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From the lee of a tropical islet...
"Oh, Captain! Perhaps that's our pilot."
"I'll be in my cabin!"
[him primpin' and dabbin']
A mighty kaboom
Sends them off to their doom.
"Ma'am, I thought I smelled... attar of violet."
[FoxNews] The U.S.-Mexico border has been closed since March 2020 because of the pandemic and it’s not known when it will reopen. However, it’s forcing cartels to change their drug trafficking tactics as they’re now recruiting American’s to do the job.
Texas Border Patrol agents busted yet another human smuggling operation, this time involving 33 illegal immigrants packed inside a 100-degree U-Haul van with zero ventilation.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents made the discovery over the weekend outside a McDonald's restaurant in the west Texas town of Van Horn.
The immigrants inside the U-Haul truck were suffering from heat-related maladies and around a dozen needed medical treatment, but none died, according to a local station.
"Had our heroic agents not been able to free these trapped undocumented migrants, we could have seen 33 miserable deaths in this event," Border Patrol's Big Bend Sector Chief Sean McGoffin told KVIA. "Smugglers do not care what type of misery they put people through as they take their money."
No additional details were provided. Fox News has reached out to Border Patrol’s Big Bend Sector seeking comment.
The discovery came less than a week after agents intercepted another U-Haul truck carrying 27 illegal immigrants.
Like those found in Van Horn, the temperature inside the truck was blistering hot, 106 degrees. None of the immigrants were wearing personal protective equipment.
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06/18/2021 00:00 ||
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These extreme temperatures may have resulted in damage to internal organs and tissues. Suitability for future Planned Parenthood harvesting and marketing cannot be guaranteed. These people must be tagged and returned to Mexico immediately.
You want the cops gone? Deal. Portland’s entire Rapid Response Team, cops who volunteer for riot control duty, voted unanimously to resign on Wednesday, effectively leaving the city in the hands of antifa. The riot cops’ decision follows the criminal indictment of one of their own for assault, stemming from a riot in August 2020, a police source told The Post Millennial.
On the night of August 18, 2020, antifa skirts threw a Molotov cocktail firebomb into the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Department Headquarters as the Rapid Response Team struggled to contain the riot. Rapid Response Officer Budworth hit a rioter from behind with a baton, as seen in a video with no context whatsoever.
In a statement released after the indictment, District Attorney Mike Schmidt said, "In this case, we allege that no legal justification existed for Officer Budworth’s deployment of force, and that the deployment of force was legally excessive under the circumstances."
"Now that the riot team is no more, we have no clue what’s going to happen. We don’t have enough patrol officers to be pulled from the road to handle huge crowds," a Portland police officer told The Post Millennial. "We are only backups with no gear like the riot team has."
"So, what typically happens, is the riot team gets called out to be prepared for a huge protest. Then patrol officers from all three precincts are on standby which gets activated when the protest starts. This means all patrol calls go to ’priority calls only,’ basically only active assaults, shootings, and person crimes only get responded to. All other calls hold indefinitely until the protest is over or the next day," sources told The Post Millennial.
The Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office charged Rapid Response Team Officer Corey Budworth with one misdemeanor count of fourth-degree assault on Tuesday. This comes after DA Mike Schmidt has been heavily criticized for his ultra-liberal approach to prosecuting hockey pad-clad rioters in the past year.
Burn it all down guys.
Apparently that is what the voters of Portland want.
[DW] Mark and Patricia McCloskey will give up the guns they used to threaten Black Lives Matter protesters in St. Louis but will not go to jail after pleading guilty to misdemeanor charges.
A gun-toting couple who went viral after pointing guns at Black Lives Matter protesters last year pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges on Thursday.
Patricia McCloskey agreed to a charge of harassment and a $2,000 (€1,680) fine, while her husband, Mark, was fined $750 for fourth-degree assault. The weapons the couple used — a military-style rifle for the husband and a handgun for the wife — are also be forfeited and destroyed.
I seem to recall that the guns had been disabled so they would be safe to bring out in the courtroom for a trial. If so, losing them would not be a major loss.
Neither will face jail time.
However, a good lie finds more believers than a bad truth... the wealthy couple can still legally own firearms and, as professional lawyers, can still practice law.
A weak slap on the wrist.
Mark McCloskey described the outcome as a "good day" for him and his wife. He also agreed with the prosecutor that he had placed other people "in imminent risk of physical injury."
