Monthly Archives: August 2014

PA Officials: Hamas Preventing Abbas from Governing in Gaza

By | 2014-08-31T13:05:59+00:00 August 31st, 2014|News|

Hamas and the Palestinian Authority (PA) are at odds again, Palestinian sources told Walla! News Friday - this time, over rebuilding Gaza.   Hamas stated repeatedly during Operation Protective Edge that it would allow PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas to supervise Gaza's reconstruction, following the IDF's revelation that much of the construction materials shipped to the

Iran Arming Terrorists in Judea and Samaria

By | 2014-08-30T12:52:50+00:00 August 30th, 2014|News|

Iranian military leaders have openly boasted that they have begun to send weapons to Palestinian Arab terrorists in Judea and Samaria and elsewhere in the region, the Washington Free Beacon reported Thursday.   The report quoted a top Iranian military commander who confirmed that weapon shipments to Judea and Samaria have already begun and that

Sinai Jihadist Group Claims It Beheaded Four Men

By | 2014-08-29T22:26:52+00:00 August 29th, 2014|News|

An Egyptian jihadist group on Thursday released a video in which it claimed responsibility for beheading four men accused of being "Israeli informants" before showing the victims' decapitated bodies.   In the video, terrorists belonging to Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, considered the deadliest jihadist group in Egypt, say they killed the men in the restive Sinai

PA to Demand ‘Israeli Withdrawal Timetable’ at UN

By | 2014-08-29T19:38:55+00:00 August 29th, 2014|News|

The Palestinian Authority said Thursday that it was preparing to submit a demand that the UN Security Council set a timetable for a total Israeli withdrawal from Judea, Samaria, and most of Jerusalem. According to PA spokesperson Nabil Sha'ath, the Arab League will meet on September 5 to endorse the new PA plan. The plan

Syrian Jets Hit Rebels Close to the Israeli Border

By | 2014-08-29T15:42:52+00:00 August 29th, 2014|News|

Syrian jets shelled rebel positions near a border crossing close to the Israeli side of the Golan Heights, rebels and residents told Reuters overnight Wednesday.   Al-Qaeda's Syria wing, the Al-Nusra Front, alongside moderate rebel groups who had launched the attack early on Wednesday on the border post were "holding ground" despite the heavy bombardment,

Egypt Investigating Morsi for Handing Over Documents to Qatar

By | 2014-08-28T19:24:35+00:00 August 28th, 2014|News|

Egypt has opened an investigation into deposed president Mohammed Morsi for allegedly handing over to Qatar "documents relevant to national security," AFP reported on Wednesday, citing Egypt’s state news agency MENA.   Morsi is already facing the death penalty in several trials and his supporters have been the target of a bloody crackdown by the

Fatah Member Calls on Hamas to Disengage from Muslim Brotherhood

By | 2014-08-27T12:44:34+00:00 August 27th, 2014|News|

Senior Fatah member Jibril Rajoub recently called on Hamas to “stop operating according to the agenda of the Muslim Brotherhood” and “modify their position so that we may find common ground.”   Rajoub made the statements in an August 13 interview with the official Palestinian Authority TV channel. The interview was translated and posted by

Islamic State Threatens to ‘Drown Americans in Blood’

By | 2014-08-27T11:38:04+00:00 August 27th, 2014|News|

The Islamic State (IS) terrorist group that has seized large parts of Iraq threatened the United States on Monday it will attack Americans "in any place" if U.S. airstrikes in Iraq hit its people.   According to Reuters, the threat was made in a video published by the group.   The video, which shows a

Senior Fatah Source: Qatar Pushed Hamas Back to War

By | 2014-08-24T15:35:36+00:00 August 24th, 2014|News|

A senior member of Palestnian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah faction said Wednesday Hamas's choice to forego the Egyptian truce proposal and return to its rocket war on Israel was due to Qatari pressure.   The Fatah source, quoted in the Arabic Al-Hayat as cited by Yedioth Aharonoth, said that during the Cairo truce