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36 Dead, More Than 140 Wounded in Suicide Bombing at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

At least 36 people were confirmed dead and more than 140 were wounded Tuesday night in the wake of a suicide bombing at the third largest airport in Europe, Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport.

A number of police were among the injured and the dead.

Security personnel opened fire as armed attackers detonated explosive vests and shot AK-47 Kalashnikov assault rifles at the airport shortly after 10 pm Tuesday night.

Turkish officials met with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the presidential palace late into the night to discuss the developments in the attack.

According to Turkey’s Fox News affiliate NTV, three suicide bombers who attacked the departure hall at the international terminal.

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Turkish officials who asked for anonymity told reporters the suicide bombers approached security before going through the x-ray for luggage. The bombers opened fire, triggering a shootout with airport police, then detonated the explosive vests they were wearing as they entered the control point in the airport’s security system.

The “control point” is located at a site at the front of the terminal near the entrance to the building where passengers encounter their first security check, before being allowed to proceed into the terminal.

Ataturk Airport was shut down, with incoming and outgoing flights rerouted to a second airport that operates out of Istanbul, Sabiha Gokcen. There was a terror attack on the tarmac at that airport last December as well.


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At least 61.3 million passengers passed through Ataturk Airport in 2015; it is the third largest airport in Europe, and the 11th largest airport in the world.

More than 200 people have been killed in terror attacks in Turkey since January of last year.

Taxi cabs were pressed into service to ferry the injured to hospitals in Istanbul. More than 112 ambulances were used to rush victims to the hospitals, according to Turkish media.

But despite the dozens of dead and wounded, authorities told news media there had been “no security breakdown” at the airport. All roads leading to the airport were closed, and civilian traffic to the airport has been blocked.

Security personnel had, in fact, acted to neutralize the threat as they were meant to do and contained the threat at the entrance to the building, successfully blocking the terrorists from accessing the terminal.

One heroic police officer reportedly jumped on one of the suicide bombers when he saw him detonate his explosives vest, thus absorbing much of the blast with his own body.

Hana Levi Julian

Two Dead, Eight Wounded in Tel Aviv Terrorist Attack [video]

Friday, January 1st, 2016

Two people were killed and eight wounded in a Friday shooting incident near a pub at 124 Dizengoff Street in Tel Aviv. Among the injured, four are in serious condition and three medium. Hundreds of police have been sent to the area, including special forces, the Shabak and SWAT, and are conducting a manhunt after the shooter who fled the scene in north Tel Aviv. Police Commissioner General Ronnie Alshiech is on the scene. The wounded were evacuated to Ichilov Hospital, Tel Hashomer, Wolfson and Beilinson.

The terrorist fired his submachine gun at the pub and from there continued running toward a nearby restaurant, where he replaced his cartridges. According to various reports, the shooter was holed up at the corner of Reines and Remez Streets.

As of the beginning of Shabbat in Israel, Police are not yet clear regarding the identity of the shooter.

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17 Arab Terrorist Suspects Captured, Assault Weapons Cache Discovered

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

It was another busy night for Israeli security personnel as troops found a weapons cache in the Judean Arab town of Yatta, and “mapped out” the home of a terrorist in Samaria.

Joint operations involving IDF soldiers, Israel Police and Border Guard Police officers led to the capture and arrest of 17 wanted terrorist suspects in Judea and Samaria late Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning.

Two of the detainees were members of the Gaza-based Hamas terrorist organization. The others are accused of violent attacks on Israeli civilians and security personnel. All were transferred to the appropriate authorities for interrogation.

A cache of Kalashnikov assault rifles, hunting rifles and rifle sights was found by an IDF combat unit of the 401 Brigade armored division in the town of Yatta, a sprawling Hebron suburb south of the ancient city.

Hana Levi Julian

Palestinian Authority Incites Summer Camp Kids with AK-47 Rifles

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

The Palestinian Authority has copied Hamas’ version of summer camp for children and teaches them to dance in military uniforms, holding assault rifles and reciting anti-Zionist slogans.

The Palestinian Authority (PMW) has translated and published the gross incitement of terror by the Abbas regime, which still wins praise from the Obama administration for supposedly renouncing terror and ending incitement.

PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas has not uttered a word on last night’s Palestinian Authority terrorist attack in Samaria that left one person clinging to life and three others with moderate to serious injuries.

