Tag Archive for suicide attacks

Hamas daily advocates the resumption of suicide bombings

The aftermath of a bus bombing in Haifa in 2003. Photo: Wikimedia, B. Železník

Hamas daily in Gaza publishes special edition calling for resumption of bombing attacks, marking wave of suicide bombings that devastated Israel before the construction of the security barrier that brought the carnage to a halt.

By Arutz Sheva Staff


Mustafa al-Sawwaf, a columnist for the Hamas Al-Risalah daily, called for the renewal of suicide bombings against Israelis.

The article was printed as part of a special edition marking the 22nd anniversary of a series of suicide bombings in 1996.

In his article, which was translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), al-Sawwaf asked, “Are we about to see actions similar to those carried out by the imprisoned commander Hassan Salameh?”

“Will we witness suicide attacks that will redeem the reputation of the quality attacks that shook the Zionist entity and can cause the leaders of the occupation – who call for the field execution of Palestinians – to think again? Continue Reading »

Ex-ICC prosecutor warns Palestinians of ‘boomerang’ if turning to the Hague


Former chief prosecutor warns PA that Hamas could face investigation for rocket fire  & suicide bombings against Israeli civilians, should Palestinians accept war crimes court’s jurisdiction.

By AP, The Media Line


A former chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said Wednesday Palestinians should proceed with caution as they consider pursuing war crimes against Israel.

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The Hague, International Criminal Court. – Photo courtesy: Wikimedia Commons

Since winning upgraded status at the United Nations in 2012, the Palestinians have threatened to turn to the ICC to press charges against Israel at the world’s first permanent war crimes court if peace efforts fail. Continue Reading »

Thailand prevents Hezbollah terror plot to kill Israeli tourists


‘Bangkok Post’ reports that police arrested 2 Muslim men suspected of planning terror attack, 1 of whom admitted to being a Hezbollah agent.



Thai authorities thwarted a plan by Hezbollah agents to attack Israeli tourists during this Passover season, a Thailand-based newspaper is reporting on Thursday.
Thailand police confiscate explosives.

Thailand police confiscate explosives. – Photo: REUTERS

According to the Bangkok Post, investigators in Thailand managed to extract a confession from one of two suspected terrorists held in custody for allegedly planning to strike at Israelis in the country.

Two of the men – Daoud Farhat, a French-Lebanese national, and Youssef Ayad, who is of Lebanese-Filipino extraction – were arrested for alleged ties to Hezbollah, the Bangkok Post reported.

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Hamas head Khaled Mashaal: Suicide is our ‘Life’

Hamas leader says at an event in Qatar, a Palestinian suicide terror campaign against Israel is just around the corner.

By Dalit Halevy


Hamas head Khaled Mashaal said on Saturday that there is no solution to the Palestinian problem, except through renewal of the spirit of jihad and self-sacrifice for Allah. He stressed that this would happen “soon.”


Hamas politburo chief Khaled Mashaal – Reuters

Mashaal spoke at an event in Qatar, dedicated to the memory of Palestinians who were killed in terror attacks against Israel, whose remains were recently transferred by Israel to the Palestinian Authority (PA).

Mashaal noted that the residents of Gaza, the “West Bank,” the “1948 areas,” Jerusalem and the diaspora are one nation with a single common strategy, which is jihad and struggle. Continue Reading »

Bulgaria releases ID of 2 suspects in Burgas terrorist bombing


The Sofia report into the Hezbollah suicide bombing that killed 5 Israelis & a local, names a Canadian & an Australian citizen as prime suspects.




The Bulgarian authorities have released the names of two people believed to be involved in the Burgas bus bomb terrorist attack last year that killed five Israelis and their Bulgarian bus driver according to the Bulgarian news agency Focus.

Meliad Farah and Hassan El Hajj Hassan, who are suspected of involvement in the Burgas bus bombing.

Meliad Farah and Hassan El Hajj Hassan, who are suspected of involvement in the Burgas bus bombing. – Photo: Bulgaria Interior Ministry

The two were identified as 32-year-old Australian citizen Meliad Farah, also known as Hussein Hussein, and 25-year old Canadian Citizen Hassan El Hajj

In the days around the attack, the suspects had been noticed in Ruse, Varna and Nesebar, the Sunny Beach resort, and in the village of Ravda, according to the report.

