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Analysis: Blowback from the Syrian jihad has begun

In well over a dozen countries, evidence has emerged that jihadists who trained or fought in Syria are engaging in terrorist activities in their home countries and elsewhere.


Palestinian terror groups launch dozens of rockets and mortars at Israel

Palestinian Islamic Jihad claimed to have fired 130 rockets and mortars. Israeli officials said the figure was only 60, however. At least three of the rockets fired yesterday were intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system.


Israeli navy intercepts Iranian weapons shipment headed for Gaza

Today's operation marks at least the fourth time since 2002 that Israel has publicly announced that its forces had intercepted a sea-based Iranian weapons smuggling attempt.


Saudi MSC in Jerusalem fighter fought in Libya, sought to join 'mujahideen' in Somalia

Saudi national Adi Saleh Abdullah al Fudhayli al Hadhli, who died in June 2012 in an attack against Israel, had originally sought to join the "mujahideen" in Somalia. In 2011, he traveled to Libya to fight in the Libyan civil war.


US designates Deputy Secretary-General of Palestinian Islamic Jihad

In its designation, the State Department noted that Iran is a key backer of Palestinian Islamic Jihad. In addition, the State Department noted the increase in cooperation between PIJ and Hamas.


Israel busts 'global jihad' terror cell planning attacks, including against US Embassy

The three operatives were reportedly recruited by a Gaza-based terrorists who claimed to work for al Qaeda emir Ayman al Zawahiri. News of the recent arrests comes about two months after Israel security forces killed three Salafi jihadists near Hebron.


Yahya Ayyash Brigades takes credit for rocket attack against Israel

The group, which is named after a famous Hamas bombmaker, took credit for a recent attack around the time of the funeral of former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon. Top jihadists, including an Abdullah Azzam Brigades official, have promoted the claim.


Palestinian from Gaza reportedly killed fighting for ISIS near Aleppo

Before reaching Syria, Amer Abu Ghoula was reportedly sentenced to a year in prison in Gaza for aiding those behind the kidnapping and murder of Italian activist Vittorio Arrigoni.


Number of Gaza terror groups possess Strela 2 MANPADS

Recent photos and video from the Gaza Strip provide clear evidence that Hamas and other Palestinian terror groups are in the possession of Strela 2 (SA-7 Grail) MANPADS. Israeli officials have previously warned that Palestinian terror groups were benefiting from the looting of weapon stockpiles in Libya.


Salafi jihadist from Gaza reportedly killed fighting for ISIS in Syria

A Palestinian from the northern Gaza City of Beit Hanoun reportedly died recently in a "martyrdom operation" while fighting alongside the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in Syria. Mohammed Za'anin is at least the fourth jihadist from Gaza to have been killed fighting in Syria.


Salafi jihadists hold public march in Gaza denouncing Assad and el Sisi

Salafi jihadists in the Gaza Strip recently held a rare public demonstration in the Gaza Strip denouncing the Assad regime as well as the Egyptian military's takeover. In addition to numerous al Qaeda black flags, demonstrators held pictures of Bashar al Assad and Abdel Fattah el Sisi with text calling the two leaders "murderers and killers."


Report provides insight on Israeli view of Salafi jihadists in Sinai

Israeli intelligence agencies differ over the number of Salafi jihadists operating in the Egyptian Sinai, but they recognize a serious threat. One group, Gaza-based Jaish al Islam, is reportedly offering training camps for global jihadists.


Gaza jihadists call for 'jihad' against Egypt's el Sisi

The leader of a Gaza-based Salafi jihadist group has called on Egyptians to wage 'jihad' against Egypt's el Sisi, one day after the Egyptian government's forcible breakup of two Muslim Brotherhood sit-ins led to the deaths of at least 525 people.


MSC in Jerusalem praises slain member in new video

Hithem Ziad Ibrahim Masshal ITMC Poster - Journey of Martyrdom.jpgA new video praising Hithem Ziad Ibrahim Masshal, a well-known jihadist in the Gaza Strip, was released by the Ibn Taymiyyah Media Center to jihadist forums. Masshal, who was killed in April by the Israeli Air Force, is celebrated for his role in supporting jihadist groups in Gaza.


Israel indicts Palestinian tied to number of terror groups

Israeli authorities today filed an indictment against Wael Abu Reda, a Palestinian who has purportedly committed a plethora of security offenses during his time in a number of Palestinian terror groups, including Hamas' al Aqsa Defenders.


Jihadists in Syria call on Hamas to end campaign against Salafi jihadists

In a new video, jihadists in Syria denounced Hamas' recent arrest campaign against Salafi jihadists in the Gaza Strip. The jihadists also called on Palestinians in Hamas and other factions to join the Mujahideen Shura Council in the Environs of Jerusalem.


Muhajireen Brigade official calls on Hamas to end campaign against Salafi jihadists

Abu Talha al Libi - al Muhajireen Brigade in the Levant.jpgThe top sharia official from the Muhajireen Brigade, an al Qaeda-linked jihadist group in Syria, slammed Hamas' recent crackdown against Salafi jihadists in the Gaza Strip. The official also called on Hamas to join hands with the Salafi jihadists in Gaza to fight Israel.


MSC in Jerusalem member targeted by Israeli Air Force

ITMC.jpgThe Israeli Air Force killed a member of the Mujahideen Shura Council in the Environs of Jerusalem who was involved in the recent rocket attack on the Israeli city of Eilat from the Sinai Peninsula.


Salafi jihadist supporters protest Hamas' arrest campaign

Supporters of Salafi jihadists in the Gaza Strip are increasing their protests against Hamas both online and in public. On Saturday, a small protest in Rafah was organized by supporters of Salafi jihadists currently imprisoned by Hamas.


MSC in Jerusalem claims rocket fire, demands Hamas release jihadists

The Mujahideen Shura Council in the Environs of Jerusalem took responsibility for two separate rocket attacks against Israel. In addition, the group called on Hamas to release Salafi jihadists currently imprisoned in Gaza.
 
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