Tag Archive for terrorism

Republican Congressmen say US underreports terrorist attacks against Israel

Two Republican Congressmen sent a letter to Sec. Mike Pompeo asking why the US Department of State only reported 101 terror attacks of the 1,300-1,400 terror attacks reported in Israel throughout 2019.

By OMRI NAHMIAS

 

WASHINGTON – The Department of State should reexamine its human rights reports, saying they cite only a tenth of Palestinian acts of violence that official Israeli sources report for the same period, two Republican congressmen said.

Doug Lamborn and David McKinley sent a letter to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, indicating in their letter that according to the department’s 2019 report, Palestinians committed 101 acts of violence against Israelis in the West Bank. Continue Reading »

REPORT: Trump and the battle to end Iran’s cash flow to Hezbollah

With Hezbollah’s annual budget of nearly $1 billion, the sanctions that the Trump administration issued this year against the Shite organization’s money men, as well as Iran, have caused such a devastating economic crisis it forced Nasrallah to declare “economic jihad” about six months ago.
– Since Hezbollah is the 2nd-largest employer in Lebanon, after the government, can Hezbollah’s funds be cut off without affecting the entire Lebanese economy?

By Yoav Limor

 

In a picture that could have been taken from a PR notice for the series “Narcos,” a man who knows the good life is sitting on a pile of dollar bills, a cigar in hand, looking like he’s enjoying himself. Continue Reading »

Nearly 12,000 attend Hindu-Jewish unity rally in India

Around 12,000 Hindus unite in a major show of support in India denouncing terrorism, calling on all to emulate the Jewish State at the SinghaBahini pro-Israel rally.

By Arutz Sheva Staff

 

Last week, braving extremely inclement weather and floods, SinghaBahini, a grassroots organization in India, organized a major pro-Israel rally in Kolkata, India.

Women activists leading pro-Israel rally. – Photo: SinghaBahini

The Kolkata rally saw more than 10 -12,000 people come together to attend. With bumper-to-bumper traffic and roads clogged due to sudden heavy downpour and floods, many more who wanted to attend the rally could not make it to the site. Continue Reading »

Palestinian terrorist killed by IDF tank after shooting at soldiers on Gaza border

After a single Arab terrorist from Hamas controlled Gaza opened fire on an Israeli army unit along the northern border with Israel, IDF Merkava tank eliminates the terrorist.

By David Rosenberg

 

A terrorist operating out of the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip opened fire on IDF forces stationed along the Gaza border Monday morning, before being killed by Israeli tank fire.

The incident occurred along the border of the northern Gaza Strip, an IDF spokesperson said Monday, when a single terrorist opened fire on an Israeli army unit.

Earlier this month a Hamas snipper firing into Israel was eliminated by IDF tank-fire.

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US Senate bipartisan bill condemns Hamas, Hezbollah’s use of human shields

12 Republican and 3 Democrat senators are currently sponsoring a bill would impose concrete penalties against Hamas, Hezbollah and any group that exploits the use of human shields.

By i24NEWS

 

A bill introduced in the United States Senate last week would “impose concrete penalties” on terrorist groups that set up “their terrorist infrastructure among civilian populations,” singling out Hamas in Gaza and Hezbollah in Lebanon as the main perpetrators of the use of human shields.

Senators Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Joe Donnelly, D-Indiana, and 15 other lawmakers have sponsored the bill.

The Anti-Defamation League and AIPAC, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, are lobbying Democrats and Republicans alike to sponsor what they are claiming is bipartisan legislation. Continue Reading »

Israel’s Shin Bet: Hamas suicide terror cell arrested, explosives destroyed

RELEASED FOR PUBLICATION: IDF security force consisting of reserve soldiers, along with the Shin Bet and Magav Border Police uncovered a Hamas terror cell centered in Abbas’ Palestinian Authority-controlled city of Shechem (Nablus) and arrested the cell’s members at the end of April.
– WATCH IDF video of arrest & detonation of captured explosives.

By David Rosenberg

 

A massive terror cell organized by the Hamas terrorist organization planned a series of suicide bombings and other terror attacks against Israeli civilians and security forces, the Shin Bet internal security agency revealed on Sunday.

According to the report Sunday, the terror cell began operation in October of last year, and included roughly two dozen terrorists, nearly all of them members of the Gaza-based Hamas terror organization. Continue Reading »

Norwegian Minister: ‘Europe now understands what Israelis live through’

In an interview with an Israeli news site, Norwegian Minister of Migration & Integration, Sylvi Listhaug, said, “We are now experiencing the fear that you have been experiencing in Israel for decades, and now many people understand the situation you live in. We see what is happening in Sweden, Britain and France.”

By Gary Willig

 

In 2015, Norway accepted approximately 30,000 immigrants from North Africa and the Middle East. Only 1,000 Muslim immigrants have entered Norway so far in 2017.

The dramatic decrease in immigration is the result of the immigration policies of Norwegian Minister of Migration and Integration Sylvi Listhaug. Continue Reading »

Israel security agency foils Turkey-Hamas funding mechanism

 

Israel’s Shin Bet security agency says that after exposing the mechanism that allowed for almost $200,000 to be transferred to agents in the West Bank, it will continue to “thwart this terrorist activity orchestrated by Hamas operatives abroad and in the Gaza Strip.”

By Lilach Shoval

 

A large-scale investigation recently uncovered a Hamas money transfer mechanism funneling cash from Hamas headquarters in Turkey and Gaza to operatives in the West Bank city of Hebron.

