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Arabia
US military says it destroyed Houthi drone boats, anti-ship cruise missiles
[IsraelTimes] The US military says it has destroyed three unmanned surface vessels and two anti-ship cruise missiles that were prepared to launch towards the Red Sea from Iran's Houthi sock puppets
...a Zaidi Shia insurgent group operating in Yemen. They have also been referred to as the Believing Youth. Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi is said to be the spiritual leader of the group and most of the military leaders are his relatives. The legitimate Yemeni government has accused the them of having ties to the Iranian government. Honest they did. The group has managed to gain control over all of Saada Governorate and parts of Amran, Al Jawf and Hajjah Governorates. Its slogan is God is Great, Death to America™, Death to Israel, a curse on the Jews They like shooting off... ummm... missiles that they would have us believe they make at home in their basements. On the plus side, they did murder Ali Abdullah Saleh, which was the only way the country was ever going to be rid of him...
-controlled areas of Yemen
...an area of the Arabian Peninsula sometimes mistaken for a country. It is populated by more antagonistic tribes and factions than you can keep track of...
The US military’s Central Command also says on X, formerly known as Twitter, that it destroyed a aerial drone that was over the Red Sea. All the weapons "presented an imminent threat to merchant vessels and to the US Navy ships in the region," it says.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/28/2024 2024-02-28 02:39 || Comments || Link || [56 views] Top|| File under: Houthis

#1  Israel been doing it for years with Hamas rockets, which brought us to Oct 7th.
Posted by: Grom the Reflective || 02/28/2024 7:09 Comments || Top||

#2  "Shoot the archer, not the arrow."
Posted by: SteveS || 02/28/2024 9:50 Comments || Top||


British maritime security firm receives report of warship firing on merchant vessel off coast of Yemen
[IsraelTimes] British Maritime Security Firm Ambrey received a report on Tuesday of an incident approximately 50 nautical miles west of Yemen
...an area of the Arabian Peninsula sometimes mistaken for a country. It is populated by more antagonistic tribes and factions than you can keep track of...
’s port city of Hodeidah, it says in an advisory note.

A merchant vessel reported that a warship was "firing," it adds.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/28/2024 2024-02-28 01:34 || Comments || Link || [36 views] Top|| File under:


Media reports a Houthi strike on submarine cables in the Red Sea
Direct Translation via Google Translate. Edited.
[Regnum] Four submarine cables were damaged in an attack by Yemen's Ansar Allah movement (Houthis) in the Red Sea, Israeli newspaper Globes reported.

The publication claims that the attack caused disruptions in Internet communications between Europe and Asia. The Gulf countries and India suffered the most from the consequences of this situation.

As Regnum reported, on February 22, earlier the leader of the Ansar Allah movement, Abdel Malik al-Houthi, said that in the 20 weeks since the start of this organization’s military operations in the Red and Arabian Seas, the group had attacked 48 sea vessels. He warned that the Houthis would escalate their attacks.

On February 24, the US Central Command (CENTCOM) reported that the Houthis had attacked the British freighter Rubymar in the Red Sea. After this, an oil slick appeared on the surface of the water.

In turn, the military representative of the Ansar Allah movement, Yahya Saria, wrote that the Houthis allegedly fired several anti-ship missiles at the American ship Torm Thor in the Gulf of Aden. He did not specify whether the shells reached their target.

Posted by: badanov || 02/28/2024 00:00 || Comments || Link || [44 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Zhuravel sentenced to imprisonment
Direct Translation via Google Translate. Edited.
[KavkazUzel] A court in Chechnya found Nikita Zhuravel guilty and sentenced him to three years and six months in prison for burning the Koran.

As the Caucasian Knot reported, on February 20, the prosecutor demanded that Nikita Zhuravel be found guilty of violating the right to religion and hooliganism and sentenced to three years and six months in prison in a general regime colony.

Today, the Visaitovsky District Court of Grozny made a decision in the case of Nikita Zhuravel, finding him guilty of violating articles of the Criminal Code “Violation of the right to freedom of conscience and religion”, and “Hooliganism”, imposing a sentence of imprisonment in a general regime colony for a period of three years and six months, TASS reports. Note that this is the same period that the state prosecutor requested. 

“The final sentence was imposed in the form of three years and six months of imprisonment to be served in a general regime correctional colony,” judge Ruslan Dandaev announced the decision, as quoted by the agency.

Nikita’s parents were present in court, reports the “Bloody Lady” telegram channel.

The term requested by the prosecutor does not look very strict by Russian standards, but the very qualification of the charges raises questions, head of the SOVA Research Center* Alexander Verkhovsky told a Caucasian Knot correspondent on February 20.

