US national security advisor unveiled updated counterterrorism strategy targeting not just the Sunni ideologies espoused by ISIS, but also Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad, along with Iran, the “world’s central banker of international terrorism,” who sponsors global terrorist groups such as Hezbollah & Hamas.
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON – US President Donald Trump’s national security adviser on Thursday unveiled the administration’s long-awaited counterterrorism strategy, delivering it with harsh words for Iran.
Calling Iran the “world’s central banker of international terrorism,” John Bolton said the strategy will rely on traditional military action to fight terrorists, but also seek increased emphasis on non-military means to battle not only Islamic State militants but those backed by Iran and other groups. Continue Reading »
Palestinian terror group Islamic Jihad vows revenge for the 3 killed from IDF tank fire, a few hours after IAF planes carried out a reprisal for 4 Gazans that infiltrated into Israel earlier on Sunday.
Islamic Jihad vowed revenge on Sunday after Israeli tank fire killed three of is members after an IDF tank fired at the groups observation post in the Gaza Strip, in response to the detonation of an explosive device on the border fence earlier.
“IDF troops detonated an explosive device that was placed adjacent to the security fence in the southern Gaza Strip yesterday, with the intention of harming IDF soldiers who were present in the area,” an army statement said. Continue Reading »
Another Islamic Jihad terrorists has reportedly died in an “accidental explosion” in Gaza, according to the Hamas-linked Palestinian Information Center.
– IDF Gen. Mordechai, said the terrorist died while “manufacturing weapons and ammunitions for Islamic Jihad in a house in the Sheikh Zayed neighborhood in Beit Lahiya.”
By ADAM RASGON
A member of Saraya al-Quds, Islamic Jihad’s armed wing, died in an “accidental explosion” in the northern Gaza Strip, said Ashraf al-Qidra, a spokesman for the Hamas-run Health Ministry in the coastal enclave, on Saturday night, according to the Hamas-linked Palestinian Information Center.
Qidra identified the deceased member of Saraya al-Quds as 27-year-old Ibrahim Frahat. Continue Reading »
Israel’s Chief of Military Intelligence reveled Iran is now funding Hezbollah to the tune of $75 million a year, paying $50m to Hamas and giving approximately $70m to Islamic Jihad, all enemies seeking Israel’s destruction.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
Iran’s massive funding of terrorist groups that endanger Israel was exposed in shocking detail by IDF Military Intelligence chief Maj.- Gen. Hertzi Halevi on Wednesday.
Herzi Halevi – Chief of the Israeli Military Intelligence Directorate – YouTube/HerzliyaConference
Speaking at the IDC Herzliya Conference, Halevi revealed that Iran is funding Hezbollah to the tune of $75 million a year, while paying $50m. Continue Reading »
According to Palestinian reports, at least 10 Islamic Jihad terrorists are reportedly injured in Gaza’s latest terror tunnel collapse.
By Elad Benari
At least 10 Islamic Jihad terrorists were injured when a terror tunnel leading into Israeli territory collapsed in Gaza late on Tuesday, Palestinian and Israeli media reported.
According to the reports, a few others were missing following the collapse of the tunnel in the Shuja’iyya neighborhood of Gaza City.
The incident is just the latest of many similar collapses of Gaza tunnels in recent months. On Saturday, a 22-year-old Hamas terrorist was killed when a tunnel collapsed in Gaza. Continue Reading »
Kuwaiti Al-Rai reports:
Hezbollah fears the Jewish State is seeking to escalate as Jerusalem believes, “that its situation is critical & will soon be tested.”
This follows the IAF response, eradicating the Islamic Jihad cell that fired 2 rockets at the Galilee & 2 more at the Golan Heights.
By Roi Kais
Hezbollah has increased its general alert level along the border with Israel, Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Rai reported Saturday, “for fear of attempts by Israel to drag Lebanon and Syria into an escalation of a state less than war but more than an operation.”
Destroyed rocket launchers’ vehicle in Syria
Officials told the newspaper that the Lebanese terrorist organization believes Israel is getting ready for some sort of action, because the leadership in Jerusalem believes “that its situation is critical and will soon be tested” in;light of the recent signing of the nuclear deal with Iran. Continue Reading »
Israel returns to Syria in 2nd round of its response to Thursday’s rocket attack on Israel, and kills 4-5 combatants said to be responsible for firing the 4 rockets that exploded in Israel.
