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  Israel opens shelters, braces for imminent Iranian attack ■ Syria TV: Air defenses down Israeli missiles ■ Israel military calls up some reserves by Yaniv Kubovich and Amir Tibon Syria on Tuesday said Israel carried out an attack on a military base south of Damascus, which was used by Iranian forces. According to reports, Israeli fighter jets entered Syrian airspace and struck Iranian missiles aimed at Israel.The military said it identified what it said was unusual movements of Iranian forces in Syria, and it believed those forces were preparing for an imminent retaliation against Israel. Earlier on Tuesday, the Israeli military ordered communities in the Golan Heights, bordering Syria, to open public shelters. Intelligence officers and other specialized forces have been called up, though reserve combat units have not been drafted. Israeli military bases were preparing for a possible Iranian attack. Read more: https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-u-s-embassy-in-israel-issues-travel-warning-for-golan-heights-1.6071960...
'Attacks no longer having a clear purpose' Times of Malta by Sarah Carabott Despite terrorism having been around for centuries, terrorism trends in Europe have changed completely over the past two decades, with attacks no longer having a clear purpose, according to crime historian Eddie Attard.“Internal terrorism seems to have stopped, with most of the recent attacks being triggered from outside of Europe, allegedly caused by religious differences.“Interestingly, France and the UK seem to be of particular interest to these terrorists. Why have Italy and Eastern European countries not been targeted? Is it an issue of security or are the latter not considered a threat?” the former police officer asked.Speaking to the Times of Malta following research ahead of the publication of his new book, It-Terroriżmu fl-Ewropa (Terrorism in Europe), Mr Attard noted that in the past, whether triggered by religious groups or related to territory or power, there was...
JewishPress.com by Hana Levi Julian Eco-terror attacks on Israeli farmland left fields torched Monday by Molotov terror kites flown across the security fence from Gaza.Helium balloons bearing rags soaked in kerosene and set aflame touched down in the wheat fields between Kfar Aza and Kibbutz Mefalsim, and grasslands in the Be’eri Forest area, setting both afire. The damage was estimated in the tens of thousands of dollars – hundreds of thousands of shekels. All of the fires were extinguished by firefighters who raced to the scene; but the loss of the wheat harvest so close to the harvest has cost the farmers – and the state – dearly.“This is not agricultural terrorism, but actual terrorism,” Ofer Liberman from Kibbutz Nir Am told the Hebrew-language Maariv newspaper. He said he didn’t want to imagine what might happen if a combine harvest operator were to be trapped in a field during a...
The Clarion Project The Muslim Brotherhood raises money in the West by launching online ‘human-rights’ appeals using campaign names that mislead donors as to the intended recipients of the cash and how it is going to be spent, according to an Egyptian journalist.The websites largely target Canadian and British residents, with a focus on their Muslim populations. The group’s marketing team uses glossy language to cover over the connection to the Brotherhood, said Lamis el-Hadidi, reporting for CBC TV. The campaign speaks of human rights and aiding prisoners. She claims the British crowdfunding website Reprieve is among those used by the Brotherhood to raise funds. “We need to know how our enemies behave,” said el-Hadidi, predicting a new wave of Muslim Brotherhood attacks. These strikes may not be restricted to terrorism but could be in the realm of public relations, using foreign media outlets under the pretense of human rights.El-Hadidi...
Fox News by Elizabeth Zwirz President Trump announced on Tuesday that he would be pulling the U.S. out of the Iran nuclear deal, calling the agreement “defective at its core.”“At the heart of the Iran deal was a giant fiction, that a murderous regime desired only a peaceful, nuclear energy program,” Trump said from the White House. “Today, we have definitive proof that this Iranian promise was a lie.”Under the 2015 nuclear deal struck by the United States under the Obama administration, world powers, and Iran, sanctions against Tehran were lifted in exchange for Iran’s cooperation in restricting its nuclear program. Following Trump’s comments, former President Barack Obama released a statement on Facebook, labeling the announcement “so misguided.”“Walking away from the JCPOA turns our back on America’s closest allies, and an agreement that our country’s leading diplomats, scientists, and intelligence professionals negotiated,” Obama said.He argued that the Iran deal, also...