Earlier, human rights activists  questioned Nikita Zhuravel’s testimony about the burning of the Koran, taking into account the conditions in which he was in Chechnya. Lawyers have noted that Zhuravel’s confession in court may be calculated to gain the court’s leniency and indicate a deal with the investigation, but words that he did not act alone may make the qualification more difficult.

Let us remind you that Nikita Zhuravel was detained in Volgograd on May 20, 2023. The detainee said that he recorded a video of the burning of the Koran at the direction of the Ukrainian special services and received 10 thousand rubles for it, and he handed over the recording itself to an employee of the Ukrainian special services, for whom he also filmed military facilities, investigators said.

The "Caucasian Knot" also wrote that on September 25, 2023, the head of Chechnya,  Ramzan Kadyrov,  published a video recording of his son Adam beating Zhuravel in a pre-trial detention center. The head of Chechnya praised his son for this act. After this, Adam Kadyrov received the title of Hero of Chechnya and the highest state awards of Karachay-Cherkessia and Kabardino-Balkaria, and in total  at least nine  state and public awards.
Posted by: badanov || 02/28/2024 00:00 || Comments || Link || [30 views] Top|| File under: Devout Moslems


Believer convicted in Azerbaijan in drug and extremism case
Direct Translation via Google Translate. Edited.
[KavkazUzel] The court sentenced Azad Kerimov, board member of the Muslim Unity movement,
...also in our archives as the Movement For Muslim Unity, in Arabic Al Tawheed. They describe themselves as a peaceful Shiite Islamic soci-political movement calling for democratic reform and religious liberties, but it’s clear from context they mean the peace that comes from submission to Khomeini Shiism and Iran. In practice they’ve been involved in the usual murder, terrorism, organized mass riots, and attempted armed insurrection, exactly on the Khomeini model...
to three years and six months in prison, finding him guilty of drug trafficking and distribution of extremist religious literature. Activists believe the persecution of Kerimov is politically motivated. 

As the "Caucasian Knot" wrote, at the end of January - beginning of February 2022, eight activists of the "Muslim Unity" movement were arrested - Elnur Jafarov, Azad Kerimov, Elshan Ragimov, Etibar Ismailov, Ruhulla Novruzzada, Mail Kerimov, Jeyhun Balashev and Rashad Aliyev. Activists linked the arrests with a new round of deterioration in Azerbaijani-Iranian relations, which followed the armed attack on the Azerbaijani embassy in Tehran.

On January 27, 2022, the Azerbaijani embassy in Tehran was attacked, the head of security was killed and two guards were wounded. On April 3, the countries exchanged notes of protest with accusations of propaganda between the two countries against each other. On April 6, the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry declared four employees of the Iranian Embassy in Baku persona non grata, and on May 5, the Iranian Foreign Ministry in response declared the undesirability of four Azerbaijani diplomats staying in the country.

On February 27, the Baku Court of Serious Crimes completed the trial of DME board member Azad Kerimov, the lawyer of the convicted person, Zibeyda Sadigova, told the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent. 

According to her, Kerimov was detained on January 30, 2022 and he was charged under articles on the production, storage and distribution of religious extremist materials. “The investigation claimed that during Kerimov’s arrest, 14 grams of drugs were found in his possession, and religious extremist literature was confiscated from his house. He actually had religious literature at home. As Azad Kerimov himself said, this is quite normal, because he is a believer. He called him abnormal. presentation of ordinary religious literature as extremist.

It was recognized as such only on the basis of subjective interpretations. He also rejected the accusations of using drugs. Kerimov said in court that for health reasons he does not even smoke. Would he take drugs to the detriment of his health? Accusation "The discovery of drugs on Kerimov is not supported by reliable evidence. It is based on the testimony of the police officers themselves," the lawyer said.

According to her, the court eventually dropped the charge of “drug trafficking” against Kerimov and charged him with using drugs without the purpose of selling. Despite the fact that the prosecutor proposed to sentence Kerimov to eight years in prison, the court sentenced him to 3.5 years in prison, finding him guilty under Articles 234-1.1 and 167-3.1.

“Of course, the sentence may seem lenient, but it is still unfair given the fact that no reliable evidence of Kerimov’s guilt was presented. An appeal will be filed against the sentence,” the lawyer said. 

DME press secretary Abulfaz Bunyadov called Kerimov’s sentence politically motivated. "Azad Kerimov was convicted only for being a member of the DME board, a believer. His case is of a political nature. He was arrested during another wave of repressions against believers amid tensions between Azerbaijan and Iran, which followed an armed attack in Tehran on the Azerbaijani embassy January 27, 2023.

