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

IDF Hits Hamas Targets After Two Rockets Are Launched at Israel From Gaza

Monday, June 29, 2020

Israel hit multiple Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip early Saturday morning after two rockets were launched at Israel from the coastal enclave on Friday evening, according to the Israeli military. Israeli fighter jets struck a rocket manufacturing workshop and a weapons manufacturing infrastructure, the military said in a statement. “Strikes on these targets hamper … Read More

Incendiary Balloons Plague Israeli land Near Gaza Border, Sparking New Fires

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Footage showing the aftermath of an incendiary-balloon attack from Gaza on the fields of Kibbutz Nir Oz has emerged, as local volunteer and professional firefighters have been rushing to put out at least four spot fires in the Eshkol Region in the past 48 hours. Eshkol Council Security Officer Ilan Isaacson said local volunteers stepped … Read More

Israel Thwarts Hamas Arms Shipment to the Gaza Strip

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Israeli naval forces thwarted a major arms shipment to the Gaza Strip by sea in a secret operation several weeks ago, the Israel Defense Forces revealed on Wednesday. In what the IDF called “a significant operational achievement,” Muhammad Bachar, one of the two terrorists on board the boat and a key figure who has been … Read More

Report: Two Al-Qaeda Commanders Killed in Syria Drone Strike

Monday, June 15, 2020

A drone strike in northwestern Syria on Sunday evening killed two senior commanders from a group linked with Al-Qaeda, according to a Syrian opposition war-monitoring group. The U.K.-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said the attack, on a vehicle in Idlib province, was carried out by a drone belonging to the U.S.-led coalition. One … Read More

Pandemic Slows, But Does Not Stop, Hamas’s Terrorism Industry

Friday, May 15, 2020

Hamas in the Gaza Strip has remained highly active in its efforts to plot and implement terror attacks in the West Bank. Its operatives have been working in the past few months to orchestrate attacks, and while there has been a reduction in the number of incidents during the height of the coronavirus outbreak, this … Read More

Hamas Chief Threatens to Kidnap More Israeli Soldiers

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh threatened Wednesday that the Gaza-based terrorist group could kidnap more Israeli soldiers, Israel’s Channel 12 reports. The remarks were made during an interview for Al Jazeera, in response to a question regarding the reported prisoner swap talks with Israel. Haniyeh said that the talks are yet to see a breakthrough and threatened that the group could … Read More

Projectile Launched at Israel from Gaza, IDF Strikes Hamas Military Sites

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) attacked Hamas military sites overnight Tuesday in the Gaza Strip after a projectile was launched at Israeli territory and exploded in an open field, the IDF said in a statement. “One projectile was launched from the Gaza Strip towards Israeli territory,” the IDF spokesperson said. “As a result of the … Read More

Israel Hits Hamas Targets in Gaza in Response to Rocket Fire

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Israel targeted three Hamas sites in the northern Gaza Strip on Tuesday night after a rocket was launched at southern Israel from the Hamas-ruled territory, according to the Israel Defense Forces. The rocket, which was fired at the Eshkol region, triggered a Color Red alert before falling in an open area, causing no casualties or … Read More

Three Men From Hamas Terror Cell Arrested for Plot to Bomb Major Jerusalem Sports Stadium

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Israel’s Shin Bet domestic security agency has arrested three terrorists who were planning a bomb attack at Jerusalem’s main sports stadium, the Israeli news site Walla reported on Wednesday. The three suspects were identified as West Bank residents Ahmad Sajdaya, 27, whose hand was amputated several years ago while building an explosive device; Muhammad Hammad, 26; and … Read More

ISIS

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

Two IS supporters planned Independence Day terror attacks in Jerusalem

Monday, December 2, 2019

Two Palestinian men were indicted Sunday for planning a terror attack targeting Israeli revelers during the nation’s upcoming Independence Day in April. The two, 21-year-old Ahmad Ja’abis and 19-year-old Basel Abidat, are residents of the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Jabel Mukaber. According to the indictment filed by Jerusalem prosecutors, they became interested in the Islamic … Read More

Incitement

Russia Did Pay Extremists to Attack US soldiers in Afghanistan, According to 3 Separate Taliban Sources

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Taliban commanders have confirmed that Russia has offered financial and material support to its members in exchange for attacking US forces in Afghanistan. The practice was first reported on Friday by The New York Times, which cited US intelligence officials. Three separate Taliban sources told Insider they were aware of Russian bounty payments being made — … Read More

Russian Spy Unit Paid Taliban to Attack Americans, U.S. Intelligence Says

Monday, June 29, 2020

A Russian spy unit paid members of Afghanistan’s Taliban movement to conduct lethal attacks on U.S. troops in that country, according to a classified American intelligence assessment, people familiar with the report said. The assessment of the role played by Russia’s military intelligence agency, the GRU, in fostering attacks on American soldiers, comes as President … Read More

Iraq Arrests 13 Pro-Iran Militia Members After String of Anti-US Rocket Attacks

Friday, June 26, 2020

Iraqi police arrested 13 pro-Iran fighters early Friday from the Hezbollah Brigade, a Shi’ite militia in the country not to be confused with Lebanon’s Hezbollah. The elite Counter-Terrorism Service raided headquarters in southern Baghdad used by the brigade, also known as Brigade 45 of the al-Shaabi military force. “Based on intelligence information,” an Iraqi official … Read More

Rocket Attack Near US Base in Iraq Amid US-Iraq Dialogue

Monday, June 15, 2020

Reports on Saturday evening said a rocket had landed near Camp Taji, a large base in Iraq that has housed US-led coalition personnel. Iraq’s Security Media Cell confirmed the attack and said two rockets had struck the base and caused limited damage. It comes in the context of US-Iraq strategic dialogue and tensions between the … Read More

Israeli Security Forces Thwart Terror Attack in Samaria

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

A terror attack on the Samarian community of Itamar was prevented Tuesday night when local civilian security forces spotted a man trying to cut through the security fence around the town. According to a statement by the Samaria Regional Council, Itamar’s civilian security team held the suspect until the Israeli military arrived on the scene. … Read More