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 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

Hamas Arrests Gaza Peace Activists After Zoom Call With Israelis

Friday, April 10, 2020

Hamas-run security forces have arrested several peace activists in the Gaza Strip on treason charges after they took part in a web conference with Israeli activists, officials said Thursday. The Hamas-run Interior Ministry said the activists were accused of “holding a normalization activity with the Israeli occupation.” “Holding any activity or contact with the Israeli … Read More

Iran’s Military Did “Well” by Downing Ukrainian Plane, MP Says

Monday, April 6, 2020

Iranian MP Hassan Norouzi told media in the country that the Iranian military did “well” by downing a civilian Ukrainian airliner in January during an Iranian missile attack on the Ain Al-Asad base in Iraq, according to Al Arabiya. The MP added that no arrests have been made in relation to the incident, contrary to … Read More

Hamas chief threatens Israel over ventilators for coronavirus patients

Friday, April 3, 2020

The head of Hamas in Gaza warned Israel if more ventilators for coronavirus patients were not brought into the Palestinian enclave then his terror group will “take them by force.” “If ventilators are not brought into [Gaza], we’ll take them by force from Israel and stop the breathing of 6 million Israelis,” said Yahya Sinwar, … Read More

ISIS

Incitement

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

Report: Jordan Arrests Five Over West Bank Suicide Attack Plot

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Jordan is holding a trial for five suspects involved in an alleged plot to conduct suicide attacks against Israeli targets in the West Bank, AFP reported Tuesday. According to a judiciary source cited by the agency, the trial began recently at the state security court, a military tribunal that usually deals with terrorism-related cases. The suspects, all … Read More

EU Parliament Raises Alarm Over Hate Speech and Incitement in Palestinian Textbooks

Monday, May 18, 2020

The European Parliament passed three resolutions on Thursday expressing concern that Palestinian educational materials contained hate speech and incitement to violence. The resolutions noted “the need to guarantee that no Union funds … are used to finance textbooks and educational material which incite religious radicalization, intolerance, ethnic violence, and martyrdom among children.” They also pointed … Read More

Border Police Vehicle Burnt Down by Firebombs Near Jerusalem

Friday, May 8, 2020

A Border Police vehicle burnt down after being attacked with firebombs near the Palestinian city of Abu Dis, east of Jerusalem, the Police Spokesperson’s Unit reported Friday morning. According to police, the forces were attacked by locals during an operation near the West Bank Separation Fence. No casualties were reported by law enforcement. Border Police … Read More