The authorities mistakenly believe that since a person is a Shiite Muslim, he “works for Iran.” But Shiism has existed in Azerbaijan for many centuries, and it began to spread when there was no modern Iranian state, much less its "of the current government. Repressions against members of Muslim Unity and believers in general do not stop. In recent days, new arrests have followed. Three people from the DME alone have been arrested. To date, the number of arrested DME members has reached 67," Bunyadov told the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent. 

Azerbaijani human rights activists recognized Kerimov as a political prisoner. “Azad Kerimov was arrested in January 2022, when mass detentions of believers followed in connection with a new round of confrontation between Baku and Tehran. After the attack on the Azerbaijani embassy in Iran, we began another campaign of “exposing Iranian agents.” However, after some time it became clear "that all detainees were officially charged in drug cases. Now there are about 260 political prisoners in Azerbaijan and two thirds of them are believers, including members of the DME," co-coordinator of the Union "For Freedom of Political Prisoners of Azerbaijan" Elshan Hasanov told the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent. 

The Baku Serious Crimes Court confirmed information about Kerimov’s sentence.
Posted by: badanov || 02/28/2024 00:00 || Comments || Link || [27 views] Top|| File under:


Europe
Europe's 'most feared drug lord' Ridouan Taghi is jailed for life: Cartel boss who ran 'well-oiled murder machine' cocaine gang during Dutch narco wars that saw severed head dumped outside rivals' hangout is sentenced after mega trial
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news] The trial and three more murders linked to the case have enthralled and rattled the Netherlands

Europe's 'most feared drug lord' has been jailed for life by a Dutch court after an ultra-high security mafia mega trial.

The court convicted 17 suspects today in the long-running trial of an underworld gang that planned a string of killings, known as the Marengo Trial.

Judges handed life sentences to three of them, including the gang's 'undisputed leader,' Ridouan Taghi, once the Netherlands most-wanted fugitive, at a courthouse known as the 'Bunker'.

The trial and three more murders linked to the case have enthralled and rattled the Netherlands, exposing the deadly reality of the country's drug-fuelled criminal underworld.

The court heard that Taghi - alleged to be Europe's most feared and powerful drug lord - had a simple rule: 'If you talk, you die.'

He rose through the ranks to become a cartel boss by smuggling record quantities of cocaine into Europe's ports and is said to be worth $1 billion (£789 million).
The cocaine was sourced in Panama. Are there any jihadi connections there?
Prosecutors have insisted on life sentences for Taghi, 46, who pleaded not guilty, and five of his co-defendants, for their involvement in what they called a 'well-oiled murder machine.'

At least three people directly connected to the mega six-year trial, named after a judicial codeword for the operation, have been assassinated.

The brother of a key witness, identified only as Nabil B., his lawyer and a journalist who acted as a confidante for the witness were all killed in the nearly six years since the trial opened.

Lawyer Derk Wiersum was gunned down outside his home in Amsterdam on September 18, 2019. Two men have been convicted of murder in his killing.

Journalist Peter R. de Vries was also shot in Amsterdam as he walked to his car from a television studio on July 6, 2021. He died nine days later of his injuries. Prosecutors have sought life sentences for three of the suspects in his slaying.

De Vries acted as Nabil B.'s confidant at the time of his murder and had said before he was on Taghi's hit-list.

At one point in the brutal narco battles, a severed head was placed outside a hangout used by rivals in a show of intimidation.
Finally, from our perspective, the buried lede:
Taghi was one of the Netherlands' most-wanted men until he was arrested in Dubai in 2019 and flown home to face trial. He and other defendants were charged with involvement in six murders and four attempted murders.

Despite being held at an ultra-secure prison, prosecutors say he continued pulling the strings, sending secret messages to henchmen on the outside.

Taghi's gang was nicknamed the 'Mocro-maffia' because its members are mainly of Moroccan and Antillean origin.
We got ourselves Moslem colonists, dear Reader, busily suborning their hosts from within by terror and criminality.
Posted by: Skidmark || 02/28/2024 00:00 || Comments || Link || [71 views] Top|| File under: Narcos

#1  Yupp. Moslem colonists and their criminal enterprise.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 02/28/2024 3:31 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Imran Khan, Bushra Bibi indicted in 190m reference
[GEO.TV] An accountability court in Rawalpindi indicted on Tuesday Pakistain Tehrik-e-Insaf
...a political party in Pakistan. PTI was founded by former Pakistani cricket captain and philanthropist Imran Khan. The party's slogan is Justice, Humanity and Self Esteem, each of which is open to widely divergent interpretations....
(PTI) founder Imran Khan
...aka The Great Khan, who anti-establishment Pak premier, who was hounded out of office, arrested, jailed, and will likely be hung by his political opponents...
Trump sends him sympathy cardss.
and his wife Bushra Bibi in the £190 million reference.

