Following a tip from the IDF’s elite military intelligence Unit 8200, 2 Australian-Lebanese brothers were sentenced to 40 and 36 years in prison for their Islamic Slate-inspired plot to bomb a jet departing Sydney in 2017.
Two brothers, Khaled and Mahmoud Khayat, were sentenced to 40 and 36 years in prison respectively over a thwarted Islamic Slate-inspired plot to bomb a plane in 2017.
Australian-Lebanese Khayat brothers were planning to hand a bomb disguised as a meat grinder to a third brother, Amer, as he was about to board an Etihad Airways jet from Sydney to Abu Dhabi. Continue Reading »
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.
By TAMAR BEERI
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 »
WATCH: A captured ISIS fighter with Israeli citizenship defends the Jewish State on BBC Arabic (UK), saying it “has not done 1% of what [Syrian President] Bashar al-Assad has done” to his own people.
By MEMRI , JNS , Israel Hayom Staff
Sayyaf Sharif Daoud, a captured Islamic State fighter who holds Israeli citizenship, told BBC correspondent Feras Kilani on BBC Arabic (UK) earlier this month that he had joined ISIS instead of the Palestinian resistance because his experience of having lived through the Second Intifada (Palestinian uprising), and living in Israel had taught him that Israel “has not done 1% of what [Syrian President] Bashar al-Assad has done.” Continue Reading »
ISIS is planning a comeback, but Israel is using the Mossad while utilizing its cyber intelligence capabilities to thwart the madness of vicious jihadist groups, as it did in about 50 planned but unsuccessful terrorist attacks in dozens of countries around the world.
By Yochanan Visser
The Israeli spy agency Mossad and the IDF’s Military Intelligence have thwarted some 50 terror attacks worldwide over the course of three years Israeli broadcaster Mako reported at the beginning of last week.
The foiled terror attacks were the work of Iran and the Islamic State Jihadist group according to Mako.
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IDF’s Military Intelligence Cyber unit, ‘watching the world’.
Despite the fact that the IDF have forcefully engaged both ISIS and Syrian rebel groups when they’ve attacked Israel, the Syrian regime continues to assert the narrative that describes ISIS as part of a resistance force created by the US, Israel, and Syrian rebels.
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
Islamic State was driven out from the last major villages it still held near the Golan Heights – in an area called the Yarmouk Basin – on Monday, according to the Syrian regime and local websites.
The ISIS affiliate group, Jaysh Khalid bin Walid, has held the area for several years but has only clashed with Israeli forces once. Continue Reading »
Israeli defense official believe the ISIS rocket fired on Israel was intentional [too far off target to have been ‘stray fire’], hoping the IDF would retaliate against the Assad army, but instead, Israel targeted the source, killing several ISIS terrorists along with destroying their rocket launchers.
– Moscow congratulated Jerusalem for eliminating the ISIS unit.
The Russian Defense Ministry praised Israel Thursday after the IDF’s attack on ISIS forces in the Syrian Golan area killed several members of the terrorist organization and destroyed rocket launchers.
According to the Russian news agency Sputnik, the ISIS terrorists were trying on Wednesday to fire missiles at Syrian army positions, but hit Israel instead with two BM-21 rockets that landed in the Kinneret. Continue Reading »
In an ISIS inspired terror-attack, 3 Arab citizens of Israel planned to open fire at one of the world’s holiest sites, Jerusalem’s Temple Mount.
By ANNA AHRONHEIM
Three Arab citizens from the village of Um el-Fahm were indicted on Monday for plotting a terrorist attack on the Temple Mount in the name of Islamic State, the Shin Bet security agency announced.
The suspects, identified as 20-year-olds Muhammad Mas’ud Muhammad Jabarin and Imad Lutfi Muhammad Jabarin, as well as a minor, were arrested during January and February in a joint operation by the Shin Bet and the Israel Police
The attack was thwarted thanks to accurate intelligence information that enabled the security forces to arrest the members of the terrorist cell before they could obtain weapons and actualize their plans. Continue Reading »
Released: An Etihad Airways’ civilian airplane en route from Australia to Abu Dubi had been targeted by ISIS, but then Israel’s secretive cyber intelligence Unit 8200 stepped in and saved hundreds back in July 2017.
