Iraqi passport holder Taja Mohammad Al Jabori, who ‘admitted to being a member of Hamas,’ was arrested in the Philippines earlier this week after ‘a tip-off’ and found his visa had expired.
– Al Jabori, a chemist by trade, has been responsible for improving Hamas’ rocket capabilities.
The Philippines said Monday it would deport an elderly Iraqi man described as a scientist for Hamas and accused of helping the Palestinian terror group lob missiles at Israel.
Iraq tipped off the Philippines about the presence of Taja Mohammad Al Jabori, who was arrested on Sunday, national police chief Ronald Dela Rosa told reporters.However, the arrest was due to visa problems rather than any evidence of militant activity, the police chief emphasized. Continue Reading »
“I will no longer accept second-hand military equipment” [from the US], said Philippine President Duterte, whose defense budget allocates $500 million for the acquisition of new weapons & military equipment this year.
MANILA – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte promised on Friday to buy brand-new military equipment to fight twin Maoist and Muslim rebellions, and no longer accept second-hand weapons from the United States.
President Duterte delivering his first State of the Nation Address – Photo: Ace Morandante/Wikimedia
The Philippine budget allocates more than 100 billion pesos ($2 billion) to modernize the military’s equipment under a five-year plan, spending 25 billion pesos this year on acquisitions from Israel and South Korea. Continue Reading »
Hatzalah YOSH was among the 1st organizations arriving in the Philippines to offer medical attention following typhoon Haiyan’s destruction.
By Yoni Kempinski, Ari Yashar
The Hatzalah YOSH organization, established to provide emergency medical treatment in Judea and Samaria (sometimes referred to as the “West Bank”), was among the first to arrive in the Philippines and save lives following the typhoon Haiyan natural disaster.
‘Rescuers Without Borders’ in the Philippines – Photo: Arutz 7 screenshot
Video from the Judea and Samaria based rescue mission in the Philippines shows the group’s activities in the devastated landscape:
Aryeh Levi, a medic with Hatzalah YOSH and manager of “Rescuers Without Borders,” spoke to Arutz Sheva about his organization’s rescue efforts. Continue Reading »
The Foreign Ministry announced that Israel would send a search & rescue team with experience in searching damaged buildings, as well as medical staff and a field hospital.
The IDF will send a humanitarian mission to assist victims of the Typhoon in the Philippines, army sources said.
Soldier preparing supplies for the Philippines – Photo Courtesy IDF
The mission, headed by Col. Ramtin Sabati, who commands the National Rescue Unit, will contain medical staff and a field hospital, and will head out to the storm-stricken areas on Wednesday. The decision came following an evaluation meeting held by IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Continue Reading »