IDF Intelligence Branch publishes 2019 threat assessment

 The IDF Intelligence Branch has published its annual assessment for 2019. Among others, the intelligence assessment cites the increased likelihood of a military conflagration that may erupt in the Gaza Strip — an assessment that reportedly has prompted IDF Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Aviv Kochavi to prioritize the IDF’s readiness for such a development. … Read more

Moscow: ‘deal of the century’ threatens Middle East peace

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warned that the U.S.-brokered “deal of the century” for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict threatens the progress that has been reached to date. In a press conference, following a Russian brokered meeting on intra-Palestinian reconciliation – which included members from Hamas and the rivalry Palestinian Authority – the Russian top diplomat claimed … Read more

Hamas visits Moscow for talks on Palestinian aspirations

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A delegation of senior Hamas officials arrived in the Russian capital last night, for a visit that according to the internationally recognized terror group: “aims to discuss Palestinian reconciliation and challenges facing Palestinian aspirations.” Since Hamas is not listed as a terror organization by the Kremlin, due to the fact that it won the national … Read more

Palestinian Islamists fire mortar-shell toward Israel

Palestinian Islamists fired a mortar-shell from the Gaza Strip

Palestinian Islamists fired a mortar-shell from the Gaza Strip toward Israel‘s southern communities last night, prompting rocket-alert-sirens to sound across the Eshkol Regional council. The mortar exploded in an uninhabited area, causing no injuries or damage. In response to the Palestinian attack, an IDF tank opened fire toward an observation post belonging to the Islamist … Read more

Israeli report unveils terror organizations-BDS ties

Israeli report unveils terror organizations-BDS ties

Israel’s Ministry of Strategic Affairs published a new report revealing internal connections of internationally recognized terror organizations, including Hamas and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, and groups that support the Boycott Divest and Sanctions Movement – BDS – against the Jewish state. According to the report, titled “Terrorists in Suits,” a recent … Read more

Palestinian rivalry over Islamic Jihad leadership cause for escalation

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It has been revealed that the commander of the militant wing of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad in the northern Gaza Strip, which is openly backed by Iran, was responsible for violating the truce arrangement understandings that were reached between Israel and the Islamist organizations in Gaza in the last few months, including the sniper fire … Read more

Palestinian government dissolves as PM Hamdallah resigns

Palestinian Authority PM Rami Hamdallah resigns

Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah has tendered his resignation and that of his unity government – in what is perceived as yet another blow to faltering reconciliation attempts by the Palestinian Authority and the Islamist Hamas. While the Palestinian government will continue to carry out its duties until a new government is formed, Hamdallah said … Read more

Hamas decides to escalate Palestinian violence against Israel

violence demonstration gaza border

Thousands of Palestinians attended violent-riots along the Gaza Strip’s border-fence with the Jewish state over the weekend, as part of Hamas‘ weekly “march of return” protests, in which they demand the right of Arabs to return to lands, from which they claim their ancestors fled or were forced to flee during Israel’s founding in 1948. … Read more

Hamas declines third installment of Qatari-donated funds

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The tense situation along Israel’s northern and southern frontiers has significantly increased over the course of the past 24-hours, prompting a decision by Jerusalem to deploy additional anti-rocket defense system batteries, including in the greater Tel Aviv area. The increase of tension comes after the Islamist Hamas organization informed Qatar’s envoy to the Palestinian enclave … Read more

Iran greatest enemy of Israel, Netanyahu says

Benjamin Netanyahu Israel Prime Minister Iran long range missile

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned the commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Quds Force, Qassem Seuleimani, to “check the state of Iranian bases that he is trying to establish in Syria” instead of interfering in Israel’s Parliamentary elections. Netanyahu’s televised statement came in response to a quote made by the Iranian General that was published … Read more