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Israel

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Today was the forty-fifth day of Operation Protective Edge. The Tower reported today on the killing of three top Hamas commanders: Raed al-Attar, Mohammed Abu Shamala, and Mohammad Barhoum. The IDF’s carefully planned air strike has raised fear among Hamas’ leadership of a grave betrayal from within its ranks. Hamas tweet:...

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MidEast

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At a press briefing today alongside Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel called the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) an “imminent threat.” However, when questioned if the United States might be on the “same page” as Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in...

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Human Rights

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Yesterday the IDF published a special report on how Hamas turned every resident of Gaza into a human shield. All of the instances mentioned in the report have been seen before, but this is the first time all of the exhibits are in one place. New Declassified Report Exposes Hamas...

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Diplomacy

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Following a press conference yesterday (a portion of which is embedded below), Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took questions from reporters. One of the questions had to do with Israel’s relations with the Obama administration. Regarding relations with the US… Netanyahu said “there is no crisis with the US. I...

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Gaza-based Palestinian fighters set a new record on Wednesday by launching at least 168 rockets at Israeli civilians over the course of the day – the previous mark had been 154 rockets in a single 24 hour period – amid extensive speculation that Israel had targeted and perhaps eliminated Hamas military...

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Israel

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Suspected jihadist terrorists cut the heads off of four men in the Sheikh Zuwaid area of Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, only a few minute’s drive from the Israeli border. The murders occurred around the same time ISIS released its video of the beheading of American journalist James Foley  that has shaken...

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Both Israel and Hamas have confirmed that overnight an Israeli airstrike on a building in Rafah in southern Gaza killed three top Hamas commanders: Raed al-Attar, Mohammed Abu Shamala and Mohammad Barhoum. The 3 Qassam brigades leaders whom were assassinated earlier today Mohammad Abu Shamala Raed AlAttar Mohammad Barhoum pic.twitter.com/HSK2rOvhHm — Mo'men Ashour (@MomenAsh)...

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Israel

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Today was the forty-fourth day of Operation Protective Edge. According to the IDF, the terrorist organization Hamas has launched more than 175 rockets into Israel since it broke the ceasefire at 4 PM yesterday. Hamas top operative Saleh Arouri (in Turkey) confirms that Hamas' armed wing kidnapped and murdered 3 Israeli...

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The State Department on Tuesday afternoon blasted Hamas for shattering what had been an ongoing ceasefire between Gaza-based Palestinian groups and Israel, with Deputy Spokesperson Marie Harf “condemn[ing]… renewed rocket fire” launched from the Gaza Strip earlier that day and calling on the terror organization to return to truce talks. MS. HARF:...

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Terrorism

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In the clearest acknowledgement that Hamas was behind the kidnapping and killing of Israeli teenagers Eyal Yifrach, Gil-ad Shaar and Naftali Fraenkel, Israel’s Channel 2 today broadcast a video (embedded with subtitles below) of Hamas’ Turkey-based West Bank commander, praising the kidnappers. According to The Times of Israel, Saleh al...

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