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UN pushes to declare Israeli occupation illegal, may seek ICJ opinion

UN experts are pushing for the International Court of Justice (ICJ) at The Hague to issue an advisory opinion declaring that the Israeli occupation of territory over the pre-1967 lines is illegal.

The UN General Assembly could issue a resolution to seek such an opinion already this year.

A request for such an opinion has already been…

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3 Israeli citizens indicted for helping Hamas attack IDF infrastructure

Three Israeli citizens from northern Israel were indicted for helping build a cyber threat against communications infrastructure used by the IDF and for providing sensitive information to the Hamas terrorist movement in Turkey, the Shin Bet, the State Attorney’s Office and Israel Police revealed on Thursday.

The main suspect in the case,…

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Iran warns Saudi Arabia over ‘reliance’ on Israel – Guards’ commander

Iran on Thursday said the leaders of regional foe Saudi Arabia should end their reliance on Israel, according to the semi-official Tasnim news agency, in an apparent reference to growing ties between Israel and Gulf Arab states.
“You are relying on an Israel which is collapsing, and this will be the end of your era,” Hossein Salami, the top…

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Hamas leaders ‘turn the page’ in meeting with Assad in Damascus

A Hamas delegation met with Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad on Wednesday in Damascus, in the latest bid by the Gaza-based Palestinian terrorist group to “turn the page” with the dictator, according to Reuters.
“We consider it a historic meeting and a new start for joint Syrian-Palestinian action,” said Hamas politburo member Khalil al-Hayya,…

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Armed upstart Lion’s Den challenges IDF bid to crack down on Nablus terror

Israel over the past week has imposed harsh sanctions on the northern West Bank city of Nablus in an attempt to curb a wave of shootings by an armed faction of young Palestinian men. While this strategy has proved somewhat effective, the gunmen have vowed to continue their brazen attacks.

The armed faction, which calls itself “Lion’s Den,” has…

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Iran said to send IRGC military trainers to aid Russia deploy drones against Ukraine

Iran has sent military trainers from the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps to Russian-occupied Crimea to help Moscow’s troops use Iranian drones against Ukraine, according to Tuesday reports.

Ukraine and its Western allies have accused Russia of deploying Iranian-made drones in attacks against Ukraine in recent weeks as Moscow and Tehran…

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Local Nablus terror group ‘going on the offensive’ as its online presence gains influence

The Lions’ Den terror group, recently formed in Nablus, comprises dozens of gunmen and is not very well organized. Nevertheless, the group’s activities serve the purposes of established terror factions like Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad, which are amplifying its influence, according to a senior Israeli terrorism expert.

The group has also…

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Hamas delegation visits Syria for first time in a decade, will meet Assad

A Hamas delegation arrived in Damascus Wednesday for talks with Syrian President Bashar Assad in the first such visit since the Palestinian terror organization severed ties with Syria a decade ago.

Hamas, the terror group that controls the Gaza Strip, was one of Assad’s closest allies but left Syria in 2012 after condemning his brutal…

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White & Case Backpedals In Face of Blowback Over Sponsorship of Anti-Israel Event

The law firm that helped defend financial giant Morningstar against accusations it is enabling Israel boycotts, White & Case, is distancing itself from a campus event last week that took aim at Israel’s status as a Jewish state and slandered the country as an “apartheid” nation.

The event, held at the University of Chicago Law school, was…

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Iranian schoolgirl killed by regime forces for refusing to sing pro-Khamenei anthem

A teenage girl was reportedly killed last week after Iranian regime security forces entered her school, demanding students sing a pro-regime song praising Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and violently beating any that refused to do so.

The Thursday incident left multiple girls from the Shahed Girls High School in Ardabil hospitalized,…

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Biden to host Israeli president at White House next week

President Joe Biden will host Israeli President Isaac Herzog for an official visit next week, White House spokesperson Karine Jean-Pierre said during a briefing Monday.
“President Biden looks forward to welcoming President Herzog of Israel to the White House on October 26, a visit that underscores the enduring partnership and friendship between…

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Lapid slams Australia for dropping recognition of W. Jerusalem; ambassador summoned

Prime Minister Yair Lapid slammed Australia’s announcement on Tuesday that it would no longer recognize West Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, as the Foreign Ministry summoned Canberra’s envoy to clarify the matter.

“In light of the way in which the decision was made in Australia, as a hasty response to incorrect news in the media, we can only…

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Eight Palestinians arrested on suspicion of aiding fugitive who killed IDF soldier

Eight Palestinians were arrested on Tuesday morning on suspicion of aiding the gunman who killed an IDF soldier and wounded a security guard at the Shuafat crossing in Jerusalem on Oct. 8, according to an Israel Police statement.

Sgt. Noa Lazar, a member of the IDF Military Police’s Erez battalion, was shot on Oct. 8 by Uday Tamimi, 22, and…

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Israel ‘apartheid’ event sponsored by law firm that exonerated Morningstar of anti-Israel bias

While under investigation in 20 states for anti-Israel bias, Chicago-based investment firm Morningstar repeatedly pointed to an independent report purportedly absolving it of such behavior. But White & Case, the law firm that authored the report, was listed this week as a sponsor of a program at the University of Chicago’s Law School that…

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At Jenin gunmen mourning tent, Palestinian Authority PM speaks of ‘martyrs, victims’

Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Mohammed Shtayyeh on Sunday visited a mourning tent for Palestinian gunmen killed while confronting Israeli troops in the Jenin refugee camp in the West Bank.

In a photo published online, Shtayyeh was seen standing alongside masked gunmen wearing insignia affiliated with different terror groups, including…

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Iran reportedly set to ship ballistic missiles to Russia for use in Ukraine

Iran is planning to ship missiles and drones to boost Russia’s dwindling supplies amid their invasion of Ukraine, according to a US media report on Sunday.

Citing two unnamed officials from a US-allied country who had been briefed on the matter, The Washington Post reported that Iran is preparing its first delivery of short-range ballistic…

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Suspect arrested in Beit El sukkah shooting

Israeli security forces on Saturday arrested the second of two suspects behind a shooting in Beit El in Samaria on Friday, together with two other individuals believed to have assisted the attackers. The suspect was identified as Muhammad Oden.

The other main suspect, Hamas operative Kays Shajaia, was shot and killed by Israeli forces on…

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Fatah, Palestinian Islamic Jihad join forces to fight against IDF

The death of two Palestinians during clashes with IDF troops in the Jenin Refugee Camp last Friday underscores the growing cooperation between the armed groups of the ruling Fatah faction and the Iranian-backed Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ).

The two groups have in recent months increased their cooperation not only in Jenin, but also in…