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Terrorism

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Live: Several Israelis injured as Islamic Jihad continues firing rockets By JERUSALEM POST STAFF Israel came under heavy rocket fire Tuesday morning after the Air Force bombed a building in the Gaza Strip in a targeted strike which killed Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) Leader Bahaa Abu al-Ata.Rocket sirens sounded in Israeli towns surrounding the Gaza Strip including Ashkelon, Ashdod and Gedera as two different barrages of rockets slammed into Israel. As of 1 p.m. Israel time, more than 150 rockets were launched and more than 50 intercepted, according to the IDF.Several Israelis have been injured, including an eight-year-old girl who collapsed while running for shelter in Holon. She was evacuated to Wolfson hospital in serious condition.The following is a list of red alerts and rocket interceptions in real time: Read more: https://www.jpost.com/Breaking-News/Rocket-sirens-sound-near-Gaza-Strip-after-assassination-607581...
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Q13 FOX The FBI will join the investigation into an attack that killed 9 Mormon family members in Mexico by CNN Wire The FBI is taking part in the investigation into an attack that left nine people dead last week in Mexico near the US border.Three women and six children, all of the Mormon faith, were shot dead in the mountains on November 4 when suspected drug cartels opened fire on a remote dirt road in Sonora state. The victims were dual citizens of Mexico and the United States.“The FBI will be providing assistance at the invitation of the Mexican government with the investigation into the recent attack against American citizens,” the FBI said in a statement. “The FBI remains committed to working alongside our international partners to help bring justice to the perpetrators of this heinous act of violence.”Mexico’s foreign ministry sent an invitation to the FBI to assist...

Israel Kills Senior Islamic Jihad Leader In Gaza

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By Patrick Smith, Paul Goldman, Lawahez Jabari and Rachel ElbaumNearly 200 rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip into Israel on Tuesday hours after an Israeli airstrike targeted and killed a senior Islamic Jihad commander in Gaza in the most serious escalation of violence in months.The Israeli airstrike in northern Gaza killed Bahaa Abu el-Atta and his wife, as Islamic Jihad vowed further revenge.Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a statement Tuesday that Abu el-Atta was the mastermind of many recent attacks against Israel and was a "ticking bomb."Image: The home of Palestinian Islamic Jihad commander Baha Abu Al-AttaThe home of Palestinian Islamic Jihad commander Bahaa Abu el-Atta after it was hit by an Israeli strike that killed him in Gaza City on Tuesday.Mohammed Salem / ReutersLess than two hours after the strike, sirens sounded in central and southern Israel warning of incoming rockets from Gaza. Around 50 rockets...
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USA Today This Veterans Day, know that the U.S. military is losing to the war called suicide Last year, 325 active-duty troops took their own lives, a rate of 24.8 per 100,000. The civilian rate is 18 per 100,000. Crisis cries out for a fresh approach: Our view The Editorial Board As Americans honor veterans this holiday, it’s vital to remember the silent war being waged in homes and barracks and countless other places where soldiers, past and present, are dying by the thousands every year. They’re killing themselves in a war of self-destruction that the United States is losing.The tide of this struggle turned years ago, after the Sept. 11 attacks, when America’s all-volunteer military — a force of fixed and limited size, unable to expand through conscription — was pressed into fighting two extended wars at once, in Afghanistan and Iraq.The resulting strain was unprecedented. Amid a daily...
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In honor of Veterans Day: The wildest stories behind Texas' Medal of Honor recipientsBy Peter Dawson, Chron.com / Houston Chronicle The Medal of Honor is the nation's highest award for valor in combat.The actions and deeds of its recipients have been re-created in books, video games and movies like "Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo" (1944), "The Longest Day" (1962) and "Black Hawk Down" (2001). Fictional characters such as Forrest Gump and Rambo have been its standard bearers in film.Over the course of the United States' history, a number of native Texans have earned the distinction.The first medal was awarded back during the early days of the Civil War on March 25, 1863 to Private Jacob Parrott. The last award of the Medal of Honor was made October 30, 2019 to Sergeant Mathew O. Williams.Over time, the criteria for receiving the medal grew more rigorous. Read more: https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/In-honor-of-Veterans-Day-These-are-the-wildest-14825500.php...