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Op-Ed: Why France Glorifies Arab Terrorists

Why haven’t Europe’s philo-Semites, ever set up any exhibition on the real effects of Arab terrorism on Jewish lives?

By Giulio Meotti


The Jeu de Paume museum in Paris served as the “Einsatzstab’s”, the storage facility for 22,000 works of art confiscated by the Nazis from 200 Jewish collections in France.

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For four years, from 1940 to 1944, the Jeu de Paume became a notorious “concentration camp” for confiscated works of art. The Museum was frequently visited by high ranking Nazi officials, including the Reichsmarschall Hermann Göring.

Now, in the same state-funded museum, there is an exhibition calling the Palestinian Arab suicide bombers “martyrs”.

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Hamas Values: Mother Raises Her Children & Grandchildren to be a ‘martyr’

I brought them up to be martyrs. To become martyrs for the name of Allah. There wasn’t a definite time in which they told me that they wanted to become martyrs. I instilled this in them and they followed it… and the ones who just started – they are going to continue.

– Umm Nidal (Mariam Farhat) in interview with National Geographic, 2009

Mariam Farhat, a former member of parliament for Hamas in Gaza, raised each of her six sons to commit terror attacks against Israeli soldiers and civilians. She hoped that each of them would die in the process – that each of them would become a ‘martyr’.

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Poll: Palestinians lead Muslim world advocating suicide bombings


40% of Palestinian Muslims see suicide bombing attacks on civilians justified, while half take opposite opinion.

By Israel Hayom Staff

Out of all the Muslim respondents in a global survey, Palestinian Muslims polled highest in favor of suicide bombings as a justifiable means “to defend Islam.”

Video Advertises Hamas’ Strategy: A Death Wish

Hamas is winning int’l sympathy as a result of alleged civilian deaths, although some were caused by its own misfired rockets.

By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu


Hamas is winning international sympathy as a result of alleged civilian deaths, some caused by its own misfired rockets.

Mainstream media has emphasized the number of alleged civilian deaths in Gaza the past several days, after believing and headlining a story that the visiting Egyptian prime minister kissed the head of a dead boy, allegedly killed by Israel.

Watchdog sites and Arutz Sheva exposed the fact that that the boy died after one of Hamas’ own rockets misfired and exploded in Gaza. Continue Reading »

Video: Hamas warns Israel it will renew suicide attacks

Qassam Brigade message to the IDF: “Go forth, brave one, to your death.”




Hamas’s armed wing on Saturday night released a Hebrew-language video warning that it would renew its deadly suicide bombing campaign in Israel.

Reads: Wait for us soon

Reads: Wait for us soon – screen-shot

Introduced with a message “from the Palestinian nation to the Zionists,” the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades video added “We have missed the suicide [bombs]… wait for us soon in stores, buses and cafes.”

In broken Hebrew with Arabic translations, the video added: “Don’t sleep, because soon we will come to you in your sleep.”

The organization singled out IDF soldiers, taunting them to enter the Gaza Strip and warning that the move would result in their deaths. Continue Reading »

Hamas Terror Mastermind Convicted of 46 Murder

Israeli military court rules that Hamas member Ibrahim Hamad is guilty of ordering terror attacks which murdered 46 Israelis.

By Elad Benari


An Israeli military court ruled on Wednesday that Ibrahim Hamad, the former commander of Hamas’ military wing in the Palestinian Authority-controlled areas of Judea and Samaria, is guilty of the murder of 46 Israelis.

Ibrahim Hamad in court

Ibrahim Hamad in court - Photo: Reuters

According to a report on Channel 2 News, Hamad was convicted of involvement in a series of suicide terror attacks. These include an attack at the Sheffield Club in Rishon Letzion which killed six Israelis, a suicide attack at Café Moment in Jerusalem which killed 12 people, an attack at the Ben Yehuda pedestrian mall in Jerusalem and an attack at the cafeteria of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Continue Reading »