nakba day

Thousands of Palestinians participated in mass rallies in Gaza and the West Bank on Wednesday to commemorate “Nakba Day,” marking the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948. At least 10,000 people flocked to the Gaza-Israeli border to take part in Hamas-orchestrated riots at several locations along the fence....

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dennis ross

A former Middle East negotiator, who served both Democratic and Republican administrations, said the latest flare-up in Gaza was a threat against U.S. interests and those of its allies – orchestrated by the Islamist terrorist group, Hamas and its Iranian patrons – in the face of the Trump administration’s “maximum...

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gaza destruction

The Iranian-sponsored terrorist organization Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), one of the Islamist groups behind the recent wave of attacks against Israel, has admitted that a pregnant woman and a 14-month-old baby died as a result of a dysfunctional rocket that exploded in the family’s home. “A leak from the heroes...

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hamas crackdown

In a shocking report released last week, a UN-affiliated human rights group detailed the cases of several hundred people who were summoned, arrested, and detained over the course of one year by the Islamist terrorist group Hamas for their political beliefs. According to the Al Mezan Center for Human Rights,...

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bitcoin

Hamas, the Islamist terrorist organization in complete political and military control of the Gaza Strip, has developed a pilot program that uses a complex cryptocurrency system to avoid international measures against terrorist funding, Reuters reported Friday. The Izz ad-Deen al-Qassam Brigades, the terrorist group’s military arm, launched on its website...

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abbas 4.14.19

A new Palestinian Authority government was sworn in by PA President Mahmoud Abbas on Saturday headed by his long-time ally Mohammad Shtayyeh in the role of prime minister. The Shtayyeh government replaces the “national consensus” government led by Rami Hamdallah, who resigned in January. His resignation came following the failure...

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Ahead of the planned riots at the Gaza Strip’s border with Israel, Egypt has warned Hamas to control the violence, as IDF troops have prepared to defend against attacks. Hamas has called for riots on Saturday, March 30, to commemorate the first anniversary of the Great March of Return. The...

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When we returned from a free catered lunch, Shai Tamari, the conference organizer, announced that audience members were no longer allowed to record the conference. A few minutes later, Tamari leaned over me to tell the person sitting next to me to stop recording – my neighbor had been taking...

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On Saturday March 23, I attended UNC-Chapel Hill’s (UNC-CH) “Conflict Over Gaza,” which I had hoped might possibly be constructive but in reality, was an anti-Israel hate-fest. The three-day conference was sponsored by UNC’s Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies and the Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies. As...

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After a tension-filled day, a rocket was fired into southern Israel from the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip, sending thousands of residents to shelters, The Times of Israel reported Tuesday. Israel warned that it was ready to launch additional strikes against terror targets in Gaza, as the IDF moved more troops to...

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