US intelligence experts warn EU’s persistent refusal to include the Shiite militia in Europe’s terror watch-list will eventually render all their counter-terrorism efforts useless
By Yitzhak Benhorin
WASHINGTON – Despite continuous warnings by the United States and Israel, the European Union still refuses to include Hezbollah on its terror watch-list and as a result, the Shiite militia’s activities on the continent, both overt and covert, are increasing in a disconcerting rate.
According to a recent US intelligence report, thousands of Hezbollah members and supporters operate within the EU and raise money for its Beirut-based leadership.
According to the New York Times, despite the insistence of Washington and Jerusalem – which maintain that Hezbollah is backed by Iran – the European Union refuses to treat it as anything other than a Lebanese political and social movement. Continue Reading »
Global terror group recruiting new militants via radical Islamists’ message boards; position requires candidates to prove ‘previous experience’
By Sagi Cohen
Global terror group al-Qaeda is in need of new recruits and like all other modern enterprises, if the buddy system fails – online message boards just might do the trick.
According to a Tuesday report in Yedioth Ahronoth, the terror group posted an employment opportunity in June, on a message board known as a restricted forum frequented by radical Islamists. The position offered – “suicide bomber.”
Scene of 2008 al-Qaeda attack in Islamabad – Photo: AP
The Arabic want-ad announced a Jihadist workshop meant for dedicated individuals interested in carrying out lone-gunmanstyle attacks and suicide bombings. Continue Reading »
Israeli generals reveal that Ground Forces & Air Force engaged Sinai-Gaza terrorists in several clashes before wiping them out in 15 minutes.
By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu & Gil Ronen
IDF generals revealed Monday that soldiers and planes engaged Sunday night’s terrorists in several clashes before wiping them out in 15 minutes. On Monday, the IDF released a video recording of the elimination of the APC carrying the terrorists.
Some of the weapons carried by militants in infiltration attempt, August 6 2012 – Photo: IDF Spokesperson
Lt. Gen Gantz and Southern Command Major General Tal Russo toured the Kerem Shalom crossing area Monday morning, less than 24 hours after a gang of jihad terrorists carried out a well-planned attack on Egyptian soldiers, killing 16 of them and wounded several others, but failing in their second objective to kidnap and murder Israelis. Continue Reading »
Dispute between husband & wife team leads police to discover plot to bomb Jewish sites in Manchester
A planned bomb attack on Jewish sites in the English city of Manchester was foiled when the husband-and-wife team behind the plot became embroiled in a domestic dispute, prosecutors said in a case that led to the wife’s conviction Thursday.
Al-Qaeda propaganda videos (archive) – Photo: AP
Prosecutor Bobbie Cheema told Manchester Crown Court that police were called when 33-year-old Mohammed Sajid Khan and his 38-year-old wife Shasta got into an argument at their home last July.
Shasta’s family was drawn into the squabble, and at one point the dispute got physical, with Mohammed assaulting his father-in-law. Continue Reading »
Officials report: Terror attack in Burgas was carried out by suicide bomber carrying phony American documents.
The terror attack in Bulgaria was carried out by a suicide bomber, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov said Thursday morning, as authorities develop a picture of exactly how six Israelis were killed when a bus blew up at Sofia’s Sarafovo Airport.
Ambulance evacuates Israelis to a hospital
An initial investigation, based on footage captured by surveillance cameras, indicated that the bomber was a Caucasian.
Earlier reports said that the bus had been blown up by an explosive device set off remotely. Continue Reading »
Two Palestinian teens arrested by Border Guard officers found in possession of five pipe bombs; explosives defused safely
A terror attack was thwarted Saturday following the arrest of two Palestinian teens by Border Guard and police officers, near the Tapuach Junctionin the West Bank.
The two, both 17, took a taxi to the junction and upon arrival began walking towards the checkpoint.
Their behavior aroused the suspicion of Border Guard and police officers stationed at the checkpoint, who called on them to stop for a routine search. The teens attempted to flee and the officers initiated suspect-arrest protocol, eventually apprehending them. Continue Reading »
A Ramallah area Arab stabbed and lightly wounded an IDF soldier Monday night during a counter-terrorist operation. The combat unit shot and wounded three terrorists.
The wounded soldier received first aid at the scene, east of the Palestinian Authority’s headquarters in Ramallah, adjacent to the Jewish community of Beit El and several miles north of Jerusalem.
The IDF was conducting a maneuver in a Ramallah area village when a gang attacked. It was not clear if the terrorists had planned an ambush or acted spontaneously during the IDF operation for arresting suspects. The wounded terrorists were treated at an Israeli hospital, under guard of security personnel. Continue Reading »
22 administrative prisoners joined Hanaa Shalbi in hunger strike. Detainees leaders threaten to join the protest. Prison Services: Situation under control
Hana Shalabi, a member of the Islamic Jihad terrorist group, stopped taking food after Israeli troops seized her in the West Bank on February 16. Recently about 22 additional detainees joined the protest over Sahlbi’s detention by refusing food. Four of them have been striking for more than three weeks.
The new retaliation in protest might be just the tip of the iceberg as the leaders of Palestinian organizations called on detainees to join the strike by the end of the month if Shalabi is not released. Continue Reading »
Radars scan an entire section of the border, tracking multiple targets simultaneously without rotating.
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New radars in use on the border with Gaza have helped the IDF cut the rate of infiltrations by 70-80%, the IDF Website says.
The new radars, “Baron” and “Baroness”, employ a revolutionary new scanning technology. The IDF Website reports that they are equipped with a wide-view scanner, which makes it unnecessary for them to rotate like traditional radars, thus eliminating blind spots. The new radar can scan a section of the border and track multiple targets simultaneously, without leaving any area vulnerable.
IDF radar operators - Photo By IDF website
The radar is also sensitive to objects moving at low speeds.