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Africa Horn
Iranian foreign ministry spokesman described the killing and wounding of hundreds of innocent people in an attack on the village of ''Wad Al-Nura'' in Sudan as shocking
[PUBLISH.TWITTER] The poor darling is much too sensitive to be a foreign ministry mouthpiece for a would-be regional hegemon. Perhaps he should switch his efforts to flower arranging and painting watercolours.
Posted by: Fred || 06/16/2024 00:00 || Comments || Link || [11 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Sudan


Explosion Claims Lives of Somali Army Commander and Soldiers in Southwest state
[SHABELLEMEDIA] A tragic incident unfolded in the border regions of Bay and Bakool in southern Somalia, as a devastating explosion claimed the lives of the commander of the 8th battalion of the 60th CXDS division and several other soldiers.

The explosion took place while the officers and soldiers were responding to a call for support from government forces engaged in operations in the area. The incident occurred near the border between the two regions, highlighting the ongoing security challenges faced by Somali forces in this volatile area.

Local sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the situation, revealed that the blast was believed to have been caused by a mine planted by holy warriors. This tactic has been frequently used by groups opposing government forces in the region, aiming to disrupt military operations and spread fear among the local population.

The South West administration has yet to issue an official statement regarding the incident, leaving many questions unanswered about the circumstances surrounding the earth-shattering kaboom and the steps being taken to address the security situation in the area.

This incident comes amidst ongoing efforts by the Somali government to strengthen security in the country and combat the presence of holy warrior groups. The loss of a high-ranking military officer and other soldiers is a significant blow to the Somali National Army and underscores the challenges faced in maintaining stability and security in the region.

As the investigation into the earth-shattering kaboom continues, the incident serves as a stark reminder of the persistent threat posed by holy warrior groups and the ongoing need for vigilance and cooperation in the fight against terrorism in Somalia.
Posted by: Fred || 06/16/2024 00:00 || Comments || Link || [8 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


RSF downplays loss of key commander, vows to continue fighting in Sudan
Follow up to yesterday’s report of his death.
[SUDANTRIBUNE] The Sudan
...a Moslem country located in the Horn of Africa. It is noted for its affinity for rule by ex- or current generals, its holy men, and for the oppression of the native Afro population by its Arab conquerors. South Sudan, populated mostly by the natives, split off from Sudan proper, which left North and South Darfur to be oppressed by the guys with turbans...
ese army announced Friday the death of Ali Yaqoub,
… more fully Ali Yagoub Gibril
the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) Operations Commander in North Darfur, during an attack on El Fasher. The RSF downplayed the loss, asserting that his death would not affect their morale or determination to fight.

Joint forces in the Darfur region published photos and videos of Yaqoub’s body, which the Sudanese army later transported to their headquarters. Also, El Fasher residents celebrated the death of the RSF figure.

Yaqoub, who commanded the Central Darfur sector, was a close associate of RSF leader Mohammed Hamdan Dagalo. He led numerous military operations throughout Darfur, particularly in the absence of the RSF’s second-in-command, Abdel Rahim Daglo.

The high-ranking RSF commander’s death occurred less than 24 hours after the UN Security Council resolution demanding that the RSF end its siege on El Fasher, cease fighting, and de-escalate tensions in the city and surrounding areas.

Sudanese Armed Forces front man Nabil Abdallah, in a statement received by Sudan Tribune, said, "The army and joint forces thwarted an attack by the RSF this morning, inflicting heavy losses, including hundreds of dead and maimed, among them their criminal commander Ali Yaqoub."

Abdallah emphasized that the attack on El Fasher directly challenged the recent UN Security Council call for a cessation of hostilities and the lifting of the siege on the historic capital of Darfur.

A field commander within the Joint Force of Darfur gangs informed Sudan Tribune that their troops eliminated Yaqoub and his lover companions as they attempted to infiltrate El Fasher from the south with a large force comprising vehicles, cycle of violences, and infantry.

He stated that their forces engaged in a fierce battle with the attacking force near the livestock market, one of the largest markets in El Fasher, and neutralized the entire group.

The commander further revealed that Yaqoub had addressed his forces the day before, declaring their intention to pray Friday prayers at the Khatim al-Anbiya Mosque in the North Darfur capital and overrun joint forces’ positions at the livestock market and its surroundings.

