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Both Israel and Saudi Arabia have been blamed for recent airstrikes targeting pro-Iranian militias in the Albukamal area of Syria near the border with Iraq, according to Arab media. The attacks resulted in a number of deaths and injuries and the destruction of weapon storage facilities and rocket launchers. “Saudi fighter jets have been spotted along with other fighter jets that have attacked facilities and positions belonging to Iranian militias,” said an unnamed source to the Independent in Arabic. The attacks targeted positions belonging to the Quds force of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps in Albukamal and other areas near the Iraq-Syria…

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says that the Israeli military is currently “operating on a number of fronts basically in an expanse of 360 degrees to ensure Israeli security amid attempts by Iran and its proxies to attack us.” Netanyahu was speaking to reporters at Ben Gurion International Airport on Thursday before flying to Sochi for talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, at which a major topic would be maintaining the “important coordination which prevents clashes between us and the Russian forces.” The prime minister said that the timing of the meeting is important due to the multiple security threats facing…

Samples taken by the U.N. nuclear watchdog at what Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called a “secret atomic warehouse” in Tehran showed traces of uranium that Iran has yet to explain, two diplomats who follow the agency’s inspections work closely say. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is investigating the particles’ origin and has asked Iran to explain the traces. But Tehran has not done so, according to the diplomats, stoking tensions between Washington and Tehran. US sanctions have slashed Iranian oil sales and Iran has responded by breaching its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers. In a speech a year ago, Israeli Prime…

The IDF on Sunday announced that Hezbollah terrorists fired a barrage of anti-tank missiles at an Israeli army base, hitting several other targets. Shortly after the attack by Hezbollah, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a statement based on “a consultation with the Chief-of-Staff and with IDF generals.” “We have no casualties – not even a scratch,” Netanyahu stated, adding, “We were attacked with several anti-tank missiles. We responded with 100 shells and firing from the air by various means.” Netanyahu continued, “We are consulting about the next steps. I have ordered that we be prepared for any scenario. We will…

Israel has been uncharacteristically open about Iran’s attempted drone attack, publishing numerous details, including the names and pictures of the terrorists involved in what was to be an aerial strike on Israel’s north. Normally, Israel doesn’t comment about its activities in Syria. Pundits opine that Israel may hope the exposure will lead to international condemnation of Iran. On Monday, the IDF published pictures of two of the terrorists involved in the foiled attack. IDF Spokesman Brig. Gen. Ronen Manelis tweeted a picture of Hasem Yusuf Zabeev, 23, and Yasser Ahmed Zahar, 22, two Hezbollah terrorists from Lebanon in an airplane…

On Saturday night, an IDF spokesperson issued a statement regarding a rocket alert sounded in Israel’s south, announcing that “three rockets were fired from Gaza into Israel.” “Two were shot down by the Iron Dome,” the statement explained. Saturday night’s rocket attack arrived just a day after Palestinian terrorists fired at least two rockets at Israeli territory on Friday evening. With regard to that attack, the Iron Dome system intercepted one of the rockets, and no casualties were reported. Two Israelis were lightly injured running to bomb shelters on Saturday, but no other injuries from that attack surfaced. During the…

Israel Defense Forces shot and killed an armed terrorist attempting to cross into Israel via the northern Gaza border fence on Sunday, according to the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit. Israeli tanks subsequently fired at Hamas military posts in the area. No Israeli casualties were reported, and officials said that no Israeli communities came under threat. The incident came just a day after Israeli forces killed four heavily armed Palestinians attempting to infiltrate the country from the Gaza Strip, thwarting what the military said was a potential “large-scale terror attack.” According to the IDF, the terrorists were armed with AK-47 rifles, rocket-propelled…

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu conveyed his condolences to the American people Sunday night after back-to-back mass shootings rocked the cities of El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, over the weekend. “In the past 24 hours, we have witnessed two murderous attacks in Texas and Ohio,” Netanyahu wrote on Twitter. “On behalf of all government ministers and all citizens of Israel, I send condolences to the bereaved families, best wishes for recovery to the injured, and solidarity with the American people.” Patrick Crusius, 21, has been charged with opening fire in a crowded Walmart in the Texas border town of El…

Netanyahu lauds joint operation, saying system successfully intercepted ballistic missiles in space ‘at unprecedented altitudes and speeds’ Israel and the United States completed a series of successful tests of their advanced Arrow 3 missile defense system in Alaska, the Defense Ministry said on Sunday. The weapon system successfully demonstrated hit-to-kill interceptions of ballistic targets in space, according to the ministry, which added that the operation was conducted in Alaska in order to test capabilities that cannot be tested in Israel. The system also proved capable of simultaneously intercepting multiple targets, Channel 12 news reported. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lauded the…

It has long been claimed by Western observers that Iran is building a “land bridge” to the Mediterranean. It may be building a sea bridge as well. Israeli defense officials say that Iran may be transferring weaponry to Hezbollah in Lebanon and Syria by sea, Ha’aretz reports on Monday. Israel has made it clear that it won’t tolerate Iranian entrenchment in Syria and has backed up those words with precision bombings of Iranian targets in Syria over recent years. “We will continue to act against Iran’s attempt to establish itself in Syria, with the air force having a central role,” Prime Minister…

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