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  • Israeli forces raid West Bank weapons factories as part of crackdown

    2 days ago

    Israeli security forces shut down six illegal weapons manufacturing factories in the West Bank in what the army said was the biggest such operation of an ongoing crackdown.

    The raids conducted jointly by the Israel Defense Forces, Shin Bet security service and Israel Police took...

  • Hezbollah created Palestinian terror cells on Facebook, Israel says after bust

    1 week ago

    Israeli security services in the past few months broke up two Palestinian terror cells formed on Facebook by Hezbollah, according to officials.

    Nine suspected cell members were arrested earlier this summer, but information about the case was kept under court-ordered gag order...

  • Israel has had success against ‘lone wolf’ terrorists — here’s how

    July 27, 2016 | 3:48 pm

    “Lone wolf” terrorism in Europe is making headlines around the world. But in Israel, the phenomenon of angry or troubled individuals taking up arms is old news.

    Since October, Israelis have endured a wave of violence that has been carried out largely by individual Palestinians...

  • Arrested Gaza teen providing key terror tunnel information, Shin Bet says

    May 10, 2016 | 9:05 am

    A Gaza teen who was arrested a month ago by Israeli forces as he attempted to infiltrate Israel has provided “extensive information” on terror tunnels, the Shin Bet security service said.

    The teen, who is active in Hamas’ military wing, was indicted Tuesday in Beersheba District...

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  • Three Palestinians arrested in plan to carry out Passover attack

    April 26, 2016 | 9:59 am

    Three West Bank Palestinians, including two teenagers, were arrested for allegedly planning to carry out a Passover terror attack on Israelis.

    The three suspects from the Nablus area in the West Bank were arrested by the Shin Bet security service at an apartment in eastern...

  • 7 members of alleged Jewish terror cell indicted in Israel

    April 25, 2016 | 12:47 pm

    Seven members of an alleged Jewish terror cell were indicted Monday in an Israeli court.

    An Israeli soldier and two minors were among those charged in Petach Tikvah District Court with setting Palestinian vehicles on fire, throwing firebombs at Palestinian homes and assaulting...

  • Alleged Jewish terror cell busted by Shin Bet in West Bank

    April 21, 2016 | 8:32 am

    Six members of an alleged Jewish terror cell were arrested and admitted to carrying out attacks against Palestinians, the Shin Bet security service said.

    The cell members, from the Binyamin region of the West Bank, were arrested in recent days on suspicion of setting Palestinian...

  • Alleged Jewish terror cell busted by Shin Bet in West Bank

    April 20, 2016 | 12:40 pm

    Six members of an alleged Jewish terror cell were arrested and admitted to carrying out attacks against Palestinians, the Shin Bet security service said.

    The cell members, from the Binyamin region of the West Bank, were arrested in recent days on suspicion of setting Palestinian...

  • Terror attacks have dropped considerably in recent weeks, Shin Bet says

    April 11, 2016 | 8:47 am

    There has been a “considerable decline” in the number of terror attacks committed by Palestinians in recent weeks, the Shin Bet security service told the Israeli Cabinet.

    The number of attacks described as “significant” also has seriously declined, according to the Shin Bet,...

  • Duma firebombing suspect says he confessed due to torture

    February 22, 2016 | 11:11 am

    The main suspect in the deadly firebombing of a Palestinian family’s home in the West Bank village of Duma said he was tortured during his interrogations and that is why he confessed.

    Amiram Ben-Uliel, 21, of Jerusalem, was charged in January with three counts of murder. Three...

  • Terror attacks in Israel drop back to pre-escalation level

    February 12, 2016 | 8:02 am

    The number of terrorist attacks recorded in Israel last month decreased by 32 percent over December, bringing the total to a level that was last observed prior to September’s escalation in violence.

    The Israel Security Agency, or Shin Bet, documented 169 terrorist attacks by...

  • Arrested Hamas terror cell planned to kidnap and murder Israelis

    January 7, 2016 | 10:16 am

    A Hamas terror cell in the “advanced stages” of plans to kidnap and murder Israelis was arrested, the Shin Bet security service said.

    The cell of six people from Jerusalem and Hebron was uncovered and arrested last month, the Shin Bet announced Thursday.

    The Hamas operatives...

  • Family of American-Israeli Jew supports his claims of torture

    December 23, 2015 | 9:56 am

    The family of the American-Israeli Jewish teenager who claims he was tortured by Israel in detention supported his claims to the Forward, which identified him as Elisha Odess.

    In the article published Wednesday, Odess’ grandmother, Blumi Odess of New York, said Elisha Odess has...

  • Palestinian killed in suspected ramming attack on soldiers near Hebron

    December 11, 2015 | 2:58 pm

    Israeli security forces killed a Palestinian man they said tried to run over soldiers with his vehicle near Hebron.

    No Israelis were hurt in the attack Friday, during which Israeli troops shot and killed the driver, Army Radio reported. A large knife was found on his body.

    On...

  • Rabin’s grandson remembers losing a great leader

    By Jared Sichel

    October 29, 2015 | 11:03 am

    The night Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated in downtown Tel Aviv, his grandson, Jonathan Benartzi, was two weeks away from completing his three years of duty in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) as a paratrooper. He was also in the crowd with his sister that fateful night — two...

  • Terror cell members that killed Israeli couple arrested

    October 6, 2015 | 9:50 am

    The members of a terror cell responsible for the murder of an Israeli couple whose four children were in the car at the time of the attack were arrested.

