Terrorism

Netanyahu: Israel will protect its citizens against Hamas terror

By Jennifer Lipman, November 14, 2012

Benjamin Netanyahu has said he will expand the operation against terrorist forces in Gaza if it becomes necessary and "continue doing everything to protect our citizens".

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Hamas military leader killed in Israeli air strike

By Marcus Dysch, November 14, 2012

A leading Hamas military commander has been killed in a targeted Israeli air strike.

Ahmed Jabari was head of Hamas’ military wing and the group’s most significant military figure in Gaza. He is the most senior Hamas figure to be killed for four years and was top of Israel's most-wanted list.

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Tunisian Imam expelled from France

By Sandy Rashty, November 5, 2012

The French government has expelled Tunisian Imam Mohammed Hammami after accusing him of antisemitism, encouraging violence against women and promoting a holy jihad.

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Plot to kidnap Tunisian Jews foiled

By Sandy Rashty, November 1, 2012

A terrorist group that planned to kidnap Tunisian Jews has been arrested and put on trial.

The fundamentalist group, led by a senior police officer, plotted to snatch community members while on their usual seaside walk after Friday-night synagogue service.

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Iran denies Buenos Aires bomb plant in high-level talks

By Adam Feinstein, November 1, 2012

Argentina’s Jewish leadership has reacted angrily to Tehran’s renewed denial of any involvement in the 1994 bombing of the Argentine Jewish Mutual Association (Amia) building in Buenos Aires.

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Terror plot and a ‘gun raid on shul’

By Anna Sheinman, November 1, 2012

Three Birmingham men accused of planning a huge terrorist attack in the UK discussed the possibility of charging into a synagogue with guns if they could not create a bomb.

Ashik Ali, Irfan Khalid, both 27, and Irfan Naseer, 31, deny planning and fundraising for a terrorist attack and recruiting others for terrorism.

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Terror trial: ‘Would-be suicide bombers discussed gun attack on synagogue’

By JC REPORTER, October 25, 2012

The three Birmingham men accused of plotting a huge terror attack in the UK discussed storming a synagogue armed with guns had they been unable to make a bomb, a court heard today.

The would-be suicide bombers made a bungled attempt to destroy blueprints for a terror attack more deadly than 7/7, the court heard.

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UN ambassador urges Security Council to condemn Hamas

By Sandy Rashty, October 25, 2012

Israel’s United Nations envoy has called on the international body to “condemn Hamas terrorism” after more than 70 rockets were fired into southern Israeli cities yesterday.

Ron Proser, the former Israeli ambassador to the UK, issued a letter that urged members of the United Nations Security Council to “condemn Hamas terrorism without any equivocation or delay.

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French police report reveals failures before Toulouse shootings

By Sahar Zivan, October 25, 2012

French police have released a report into their conduct during the years leading up to the shootings in Toulouse earlier this year.

The report reveals several failings in intelligence-gathering, most notably a shortage of communication between the various agencies.

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Israel hit by dozens of rockets from Gaza

By Marcus Dysch, October 24, 2012

Dozens of rockets were fired on southern Israel by terrorists in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday morning, injuring five people.

Three farm workers, believed to be from Thailand, were reported to have been hurt when one of more than 60 missiles struck the area in which they were working in the Eshkol region.

Israel’s Iron Dome defence system intercepted around seven rockets.

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