With non-working guns? I s’pose they could have been used as clubs, or thrown at the crowd in extremis...
"I sure as heck did, that's what the guns were there for. And I'd do it again anytime a mob approaches me ... because that's what's kept them from destroying my house and my family," he said from the courthouse steps.
WHAT HAPPENED AT THE BLM MARCH LAST JUNE?
The couple pulled out their guns and confronted Black Lives Matter marchers when they approached their mansion in St. Louis. At the time, the protesters were walking over private property owned by a trust, which is funded by residents of the area. There was no evidence that any of the protesters threatened the couple.
Prosecutor Richard Callahan has said the marchers simply made a "wrong turn."
His boss, St. Louis circuit attorney Kim Gardner, is one of the Soros district attorney investments.
"There was no evidence that any of them had a weapon and no one I interviewed realized they had ventured onto a private enclave," he said.
The couple was previously indicted on felony charges of unlawful use of a weapon and evidence tampering, for allegedly altering the pistol Patricia McCloskey was holding.
Callahan later amended the charges to misdemeanors and dropped the tampering count. He said the misdemeanor plea was reasonable adding that the McCloskeys called the police, no shots were fired and no one was hurt.
"But I think that their conduct was a little unreasonable in the end,'' he said. "I don't think people should view this case as some type of betrayal or assault on the Second Amendment. We still have the Second Amendment rights. It's just that the Second Amendment does not permit unreasonable conduct.''
HOW DOES THE CONFRONTATION PLAY INTO US POLITICS ON THE LAM?
The incident went viral online, with both sympathizers of then-President Donald Trump ...His ancestors didn't own any slaves... and the supporters of Black Lives Matter discussing the couple's actions. Many view them as heroes. Missouri's Republican Governor Mike Parson pledged to pardon the couple if they were convicted.
In May this year, Mark McCloskey announced he was running for US Senate.
In a campaign video, McCloskey claimed that an "angry mob came to destroy my house and kill my family" but he took "a stand against them."
If a Mob or Radical Group known to be DESTRUCTIVE, Physically Abusive, Destructive to private Property, Looters and Arsonists came on the property in a aggressive manner. Then failed to heed verbal warnings to cease trespassing and continued towards owner, owners house or the owners family. 1 Warning shot into the ground. Then whatever steps needed to protect family, property and themselves.
Google "Can you shoot a trespasser in Missouri?"
It appears that, in Missouri, you can legally shoot and kill a trespasser if they are on private property, whether or not they are threatening you or committing a crime at the time. Jul 9, 2020" So Missouri Laws appears to be on the owners side also.
Posted by: Just Saying It ||
06/18/2021 9:40 Comments ||
Justice has gone totally amok in this country. McCloskey's should have been applauded for showing restraint in a bad situation and defending themselves and their property. And what of BLM that night? What about Soros-inserted Kim Gardner and her legal shenanigans? Did any on them have to stand before lady justice? What-a-crock. Heading towards a banana republic rapidly. Maybe, we are already there.
The way I heard it the guns were disabled when the incident occurred and the prosecutor 'repaired' them for the trial.
In other words the prosecutor tampered with the evidence.
And didn't the BLM 'mostly peaceful' protesters break down the gate? That's a hellva "wrong turn".
[ToloNews] Residents and members of the provincial council in Paktia, a province in eastern Afghanistan, on Wednesday reported that the Taliban ...Arabic for students... has blocked a number of key highways connecting the center of the province to some districts including Zurmat and Zazai Aryoub.
The public is not able to travel to their home areas and supply routes for security forces have been cut off, residents said.
Security forces in Paktia said operations will soon be launched to reopen the routes.
"The ordinary people are facing lots of problems in their movements, they cannot go to the bazaar or consult a hospital," said Samiullah Afghan, a resident of Zurmat district in Paktia. "There are patients in people’s homes, the people in Zurmat want the government to take swift action and reopen the routes," he said.
"If Zurmat district falls it will have a major impact on the security in both provinces, either Paktia or Paktika ...which coincidentally borders South Wazoo... ," said a resident.
Local officials said that if the present situation continues, security will worsen in neighboring provinces including Ghazni and Paktika.
"Road closures have a significant impact, including social and economic consequences, and also a political impact," said Jannat Khan Samkanai, the secretary of Paktia's provincial council.
"We call on the government to reopen the way as soon as possible and to ensure the delivery of services to the people," said Mohammadu-rahman Qaderi, a member of the Paktia provincial council.
