Tag Archive for weapons

Biden puts hold on F-35 sale to UAE that’s intended to counter Iranian threat

Although Israel agreed with sale, Biden’s State Dept. calls decision to freeze the $23 billion UAE deal a ‘routine action’ that new administrations can take on large-scale foreign arms sales, but declined to say if halt is permanent.
– Was this Biden’s payoff to entice Ayatollah Khamenei’s good favor?

By the Associated Press

 

The Biden administration has put a temporary hold on several major foreign arms sales initiated by former president Donald Trump, with officials saying that includes a massive $23 billion transfer of stealth F-35 fighter jets to the United Arab Emirates.

That sale and several other massive purchases of U.S. Continue Reading »

Israel’s Arab Sector and Illegal Weapon

Israel Police have confiscated over 4,000 illegal weapons so far this year, with 90% of them in the possession of Israeli-Arabs.

By Israel Today Staff

 

More than 4,000 illegal weapons have been confiscated in Israel over the last 10 months, the Hebrew-language daily Israel Hayom reported, citing police officials.

About 3,600 of these weapons were found in the Arab sector. In other words, 90 percent of Israel’s illegal weapons and ammunition come from Arab-Israeli households.

Among the confiscated weapons are 526 pistols and 435 rifles, mostly of the assault-rifle variety.

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Time for the US to look at Israeli gun culture and weapons proliferation

Mass shootings in the US are becoming routine and public places across the country may have little choice but to emulate Israeli gun laws to help prevent lunatic shooters from claiming so many innocent lives.

By Alex Traiman, JNS  & Israel Hayom Staff

 

Mass shootings are nothing new in the United States, but their sudden rise is ballooning into a shocking nationwide epidemic. Many blame a toxic political culture that is accentuating divisions rather than commonalities between Americans, and the ease in which Americans can access guns, including automatic assault rifles.

Added into the mix is the multibillion-dollar entertainment industry that glorifies gun violence. Continue Reading »

U.S. envoy to U.N. vows to “seek significant improvements” to UNIFIL

 

U.S. Ambassador to U.N. Nikki Haley stressed how United Nations’ forces must do more to prevent the acquisition and distribution of illegal weapons, which are “almost entirely in the hands of Hezbollah terrorists.”

By Associated Press & Israel Hayom Staff

 

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Monday urged the U.N. peacekeeping force in Lebanon to step up efforts to prevent the spread of illegal weapons in southern Lebanon, which she said “are almost entirely in the hands of Hezbollah terrorists.”

Haley made clear in a statement that the United States is seeking “significant improvements” to the force, known as UNIFIL, when the U.N. Continue Reading »

Unidentified IDF knapsack with weapons returned to security forces by Palestinian Arabs

 

An army knapsack filled classified material, numerous weapons & ammunition was found by Palestinian Arabs on Route 35 near Hevron, and returned to Israeli forces via Palestinian police.

By Uzi Baruch

 

Palestinian Arabs found an IDF knapsack containing classified materials near Hevron, and returned it to Israeli security forces.

Weapons seized by Netzah Yehuda – the IDF’s haredi (ultra-Orthodox) battalion – Photo courtesy: Nahal Haredi Foundation

According to the report on Channel 2, the Arabs claimed that they found the bag on Route 35, near Hevron. It contained classified materials, as well as army uniforms and ready-to-use weapons.

The Arabs who found the knapsack notified PA security forces, and turned it over to them. Continue Reading »

WATCH: IDF raids illegal Palestinian weapons factory

 

view videoIn the largest raid of the year, conducted by hundreds of IDF soldiers, along with the Shin Bet and Border Police, improvised-weapons-making factories in Hebron and Bethlehem areas were raided, with no one hurt as violent protesters attempted to thwart the early-morning operation.

By Yoav Zitun

 

Hundreds of soldiers from five different battalions rushed in at 1:30am Tuesday morning to improvised-weapons-making facilities in the Hebron and Bethlehem areas in an operation that was run by the IDF along with the Shin Bet and Border Police.

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13 yr-old Palestinian boy arrested after loaded handgun found in school locker

 

According to Israel Police, the handgun was found, holstered with two loaded clips, in the Palestinian boy’s locker at his Jerusalem school after reports of suspicious activity there.

By DANIEL K. EISENBUD

 

A pistol and two loaded cartridges belonging to a 13-year-old Palestinian boy from east Jerusalem were seized by police at an area school overnight Sunday. The boy has been placed under arrest.

While details of the investigation remain unclear, according to police, the gun was found in a holster in the boy’s locker at the unidentified Jerusalem school, after intelligence was received about suspicious activity there.

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IDF to introduce ‘more humane’ non-lethal bullet to neutralize rioters

After extensive testing, defense officials approves use of rubber-based ammunition in the West Bank by specially authorized IDF & Border Guard units to disperse aggressive rioters.

By Yoav Zitun

 

The IDF will soon introduce a new means for riot dispersal. Following a series of experiments recently performed by the military, the use of non-lethal ammunition has been approved as a method to avoid escalations of violence.

Non-lethal ammunition used by the IDF

An Army officer told Ynet that the rubber bullet “is considered a more humane weapon”.

