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.

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

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