"We have launched a joint clearance operation between the national army, NDS and national police. The operations will cover both sides of the highway around Gardiz and Zurmat. God willing, the entire highway will be cleared very soon," said Nisar Ahmad Wardak, the head of Paktia's security department.
[ToloNews] The Taliban ...mindless ferocity in a turban... on Wednesday night launched an offensive on the Zinda Jan district of Herat ...a venerable old Persian-speaking city in western Afghanistan, populated mostly by Tadjiks, which is why it's not as blood-soaked as areas controlled by Pashtuns... in western Afghanistan and managed to burn some parts of the police headquarters after five hours of fierce fighting with Afghan cops.
Local officials in Herat said the Afghan National Security and Defense Forces (ANDSF) fought bravely and repulsed the Taliban attack.
"Lack of coordination between the security forces is a serious problem. There is a need for a unified command and control center to provide morale to the security forces. The Taliban are using these gaps and then launching attacks," said Ghulam Habib Hashemi, a member of Herat’s security committee.
Meanwhile, ...back at the shattered spaceship, Fffflirgoll the Arcturan slithered stealthily toward the control room, where the humans had barricaded themselves... family members of soldiers stranded in Taliban areas have raised concerns over the soldiers' health conditions.
"My children are crying the whole day, they ask for their father. My husband has been serving in Oba for three months, he was maimed two times," said Maryam, the wife of an Afghan Army Officer in Herat.
"My cousins, my uncle and my nephew are among the soldiers maimed in Oba, they are stuck there, no one is there to reach out to help them," said Bashir Ahmad, a relative of a maimed officer in Oba.
Local officials in Herat pledged that soon they will transfer the maimed troops from Oba.
"We are working to transfer the maimed soldiers from Oba to Herat city and to send additional forces to Oba to control the district," said Abdul Saboor Qane, the governor of Herat.
[ToloNews] At least three civilians and a security force member were killed in a boom-mobile blast in the northern province of Balkh on Wednesday night, district governor Jalil Qarizada said.
Adil Shah Adil, a front man for the provincial police chief, said that the security force members prevented the boom-mobileer from reaching the headquarters building.
"The security forces identified the boom-mobileer and stopped it (with gunfire) 50 meters from the police HQ," Adil said. "Some parts of the police HQ building were damaged but mostly the civilians’ houses were damaged in the blast."
The Taliban ...Arabic for students... has not yet commented on the blast.
[KhaamaPress] The Ministry of Defense (MoD) announced that 45 members of Taliban ...the Pashtun equivalent of men... members were killed and 67 members were maimed in the Dawlatabad and Shrintagab districts of Faryab Province.
The statement by the ministry said that there was heavy fighting in recent days between the security forces and the Taliban in this province.
The latest tweet from Fawad Aman, Deputy Spokesperson of Ministry of National Defense stated that the Taliban suffered heavy causalities during the military operations in Faryab province.
He added that the the two districts have been cleared off from Taliban.
So far, it has been the third attack that the Taliban failed to capture the districts, according to Fawad Aman.
However, there's more than one way to stuff a chicken... the Taliban have not yet commented about this operation so far.
[ToloNews] At least 23 members of an Afghan Army’s special forces unit were killed while fighting the Taliban in the northern province of Faryab on Wednesday, a security official who wished not to be named said on Thursday.
The clash started in Dawlat Abad district after commandos and local troops launched a clearing operation, according to the source.
“At least 23 commandos were killed and six policemen were wounded in the clashes,” the source said.
The security forces retreated from the center of the district after heavy clashes and are stationed in Qaramqol district in Faryab following the clashes, the source said.
One of those killed, Sohrab Azimi, 27, was a special forces officer who had received military training in the US as well as in Turkey. He was the son of retired Gen. Zahir Azimi, a former spokesman for the Ministry of Defense.
In a social media post, Azimi confirmed his son’s death in the fighting and said he is “proud of his martyrdom.”
Azimi said that his son and his son's colleagues did their duty proudly and courageously and sacrificed their lives to defend the country.
He also blamed officials for not providing support during the operation.
“His blood is not more than the other sons of this nation. I am proud that he performed the duty given to him until the end. He took the district and raised Afghanistan’s flag, and to keep it he fought until he died,” Zahir Azimi said.
“It was expected that reinforcements would be sent to the area for their support, but unfortunately it didn't happen,” he said. “The clashes escalated and they were surrounded at the place where he was killed with some of his friends and others who were injured--they were shot and killed by the Taliban.”