Accountability Court Judge Nasir Javed Rana conducted the hearing at Adiala jail today where the PTI founder is currently incarcerated in Toshakhana, cipher and illegal marriage cases.

The accountability court judge read the charge sheet in Khan and Bushra's presence in the courtroom.

National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Deputy Prosecutor Sardar Muzaffar Abbasi, along with his team, also appeared in the court.

The NAB had initiated an investigation against Imran Khan, his wife, and others regarding the alleged acquisition of hundreds of canals of land under the name of Al Qadir University Trust, resulting in a reported loss of 190 million pounds to the exchequer.

During the hearing today, the court said that statements of 58 witnesses will be recorded in the case.

The judge asked the PTI founder if he was guilty or not while framing charges against him.

At this, Khan said: "Why should I read the charge sheet when I know what's written in it?"

Both Khan and his wife then denied the charges against them.

At this point, Khan came to the rostrum and said that they didn't want a delay in this case. "NAB was in a hurry before February 8, now we want a quick conviction."

Posted by: Fred || 02/28/2024 00:00 || Comments || Link || [31 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
IDF: Islamic Jihad emir, 2 turbans toes up in West Bank
[IsraelTimes] Ahmed Daraghmeh, commander of terror group’s Tubas Battalion, killed as troops raid northern West Bank city, refugee camp; soldier lightly hurt

Three Paleostinian button men, including a Paleostinian Islamic Jihad
...created after many members of the Egyptian Moslem Brotherhood decided the organization was becoming too moderate. Operations were conducted out of Egypt until 1981 when the group was exiled after the assassination of President Anwar Sadat. They worked out of Gaza until they were exiled to Lebanon in 1987, where they clove tightly to Hezbollah. In 1989 they moved to Damascus, where they remain a subsidiary of Hezbollah...
commander, were killed by Israeli forces in the northern West Bank on Tuesday morning, according to the Israel Defense Forces and Paleostinian health officials.

The Paleostinian Authority health ministry said two of the men were killed in Tubas, located about halfway between Nablus and Jenin in the West Bank. The third was killed in Far’a, a nearby refugee camp.

The ministry identified the men as Ahmed Jamal Daraghmeh, 26, Muhammad Samih Bayadseh, 32, and Osama Jabr Zalat, 31.

The IDF and Paleostinian media identified Daraghmeh as the commander of a local wing of Islamic Jihad in the area, known as the Tubas Battalion.

According to the IDF, Daraghmeh was previously involved in shooting and bomb attacks against troops operating in the West Bank. It said he was killed by troops of the elite Duvdevan unit during a counter-terrorism raid in the area.

The IDF said the other two men — Bayadseh and Zalat — were also button men and killed by the commandos. The troops also found a command room where local terror operatives would use surveillance cameras to observe army activity, it added.

One soldier was lightly maimed amid the raid, the IDF said.

According to PA official media Wafa, three other men were maimed. One man, named as Muwaffaq Arabi Abu Dawas, was arrested.

The IDF said that 14 wanted Paleostinians were detained in overnight raids across the West Bank, including in Nablus and Hebron.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/28/2024 2024-02-28 03:32 || Comments || Link || [26 views] Top|| File under: Palestinian Islamic Jihad


Israeli Border Police: Palestinian suspect tried to breach West Bank security barrier, is shot dead
[IsraelTimes] Border Police say a Paleostinian suspect who attempted to infiltrate through the West Bank security barrier in East Jerusalem was rubbed out.

The suspect, named by the Paleostinian Authority health ministry as Nizar Hassasna, 34, allegedly tried to breach through the barrier near the village of al-Muntar.

Police say an officer carried out a "suspect arrest procedure," during which he shot up the suspect. Hassasna was declared dead by medical officials a short while later.

Police say the incident will be investigated further.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/28/2024 2024-02-28 02:21 || Comments || Link || [25 views] Top|| File under:


Biden says Israel agrees to stop Gaza attacks for Ramadan as Hamas mulls draft truce proposal; Israel under the impression they’re actually involved in the negotiations UPDATE: Hamas nixes deal
In the context of a mutually agreed upon and honoured formal ceasefire that involves a list of which kidnapped hostages are alive and which are dead, right? Israel is not just going to stop if Hamas won’t, nor continue abiding by the thing when Hamas decides their hudna is over.
[GEO.TV] US President Joe The Big Guy Biden
...46th president of the U.S. I'm not working for you. Don't be such a horse's ass....
said Israel has agreed to halt military activities in Gazoo
...Hellhole adjunct to Israel and Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, inhabited by Gazooks. The place was acquired in the wake of the 1967 War and then presented to Paleostinian control in 2006 by Ariel Sharon, who had entered his dotage. It is currently ruled with an iron fist by Hamas with about the living conditions you'd expect. It periodically attacks the Hated Zionist Entity whenever Iran needs a ruckus created or the hard boyz get bored, getting thumped by the IDF in return. The ruling turbans then wave the bloody shirt and holler loudly about oppression and disproportionate response...
for the Moslem holy month of Ramadan, as Hamas
...a regional Iranian catspaw,...
studied a draft proposal for a truce which includes a pause in fighting and a prisoner-hostage exchange.

