Category: Hamas

Israel arrests UN employee for assisting Hamas

Israel has arrested a Palestinian employee of the United Nations in Gaza, accusing him of using his position to assist the Islamic terrorist Hamas group, which rules the coastal territory. Israel’s Shin Bet domestic security agency says Waheed Borsh, 38, an engineer working for the UN development agency UNDP in the Gaza Strip since 2003, […]

Hezbollah cmdr killed; Israeli-Lebanese cross-border fire

Lebanese militants and Israeli Defense Force (IDF) traded cross-border fire after the news that Hezbollah commander Samir Kuntar was killed in an airstrike in Damascus. Israel fired artillery over the border after rocket fire hit northern Israel on Sunday. The IDF “responded with targeted artillery fire following the rockets that hit Israel earlier today from […]

2 Israelis who crossed into Gaza were never Hamas hostages

Israeli media made much ado Thursday about an Israeli-Ethiopian man, Avera Mengistu, 28, “presumed held captive by Hamas” – after climbing over a border fence from a public beach in Ashkelon adjoining the coastal strip, and a Bedouin man from the Israeli Negev “held in custody” in Gaza. DEBKAfile clarifies these misleading reports. Mengistu, who […]

U.S. State Department accuses Iran of supporting terrorism

The US State Department has accused Iran of supporting international terrorist groups, claiming the country’s terrorist activities continue. The department said in its annual report on Friday that Iran is supporting those militant groups fighting against the ISIL terrorist group in Iraq and Syria. The report also said the Islamic Republic increased its military aid […]

Israel carries out strike to destroy drone crashed in Lebanon

Reports says the Israeli military has carried out a strike to destroy the wreckage of a drone that had earlier crashed in a remote area of Lebanon’ western Bekaa region, in another violation of Lebanese sovereignty. Lebanon’s al-Manar television quoted a Lebanese security official as saying that the drone had crashed near the town of […]

Egypt court removes Hamas from their terrorist blacklist

Three months ago, Hamas was viewed as a terrorist organization in the eyes of Egyptian authorities. Now, it is not. The Urgent Matters Appeals Court in Cairo on Saturday threw out a lower court’s February ruling that labeled the group as ‘terrorist’ — saying the previous court had no jurisdiction to make such a declaration. […]

Egypt: Ousted President Mohamed Morsi sentenced to death

Egypt’s ousted President Mohamed Mursi has been told he faces execution, along with more than 100 supporters of his now banned Muslim Brotherhood, over a mass jailbreak during the Arab Spring uprising in 2011 that toppled longtime leader Hosni Mubarak. Mursi, Egypt’s first freely-elected president, is already serving 20 years for ordering the arrest and […]

Israel killed 44 in UN schools; Hamas wasn’t there – UN

44 people were killed as Israeli fighter-jets bombed UN-controlled buildings. The organization also lashed out at Hamas which used some the sites to hide arms. But there were no weapons in the attacked premises, and those building where ammunition was found were empty. Yoav Kish – member of the Knesset from the Likud party – […]

Hamas demands Israeli leaders be brought before ICC

According to the Palestinian News Network (PNN), Hamas said Thursday that it will hand over any Palestinian to the International Criminal Court (ICC) before Israeli leaders are brought to tribunal. “Hamas is ready to cooperate with the ICC,” Hamas leader Khalil al-Hayya said during a seminar in Gaza City. He said Hamas operations to resist […]

Iran: Foreign intervention in Yemen will make things worse

Yemen has turned into another battlefield, raging across the region. ISIS is prospering on the ruins of state. The flames of war grow brighter with Saudi Arabia and its allies joining the combat on the side of the Yemen’s government forces. But is that a solution? Hasn’t the method of intervention discredited itself – just […]

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