DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis August 16, 2017
Three major Israeli counter-terror operations in a week (Aug.10-16) are a measure of the intensity of terrorist plots for the commission of mass-casualty strikes in Jerusalem. Although Israel’s security authorities are cagey with the information they release on the mostly covert war they are waging on Palestinian and other Arab terror, three geographical areas may be marked out as significant:
DEBKAfile Special Report July 22, 2017
The brutal stabbing attack at Halamish, which left a grandfather of 70, his son and daughter dead while still in their 40s and a grandmother of 78 badly injured - when the family was gathered for the Sabbath Eve meal on Friday, July 21 - was no random act of terror. It followed directly on the murder of two Israeli police guards on Temple Mount exactly one week earlier, makring the onset of a war for Temple Mount..
DEBKAfile Special Report July 14, 2017
Armed Palestinians burst out of the Temple Mount Plaza early Friday and opened fire on Israeli police guarding the Lion’s Gate, the main entrance leading into the plaza of the holy site. Three police officers were injured, two critically. Three terrorists killed in fire fight.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 12, 2017
Ahead are the 50th anniversaries of Six-Day-War, the unification of Jerusalem and 100 years since the Balfour declaration.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 9, 2017
Islamic State Caliphate terrorists are moving ahead with an ambitious plan to devour a broad stretch of land on the eastern flank of central Sinai, debkafile’s military sources report. This would menace Egyptian beach resorts and another section of the Egyptian-Israeli border.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 8, 2017
A heavy crane truck, driven by a Palestinian terrorist, rocketed back and forth across a patch of grass at the Armon Hanatziv promenade in Jerusalem, murdering 4 soldiers, three of them female servicewomen, and injuring 15.
DEBKAfile Special Report November 25, 2016
As firefighters battled unrelenting wildfires for the fourth day - from the Galilee, through Haifa and up to the Jerusalem Hills, the first flames leapt up early Friday, Nov. 25, outside Kiryat Gath in the southern Lachish district.
DEBKAfile Special Report November 24, 2016
Homes were evacuated in one residential neighborhood after another Thursday, Nov. 24, ahead of the huge flames and thick smoke enveloping Israel’s third city, Haifa, three days after hundreds of wildfires, most caused by arsonists, began spreading across the country. The Shin Bet and fire brigade’s investigators have gone into action to put a stop to the wave of arson attacks, encouraged by Palestinian social media..
DEBKAfile Special Report October 11, 2016
Israeli security and police authorities fear that the deadly drive-by shooting attack Sun. Oct. 9, was planned as the opening shot of major Palestinian terror assault, most likely in Jerusalem, over the Jewish High Holidays. They are convinced he did not act alone. debkafile reports information received of more than one group of terrorists heading for an attack.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 6, 2016
Ahead of changing Hamas and Fatah leaderships, Palestinians devise sophisticated terror tools.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 7, 2016
Intelligence-sharing between the Russians and the Israelis for combating terror faces hard questions.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 4, 2016
Exclusive to debkafile counter terrorism sources: The IDF and the General Security Service have video footage and photos showing how the eight Palestinian terrorists from Yatah village in Mt Hebron, participated in an ISIS oath of allegiance ceremony.
DEBKAfile Special Report June 9, 2016
Khaled al-Mahmara, one of the two Palestinian cousins who opened fire at the Sarona Market in Tel Aviv Wednesday night, killing four Israelis and injuring 17, was a member of a secret ISIS cell at al-Mutah University in al Karak, Jordan. He was in a mission to lead mass terror attacks in Israel, to be orchestrated from Jordan.
DEBKAfile Special Report May 11, 2016
The bomb trap which seriously injured an Israeli officer at the Hizmeh checkpoint north of Jerusalem Tuesday night was primed for a multiple terror attack. The trap consisted of four iron pipe bomb stuffed with explosives, screws and sharp nails. Another explosive devices, some of which were attached to a gas canister, failed to explode because of a technical malfunction and so averted a major disaster.
DEBKAfile Special Report April 18, 2016
Explosion on Jerusalem bus No. 12 on Monday as it travelled on Hebron street around 6:00 p.m., which also ripped through a second bus and injured 20 people, including two seriously
DEBKAfile Special Report April 9, 2016
A three-man terrorist cell was captured Saturday night, April 9, just north of Ramallah carrying large backpacks packed with weapons. They were picked up in an operation carried out jointly by two Palestinian security services, the General Intelligence Agency and the Security Battalions. The three terrorists came from different towns, Jerusalem, Hebron and Jenin. debkafile’s counterterrorism sources reveal that Israeli security services had been watching the three men for some weeks.
DEBKAfile Special Report March 13, 2016
Extra soldiers, police and other security personnel are to be drafted in to secure the annual Jerusalem marathon taking place next Friday (March 18). Intelligence authorities are preparing for Palestinian terrorists to use the event for a another surge of violence after hitting three Israeli towns during US Vice President Joe Biden’s two-day visit last week. They are on the lookout for drive-by shootings from moving cars or even the first Palestinian car bombings.
DEBKAfile Special Report March 10, 2016
Israel’s city centers will very soon see knots of soldiers armed with special rapid response weapons and gear for scotching Palestinian terrorist attacks. Some of them will hide behind sandbag walls. Their deployment reflects the decision to persist in the defensive strategy of “terror containment” that was taken by a special security forum summoned by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu this week, in the face of surging Palestinian terror. The forum rejected pro-active military measures.