    The five-member terror cell affiliated with the Hamas terror movement in Nablus in the West Bank were arrested Monday during a...

  • Israelis aren’t unified on Iran deal

    By Rob Eshman

    August 26, 2015 | 2:35 pm

    One of the strongest arguments the Jewish opponents of the Iran nuclear deal have wielded is that Israelis are unified in their opposition to it.

    If the famously fractious Israelis all agree that the Iran deal is bad, they argue, it must really be awful. This line of reasoning...

  • Over 111 terrorist attacks stopped in West Bank, Jerusalem in 2015

    August 13, 2015 | 3:38 pm

    Israeli security forces said they prevented 17 suicide attacks and eight kidnappings so far in 2015, in addition to several attacks stopped by the Palestinian Authority.

    Five of the 17 attacks that the Shin Bet reported stopping were planned by Hamas members, five were planned by...

  • Kahane’s grandson, 3 other suspected Jewish terrorists to stay in administrative detention

    August 4, 2015 | 2:09 pm

    The suspected Jewish terrorist arrested as part of the Shin Bet’s investigation of a firebombing that killed a Palestinian toddler will be held in custody for at least six days.

    Officials said Tuesday that Meir Ettinger, a grandson of Meir Kahane born after the far-right Jewish...

  • Six Israelis killed by prisoners released in Shalit deal

    July 20, 2015 | 11:46 am

    Israel’s security services say they know who planned last month’s killing of Malachi Rosenfeld in the West Bank – a Hamas operative named Ahmed Najar, a former prisoner in Israeli jails released in the 2011 prisoner exchange for the freedom of captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit....

  • Israeli police arrest suspects in torching of Church of Loaves and Fishes

    July 12, 2015 | 9:27 pm

    Israeli police said on Sunday suspects had been arrested on suspicion of torching a church revered by Christians as the site of Jesus's miracle of the feeding of the 5,000 on the shores of the Sea of Galilee.

    The suspects were arrested overnight, a police spokeswoman said,...

  • Four teachers among six Israeli-Arabs charged for promoting Islamic State

    July 6, 2015 | 1:42 pm

    Israel's Shin Bet undercover internal security agency and police said on Monday they had arrested and charged six Arab citizens, including four school teachers, with supporting and spreading the ideology of Islamic State.

    The six, residents of the Bedouin Negev desert town of...

  • Turkey summons Israeli diplomat after journalists, NGO workers refused entry

    June 26, 2015 | 9:55 am

    Turkey's Foreign Ministry said on Friday it summoned the highest-ranking Israeli diplomat in Ankara to explain why a group of Turkish journalists and civil society workers were refused entry at Ben Gurion Airport.

    The incident occurred three days after diplomats from Israel and...

  • Rings bearing Islamic State logo discovered en route to West Bank

    May 19, 2015 | 2:49 pm

    A package of rings bearing the Islamic State logo and messages in Arabic that was confiscated at Ben Gurion International airport will be destroyed.

    The interception of the suspicious package from Turkey, containing about 120 silver rings, was announced Tuesday by the Customs...

  • Islamic Movement of Israel leader gets 11-month sentence for incitement

    March 27, 2015 | 10:58 am

    An Israeli court sentenced a prominent Islamist leader to 11 months in prison for incitement to violence and racism.

    Thursday’s ruling by the Jerusalem Magistrate’s court comes after Sheikh Ra’ad Saleh, the leader of the northern wing of the Islamic Movement in Israel, appealed...

  • Shin Bet arrests Hamas cell in Hebron planning attacks on Israel

    February 23, 2015 | 11:38 am

     Israel’s Shin Bet security agency arrested 11 members of a Hamas cell in Hebron that was planning terrorist attacks on Israel.

    The arrests, in a joint operation with the Israel Defense Forces, took place last month, the Shin Betannounced Monday in a statement.

    Under...

  • U.S. citizen indicted in Israel on weapons charges

    December 9, 2014 | 10:28 am

    A U.S. citizen has been indicted in Israel on weapons charges and told investigators he had been weighing the possibility of attacking Muslim holy sites, the Israeli domestic security service Shin Bet said on Tuesday.

    The man's lawyer told reporters that the Shin Bet was...

  • IDF vs. Shin Bet and two more notes on a ‘Third Intifada’

    By Shmuel Rosner

    November 13, 2014 | 4:08 am

    1.

    If you are under the impression that a third Palestinian Intifada has begun – in recent days we’ve seen many occurrences of violence both in the West Bank and within Israel – the embarrassing fight between Israel’s military (IDF) and Israel’s internal security service (Shin...

  • From Hamas to Shin Bet agent: Mosab Hassan Yousef

    By Tom Tugend

    September 3, 2014 | 1:20 pm

    Few human relationships are as complex and intriguing as one between an intelligence agent and a potential informer, with the Middle East as an ideal proving ground for this thesis, at least cinematically.

    Last year, Israel’s “Bethlehem” and the Palestinian “Omar” vied for an...

  • Shin Bet: Hamas West Bank operation aimed to topple P.A., start third intifada

    August 18, 2014 | 11:02 am

    Hamas planned to start a third intifada and seize control of the West Bank from Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinian Authority, the Shin Bet security service said.

    On Monday, the Shin Bet said it arrested 93 Hamas operatives in the West Bank in May and June who were planning a...

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