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  • Gaza blast: Explosion strikes Palestinian PM Rami Hamdallah’s convoy

    03/13/2018 5:40:20 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 4 replies
    The explosion went off shortly after the convoy entered Gaza through the Erez crossing with Israel. The Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah was unharmed and went on to inaugurate a long-awaited sewage plant project in the northern part of the strip. Fatah quickly held Gaza's Islamic Hamas rulers responsible for the "cowardly attack" on the convoy, further escalating tensions between the bitter rival factions. Three of the vehicles in Hamdallah's convoy were damaged, their windows blown out. One had signs of blood on the door. Hamas confirmed an explosion struck the convoy but said no injuries were reported. It condemned...
  • Islamic Jihad Terrorist Accidentally Blows Himself Up during “Preparation for Battle”

    03/12/2018 3:41:11 AM PDT · by judeasamaria · 24 replies
    Lev Haolam ^ | Mar 12, 2018 | Lev Haolam
    A 27-year-old Arab Terrorist from the Saraya al-Quds cell, a branch of Islamic Jihad, was killed in an accidental explosion in the northern Gaza Strip, said Ashraf al-Qidra, a spokesman for the Hamas-run Health Ministry said on Saturday. Islamic Jihad said the terrorist, who was identified as Ibrahim Frahat, died “while preparing for battle,” making no mention of an “accidental explosion.” During the explosion, two other Arabs from Gaza were injured. Major General Yoav Mordechai, the head of the Coordination of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT), said that Frahat died while “manufacturing weapons and ammunition for Islamic Jihad in...
  • Obama’s forgotten back channel to Hamas

    03/08/2018 12:18:24 PM PST · by huldah1776 · 3 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | March 8, 2018 | Jordan Schachtel
    Back-channel diplomacy is neither new nor illegal. snip Erik Prince, who is close to several members of the Trump administration, set up the back channel with a Russian tied to the Kremlin, the report alleges. Prince reportedly met in Seychelles with the Putin-tied official and a UAE lobbyist to discuss future U.S.-Russia relations. Notably, Prince has never taken a position in the administration. The back-channel allegations are far removed from the original “collusion” allegations put forward by much of the legacy media. Even if it turns out to be true, there does not appear to be anything illegal or unprecedented...
  • IDF concerned as Gazans establish tent cities on Israeli border

    Hundreds of tents are to be erected near the Gaza-Israel border for a six-week protest, officials said Thursday, in what may stir fresh tensions with Israeli forces. Gaza families are to set up hundreds of tents -- possibly thousands - for the protests running from March 30 to May 15, organizers said. Protesters plan to call for the granting of a right of return for millions of so-called “Palestinian refugees” across the Middle East. Organizers said the families could stay in the tents for prolonged periods, with youth and community activities planned. The demonstration has the backing of all political...
  • Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrives in Egypt

    03/04/2018 9:58:06 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies
    al-Jazeera ^ | Sunday, March 4, 2018 | news agencies
    Saudi Arabia's crown prince arrived in Egypt as he begins his first official trip overseas since assuming the powerful role last June. Mohammed bin Salman, 33, was greeted by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi as he disembarked from the plane on Sunday. After meeting with Egyptian officials during his three-day visit, Prince Mohammed - known as MBS - will head to the United Kingdom before making a final stop in Washington DC. His visit comes a day after Egypt's top court upheld a deal to transfer two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia. The agreement was first announced during a...
  • Egypt Is Using Banned U.S.-Made Cluster Munitions in Sinai, Rights Group Says

    03/04/2018 5:35:29 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 40 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | February 28, 2018 | Rick Gladstone and Nour Youssef
    Amnesty International said an analysis of an official Feb. 21 video released by the Egyptian military, trumpeting the triumphs of its northern Sinai crackdown on militants, showed one of the weapons, which can kill and maim indiscriminately. Although the video described the weapons as improvised explosive devices planted by the militants, Amnesty said, the markings on one identified it as an American-made Mk-118 anti-tank anti-personnel submunition, "which could only have been dropped by the Egyptian Air Force." Amnesty said the video showed the weapon to be "untampered with and in good condition despite its age," with an identifying number clearly...
  • Hamas Terrorists Caught Stealing Electricity from Gaza Citizens for Terrorist Activities

    03/04/2018 5:40:18 AM PST · by judeasamaria · 3 replies
    Lev Haolam ^ | Mar 4, 2018 | Lev Haolam
    Major General Yoav Mordechai, the head of the Coordination of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT), recently posted a video on Facebook showing Hamas terrorists stealing electricity for the purpose of pirating the commodity. The COGAT unit oversees the implementation of Israeli government policy in the territories of Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip. COGAT is responsible for coordinating the activities of government ministries and security forces in relation to the Arab population in those areas. Mordechai wrote in his post, “The terrorist organization Hamas continues to steal from Gaza residents. Yesterday it was reported that forces from the Hamas...
  • Turkey’s Erdogan wasn’t allowed to speak at Muhammad Ali’s funeral. Now he’s not going.

