Tag Archive for Al-Qaida

Jordanian daily attributes 9/11 to US Security Council for Israel’s benefit

Jordanian columnist Abd Al-Hamid Al-Hamshari wrote that since 9/11 the US has brought only chaos & conflict to the Mid-East, claiming that the Americans created ISIS & Al-Qaeda to serve the interests of the Jewish State at the expense of the Palestinians.



A columnist for the Jordanian newspaper Al-Dustour wrote an article at the end of September in which he claimed that the September 11 attacks were planned by the United States National Security Council to prevent the rise of an Arab power in the Middle East that would compete with America, according to the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI). Continue Reading »

Israeli Arab woman who sought ‘martyr’s death’ in Syria arrested upon return

RELEASED FOR PUBLICATION: Ranwa Shanawi, 22, stole funds from her parents to buy airline ticket to Turkey, then used fake documents to cross into Syria to join the al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front.
– She was later arrested by fellow members of the group, then deported back to Turkey.

By Lilach Shoval


An Israeli citizen who traveled to Syria to join the Nusra Front and “die a martyr’s death” crossed the border back into Israel last month and was arrested by the Shin Bet security agency and the Israel Police, the Shin Bet reported Sunday after an ban on the story was lifted. Continue Reading »

Al-Qaida praises Palestinian knife-attacks on Israelis, calls for same on Americans


Praising the Palestinians for carrying out their lethal attacks against Israeli civilians in Al-Qaida’s English-language magazine, ‘Inspire,’ the Islamist group says its followers must now strike in the West, “particularly America in their own backyard.”

By i24news


Al-Qaida praised Palestinians carrying out attacks against Israelis Saturday and called for its followers to carry out similar attacks in the United States in the latest issue of the Islamist group’s English-language magazine “Inspire.”

Kay Wilson, survivor of 2 women brutally attacked while hiking, was saved after being left for dead by their 2 Palestinian knife attackers – Photo: Twitter

In an article titled “Let us Unite for Palestine” the group says “blessed be the hands of the Mujahid that are defending Palestine and al-Aqsa with knives, cars, rocks and everything they have.” Continue Reading »

Bin Laden’s son calls for “killing the Jews and attacking their interests everywhere.”


According to the new al-Qaida video, Bin Laden’s son praised the stabbing attacks by Palestinians against Israelis, urging Muslims to target Jewish, US, & Western interests everywhere.



Hamza Bin Laden, the son of former al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, is calling for the targeting of Jewish and Western interests and the building of an army to “liberate Jerusalem.”

AN AL-QAIDA video released yesterday features a recorded message by Hamza bin Laden. – Photo: Middle East Media Research Institute

According to a new al-Qaida video discovered by the Jihad and Terrorism Threat Monitor of MEMRI (the Middle East Media Research Institute) and shared with The Jerusalem Post, Hamza praised the stabbing attacks by Palestinians against Israelis and called on Muslims from around the world to join the fight to defend Jerusalem, urging them to “participate in the intifada” of their Palestinian brethren by “killing the Jews and attacking their interests everywhere.” Continue Reading »

Salafi leader says Jordan may be next and destroying Israel is a priority


Mohammed al-Shalabi, a senior Salafi militant leader in Jordan, urges the kingdom to implement Shariah law & more balanced social policies.

Al-Shalabi also announced that fighting Israel is a priority for the Salafis: “One day Israel will be removed.”

By The Associated Press & Israel Hayom Staff


An al-Qaida-linked Jordanian militant leader warned on Friday that the kingdom was “not immune” to the chaos befalling neighboring countries, although he acknowledged that a Sunni extremist group’s recent declaration of a caliphate spanning Syria and Iraq was threatening to divide the jihadi movement.

Senior Jordanian Salafi movement leader Mohammed al-Shalab – Photo: AP

Mohammed al-Shalabi, a senior leader of ultraconservative Muslims known as Salafis in Jordan, told The Associated Press that the fighting between rival militant factions in Syria already has already undermined the battle against President Bashar Assad.

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Al Qaida-inspired jihadi movement challenging Hamas in Gaza


The rise of organized, heavily armed militant jihadi movements in the seaside strip poses serious threat to both Israel – and Hamas.


A leader of one of Gaza‘s secretive jihadi groups says the al-Qaida-inspired movement now has several thousand armed fighters in the seaside strip, posing a formidable threat to both Israel and the area’s Hamas rulers.

Palestinian members from Youth Salafists group chant slogans

Palestinian members from Youth Salafists group chant slogans, Gaza, August 22, 2013.- Photo: AP

In an interview with The Associated Press, Abu Bakir al-Ansari described a movement that is larger and better organized than is generally believed, with dozens of fighters now in Syria, and claimed his group killed an Italian activist three years ago.

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Saudi Arabia blacklists Muslim Brotherhood & Hezbollah as terrorist groups


The Islamic Kingdom also deemed 2 other groups and encourages their Saudi fighters in Syria to return home.

By and News Agencies



Saudi Arabia on Friday declared the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group, Al Arabiya News Channel reported.


Hezbollah fighters.- Photo: AP

The kingdom also included Lebanon-based Shi’ite group Hezbollah on its terrorism list along with the Syria-based Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and the Nusra Front, an Al Qaida branch operating in Syria and Lebanon that was created in 2012.

According to the report, hundreds of Saudi fighters are believed to be members of ISIS and the Nusra Front in Syria. Continue Reading »

Israel indicts Al-Qaida Palestinian for possession of biological weapons

West Bank Palestinian Samar al-Barak, intended on training others to use biological weapons, according to the charges in Israel’s military court.


A Palestinian has been indicted in a military court on suspicion of being an Al-Qaida activist who possessed biological weapons and planned to train other Palestinians in their use.

