely affiliated with Al Qaeda, now control areas of the Syrian Golan city of Kuneitra.

By David Lev


The IDF verified reports Thursday morning that Syrian rebel forces had conquered parts of the Golan city of Kuneitra, placing them directly on the border with Israel. IDF officials said that the takeover of the area by rebel forces was a “significant development.”

During the battle between rebel and Syrian army forces, a mortar shell fell on a UN observer base in the area. A UN worker was injured. IDF officials have advised agricultural workers in the border area to stay away from the border until the security situation can be clarified. Continue Reading »

Assad: For Supporting Al-Qaeda, the West Will Pay Dearly

Syrian President says his regime’s defeat is not an option and warns the West that supporting Al-Qaeda will cost them heavily down the road.

By Elad Benari


Syrian President Bashar al-Assad warned the West on Wednesday that it will pay a heavy price for its alleged support of Al-Qaeda in Syria. According to AFP, Assad said his regime’s defeat is not an option.

Syrian President Bashar Assad – Photo: AP

He made the comments in an interview with state television Al-Ikhbariya, in which he said the West is playing with fire.

“The West has paid heavily for funding Al-Qaeda in its early stages. Continue Reading »

Al-Qaeda Plot to Bomb U.S. Embassy & Synagogue Foiled by Turkish Police

Turkish police have uncovered & contained an alleged plot by Al-Qaeda to bomb a synagogue in Ankara as well as the U.S. embassy & other public sites.

By Arutz Sheva staff



Turkish police have uncovered and foiled an alleged plot by Al-Qaeda to bomb the United States embassy in Ankara, as well as a synagogue and other targets in Istanbul, Turkish media reported on Friday.

US Embassy in Ankara - AFP file photo

US Embassy in Ankara – AFP file photo

As a result of a February raid in Istanbul and the northeastern city of Corlu, police had arrested 12 people, including eight Turks, two Azeris and two Chechens, and seized 22 kilograms of explosives, CNNTurk reported. Continue Reading »

IDF on High Alert on its Border with Syria

Israel’s forces are on high alert in the Golan Heights as Rebel forces enter DMZ & begin to take pot-shots into Israel.

By Chana Ya’ar


IDF forces are on high alert in the Golan Heights, carefully scrutinizing the border with Syria, as opposition forces begin to consider a new target: Israel.

Syrian rebels have penetrated the demilitarized zone (DMZ) separating Syria from Israel. The status of the area respected by both Israel and Syria since the end of the Yom Kippur War, though both are technically still at war, is apparently respected no longer.

In a video posted Saturday on the Internet by Syrian opposition forces, the rebels are seen in the Syrian side of the Golan Heights DMZ, firing guns right next to a U.N. Continue Reading »

Wanted: Seeking ‘suicide bombers’ for Al-Qaeda

Global terror group recruiting new militants via radical Islamists’ message boards;  position requires candidates to prove ‘previous experience’

By Sagi Cohen


Global terror group al-Qaeda is in need of new recruits and like all other modern enterprises, if the buddy system fails – online message boards just might do the trick.

According to a Tuesday report in Yedioth Ahronoth, the terror group posted an employment opportunity in June, on a message board known as a restricted forum frequented by radical Islamists. The position offered – “suicide bomber.”

Scene of 2008 al-Qaeda attack in Islamabad – Photo: AP

The Arabic want-ad announced a Jihadist workshop meant for dedicated individuals interested in carrying out lone-gunmanstyle attacks and suicide bombings. Continue Reading »