Threats

Incitement

The Palestinian Authority regularly incites violence against Israelis, and then rewards terrorists and their families with a lifetime salary or pension worth more than most Palestinians could ever hope to earn. In 2017, this “Pay to Slay” program handed out over $350 million in payments for terrorism. In 2018, the Palestinian Authority increased its budget for this program to $405 million. For many years, American tax dollars given to the Palestinian Authority as foreign aid intended for humanitarian services and civil government programs were effectively redirected into this slush fund for terrorists. CUFI was the first major pro-Israel organization to strongly support the Taylor Force Act in the United States, which will cut off most American foreign aid to the Palestinian Authority until our State Department can certify that the Pay to Slay program has been shut down.

Incendiary, Explosive Balloons From Gaza Continue To Hit Southern Israel

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

08/12/2020 Balloon units in the Gaza Strip warned on Wednesday that they would continue launches of incendiary and explosive balloons in response to IDF strikes against terror infrastructure in the Strip on Tuesday night, as Israeli officials warned of a forceful response to the launches. The Sons of Al-Zawari balloon unit warned in a reportedly … Read More

Islamic Jihad Threatens ‘Israel Will Bear Consequences’ For Escalation With Gaza

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

08/09/2020 The Palestinian terrorist group Islamic Jihad threatened that Israel “will bear the consequences of anything that happens to the residents or farmers [of Gaza] as a result of the escalation.” The group issued the threat on Sunday, after Israel Defense Forces troops fired smoke grenades into Gaza, to evacuate civilians who came under gunfire while doing … Read More

Suspected Arson Balloons Spark Fires In South After Israel Shuts Gaza Crossings

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

At least two fires were ignited in southern Israel by suspected airborne incendiary devices launched from Gaza Tuesday, a day after Israel saw a rash of suspected arson attacks from the Palestinian enclave. There were no reports of injuries from the fires, near Kibbutz Erez and Kibbutz Or HaNer, just a few kilometers north of the … Read More

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

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