Archive for the ‘terror’ Category

WaPo: ‘Tentative’ Deal for 5-Day Pause in Gaza, 50+ Hostages (No Soldiers, Men)

The Washington Post reported Saturday night (in Israel, Sunday morning) that a tentative deal had been reached in which there would be a five-day pause in fighting in Gaza in exchange for the release of at least 50 female and child hostages by Hamas. No men would be released under the deal, and no male or […]

Israeli Defense Minister: Hamas Leaders in Exile Are Dead Men Walking

JERUSALEM, Israel — Israeli Minister of Defense Yoav Gallant vowed Saturday night that all Hamas operatives would be killed — including those outside Gaza, sheltering in comfortable exile in Arab states like Qatar. “There is no difference between a terrorist who walks around with a Kalashnikov … and a terrorist who wears a three-piece suit […]

Netanyahu Opposes Biden: No Way Palestinian Authority Runs Gaza Again

JERUSALEM, Israel — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu repeated his opposition Saturday night to a proposal by U.S. President Joe Biden to restore control of Gaza to the Palestinian Authority (PA) once Hamas is removed from power and destroyed. On Saturday, Biden published an op-ed in the Washington Post in which he supported Israel, though once again […]

Thousands Protest in Jerusalem After 5-Day March for Release of Hostages

JERUSALEM, Israel — Thousands of demonstrators gathered on the street outside Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office on Saturday evening to demand that the Israeli government ensure the return of the more than 200 hostages taken by Hamas. Many, including the families of some of the hostages, had marched for five days from Tel Aviv to […]

Steel: Growing Antisemitism Among Democrats Is Creating a Political Crisis

The horrific terrorist attacks of October 7th, 2023, should have inspired a moment of bipartisan unity in Washington, D.C. Republican Mike Johnson’s (R-LA) first act as the new Speaker of the House was a floor vote in favor of a congressional resolution expressing explicit support for Israel and condemning Hamas for the deadliest attack against […]

Israel: We Delivered Fuel to Shifa Hospital, Hamas Won’t Let Them Have It

TEL AVIV, Israel — The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) says it delivered 300 liters of fuel to a collection point near the Shifa Hospital in Gaza City, but that Hamas will not allow hospital staff to retrieve the fuel, which is apparently necessary for the hospital. In a statement, the Israeli government said: The IDF […]

WATCH: Bereaved Israeli Father to Biden, at Son’s Military Funeral: Don’t Pressure Israel to Stop the War

JERUSALEM, Israel — Dr. Yechiel Leiter offered a heartfelt plea to U.S. President Joe Biden at his son Moshe’s funeral in the Mount Herzl military cemetery on Sunday: don’t pressure Israel to stop the war against Hamas. Maj. (res.) Moshe Yedidyah Leiter was one of four members of the Israel Defense Force (IDF) 551st Brigade’s […]

Netanyahu Rebukes Macron over ‘Babies and Women’: Hamas, not Israel, Causes Civilian Casualties

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rebuked French President Emmanuel Macron early Saturday morning after Macron called on Israel to stop killing Palestinian “babies and women,” declaring that Hamas was to blame for all civilian casualties. Source

Washington Post Censors Anti-Hamas Cartoon After Reader Complaints, Staff Revolt

The Washington Post has taken down a cartoon by conservative artist Michael P. Ramirez that mocked Hamas, after criticisms by readers and a revolt by staff members. Source

Israel ‘Agrees’ to 4-Hour Humanitarian ‘Pauses’ It Was Aready Doing Anyway

Israel reportedly “agreed” to unilateral, daily four-hour pauses in the fight against Hamas in Gaza for “humanitarian” reasons, though it was already pausing on its own and providing an evacuation corridor for Palestinian civilians from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily. Source

New York Times Denies Photographer Accompanied Hamas to October 7 Attacks

The New York Times issued a statement Thursday denying that photographer Yousef Masoud had accompanied Hamas terrorists to the October 7 terror attack on Israel, among other photographers identified by the pro-Israel watchdog Honest Reporting. Source

‘Kill the Babies!’ Anti-Israel Hecklers Taunt Jews at Stroller Protest

Hecklers shouted “kill the babies” to taunt a protest Sunday organized by Jews in Skokie, Illinois, to highlight the fact that 30 children, including babies, are being held hostage by the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas in Gaza. Source

Bernie Sanders Backs ‘Pause’ in Gaza, but No ‘Ceasefire’ with Hamas Terrorists

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) departed from much of the “progressive” left on Sunday morning when he opposed a ceasefire in Israel’s war against the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas, though he supported a “pause” and criticized Israel’s bombing in Gaza. Source

Pollak: Pro-Palestinian Rallies Are Helping the Israeli War Effort

Pro-Palestinian rallies, which are closely covered by Israeli media, have strengthened Israel’s resolve to fight: they have convinced Israeli Jews that if they were, somehow, to give up, and allow their country to become “Palestine,” there would be nowhere else to go. Source

