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IDF strikes in Gaza in response to arson balloon attacks

The Israel Defense Forces carried out a series of retaliatory airstrikes in southern Gaza late Monday night after incendiary balloons from the Hamas-run enclave sparked three fires near Israeli towns bordering the Strip.

The military said it hit a Hamas rocket production facility and training camp in Khan Younis. Footage uploaded to social…

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Hunt underway for six Palestinian terrorists who escaped prison in northern Israel

wide-scale manhunt was underway in Israel on Monday morning, after six Palestinians escaped from a high-security prison in the country’s north. The escapees were soon identified by authorities as members of terrorist groups.

Five belonged to the Palestinian Islamic Jihad and one, named Zakaria Zubeidi, was a former commander of the Al-Aqsa…

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‘Bible coming alive in Israel,’ these women connect Christians to it

For the majority of America’s nearly 90-million strong Evangelical community, supporting Israel is not about politics but the Bible.

“The connection really starts with Genesis 1:1,” explained Shari Dollinger, co-executive director of Christians United for Israel, with the verse “In the beginning, God created the heavens and earth.”


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Iran Digs In on Nuclear Talks, Boosted by China and Russia

U.S. and European efforts to coax Iran back into nuclear negotiations as soon as this month are being blunted by support the Islamic Republic’s already emboldened leaders are receiving from China and Russia.
The result is that three years after former President Donald Trump imposed his “maximum pressure” policy, Iran has enriched uranium close to…

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New Zealand: 6 injured in ‘ISIS-inspired’ stabbing spree, terrorist shot dead

A man inspired by the Islamic State group stabbed six people at a New Zealand supermarket in a terrorist attack on Friday before police, who had the man under surveillance, shot him dead, authorities said.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the man, a Sri Lankan national who arrived in New Zealand in 2011 and was on a terror watchlist, entered a…

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Hamas: Series of Israeli steps to ease conditions in Gaza are ‘not enough’

Hamas has warned that a series of recent steps by Israel to ease conditions in the Gaza Strip are “not enough,” adding to growing tensions along the Gaza-Israel border. Hamas has threatened to expand border rioting disturbances in the coming days.

In a statement released by the terror organization that rules the coastal enclave, Hamas said that…

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Man arrested for 5 attacks on Jews in London’s Stamford Hill

London’s Metropolitan Police on Thursday arrested a man suspected of carrying out five “unprovoked assaults on Jewish people” over the past month in the heavily Jewish neighborhood of Stamford Hill.
The 28-year-old man was being held in custody on suspicion of “racially aggravated assaults,” the force said in a statement.
Police had been…

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Israeli strikes said to target Syria; fragments from defense fire land in Israel

Israeli planes carried out airstrikes near Damascus early Friday, Syrian state media claimed, and sounds of explosions were heard in central Israel shortly after.

The noise was caused by a Syrian air defense missile that traversed Israeli skies before exploding over the Mediterranean Sea, the Israel Defense Forces said. Missile fragments were…

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Israel’s consulate in New York honors 9/11 victims on 20th anniversary of attacks

Acting Consul General of Israel in New York Israel Nitzan and the Port Authority Police Department gathered at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in Lower Manhattan on Tuesday to mark the Jewish calendar’s 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and its victims.

“That tragic and devastating day was an attack on the free…

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Syrian army and pro-Iran militias continue offensive of rebel enclave bordering Israel

Syrian elite army forces and pro-Iranian militias escalated their offensive on Tuesday against rebels in the southwest region of Syria bordering Israel and Jordan, according to residents, military and opposition sources.

Fighting increased earlier this week after the failure of Russian peace efforts meant to stop an offensive against Deraa…

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Byzantine church dedicated to unknown martyr unearthed in Israel

Archaeologists have discovered a 1,500-year-old church in Israel dedicated to an unknown martyr that had animal mosaics that had been erased. The sizable church has Greek inscriptions that say that it was dedicated to a “glorious martyr” but doesn’t say who this martyr was.
At the time the church was built, the Byzantine Empire controlled Israel,…

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Hamas leader, officials: uncompromising resistance is only way to expel ‘the occupiers’

Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh and other officials were among the first to congratulate the Taliban on “expelling the occupiers” by means of their “jihad” from Afghanistan.

According to a report by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) published on Tuesday, Hamas quickly released pictures of a meeting between Haniyeh and Taliban…

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Iranian fuel ship enters Syrian waters to help Hezbollah – report

An Iranian ship carrying fuel reportedly reached Syria’s territorial waters, according to Iranian media and Lebanese media on Thursday. Al-Akhbar was the first to report the arrival. This will be a major gamechanger for Lebanon and Hezbollah, which aims to profit off the Iranian fuel that is being shipped. The fuel will supposedly be offloaded at…

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Israeli Navy, US Navy’s Fifth Fleet hold ‘historic’ exercise in Red Sea

The Israeli Navy and the U.S. Navy’s Fifth Fleet held a joint exercise for the first time on Tuesday in the Red Sea, in an event the IDF Spokesperson described as “historic.”
“During the exercise, the two navies practiced a variety of scenarios including defense and rescue operations,” the IDF said.
“The exercise saw the two navies working side…

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Iran plans new round of talks with Saudi Arabia -Iranian envoy

Iran plans to hold a fourth round of talks with regional rival Saudi Arabia in Iraq after the new Iranian government is set up, the Iranian ambassador in Baghdad was quoted on Tuesday as saying.
Iran and Saudi Arabia, leading Shi’ite and Sunni Muslim powers in the Middle East, have been rivals for years, backing allies fighting proxy wars in…

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Fatah-Hamas rift deepens as Abbas moves closer to US, Israel

Defense Minister Benny Gantz’s visit on Sunday to Ramallah is yet another sign of improved relations between the Israeli government and the Palestinian Authority.

The visit, however, has also derailed any hope of resolving the dispute between the PA and its archrival, Hamas, in the foreseeable future. In fact, the meeting between Gantz and PA…

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Ex-Mossad chief: Use positive Bennett-Biden meeting to stop Iran

Israel should use the positive meeting last week between Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and US President Joe Biden to stop Iran’s march toward hegemony in the Middle East and toward a nuclear weapon, former Mossad director Yossi Cohen wrote on Wednesday.

In his first public op-ed since retiring as Mossad chief in June, Cohen wrote in Yediot…

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Hezbollah hammered with criticism amid Lebanon’s crises

Driving back to base after firing rockets toward Israeli positions from a border area last month, a group of Hezbollah fighters was accosted by angry villagers who smashed their vehicles’ windshields and held them up briefly.
It was a rare incident of defiance that suggested many in Lebanon would not tolerate provocations by the powerful group…