The draft proposal, which a senior source close to truce talks in Gay Paree told Rooters would allow hospitals and bakeries in Gaza to be repaired and 500 aid trucks to enter the battered enclave every day, is the most serious attempt in weeks to end the conflict which erupted in October last year.

Ramadan is expected to begin on the evening of March 10th and end on the evening of April 9th.

"Ramadan is coming up, and there’s been an agreement by the Israelis that they would not engage in activities during Ramadan, as well, in order to give us time to get all the hostages out," Biden said during an appearance on NBC's "Late Night with Seth Meyers".

He also warned that Israel risked losing international support due to the high corpse count among Paleostinians, adding that Israel had committed to make it possible for Paleostinians to evacuate from Rafah in Gaza's south before intensifying its campaign there to destroy Hamas.

Biden, whose remarks were recorded on Monday and broadcast on Tuesday, said there was an agreement in principle for a ceasefire between the two sides while hostages were released. He said he hoped to have a ceasefire in the conflict by the following Monday.

"There are too many innocent people that are being killed. And Israel has slowed down the attacks in Rafah," Biden said, adding that a temporary ceasefire would jumpstart a process for Paleostinians to have their own state.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has rejected a two-state solution.

Under the draft proposal, the exchange of Paleostinian prisoners for Israeli hostages would be at a ratio of 10 to one, the senior source said.

The draft also states Hamas would free 40 Israeli hostages including women, children under 19, elderly over 50 and the sick, while Israeli would release around 400 Paleostinian prisoners and will not re-arrest them, the source told Rooters.

Mediators have ramped up efforts to secure a ceasefire in Gaza, in the hope of heading off an Israeli assault on the Gaza city of Rafah where more than a million displaced people are sheltering at the southern edge of the enclave

On October 7, Israel launched a ground assault on Gaza. The Israeli forces mercilessly killed 30,000 Paleostinians.

Explaining the categories, TV report says US plan would see 400 Palestinian prisoners freed for 40 hostages
That Joe Biden administration, is just chock full of bright ideas.
[IsraelTimes] Channel 12 sets out what it says is the American proposal for a key part of a potential new hostage release deal with Hamas
...the braying voice of Islamic Resistance®,...
: the number and nature of the Paleostinian security prisoners who would be released in exchange for hostages held captive in Gazoo
...Hellhole adjunct to Israel and Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, inhabited by Gazooks. The place was acquired in the wake of the 1967 War and then presented to Paleostinian control in 2006 by Ariel Sharon, who had entered his dotage. It is currently ruled with an iron fist by Hamas with about the living conditions you'd expect. It periodically attacks the Hated Zionist Entity whenever Iran needs a ruckus created or the hard boyz get bored, getting thumped by the IDF in return. The ruling turbans then wave the bloody shirt and holler loudly about oppression and disproportionate response...
since October 7.

In all, the report says, the US proposed at the Gay Paree talks on Friday that some 400 Paleostinian terror inmates would be released in exchange for 40 Israeli hostages within the intended six-week truce.

Twenty-one Paleostinian security prisoners would be freed by Israel in exchange for the seven Israeli women who were to have been released on the final day of the previous truce, at the end of November, when Hamas reneged on the terms and the truce collapsed; a three-to-one ratio.

Ninety Paleostinian security prisoners would be released in exchange for five Israeli women soldiers held hostage; an 18-to-one ratio. Fifteen of those prisoners would be major turbans with blood on their hands, including several mass murderers.

Another 90 prisoners would be released in exchange for 15 men aged over 50 among the hostages; a six-to-one ratio.

One hundred and fifty-six prisoners would be released in exchange for 13 Israeli male hostages who are ill or injured; a 12-to-one ratio.

Finally, according to the Channel 12 report, some 40 additional Paleostinian security prisoners who were freed in the 2011 deal for the release of kidnapped soldier Gilad Shalit, but who were since rearrested for further terrorist activities, would also be freed.

The report, which is unsourced, says the US proposal was put on the table in Gay Paree, where the US, Israel, Egypt and Qatar
...an emirate on the east coast of the Arabian Peninsula. It sits on some really productive gas and oil deposits, which produces the highest per capita income in the world. They piss it all away on religion, financing the Moslem Brotherhood and several al-Qaeda affiliates. Home of nutbag holy manYusuf al-Qaradawi...
agreed on a new framework proposal for the potential deal.

