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  • Israeli strike injures bystanders after missing Islamic Jihad operative

    April 23, 2014 | 12:46 pm

    An Israeli airstrike missed its target — an Islamic Jihad operative in the Gaza Strip — and injured bystanders.

    The operative was riding a motorcycle with a passenger on Wednesday who reportedly was about to launch a rocket attack on Israel. The Palestinian Maan news agency put...

  • Florida man pleads guilty to attempting to join al Qaeda group

    March 19, 2014 | 4:25 pm

    A 20-year-old Florida man pleaded guilty on Wednesday to conspiring to travel to the Middle East to join an al Qaeda-affiliated terrorist group and receive military training as part of a holy war, or jihad.

    Shelton Thomas Bell admitted he recruited an unnamed juvenile and the two...

  • Israeli airstrike retaliates against Gaza terrorists, reportedly killing 3

    March 11, 2014 | 10:17 am

    A retaliatory airstrike by Israel killed three Islamic Jihad terrorists in the southern Gaza Strip.

    The Palestinians were members of the Al-Quds Brigades, the military wing of Islamic Jihad, the Palestinian Maan news agency reported following the deadly strike on Tuesday...

  • Palestinian who planned Tel Aviv bus bombing killed in shootout

    October 22, 2013 | 9:26 am

    A Palestinian terrorist who Israel said was behind a 2012 bus bombing in Tel Aviv was killed in a shootout with Israeli security officials trying to arrest him.

    Mohamed Aatzi, 28, was killed Tuesday morning during an exchange of gunfire in the West Bank Palestinian town of Bil’in...

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  • Al-Qaida-affiliated terror group says it’s resuming holy war against Jews

    August 27, 2013 | 2:15 pm

    A terrorist group affiliated with al-Qaida that claimed responsibility for a rocket attack on northern Israel said it has resumed a jihad, or holy war, against the Jews.

    The Lebanon-based Azzam Abdullah Brigades said the rocket attack last week was carried out “as part of the...

  • Suspected London terror attack signifies no special risk for Jews, security unit says

    May 23, 2013 | 9:04 am

    British Jews are no more at risk from terrorism than they were before the slaying of a British soldier by suspected terrorists, British Jewry’s security unit said.

    “For the Jewish community security, the primary lessons remain unchanged,” CST wrote Thursday on its website....

  • Israeli airstrike kills senior Palestinian terrorist in Gaza

    April 30, 2013 | 9:55 am

    An Israeli airstrike killed a senior Palestinian terrorist in northern Gaza.

    Hithem Ziad Ibrahim Masshal, 24, who worked for several terror organizations, was killed Monday while riding his motorcycle near a Hamas training camp, according to reports. Masshal had been involved in...

  • ‘I’m a Jew’

    By David Suissa

    April 18, 2013 | 1:34 pm

    My father’s Jewish, my mother’s Jewish, I’m Jewish.” Those are the words uttered by American journalist Daniel Pearl in the moment before he was murdered by jihadis in 2002. Those same words were recalled last week by Judea Pearl as he lit a flame in his son’s honor in Jerusalem.

    ...
  • Syrian withdrawal from Golan alarms Israel

    April 8, 2013 | 11:39 am

    The Syrian government has reportedly withdrawn thousands of troops near the buffer zone between Israel and Syria in the Golan Heights, leaving a power vacuum that Israel is concerned could be filled with jihadist forces ready to turn their guns on the Jewish state.

    Syria has...

  • Israel to build security fence on Syrian border

    January 7, 2013 | 9:41 am

    Israel will erect a security fence along its border with Syria, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said.

    "We know that on other side of our border with Syria today, the Syrian army has moved away, and in its place, Global Jihad forces have moved in," Netanyahu said Sunday...

  • Al-Qaida places bounty on head of Jewish U.S. envoy to Yemen

    December 31, 2012 | 9:30 am

    Al-Qaida in Yemen has placed a bounty on the head of the U.S. ambassador in Sanaa, Gerald Feierstein.

    In a message posted on terrorist websites, al-Qaida offered three kilograms worth of gold, or about $160,000, to anyone who kills the ambassador, who is Jewish.

    The group also...

  • Gaza militants signal truce with Israel after rockets

    November 12, 2012 | 4:56 pm

    Palestinian militants indicated they were ready for a truce with Israel on Monday to defuse a growing crisis after four days of rocket strikes from the Gaza Strip into the south of the Jewish state.

    There was no immediate response from Israel which has warned it is ready to ramp...

  • French spy service ‘failed’ to see Merah was dangerous, report finds

    October 24, 2012 | 9:19 am

    French security "failed" in assessing the danger posed by Mohammed Merah, the French Interior Ministry said in a report.

    The 17-page report, which was submitted Tuesday, confirmed that the French domestic intelligence agency DCRI had been monitoring Merah since last November,...

  • Jewish groups join coalition against anti-Muslim subway ads in D.C.

    October 16, 2012 | 2:18 pm

    Some national Jewish organizations joined a coalition of religious groups calling on the Washington Metro system to donate profits from an anti-Islam ad to charity.

    “The placing of offensive, anti-Muslim ads in the D.C. Metro system is an important opportunity to affirm our...

  • Israel hit by more Palestinian rockets, kills al-Qaida-affiliated terrorists

    October 15, 2012 | 9:46 am

    Two rockets fired by Palestinians in the Gaza Strip exploded in open areas in the Eshkol Regional Council on Sunday, causing no damage to property or injuries, Army Radio reported.

