Tag: Terrorism

Putin thanks Trump for foiling New Year attacks

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has thanked US counterpart Donald Trump for intelligence that helped foil “acts of terrorism” on Russian soil, according to a Kremlin statement. Mr Putin and Mr Trump spoke on the phone on Sunday, it said. The Kremlin said the information came via intelligence services, but it provided no further details. Russian […]

Hamas official threatens Israel, urges Palestinian reconciliation at mass rally

A senior Hamas official threatened Israel if it does not remove its blockade over Gaza amid reports of progressing efforts between the terror group and the Jewish state to achieve a long term ceasefire. “The enemy must understand that we will draw new equations if the siege is not lifted,” said Osama al-Mazini at a […]

Massive early morning rocket fire from Gaza shatters brief overnight calm

The Palestinian Islamic Jihad and other terror groups in the Gaza Strip resumed firing rockets into southern and central Israel after dawn Wednesday after a brief overnight respite in the violence. The Iron Dome system intercepted several of the projectiles, and there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. Sirens sounded in southern Israel […]

NYC terror attack leaves 8 dead, several injured; suspect’s notes pledged ISIS loyalty

The man accused of plowing into New York pedestrians Tuesday had a printout of an ISIS flag in his car and left behind handwritten notes pledging his loyalty to the Islamic State, as a clearer picture emerged Wednesday morning of Sayfullo Saipov’s alleged links to the terror group.Saipov, 29, is originally from Uzbekistan and is […]

Netanyahu: People Who Murder Babies, Blow Up Buses ‘Don’t Have Freedom on Their Minds’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu denounced terrorists and people who “deliberately murder babies or blow up buses,” saying they “don’t have freedom on their minds.”“People who deliberately murder babies or blow up buses, they don’t have freedom on their minds. They’ll trample their own people once they get into power — which they do, invariably,” Netanyahu […]

President Trump’s delivers remarks on Las Vegas shooting: ‘Act of pure evil’

President Trump’s delivers remarks on Las Vegas shooting: ‘Act of pure evil’

Palestinians Plan to Cheat Trump, Keep Paying Terrorists’ Families

The Reuters news agency has reported that the Palestinian Authority (PA) intends to continue paying stipends to families of terrorists, despite assurances that PA President Mahmoud Abbas reportedly made to U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. According to Reuters, the PA intends to continue the payments, but to hide them under a different appropriation: Palestinian […]

Defying US, Palestinian official vows payments to terrorists will continue

The Palestine Liberation Organization is still paying wages to convicted terrorists imprisoned in Israel, a Palestinian official confirmed Wednesday, contradicting comments by US Secretary of Defense Rex Tillerson that the provocative policy is being stopped. Issa Qaraqe, head of the Palestinian Committee of Prisoners’ Affairs, said that the PLO had not stopped paying wages to […]

Tillerson claims Palestinians to change policy that pays families of terrorists

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told lawmakers on Tuesday that the Palestinian Authority assured him the Palestinian Liberation Organization is in the process of changing controversial policies that pay terrorists and their families. Though Israeli and Palestinian leaders are now disputing the account, Tillerson made the comments in a hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations […]

Saudi Arabia ‘has ties to terror across Middle East and West’, Iran says

The Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has accused Saudi Arabia of supporting militants inside Iran, days after Isis claimed responsibility for a terror attack which killed 17 in the capital Tehran. Speaking to reporters at a conference in Oslo, Mr Zarif said Iran had intelligence that the Saudis were “actively engaged” in promoting terrorist groups […]