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The IDF’s intelligence chief revealed that to prevent Assad’s demise, Hezbollah are currently training a 50,000-strong militia to fight the rebels in Syria – with hopes to recruit 50,000 more. “Hezbollah is losing a cooperative partner in operations against Israel,” he said. Islamism on the rise
Maj. Gen. Kochavi explained how the phenomenon emerging from the social upheaval of the rapid spread of Islamist groups throughout the Middle East is changing the political map. “The most central movement to emerge from the social upheaval is the Muslim Brotherhood which has grown from an esoteric movement into an influential body which has spread throughout the Middle East,” the intelligence chief said. “It is in Egypt, a variation of it is in Turkey, it is in the Gaza Strip, it has close partners in Tunisia, Morocco and Libya, and it is becoming stronger in Jordan and Syria,” he said.
The Head of Military Intelligence went on to explain that the spread of the Muslim Brotherhood reflects a larger shift in the geopolitical makeup of the region. “In the past we divided the Middle East into radical and moderate axes – these axes no longer exist,” he said.
“Today, the Middle East is being redefined into Shiite and Sunni camps,” Maj. Gen. Kochavi said, “which explains things like why Hamas has distanced itself from Iran in recent months and is moving closer to Egypt and Turkey, or why Iran is arming the Shiite minority in Yemen.” He went on to explain that the shift from a nationalist to a religious approach has realigned alliances between the countries in the region and that the new approach increases the perspective of Israel as a foreign, unacceptable element in the Middle East.
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The IDF has confirmed 2nd Lt. Hadar Goldin, 23 of Kfar Saba is the soldier suspected kidnapped by Hamas on Friday.
Netanyahu called Kerry onto the carpet and Kerry and Ban Ki-Moon gave their assurances.
Hamas has learned the art of kidnapping from Hezbollah. Israel neeeds to figure out quickly how to deal with that.
3:31pm IDF Spox notifications: Hamas terrorists killed two IDF soldiers during the suspected kidnapping of 2nd Lt. Goldin this morning. We suspect that a group of Hamas terrorists, including a suicide attacker, kidnapped 2nd. Lt. Goldin at 9:30AM & dragged him into a tunnel. If our suspicions about today’s events are accurate, Hamas took advantage […]
This time Hamas may have succeeded in kidnapping a soldier.
Report: Hamas took advantage of the cease fire to attack IDF soldiers…
The IDF has released names of the soldier killed on Thursday night.
12:30pm Be’er Sheva Region, Ofakim… x2 10:50am Sirens at Eshkol. 10:03am – – Cease fire broken by Hamas – – Hamas fires rocket at Eshkol region. All winners, please collect your bets. No injuries were reported in the rocket strike. 9:30am Hamas hasn’t fired any rockets at Israel yet since the 8:00am cease fire went […]
If Israel finds a terror tunnel during the cease fire, do the terms of the cease fire allow it to be blown up?
Curious as to how long Israel has been rocket free? This site will tell you…
Hamas wants the Arabs in Judea and Samaria to join in…
As the 8:00am deadline for the cease fire approaches, Hamas has shot a lot rockets into Israel to get their last licks: 7:32am 08-01-2014 Bnei Ayish / Gan Yavne 7:32am 08-01-2014 Bnei Ayish / Gan Yavne 7:32am 08-01-2014 Bnei Ayish / Gan Yavne, Givati 7:31am 08-01-2014 Ashdod, Bnei Ayish / Gan Yavne, Givati 7:31am 08-01-2014 […]
IDF video of 1st day in Gaza, Operation Protective Edge
Terrorists involved in the rockets launched at Israel last week were targeted Friday by the IAF.
Since Israel withdrew from Gaza in 2005, terrorists in the area have fired more than 8,000 rockets into Israel.
IDF forces have searched about 1,350 locations for terrorists, illegal weaponry and the abducted boys.
55 of the 280 suspected terrorists who have been detained were part of the Gilad Shalit prisoner exchange.
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