The names of the groups of children in the summer camps say it all. One group of 150 children is part of “Martyrs and Prisoners” and participated in the camp known as “Jerusalem in the Eyes of the Lion Cubs and Flowers of Palestine.”

And who runs it? Not the Boy Scouts.

It is operated by the Palestinian Authority’s National Security Forces in coordination with the youth movement in the Fatah party headed by Abbas.

The camp’s activities highlighted by Palestinian Authority media are not tennis or playing tag.

The little kiddies wore military uniforms for the final ceremony of an early summer camp and danced. No, they did not dance with each other. They danced with AK-47 assault files, one of Abbas’ tools to further the peace process and a probably violation of the Geneva Convention

PMW reported that the official Palestinian Authority daily, after Israelis Independent Day (Yom Ha’Atzmaut) included the Al-Asima bi-weekly in which an article referred to Israel as:

The so-called ‘Israel’;
The occupation state;
The Zionist entity.

The article also described the Israeli army in the 1948 War for Independence as “90,000 terrorists.”

Another blatant incitement of violence was recorded on a Fatah posting on Facebook last month, where it referred to “the weapon with which we will confront our Zionist enemy.” An image showed from Fatah’s Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades with rifles and rockets:

The posting stated, as translated and published by PMW:

We promise that we will meet the enemy with two weapons in our hands – faith in Allah and in the inevitable victory, and the weapon with which we will confront our Zionist enemy. We will defend the honor of this Arab and Islamic nation. #Al_Aqsa_Martyrs’ Brigades.

Itamar Marcus, the founder and director of Palestinian Media Watch, stated:

The PA message to U.S. leaders in Washington is that they want peace. The PA message to their kids is that killing Israelis is heroic. It’s time the U.S. figured out which is the true message.

Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon directly charged the Palestinian Authority with inciting the latest round of terror that has escalated since the beginning of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. He said:

People sit during the [Ramadan] holiday in their houses, watch television program and go outside and act [accordingly].

Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu

Hamas Purim Terror Plot Foiled by Shin Bet

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

The Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) foiled a plot by Hamas to attack Israeli military forces this past Purim.

Details of the plan were released by the Shin Bet for publication on Tuesday (April 14.)

Members of the terrorist cell who were to carry out the operation were arrested at the beginning of March and are residents of the Arab town of Abu Dis, on the eastern outskirts of Jerusalem.

  • Ma’an Nour al-Dun Sha’ar, 26, of Burqa (in Samaria), alleged leader of the cell, worked at the cafeteria of Al Quds University in Abu Dis; he is a Hamas member who served time in prison from 2009 to 2011 for shooting Israeli soldiers;
  • Daoud Raja Daoud Adwan, 32, of Azariya, another former prison member of Hamas with expertise in weapons use.

“They were arrested before being able to carry out the attacks. We have seized firearms in the course of the investigation,” officials said.

The terrorists had already purchased the vehicle with which to carry out the attack, had undergone firearms training and had gathered intelligence on their targets, according to the Shin Bet. They also had already advanced their plans and practiced firing with a Kalashnikov rifle and a 9 mm caliber handgun. They also confessed to planning to burn their getaway vehicle in a forest near Azariya after the attack.

“During questioning by the Shin Bet it emerged that Ma’an is the one who began in recent months to form a plan to carry out the attack, which was initially planned for Jerusalem,” the Shin Bet said in a statement. “He drafted Daoud, and the latter – due to difficulties in carrying out an attack in the city – suggested changing the target to the Kiosk checkpoint at the entrance to Jerusalem. Ma’an also planned to draft an additional operative to act as a driver and assist in the getaway of the shooter from the scene of the attack. “

The Shin Bet warned in its statement that the investigation underlines “the high motivation by Hamas to carry out attacks in Jerusalem and its environment, and the danger posed by Hamas members who return to the cycle of terrorism after being released from prison.”

The suspects are to be charged at the Judea Military Court within the next few days, officials said.

Hana Levi Julian

Hooded Men Fired Kalashnikovs at Marseilles Cops in Police Car

Monday, February 9th, 2015

Police still have no idea what caused hooded gunmen to launch an attack on French police in Marseille on Monday as Prime Minister Manuel Valls was arriving for a two-day visit to the Mediterranean port city.