It notes that despite US President Joe The Big Guy Biden
...46th president of the U.S. You're a lyin' dog-faced pony soldier...
’s optimistic talk yesterday of a hoped-for deal by March 4, Israel remains pessimistic about an imminent deal coming to fruition.

Israel agreed at Paris hostage talks to freeing 400 Palestinian prisoners — report

[Israel Times] As part of a framework for a hostage deal hashed out during recent talks in Gay Paree, Israel agreed to release some 400 Paleostinian prisoners — among them Death Eaters convicted of "heavy" crimes, according to Qatar
...an emirate on the east coast of the Arabian Peninsula. It sits on some really productive gas and oil deposits, which produces the highest per capita income in the world. They piss it all away on religion, financing the Moslem Brotherhood and several al-Qaeda affiliates. Home of nutbag holy manYusuf al-Qaradawi...
i state-owned broadcaster Al Jazeera.

Citing unidentified sources, the report says Israel also agreed to the gradual return of displaced Paleostinians to northern Gazoo
...Hellhole adjunct to Israel and Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, inhabited by Gazooks. The place was acquired in the wake of the 1967 War and then presented to Paleostinian control in 2006 by Ariel Sharon, who had entered his dotage. It is currently ruled with an iron fist by Hamas with about the living conditions you'd expect. It periodically attacks the Hated Zionist Entity whenever Iran needs a ruckus created or the hard boyz get bored, getting thumped by the IDF in return. The ruling turbans then wave the bloody shirt and holler loudly about oppression and disproportionate response...
, barring those of "military service age," and the entry of further aid and temporary shelters into Gaza, including heavy machinery and equipment.

Additionally, the report says Israel proposed moving its forces out of crowded parts of Gaza and stopping reconnaissance flights for 8 hours a day as part of a six-week truce accompanying the release of Israeli hostages.

Update from the Times of Israel at 9:40 a.m. ET:
Hamas said to deride deal outline as ‘Zionist document’ as Qatar sees ‘race against time’

Qatari mediators said to relay broadly negative response by terror group to 6-week truce framework
Posted by: Fred || 02/28/2024 00:00 || Comments || Link || [139 views] Top|| File under: Hamas

#1  Corn pop told him?
Posted by: Grom the Reflective || 02/28/2024 1:51 Comments || Top||

#2  Biden optimism on hostage deal before Ramadan leaves Israeli officials puzzled
Posted by: Grom the Reflective || 02/28/2024 2:05 Comments || Top||

#3  Perhaps Biden thinks he can raise the dead.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/28/2024 2:16 Comments || Top||

#4  Or, maybe, he trusts in blackmail.
Posted by: Grom the Reflective || 02/28/2024 2:18 Comments || Top||

#5  It'd be great if fliers saying 'happy ramadan!' could be showered on the now homeless fuckers.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 02/28/2024 3:40 Comments || Top||

#6  ^Bombs would be even better.
Posted by: Grom the Reflective || 02/28/2024 4:36 Comments || Top||

#7  Hamas chief Haniyeh calls on Arabs to storm al-Aqsa on Ramadan
Posted by: Skidmark || 02/28/2024 6:01 Comments || Top||

#8  During Ramadan Saudi’s fast during the day and binge eat at night. Does that imply that only night attacks would be acceptable during the truce period?
Posted by: Slenter Panda4300 || 02/28/2024 9:14 Comments || Top||


Israeli bombardment claims 9 more lives in Khan Younis, and more IDF antics in Gaza
[GEO.TV] At least nine more Paleostinians were martyred in Khan Yunis, in the south of the Gazoo
...Hellhole adjunct to Israel and Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, inhabited by Gazooks. The place was acquired in the wake of the 1967 War and then presented to Paleostinian control in 2006 by Ariel Sharon, who had entered his dotage. It is currently ruled with an iron fist by Hamas with about the living conditions you'd expect. It periodically attacks the Hated Zionist Entity whenever Iran needs a ruckus created or the hard boyz get bored, getting thumped by the IDF in return. The ruling turbans then wave the bloody shirt and holler loudly about oppression and disproportionate response...
Strip, as Israel continued unabated bombardment in the besieged enclave.

According to Arab media, nine bodies have been retrieved from under the rubbles of a building destroyed during the attack.

In new IDF footage, Maglan commandos raid a Hamas site in Gaza’s Khan Younis

[IsraelTimes] The IDF releases new footage of the Commando Brigade’s Maglan unit operating in the western Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip.

The IDF says the commandos are raiding Hamas sites in the area and killing dozens of operatives each day, including in close-quarters combat, ambushes with sniper fire, and by calling in airstrikes.

