Tag Archive for Hamas terrorist

Arab Bank settles in terror case after series of defeats in other US terror lawsuits

By i24news


Arab Bank has reached a settlement with hundreds of US victims of attacks in Israel and the Palestinian territories who filed a lawsuit accusing the bank of supporting terrorism.

Aftermath of Jerusalem bus bombing – Photo: Wikipedia

A spokesperson for the bank confirmed to AFP that an agreement had been reached, but provided no details of the settlement. The amount of the settlement was not immediately revealed.

One of the lawyers for the plaintiffs said the Bank would make a statement and declined to comment. Continue Reading »

Hamas Rocket Engineer Receives 21 Years By Israeli Court

Engineer Dirar Abu Sisi, who headed Hamas’ ‘terrorist military academy’ in Gaza, extended the range of Qassam rockets to kill even more innocent Jewish civilians in Israel.

By Ari Soffer


An Israeli court sentenced a Palestinian engineer from Gaza to 21 years in jail Tuesday for helping the Islamist terrorist movement Hamas to improve the range of rockets used against the Jewish state.

Dirar Abu Sisi went missing in Ukraine in February 2011, and Israel said a month later that he was in its custody and would be put on trial. He was apparently arrested in an operation by Israeli secret service agents.
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Jailed Hamas commander gets solitary after radio interview with smuggled phone

After Abdullah Barghouti was taken to solitary confinement by Israel’s prisons authority for giving prohibited radio interview with a smuggled in cellphone, it was reported that he began an indefinite hunger strike.

By AFP, Liad Osmo


An imprisoned commander of Hamas’s armed wing who is serving 67 life terms has been placed in solitary confinement for speaking to a radio station, Israel’s prisons authority said Sunday.

Jailed Hamas operative Abdullah Barghouti – Photo: Hagai Aharon

Abdullah Barghouti gave an interview to Hamas radio using a mobile telephone “smuggled into the prison where he is being held, and has been placed in an isolation cell,” said spokeswoman Sivan Weizman. Continue Reading »

Israel arrested senior Hamas officials in West Bank anti-terror sweep

In one of the largest raids since ‘Operation Brother’s Keeper’, Israel arrests included senior Hamas officials, who have already served sentences in Israeli prisons, but are now suspected of currently planning Hamas-funded terror attacks against Israel.

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Cleared for Publication: Israel Security Services Stymie Hamas Terrorism For Purim

After joint security operation, Israel Police arrest 2 Hamas terrorists that planned an attack against Jews during Israel’s Purim holiday.

By Yoav Zitun


The IDF, Shin Bet and Israel police stopped a Hamas terror cell planning to fire at soldiers near Abus Dis during Purim, it was cleared for publication on Tuesday.

Ma'an Nur al-Din Ahmad Shaer and Daud Raja Daud Adwan (Photo: Shin Bet)

Ma’an Nur al-Din Ahmad Shaer and Daud Raja Daud Adwan – Photo: Shin Bet

The members of the cell, who were arrested in early March, bought a car to be used in the attack, trained in shooting and collected intelligence on their target.

The two central members of the cell were leader Ma’an Nur al-Din Ahmad Shaer and Daud Raja Daud Adwan. Continue Reading »

Arab Bank Loses Appeal in Liability Verdict Over Hamas Terror Attacks

Verdict against Arab Bank upheld with judge saying case was based on ‘volumes’ of evidence and orders the Jordan-based bank to pay $655.5 million, reflecting triple damages, under US federal anti-terrorism law.

By Arutz Sheva Staff


Arab Bank has lost its appeal to a US court over liability for supporting terrorists on Wednesday, after the judge declared the original verdict in the case to be based on an overwhelming amount of evidence against the company.

In September a federal jury found Arab Bank liable for providing material support to Hamas in two dozen attacks attributed to the terrorist group. 
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Cleared for Publication: Hamas Terror-Cell in West Bank Arrested

REPORTED: The 11-man Palestinian group apprehended in Hebron had organized to carry out a wide range of terrorist attacks against Israeli civilians, including suicide bombings.

By Itay Blumenthal


A joint Shin Bet-IDF operation last month led to the arrests of an 11-man Hamas cell in Hebron, which had been planning to carry out terror attacks inside Israel. The news of the operation was announced Monday by the Shin Bet after a gag order was lifted.

Weapons recovered by Israeli security forces in Hebron. – Photo: Shin Bet Spokesman

The Shin Bet named key figures in the cell as Saheib Maamun Saltan, 20, a Hamas activist from Hebron, and his cousin, 28-year-old Salam Abbas Saltan, who has in recent years both been jailed and held in administrative detention in Israel. Continue Reading »

Murderers of the Three Jewish Teens Shot Dead

Amer Abu Eisha & Marwan Kawasmeh of Hevron were located by Israel Security forces and ultimately killed in an exchange of gunfire.

By Arutz Sheva


Marwan Kawasmeh and Amer Abu Eisha of Hevron, who abducted and murdered three yeshiva boys Eyal Yifrah, Gilad Sha’ar, Naftali Frenkel in June, were located and killed in exchange of gunfire early Tuesday morning.

The operation was carried out by the Yamam, a special unit of the Border Police, and the IDF, in Hevron. An attempt was made to arrest the suspects but an exchange of fire developed in which they were killed.

The operation was made possible by the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency), which located the murderers’ hideout.  Continue Reading »

Allowed for Publication: New Details Released in Teens’ Murder

As mastermind of kidnapping & murder of Israel’s three Jewish teens is indicted, security forces release additional details of the attack not previously made public.

