Terrorism

The US and Israel share the same values. Both our nations put a premium on life, liberty, and individual freedom. As such, Israel is among our closest allies in the world and the sole outpost of democracy in the Middle East. Yet both our nations are also engaged in the same fight against common enemies. The US and Israel should continue to stand shoulder-to-shoulder in the fight against those radical Islamic terrorists that seek the destruction of the West.

Hamas

Israel arrests senior Hamas leader in West Bank

Friday, October 2, 2020

10/02/2020 Hassan Youssef, the leader of Hamas in the West Bank and one of the terror group’s founding members, was arrested Friday morning at his house in Ramallah by Israeli security forces. In response to a query by The Times of Israel, a security source confirmed the arrest and alleged that Youssef had been involved … Read More

Czechs plan to buy air defense from Israel’s Rafael

Friday, September 25, 2020

09/25/2020 The Czech Defence Ministry will start talks with the Israeli government to buy a short and medium range air defence system made by Israeli state-owned supplier Rafael, the ministry said on Friday. The government has been raising defence spending to modernise its armed forces, but has admitted it would fall short of its pledge, … Read More

Hamas said to retrieve ammunition from British WWI warship sunk off Gaza coast

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

09/15/2020 Naval commandos from the Hamas terror group reportedly succeeded in retrieving a trove of ammunition, including large-caliber naval shells, from a sunken British warship off the coast of the Gaza Strip with the aim of using it to arm itself against Israel. Over a period of several weeks, divers removed the ammunition from HMS … Read More

Report: Bahrain Next to Announce Normalization with Israel

Thursday, September 3, 2020

09/03/2020 Bahrain is expected to become the next Gulf kingdom to formally normalize ties with Israel, an Israeli official told Kan public broadcaster Wednesday. According to the report, the kingdom is expected to announce the move after an accord between Israel and the United Arab Emirates is signed. The official is cited as saying that … Read More

Hamas, Israel Reach Agreement to Restore Calm at Gaza Border

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

09/01/2020 Israel reached a deal with Hamas to bring a halt to the surge of explosive and incendiary balloon attacks from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory, the terrorist organization that rules the coastal enclave declared on Monday. According to a Hamas statement reported by Ynet, the purpose of the “understandings,” reportedly reached through the mediation … Read More

Arson Balloons From Gaza Spark 29 Fires In Israel Tuesday

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

08/25/2020 Israel’s fire and rescue service said Tuesday evening that 29 fires had been sparked in southern Israel throughout the day by balloon-borne incendiary devices lofted from Gaza. It said most of the fires were small and posed no danger to people or property. Most of those were centered in the Sha’ar Hanegev, Eshkol, and Merhavim regional … Read More

IDF Pummels Hamas Targets In Gaza Strip For Arson Balloon Attacks

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

08/24/2020 Gazan rocket backfires earlier at night, killing four Palestinian Islamic Jihad members Israeli tanks and aircraft struck several points in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday morning in response to continued incendiary balloon attacks fired into Israel Monday. “During the day, explosive and arson balloons were launched from the Gaza Strip into Israel,” Israel Defense … Read More

Israel Strikes Targets in Gaza After Incendiary Balloons Spark 28 Fires

Monday, August 24, 2020

08/24/2020 Israeli warplanes, tanks and drones attacked Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip before dawn on Monday in response to repeated arson balloon attacks launched into Israel, the army said. The Israel Defense Forces said it attacked “military posts and underground infrastructure of the Hamas terror group in southern Gaza.” It said the strikes came … Read More

IDF Tanks Strike Gazan Targets Following Incendiary Balloon Attacks Into Israel

Thursday, August 20, 2020

08/19/2020 Arson balloons, rockets have been launched into Israel for over a week of escalation along Gaza border Israel Defense Force (IDF) tanks struck Hamas targets along the border with the Gaza Strip early Thursday morning, as part of a nightly response to incendiary balloons that have scorched acres of land in Israel. “Terrorists launched … Read More