The military has considered using the non-lethal method in the West Bank that is already used by Israeli police, but doubts regarding its lethality prevented its use. Continue Reading »

Israel’s pavilion showcases 18 ‘Blue & White’ companies at Brazil defense exhibition

Israel Military Industries are marketing their Guided Mortar Munition, battle tested by the IDF, are guided by laser or GPS satellite systems, and has a range of 8 kilometers.

 

Israel Military Industries (IMI) will display its new Guided Mortar Munition – which are already in service in the IDF – at an international defense exhibition in Brazil this week.

IMI Mortars

Israel Military Industries to display new guided mortars at Brazil defense exhibition. – Photo: IMI

The mortars can be guided by laser or GPS.

The LAAD Defense and Security exhibition will take place from April 14 to 17 in Rio De Janerio, and will see IMI showcase the guided mortars, developed in response to operational requirements from the IDF and foreign military customers, IMI said. Continue Reading »

Israel Signs UN’s Arms Trade Treaty for 2-Year Trial Period

Israel signed the UN’s Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), agreeing not to sell weapons to criminal groups or recognized terrorists.

By Yaakov Levi

 

Israel in recent days signed the UN’s Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), in which the country commits not to sell weapons to terrorists and criminal groups. Israel has taken on provisional membership in the treaty, and will review the matter after a 24 month test membership period. The treaty became effective on December 24, and has been signed by 130 states.

Terrorist shooting gun

Terrorist shooting AK-47 assault rifle – Photo: Thinkstock

Among the countries that have so far refused to sign the resolution are Iran, Syria, North Korea, and Venezuela.

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2 Israeli weapons dealers jailed in Uganda

In what turned out to be baseless, 2 representatives of Israel Weapons Industry were jailed in harsh conditions and abused & tortured during their 11 days of incarceration, after being arrested for illegal weapons possession.

By Itamar Eichner

 

 

Two Israeli representatives of the Israel Weapons Industry (IWI) were arrested in Uganda and held in harsh conditions for almost two weeks on the suspicion they were illegally possessing weapons in what turned out to be a completely baseless arrest.

IWI-Uzi Pro - Screenshot

It took 11 days for a Ugandan Supreme Court judge to call for the immediate release of the men and reprimand the officials who arrested them. Continue Reading »

Palestinian Ambassador in Prague likely killed by book-bomb

 

In contradiction to initial Palestinian claims, evidence suggests plastic explosive laden book caused blast that killed PA envoy in January.

By Reuters

 

The Palestinian ambassador to Prague who died in a blast in January was most likely killed by a decades-old charge of Semtex plastic explosive concealed in a book, a newspaper reported on Tuesday citing a police investigator.

Jamal al-Jamal - Photo: Michal Krumphanzl/AP

Jamal al-Jamal – Photo: Michal Krumphanzl/AP

Police had decided Jamal al-Jamal was not assassinated, but had simply unwittingly opening a book booby-trapped years earlier, the source told daily newspaper Mlada Fronta Dnes.

“It was an unfortunate accident. The ambassador was a thorough man who wanted to put some old things in order, and among them there were two books with explosives,” the paper quoted the source as saying. Continue Reading »

Meet ‘Morty’ – IDF’s 1st GPS guided mortar shell

 

Israel Military Industries develops the first GPS-guided 120mm mortar shell for the IDF, solving accuracy issue, offering pinpoint military accuracy for Gaza terrorist cells.

By Yoav Zitun

 

Could this be the answer to rocket launching terror cells in Gaza? The IDF is set receive a new model of a GPS-guided mortar shell, developed by Israel Military Industries. The weapon is designed to deliver a quick strike against terrorist cells, especially those in the Gaza Strip, and was given the original name “Morty” (Patzmi, a play on the Hebrew acronym for mortar).

'Morty' IDF new mortar shell

Morty’ IDF new mortar shell – IDF

“Mortar shells were always considered an inaccurate weapon that hit only the target area and not the target itself,” a security source told Ynet. Continue Reading »

Czech Police: Palestinian Envoy Killed by Explosive He Was Holding

 

In contradiction of initial Embassy claims, Czech police now report Palestinian ambassador Jamal al-Jamal was not killed by booby-trapped safe.

By Associated Press, Int’l Business Times

 

The explosion that killed the ambassador at the Palestinian Embassy complex in Prague was not caused by a booby-trapped safe as previously believed, Czech investigators said Monday.

The flag-covered body of Jamal al-Jamal lies in a mosque during his funeral in the city of Ramallah – Photo: Reuters

Police said that their investigation has revealed that the blast that killed Ambassador Jamal al-Jamal on Jan. 1 did not occur inside the safe and no explosive device was part of the safe. Continue Reading »

17 yr-old Israeli youth arrested with gun given by Saddam Hussein

 

 

Kafr Qasem teenager says he doesn’t know how the gun, which has an inscription in Arabic reading, ‘a gift from the Iraqi president’, got into the car he was driving.

By Raanan Ben Tzur

A teenager from Kafr Qasem was arrested in the Sharon region on Thursday, while in possession of a gun apparently handed out by Saddam Hussein.

Handgun from Saddam – Kedma police

The 17 year-old was carrying a handgun inscribed with the message: “A present from Iraqi President Saddam Hussein for one who defends the homeland”.

The youth told police that he had no idea who the gun belonged to. Continue Reading »