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Terrorism

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Tehran rejects Israeli claims on Iranian role in attacks abroad

Ramin Mehmanparast, spokesman of Iran’s Foreign Ministry, said that claims by Israel that the recent attacks on its embassies in Georgia and India  were perpetrated by Iran and its ally Hezbollah were part of psychological war against the Islamic Republic. He said Israel was responsible for the attacks to tarnish Iran’s relations with the two host embassies’ host countries, … Continue reading

IDF exposes Syria-funded Islamic Jihad terror cell in West Bank

A statement by Israel’s security agency Shin Bet on Thursday said that the IDF had discovered an Islamic Jihad cell near Jenin in the West Bank that was planning attacks on Israel. 10 members have been arrested in recent months. The investigation showed links with the Islamic Jihad based in Syria, with important transfers of … Continue reading

Israelis warned of imminent terror attack in Bangkok

Both US and Israeli embassies have issued travel warnings for their citizens in and around the capital of Thailand, Bangkok. This comes after the warning of a possible terror attack in the area and the apprehension of a Lebanese national thought to be a member of Lebanese militant group Hezbollah. The Thai police are further … Continue reading

IDF soldiers thwart major terror attack near Jenin

Boarder police arrested four palestinians at Salem Crossing, Northern West Bank, on sunday after finding them in possession of eleven pipe bombs, a homemade pistol, and knifes. The IDF believes they thwarted an attack on the Samaria Military Court, since those arrested were waiting on line to enter the court. Jerusalem Post, Israel Click here for the full … Continue reading

December sees significant rise in terror incidents

December 2011 saw a significant rise in terror attacks carried out against Israelis, according to data released by the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) on Monday. A total of 81 terror incidents took place in December 2011, compared with 44 incidentsin November 2011. Jerusalem Post, Israel Click here for the full story

Netanyahu: Jewish extremists not a ‘terror group’ but will be given military trial

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu approved Wednesday a series of steps that would crack down on Jewish extremists responsible for recent violent attacks on IDF soldiers and other targets, but rejected a recommendation to label them a “terror group.”  Netanyahu approved issuing administrative detention orders for the Jewish extremists, as is usually done with Palestinians suspected … Continue reading

No Gaza link to Eilat attack, Hamas spokesman says

The government in the Gaza Strip reiterated Tuesday that no Palestinian factions based in the enclave were involved in August’s attack on Eilat in southern Israel. Interior Ministry spokesman Ihab Ghussein was responding to speculation on Israeli websites that said Israel had determined it was 12 Bedouins who carried out the operation. Ma’an News Agency, … Continue reading

Barak: Consider classifying ‘hilltop youth’ a terror group

Defense Minister Ehud Barak Wednesday morning said the legal possibility of classifying the “hilltop youth” group of young radical settlers as a terrorist group, saying “as far as their behavior is concerned, there is no doubt that we are talking about terrorists.” Jerusalem Post, Israel Click here for the full story

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