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January 23, 2017 / 25 Tevet, 5777

Posts Tagged ‘ISIS’

Egypt Demands Hamas Hand Over Terror Suspects

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

by Andrew Friedman

Egypt has presented Hamas with a list of conditions that must be met before talks in improving relations between the two parties can take place.

Egypt has given Hamas a list of 20 suspected Islamic State-affiliated (IS) terrorists it wants Hamas to hand over. Cairo has rejected Hamas’ offer to hand over 2-3 suspects, saying it insisted all of them be handed over to Egyptian authorities for questioning.

In addition, Egypt is also insisting Hamas agree to tighten control of the Sinai-Gaza border, especially the network of tunnels it has dug under the border.

Egypt has accused Hamas of allowing the gangs that operate the tunnels to work with Islamic State in northern Sinai. It says Islamic State uses the tunnels to smuggle activists into Gaza, and weapons from Gaza to Islamic State.

It is unclear whether Egypt has coordinated its position with Qatar, Hamas’ main supporter in the Arab world.

TPS / Tazpit News Agency

ISIS Teams With Hamas, Starts Media Center in Gaza

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

The Hamas terrorist rulers of Gaza have allowed the Islamic State (ISIS / Da’esh) terror organization to establish a media and propaganda center in the enclave, according to a report published this week by the U.S.-based Clarion Project, quoting the Times of Israel as its source.

Both Islamic State and Hamas in Gaza are coordinating their efforts to smuggle goods and contraband into the region via tunnels under the border with Egypt. Terror attacks carried out in the area of El Arish, in Sinai, were reportedly carried out using weaponry smuggled out of Gaza and into the hands of terrorists in the Sinai Peninsula.

But that’s a phenomenon that is not new, since supplies and medical aid to wounded terrorists have been moving via smuggler tunnels in the other direction for nearly a year, perhaps longer, according to the Israel Defense Forces; and Hamas has received a generous amount of arms, equipment, training and funds from Iran for years.

The Islamic State branch in the Sinai Peninsula, known as “Sinai Province” and which was formerly the local terrorist group Ansar Beyt al-Maqdis, originally linked to Al Qaeda, is known to be working closely with Hamas, an affiliate of the Muslim Brotherhood, which founded the Gaza-based terrorist group.

Both groups are committed to the ouster of the regime of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, a former general of the Egyptian military who was elected in a democratic election that followed the a publicly backed, military overthrow of Muslim Brotherhood-backed President Mohammed Morsi after his first year in office.

Hana Levi Julian

Israel Uncensored: Is ISIS in Jerusalem? [audio]

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

Israel on Monday was in mourning burying four young IDF soldiers murdered in a Jerusalem Jihadist truck-ramming attack. Prime Minister Netanyahu suggested that Sunday’s truck-ramming terrorist attack was ISIS-inspired. Joshua Hasten interviews Dan Diker and discusses the PM’s comments on today’s Israel Inspired. suggested that the act was ISIS-inspired. On today’s edition of Israel Uncensored, Josh Hasten interviews Dan Diker Project Director “Program to Counter Political Warfare at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs and host of “Counter Terrorism Today” on IDC International Radio, to clarify the PM’s comments. Diker also insists that Israel must up its deterrence while he offers suggestions to prevent another similar attack.

The Land of Israel

Brussels, Paris Victims Suing Twitter for Facilitating Terror Attacks

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

The Tel Aviv-based Shurat HaDin legal rights organization has assisted in filing a lawsuit against Twitter (Cain v. Twitter) on behalf of the family of Nohemi Gonzalez, 26, who was killed by ISIS in the Paris November 2015 terror attacks that killed 130, and the family of Alexander Pinczowski, 29, and his sister Sascha Pinczowski, 26, who were killed by an ISIS suicide bomber at the Brussels Airport in March 2016.

“Shurat HaDin has assisted the families of 2 victims of #ISIS #TerrorAttacks in #Paris & #Brussels with filing a lawsuit against @Twitter,” Shurat Hadin tweeted Monday.

“This is the first lawsuit to document Twitter’s key role in the rise of ISIS to become the most feared terrorist organization in the world, Shurat HaDin director Nitsana Darshan-Leitner said in a statement. She added that the purpose of the suit is also “to detail how ISIS used Twitter specifically in connection with two of the worst terror attacks in Europe’s recent history.”