Posted by: Fred || 06/16/2024 00:00 || Comments || Link || [8 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Sudan


Europe
Iran’s top human rights official has hailed an attack by French police on the Mujahedin Khalq Organization (MKO) headquarters in Paris
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]

Posted by: Fred || 06/16/2024 00:00 || Comments || Link || [9 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran


Fifth Column
Cal State LA chief: Anti-Israel protesters unwelcome on campus after building takeover
Follow up to this story from Friday.
[IsraelTimes] Spokesperson for university says demonstrators caused ‘significant damage’ when they occupied and trashed building while president was inside, though no arrests carried out

The president of Caliphornia, an impregnable bastion of the Democratic Party, State University, Los Angeles, said demonstrators protesting against Israel over the war with Hamas
..one of the armed feet of the Moslem Brüderbund millipede,...
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...
are no longer welcome on campus after some of them occupied and trashed a building while she was inside.

The takeover ended early Thursday without arrests, a school spokesperson said.

Protesters barricaded the multistory Student Services Building at 4 p.m. Wednesday with university President Berenecea Johnson Eanes and dozens of other employees inside, said spokesperson Erik Frost Hollins.

Most of the 58 employees got out by 6 p.m. except for a group of administrators who remained until after midnight to manage the situation. The group included Eanes, but Frost Hollins would not say whether the president interacted with the protesters.

"That falls under tactics that we are not discussing at this point," the spokesperson said.

Most of the protesters left the building around 1:15 a.m. Thursday and returned to an encampment on the campus. A few remaining protesters left when university police ordered them out, Frost Hollins said.

Pro-Paleostinian demonstrations and encampments against Israel have roiled campuses across the US since the war in Gaza was started by Hamas’s October 7 attack, in which thousands of forces of Evil stormed southern Israel to kill nearly 1,200 people and take over 251 hostages. Israel’s retaliatory offensive has affected a humanitarian catastrophe in the Strip where over a million Paleostinians have been displaced and the Hamas-run Gaza health ministry says over 37,000 have been killed, an unverifiable figure that doesn’t differentiate between civilians and combatants.

Anti-Israel protesters in US universities have called on their institutions to boycott Israel. Some campus administrations have responded to unruliness — which has included instances of violence, vandalism and antisemitic harassment — by summoning law enforcement, leading to the arrest of over 3,000 students nationwide, according to the New York Times

...which still proudly displays Walter Duranty's Pulitzer prize...

In a statement Thursday afternoon to the school community, CSULA President Eanes said she has engaged with protesters who have occupied the campus encampment for some 40 days.

"So long as the encampment remained non-violent mostly peaceful, I was committed that the university would continue to talk," the president wrote. But in the wake of the destruction and theft that occurred Wednesday, a line was crossed and "those in the encampment must leave."

"I am saddened, and I am angry," Eanes said. "Campus community: Know that we will recover from this, but also know that I am committed to doing everything we can to ensure this will never be allowed to repeat. I cannot and would not protect anyone who is directly identified as having participated in last night’s illegal activities from being held accountable."

There were no arrests and no injuries were reported, but "assaults" were reported by three employees and one student, according to Eanes. Officials said those were a law enforcement matter.

The university, meanwhile, announced that all main campus classes and operations would be remote until further notice.

Images from the scene showed furniture blocking doorways from the inside, while the plaza out front was barricaded with a picnic table, umbrellas, a vending machine, and at least two overturned campus vehicles, one with a shattered windshield.

The interior and exterior of the building were graffitied with expletives about Zionism, calls to "end the genocide in Gaza," and disparaging remarks about the university president.

"We don’t have an exact appraisal on it but there was damage to the exterior, the interior, equipment, materials, structure — it was significant damage," Frost Hollins said.

The CSULA Gaza Solidarity Encampment, a group that has camped near the campus gym for about 40 days, sent an email indicating that members were staging a sit-in in the building, Hollins said.
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Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Eight troops killed in Rafah explosion, in deadliest incident for IDF in 6 months
[IsraelTimes] Initial probe finds armored combat engineering vehicle attacked after night of fighting; soldier wounded earlier in the week succumbs to wounds, raising ground op toll to 309

Eight Israeli soldiers were killed in a blast in southern 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’s Rafah on Saturday morning, the military announced, in what marked the deadliest incident for the Israel Defense Forces in the enclave since January.

