Al-Assad had banned the niqab, the full Islamic face veil, in July, angering conservative Muslims. The casino, which had been operating in a Damascus amusements arcade since late December to Muslim chagrin, was shut on Tuesday evening [April 5] on the grounds it was illegal.Continue Reading »
The poll interviewed 1,270 Palestinians in the West Bank [Judea and Samaria], East Jerusalem, and Gaza Strip during March 17–19 with a margin of error of 3%. While that finding reflected some of Israel’s concerns regarding security and Palestinian readiness for peace, another major Israeli matter in the peace process is recognition of Israel asContinue Reading »
The cell was led by Amad Khamza Zaharan, a 31-year-old Hamas man previously imprisoned in Israel for four years in connection with planned attacks. He embarked on the abduction plot upon his release from prison in December 2010. The cell’s second member is Nazam Shanina, originally from the Gaza Strip. He arrived in Ramallah aboutContinue Reading »
The military, which controls the transitional government now in power, reiterated its commitment to transfer power to civilian rule after legislative and presidential elections this autumn and to respect freedom of expression. Meanwhile, Egypt’s finance minister revised down his forecast for economic growth to between 2.5% and 3% in the current fiscal year asContinue Reading »
A separate Haaretz article on Monday [April 4] said that more than 1,000 activists are expected to be involved in the upcoming flotilla. According to sources cited by Haaretz, more than 20 vessels are expected to be in the new flotilla. It is set for May 31, the one year anniversary of the violence inContinue Reading »
During his studies, the engineer gained knowledge on the development of missiles and their control systems. In addition to his job at Gaza’s power plant, Abu Sisi joined Hamas and engaged in covert operations of the organization, the state is claiming. Between the years 2002–2008, Abu Sisi was a Hamas commander and member of aContinue Reading »
The deal was revealed after intense months of negotiations and was made public at the Geneva International Motor Show at the beginning of March. Mia will start rolling out its cars, powered by Israeli innovation, in June. Born to American parents, Bennett spent a lot of time in the United States and speaks English fluently.Continue Reading »
He said no one had taken credit for the attack several hours afterwards, but they could confirm that it was “definitely a terrorist attack.” He said they were assessing what security steps would need to be implemented in order prevent any further attacks, saying that patrols had been heightened after the bombing. While there haveContinue Reading »
“Recently, there have been elements that have tried to violate this quiet. They are trying to test our resolve and the fortitude of our people. They will learn that the government, the IDF [Israel Defense Forces], and the Israeli public have an iron will to defend the state and its citizens. “We will actContinue Reading »
The mayor added that Amoyal needed only a few more minutes to clear the area of civilians. “I applaud his efforts, it shows that everyone needs to be alert.” Amoyal, 52, worked at a kiosk that was completely destroyed when a suicide bomber detonated next to it in 1994. Once rebuilt, the shop was ironicallyContinue Reading »
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