    06/10/2016 12:02:22 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    Erdogan was initially on the roster of speakers on the funeral — a list that includes a number of famous names, such as former president Bill Clinton and comedian Billy Crystal. However, on Monday, Ali family spokesman Bob Gunnell had said that two unnamed speakers had been added to the program, meaning that foreign guests Erdogan and King Abdullah II of Jordan would no longer be able to make an address. Gunnell told reporters that the two world leaders had been “gracious and understood.” But there were a number of suggestions that perhaps Erdogan had been removed from the list...
  • How The Russian Church Influenced Putin To Save Christians in Syria

    02/28/2018 5:36:17 PM PST · by marshmallow · 15 replies
    Russian Faith ^ | 2/26/18 | Michael Bateman
    Originally appeared at: Russia Insider"I understood that if the Islamic radicals come to power in Syria, the first ones who would suffer would be the Christians. As already happened in Iraq, where 85% of the Christians were either killed or driven out of the country."At the 1025th anniversary of the conversion of Russia, top leaders in the Orthodox Church requested that Russia save the persecuted Christians in Syria. President Putin quickly answered their request. In the following clip (with transcript below) Patriarch Kirill discusses how these events unfolded and his personal trip to Syria. His Holiness: "Already in 2014, it...
  • (2015) CAIR Leader Nezar Hamze Is Now Deputy Sheriff picked by Broward Sheriff Scott Israel

    02/26/2018 1:15:27 PM PST · by WisconsinRep · 18 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | July 24, 2015 | Joe Kaufman
    CAIR Leader Nezar Hamze Is Now Deputy Sheriff First Jewish Sheriff of Broward County picks representative of terror group to wear gun and badge. July 24, 2015 ... The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has its foundation in the terrorist organization Hamas. It has been named as a co-conspirator by the U.S. government for two federal trials dealing with the financing of Hamas, and it is recognized as an international terrorist group by the government of United Arab Emirates (UAE). Given this information, how is it possible that one of this group’s leaders, Nezar Hamze, could be considered for a...
  • Putin’s Syrian Dilemma: Back Israel or Iran?

    02/22/2018 1:41:06 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 19 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 19 Feb 2018 | Anshel Pfeffer
    With perfect timing, and taking advantage of the vacuum left by Obama’s decision not to get involved in Syria, Putin had put Russia back on the geopolitical map. He made a surprise visit to Damascus in December to declare: Mission accomplished. He should have learned from former U.S. President George W. Bush never to say that – because now everything is starting to fall apart for the Russians.
  • In Response to Attack on IDF Troops IDF Strikes Multiple Hamas Targets in Gaza

    02/19/2018 7:58:10 AM PST · by judeasamaria · 8 replies
    Lev Haolam ^ | Lev Haolam
    Saturday, in response to an improvised explosive device (IED) that wounded 4 Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers near the southern part of the Gaza Strip, Israeli Air Force (IAF) fighter jets struck at least 18 Hamas targets throughout Gaza, including weapons manufacturing infrastructure, the IDF said. The Israeli reprisal came after an explosive device detonated near IDF troops adjacent to a security fence in the southern Gaza Strip, earlier on Saturday. The IED was attached to a flag, which was used to mask the explosive device. During the riot, soldiers from the Golani Brigade and the Engineering Corps approached the...
  • Trump's envoy blasts 'cowardly' Hamas

    02/18/2018 2:43:56 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/2/18 | Elad Benari
    Jason Greenblatt, President Donald Trump's Special Representative for International Negotiations, on Sunday evening condemned Gaza’s Hamas leaders in the wake of the recent attacks on Israel. “HAMAS hides improvised explosive device to attack Israeli soldiers & is shooting rockets at Israel again! Such cowardly acts will only escalate violence, not build the prosperous society the people of Gaza deserve!” he tweeted. .....
  • Israel Wants to Assist Drought-Stricken Cape Town, BDS Says No

