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Al-Qaeda Leader Freed in Morsi Jailbreak Seeks to Declare Sinai an Islamic Emirate

Egyptian security and armed forces arrested nine alleged terrorists in the Sinai desert operating under the command of al-Qaeda leader Ramzy Mowafy, Egypt’s Al-Ahram reported. Mowafy was among 234 prisoners, including former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, who escaped from the Wadi al-Natrun

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Posted in A2, Middle East, Terrorism

Palestinians Use Press as Human Shields While Firebombing Israeli Soldiers (with video)

Video Surfaces of Palestinian Arabs Attacking IDF from Behind Journalists A video has surfaced, posted to the website The Commentator, that purports to show several Palestinian Arabs hiding behind members of the press while hurling rocks and firebombs at the

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Posted in B3, Middle East, Terrorism

al-Akhbar: How Hamas Gets its Weapons

The following article begins with a false statement about how the war started. Not surprising, since it was published in the Beirut-based Arab al-Akhbar, but we publish it because it provides valuable information about how Hamas is continuing to receive

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Posted in Middle East, Terrorism

US Wants to Send $200 Million More to Palestinians

The Obama administration is seeking another $200 million to aid the Palestinians in the 2012 fiscal year, State Department officials said on Friday. But many Americans are uneasy about giving money to a group that has a history of embezzling

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Terrorists Attack Egypt Base, Kill 15, Infiltrate Israel

Armed men attacked an Egyptian military base in Sinai, stealing 2 armored vehicles and ramming through Kerem Shalom Crossing on the Israeli border. One vehicle exploded, and the 2nd was hit by an IAF strike. At least 3 terrorists were

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Posted in Flashpoint, Headline, Middle East

Israeli Camp for Arab Kids with Cancer is Hardly ‘Newsworthy’

A Civil Administration’s summer camp for Palestinian Authority children with cancer failed to interest media and the program went unnoticed in the world’s press, which otherwise spends inordinate amounts of time and space bashing Israel. The IDF Civil Administration hosted

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Posted in Middle East

Palestinian Dispute Deadlocks UN Arms Talks

UNITED NATIONS (AFP) — Talks on the $70 billion a year global arms trade talks hit deadlock before starting Monday amid a diplomatic battle over Palestinian representation. Arab demands that Palestinians be allowed to take part led to a threat

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Jihad on Our Doorstep: Threat from Mexico

As the United States considers the Islamic jihadi threats confronting it from all sides, it would do well to focus on its southern neighbor, Mexico, which has been targeted by Islamists and jihadists, who, through a number of tactics—from engaging

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Posted in Terrorism, US

Sarkozy to Obama: Bibi is a Liar

At a time when the Middle East is becoming more volatile and unpredictable, when diplomatic efforts need to be more sensitive and intuitive rather than less so, a “private” conversation between French President Sarkozy has blown open a new diplomatic

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