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

Senior Hamas Commander Flees Gaza Aboard IDF Boat

Sunday, July 12, 2020

A senior Hamas commander escaped from the Gaza Strip aboard an Israel Defense Forces boat on Saturday. The commander, from Hamas’s military wing, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, is said to have commanded the terrorist organization’s naval commando unit, and is suspected in the Gaza Strip of collaborating with Israel, reported Israel’s Channel 12 on Saturday. The … Read More

IDF Strikes Hamas Targets in Response to Gaza Rocket Fire

Monday, July 6, 2020

The Israel Defense Forces bombed a number of Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip on Sunday night after terrorists in the enclave fired three rockets into southern Israel earlier in the evening, the military said. According to a number of Palestinian outlets in the Strip, in several rounds of airstrikes, the Israeli military targeted a … Read More

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

ISIS

London mayor consults with Israel on fighting urban terrorism

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

London Mayor Sadiq Kahn said he spoke with Israeli officials for advice on how to combat urban terrorism in the wake of terror attacks in London and Manchester. Kahn told the London-based Jewish News that his office and Metropolitan Police counter-terrorism officials had spoken with officials in Israel. “My office has been in contact with … Read More

ISIS claims responsibility for Manchester blast, as leaders condemn attack

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Islamic State claimed responsibility for Monday’s deadly attack at the Manchester Arena and said it was carried out with an explosive device planted at the concert, according to a statement the group posted on Telegram. “One of the soldiers of the Caliphate was able to place an explosive device within a gathering of the Crusaders … Read More

Israel’s annual Memorial Day remembers 23,544 fallen soldiers

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Israelis bowed their heads for a minute of silence as the siren wailed on Sunday evening to remember the men and women who died during active duty or were killed in terror attacks. The siren marked the official start of the annual Memorial Day, although several events were held earlier Sunday. Speaking earlier at a … Read More

Incitement

Rocket Fired at US Green Zone in Iraq, Child Wounded

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

‘It fell near a house, wounded a child and damaged the home,’ Iraqi military sources said A pair of rocket attacks targeted American diplomatic and military installations overnight, Iraq’s security forces said Sunday, a week after unprecedented arrests prevented a similar attack. One rocket was fired at the high-security Green Zone where the US embassy … Read More

Mossad Said to Foil Iranian Attacks on Israeli Embassies in Europe, Elsewhere

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

The Mossad spy agency recently foiled planned or attempted Iranian attacks on Israeli diplomatic missions in Europe and elsewhere, according to a report Monday. The report by Channel 12 said the names of the countries where attacks were prevented remain under censorship, but cooperation with them helped to thwart the attacks. “Frustration is growing fast … Read More

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