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  • ISIS Followers Plan to Take over Gaza Strip

    01/13/2016 3:22:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | January 13, 2016 | Geert Wilders and Machiel de Graaf
    * In the video produced by the pro-ISIS Palestinian Islamic Army (PIA), Hamas leaders are denounced for aligning themselves with moderate Arab leaders in the Gulf, who are described as "criminals and enemies of Islam." * Apparently, Hamas has been too kind to Christians living in the Gaza Strip. The narrator blasts Hamas leaders for offering greetings to Christians on their holidays. * It seems that there may be valid reasons for Egypt's reluctance to reopen the Rafah border crossing with Gaza, as well as to Israel's opposition to lifting the naval blockade on Gaza -- initiated to prevent weapons...
  • Egypt: Retired U.S. Army officer found dead in jail cell (James Henry)

    10/13/2013 10:14:21 AM PDT · by george76 · 30 replies
    ap ^ | October 13, 2013
    A U.S. citizen detained in Egypt for violating curfew in August was found dead Sunday in his jail cell, the second foreigner to die in detention in recent weeks. ... Security officials identified the man as James Henry, 66, a retired U.S. Army officer who arrived in Cairo from the Gulf kingdom of Bahrain on Aug. 25. Henry was detained by army troops in the turbulent region of northern Sinai three days later while making his way to the border crossing with Gaza in the town of Rafah
  • Report: Egypt to Open Rafah Crossing - If PA Takes Control

    08/06/2014 6:25:15 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8-6-14 | Gil Ronene
    Arab news sources reported Wednesday that Egypt has agreed to open the crossing between it and Gaza at Rafah, on the condition that the Gazan side be supervised by the Palestinian Authority under Mahmoud Abbas, and not by Hamas. Hamas has reportedly agreed to this, mostly because the it is now a part of the PA government, since joining Abbas's Fatah in a unity coalition. Abbas is supposed to serve as the link between Egypt and Israel regarding Gaza, according to the reports. It was also agreed that a conference would be held next month in Norway, to collect funds...
  • Gaza: Mysterious Blast Hits Home of Senior Terrorist

    01/14/2012 11:08:14 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 35 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/1/12
    Palestinian officials say that at least one person was killed in an explosion that hit a Rafah home of a senior terrorist, Popular Resistance Committees Secretary-General Zuheir Qeisi. At least six other Palestinians were wounded....
  • Opening of Rafah crossing spells end of Israel's blockade of Gaza

    05/29/2011 8:58:22 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 5 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Latest update 5-29-2011 | By Avi Issacharoff and Amos Harel
    The Rafah crossing between the Gaza Strip and Egypt officially opened for Palestinians on Saturday, marking the first time the crossing has officially opened since Hamas took over the Gaza Strip four years ago. For all intents and purposes, the opening of the crossing spells the end of Israel's closure of the Strip, although Israel continues to prohibit crossing into its territory via the Erez crossing.
  • Egypt closes Rafah border crossing over Hijri New Year

    12/09/2010 9:44:47 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 2 replies · 1+ views
    Al-Masry Al-Youm ^ | Tuesday, December 7, 2010 | EE staff
    Egyptian authorities closed today the Rafah border crossing for 24 hours as the Islamic world marks a new hijri year, a security source has said. Egyptian authorities had closed the Rafah and al-Auja border crossings for six days--the length of the Eid al-Adha vacation--earlier this year. Egypt says the two border crossings between Egypt and Israel should be closed twice a year, during al-Adha and the Jewish holy day of Yom Kippur, according to an agreement between the two countries. Egyptian authorities also routinely seal off the borders on weekends and official vacations. The Rafah border crossing was opened in...
  • IRANIAN OFFICIAL: EGYPT HAS AUTHORIZED IRANIAN DELEGRATION TO ENTER GAZA

    06/14/2010 12:25:29 AM PDT · by Cindy · 33 replies · 1,075+ views
    SNIPPET: "Majlis National Security Committee chairman Alaeddin Boroujerdi said that the head of the Foreign Affairs Committee in the Egyptian parliament, Muhammad Al-Fiqi, has authorized the members of the Iranian flotilla, which is to arrive via the Suez Canal, to enter Gaza through the Rafah border crossing. Boroujerdi clarified that this flotilla, which includes Majlis members, is distinct from the one being organized by the Iranian Red Crescent."
  • Corrie Trial in Israel Raises MORE Inconsistencies

    03/14/2010 10:54:36 PM PDT · by jerusalemjudy · 9 replies · 531+ views
    Jerusalemdiaries.blogspot.com ^ | March 14, 2010 | Judy Lash Balint
    A news release from the Corrie family after yesterday's court session in Haifa notes testimony that Rachel Corrie "arrived dead at the hospital." If she was already dead, why were doctors at An Najah Hospital "treating" her ? [Photos of Corrie at An Najar are posted on the blog] As I have reported before, ISM Media Coordinator in 2003, Michael Shaik stated definitively both to me and in other media:" An ambulance rushed her to A-Najar hospital where she died." So--let's get this straight. Your daughter repeatedly kneels in front of an Israeli military bulldozer on a demolition mission; she...
  • Israeli warplanes bomb Hamas target, Gaza tunnels (Israel chooses to ignore Obama)