Sohrab worked in the support section of the special forces, but when the district fell to the Taliban he took charge of a group of 35 commandos to fight the Taliban in the district on Tuesday morning, local sources and security sources said.
“They were pushing back the Taliban from the center of the district but the Taliban was attacking the security forces and security force members were killed,” according to sources.
“The commandos sent their vehicles outside the area to bring army soldiers, and in the meantime, the Taliban attacked the commandos,” the sources added.
The center of Dawlat Abad district has fell to the Taliban a week ago following heavy clashes.
One of the perpetrators of a deadly school mass shooting targeting "transphobic" children in 2019 has been convicted. Shooting accomplice Maya "Alec" McKinney, who is trans, has received support by far-left activists who defend his actions. https://t.co/GksE9NklN5
Posted by: Fred ||
06/18/2021 00:00 ||
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"Gender dysphoria (Transgenderism) is a diagnosis listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), a manual published by the American Psychiatric Association to diagnose mental conditions." Mayo Clinic
Extremely High Suicide Rate
Such individuals are prone to Violate Hostility and outbursts.
Any questions about Transgenderism being Mental Illness?
Background: Earlier this week, far-left Portland prosecutor @DAMikeSchmidt announced that his office got a @PortlandPolice rapid response officer indicted over a 4th-degree assault charge stemming for alleged use of force during an antifa riot last August. https://t.co/niv15tFuyJ
Breaking: Portland Police’s entire rapid response team, the unit tasked with responding to riots, has resigned from their roles after @DAMikeSchmidt announced the prosecution of one of them & Oregon DOJ is investigating another. https://t.co/0qOkvOEFkz
In response to the news that all officers in @PortlandPolice's riot response team has resigned, antifa announced an event in the Pearl District for tonight. They have gathered in the area multiple times since last year, targeting businesses, homes & residents with violence. pic.twitter.com/yLiDt6WbE3
If an officer is NOT allowed to do his/her job and NOT allowed to follow the OATH of Office, due POLITICIANS .
YES I agree resign.
Clearly place the BLAME back in their hands.
THE LIBERAL FLIP SIDE OF THE COIN
BUT! now the Socialist-Democrat Politicians have a clear opportunity to fill ## of LEO positions with hand picked Liberal Socialist-Democrat Radical SH*T to do their bidding.
Soros is 90. His damage is done. It's his asshole kids when need to focus laser-like on....
Posted by: Frank G ||
06/18/2021 8:40 Comments ||
/\ In successful businesses, second and third generation executives appear to lose some of the fervor and ambition of their parents and grandparents. It happens often in business, perhaps it will also happen here as well.
Find someone who loves you the way DA Mike Schmidt loves Antifa.
As I understand it, this comes at a fairly critical time. Governor Kate Brown is finally ending her Eternal Lockdown of the Brainless Mind, and businesses are deciding whether to repopulate downtown Portland or to move to places outside of Multnomah County where police protection exists.
[OneIndia] The National Investigation Agency has filed a chargesheet against an ISIS terrorist from Chennai. The case was first registered by the Q Branch CID, Chennai against Syed Ali, a resident of Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.
The case arose following the arrest of a few persons who had conspired at Salem and Chennai who had fraudulently activated SIM cards by using multiple identity documents of various persons without their knowledge and consent.
The probe found that the SIM cards were used by the accused for terrorist activities. The NIA later took over the probe and found that the SIM were supplied to ISIS operatives Khaja Moideen and Liyakath Ali. Moideen along with the others had used these SIM cards to organise conspiracy meetings, recruit persons, collect prohibited arms and ammunition, procure jungle training equipment, raise funds and harbour their associates.
They were also making and testing IEDs, used the dark web for communications with their foreign based handler as part of the preparations to wage Jihad. They were also trying to establish a province of the ISIS in the forests of South India, the NIA said.
The NIA said that Syed Ali alias Vinjani (Scientist) is highly tech-savvy. He had assisted Moideen in using the dark web, encrypted communication to communicate with a foreign based handler and had also participated in conspiracy meetings and arranged safe hide-outs. In order to further this conspiracy, he had also procured kabooms and gadgets to experiment with IEDs.
