Terrorism

The US and Israel share the same values. Both our nations put a premium on life, liberty, and individual freedom. As such, Israel is among our closest allies in the world and the sole outpost of democracy in the Middle East. Yet both our nations are also engaged in the same fight against common enemies. The US and Israel should continue to stand shoulder-to-shoulder in the fight against those radical Islamic terrorists that seek the destruction of the West.

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Palestinian attacker left ‘martyrdom’ message in school notebook

Thirteen-year-old Muhammad Aliwat, who ambushed and seriously wounded a father and son at the entrance to the City of David in Jerusalem on Saturday, left a note in his school notebook expressing his longing to die as a martyr.

“God, or victory, or martyrdom. Forgive me, mother, you’re going to be proud of me,” he wrote.

Aliwat was an…

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Gaza terrorists fire rockets into Israel, prompting IDF retaliatory strikes against Hamas

Palestinian terrorists fired a barrage of rockets from the Gaza Strip at Israeli communities overnight Thursday, prompting retaliatory strikes by the IDF against Hamas assets.

The exchange came after nine Palestinians were killed during heavy clashes between Palestinian Islamic Jihad and Israeli troops in Jenin in northern Samaria Thursday…

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Nine dead in clashes between Palestinian Islamic Jihad and IDF in Jenin

Nine Palestinians were killed during heavy clashes between gunmen and Israeli troops in Jenin on Thursday morning, according to Israeli media reports.

The Israel Defense Forces said in a statement that troops were engaged while attempting to detain Palestinian Islamic Jihad members planning a major terrorist attack.

“During an attempt to…

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‘We Have Been Betrayed’: As Billions Flow to Jordan, US Remains Mum on Extradition of Palestinian Terrorist Ahlam Tamimi

The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is widely considered one of America’s closest allies in the Middle East. US aid to Jordan has quietly tripled in the past 15 years, overtaking every regular US aid recipient in the world except Israel. December’s Congressional omnibus spending bill gave the kingdom $1.65 billion – $200 million more than the two…

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Shin Bet reveals Hamas attempts to recruit West Bank Palestinians for terror

The Shin Bet security agency on Wednesday said Israel was revoking the entry permits to Israel from 230 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, relatives of Hamas members who allegedly worked to recruit West Bank Palestinians to help commit attacks.

In a statement, the Shin Bet said in recent weeks dozens of West Bank Palestinians had been arrested and…

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Security forces arrest two Palestinians over alleged Netanya terror plot

Israeli security forces on Tuesday arrested two Palestinians in the central city of Netanya on suspicion of planning a terrorist attack.

The suspects, who were in Israel illegally, were taken into custody following a manhunt near the city’s main market, according to police.

A police sapper was deployed to the scene to rule out the presence…

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Arab Israeli terrorist released after 40 years; police seek to prevent celebrations

An Arab Israeli terrorist who served 40 years for murdering an Israel Defense soldier was released from prison on Thursday, with large numbers of police deployed in and around his hometown to prevent celebrations upon his arrival.

National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir said in a statement that police were instructed to “act decisively”…

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Palestinians clash with IDF during pilgrimage to Joseph’s Tomb; 7 arrested overnight

Several Palestinians were reported wounded during clashes with Israeli troops late Tuesday and early Wednesday as Jewish worshipers entered the religious site of Joseph’s Tomb, in the West Bank city of Nablus.

The Israel Defense Forces said Palestinians hurled explosives, Molotov cocktails, and stones at troops as they escorted the pilgrims to…

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Israeli FM: World should focus on stopping Palestinian support for terrorism

Israeli Foreign Minister Eli Cohen on Tuesday said countries should focus their energies on stopping rampant incitement by the Palestinian Authority that manifests in terrorism.

The comment comes after more than 90 countries signed a letter, published on Monday, demanding the “immediate” reversal of Israel’s punitive measures against the P.A.

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East Jerusalem man with Islamic State ties charged over deadly twin bombings in city

Prosecutors on Friday charged a Palestinian resident of East Jerusalem affiliated with the Islamic State (IS) terror group for a fatal double bombing attack in the capital last month.

In the attack on November 23, Eslam Froukh, 26, allegedly set off bombs at two bus stops near entrances to the capital. The attacks killed two people —…

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Israel Police announced arrest of ISIS-linked suspect in bus station terror bombings

Israeli Police on Tuesday announced the arrest of a suspect believed to be responsible for two bus station bombings that killed two people and injured more than 20 others last month, including two Americans.
A joint investigation by Israeli Police, security forces, and the Israeli Defense Forces led to the arrest of 26-year-old Aslam Faruch, a…

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Police: 3 officers hurt in shooting, ramming attack in Kafr Qasim; driver killed

Three police officers were wounded after being rammed by a vehicle in a terror attack in Kafr Qasim, an Arab city east of Tel Aviv, during the pre-dawn hours of Friday morning, law enforcement officials said.

According to police, the assailant, Naim Badir, called police over to a parking area of a building, claiming there had been a violent…

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Palestinian gunmen clash with IDF in Nablus; eight terror suspects arrested

Palestinian gunmen clashed with Israeli troops early Wednesday in the northern West Bank city of Nablus during an attempt by the army to arrest a wanted man.

According to the Israel Defense Forces, troops operating in the city came under fire from armed Palestinians. The IDF said the forces returned fire, and that no soldiers were hurt.

A…

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Female soldier seriously hurt in West Bank car ramming; attacker shot dead by police

An Israeli soldier was seriously wounded Tuesday in a car-ramming attack in the West Bank, the military and medics said.
Surveillance camera footage of the attack near the settlement of Migron, just north of Jerusalem, showed a black crossover SUV making a turn after spotting the soldier walking from a parking lot to a sidewalk. The vehicle…

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Break the Wave: Security forces arrest 16 suspects of terrorism

The IDF, Shin Bet, and Border Police arrested 12 people in the West Bank on Sunday night on suspicion of involvement in terrorist activities, according to the IDF Spokesperson Unit.

Four additional people were arrested after the car they traveled in aroused the suspicion of soldiers during a routine operation. During the search, a knife and an…

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IDF: Body of Israeli who died after West Bank crash snatched by Palestinian gunmen

The body of an Israeli man who died after a car crash in the northern West Bank city of Jenin on Tuesday morning was believed to have been snatched by Palestinian gunmen from a hospital in the city, the military said.

Tiran Fero, an 18-year-old from the Druze-majority town of Daliyat al-Karmel was critically injured along with his friend who…

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One killed, more than 20 injured in Jerusalem bombings

One person was killed and more than twenty injured on Wednesday in two explosions at bus stops located near entrances to Jerusalem, according to police.

Authorities believe that the source of the blasts were two remotely detonated bombs packed with nails to cause maximum damage.

Police described the explosives as “high quality,” and…

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Georgia stops Iranian attempt to assassinate Israeli

Georgia foiled an Iranian plot to assassinate an Israeli, its State Security Service announced on Tuesday.

Two people, one with dual Iranian-Georgian citizenship and another who is a citizen of Pakistan, were arrested in connection to the attempted crime and an Iranian organizer of the attempted murder was identified.

The assassination plot…