Tag: Terrorism

Hamas: Attack in Cairo seeks ‘to wreak havoc’

Hamas on Sunday evening condemned the terrorist attack on a Coptic church in Cairo, which killed 23 people and wounded at least 49. “The goal of such crimes that harm innocent people is to wreak havoc and cause an exchange of accusations between the parties living in the area, in such a way that assists […]

Abbas praises terrorists again

In a speech today at the Seventh Conference of the Fatah Movement in Ramallah, Mahmoud Abbas, the leader of Fatah, the PLO, and the Palestinian Authority, praised the generations-long Arab struggle against Israel. Abbas mentioned the fedayeen who sacrificed their lives, calling them “heroes” and “brave revolutionary fighters.” The Arab Fedayeen were terrorists who infiltrated […]

Abbas praises terrorists again

In a speech today at the Seventh Conference of the Fatah Movement in Ramallah, Mahmoud Abbas, the leader of Fatah, the PLO, and the Palestinian Authority, praised the generations-long Arab struggle against Israel. Abbas mentioned the fedayeen who sacrificed their lives, calling them “heroes” and “brave revolutionary fighters.” The Arab Fedayeen were terrorists who infiltrated […]

Netanyahu: Israel won’t allow ISIS to open ‘a front of terror’ on the Golan

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Islamic State and other groups in Syria on Monday that Israel would have a zero tolerance policy for attacks across its border. Speaking to the Likud faction, he said over the past few days there were multiple attempts to attack the IDF on the border with Syria. He said Israel […]

Military Intelligence head warns of instability in West Bank, possible wave of terror

Israel should prepare for a possible wave of terror attacks amid growing instability in the West Bank caused by a power struggle in the Palestinian Authority over who will succeed President Mahmoud Abbas, the head of the IDF’s Military Intelligence Directorate warned on Sunday. Get The Times of Israel’s Daily Edition by email and never […]

Likud MK proposes bill to treat arsonists as terrorists

Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz (Likud) has proposed a bill proclaiming arsonists as terror activists. The bill comes in the wake of last week’s arson intifada, and aims to allow the Israeli government to punish arsonists the same way as terrorists. Katz said, “We should act to the full extend of the law against arson terrorists […]

Analysis: Will the ICC view Israel’s fires as terrorism?

As the security services try to unravel how many of the ongoing fires are the result of terrorism, it is worth asking whether acts of arson could be considered environmental war crimes by the International Criminal Court. The ICC prosecution is examining possible war crimes by Israel and the Palestinian Authority since June 2014. Its […]

‘They are terrorizing the rabbis’

The Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem and former Sephardic Chief Rabbi of Israel, Rabbi Shlomo Amar, responded to attacks on him for his statements regarding the Reform Movement and the LGBT community. In an interview with Israel Hayom, Rabbi Amar called the “LGBT community” a “sect. It is a sect whose acts are without doubt an […]

Iran Pressuring Palestinian Jihadists to Resume Anti-Israel Terrorism

He said that Palestinian security services have noticed increased efforts on the part of the Iran-financed Islamic Jihad terrorist organization in Gaza to recruit West Bank operatives, especially in and around the cities of Hebron and Jenin. Palestinian Authority officials have been prevented from operating in Gaza since the 2007 coup in which Hamas seized […]

Putin and Trump call resolves to fight terrorism together

United States President Barack Obama has surprisingly described President-elect Donald Trump as more “pragmatic” than “ideological”. In his first White House press conference since Mr Trump won the November 8 election, Mr Obama claimed that the billionaire had some positive traits that would make him successful president. “I also think that he [Mr Trump] is […]