228 articles tagged "Terrorism"
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Top Gaza General Leads Combined Palestinian Force in Rafah Crossing Assault
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 13, 2004, 1:13 AM (GMT+02:00)
A ton and a half of high explosives smashed into the Israeli military compound at the Rafah border crossing into Egypt, injuring 11 Israeli soldiers, four critically. The mighty explosion erupted from a secret 800-meter long tunnel, the longest the Palestinians have dug so far. But debkafile's military ...
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Karni Tunnel as Hamas Hidden Arm into Israel's Western Negev
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 11, 2004, 1:42 PM (GMT+02:00)
Unlike the rough and ready burrows that "import" most Palestinian terrorist manpower, weapons and explosives supplies from Sinai - or the hidden buried bomb craters sunk under Israeli positions - the still unfinished Karni Tunnel was built to last. Clearly designed by competent engineers, plastered reinforced concrete walls run its ...
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World Muslim Brotherhood Calls to Arms to Thwart Gaza Evacuation
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 14, 2004, 7:08 PM (GMT+02:00)
At 78, the fiery Egyptian preacher Yusuf al-Qaradawi is a household name in the Muslim Arab world, commanding great respect as a leading theologian and star status for his religious phone-in program over Al Jazeera, the Qatar-based Arabic television station. The business that brought him to London is revealed here ...
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Assad Buries Hatchet with Arafat, Woos Washington via Ankara
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 14, 2004, 1:38 PM (GMT+02:00)
The Syrian leadership, in an urgent session on Sunday, January 11, resolved on two fresh initiatives after failing to make head or tail of Israel's wordy and inconsistent responses to Bashar Assad's feelers for the resumption of the peace talks that broke down four years ago. The first such feeler ...
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Palestinian Shakeup: Jibril's Star Rises as Abbas Fades
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 31, 2003, 7:36 PM (GMT+02:00)
Washington's stern warning to Yasser Arafat to beware of toppling Mahmoud Abbas' government at the Palestinian legislative council worked surprisingly well. The council session - called by Abbas himself to report on his first 100 days in office - was put back five days from Monday, September 1, to Thursday. ...
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Israel Stopped from Spoiling Washington's Syrian Maneuver
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 11, 2003, 3:05 PM (GMT+02:00)
mg class="picture" src="/dynmedia/pictures/SHALOMI.jpg" align="left" border="0">Most Israelis waited with bated breath Sunday night, August 10, for a formidable Israeli response to the fourth Hizballah cross-border bombardment in three days - the first to take a life since the IDF quit southern Lebanon to agreed lines three years ago. The hotels and ...
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Hizballah's Kidnapping Rampage Goes Unopposed
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 6, 2003, 4:14 PM (GMT+02:00)
mg class="picture" src="/dynmedia/pictures/NASSR.jpg" align="left" border="0">The Lebanese Shiite terror group has launched an extensive, particularly vicious, terror campaign against Israel in collusion with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat. At present, an Israeli Arab terror gang in Galilee, controlled and funded by Hizballah, is believed by Israeli security officials talking to debka More...
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Israeli Cab Driver Rescue Reveals Outplayed Abu Mazen
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 16, 2003, 6:26 PM (GMT+02:00)
The truce declared by Palestinian terrorist organizations on June 29 was initially held up by prime minister Mahmoud Abbas and his internal security minister Mohammed Dahlan as evidence that persuasion could work better than confrontation to disarm the terrorists. They asked for a three-week grace period - which was granted ...
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Syria's Pivotal Role in Iraqi Resistance Is Glossed over in Washington
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 15, 2003, 1:10 AM (GMT+02:00)
The cat was out of the bag - almost - as a result of Operation Peninsula Strike, the massive US crackdown against a lethal brew of anti-American resistance forces which have been bedeviling US troops north of Baghdad. A substantial quotient of foreign combatants from Arab countries - Saudis, Yemenis, ...
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Attempt to Reinvent Mike's Place Bombing Ahead of Aqaba Summit
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 3, 2003, 3:40 PM (GMT+02:00)
Someone at Israel's Shin Beit secret service decided that 2 am Tuesday was just the time to ask Tel Aviv district court to declassify a stream of data from the investigation into the terrorist bombing that took place at Mike's Place Tel Aviv pub on April 30 leaving 3 Israelis ...