Six of the soldiers were named as of Sunday morning:

  • Cpt. Wassem Mahmoud, 23, from Beit Jann.

  • Sgt. Eliyahu Moshe Zimbalist, 21, from Beit Shemesh

  • Sgt. Itay Amar, 19, from Kochav Yair

  • Sgt. Stanislav Kostarev, 21, from Ashdod

  • Sgt. Or Blumovitz, 20, from Pardes Hanna-Karkur

  • Sgt. Oz Yeshaya Gruber, 20, from Tal Menashe

The troops all served in the Combat Engineering Corps’ 601st Battalion. Mahmoud was a deputy company commander.

The families of the other two slain soldiers were notified, and their names were due to be released later, the military said.

According to an initial IDF probe, the troops were all killed inside a Namer armored combat engineering vehicle (CEV). There were no survivors.

The soldiers had been driving in a convoy at around 5 a.m. on Saturday following an overnight offensive against Hamas
..the well-beloved offspring of the Moslem Brotherhood,...
in the northwestern areas of Rafah’s Tel Sultan neighborhood, during which troops under the 401st Armored Brigade killed some 50 button men, according to the IDF.

The convoy was heading to buildings captured by the army, for the troops to rest following the overnight operation.

The Namer CEV was the fifth or sixth vehicle in the convoy, and at some point, it was hit by a major explosion.

It was not immediately clear if it was a bomb planted ahead of time or if Hamas operatives had approached the vehicle with an bomb and directly placed it on the CEV, the probe found.

Later Saturday, IDF Spokesman Rear Adm. Daniel Hagari said the military was also investigating the possibility that the CEV was hit by an anti-tank missile.

The military was also investigating the possibility that explosives stored on the outside of the CEV contributed to the massive blast. Normally, the mines and other explosives stored on the outside of a CEV would not manage to cause injuries to troops inside if they detonated.

There was no gunfire amid the incident, and the vehicle was not at a standstill when the blast occurred, the probe found. The disabled CEV was later towed to a safe location in the Strip.

"Following this difficult incident, a team of experts of the Defense Ministry and IDF will examine the armored vehicle and all the details of the incident, until we reach findings," Hagari said in a presser.

Separately on Saturday, an IDF soldier seriously maimed earlier in the week in Rafah succumbed to his wounds, the military announced.

He was named as Sgt. Yair Roitman, 19, of the Givati Brigade’s reconnaissance unit, from Karnei Shomron.

Roitman was maimed in a blast in a booby-trapped building on June 10, in an incident that killed four other soldiers and maimed six others, including four seriously.

The incidents brought the toll of slain troops in the ground offensive against Hamas and amid operations along the Gaza border to 309. The toll includes a police officer killed in a hostage rescue mission. A civilian Defense Ministry contractor has also been killed in the Strip.

The deadliest incident for the IDF in Gaza occurred in January, during which 21 soldiers were killed in a blast following Hamas RPG fire that collapsed two buildings.

Elsewhere in Rafah, the IDF said Saturday that troops of the Commando Brigade raided sites belonging to terror groups, killed several button men and located weapons above and below ground.

Additionally, the military said a rocket was launched from the Gaza Strip, striking an open field in the Eshkol Regional Council, and causing no injuries.

Hamas and 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...
claimed to have launched a barrage of rockets at a military base near the community of Sufa. Sirens had sounded in Sufa and the adjacent towns of Sdei Avraham, Holit, Pri Gan, and Talmei Yosef.

On Friday night, Hamas snuffies launched five rockets at southern Israel. According to the military, the barrage was launched from the Israeli-designated "humanitarian zone" in the Strip. Two of the rockets crossed the border, impacting open areas near Kibbutz Kissufim. The other three fell short in the Strip, the IDF said. Hamas claimed to have targeted a military base in the area.

In a statement, the IDF said Hamas’s use of the humanitarian zone to launch rockets at Israel is "a further example of the cynical exploitation of humanitarian infrastructure and the civilian population as human shields by terror organizations in the Gaza Strip for their terrorist attacks."