Israel Police investigators – Israel Police Spokesperson Dept.

The investigation, a cooperative effort between the Israel Defense Forces, the Shin Bet security agency and the Israel Police, was placed under gag order, lifted Thursday. Continue Reading »

Israeli Arab charity suspected of being front for foreign entities’ financing of terrorism

 

Israel’s Int’l Legal Forum produces evidence exposing the east Jerusalem-based Committee of Agricultural Work of diverting millions of dollars in foreign donations to the terrorist group, PFLP.

By Yair Altman

 

Israeli authorities are investigating possible donor fraud by an Arab association which allegedly posed as a nonprofit group while funding a Palestinian terrorist organization.

 A Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) rally in Gaza [Archive] - Photo: AP

A Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) rally in Gaza [Archive] – Photo: AP

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Danon asks UN Security Council: Why no condemnation that PA supports & aids terror attacks?

 

Israeli Ambassador to UN exhibits photos of Palestinians celebrating following the deadly shooting attack, says to the Security Council, “The time has come for the in’l community to explicitly & unconditionally declare, that support for terror, or aid to terrorists, is unacceptable.”

By Shimon Cohen

 

Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations, Danny Danon, penned a letter to the UN Security Council, calling upon the body to demand the Palestinian Authority condemn the murder of Yosef Kirma and Levana Malichi in Jerusalem on Sunday.

Israel's envoy to the UN, Danny Danon - Press release photo

Israel’s envoy to the UN, Amb. Danny Danon – Press release photo

In his letter, Danon noted the numerous expressions of joy and celebrations by Arabs in Jerusalem and Judea and Samaria following the terror attack.
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Egyptian Foreign Minister tells students: ‘No connection between Israel and terrorism’

 

Egypt’s Foreign Minister was chastise in the Arabic media for answers he gave high school students visiting the Foreign Ministry headquarters in Cairo, saying, ‘Israel isn’t connected to terrorism,’ after being asked why attacks occur all over the Arab world, but not in Israel.

By Roi Kais

 

Egyptian Foreign Minister Samah Shoukry was speaking with Egyptian high school students at the Foreign Ministry headquarters in Cairo when he was asked why the Egyptian government doesn’t define Israeli and American actions in the Middle East as terrorism.

Egyptian high student asking Foreign Minister Shoukry a question – Photo: Egyptian Foreign Minister

The student also inquired as to why attacks occur all over the Arab world, but not in Israel. Continue Reading »

Israel’s Legislative Architects on the ‘War on Terror’

 

In recent years, mainly due to the increase in Europe’s radical Islamic terrorism, Israeli jurists have become the world’s most in-demand lecturers in dealing with counter-terrorism legislation.

By Tova Tzimuki

 

Of all of Israel’s specialties, one field of exports is matchless, and global demand for it only continues to grow: the war on terror.

Last week, Deputy Attorney General Raz Nazari completed the drafting of a bill to combat terrorism. This task was remarkably complex, as the facts did not cease changing, the challenges and requirements kept being modified, and time and time again, Nazari had to update the wording to adapt to the current situation and the recent wave of terrorism. Continue Reading »

Cleared for Publication: ‘Jewish terror cell’ busted by Israel’s Shin bet

 

Although several of the arrested suspects’ identities, as well as other details, are still under a court-imposed gag order, Israel Security Agency broke up a cell of Jewish extremists who attacked Palestinians in 2015.

By Ido Ben-Porat

 

The Shin Bet security service announced it broke up a “Jewish terror” cell active in the Gush Talmonim area in southeastern Samaria.

Illustration – Photo: Thinkstock

According to the Shin Bet, the suspects in custody carried out unspecified attacks against Palestinian Arab targets during the latter half of 2015.

The security agency said intelligence gathered in the aftermath of the attacks suggested the existence of a terror cell active in the Jewish village of Nahliel in the Binyamin Region of Samaria, to the north of Jerusalem. Continue Reading »

Israel’s Knesset to propose Death Penalty legislation for convicted terrorists

 

The controversial proposal from former FM Avigdor Lieberman would enable courts to sentence convicted terrorists to death.

By David Rosenberg

 

The Ministerial Committee for Legislation is set to discuss on Sunday a controversial proposal from former Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman that would enable courts to sentence convicted terrorists to death.

If passed, the legislation would enable military courts to sentence terrorists convicted of attacks “intended to kill citizens for political, national, religious, or ideological purposes.”

The law would also require only a majority, rather than a unanimous decision, to sentence terrorists to death. It would also prohibit reducing the sentence once it has been finalized. Continue Reading »

Report: Jordan thwarts Iranian-planned terror plot

Jordanian security forces reported to have  arrested foreigner possessing 45 kg of high-grade explosives in ‘most serious case in a decade’. 

By Roi Kais

 

The Jordanian newspaper Al Rai reported Monday morning that Jordanian security forces had foiled a terror plot by a member of an Iranian-backed group.

Joint training by Jordanian and US militaries (Archive Photo: Getty Images)
Joint training by Jordanian and US militaries – Archive Photo: Getty Images

According to the report, the suspect belongs to the Iranian Bayt al-Maqdis group – which is unrelated to the identically named Egyptian group has recently changed its moniker sworn allegiance to the Islamic State group.

The suspect reportedly holds Iraqi and Norwegian citizenship, was arrested in northern Jordan, and found to be in possession of large amounts of explosives. Continue Reading »