Israel Targets Hamas Special Forces Facility Following Rocket Attack

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

08/19/2020 Israel struck several Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip overnight Tuesday after a rocket was launched at southern Israel earlier in the evening, according to the Israel Defense Forces. The rocket triggered sirens in Ashkelon and Kibbutz Zikim, according to the IDF, sending thousands running to bomb shelters. Ashkelon Mayor Tomer Glam was hosting … Read More

ISIS

US, Gulf Nations Slap Sanctions On 6 Targets For Ties To ISIS

Friday, July 17, 2020

The United States and six Persian Gulf countries on Wednesday imposed sanctions on six targets Washington has accused of supporting Islamic State operations, including by funneling hundreds of thousands of dollars to leaders of the group in Iraq and Syria. The US Treasury Department said in a statement the Terrorist Financing Targeting Center – which … Read More

Report: Iraq Arrests Possible New Leader of Islamic State

Thursday, May 21, 2020

The Iraqi intelligence has arrested Abdul Nasser Qardash, a possible heir to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi at the helm of the Islamic State terrorist group, Sky News Arabia reported late Wednesday. The reports are citing the Iraqi News Agency as the first one to break the news, with a security source telling the agency that Qardash is a senior leader … Read More

Germany Arrests Five Suspected ISIS Members For Planned Attack Vs. US

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

BERLIN — The federal German prosecutor’s agency announced on Wednesday that five alleged Islamic State members were arrested in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia for planning terrorism attacks against US forces. “They jointly founded a so-called cell in Germany. They initially planned to travel to Tajikistan to take part in fighting against the government as … Read More

Rockets Hit US Air Base in Afghanistan; No Casualties

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Five rockets hit a US air base in Afghanistan on Thursday, but there were no casualties, two senior security officials said. Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack, according to a report released by Reuters.  The attack comes as the Afghan government has launched the release of Taliban prisoners from a jail near the Bagram … Read More

Austrian authorities foil IS-inspired terror attack on Christmas market

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

VIENNA — Austrian authorities have foiled a plot to carry out a series of terror attacks, including bombing one of Vienna’s Christmas markets, local media reported Monday. The plot involved three men, including a 24-year-old ringleader who had been influenced by the ideology of the so-called Islamic State (IS) group, according to the APA news … Read More

Incitement

Israel: Stabbing attack thwarted in West Bank

Monday, October 5, 2020

10/05/2020 Suspect arrested after approaching policeman, IDF soldier with knife, ignoring orders to halt A stabbing attack was thwarted at a junction near Hebron, in the Gush Etzion region in the West Bank, Israel Police announced early on Monday. According to the Kippah news outlet, the attacker approached a police officer and an Israel Defense Forces (IDF) … Read More

Two armed Palestinians arrested after crossing into Israel from Gaza

Thursday, October 1, 2020

09/30/2020 Two suspects arrested after infiltrating, lobbing an inactive grenade; knife and another grenade found on them Two armed Palestinians were arrested Thursday after crossing into Israel from the Gaza Strip, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) report. According to the army, the two suspects breached the security barrier in Gaza’s north. They threw a hand … Read More

Incendiary, Explosive Balloons From Gaza Continue To Hit Southern Israel

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

08/12/2020 Balloon units in the Gaza Strip warned on Wednesday that they would continue launches of incendiary and explosive balloons in response to IDF strikes against terror infrastructure in the Strip on Tuesday night, as Israeli officials warned of a forceful response to the launches. The Sons of Al-Zawari balloon unit warned in a reportedly … Read More

Islamic Jihad Threatens ‘Israel Will Bear Consequences’ For Escalation With Gaza

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

08/09/2020 The Palestinian terrorist group Islamic Jihad threatened that Israel “will bear the consequences of anything that happens to the residents or farmers [of Gaza] as a result of the escalation.” The group issued the threat on Sunday, after Israel Defense Forces troops fired smoke grenades into Gaza, to evacuate civilians who came under gunfire while doing … Read More

Suspected Arson Balloons Spark Fires In South After Israel Shuts Gaza Crossings

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

At least two fires were ignited in southern Israel by suspected airborne incendiary devices launched from Gaza Tuesday, a day after Israel saw a rash of suspected arson attacks from the Palestinian enclave. There were no reports of injuries from the fires, near Kibbutz Erez and Kibbutz Or HaNer, just a few kilometers north of the … Read More