The Maglan unit has also captured Hamas operatives and seized weapons, the IDF says.

In a recent incident, the IDF says that as Maglan troops raided a Hamas site in Khan Younis, they spotted four gunmen running toward them. Three of the operatives were killed by the commandos, while the fourth gunmen surrendered, according to the IDF.

At the site, the troops captured a cache of weapons, including an assault rifle hidden under a bed, rockets, grenades, explosive belts, shoulder-launched missiles, explosive devices and other military equipment, the IDF says.

IDF publishes Hamas bodycam footage, showing group’s methods in Gaza

[IsraelTimes] The IDF reveals footage from the camera of a Hamas gunman, found after a battle in northern Gaza last week during which an Israeli soldier was killed.

Amid operations by the Nahal Brigade’s 932nd Battalion in Gaza City’s Zeitoun neighborhood on February 20, a Hamas cell opened fire at the troops from a building, killing Staff Sgt. Avraham Wovagen.

The battalion directed airstrikes on several Hamas cells in the area, including the gunmen that killed Wovagen.

Later in the day, the battalion raided the building from which the attack was carried out, and in it soldiers located a cache of weapons including anti-tank missiles, sniper rifles and handguns, the IDF says. Also among the items was a camera left behind by the Hamas operatives, which the IDF says “reveals the method of firing anti-tank missiles and the nature of the enemy’s activity in the area.”

The video shows Hamas operatives breaking a hole in a wall to later fire missiles through, and surveilling IDF engineering and other armored vehicles in the area.

IDF says multiple Hamas gunmen killed in fighting throughout Gaza

[IsraelTimes] The IDF says it struck a Hamas command center and a launcher used to carry out a rocket attack from the Gaza Strip on southern Israel yesterday morning, within several hours of the attack.

According to the IDF, several hours after the rocket fire on Kissufim and Re’im, the Israeli Air Force struck several Hamas targets in central Gaza. The sites included an apartment used as a command center to carry out the rocket fire, another apartment from which Hamas gunmen opened fire at troops, and a rocket launcher used in the attack, according to the IDF.

Meanwhile, the IDF says it is continuing a large-scale operation in Gaza City’s Zeitoun neighborhood, during which the 401st Armored Brigade is raiding Hamas sites and killing gunmen, including by calling in airstrikes. The IDF says troops operating in Zeitoun located a weapons depot, a weapons manufacturing plant, rocket launchers, and unspecified “systems” used by Hamas against forces in Gaza.

Amid the operation, the IDF says, the troops also located a tunnel shaft where several Hamas gunmen were hiding. “The troops destroyed the shaft and eliminated the terrorists,” the IDF says.

In central Gaza, the IDF says the Nahal Brigade killed several more Hamas operatives and raided sites used by the terror group, locating weapons. Combat engineers operating with Nahal destroyed dozens of “military” buildings used by Hamas, the IDF adds.

Meanwhile, in southern Gaza’s Khan Younis, the IDF says soldiers of the Paratroopers Brigade and 7th Armored Brigade captured several Hamas operatives who attempted to flee the area along with evacuating civilians. Troops of the two brigades also killed several Hamas gunmen in Khan Younis, the IDF says.

The Givati Brigade, meanwhile, operated in eastern Khan Younis to clear the area of Hamas infrastructure, including in areas close to Israeli border communities, the IDF says.
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Al-Amal Hospital attacked 40 times in one month: WHO chief
[GEO.TV] In what can be called a war crime,
... and will, you betcha...
the Israeli forces attacked al-Amal Hospital in Khan Younis as many as 40 times in one month, the World Health Organisation
...Kind of like the Center for Disease Control only run by the UN, with about the results you'd expectt...
(WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus confirmed.
As Chairman Mao once said, "Da guerrilla is da fish, da people are da sea! So dere!"
Ghebreyesus said that the WHO, UN and Paleostine Red Islamic Thingy (PRCS) transferred 24 patients out of the hospital over the weekend, with the facility reeling under an Israeli siege and constant attacks.

"The WHO, UN and PRCS reached besieged al-Amal hospital in Khan Younis, Gazoo
...Hellhole adjunct to Israel and Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, inhabited by Gazooks. The place was acquired in the wake of the 1967 War and then presented to Paleostinian control in 2006 by Ariel Sharon, who had entered his dotage. It is currently ruled with an iron fist by Hamas with about the living conditions you'd expect. It periodically attacks the Hated Zionist Entity whenever Iran needs a ruckus created or the hard boyz get bored, getting thumped by the IDF in return. The ruling turbans then wave the bloody shirt and holler loudly about oppression and disproportionate response...
, over the weekend and transferred 24 patients, including one pregnant woman, one mother and a newborn."