Also Friday night, two rockets more were launched from the Gaza Strip toward the Sderot area, setting off sirens in the Nir Am shooting range. According to the IDF, both rockets struck open areas, causing no injuries or damage. The Islamic Jihad grabbed credit for the attack.
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At [anti-Bibi] protests, coalition implored to reach hostage deal, bashed for not tackling Hezbollah
[IsraelTimes] 12 arrested in Tel Aviv as tens of thousands rally to urge a deal with Hamas, demand elections, decry Haredi draft exemptions, and fume at attacks on the north

Police arrested 12 demonstrators in Tel Aviv on Saturday night at the tail end of hours of protests in support of a hostage deal and against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his coalition’s policies. Tens of thousands demonstrated in Tel Aviv, and numerous protests were held around the country, with some speakers declaring that complete victory over Hamas
..always the voice of sweet reason...
is impossible and therefore the war should be ended to secure the hostages’ release.
Idiots at best, bought and paid for traitors profiting from their Bibi-hate at worst.
The weekly protests took place against the backdrop of deadlocked negotiations on a hostage-ceasefire deal with Hamas, hours after eight IDF troops were killed fighting in southern 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...
’s Rafah, and amid government moves toward passing a bill that aims to maintain the broad exemption of Haredi men from military service. Some protesters on Tel Aviv’s Kaplan Street also burned tents to highlight what they saw as government inaction in the face of relentless Hezbollah attacks on northern Israel, while a representative of the hostage families — at a rally held by the Hostages and Missing Families Forum a few blocks away — asserted that Israel will never be able to fully win the war against Hamas.

The protesters on Kaplan Street skirmished with police soon after setting the fires, and there were also skirmishes when demonstrators sought to block the city’s main Ayalon Highway. Police said they arrested 12 people for alleged violations of public order, including blocking roads and demonstrating beyond the permitted time period.

Police were filmed arresting a photographer for the Haaretz daily, Itay Ron, despite passersby telling the officers that he is a journalist. According to Hebrew media reports, he was released an hour later.
Why should journalists be above the law when they misbehave?
Labor MKs Gilad Kariv and Na’ama Lazimi were present at the scene of one arrest, where they were met with jeers from right-wing demonstrators.

National Unity MK Benny Gantz also attended a demonstration, his first since withdrawing his National Unity party from the government last Sunday, at Sha’ar Hanegev near Gaza, calling for the return of the hostages.

Opposition Leader Yair Lapid addressed the anti-government demonstrators on Kaplan, deriding the recent Knesset decision to revive a bill that, if passed, would lower the age of exemption from mandatory service for yeshiva students from 26 to 21.

RESCUED HOSTAGE PLEADS: ’MAKE A DEAL’
In Hostages Square, a few blocks away from the Kaplan protest, the Hostages and Missing Families Forum took an unusually critical position towards the Israel-Hamas war, as one of the spokespeople emceeing its weekly rally told the crowd that Israel will never achieve Netanyahu’s promised total victory against Hamas.

"We all know the heavy losses that the Americans had in Vietnam and even the Germans did not snuff out the partisans," Rami Beja told the thousands who gathered in Hostages Square. "Hamas are like cockroaches: spray pesticides on them and they will keep returning. We need to strike them, but don’t tell me we can win. You can’t win here entirely."

In a recorded message, rescue hostage Andrey Kozlov said he and the other three hostages rescued by Israeli troops from Hamas on June 8 saw images from weekly rallies for their return while in captivity.

"Nearly every Saturday night they showed us rallies from Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. I didn’t count how many people were there but we saw many," Kozlov said. "I remember how Almog [Meir Jan] saw his picture for the first time [on a poster at the rally] and it was like a breath of fresh air for him. You put in so much effort and time into getting us back home and it gave me hope. You are heroes."

He called on the government to "make a deal" with Hamas, which is demanding a permanent ceasefire, among other demands, as a prerequisite for returning the 120 hostages still held in Gaza, many of whom are not alive.

Earlier on Saturday evening, a number of hostage families demanding an end to the war as part of a hostage deal addressed the media at their routine spot near the Begin Gate of the IDF’s Kirya Headquarters, voicing similar sentiments.