Fighters from an al-Qaida-linked Islamist group in Mali.

Fighters from an Al-Qaida-linked group in Mali. Israel is also a target. – Photo: AP

Samar al-Barak was indicted after spending more than three years in administrative detention without trial – a detention the state defended before the High Court of Justice on the grounds that it was essential for security reasons.

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Jerusalem exposes al-Qaida terrorist anti-American plot

Israel’s security agency revealed that the U.S. embassy in Tel Aviv and the Jerusalem Convention Center were among targets al-Qaida-linked group planned to attack.

By i24News


Israel’s Shin Bet security agency revealed on Wednesday that it had arrested a terrorist unit that planned to blow up the Jerusalem convention center and the US embassy in Tel Aviv.

US embassy in Tel Aviv – Photo source: i24 News

According to the Shin Bet’s statement, the three terrorists who were arrested belong to a Gaza based terror group that is linked to al-Qaida and the attacks themselves were planned by the global terror group’s leader Ayman al-Zawahri. Continue Reading »

Turkey no longer protecting IHH: Sends police to detain members over Al-Qaida links


IHH, the Turkish aid organization behind the Gaza-bound flotilla & Mavi Marmama in 2010, reports storage facility near Syrian border was searched & employee was taken away by Police.



Turkish media said police have carried out raids in six Turkish cities, detaining several people allegedly linked to Al-Qaida, including an employee of a prominent Islamic charity.

Mavi Marmara

A crowd greets the Mavi Marmama, the lead ship of the ‘Gaza flotilla,’ upon its return to Istanbul, Dec. 26, 2010. – Photo: AP

The aid organization, IHH, confirmed Tuesday that its storage facility near the Syrian border was searched and an employee was detained. Continue Reading »

U.S. Designates Another Palestinian Group as Terrorists


U.S. State Department designates al-Qaida-linked Usamah Amin al-Shihabi as associate of Lebanese-based militant Palestinian terrorist group Fatah al-Islam.




WASHINGTON — The US State Department added a Lebanon-based Palestinian Islamist linked to al-Qaida to its list of designated terrorists.

Palestinian fighters of the Fatah al-Islam group undergo military training with children. - Photo: Reuters

Palestinian fighters of the Fatah al-Islam group undergo military training with children. – Photo: Reuters

A statement issued Wednesday by the State Department said Usamah Amin al-Shihabi was an associate of Fatah al-Islam, “a Lebanese-based militant group formed in 2006, whose ultimate goal is the institution of Islamist sharia law in the Palestinian refugee camps and the destruction of Israel”. Continue Reading »

Despite PA denial Al-Qaida-linked group claims substantial growth in West Bank

Majles Shura al-Mujahideen confirms 3 of their members were killed by Israel special forces last week, denounces the current peacemaking efforts & threatens attacks on Israel as well as Abbas’ Palestinian Authority.

By Reuters


An Al-Qaida-linked group has confirmed that the three militants killed in the West Bank by Israeli forces last week were its members, and said that their presence there proved that the Islamist network has taken root in the Palestinian territory.

Funeral of Palestinians killed by Israeli forces.

The funeral of three Al-Qaida linked Palestinians killed by Israeli forces near Hebron, November 27, 2013 – Photo: Reuters

Al-Qaida has struggled to build up significant support in the West Bank, analysts say, and the Palestinian Authority that administers the area last week denied an Israeli report that the men were linked to the organization. Continue Reading »

Al-Qaida terrorist held in Israeli jail since 2010

Samer Abed a-Latif al-Barak believed to be an expert in biological weapons has been held in Israel custody for past 3 years, after previously having been detained by US & Jordan.

Israeli defense establishment is requesting a 6-month extension of his detention.




An al-Qaida terrorist with roots in Global Jihad has been held in Israel for the past three years under administrative detention, it emerged Sunday.


Handcuffed – Photo: Reuters

The terrorist, named as Samer Abed a-Latif al-Barak and reported to be of Palestinian origin, has been held in Israel since 2010. The defense establishment is requesting an extension of six months to his detention, which is said to expire in the coming days. Continue Reading »

Report: Jewish graves destroyed in Syria by Al-Qaida-linked terrorists


According to Fars news agency & other Iranian media outlets, Al-Nursa Front has reportedly demolished ancient Jewish mausoleums in Syria’s city of Aleppo.




Al-Qaida-linked terrorists have allegedly demolished several ancient Jewish mausoleums in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, Iranian media reported Tuesday.

A fighter from Islamist Syrian rebel group Jabhat al-Nusra in Aleppo.

A fighter from Islamist Syrian rebel group Jabhat al-Nusra in Aleppo. – Photo: REUTERS

The graves were located in the historical town of Tadif, according to the semi-official Iranian Fars news agency and other Iranian news outlets.

The terrorists reportedly belong to the al-Qaida-backed al-Nusra Front.

A tomb said to be that of Ezra the Scribe is located in the town. Continue Reading »

Israeli forces in Kenya to end deadly siege by Al-Qaida group in Mall


Kenya terrorist attack has death toll at 59, as standoff continues while Israeli forces are rescuing the hostages .

Israeli Foreign Ministry says Israelis were not target of attack by Al-Qaida-linked group.

By Reuters and



Israeli forces have reportedly joined efforts to end a deadly siege by Somali militants at a Kenyan shopping mall, a security source told AFP Sunday.

Trucks of soldiers from the Kenya Defense Forces arrive after dawn outside the Westgate Mall

Trucks of soldiers from the Kenya Defense Forces arrive after dawn outside the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013. – Photo: AP

“The Israelis have just entered and they are rescuing the hostages and the injured,” AFP quoted the sourec as saying on condition he not be named. Continue Reading »