Released for publication: Israel’s Shin Bet security agency says it foiled the plans of an Iranian and Hezbollah run Palestinian terror cell, working under the guise of a PA humanitarian aid agency, to kidnap an IDF soldier in order to force the release of jailed Palestinian terrorists.
By Yoav Zitun
Israel has uncovered an Iranian-backed terror cell operating under the guise of a humanitarian aid agency in the Palestinian Authority-run West Bank, officials from the Shin Bet security service said Tuesday.
The discovery of the cell by the Shin Bet and IDF prevented terror attacks planned for the West Bank, the officials said. Continue Reading »
Hamas top gangster says he’ll return the kidnapped bodies of soldiers Oron Shaul and Hadar Goldin in return of Fatah mass-murdering arch-terrorist Barghouti and PFLP’s assassin Saadat.
By Arutz Sheva staff
Khaled Meshaal, the head of Hamas’s politburo, said Wednesday in a statement to the press that his organization will demand the release of Fatah arch-terrorist Marwan Barghouti and PFLP head Ahmed Saadat in exchange for the bodies of IDF soldiers First Sergeant Oron Shaul and Lt. Hadar Goldin.
Hagar Goldin, Oron Shaul l”z
Shaul and Goldin’s names came up recently after Israel decided to hand over bodies of dead terrorists to the Palestinian Authority, despite initially saying it would not. Continue Reading »
Hamas in a frenzy after 4 armed members abducted in Egypt’s Sinai by unknown gunmen, heightening tension between the Strip’s leadership and its powerful neighbor.
Four members of Hamas’ armed wing were abducted in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula on Wednesday after the bus they were on was stopped by unidentified gunmen, sources close to the Palestinian group and Egyptian security officials said.
The Egypt Gaza border, not far from the abduction site – Photo: AP
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Egypt accuses Hamas of supporting militant groups seeking to topple the Cairo government, an allegation the movement denies.
Hamas warned in a statement that the abductions could strain ties with Egypt, which faces a serious security challenge from Islamist militants.
Senior Hamas henchman Mahmoud al-Zahar reiterates his demands saying the negotiations are ‘closed’ until Israeli releases dozens of imprisoned terrorists.
Hamas is continuing to demand massive concessions from Israel as a precondition for even starting talks over two Israeli citizens held captive in Gaza.
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In an interview Thursday with Turkish media, senior Hamas official Mahmoud al-Zahar reiterated conditions set by the terrorist group
Thursday for opening talks over 26-year-old Avraham Mengistu and another as-yet unnamed Israeli civilian it is holding hostage, as well as the remains of two soldiers still held by Hamas since last year’s Operation Protective Edge.
Senior Hamas official boasts how ‘our children all envision kidnapping Jewish soldiers & settlers’ to be ransom for the future release of Palestinian prisoners.
A senior Hamas official in the Gaza Strip called on Thursday for the abduction of Israelis, who would be swapped for Palestinians held by the Jewish State.
Hamas militant training in terror tunnel
“We tell the Zionist enemy: you are all a target for us and the resistance, we will fight you until we finally get rid of you and take as many captives as possible to free our heroes,” said Khalil al-Haya, whose Islamist movement de facto rules the Palestinian enclave. Continue Reading »
IDF & Police forces searching for young Israeli man in Hebron region after his friend called police claiming missing man went into Arab village searching for tools to change flat tire after being stranded.
By Itay Blumenthal, Yoav Zitun
IDF and police forces are searching the Hebron area in the West Bank between Kiryat Arba and Bayt Einun late Thursday afternoon for a missing Israeli man who is feared kidnapped.
Soldiers searching the area for the missing Israeli – Photo: Tazpit
A friend of the missing person called the police at 4:17 pm, saying he and his friend were stranded with a flat tire and that his friend went to find work tools to replace the tire but never returned. Continue Reading »
Day after reports circulated that Gill Rosenberg, who is fighting IS alongside Kurds in Syria, was abducted by terror organization, she posts on Facebook to discredit ‘bullshit stories.’
By Roi Kais
Gill Rosenberg, the Israeli-Canadian, who joined Kurdish forces in their battle against the radical Islamic State terror group and was said to have been taken captive by the group, posted on her Facebook page Monday night to say that she was “safe and secure.”
Status report from Gill Rosenberg’s Facebook account – Screenshot
“I don’t have Internet access or any communication devices with me for my safety and security,” she wrote. Continue Reading »
Earlier this month, Gill Rosenberg, 31, said she decided to join the Kurdish fighters for humanitarian & ideological reasons, saying, “because they are our brothers.”
By JPOST.COM STAFF
The Canadian- Israeli woman who joined the ranks of Kurdish fighters battling Islamic State earlier this month has been kidnapped by the organization that she went to fight, Channel Two reported on Sunday citing Syrian jihadi websites.
Gila Rosenberg(R) – Photo: FACEBOOK
Gill Rosenberg, 31, from Tel Aviv, said in an interview with Israel Radio earlier this month she had decided to join the fighters for humanitarian and ideological reasons and “because they are our brothers” who are fighting the evil of Islamic State. Continue Reading »
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 »
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 »
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.
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 »
2 IDF soldiers killed in incident in which 2nd Lt. Hadar Goldin was kidnapped
•IDF: Suicide bomber attacked IDF forces working to clear tunnels
•Hamas: Attack took place before ceasefire – event still ongoing.
By Yoav Zitun
An IDF soldier was kidnapped by Gaza terrorists, the IDF said Friday, with a senior official blaming Hamas for using the ceasefire to take the soldier hostage. Two other soldiers were killed in the incident.
Second Lieutenant Hadar Goldin – Photo: Ido Erez
It was cleared for publication that Givati Battalion Second Lieutenant Hadar Goldin (23) from Kfar Saba was missing and feared to have been abducted Friday morning during clashes in the Gaza Strip near Rafah. Continue Reading »
Announcement from Hamas’ military wing, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades says that they captured and hold an IDF soldier captive, but provides no conclusive evidence.
By Elior Levy and Roi Kais
Hamas’ military wing, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, claimed Sunday evening that the organization had successfully kidnapped an Israeli soldier in the Gaza Strip. The militants did not present any evidence in their announcement and the IDF said that officials are investigating the issue.
Hamas press conference in Gaza – Photo: Reuters
In an announcement aired on Hamas’ television station Al-Aqsa, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades spokesperson said, “What the enemy isn’t aware of is that it’s lost one of its soldiers in action today. Continue Reading »