    Also on Sunday, Israeli Air Force (IAF) planes targeted a terrorist cell in the southern Gaza Strip...

  • French police find ‘Jihadist’ bomb lab used in kosher store attack

    October 10, 2012 | 11:23 am

    French police have found an explosives lab which they say Jihadists used in the recent bombing of a kosher store near Paris.

    On Oct. 9, French police officers discovered firearms and “all the elements necessary to produce explosive devices” at a parking lot in the eastern Paris...

  • ‘Savage’ jihad ad debuts in New York City subway

    September 24, 2012 | 3:34 pm

    An inflammatory ad equating Islamic jihad with savagery was posted Monday in 10 New York City subway stations, even as much of the Muslim world was still seething over a California-made movie ridiculing the Prophet Mohammad.

    The ad, sponsored by the pro-Israel American Freedom...

  • Kindergarten Jihad

    June 15, 2012 | 11:40 am

    I remember my kindergarten graduation. We wore crowns on our heads and had big smiles on our faces. We sang songs, cute songs about the changing seasons and growing up. And then we received our diplomas, had an ice cream party and were hugged and kissed by our loved ones.

    It was a...

  • Palestinians committing to jihad as kindergarteners

    June 15, 2012 | 11:13 am

    A recent article posted online by the Al-Quds Brigades—the military wing of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorist group—details how children of Gaza set out on a mission of violent resistance against Zionism as early as kindergarten, the Middle East Media Research Institute...

  • Israeli soldier, Gaza gunmen killed in clash

    June 1, 2012 | 2:35 pm

    A Palestinian gunman broke into Israel on Friday and killed a soldier before being shot dead himself in a rare cross-border attack that Israel blamed on the Islamist group Hamas.

    Israel hit back, with a missile-strike killing one militant and wounding two others in the southern Gaza...

  • Soldier, Palestinian die in Gaza border shootout

    June 1, 2012 | 10:16 am

    A Palestinian gunman and an Israeli soldier were killed in a shootout on the Gaza Strip-Israel border.

    The Israeli army said the gunman breached the fence at about 5 a.m. on Friday.

    A border patrol detected the breach and confronted the gunman.

    He opened fire and killed a...

  • May 29, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    May 29, 2012 | 4:38 am

    Syria is looking like Bosnia 20 years ago

    Despite the ongoing violence in Syria, in particular the massacre in Houla ‎over the weekend, it is seems less and less likely that an end is in sight, ‎writes Ian Black in the Guardian.

    Hanging over the whole bleak story is this...

  • Palestinian held by Israel ends fast, eyes Gaza exile

    March 29, 2012 | 6:06 pm

    A Palestinian woman on hunger strike in protest at her detention without charges by Israel will be deported to the Gaza Strip under a deal ending her fast, boths sides said on Thursday.

    Hana Shalabi, a member of the Islamic Jihad militant group, stopped taking food after Israeli...

  • Burn books or kill people?

    By David Suissa

    February 29, 2012 | 12:49 pm

    Imagine being the mother of one of the U.S. soldiers murdered last week in Afghanistan in retaliation for the burning of Korans on a U.S. military base there. First, you discover that the Korans had already been desecrated by the jihadist prisoners themselves, who purloined the holy...

  • Islamic Jihad cell arrested in West Bank

    January 19, 2012 | 5:56 pm

    Ten members of an Islamic Jihad terror cell were arrested near Jenin in the West Bank.

    The cell was planning attacks against Israeli soldiers and the abductions of Israelis, according to reports Thursday after the Shin Bet security services lifted a gag order on the case. It also...

  • Israeli airstrikes kill Islamic Jihad member

    December 7, 2011 | 10:34 am

    Israel’s Air Force killed a Palestinian gunman in Gaza.

    The Islamic Jihad member was killed, and five comrades wounded, after midnight Wednesday in airstrikes that Israel said prevented terrorists from firing rockets across the border. The Palestinians said Israeli ground forces...

  • Militant makes death threat against David Letterman

    August 17, 2011 | 5:59 pm

    A Muslim militant has urged American followers to assassinate U.S. talk show host David Letterman, saying his tongue deserves to be cut out, a U.S. intelligence monitoring group said on Wednesday.

    The SITE intelligence group said the death threat was posted on an online website used...

  • Grand jury indicts man for encouraging attacks on synagogues

    July 15, 2011 | 1:18 pm

    A federal grand jury indicted a man for encouraging Islamic terrorists to target U.S. sites, including synagogues.

    Emerson Winfield Begolly, 22, of New Bethlehem, Pa., “is accused of repeatedly using the Internet to promote violent jihad against Americans,” U.S. Attorney Neil...

  • Israel kills Gaza terrorist in targeted attack

    January 11, 2011 | 3:23 pm

    An operative of the Islamic Jihad terrorist organization involved in planning a massive attack on Israel was killed in a targeted attack, the Israeli military reported.

    Mohammed Najar, 25, was hit by an Israeli airstrike Tuesday while he was driving a motorcycle in the southern Gaza...

  • North Carolina crew charged with plotting ‘violent jihad’

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 28, 2009 | 2:29 pm

    Last week, Long Island boy Bryant Vinas pleaded guilty to terrorism charges. This week it was a North Carolina father and son, and a few others, who were charged with planning “violent jihad” against the United States. From the Daily Mail:

    The group was led by Daniel Patrick Boyd, a...

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