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Tel Aviv Bombers Missed Passover Date
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 2, 2003, 7:52 PM (GMT+02:00)
One member of the British duo spent four months in Syria preparing for the operation. His partner joined him in the second week of April after taking a circuitous route through Europe. Together, they were led by a Hamas or Hizballah guide through Jordan to the Allenby Bridge crossing into ...
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Real Arafat- Abu Mazen Power Struggle Is Just Beginning - Terror Will Go on
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 24, 2003, 12:08 PM (GMT+02:00)
Only one man is smiling in the group photo of Yasser Arafat, incoming Palestinian reform prime minister Mahmoud Abbas and Egyptian intelligence chief Osman Suleiman, who brokered an accord on the makeup of the new government. That man is Arafat. The rest were grim. In the current round of the ...
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Arafat Names Prime Minister, Will Continue Terror
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 9, 2003, 10:15 PM (GMT+02:00)
Nominating his most outspoken critic, Mahmoud Abbas, 68, the veteran PLO secretary general usually known as Abu Mazen, as first Palestinian prime minister certainly stuck in Yasser Arafat's throat. Yet he went through with his presentation to the PLO Central Committee and the Central Council in Ramallah, on Saturday, March ...
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Sharon Offers Israelis Palestinian Tranquilizer against Nuclear Threat
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 8, 2003, 9:41 PM (GMT+02:00)
The disclosure that Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon opens formal ceasefire talks with the Palestinian Legislative Council Speaker Abu Ala next Monday, February 10, appears inconsequential and beside the point at a time when one war or more looms over the Middle East, together with other potential horrors. However untimely ...
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Arafat's New Terror Weapon: Exploding Toy Planes
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 14, 2003, 4:33 PM (GMT+02:00)
Tuesday, January 14, the Palestinian Authority's Al Ayyam daily published a message, approved by Yasser Arafat in the name of all the Palestinian groups, calling off attacks on Israeli citizens. This message, formulated by the Egyptian intelligence chief Omar Suleiman, also endorses the continuing Palestinian struggle for a state whose ...
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Hizballah misfires first missile of Iraqi shipment
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 30, 2002, 11:08 PM (GMT+02:00)
The powerful blast that reverberated across eastern and central Lebanon Sunday, December 29, was caused by the explosion of a big surface missile in Hizballah hands and of Iraqi origin. Reporting this, debkafile's exclusive military and Lebanese sources reveal that the Lebanese Shiite terrorist group has recently taken ...
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Hamas Will Hold Back Only Until Arafat Is Free
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 22, 2002, 12:13 PM (GMT+02:00)
There are two main reasons for the Palestinian leader to have swung the Hamas Islamic terrorists round to a partial suspension of operations: A. To put pressure on Israel to reciprocate by lifting the closure of Ramallah so that he can wriggle out of the stranglehold imposed on him by ...
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US Diplomat Foley's killers were Palestinians
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 15, 2002, 10:00 PM (GMT+02:00)
Jordanian information minister Mohammad Adwan fingered Saad bin Suwied and Yasser Ibrahim as the murderers who fired eight bullets from the silenced gun that slew USAID executive Lawrence Foley outside his home in Amman on October 28. Adwan described Suwied - a Libyan who entered Jordan on a Tunisian passport ...
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Israeli Airports Authority denies security flaw
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 18, 2002, 2:03 PM (GMT+02:00)
Less than 24 hours after Tawfiq Fukra attempted to hijack El Al Tel Aviv-Istanbul Flight 581 in midair with the help of a penknife, Israel's airport authority gave itself a clean bill of health. The initial probe had established, said the authority's spokesman, that the 23-year old Israeli Arab from ...
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Secret Fatah-Hizballah alliance manifested in Hebron
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 16, 2002, 11:57 AM (GMT+02:00)
Seventeen Israelis have died in two major Palestinian acts of terror in the last six days, confronting Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon's fresh top team with their first stiff challenge. The men who will have to come up with answers are defense minister Shaul Mofaz, foreign minister Binyamin Netanyahu and ...
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