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Members of the Al-Qassam Brigades take part in a military festival organized by Hamas to honor the dead Palestinians who were killed by the Israeli army in the West Bank, Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip, in Gaza City, on October 4, 2021. Photo by Atia Mohammed/Flash90

Latest Hamas terror infrastructure ‘the most dangerous in recent years’

The large-scale Hamas terror plot uncovered by the Shin Bet intelligence agency and broken up in recent weeks is “the most dangerous tactical-operational infrastructure I recall in recent years,” a senior former Israel Defense...
Belgian Federal Parliament, Brussels, June 2010. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Belgium to label Israeli products from Judea and Samaria

Belgium announced on Wednesday plans to label Israeli products made in Judea and Samaria, citing Brussel’s desire “to ensure human rights in the West Bank.” The European Union in 2015 instructed all member states to...
U.S. President Joe Biden with Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett in the Oval Office at the White House on Aug. 27, 2021. Source: Israel Embassy/Twitter.

Is this the beginning of a new Cold War between Biden and Israel?

As far as Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid are concerned, this week has brought a perfect storm of circumstances that threaten to complicate their hopes for a better relationship...
Construction works in Efrat, in Judea and Samaria, Oct. 25, 2021. Photo by Gershon Elinson/Flash90.

Israel approves construction of 3,000 homes in Judea and Samaria, despite US pressure

Israel moved ahead on Wednesday with plans to construct thousands of homes in Judea and Samaria, despite strong U.S. objections, Israeli media reported. A Civil Administration committee approved the construction of 3,144 new housing units,...
Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi signs U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo's guestbook before their meeting at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 22, 2018. Credit: State Department photo via Wikimedia Commons.

Jordanian foreign minister forbids processing of Judea and Samaria land deals

In a surprise move, Jordan’s foreign minister issued a formal directive to the kingdom’s Justice Ministry this week forbidding the approval of any real estate transactions conducted in Judea and Samaria. “All notaries throughout all...
From left: Mayor of Efrat Oded Revivi, Head of the Civil Administration of COGAT Raasan Aliyan, Nachman Shai, Former U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman and Chief Rabbi of Efrat Shlomo Riskin. Credit: Courtesy.

Jews and Arabs gather in annual Sukkat Shalom in Judea

Over 100 Arabs and Jews gathered Monday at the home of Efrat Mayor Oded Revivi to put religious coexistence on display on the final day of the Jewish festival of Sukkot. The gathering was attended...
IDF forces at the Al-Jalama checkpoint near Jenin, following a drive-by terrorist attack earlier in the month, Jan. 18, 2018. Photo by Basel Awidat/Flash90.

Four terrorists killed, two IDF soldiers wounded in clashes during pursuit of Hamas operatives

Palestinian gunmen opened fire on Israel Defense Forces troops conducting a counterterrorism operation in the Jenin and Ramallah areas in the early hours of Sunday morning, the IDF said in a statement. At least four...
Omar Bar-Lev, Dec. 28, 2011. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Irsaeli public security minister announces inquiry committee into prison break

Israel’s Public Security Minister Omar Bar-Lev announced on Thursday the formation of a government inquiry commission to examine the failures that enabled the escape of six convicted Palestinian terrorists from Gilboa Prison on Monday. The decision was...
Palestinians demonstrate in Hebron on behalf of the six terrorists who escaped Gilboa Prison in northern Israel, Sept. 8, 2021. Photo by Wisam Hashlamoun/Flash90.

Palestinian prisoners riot as hunt for escaped terrorists enters fourth day

Riots broke out across the Judea and Samaria on Wednesday evening, and fires broke out at several Israeli prisons, amid rising pressure on the government and security forces to find six Palestinian terrorists who escaped a maximum-security facility...
Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas speaks during a meeting of the Palestinian leadership in Ramallah on May 7, 2020. Photo by Flash90.

Hamas ‘should be very worried’ by Israel’s maneuver towards Abbas

Hamas has good reason to be concerned by the recent meeting between Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz and Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah, a former senior Israeli defense official told JNS. According to...