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ISIS Attacks Northern Sinai, 15 Egyptian Police Dead

Sunday, June 5th, 2016

Da’esh (ISIS) operatives from the local Sinai Province terrorist group carried out a massive attack Friday in the northern Sinai Peninsula.

At least 15 Egyptian police officers were killed in one of the terror attacks on a checkpoint in El Arish.

Terrorists attacked the checkpoint using a car bomb and followed up with mortar fire against government troops at the site, according to a translation of the Al-Masry Al-Youm newspaper report, cited by Egypt Independent.

The Sinai Province group officially claimed responsibility for the attack a few hours later.

Also on Friday the Masa’ed Sheikh Zuwayed power line in northern Sinai came under attack by terrorists. The attack led to power blackouts in Sheikh Zuwayed and in Rafah, located on Egypt’s border with Gaza.

Such incidents are common, according to the Electricity Ministry, which said security forces provide protection for technicians tasked with repairing the lines. The forces are also tasked with hunting for the terrorists responsible for the attacks that cause the blackouts.

Egypt and Israel have been quietly working together to fight against the attempt by Da’esh to increase its forces in the area.

The Islamist terror group has also forged a bond with Gaza’s ruling Hamas terrorist organization, further complicating the already complex security situation along Israel’s southern border.

Since the Iranian-backed Palestinian Islamic Jihad and Iranian proxy Hezbollah terror group both also have operatives moving in and out of Sinai and Gaza, one wonders how long it will take before Da’esh and Iran sit down to discuss an alliance, with the Muslim Brotherhood (which gave birth to Hamas) as the broker.

Hana Levi Julian

Report: Israel ‘Engaging’ With International Criminal Court Over Operation Protective Edge

Saturday, June 4th, 2016

Israel is “engaging” with the International Criminal Court (ICC) at The Hague, according to a report Saturday by the Reuters news agency.

The discussions are a change from the standard Israeli policy of ignoring ICC inquiries or investigations into war crimes claims by the Palestinian Authority against the Jewish State.

This time the claims refer to the conflict with Israel dating back to the summer of 2014, ignited by the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli yeshiva teens by Hamas terrorists.

That attack eventually led to Operation Protective Edge, the 50-day war with Hamas and its associated terrorist allies – Iranian-backed Palestinian Islamic Jihad and the Fatah-linked Al Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades – in Gaza.

ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda told Reuters in a visit at a UN office in Geneva Thursday, “Israel has agreed to engage with my office and we are exchanging information… If a visit to the region is required, or when it’s required, we will also be making that request to visit,” she said.

Israel was accused of committing war crimes because it fired at sites from which Hamas launched rockets at Israeli civilians and soldiers.

But Hamas planted its rocket and mortar launchers among civilians – within the courtyards of schools and hospitals – and stored its ammunition in UNRWA schools.

The United Nations itself was shown the concrete evidence that its own school buildings and medical clinics were being used as weapons storage facilities by Hamas – but that did not stop the international body from accusing Israel of committing war crimes when the IDF attempted to destroy the source of the attacks on Israeli civilians.

Hana Levi Julian

Tensions Rising: 6 Mortar Attacks Fired at Israel From Gaza in 24 Hours

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

Five mortar attacks were aimed at IDF forces near the Gaza border on Wednesday.

A mortar shell was fired Wednesday morning at an IDF force operating near the southern border of Gaza, according to the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit.

Several hours later another force reported a blast nearby.

Shortly before 3 p.m. a similar mortar attack was reported by an IDF force near Nahal Oz, along the northern Gaza border.

A fourth attack was launched at IDF forces later in the afternoon, after a joint statement by Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorist organization was released claiming responsibility for all of the attacks.

IDF soldiers returned tank fire at the source, several outposts of the Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror organizations. One of the outposts was destroyed completely by IDF tank fire. All were located in the Shujaya neighborhood of Gaza City, the site of one of the toughest battles during the counter terror war of 2014, Operation Protective Edge.