By contrast on Saturday evening, Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich called for a continuation of the fighting in Gaza after the eight soldiers were killed in Rafah, stating that "we are in a war for our existence."

JOINT PROTESTS IN JERUSALEM
In Jerusalem, in light of the late ending of the Sabbath, the Jerusalem branch of the Hostages and Missing Families Forum split the stage with the anti-government protest group "Safeguarding our Shared Home," resulting in one large, unified protest in Gay Paree Square, calling for both a hostage deal and the toppling of Netanyahu’s government.

Tom Barkai, an organizer with the Jerusalem Hostages and Missing Families Forum, accused Netanyahu of torpedoing a prospective hostage deal.

The protest dispersed peacefully in Jerusalem.
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Islamic Jihad says only way to free Israel hostages is Gaza withdrawal, prisoner deal
No.
[GEO.TV] The armed wing of Palestinian Islamic Jihad said on Saturday the only way to return Israeli hostages is through Israel's withdrawal from Gaza, ending its attacks and reaching a deal for exchanging Israeli hostages for Palestinian prisoners.

‘No one has any idea’ how many hostages are still alive, Hamas official says

[IsraelTimes] Hamas politburo member in Beirut Osama Hamdan denies rescued hostages were subjected to abuse in Gaza; claims WSJ report that Sinwar praised Gazan civilian deaths is ‘fake message’

“No one has any idea" how many of the 116 remaining hostages 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...
who were kidnapped from Israel on October 7 are still alive, senior Hamas
..always the voice of sweet reason...
official Osama Hamdan told CNN
...formerly the Cable News Network, now who know what it might stand for...
on Thursday.

"I don’t have any idea about that. No one has any idea about this," he said, while denying that the four hostages rescued by Israeli forces last weekend had been abused during their more than eight months in the terror group’s captivity.

"I believe if they have mental problems, this is because of what Israel has done in Gaza," Hamdan told CNN in Beirut, upon being pressed on the testimony of a doctor who treated the rescued Israelis and said they were beaten "almost every day" and suffered from malnutrition.

The status of the remaining hostages is a key topic in negotiations for a potential deal between Israel and the terror group, which triggered the war on October 7, when thousands of faceless myrmidons poured into southern Israel from Gaza, killing 1,200 people, mostly civilians, and taking 251 hostages.

Hamas has refused to provide a list of the hostages still living, and has only sporadically provided signs of life for some captives, mainly in the service of propaganda.

As part of a potential deal, Israeli negotiators have demanded that living hostages be released before dead bodies, while Hamas negotiators have sought deals that would allow them to release an indeterminate number of bodies in place of living captives.
Posted by: Fred || 06/16/2024 00:00 || Comments || Link || [9 views] Top|| File under: Palestinian Islamic Jihad


Hezbollah keeps up pressure on Israel days after commander's death
[GEO.TV] Hezbollah on Saturday kept up retaliatory attacks on military positions in northern Israel, and one person was killed in 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...
, days after an Israeli strike hit a senior commander from the Iran-backed group.

Senior Hezbollah commander Taleb Abdallah was killed in an Israeli strike in the village of Jouaiyya on Tuesday, alongside three comrades, a source close to the group had told AFP.

Hezbollah said Saturday that it targeted the Meron base in northern Israel with "guided missiles", and sent "attack drones" towards another Israeli base "as part of the response to the attack and liquidation carried out by the enemy in Jouaiyya".
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Israeli military attacks several areas surrounding Gaza City
[GEO.TV] Artillery strikes have been launched on several areas southwest of Gaza City, as per the Palestinian news agency Wafa.

Israeli naval vessels bombarded the Tel al-Hawa and Sheikh Ajlin neighborhoods, while Israeli military vehicles also opened heavy gunfire in the areas, Wafa said, reported Al Jazeera.
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Brush and Forest Fires are Burning tonight on both Sides of the Border in Northern Israel
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
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Israel Defense Force has released the Identity of one of the Soldiers that was Killed in this morning’s Explosion near the City of Rafah
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 06/16/2024 00:00 || Comments || Link || [8 views] Top|| File under: Hamas


“David’s Sling” Medium-Range Surface-to-Air Missile Interceptor Downs “Unknown Aerial Projectile” coming from the Northeast
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]

… Airspace. At the same time, the Islamic Resistance in Iraq claimed to have launched an Advanced Version of the Iranian “Al-Arqab” Long-Range Cruise Missile at the City of Haifa in Northwestern Israel.
That sounds like it didn’t get anywhere near Haifa, or even Israel.