By Yoav Zitun & Roi Kais
The Israel Air Force launched additional air strike in Syria Friday morning, targeting a vehicle in which 4-5 men were killed who were responsible for Thursday’s rocket fire on the Golan Heights, Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon confirmed Friday morning.
A fire at the site of yesterday’s (Thursday Aug 20, 2015) rocket strike. – Photo: Yuval Landov
A senior IDF officer told Ynet that the attack occurred inside Syria some 10-15 kilometers from the Israeli border within territory entirely controlled by the Syrian Army. Continue Reading »
Israel’s PM Netanyahu has Foreign Ministry letter send letter to Iran’s new partners: ‘Iran ordered 4 rockets fired at Israel, clearly showing their post-deal intentions. What’s your response?’
By Hillel Fendel
By direct order of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Israel’s Foreign Ministry has dispatched an official letter of protest to the Western countries that signed the nuclear agreement with Iran – regarding the Iran-ordered attack on Israel on Thursday.
Mohammad Javad Zarif (center) and Ali Akbar Salehi with EU, German and Russian FMs – Photo: Reuters
Four rockets were fired from Syrian Thursday evening, hitting areas in the northern Galilee and the Golan Heights. Continue Reading »
By Kobi Finkler, Ari Yashar
IDF returns fire on Syrian Army position, accusing regime of responsibility for allowing strikes perpetrated by Islamic Jihad, like Assad’s regime, are funded by Iran.
After four rockets were fired at northern Israel from the Syrian Golan Heights on Thursday, the IDF responded with artillery fire just hours later.
IDF artillery fire (illustration) – Photo: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit
Sources in Syria report that the 90th Brigade of President Bashar al-Assad’s regime army is coming under fire, reports Channel 2.
Israeli security sources said that the rockets were fired by the Islamic Jihad terrorist organization, funded and directed by Iran. Continue Reading »
The rockets, fired from Syria, exploded in open areas in the Northern Golan & the Upper Galilee causing brush fires only, with no human casualties or damage to property.
Four rockets landed Thursday in northern Israel close to the Lebanese border, military spokesperson reported.
A picture taken from the Israel’s Golan Heights shows smoke rising from the Syrian Druze village of Hader, on June 16, 2015 – Photo: AFP/Jalaa Marey
The rockets, two of which landed near a kibbutz in the Hula Valley in the Upper Galilee caused fires but no injuries, the Israeli military and security sources said. Continue Reading »
Palestinian paper reports the dispute between Iran & the Palestinian Islamic Jihad erupted after the terror organization refused to issue a statement of support for the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels fighting the Saudis in Yemen.
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH
Iran has stopped funding the Palestinian Islamic Jihad organization, which is already facing a severe financial crisis, the Palestinian daily Al-Quds reported on Wednesday.
An Islamic Jihad militant attends an anti-Israel rally in Rafah. – Photo: REUTERS
According to the paper, the organization has not been able to pay salaries to its members for the past four months due to the crisis. Continue Reading »
According to IDF assessments, decades of systematic indoctrination of antisemitism & hate created a new generation of Fatah Tanzim, that could pose a serious threat to Israel in the future.
Palestinian Islamic Jihad is gaining strength in Judea and Samaria, representing a new terrorist threat. Senior IDF officials from the Central territorial command consider Islamic Jihad to be a small yet highly focused entity, making it a dangerous and disturbing addition to the plethora of actors in the territories.
A Palestinian protester wearing a mask featuring the Palestinian flag, uses a slingshot to hurl stones towards Israeli troops in Bil’in. Continue Reading »
According to the report, Egypt agreed to open the Rafah border crossing with Gaza twice weekly under PA control & Hamas agrees to refrain from inciting against Egypt or interfere in Egyptian affairs, especially in the Sinai.
Egyptian authorities on Wednesday agreed to an Islamic Jihad-mediated reconciliation with the Islamist group Hamas, the Palestinian news agency Ma’an reported.
Young Palestinians waving Hamas flags February 5, 2015 – Photo: Said Khatib/AFP/Archives
“Egypt has called on Hamas to renege on its ideology that comes from the Muslim Brotherhood,” senior Egyptian security officials told Ma’an.
According to the report, as part of the agreement Egypt agreed to open the Rafah border crossing with Gaza twice weekly to start with before opening it on a permanent basis. Continue Reading »