By Kobi Finkler


An indictment was submitted today (Thursday) against the mastermind of the kidnap and murder of Israeli teenagers Eyal Yifrah, Gilad Sha’ar and Naftali Frenkel, as more details emerge about the circumstances of their abduction.

With the completion of the interrogation of the suspects, several new pieces of information have been released for publication.

One month after the abduction, on July 11, a joint arrest operation between the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) and the police nabbed Hussam Hassan Kawasmeh, who owned the plot of land in which the murdered teens’ bodies were discovered, after they were murdered and hastily buried there by their kidnappers: Marwan Kawasmeh and Amar Abu-Eishah – who are both still on the run. Continue Reading »

Captured Hamas Militants Tell All on Hamas’ War Crimes

Israel’s Shin Bet released the names of captured Hamas militants & their damning testimonies against Gaza’s leaders

By Israel Today Staff


During the summer’s Gaza war, hundreds of Hamas militants surrendered to or were otherwise captured by Israeli forces. In the course of interrogation, many of these prisoners were candid regarding the unlawful tactics of their leaders.

150 Hamas gunmen surrender to Israeli forces during battles in the southern Gaza town of Khan Younis. – IDF

A statement released by the Shin Bet, or Israel Security Agency (the local equivalent of the American FBI) noted that the investigation of these prisoners confirmed that “prominent use was made of mosques and hospitals [in Gaza] as meeting points and hideouts. Continue Reading »

Hamas leader: We Killed the 3 Jewish Teens, so What?

Hamas puts propagandists’ conspiracy theories to rest, now openly admitting it ‘legitimately’ kidnapped and murdered the 3 Jewish teenagers.

By Ryan Jones


Anytime Palestinian terrorists carry out particularly grizzly or large-scale attacks against Israelis, protagonists of the Palestinian cause do their best to either justify such actions or explain away the incidents entirely.

Hamas leader Khaled Mashal speaking from the comfort of his “hideout” in Doha, Qatar

These propagandists do this because deep down they know that these attacks, in particular, are beyond the pale of all human decency and the moral values of those whose support they hope to garner.

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3 senior Hamas military leaders assassinated

PM Benjamin Netanyahu says: ‘No terrorist leaders immune from IDF’

• One of the three killed, Raed al-Attar, was behind the 2006 Gilad Schalit kidnapping.
• Speculation continues regarding possible assassination of Hamas military wing chief Mohammed Deif.

By Israel Hayom Staff & News Agencies


Hamas officials announced on Thursday that three of its senior military leaders were killed in an Israeli airstrike in the Gaza Strip.

Three Hamas leaders were assassinated on Thursday in the Gaza Strip – Photo: Channel 2

In a text message distributed to the media, Hamas announced that Mohammed Abu Shamaleh, Mohammed Barhoum and Raed al-Attar were killed in the Israeli airstrike near the southern town of Rafah early on Thursday.

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Cleared for publication: Leader Behind Kidnapping & Murder of 3 Israeli Teens Arrested

IDF forces and Shabak arrest Hussam al-Kawasmeh in Shuafat, a Jerusalem Arab neighborhood.

By Ari Soffer


Israeli security forces have arrested the leader of the Hamas terror cell which kidnapped and murdered Israeli teenagers Naftali Frenkel, Eyal Yifrah and Gilad Sha’ar.

Israel Mourns - Photos of Murdered Teens: Courtesy of the Families

Photos of Murdered Teens: Courtesy of the Families

Hussam Kawasmeh, a resident of Hevron, was arrested in the Arab neighborhood of Shuafat in Jerusalem in a joint operation involving IDF forces and the Shabak (Israel Security Agency), and has admitted under interrogation to having orchestrated the kidnapping and said he received funding from Hamas officials in Gaza. It is not clear precisely when he was detained, but news of the arrest was only released for publication on Tuesday evening. Continue Reading »

6 Hamas terrorists in Gaza killed when tunnel collapsed


Tunnel collapses on 12 Hamas terrorists from its military wing involved in ‘resistance activity’ by  ‘accidental explosion’, leaving half dead according to Hamas official.



GAZA CITY – An explosion killed six members of Izzadine al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas, in a tunnel under the Israeli border Thursday, Palestinian officials said.

Hamas tunnel in Rafah, Gaza (Photo: EPA)

Hamas tunnel in Rafah, Gaza – Photo: EPA

“Five martyrs were killed in a resistance activity in Saghira neighborhood” in eastern Gaza City, the local Hamas information office said, without elaborating. Later a Hamas official confirmed six men had been killed.

A security source told AFP the “accidental explosion” happened “inside of an Al-Qassam Brigades tunnel, which collapsed on some 12 members.” Continue Reading »

IDF on High Alert After Deadly Jenin Anti-Terrorist Operation

Israel’s Special Forces cornering wanted Hamas leader in Jenin, resulting in his death along with 2 others, may facilitate more Palestinian violence.

By Tommy Mueller


Israeli security forces killed three Palestinian terrorists during gun battles in the northern Samaria town of Jenin early Saturday morning. Among the dead was the objective of the raid, Hamza Abu al-Hija (22), one of the most wanted terrorist leaders in the so-called “West Bank.”

High Alert After Deadly Anti-Terror Raid

Another ‘Pallywood Photo’ where a clean undamaged prop is placed on top of the rubble for convenient photo opportunity.

Around 15,000 people attended the weekend funeral for the three young men. Continue Reading »