A fifth mortar shell was fired at southern Israel on Wednesday evening, at around 7 pm. No injuries were reported in the attack.

The IDF declared the area around the Gaza Belt community of Nahal Oz to be a closed military zone, and officially launched a search for terror attack tunnels throughout the area and particularly near the security fence along the Gaza border.

Hamas has sent its senior commanders into hiding, a move made each time there is an escalation in tensions with Israel.

The exchange brings the total to five shooting incidents within 24 hours.

On Tuesday, just a few hours after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited troops in the area, terrorists opened fire at IDF soldiers and vehicles from the Engineering Corps working on the security fence along the northern Gaza border.

No soldiers were injured in the attack but at least one IDF vehicle was damaged. This attack also emanated from Shujaya.

No casualties were reported in any of the four attacks. However, it is important to note this is one of the most serious cross-border escalations by Gaza terrorists since 2014.

Michael Bachner of TPS contributed to this report.

Hana Levi Julian

IDF Declares Closed Military Zone Along Gaza Border

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

The IDF officially declared the area around Kibbutz Nahal Oz in the Gaza Belt region to be a closed military zone on Wednesday evening.

Farmers were ordered to suspend all agricultural activities in the fields along the security fence in all areas along the length of the Gaza border, until further notice.

Military sources said IDF soldiers are searching for terror tunnels in the area around the Gaza Belt region and along the security fence, according to Israel’s Channel 10 news.

“Several Israeli military bulldozers and diggers penetrated in the early hours this morning east of Rafah and started digging operations in an attempt to search for tunnels,” the Hamas military ‘Al Qassam’ website reported.

Another mortar shell was fired at IDF soldiers operating near the border fence along southern Gaza just after 7 pm Wednesday, the fifth attack of the day and the sixth in 24 hours.

No injuries were reported.

Earlier in the day, the Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror groups released a joint statement claiming responsibility for all of the attacks. Hamas spokesman Mushir al-Masri warned Israel not to “test the patience of the Palestinian resistance.”

Hana Levi Julian

Iranian Parliament Approves Bill ‘Requiring’ New Missiles, Military Technology

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

The Iranian parliament has approved a bill that requires the Tehran government to “further develop and increase” its missile power.

Iran has already violated a wealth of United Nations Security Council resolutions with its recent development and tests of long-range ballistic missiles capable of reaching the State of Israel, and which are able to nuclear warheads.

According to a report on the semi-official FARS News Agency website (FNA), the bill was approved Sunday within the framework of Iran’s 5-year development plan.

It calls for enhancement of the country’s deterrence power by developing and boosting its missile production capability, strengthening the air defense power at different short-, mid- and long-range levels.

It also requires the government to update safe communication networks to establish a command and control system, make all weapons systems “smart” and mobile appropriate with threats.

In addition, it requires researching, designing and producing the needed equipment to “confront the terrorist groups” as well as to develop Iran’s naval power by equipping it with “advanced weapons.”

The bill also calls on the government to “reinvigorate the country’s electronic warfare capability.”

In remarks on state TV in March, Lieutenant Commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), Brig.-Gen. Hossein Salami announced that Iran had “now reached a point that we can fire different classes of missiles simultaneously in order to hit any enemy.”

IRGC Aerospace Force Brig.-Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh told reporters at around the same time that Iran’s missiles “belong to the Palestinian, Lebanese, Syrian and Iraqi nations, as well as all the oppressed people of the world.

“We are not after expansionism and certainly these missiles are not being used against terrorist groups. However, that could be a possibility too,” Hajizadeh said at the time.

He also bluntly acknowledged in the same briefing, “Iran has built missiles that can hit targets at 2,000 kilometers (1,243 miles). They are designed to hit Israel at such a distance,” he said. “Israel has been surrounded by Islamic countries and its life is short. So it will collapse in any given war – long before a missile is even fired,” he added.

The Lebanon-based Iranian proxy Hezbollah has reportedly amassed an arsenal of approximately 100,000 missiles of varying ranges, including those with ranges long enough to reach Jerusalem and beyond.