Pierre-Parie Bourniquel, regional director of public security, was quoted by France 24 as saying the gunmen opened fire with Kalashnikov assault rifles at officers in a police vehicle, but said there were no immediate reports of injuries.

It is still not yet clear whether the attack was related to drug gangs or terrorism.

Valls had arrived for a visit to congratulate city officials on statistics showing an impressive drop in the city’s crime rate over the past year.

Residents in the northern suburb of La Castellane, home to some 7,000 people, were ordered to remain indoors for their own safety. Security personnel evacuated a school as elite GIPN special ops forces moved into a sealed-off estate, according to a police source.

The area is a melting pot of poverty, prostitution, drug trafficking and violence, according to Samia Ghali, a senator from Marseille, the second-largest city in France. “It’s a dangerous cocktail and we saw evidence of that today,” Ghali told BFM TV. Likewise, Marseille Deputy Mayor Caroline Pozmentier commented, “This battle against drug trafficking is a long-term battle.”

But it doesn’t make sense that men wearing hoods would suddenly open fire with Kalashnikov assault rifles at officers sitting in a police vehicle in to bust up a drug sting. Most drug traffickers try to avoid attracting the attention of law enforcement personnel.

There is still no reliable information on whether there were any casualties, and none of the perpetrators have been identified; nor have authorities told media whether any of the attackers have been apprehended.

Many of the members of France’s five million-strong Muslim population live in suburbs such as that which came under siege on Monday.

In the neighborhood of La Castellane, turnout was very low when millions of others turned out to honor the memory of those who died in the terror attack on the Paris offices of Charlie Hebdo satirical weekly last month. The magazine came under attack by a terror cell from Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) for publishing satiric cartoon images of Islam’s founder, the prophet Muhammad.

Last week a terrorist stabbed two French soldiers standing guard outside a Jewish community center building in the southern city of Nice. A third soldier was not injured. The attacker and a second man were subsequently arrested.

The country has been on high alert since a three-day siege in Paris carried out in a joint operation by terror cells from Al Qaeda in the Islamic Peninsula and Daesh, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria terror group.

A total of 17 people died in those attacks, which included the massacre of 12 journalists and others at the Charlie Hebdo French satiric magazine. More than a dozen others were held hostage for hours and four Jews were murdered as they completed their last-minute shopping before the Sabbath at the Hyper Cacher kosher grocery. A policewoman was murdered when she stopped to investigate a motor vehicle accident involving one of the terror cells; they killed her to prevent the discovery of the weapons cache in the car.

France has since resolved to hire some 2,600 additional counter terror operations troops, and provide police with enhanced weaponry in order to deal with the threat. Some 10,000 French soldiers have been deployed to secure iconic sites, landmarks and Jewish institutions around the country as well.

Hana Levi Julian

FM: International Palestinian Incitement Sparked Attack on Israeli Embassy in Athens

Sunday, December 14th, 2014

An attack on the Israeli embassy in Athens on Friday has been blamed on the continuing anti-Israel incitement disseminated around the world by the Palestinian Authority.

Foreign Ministry officials said in a statement over the weekend, “The international community must condemn this continuing incitement that leads to these results.

“Israel thanks the Greek authorities for their close cooperation in investigating the incident,” a Foreign Ministry person said.

“We are hopeful that the perpetrators will be caught and punished.”

The embassy building was sprayed with gunfire at 3:20 am Friday, according to the AFP news agency. Two gunmen riding on the back of motorcycles had aimed at least 54 rounds from a Kalashnikov while passing the embassy, situated at the corner of a busy intersection in an affluent northern Athens suburb.

“There were two bursts of gunfire … they must have emptied an entire clip,” a gas station attendant told reporters in a television news report.

Kalashnikov assault rifles used in the attack were also used in a similar assault on the German ambassador’s residence last December, Greek police said. They told reporters late Friday a far-left group, the People’s Fighter Group, was likely responsible for the attack. Both American and German offices have been targeted by terrorists in previous attacks last year, and in 2007.

But government minister Vassilis Kikilias told the Ana news agency while inspecting the scene of the attack, “No one is going to affect the relations between Greece and Israel.” Government spokesperson Sophia Vultepsi added that Athens is taking “determined steps” against terror groups.

Israel and Greece have good relations, but the government has been very critical of Israeli policies towards the Palestinian Authority, and the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party has gained popularity in the co

Hana Levi Julian

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