Al Qaeda

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Analysis: Al-Qaeda Grows in Sinai

Since the ousting of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak a year ago, our attention has been turned to Cairo and the political developments taking place there, in particular the rise of Islamist political parties and the role of the military in the democratic transition process. But in the Sinai , bordering Israel, tensions have increased between … Continue reading

Factbox: Al Qaeda-inspired groups in Hamas-ruled Gaza

Some facts about the constellation of ultra-conservative Islamists known as Salafis, who have challenged Hamas’s rule in the isolated enclave. Reuters, United States Click here for the full story

1 killed as Israel shells Gaza

Israeli forces bombed Gaza City early Friday morning killing one man, a member of al-Qaeda linked group Ansar al-Sunna, and wounding five others, medics said. Ma’an News Agency, Palestine Click here for the full story

Debate: Who is behind the Damascus blasts?

The uprising in Syria began nine months ago but this last week has been a particularly bloody one for Syrians, even by recent standards. On Friday, Damascus became the target of suicide car bombings for the first time as two huge explosions ripped through government intelligence buildings, killing at least 44 people. The key question is: Who … Continue reading

Abdullah Azzam Brigades denies responsibility for rocket attack

The militant al-Qaida affiliated group Abdullah Azzam Brigades Monday denied responsibility for last week’s rocket attack on Israel, pointing the finger at Hezbollah. “This [rocket firing] operation was carried out for the benefit of the Bashar [Assad] regime and its ally in Lebanon, Hezbollah, by the hands of a group that has ties with the [Hezbollah] … Continue reading

Can Al Qaeda Capitalize on Unrest in Egypt and Syria?

The toppling of seemingly solid dictatorships in Egypt and Tunisia caught al Qaeda flat-footed and undermined its message of violent jihad. Bin Ladin’s death, coming on the heels of these revolutions, further weakened the organization’s appeal and ability to operate. However, the current fighting between protesters and the military in Egypt, and the growing violence … Continue reading

Lebanon President condemns rocket attack on Israel

Lebanese President Michel Suleiman has condemned a rocket attack launched from Lebanon towards Israel. Four rockets fired from southern Lebanon landed in northern Israel early on Tuesday, Israeli media reported. Mr Suleiman said in a statement that the attacks were “a violation of the stability of the south [of Lebanon]”. The attack was “not conducive to the cause … Continue reading

Al-Qaida linked group claims responsibility for Katyusha fire against Israel

The Sheikh Abdullah Azzam Brigades, a militant group affiliated with Al-Qaida on Tuesday claimed responsibility for the four Katyusha rockets fired from Lebanon at Israel overnight. The small organization, whose members live mostly in hideouts in Palestinian refugee camps across southern Lebanon, has claimed responsibility for past rocket attack on Israel, as well. Haaretz, Israel Click … Continue reading


Debate: Is there a rift between the Prime Minster and the security establishment, and how might it affect his chances of re-election?

Interview: Dr. Einat Wilf, Israeli MP, Chair of the ‘Independence’ faction

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