A delegation from the Gaza-based Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorist group is also currently in Tehran visiting its Iranian backers to ‘discuss ways to bolster the intifada in Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem,’ among other issues.

Both Hezbollah and the PIJ have bases in the Sinai Peninsula and have carried out operations in cooperation with the Hamas terrorist rulers of Gaza as well, on Israel’s southern border.

The Israel Defense Forces have been carrying out intensive military drills for months in anticipation of “unexpected” aggression by terror cells from these groups or any other. Last week an IDF official warned, “If a war is started this time, the enemy will pay a much higher price than in previous conflicts. This time it will be a ‘real’ war.”

Hana Levi Julian

ISIS Using ‘Nazi Methods’ to Transform Children into Killers – But That’s Not All

Monday, March 7th, 2016

It’s not just the Islamic State terrorist group that is working on transforming children into parts of The Borg in a future terrorist machine.

For those of you who grew up watching ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation‘ the reference will be horribly clear, and you can skip down to paragraph 9. For those of you who do not understand this paragraph — please grab a cup of chammomile tea, preferably with an anti-nausea remedy, and read on.

A study published by the ‘Quilliam’ think tank warns the ISIS terror group is indoctrinating children from birth using the system employed by the Nazis to create “more lethal than themselves.”

The London counter terrorism think tank that authored the report, “Children of Islamic State” draws a parallel between the methods being used by the terror group and the Third Reich.

“Elements from Nazi Germany can be glimpsed in the systematic indoctrination of children through schools and training camps in IS,’ the authors write. “The concepts used by the Nazis are perfectly applicable to the Islamic State.”

According to reports gleaned from children who have managed to escape from ISIS enclaves, the group has also created a youth division called Fityan al-Islam, “Boys of Islam,” according to a report by The Sun newspaper.

ISIS quickly seized control of the education systems in Syria and Iraq and developed a curriculum to cultivate a second-generation “mujahideen” youth corps. These children are now growing into teens who were conditioned from their elementary years to hold extremist values, nurtured towards the goal of becoming future terrorists.

“The area of most concern is that Islamic State is preparing its army by indoctrinating young children in its schools and normalizing them to violence through witnessing public executions, watching Islamic State videos in media centers and giving children toy weapons to play with.”

Iranian Proxy Groups Also Use Nazi Methods
The terrorist organizations sponsored and generously supported by Iran have grown and proliferated over the past decade but all are similar in their desire to annihilate Israel.

The Lebanon-based Hezbollah terror group is perhaps the oldest and most well-developed of them all. Its military wing has become a guerrilla fighting force complete with uniforms, sophisticated Iranian and Russian-made weaponry, with crack discipline to match.

Headed by Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah, the group also has spent the past four decades carefully cultivating future generations towards combat.
At present, Hezbollah has a trained corps of close to 100,000 professional military fighters, according to the Al-Monitor site. “A high percentage of its ranks consist of youth with specialized degrees, making it an educated army,” Nasser Chararah wrote in Al-Monitor.

The group also instituted the Imam al-Mahdi Scouts, a Hezbollah youth movement that began in Lebanon in May 1985. With 500 local chapters comprised of 42,000 members of both genders between ages 8 to 16, the organization named for Muhammad al-Mahdi became a member of the Lebanese Scouting Federation, and thereby belongs to the World Organization of the Scout Movement.

But in addition to regular scouting activities, this group is also taught military tactics and indoctrinated with the principles of radical Iranian Islam at summer training camps at Shi’ite sites in Beirut, the Beqa’a Valley and in southern Lebanon. At age 17, the males “graduate” in Hezbollah fighting units, albeit without obligation, according to the Israeli Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center (ITIC).

German psychologist and researcher Peter Conzen described in a 2006 German-language article the striking similarity between the Imam al-Mahdi Scouts and the Hitler Youth; he noted that both defrauded children of their youth.

Nazi Indoctrination by Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad
So too it is with Gaza’s ruling Hamas terrorist organization and its allies Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror group – both also Iranian proxies.