According to Darshan-Leitner, out of all the social media platforms, “Twitter has most brazenly refused to cut off its services to terrorists, taking the position that ‘the tweets must flow’ even if it means assisting in mass murders.”

The lawsuit asserts that ISIS used Twitter “as a weapon of terror, including through ‘bots,’ special apps and ‘hashtag hijacking’ to inflate its image, recruit members and grow into the most-feared terrorist organization in the world.”

Darshan-Leitner suggested the lawsuit “reveals direct connections between Twitter and terror, and when justice is done in this case, it will force Twitter and others to conclude that supporting terror does not pay.”


IDF Releases Names of Officer, Cadets Killed in Jerusalem Terror Attack

Sunday, January 8th, 2017

The IDF has released the names of the four young soldiers who were murdered Sunday by an Arab terrorist from the Jerusalem neighborhood of Jabel Mukabar, near East Talpiot.

Their names and ranks are as follows:

2nd Lt. Yael Yekutiel, age 20, from the Tel Aviv area city of Givatayim, posthumously promoted to the rank of Lieutenant.

Cadet Shir Hajaj, age 22, from the Jerusalem suburb of Ma’ale Adumim, posthumously promoted to the rank of 2nd Lieutenant

Cadet Shira Tzur, age 20, from the northern port city of Haifa, posthumously promoted to the rank of 2nd Lieutenant

Cadet Erez Orbach, age 20, from the Gush Eztion town of Alon Shvut, posthumously promoted to the rank of 2nd Lieutenant.

All the families have been notified.

Baruch HaDayan HaEmet.
May their memories be for a blessing, and may their blood be avenged.

Hana Levi Julian

PM Netanyahu’s Statement at the Scene of the Jerusalem Terrorist Attack [video]

Sunday, January 8th, 2017

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman on Sunday evening visited the site of the terrorist attack in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Armon Hanatziv and were briefed by Jerusalem District Police Commander Yoram Halevy.

Prime Minister Netanyahu said in his statement:

“We in Jerusalem have just experience an unprovoked terrorist attack, a murderous attack that claimed the lives of four young Israelis and wounded others. This is part of the same pattern inspired by Islamic State, by ISIS, that we saw first in France, then in Germany and now in Jerusalem. This is part of the same ongoing battle against this global scourge of the new terrorism. We can only fight it together, but we have to fight it, and we will.”

David Israel

ISIS Claims Responsibility for New Year’s Eve Massacre at Istanbul Nightclub

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

The Islamic State (Da’esh / ISIS) terrorist organization claimed responsibility for the massacre that left 39 dead and 70 others wounded Saturday night during a New Year’s Eve celebration at the upscale Reina club in central Istanbul.

Among the dead was a young Israeli woman from the town of Tira, a U.S. citizen, a Turkish police officer and three Jordanian citizens.

The father of Leann Nasser said the attack ended what had been a happy trip for his daughter, and a worrisome time for him, having pleaded with her not to. He told the Israel Hayom news outlet, that from the start, he had been deeply concerned about the trip. “I had a gut feeling something would happen,” he said, “but she wouldn’t listen, and said she wanted to be with her friends and that everything would be okay. So we hoped for the best and prayed.

“Arab blood is no different than Jewish blood when it comes to terrorist attacks. This is a terrible tragedy for all of us, and we still can’t believe it happened,” he said.

Leann’s three friends, also residents of Tira, were at the club as well. One was shot and wounded; she’s in fair condition, and told her father that she heard the terrorist yell “Allahu Akbar!” (the jihadist war cry, ‘God is Great!’) while he was firing. Her two other friends are in severe shock. All three returned on Sunday to Israel.

Both Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin sent their condolences to the families of those who were injured and murdered, as well as to the Turkish people and government.

ISIS issued a statement one day after that attack via its Aamaq news agency, saying, “In continuation of the blessed operations that Islamic State is conducting against the servant of the cross, Turkey, a heroic soldier of the caliphate struck the most famous nightclub where Christians were celebrating their pagan feast.”

The terrorist managed to escape after shooting the police officer and a civilian outside the club, then spraying gunfire into the crowd within, before shedding an alleged Santa Claus costume and fleeing the premises. He is still at large.

Hana Levi Julian

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