[OneIndia] An unidentified bad boy was killed in an encounter with security forces in Nowgam area of Jammu and Kashmir ...a disputed territory lying between India and Pakistain. After partition, the Paks grabbed half of it and call it Azad (Free) Kashmir. The remainder they refer to as "Indian Occupied Kashmir". They have fought four wars with India over it, the score currently 4-0 in New Delhi's favor. After 72 years of this nonsense, India cut the Gordian knot in 2019, removing the area's special status, breaking off Ladakh as a separate state, and allowing people from other areas to settle (or in the case of the Pandits, to resettle) there.... 's Srinagar on Wednesday, police said.
Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Wagoora in Nowgam late on Tuesday night following information about the presence of gunnies there, a police official said.
The search operation turned into an encounter in which one bad boy was killed. The identity and group affiliation of the slain bad boy are being ascertained, he said.
Search operations are underway in the area as security forces had received information about the presence of two bad boys, the official said.
[ONEINDIA] A special court of the National Investigation Agency has convicted and sentenced three Lashkar-e-Tayiba operatives to 10 years rigorous imprisonment in connection with the Nanded Lashkar case.
Those convicted are Mohammad Muzammil, Mohammad Sadiq and Mohammad Akram. The first Moe is named for a powerful emetic.
The case was first registered at the ATS Kalachowki, Mumbai following the recovery of firearms and subsequent arrest of the accused.
The probe found that the accused are members of the Lashkar-e-Tayiba and Harkat-ul-Jihad-i-Islami.
The case was then handed over to the NIA.
The probe revealed that Akram went to Saudi Arabia ...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. Fifteen of the nineteen WTC hijackers were Saudis, and most major jihadi commanders were Saudis, to include Osama bin Laden. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman quietly folded that tent in 2016, doing terrible things to the guys running it, and has since been dragging the kingdom into the current century... under the guise of seeking employment as a driver with the help of another accused, Mohammad Abdul Majeed, a native of Hyderabad.
He settled in Riyadh and during his stay he was introduced to many members of the outfit including Abdul Hanzala, who is absconding.
Investigations also revealed that Akram and the other accused persons had held conspiracy meetings at Riyadh and Dammam to carry out assassination of Hindu leaders, journalists, politicians and coppers in various parts of India.
Akram was then sent back to India to execute the plan in cities such as Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Nanded.
He was assigned the job to identify suitable targets.
In June 2021, they had travelled to Hyderabad to meet one Obaid-ur-Rehman for the identification of suitable targets and plan the attack, the NIA said.
[NPASYRIA] On Wednesday, the Iraqi Security Media Cell announced that it arrested 14 ISIS members in the governorates of Kirkuk and Nineveh.
"The detachments of the Iraqi National Intelligence Service in the Ministry of Interior were able to arrest (terrorists) in Kirkuk, ... a thick stew of Arabs, Turkmen, Kurds, and probably Antarcticans, all of them mutually hostile most of the time... " the Security Media cell stated in two separate statements.
"The detainees are the logistical supporters of ISIS and some of them work as fighters in the areas over which they claim control."
Moreover, the Security Cell announced that the National Security detachments "arrested 8 members affiliated with ISIS in different areas of Nineveh Governorate."
The statement indicated that the eight detainees, "worked in security detachments of ISIS, within the so-called areas of Nineveh, Tigris, Saladin and Jazira."
Their arrest came, according to the statement, based on "accurate intelligence information, after obtaining judicial approvals, and through accurate qualitative operations."
Posted by: Fred ||
06/18/2021 00:00 ||
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[NPASYRIA] On Thursday, the US-led Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS handed over the Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service $6 million worth of weapons and equipment among its efforts to support combating ISIS.
A statement released by the Coalition said, it handed over ammunition, weapons and vehicles worth of $6,5 million to Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service.
The equipment aims at supporting Iraq in its mission to defeat ISIS, the statement added.
On June 15, the G7 states said, they will continue to support efforts to combat ISIS in Iraq and achieve stability in the liberated areas.
Posted by: Fred ||
06/18/2021 00:00 ||
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Coalition hands over military equipment to Iraq to .....ISIS
Just wait a few months.
Rudaw reports the stuff was given to the Peshmerga, not the Iraqi army:
The Peshmerga recently received more than $1 million worth of weapons and equipment from the international coalition, according to Iraq’s Security Media Cell.
"The equipment will support Iraq in its mission to defeat Islamic State [ISIS] terrorist gangs, and is part of the Training and Equipment Fund Program to Combat ISIS that has been implemented since 2014,” the cell tweeted on Wednesday morning.