Both have received technical and other support from Hezbollah, mostly likely at Iran’s direction.

In August 2015 thousands of older Gaza Arab teens proudly showed off their new military skills at summer camp “graduation day” ceremonies.

Each year the terror group’s armed wing organizes “Liberation Youth Camps” for Gaza teens ages 15 to 21 – the incubator in which children and youths are programmed to become the group’s next generation of guerrilla fighters in the war to annihilate Israel.

The 17,000 teen “campers” exhibited their abilities to carry out hand-to-hand combat, aim and fire various guns, jump through fiery hoops, climb ropes and walls, and to camouflage themselves well enough to avoid detection.

A 16-year-old camper told a reporter from The Washington Post, “I wish I could join Qassam Brigades now. I want to fight Israel. I want to kick them out of our land. I am ready now…”

Similar military camps are run by Hamas for elementary school-age children as young as five years old.

All ages are taught to hate Israel and to “love death.” There is no money in Gaza for building homes, but there is certainly enough cash to ensure that every child learns to throw a grenade and to use an AK-47 or a Kalashnikov assault rifle.

The Palestinian Islamic Jihad military summer camp was an equally popular hit for the 8 to 21-year-olds, with 6,000 male “graduating” campers in Gaza alone.

The PIJ held its Youth Military Camp, Fohtwat al-Nassir, last summer in Khan Younis.

The budding fighters were dressed in battle fatigues and taught to apply black grease under their eyes by the PIJ Al Aqsa Brigades military arm for their final ceremony.

But lest the reader reach the end of this lengthy piece thinking, “Well, the head of the Palestinian Authority in Ramallah, Mahmoud Abbas, is still a partner for peace with Israel – things are okay in Judea and Samaria,” please understand that all of the above taking place in Gaza would not have been possible without the entire cooperation of Abbas, known in the Arab world as “Abu Mazen.”

Abu Mazen is Point Man for Nazi Tactics in Terror
For countless generations, Abu Mazen has carefully, patiently, quietly cultivated this culture of hate. Abbas is a Holocaust denier of the first order: in fact, his doctoral dissertation was an attempt to prove the Nazi murder machine was not an attempt to wipe out Jews.

More than anyone else, Abu Mazen is the person probably most responsible for the terrorism being perpetrated against Israel today, absolutely responsible for the last two intifadas and the current wave of terror.

Final approval for every media incitement campaign against Israel, every decision to pay monthly stipends, salaries and financial reward bonuses to convicted terrorists and their families, are signed off by Abbas. He maintains an iron-fisted control over everything in the Palestinian Authority government he still heads, more than seven years past the end of his four-year electoral term.

That means it is Abu Mazen who approves the PA TV children’s programming that has for decades indoctrinated children from the time they are toddlers that it is right to hate Israel; that all of the land from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea is “Felestine” – belonging to the Arab citizens of the Palestinian Authority and simply occupied by the Big Bad Israelis.

That it is the highest, supreme honor to die in jihad, the “holy war” of murdering an Israeli.

That message is drummed into Arab children’s minds from the time they are old enough to understand language in the Palestinian Authority-controlled areas of Judea and Samaria, at home and in school via textbooks, school lectures, field trips and extra-curricular activities.

It is driven home by Muslim clerics in their sermons at the mosque every week during prayers on Friday, the Islamic Sabbath. On social media and in Islamic programs, classes and lectures over the Internet. At special ceremonies in Palestinian Authority villages, towns and cities where events, public squares, buildings and holidays are used as opportunities to commemorate and honor bloodthirsty terrorists who have murdered Israelis and Jews.

It is an outright miracle when any Arab born into such a society does manage to escape or see through such thorough, complete conditioning.

Some do.

Bottom Line: Nazi Methods Used by Arab Terror Groups In, Around Israel
The bottom line is that ISIS is not the only terrorist entity using Nazi indoctrination tactics. It’s used by all of the major Arab terrorist organizations both in and around the borders of Israel, blue, green, gold, recognized, unrecognized, annexed and otherwise. It doesn’t matter. Dead is still dead and all of them want to see the Jewish State in the sea.

