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Palestinian Islamic Jihad accuses Israel of killing operative in Syria

The Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorist group has accused Israel of killing one of its operatives in Syria on Sunday morning.

Ali Ramzi al-Assad, 31, known in PIJ as “the engineer commander,” was killed in a northern Damascus suburb, according to Channel 12.

Read more: Jewish News Syndicate

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Israeli, an ex-US Marine, badly wounded in West Bank shooting; terrorist caught

An Israeli man was shot and badly wounded in a terror attack while driving through the northern West Bank town of Huwara on Sunday, the military and medics said.

According to the Magen David Adom ambulance service, the man, in his 40s, was seriously hurt after sustaining gunshot wounds to his head and shoulder in the attack on the Route 60…

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Israeli man seriously wounded in Tel Aviv terrorist attack dies from wounds

Eshkar died at Ichilov Hospital after a week and a half of being hospitalized and fighting for his life

Or Eshkar, one of the Israeli men seriously wounded in the Tel Aviv terrorist shooting attack 11 days ago, has died from his wounds.
His death was announced on Monday afternoon by the Ichilov Tel Aviv Medical Center.
“Or came to us after…

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Terror experts worry Hezbollah may have bombed Israel without footprints

The Shin Bet and Israel Defense Forces suspect that the Palestinian terrorist Israeli forces shot and killed earlier this week after he planted a roadside bomb, which seriously wounded a man from the Israeli Arab village of Salem, was working for Hezbollah.

Days later, it is known that the attacker infiltrated northern Israel from Lebanon,…

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Poll indicates Democrats’ sympathies lie with Palestinians over Israel for 1st time

For the first time, a poll by Gallup found that Democrats are likelier to sympathize with Palestinians than with Israelis, though a majority of Democrats have a favorable view of Israel.

Asked, “In the Middle East situation, are your sympathies more with the Israelis or more with the Palestinians?” 49% of Democrats sympathized more with the…

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Berlin pumps cash into UNRWA despite teachers urging murder of Jews

The German government in March funneled €5 million ($5.27 million) into a school project in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip, even as a report by Israeli NGOs shows Palestinian teaching materials “glorify terrorism, encourage martyrdom, demonize Israelis and incite antisemitism.”

Read more: Jewish News Syndicate

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Putin hosts Assad in Moscow as Russia, Iran and China conduct Navy drill

Russian President Vladimir Putin held talks with Bashar al-Assad on Wednesday as Russia is hosting the Syrian regime leader this week.

“Topical issues of further development of Russian-Syrian cooperation in the political, trade, economic and humanitarian spheres, as well as prospects for a comprehensive settlement of the situation in and around…

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UN nuclear watchdog: 2.5 tons of uranium missing from storage site in Libya

Some 2.5 tons of natural uranium stored in a site in war-torn Libya have gone missing, the United Nations nuclear watchdog said Thursday, raising safety and proliferation concerns.

Natural uranium can’t immediately be used for energy production or bomb fuel, as the enrichment process typically requires the metal to be converted into a gas, then…

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Hezbollah harassing northern residents with lasers; IDF responds with stink bombs

Operatives from Lebanon’s Hezbollah terror group have been harassing people in Israel by dazzling them with laser beams aimed over the border, prompting the military to counter with another assault on the senses.

For a while Hezbollah activists were aiming lasers at the Israeli border town of Metulla, targeting drivers and people walking…

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Terrorist from Lebanon carried out northern Israel highway bombing, IDF reveals

A roadside bomb that severely wounded a motorist in northern Israel earlier this week was planted by a terrorist who infiltrated the country from Lebanon, security forces revealed on Wednesday.

The perpetrator was killed by Israeli forces while attempting to return to Lebanon, according to authorities.

Read more: Jewish News Syndicate

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Palestinians see US aid as ‘opportunity to promote terrorism’

An Israeli nonprofit that studies Palestinian society has found a troubling possible linkage between U.S. aid to the Palestinian Authority and the scope of terrorist attacks against Israelis.

Palestinian Media Watch released a study this week that analyzed statistics taken from periodic reports published by the U.S. Congressional Research…

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Palestinians pave new road over archaeological site in northern West Bank

The Palestinian Authority has paved a new road through an archaeological site in Sebastia in the northern West Bank, right-wing activists warned on Tuesday.

The Sebastia Municipality posted a video on Monday night showing the works on the road stating that it leads from the northern area of Sebastia to the entrance of an ancient Roman horse…

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Israeli defense minister holds high-level meetings on unspecified ‘security incidents’

sraeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant has held several situational assessments over the past 36 hours with regard to unspecified “security incidents.”

Gallant’s office released an unusually cryptic statement on Tuesday evening, revealing that the meetings were attended by top-ranking officials, including Israel Defense Forces chief Lt. Gen….

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Operation Break the Wave: 15 suspects arrested in West Bank overnight

The IDF, Shin Bet and Border Police arrested 15 people across the West Bank overnight on suspicion of involvement in terrorist activity, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit announced Wednesday morning.

Read more: The Jerusalem Post

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With Iran-Saudi deal, Beijing aims to bring its friends closer together

By brokering a deal between Iran and Saudi Arabia, China is trying to ensure two of its most important partners in the Middle East get along so Beijing can achieve its economic and political goals, experts say.

Why it matters: The Middle East has become a major battleground for influence as Washington and Beijing both seek to strengthen their…

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Syria strike attributed to Israel likely linked to weapons center

A daytime airstrike in Syria on Sunday that has been attributed to Israel may have been linked to Hezbollah’s precision-missile program, according to an Israeli defense research group.

The March 12 strike occurred in Syria’s Tartus Governorate near Route 54, west of the city of Masyaf. Tal Beeri, head of Research at the Alma Center, told JNS…

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Pro-Israel Groups Call for Sanctions on Morningstar for Blacklisting Companies That Aid the Jewish State

Advocacy groups are pressing state government officials to sanction financial ratings giant Morningstar for promoting divestment from companies that help the Israeli government combat Palestinian suicide bombers.

Morningstar subsidiary Sustainalytics “treats Israel differently from all other nations,” according to two pro-Israel community…

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Updated FBI hate crimes statistics show 20% increase in antisemitic hate crimes

An updated FBI report on 2021 hate crimes, released on Monday, showed that antisemitic hate crimes increased by nearly 20% from 2020 to 2021, and that antisemitic hate crimes represented the majority of religious-based hate crimes committed in 2021. The new total — 817 incidents targeting Jews — represents an increase of nearly 500 incidents from…