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 Airstrike Hits Underground Terrorism Infrastructure in Retaliation for Balloon Attacks

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

08/17/2020 Incident follows uptick that saw riots, explosives thrown at IDF soldiers along Gazan border Israeli warplanes and helicopters struck underground tunnel networks in the southern Gaza Strip Monday night, as Gazan terrorist groups continued to release waves of incendiary balloons. “Earlier today, explosive and arson balloons were launched from the Gaza Strip into Israel,” … Read More

The IDF Strikes Terror Targets In Gaza

Thursday, August 13, 2020

08/14/2020 The IDF struck terror targets in Gaza on Thursday night in response to continued incendiary balloon attacks, Kan News reports.IDF fighter jets, helicopters and tanks struck Hamas air defense, underground infrastructure and observation posts. During the day, 25 fires broke out in the Gaza Envelope as a result of incendiary balloons, and this week … Read More

Israel Strikes Hamas Targets In Gaza Amid Spate Of Balloon-Borne Arson Attacks

Thursday, August 13, 2020

08/12/2020 Israel attacked targets in the Gaza Strip in the early hours of Thursday morning in response to a spate of balloon-borne arson and explosive devices launched from the Strip into Israel in recent days. The Israel Defense Forces said that Israeli warplanes, combat helicopters and tanks hit a number of targets belonging to the … Read More

Hamas And The Threat to Israel

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Coffee Break: Lesson 27 Hamas is the acronym of al-Harakat al-Muqawwama al-Islamiyya—the name of the Islamic Resistance Movement, a Palestinian Sunni-Islamist terror organization that is legally banned by the United States, Canada, the EU and Israel. The second wealthiest terrorist organization in the world and the de facto ruler of the Gaza Strip, Hamas poses … Read More

Israel Strikes Hamas Targets In Gaza After Terror Group Ramps Up Attacks

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

08/12/2020 Israel carried out retaliatory strikes on Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip overnight Tuesday following a spate of arson attacks on Israeli communities in the western Negev. On Tuesday, incendiary balloons launched from Gaza caused some 60 separate fires in western Negev communities. Firefighters and JNF personnel, as well as Israel Nature and Parks … Read More

Hamas Launches Missiles Toward The Sea ‘In Warning To Israel’

Monday, August 10, 2020

08/10/2020 Hamas fired a barrage of close to a dozen missiles towards the Mediterranean Sea on Monday morning, in a warning to Israel that the calm along the border with the Gaza Strip wouldn’t last. The rocket fire came hours after the Israeli Air Force struck Hamas observation posts in northern Gaza near Beit Hanoun, … Read More

After Rocket Attack, Israel Hits ‘Underground’ Hamas Targets In Gaza

Monday, August 3, 2020

08/03/2020 Israeli warplanes hit several Hamas sites in central and southern Gaza Strip early Monday, the Israel Defense Forces said, hours after Palestinians fired a rocket into Israel from the coastal enclave. The Iron Dome missile defense system intercepted the rocket, the IDF said. The army said warplanes hit an cement factory used in the … Read More

Iron Dome Intercepts Gaza Rocket Fired Towards Southern Israel

Monday, August 3, 2020

08/02/2020 A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip towards southern Israel was intercepted by the Iron Dome Missile Defense System, as residents of the town of Sderottook in a Drive-Through movie. “One [rocket] launch was detected from the territory of the Gaza Strip toward Israel, which was intercepted by aerial defense soldiers,” the IDF Spokesperson’s … Read More

Hamas Refuses $15 Billion in Development Aid on Condition of Disarmament

Monday, July 27, 2020

Haniyeh said in an interview with a Qatari newspaper offer came from ‘parties paid off by major powers’ Ismail Haniyeh, Hamas’ political leader, has revealed that the Islamist group turned down an offer of as much as $15 billion in aid money for Gaza, which he alleged was conditional on the group laying down its … 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

Palestinian TV Airs Children’s Program Featuring AK-47s and Stonings

Friday, August 7, 2020

08/06/2020 A children’s program on official PA TV last month that commemorated the late cartoonist Naji Al-Ali showed a selection of his cartoons, several of which promoted violence to kids, Palestinian Media Watch reported on Tuesday. The cartoonist was famous among Palestinians for having invented the cartoon characters “Handala,” a boy who symbolizes the Palestinian … Read More

Gaza Incendiary Balloons Spark Fires in Southern Israel

Friday, August 7, 2020

08/06/2020 At least three brush fires were ignited Thursday in southern Israel by balloons carrying incendiary devices that were launched from the Gaza Strip, the fire department said, sparking concern over a possible return of the phenomenon. Another balloon that carried a suspected explosive device was found near the city of Arad, some 80 kilometers … Read More

Explosive Balloon Found in Southern Israel

Monday, July 27, 2020

An RPG head attached to a bundle of balloons was found in an agricultural area in the Eshkol Regional Council in southern Israel on Monday.  A police sapper arrived at the scene and conducted a controlled detonation of the object attached to the balloons. A series of explosive and incendiary balloon launches were reported in … Read More

Palestinian National Identity: Ancient or Relatively Recent

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

CUFI’s Coffee Break – Lesson 24 Palestinian National Identity: Ancient or Relatively Recent Soon after the rebirth of the modern state of Israel, the Jewish state began developing its state infrastructure and fighting off multiple threats to its existence. Meanwhile, the Palestinian nationalist ideology continued to establish itself. There are those who claim that Palestinian … Read More

US Army Private Charged in Neo-Nazi Plot to Attack Own Troops Pleads Not Guilty

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

A US Army private who according to federal prosecutors confessed to his role in plotting a deadly attack on his own military unit pleaded not guilty to charges he shared secret information about the unit with a neo-Nazi group. Ethan Melzer, 22, entered his plea on Monday before US Magistrate Judge Sarah Netburn in Manhattan, at … Read More