"The hospital experienced 40 attacks from 22 January to 22 February, which killed at least 25 and left it incapacitated.  31 patients are still in the hospital."
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Police chief blames ‘group not linked to hostage families’ for violence at Tel Aviv protest Saturday
[IsraelTimes] Israel Police chief Kobi Shabtai tells senior officers that a group of protesters not identified with the families of hostages "dragged" police into festivities during a protest Saturday night in Tel Aviv, amid allegations of excessive force.

In a statement issued by police, Shabtai says that a "huge wound" was formed in society after October 7, "and it is our duty to find the balance between maintaining the law and public order and the required compassion in a complicated situation amid the pain the nation has found itself in."

Responding to reports that family members of hostages and of those killed in the Hamas
...a regional Iranian catspaw,...
attack were maimed in festivities with police, Shabtai says that "none of us will allow the mother of a hostage or a bereaved father who came to express their pain to be harmed."

The police chief blames the violence on "a group that does not belong to the families of the hostages," and said it was "dragging us into photos we did not want to see."

Shabtai says officers patrolling protests "must not look at the crowd, but at the person standing in front of us."

The tumultuous protest saw police deploying water cannons against crowds for the first time since the shock October 7 Hamas assault.
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#1  Soros scum & leftard garbage.
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#2  George Soros, though ethnically Jewish, is the Jew-hating son of an ethnically Jewish Jew-hater. One wonders if his son is carrying in the tradition.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/28/2024 2:24 Comments || Top||

#3  /\ Thacthers, a family tradition.
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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Hezbollah fires dozens of rockets at north in fresh barrages Tuesday after Baalbek strike
[IsraelTimes] No injuries or damage reported by Israel as terror group says sensitive air control base targeted in response to rare Israeli strikes in northeast Lebanon a day earlier

Dozens of rockets were fired at a Galilee military site Tuesday morning, sparking IDF reprisal Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
s across southern Leb
...an Iranian satrapy currently ruled by Hassan Nasrallah situated on the eastern Mediterranean, conveniently adjacent to Israel. Formerly inhabited by hardy Phoenecian traders, its official language is now Arabic, with the usual unpleasant side effects. The Leb civil war, between 1975 and 1990, lasted a little over 145 years and produced 120,000 fatalities. The average length of a ceasefire was measured in seconds. The Lebs maintain a precarious sectarian balance among Shiites, Sunnis, and about a dozen flavors of Christians, plus Armenians, Georgians, and who knows what else? It is the home of the original Hezbollah, which periodically starts a war with the Zionist Entity, gets Beirut pounded to rubble, and then declares victory and has a parade. The Lebs have the curious habit of periodically murdering their heads of state or prime ministers...
. Hours later another large barrage targeted the Western Galilee as Hezbollah continued to fire volleys in response to strikes deep inside Lebanon a day earlier.

The latest exchanges between Israel and the Iran-backed terror group marked a significant escalation of violence in the already restive northern border region, uncorking fresh war fears after months of steadily rising tensions that have largely been kept in check.

The Israel Defense Forces said some 35 rockets were fired in the morning attack, triggering sirens in the communities of Zivon, Sassa, Safsufa, and Dovev, areas close to Mount Meron.

The IDF said there had been no damage to a sensitive air traffic control base atop the mountain, which is located some eight kilometers (5 miles) from the Lebanon border.

Footage circulated on social media appeared to show several of the rockets being intercepted by the Iron Dome air defense system, while others appeared to strike the mountainside.

Hezbollah grabbed credit for the barrage, saying it targeted the Mount Meron base in response to Israeli airstrikes on Monday near northeast Lebanon’s Baalbek — the deepest confirmed attacks in years — that killed two members of the terror group.

The Mount Meron air traffic control base has been targeted by Hezbollah several times amid the ongoing war, with slight damage caused in one of the attacks.

There were no reports of injuries in Tuesday’s attack.

The IDF later said it carried out airstrikes against Hezbollah sites in southern Lebanon in response to the rocket barrage, including a Hezbollah compound and other infrastructure belonging to the terror group in Jibchit, Mansouri, and other villages in south Lebanon.

Troops also shelled an area near Yaroun with artillery to "remove a threat."

Lebanese media reported the Israeli strikes hit the village of Baisariyeh, some 30 kilometers from the Israeli border.

Footage posted to social media showed smoke rising from the targeted sites.

Hours later, another 20 rockets were fired by Hezbollah from Lebanon at the Western Galilee, setting off sirens in numerous communities.

The Iron Dome air defense system intercepted some projectiles, while others hit open areas. There were no reports of injuries.

Hezbollah had previously responded to the Israeli strike in Baalbek with a barrage of 60 Katyusha rockets at the Golan Heights on Monday afternoon. There were no reports of damage or injuries in the attack.
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