IDF Reveals Evidence of Hamas Abuse of Palestinian Civilians, Hospitals in Gaza

Real Admiral Daniel Hagari of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) told reporters in a briefing Sunday that Israel trying to protect civilians in the war but that the Palestinian terror group Hamas was trying to stop civilians from evacuating, and operating from hospitals. Source

Obama Backtracks on Support for Israel Against Hamas, Thanks Activists: ‘You Pushed Me’

Former President Barack Obama backtracked Friday on his early support for Israel against the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas, telling an audience at the Obama Foundation Democracy Forum in Chicago that they had pushed him to modify his position. Source

WATCH: IDF Identifies Hamas Rocket Launchers Near Children’s Playgrounds, Pools

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) announced Sunday that it had discovered Hamas rocket launchers near sensitive sites, including schools, as IDF soldiers penetrated deeper into Northern Gaza. Source

WATCH: Anti-Israel Protesters Try to Storm White House, Demand Destruction of Israel

A group of anti-Israel protesters who participated in a large demonstration Saturday in Washington, DC, attempted to storm the White House and chanted slogans such as “Allahu Akbar” while calling for the destruction of Israel in favor of a Palestinian state. Source

Republican Jewish Coalition to Obama: You Are ‘Complicit in the Death and Suffering … in Israel and in Gaza’

It is Barack Obama who is complicit in the death and suffering over the last month in Israel and in Gaza. His policies and those of President Joe Biden put billions of dollars into Iranian coffers. Source

Obama: ‘All of Us Are Complicit to Some Degree’ in ‘Occupation,’ Hamas Terror

Obama told his former staffers on the Pod Save America Saturday that “all of us are complicit to some degree” in the violence in Gaza, as he appeared to describe a moral equivalence between Hamas murdering Israelis and the Israeli “occupation” of Gaza. Source

Hamas Official: We Will Repeat October 7 Terror Attack Until Israel is Annihilated

A senior political official in the Palestinian Hamas terror organization told Lebanese television last week that the group intends to repeat its October 7 terror attack until Israel is annihilated. Source

Israel Sends Missile Boats to Red Sea as Houthis Threaten South

The Israeli navy sent missile boats into the Red Sea on Wednesday to defend the southern approach to the country from missiles, drones, and other long-range attacks mounted by Iranian-backed Houthi terrorist rebels operating from Yemen. Source

Senate Approves Jack Lew, Who Backed Obama’s Anti-Israel Policies, as Israel Ambassador

The Senate confirmed former treasury secretary Jack Lew as the new U.S. Ambassador to Israel on Tuesday, filling the position with an argumentative partisan who backed President Barack Obama’s anti-Israel policies to the hilt. Source

Report: Israeli Airstrike on Jabaliya Kills Terrorists, Causes Underground Tunnel Collapse

An Israeli airstrike on Hamas targets Tuesday who had taken over civilian buildings in the northern Gaza Strip appears to have killed several terrorists — and caused underground tunnels to collapse, apparently expanding the initial damage caused by the strike. Source

Blue State Blues: I Saw the Worst, and the Best, of Humanity in Israel

I came to Israel because I wanted to be alongside these brave, beautiful people, these children of Israel, who fight on through the tears. Source

From San Diego to Gaza: Sniper-turned-Cantor Joins the Fight Against Hamas

JERUSALEM, Israel — Hanan Leberman, 37, is a father of two. He is an aspiring opera singer, and a cantor for a synagogue in San Diego, California. He is also a reservist in the special forces of the Israeli military. Source

Gaza Church Not Bombed, But Israeli Airstrike Targeting Hamas Nearby Caused Damage, Casualties

Media outlets reported, falsely, that Israel had bombed a historic church in Gaza on Thursday — though it did target a nearby building in which it said Hamas had a command center, and the blast caused a building on the church center to collapse. Source

Report: Possibly 50 Were Killed at Gaza Hospital, not 500

The Agence Frence-Presse (AFP) news service reports that a European intelligence source believes that there were a maximum of 50 people killed at the Al-Ahli Baptist Hospital in Gaza City, not 500 as Hamas claimed (and as the media repeated at the time). Source

Report: U.S.S. Carney Intercepts Missiles Fired by Iran-backed Houthis near Yemen

Iranian-backed Houthi rebels fired missiles Wednesday at the U.S.S. Carney off the coast of Yemen, according to news reports. Source

Reports: Hamas Kills Palestinian Civilians Trying to Flee; Won’t Let Americans Leave

Reports are emerging that the Hamas terrorist group is preventing civilians from evacuating northern Gaza, killing innocent Palestinians who try to leave, and preventing American citizens from using the Rafah border crossing to escape to Egypt. Source