Worse, some of this propaganda also gets transmitted via satellite television and the Internet to Israeli Arabs so there is a peripheral, overflow effect as well.

The Palestinian Authority and Palestine Liberation Organization, first under Yasser Arafat and then under Mahmoud Abbas has been doing this for decades — far longer than ISIS ever dreamed of.

So has Iranian-controlled Hezbollah in Lebanon, and the Muslim Brotherhood-spawned Hamas terror group in Gaza, also backed by Iran, and Palestinian Islamic Jihad.

The only difference between all of them is the length of time they’ve been at it, the sheer creativity in the brutality demonstrated by ISIS and the fact that ISIS answers to no master.

Oh yes – and the fact that ISIS is aiming at everyone ELSE in the world, besides Israel.

Maybe that’s why everyone noticed.

Hana Levi Julian

Downpour Sinks Another Terror Tunnel, Buries Gaza Diggers Alive

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

While Israelis were welcoming the rain to feed the parched earth — even though it caused power outages and shut down operations throughout the country — Gaza’s water-logged sands became a muddy mass grave for cold, wet Hamas terror tunnel diggers.

Jews pray three times a day for rain to assure the Creator’s promise to give “rain for your land at the proper time, the early rain and the late rain.” Otherwise, God warns He “will close the heavens so that there will be no rain and the earth will not yield its produce…” (Deuteronomy 11:13-21)

It’s more than enough reason to pray, and pray they do. In return, Heaven sent a three-day howler this week that showered down everything with gale-force winds, from snow to sleet to hail to rain, from Metullah and the Golan Heights straight down south to the Negev, and Gaza.

Officials at Israel’s Water Authority were pleased to see that the water level in Lake Kinneret (Israel’s primary source of drinking water) rose three centimeters. Elsewhere around Israel green things began popping up as well.

But there was a holy disaster down south where the water-logged sands of Gaza sank under the weight of the downpour. A second terror tunnel being built in the area of Jabalya collapsed on the hapless diggers who were being forced to continue their labors despite the bad weather.

Numerous local sources confided in tweets on social media that the worsening weather had also caused flooding in nearly all the homes and caravans in the area.

Eight are reported dead so far, three others were dragged out, badly injured. Contact with the Hamas diggers was lost Tuesday night, according to Palestinian Authority media. Their bodies were dragged out from the mud and brought to Shifa Hospital in Gaza City, Walla! News reported.

But the official Gaza government is trying to keep the news of the deaths under wraps. Not even one new announcement of an al-Qassam “wedding” appears on the Hamas military wing’s Iz a-Din al-Qassam website — unlike the death of its lone digger on Saturday. On Sunday, Hamas proudly posted a notice about the death of Mohammed Ashour al-Naj’ar, 31, on the homepage of its military website. “Al Qassam Brigades wed Mukahid Mohammed al-Najjar, who ascended after the collapse of the tunnel for the resistance,” the group announced.

After Tuesday’s cave-in a spokesperson for the Gaza Ministry of Health entirely denied the deaths, saying no bodies were brought to the hospital after the collapse.

Likewise, a security source linked to Hamas told foreign journalists the eight diggers were still missing, according to a report published Wednesday in Lebanon’s Daily Star. “The resistance tunnel collapsed last night due to the weather and flooding,” the source said. “There were 11 resistance men inside. Three of them escaped in the first hour after the accident, but the security operation… continues to search for the eight others.”

It’s important for Hamas to keep its “fighters” building those tunnels. Iran has sent tens of millions of dollars to help rebuild its underground terror tunnel network. This way Hamas and its ally, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad can wage another proxy war against Israel on behalf of Tehran.

 

Who loves you, baby?

Hana Levi Julian

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/gaza-diggers-buried-alive-in-rain-drenched-terror-tunnel-collapse/2016/01/27/

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