The delivery, on June 14, consisted of several trucks of equipment, mostly guns, Rudaw English understands. The Peshmerga are reportedly due to receive more aid from the US-led coalition in the coming days.
Coalition spokesperson Col. Wayne Marotto confirmed the delivery, saying the Counter ISIS Train and Equip Fund (CTEF) supports the ongoing fight against ISIS.
On Thursday, the international coalition handed over $3 million of weapons and equipment to the Peshmerga forces, state media reported.
In January, the United States Department of Defense gave $12.5 million worth of military aid to Peshmerga forces at Erbil International Airport. Sources from the Peshmerga ministry later told Rudaw that the aid was to go directly to the ministry, and not to party-affiliated brigades.
Peshmerga forces have consistently fought the Islamic State (ISIS) since it took swathes of Iraq and Syria in 2014, and are a key ally for the coalition.
At least 1,700 Peshmerga fighters were killed and around 10,000 injured in the fight against ISIS from 2014 onwards.
^ Those rugged boys and girls can use all the help they can get.
Same aid fund I think is divvied up into both. Maybe Iraqi officials get $3 million and Peshmerga get $3.5 million in gear. Just as long as Erdogan's [The only Caliph in NATO] finest don't pry them from their dead fingers.
The Coalition declared $6.5 million in gear was given to the Iraqi CT effort. But Iraqi press reported the Ministry of Interior received $2930410 worth of ammo, weapons and equipment. RUDAW says the Peshmerga get $3 m of gear. There is no way some of it wasn't pilfered by Iraqi officials to sell to ISIS, but the important thing is the Kurds will have a fighting chance.
[IsraelTimes] Police and Paleostinians clash at the Damascus Gate to Jerusalem’s Old City, days after the so-called flag march held by nationalist Jews passed by the flashpoint site.
The Paleostinians were protesting chants made against the Moslem prophet Muhammad during Tuesday’s march, according to the Kan public broadcaster, which says cops used stun grenades and a water cannon to clear the demonstrators.
[IsraelTimes] Sheikh Yusuf Albaz later sent to house arrest; authorities reportedly preparing for possible renewed clashes in mixed Jewish-Arab city following detention.
Police arrested an imam in the central city of Lod on Thursday on suspicion of incitement to violence, weeks after ethnic riots rocked the mixed Jewish-Arab city.
Sheikh Yusuf Albaz, 63, an imam at Lod’s Great Mosque, was questioned by investigators in the Lahav 433 unit. He was later released to house arrest by the Rishon Lezion Magistrates’ Court. However, his release was postponed after police requested a 24-hour delay while the force files an appeal against the decision at the district court.
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[IsraelTimes] A 16-year-old Paleostinian who was shot by Israeli soldiers in the West Bank, allegedly after hurling an bomb at them, died of his injuries on Thursday.
The Israel Defense Forces said Wednesday a group of dozens of Paleostinians was making its way toward troops at the Evyatar illegal outpost when one charged at them and threw a suspicious object, which went kaboom!. An IDF soldier fired first in the air and then toward the suspect, who was hit and critically injured. There were no Israeli casualties, the army said.
According to the Paleostinian Authority’s Wafa news agency, the teenager, a resident of nearby Beita, south of Nablus, died in the hospital early Thursday of a gunshot wound to the head. He was identified as Ahmad Zahi Bani Shamsa.
Three other Paleostinians were killed by Israeli fire during different festivities between Beita residents and Israeli forces in recent days, including another teenager, 15-year-old Mohammad Hamayel.
The area around Beita has seen repeated festivities between Israeli forces and Paleostinians in recent weeks following the reestablishment of a new West Bank outpost known as Evyatar on land close to the town. Paleostinians have hurled stones at troops and burned swaths of land, while Israeli soldiers have responded with riot dispersal munitions and live bullets.
The land on which Evyatar was reestablished in April historically belonged to the adjacent Paleostinian villages of Beita, Kablan and Yitma, though residents have been barred access to it for decades for what the IDF has said were security reasons.
The outpost has quickly grown over the last two months, swelling to roughly 40 buildings for dozens of families. The outpost’s Facebook page boasts that Evyatar prevents contiguity between the surrounding Paleostinian villages while connecting the Israeli settlement of Tapuah to the Za’atara Junction and Migdalim settlement.
On Sunday, the head of the IDF’s Central Command issued a "demarcation order" barring additional construction in Evyatar and ordering all inhabitants to vacate the site and remove their belongings by next week.
