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

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

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

Hamas Said Demanding Release of 250 Prisoners For Info on Missing Israelis

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

The Hamas terror group is demanding that Israel release 250 Palestinian prisoners in exchange for information on two Israeli captives in the Gaza Strip and on the remains of two IDF soldiers killed in the 2014 Gaza war, according to a Lebanese news report on Tuesday. According to the Al-Akhbar daily, Hamas officials in Israeli … Read More

Amnesty International Employee Denounced For Getting Gaza Peace Activists Arrested by Hamas For Virtual Meeting With Israelis

Monday, April 13, 2020

An employee of Amnesty International has been denounced for getting a Gaza peace activist arrested by Hamas authorities for holding a virtual meeting with Israeli counterparts. Journalist Rami Aman of the Gaza Youth Committee held the conference with the Israelis via the Zoom app, which has become popular as a means of maintaining social ties … Read More

ISIS

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

2 Chicago-area men convicted of providing support to ISIS

Friday, June 21, 2019

Two Chicago-area men were found guilty on Thursday of supporting Islamic State in a federal case in which one of them was accused of saying he hoped to see the jihadist group’s flag over the White House, local media reported. Edward Schimenti and Joseph Jones, both 37, were convicted for providing material support and resources … 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