    05/19/2009 7:10:31 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 22 replies · 2,031+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 5/19/2009 | Reuters
    Israeli warplanes bombed a Hamas security outpost and tunnels by the Gaza border with Egypt on Tuesday, after a rocket fired from the coastal territory struck an Israeli town, Israeli and Hamas sources said. Palestinian medics said a woman in Gaza suffered moderate wounds from one of several air strikes against tunnels Israel says are used to smuggle weapons into the coastal territory. Another raid targeted a Hamas outpost near a border fence with Israel, a Hamas source said. It was the first time Israel has attacked the Islamic militant group since a January 18 ceasefire went into effect after...
  • Egypt seizes 560 sheep to be smuggled into Gaza

    03/23/2009 4:32:36 AM PDT · by Cindy · 32 replies · 2,147+ views
    (AP) via YNET NEWS.com ^ | March 23, 2009, 11:54/Israel News | n/a
    Published: 03.23.09, 11:54 / Israel News Egyptian police seized a flock of 560 sheep set to be smuggled into the Gaza Strip through underground tunnels. SNIPPET: "A security official says the flock was discovered on Sunday night, along with the entrances to six tunnels in the Salah el-Din district north of the Rafah border crossing. Police seized five tons of cement and found a half ton cache of TNT hidden in near the border."
  • Another Corrie anniversary...

    03/17/2009 4:18:38 AM PDT · by jerusalemjudy · 20 replies · 1,147+ views
    Jerusalem Diaries ^ | March 17, 2009 | Judy Lash Balint
    Yesterday marked the 6th anniversary of the death of Rachel Corrie--a young American member of the International Solidarity Movement. Today, another ISMer, Berkeley tree-hugger, Tristan Anderson, is being treated in Tel Hashomer Hospital after sustaining life-threatening injuries while he too was in a closed military zarea protesting Israel's attempts at fighting terrorists. What would have happened if Corrie would have been taken to an Israeli hospital instead of the Arab hospital where they let her die??
  • Rockets land east of Ashdod

    12/28/2008 12:55:48 AM PST · by Cindy · 47 replies · 1,687+ views
    YNET NEWS.com ^ | Published: 12.28.08, 09:46 / Israel News | Shmulik Hadad
    SNIPPET: "Rocket range extended: Palestinian gunmen respond to IDF operation in Gaza by firing three rockets beyond Ashkelon area, some 40 km away from Strip. Building in moshav near Ashdod; air raid siren sounds in Yavne area" ARTICLE SNIPPET: "After a day which saw dozens of Qassam rockets fired at Israel, Palestinian gunmen resumed the fire on Sunday morning. Three rockets, believed to be Grad missiles, were fired from the Gaza Strip and landed east of the city of Ashdod. One of the rockets caused damage to the windows of a house in a moshav near Ashdod. Explosions were also...
  • Threat Matrix: April 2008

    04/01/2008 8:13:21 PM PDT · by nwctwx · 1,366 replies · 5,737+ views
    Afghanistan to Ask NATO for Bigger Army Afghan officials will go to the NATO summit in Romania Thursday with a request: pay to increase our national Army by 40 percent. A bigger Army, Afghan officials argue, will allow the US and other coalition members to scale back in the coming years. This appeal comes amid pleas from the US and Canada for other NATO members to commit more to the Afghanistan mission, which many analysts say has floundered over the past year for lack of resources and a coherent strategy. France is expected to contribute another 1,000 forces and...
  • The "palestinians" are starving for attention & BBC´s source is Hamas

    01/25/2008 10:15:12 AM PST · by PRePublic · 2 replies · 108+ views
    Un-credible BBC's source is a (terrorists') Hamas blogger   The outrageous BBC excited adhering to a Hamas-nick blogger and pondering responsible Israel's foreign ministry   Though the BBC's Arabist reporting is old news, once in a while they have to hear that ordinary people don't buy their "objective" journalism.   January 23, 2008 [11:30 AM GMT] the anchor ["world updates"] first interviews in an exciting (almost childish like)  tone a Rafah blogger (wow! What a source) that "whines" about "Palestinians" that -- supposedly -- are rushing out to buy "food", and that they are just trying to break the "siege" as...
  • Gaza - Palestinians blast border walls, hundreds cross into Egypt

    01/22/2008 9:19:49 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 38 replies · 86+ views
    AFP via translation | January 22, 2007
    via translation - Gaza: hundreds of Palestinians into Egyptian territory GAZA - Hundreds of residents of the Gaza Strip Wednesday morning entered into Egyptian territory after a series of explosive devices have opened holes in the wall separating the Palestinian territories from Egypt, witnesses said. The Egyptian security forces along the border had not yet taken place, according to witnesses. This massive influx occurred in the aftermath of a demonstration organized by Hamas at the point of entry into Egypt from Rafah to protest against the blockade of the Gaza Strip imposed by Israel. A few hours after the event,...
  • A SATANIC CULT CALLED 'PALESTINIANS' dancing to innocent's pain, weeping the loss of butchers