Evyatar has already been razed several times since it was built in 2013 after the murder of Yitzhar resident Evyatar Borovsky in a stabbing attack at the Tapuah Junction.
Army hits rocket launchers and Hamas, one of the armed feet of the Moslem Brüderbund millipede, sites, after 3rd day of fires sparked by incendiary balloons, threatens to launch fresh campaign if attacks persist; Hamas derides ’theatrics’
[NPASYRIA] On Thursday, the de-escalation zone in northwest Syria witnessed a mutual bombing between Syrian government forces and Ottoman Turkish-backed armed opposition groups.
The government forces targeted sites of the opposition in the towns of Kansafra, Ain Laroz and al-Bara of the Zawiya Mountain in the southern countryside of Idlib, with artillery shells, military sources of the opposition told North Press.
Another targeting with rocket launchers and mortar shells affected the opposition in al-Ziyadiya and al-Mashik towns in Ghab Plain, west of Hama, the sources added.
The shelling coincided with the flight of Russian warplanes and reconnaissance over Idlib, Hama, Latakia and Aleppo.
On the other side, the al-Fath al-Mubin Operations Room, which includes several gangs, targeted gatherings of government forces in Saraqib town, east of Idlib.
The military escalation between the government forces and the armed opposition groups comes despite the passage of more than a year of the ceasefire entry into force.
Posted by: Fred ||
06/18/2021 00:00 ||
Top|| File under: Govt of Syria
The IDF dropped leaflets in Quneitra warning #Hezbollah's Jawad Hashem, Syrian armed force's Bashar Hussein and the commander of the 90th brigade Hussein Hamoush against their military activities near the #Israel-#Syria border. pic.twitter.com/CmKiaCsucr
[IsraelTimes] Syrian media says strike hit observation post near al-Qahtaniah, used by Hezbollah and other Tehran-linked groups; follows IDF attack on Syrian military base nearby.
Israeli tanks shelled an observation post used by an Iran-aligned militia in the Syrian Golan early Thursday morning, Syrian media reported.
According to Syria’s Enab Baladi outlet, the outpost near the village of al-Qahtaniah in the Quneitra region was destroyed in the attack.
The Israel Defense Forces refused to comment on the matter, in line with its policy of not officially acknowledging specific strikes in Syria, save for those that are in retaliation for attacks against Israel.
According to Enab Baladi, the observation post, which was located some 150 meters from the border, was officially under the control of the 90th Brigade of the Syrian military’s 1st Corps, but was often used by Iran ...a theocratic Shiite state divided among the Medes, the Persians, and the (Arab) Elamites. Formerly a fairly civilized nation ruled by a Shah, it became a victim of Islamic revolution in 1979. The nation is today noted for spontaneously taking over other countries' embassies, maintaining whorehouses run by clergymen, involvement in international drug trafficking, and financing sock puppet militias to extend the regime's influence. The word Iran is a cognate form of Aryan. The abbreviation IRGC is the same idea as Stürmabteilung (or SA). The term Supreme Guide is a the modern version form of either Duce or Führer or maybe both. They hate JewsZionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol... and its proxies, notably the Lebanese terrorist militia Hezbollah. Israel has long maintained that this Syrian unit works closely with these Iranian-backed groups.
A Syrian activist from the area told the outlet that the outpost was regularly visited by a leading Hezbollah commander who goes by Jawad Hashem, and whose father — known as Hajj Hashem — is officially tasked with leading Hezbollah’s efforts along the Syrian-Israeli border, known as the Golan File.
Late last month, IDF drones reportedly dropped flyers near the border with a photograph of Jawad Hashem and several top Syrian officers, warning residents of the area that "Hezbollah is using you." In the past, such flyers have been dropped as warnings ahead of attacks on Hezbollah posts along the border.
On June 1, the IDF said it destroyed another Syrian regime observation post that was established on the Israeli side of the buffer zone in the Golan Heights. The military "destroyed a forward observation post of the Syrian army that was set up in an Israeli area west of the Alfa line in the Golan Heights," front man Avichay Adraee wrote on Twitter at the time, referring to the Israeli side of a UN-patrolled buffer zone between both countries.
He said troops attacked and blew up the post, adding that Israel would not "tolerate any attempt to violate the illusory sovereignty" of the Jewish state. The site is on the Syrian side of the border fence, but still technically in Israeli territory.
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