    02/13/2018 6:38:22 AM PST · by judeasamaria · 28 replies
    Lev Haolam ^ | Feb 13, 2018 | Lev Haolam
    After a severe three-year drought, the residents of the popular tourist city, Cape Town, were once again told that they would have to further limit their water consumption. According to a recent Reuters article, Cape Town’s more than 4 million residents have been told to cut their daily limits from 87 liters (23 gallons) to 50 liters per person (13.2 gallons). According to the estimates of world experts, residents of South Africa’s second-largest city will run out of drinking water in a matter of weeks. The situation in Cape Town is truly dire. Experts initially calculated “Day Zero,” the date...
  • How Mahmoud Abbas lost his marbles

    02/11/2018 4:30:03 PM PST · by Lera · 30 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/11/18 | Jack Engelhard
    What’s today – Sunday? That’s the day Mahmoud Abbas threatened to cut off all ties with Israel. On Friday, he threatened to cut off all ties with the United States. On Thursday, he threatened to go to the Security Council to have Israel and the United States cut off from the United Nations. On Wednesday, he threatened to go before the ICC, International Criminal Court to have everybody cut off and arrested. On Tuesday, through his propaganda minister Saeb Erekat who told her to “shut up,” Abbas threatened to cut off all ties with Nikki Haley. On Monday, he threatened...
  • Former Soviet Spy Sees the Long Arm of the KGB in Today's Muslim Anti-Semitism

    02/06/2018 12:23:22 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 11 replies
    On a reporting trip to Gaza, Amman, and Damascus in 1994, I made a habit of asking Hamas and Muslim Brotherhood leaders whom I met the following question: Did they think the Jews had a plan to dominate the world? I’ll never forget the enthusiastic answer of a pediatrician named Abdelaziz Rantissi, a Hamas leader, whom I met in his doctor’s office in Gaza. “Yes, indeed,” he said. “I have a copy right here.” And he pulled down from a shelf an Arabic-language copy of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion. It was a response I heard again and...
  • 'There's no siege on Gaza'

    02/05/2018 2:40:25 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/2/18 | Shimon Cohen
    Former IDF Southern Command Commander Yom Tov Samia rejected the claims that Israel has placed a siege on Gaza. In an interview with Channel 10's "Orly and Guy" program, Samia acknowledged that the situation in Gaza is critical, but said that the area's Hamas leadership are responsible. Hamas receives 650 truckloads of equipment a day, but instead of giving these to the residents, Hamas uses the merchandise for itself, selling it at outrageous prices or using the materials in order to dig terror tunnels. The Hamas terror organization which rules Gaza has firmly rejected the Palestinian Authority's (PA) demand that...
  • Hamas co-founder dies after accidentally shooting himself in face, militant group says

    01/31/2018 7:53:55 PM PST · by Retain Mike · 55 replies
    FOX News ^ | January 31, 2018 | Ryan Gaydos
    A co-founder of the terror group Hamas died on Tuesday, three weeks after accidentally shooting himself in the face while cleaning his weapon, an official said. Imad al-Alami, 62, was “examining his personal weapon in his home” on Jan. 9 when the gun went off and a bullet struck him in the face, Hamas said. He had been hospitalized in Gaza until his death, according to the Jerusalem Post.
  • Hamas founder dies after 'accidentally' shooting himself

    01/30/2018 4:59:00 PM PST · by markomalley · 79 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/30/18
    A senior member of the Hamas terrorist organization has died, a Hamas spokesman said Tuesday, three weeks after he suffered what the terror organization claimed was an accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound in the head. On January 9th, Fawzy Barhoum, spokesman for the Gaza-based Islamist terror group, said that Imad al-Alami, one of the movement’s most senior officials, was critically wounded when his personal firearm accidentally discharged. Al-Alami, 61, was "inspecting his personal weapon in his home and is in critical condition,” Barhoum said at the time. The Hamas leader was rushed to a Gaza City hospital. On Tuesday, Hamas spokesman...
  • As FBI Director Mueller Helped Cover Up Fla. 9/11 Probe, Court Docs Show

    01/23/2018 12:04:25 PM PST · by jazusamo · 60 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | January 23, 2018
    Court documents recently filed by the government further rock the credibility of Russia Special Counsel Robert Mueller because they show that as FBI Director Mueller he worked to cover up the connection between a Florida Saudi family and the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The documents reveal that Mueller was likely involved in publicly releasing deceptive official agency statements about a secret investigation of the Saudis, who lived in Sarasota, with ties to the hijackers. A Florida journalism nonprofit uncovered the existence of the secret FBI investigation that was also kept from Congress. Under Mueller’s leadership, the FBI tried to discredit the...