By Tsvi Sadan
The IDF on Wednesday decided to provide a quick glimpse into the clandestine activity of Unit 8200, the Israeli military’s equivalent to America’s NSA. This secretive unit was able to thwart an ISIS attempt to blow up a civilian airplane en route from Australia to Abu Dubi. The IDF referred to a July 30, 2017 news report about Australian police arresting four suspects in Sydney who were planning to “commit a terrorist act using an improvised device.” Continue Reading »
Although the Israeli Air Force operations were coordinated with Egyptian authorities, officials from Jerusalem and Cairo refused to confirm the New York Times report.
By DANIEL J. ROTH
NEW YORK – Egypt has allowed Israel to conduct more than 100 air strikes in northern Sinai in an effort to root out terrorists affiliated with Islamic State, The New York Times reported on Saturday.
For more than two years, unmarked Israeli drones, helicopters and jets have carried out a covert air campaign in the area with the approval of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who has struggled to contain the deadly threat in the restive peninsula, according to the report. Continue Reading »
The Israeli Arab couple, Wissam and Sabreen Zbedat from Sakhnin in northern Israel, were found guilty and jailed for leaving Israel in 2015 with their three young children, to an enemy country and taking part in terrorist activities.
By Arutz Sheva Staff
A court in Haifa on Thursday sentenced an Arab Israeli man to more than five years in jail for joining the Islamic State (ISIS) jihadist group.
The court said in a statement that it sentenced Wissam Zbedat to 70 months in prison and a 14,000 shekel ($4,000) fine for travelling to Syria to fight for ISIS.
The prosecution accused Zbedat and his wife, Sabreen, of leaving the country in 2015 with their three children then aged three, six and eight for Syria to join ISIS. Continue Reading »
If international coalition forces were behind this attack that killed 12 and injured scores, it’ll be unprecedented, since as far as it’s publicly known, those who’ve attacked ISIS units in the Golan so far, were from Israel or Jordan.
By Roi Kais
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that Tuesday, “unidentified” aircrafts attacked ISIS forces at the Syrian-Jordanian-Israeli border.
According to the report, it is not clear whether these planes belong to the international coalition against ISIS.
The attacks were directed against the ISIS branch in the Golan, the Khalid ibn al-Walid Army, and at least 12 members of the organization were killed and many were injured. Continue Reading »
Following yesterday’s Islamic State rocket fire on Southern Israel, Arab media reports of an unidentified drone strike on a home & car in Rafah, Sinai, killing one.
– IDF has had no comment on the foreign reports.
By Roi Kais
Following rocket fire directed at communities in the Eshkol Regional Council Monday morning, Arab media outlet Al Jazeera reported that an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) attacked a house in southern Rafah, killing one person.
Image of ISIS launching rocket at Israel – Arab media release
In addition to Al Jazeera, local media outlets in the Sinai reported that an unidentified UAV fired two missiles at a structure and vehicle, killing and wounding civilians. Continue Reading »
REPORT: According to an ISIS linked news agency Amaq, the Islamic State took responsibility for the rocket that activated the ‘color-red’ alert sirens in the Eshkol region, and landed inside a greenhouse, only causing considerable damage. No injuries reported.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
The Islamic State (ISIS) has claimed responsibility for a rocket attack that landed in landed in a greenhouse in the southern Eshkol Regional Council on Monday, according to ISIS linked news agency Amaq.
Remnants from a rocket that struck southern Israel, April 10, 2017. – Photo: Israel National Police/Spokesperson’s Division
According to the IDF, the projectile was launched from Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula. Continue Reading »
The latest offensive by an ISIS-allied group in the tri-border region of southwest Syria, Israel and Jordan has quickly captured 4 villages and is currently endangering the Syrian city of Daraa, whose southwest suburb is already under ISIS control.
BY Roi Kais
ISIS-affiliated groups opened a major offensive in the tri-nation border of Israel, Syria and Jordan, attacking various rebel factions and have managed to take control of four villages—Adwan, Saham al-Jawlan, Jalin and Tasil—in addition to the strategic southwestern suburb of Daraa, which is the capital of Hauran.
Israel-Syria-Jordan triborders – Google Maps
Areas change hands somewhat frequently, but a rapid victory on this scale has not been seen in some time. Continue Reading »
IDF confirms 2 rockets fired from Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula landed in the Eshkol Regional Council of southern Israel, with no injuries or damages reported.
– Latest round of launches come after ISIS reported five of its fighters were killed by an IDF drone on Saturday.
By Yoav Zitun
Two rockets were fired from the Sinai Peninsula and landed in open space in Israel on Monday morning, the IDF reported.
Part of an exploded rocket found – Photo: Israel Police Spokesperson’s Unit
The rockets landed in the Eshkol Regional Council, according to an initial statement released by the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit. Continue Reading »