Posted by: Fred || 06/16/2024 00:00 || Comments || Link || [8 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies


Airstrikes right now in and around the City of Deir al-Balah in the Central Gaza Strip
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 06/16/2024 00:00 || Comments || Link || [8 views] Top|| File under: Hamas


Floating Pier off the Coast of Central Gaza will be Partially-Dismantled and Towed to the Port of Ashdod
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]

…in Southern Israel due to Rough Seas, which have been Forecasted for the Weekend. They further state that the Pier will be Reinstalled once Weather is Permitting.
The Times of Israel:
UN, aid agencies say transfer of goods from pier to Gazans remains suspended due to perception Israeli military used area during last week’s hostage rescue.

The official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said that the pier would likely be moved to the Israeli port of Ashdod until sea conditions improve.Aid began arriving via the pier on May 17, and the United Nations
...aka the Oyster Bay Chowder and Marching Society...
said it transported 137 trucks of aid to warehouses, some 900 metric tons, before the US announced on May 28 that it had suspended operations so repairs could be made.

The UN said on Friday it had still not resumed transportation of aid from the pier to UN World Food Program warehouses.

"Our security colleagues are still working to ensure that secure conditions for humanitarian work can be re-established," said deputy UN spokesperson Farhan Haq.

UN officials also said they were reassessing the use of the pier, claiming that Israeli military activity nearby had jeopardized the perceived neutrality of the aid route.

Rushing out a mortally maimed Israeli commando after last week’s hostage rescue raid, Israeli rescuers opted against returning the way they came, across a land border, Israel Defense Forces Spokesperson Rear Adm. Daniel Hagari told news hounds. Instead, they sped toward the beach and the site of the US aid hub on 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...
’s coast, he said. An Israeli helicopter touched down near the US-built pier and helped whisk away hostages and the commando, according to the US and Israeli militaries.

Israel and the US deny that any aspect of the month-old US pier was used in the Israeli raid. They say an area near it was used to fly home the hostages.

However,
Caliphornia hasn't yet slid into the ocean, no matter how hard it's tried...
the UN World Food Program, which works with the US to transfer aid from the pier to warehouses and local aid teams for distribution within Gaza, suspended cooperation as it conducts a security review. Aid has been piling up on the beach since.

The UN has to look at the facts as well as what the Paleostinian public and gangs believe about any US, pier or aid worker involvement in the raid, Haq said.

"Humanitarian aid must not be used and must not be perceived as taking any side in a conflict," Haq said. "The safety of our humanitarian workers depends on all sides and the communities on the ground trusting their impartiality."

Rumors have swirled on social media, deepening the danger to aid workers, humanitarian groups say.

"Whether or not we’ve seen the pier used for military purposes is almost irrelevant. Because the perception of people in Gaza, civilians and gangs, is that humanitarian aid has been instrumentalized" by parties in the conflict, said Suze van Meegen, head of operations in Gaza for the Norwegian Refugee Council.

Oxfam International and some other aid organizations said they are waiting for answers from the US government because it’s responsible for the agreements with the UN and other humanitarian groups on how the pier and aid deliveries function.

Questions include whether the Israeli helicopters and security forces used what the US had promised aid groups would be a no-go area for the Israeli military around the pier, said Scott Paul, an associate director at Oxfam.



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Who's in the News
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Tue 2024-06-11
  UNSC passes resolution for immediate ceasefire in Gaza
Mon 2024-06-10
  In India, a bus carrying pilgrims fell into a gorge after being attacked by militants
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  Yemen’s Houthis claimed to target two vessels in the Red Sea
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  IDF rescues four hostages in stunning operation in central Gaza
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  Sudan: RSF kills at least 100 in attack on village
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  Hamas says 'will agree to deal with permanent ceasefire, Israeli withdrawal'
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  Fire rains down from the sky as Israel launches missile attack on Gaza
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  Biden says Israel has agreed to 'enduring' Gaza ceasefire proposal


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