Monday, 25 June 2018 | The world has repeatedly expressed concern about the humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip, but Israel has repeatedly pointed out the real problem: the Hamas terrorist group, which uses aid and resources entering Gaza for building up military facilities and weapons to attack Israel. So in talks between Israeli PrimeContinue Reading »
Monday, 25 June 2018 | For the second time in a matter of months, an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) was spotted heading towards the Israeli border from inside Syria on Sunday, but this time the drone was targeted by Israeli defenses before it could enter Israeli airspace. A Patriot air defense missile was fired atContinue Reading »
Monday, 25 June 2018 | The IDF [Israel Defense Forces] released a video Sunday evening showing incendiary balloons being flown out of Hamas military positions on the Gaza border. “The arson terrorism is intentional and timed by the Hamas terror organization,” the IDF accused. “Hamas is leading the incendiary and explosives kite terrorism, the organizationContinue Reading »
Monday, 25 June 2018 | In a 2013 news item on Iran’s annual Quds Day march, the Associated Press reported that newly-elected President Hassan Rouhani said at the event that Israel was an “old wound” that needed to be removed. The AP later provided some context for those remarks, “Rouhani spoke at an annual pro-PalestinianContinue Reading »
Friday, 22 June 2018 | A 20-year-old Palestinian indicted Thursday on terror-related charges told Israeli authorities that the leader of Hamas in Gaza, Yahya Sinwar, paid his relatives to falsely tell the media that his baby cousin died of tear gas inhalation during the Hamas-orchestrated border riots. The Times of Israel reported that Mahmoud OmarContinue Reading »
Friday, 22 June 2018 | Israel has deployed a system to track balloons and kites carrying burning material across the border from Gaza, The Times of Israel reported Thursday. The tracking system, called Sky Spotter, was developed by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems as a countermeasure to be used against small drones. According to Israel’s HadashotContinue Reading »
Friday, 22 June 2018 | Although the IDF [Israel Defense Forces] has recorded a drop in the number of incendiary kites and balloons dispatched from Gaza in the past two days, the relatively new aerial nuisance has likely brought the next operation in the Strip closer. The army has no intention of changing the newContinue Reading »
Friday, 22 June 2018 | Lebanon is one of several Arab countries where Palestinians are subjected to discriminatory and apartheid laws and measures. The plight of Palestinians in Arab countries, however, is apparently of no interest to the international community, pro-Palestinian activists and groups around the world. Recently, the Lebanese authorities placed electronic screening gatesContinue Reading »
Thursday, 21 June 2018 | The US will withdraw from the UN [United Nations] Human Rights Council [UNHRC], Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley announced Tuesday. “‘The US is officially withdrawing from the UNHRC. This step is not a retreat from human rights commitments,’ Haley said, charging thatContinue Reading »
Thursday, 21 June 2018 | IDF [Israel Defense Forces] Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot vowed Wednesday afternoon to return security to the residents of the south after the night before saw 45 rockets and mortar shells launched at Israel by terror organizations in the Gaza Strip. “The IDF is working around the clock with theContinue Reading »
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