    08/10/2007 8:27:53 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 5 replies · 706+ views
    A SATANIC CULT CALLED 'PALESTINIANS' A population rotten to the core Among their notorious diseases: The Sick Twisted Arab Muslim 'Palestinians' dancing to pain & suffering of the innocent [be it on victims of their own murderous actions & crimes against humanity or whether in the hands of other Islamofascists], but weeping to loss of bloodthisty butchers. Evil has emotions... just not on the moral/right side. ________ Terror in the USA - The Palestinians Celebrate! ... went dancing in the streets, giving out sweets, and shooting in the air, to show how happy they were. ... http://www.gamla.org.il/english/feature/cel.htm Palestinians Party...
  • One dead, 7 injured in Rafah stampede

    03/08/2007 5:29:22 AM PST · by Alouette · 12 replies · 351+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Mar. 8, 2007
    A crush of 5,000 Palestinians trying to get through the newly opened Rafah border crossing from the Gaza Strip into Egypt Thursday left an elderly man dead and seven people wounded, Palestinian medics said. The Palestinians came to the crossing, which is rarely open, Thursday morning hoping to cross into Egypt. But the crowd quickly became chaotic, the medics said, and an elderly man on his way to a medical checkup in Egypt died in the crush of people. The exact circumstances of his death were unclear. Abdel Hadi Salama, who was traveling to Egypt to visit relatives, said the...
  • Monitors fear lynching, Haniyeh delayed at crossing [EU "Peacekeepers" in Gaza]

    12/14/2006 11:49:27 AM PST · by Alouette · 6 replies · 550+ views
    YNet ^ | Dec. 14, 2006 | Ali Waked
    Thousands of Hamas supporters gather at Rafah crossing, European monitors meant to approve Palestinian prime minister’s passage into Strip refuse arrive at crossing for fear of attack; exchanges of fire erupt between Hamas gunmen, Fatah security officers Ali Waked Published: 12.14.06, 21:36 Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh's passage from Egypt into Gaza is being delayed further Thursday evening due to the fact that European monitors, who are supposed to approve his entry into the Strip, are refusing to make their way to the Rafah crossing for fear that the thousands of Hamas supporters who had gathered there would attack them....
  • GOTTA SEE THIS-WarEndur.Freedom 7/20/06-Beirut,Aukar,Burj Barajneh,Nabi Sheet,Soer,Avivim

    07/20/2006 7:26:19 AM PDT · by Diogenesis · 58 replies · 5,741+ views
    Yahoo, AP, Reuters, and the usual suspects | 7/20/06 | The Armies of Good against the Axis of Evil
    GOTTA SEE THIS - War for Enduring Freedom 7/20/06 - Beirut, Lebanon, Aukar, Burj Barajneh, Dahyieh Junibiya, Ghazie, Nabi Sheet, Bekaa Valley, Soer, Zahle, Kiryat Shmona, Rosh Hanikra, Shlomi, Avivim, Safed, Haifa, Nahariya, Nazareth, Rafah, Gaza City Israeli Response to Hamas and Hizb'allah terror using Iranian and Syrian technology BREAKING: Beirut, Lebanon - US Marines bring grateful and happy evacuees out BREAKING: Aukar - U.S. embassy security position at the former U.S. Embassy which was bombed in the '80s BREAKING: Burj Barajneh southern suburb - precision Israeli retaliation BREAKING: Beirut - Hizb'allah-stronghold taken out BREAKING: Dahyieh Junibiya - precision Israeli...
  • GOTTA SEE THIS-WarEndur.Freedom 7/16/06-Haifa,Safed,Dahyieh Junubiya,Jdaydet Yabous,Necore,Biddawi

    07/16/2006 6:25:45 AM PDT · by Diogenesis · 111 replies · 11,656+ views
    Yahoo, AP, Reuters, and the usual suspects, and many brave photographers | 7/16/06 | The Armies of Good against the Axis of Evil
    GOTTA SEE THIS - War for Enduring Freedom 7/16/06 -Mar Mikhail, Safed, Balata, Dahyieh Junubiya, Rafik Hariri Airport, Gaza, Ghoubayri, Hazor, Jiyeh, Kiryat Shmona, Carmiel, Beirut, Jdaydet Yabous, Necore, Rafah, Saida, Sidon, Taanayel, Biddawi terrorist camp, Haifa, Meron, Adousiyeh, Asmiyeh, Tripoli, Tyre, Zahrani BREAKING: Haifa - target of Lebanese and Hizb'Allah terrorism BREAKING: Meron - target of Lebanese and Hizb'Allah terrorism BREAKING: Safed - target of Lebanese and Hizb'Allah terrorism BREAKING: Mar Mikhail - Israel shows restraint BREAKING: Balata - terrorists' training camp BREAKING: Dahyieh Junubiya - Hizb'Allah stronghold BREAKING: Rafik Hariri International Airport - Israel shows restraint BREAKING: Gaza...