The arrests came after Hizb-ut-Tahrir, a radical Islamic group distributed leaflets condemning PA President Abbas’ NATO suggestion.
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH
Palestinian Authority security forces arrested over the weekend scores of members of the radical group Hizb–ut-Tahrir (Party of Liberation) in the West Bank.
Members of the Palestinian security forces.- Photo: REUTERS
The crackdown came after the party distributed a leaflet strongly condemning PA President Mahmoud Abbas’s recent statements to The New York Times, where he said he would agree to the deployment of NATO troops in a future Palestinian state to prevent weapons smuggling and terrorism.
Founded in 1953, Hizb-ut-Tahrir is an international pan-Islamic political group whose goal is to unify all Muslim countries under an Islamic state or Caliphate. Continue Reading »
SPECIAL REPORT FROM EGYPT
In response to Egyptian intel assessment that Gaza militants are responsible for some attacks in Sinai, Egyptian reconnaissance planes have identified potential hostile targets in Palestinian coastal territory, security official tells Ma’an.
By YASSER OKBI, THE POST CORRESPONDENT
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The Egyptian army has planned military attacks on specific targets in the Gaza Strip in the event that the security situation in the northern Sinai peninsula deteriorates, a senior Egyptian security official told the Ma’an news agency.
Egyptian Army soldiers patrol in an armored vehicle backed by a helicopter gunship during a sweep through villages in in Sheikh Zuweyid, northern Sinai, Egypt in May.
Thousands of Israeli Muslim Arabs attend annual ‘Al-Aqsa Mosque in Danger’ rally sponsored by the northern branch of Islamic Movement.
This year, the rally was also dedicated to Egyptian struggle, bearing Morsi’s picture, pro-Brotherhood signs
By Hassan Shaalan
Some 30,000 Arab Israelis took part Friday in a rally titled “Al-Aqsa Mosque in Danger,” in the northern town of Umm al-Fahm. The event was organized by the northern branch of the Islamic Movement.
‘Al-Aqsa Mosque in Danger.’ at Umm al-Fahm protest
Pro-Morsi, Brotherhood sign
Attendees were waving Palestinian flags, crying out “We will sacrifice our lives for Al-Aqsa.”
This year, participants were also expressing their support of the Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood. Continue Reading »
Analysis: Israeli media expert reports on how Western-style democracy does not always work in an Arab Muslim state.
By Uri Dromi
Once again, the American administration finds itself in the situation where it doesn’t really know exactly how to deal with an enigmatic Middle East. This time, it’s Egypt that is teaching Americans how complex this turbulent region is.
Islamists in Egypt abused their power – Israel Today
From the standpoint of Washington, something good must have happened in Egypt in the last two years. After decades of dictatorship, it seemed that democracy had eventually prevailed. The many Egyptians who took to Tahrir Square in January 2011 chanting, “Enough is enough,” finally got , in the eternal words of President Lincoln, “a government of the people, by the people, for the people.” Continue Reading »
Hamas is seeking stricter enforcement of Islamic law in Gaza, which includes provisions for cutting off the hands of thieves.
Hamas is lobbying for a stricter enforcement of Islamic law in Gaza – including provisions to cut off the hands of thieves, and execution of individuals who cheat on their spouses. A report in the Al-Hayat daily newspaper said that Hamas expects the new regulations to take effect in the coming months, after introduction of the legislation in the PA parliament.
Existing laws mete out the death penalty to individuals convicted of murder, spying, homosexuality, or selling land to Jews. Continue Reading »
A Tunisian cleric recently referred to Jews as “prophet slayers and apes” & prayed for Allah to annihilate them, not leaving a single one left on Earth.
A Tunisian cleric recently referred to Jews as “prophet slayers and apes” and prayed for Allah to annihilate them.
Muslim congregation prays for the annihilation of all the Jews – Screenshot from MEMRI TV
The remarks were made in a Friday sermon in Rades, Tunisia, which was delivered by Sheikh Ahmad Al-Suhayli and aired on a local television network on November 30. They were translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI). Continue Reading »