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Afghanistan
The Taliban have killed Mohammad Asif Sultani, who was one of the commanders at the intelligence agency department in the former govt in Herat province
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/03/2022 01:28 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [113 views] Top|| File under: Taliban/IEA

#1  Mohammad who was it this time? How do those people keep all their Mohammads straight?
Posted by: || 05/03/2022 19:13 Comments || Top||

#2  It is a funny joke, but they have taken the "And this is my other brother, Mohammad" thing waay too far.
Posted by: SteveS || 05/03/2022 19:40 Comments || Top||

#3  "Mohammedans having a tiff?
And one named Mohammed? As if!
We're peaceful, per Bush,
If a little farouche...
Like, we worship a silver-stone [cough]!
Posted by: Choger Gonque4882 || 05/03/2022 23:58 Comments || Top||

#4  "
Posted by: Choger Gonque4882 || 05/03/2022 23:59 Comments || Top||


Africa Horn
Amid Eid celebrations, SNA destroys Al-shabaab extortion centers
[Garowe] Even in the middle of ongoing Ramadan which is set to end on Monday [today], the Somali National Army [SNA] intensified crackdown against al-shabaab murderous Moslems along the southern stretch of the country, where there group has almost absolute control

Reports from the SNA indicate that over the weekend, the elite Danab Special Forces targeted parts of Lower Shabelle region in Southwest state where they activated a series of patrols in pursuit of the krazed killers, who control large swathes of rural central and southern Somalia.

The US-trained commandos raided homes in Leego and Jameo neighborhood where it is believed al-shabaab murderous Moslems have been hiding. The region has largely been affected by the drought conditions and the murderous Moslems have often been sighted by locals.

Mohammed Abdikadir, the commander of 4th Brigade which is in charge of 16th Battalion, said a number of al-shabaab extortion centers were completely destroyed upon leads from civilians who have borne the brunt of al-shabaab terrorists.

According to him, the Danab Special Forces will continue the operation until the military cleared it of the krazed killer insurgency group. The unit is trained by the US Africa Command and has been instrumental in thwarting al-shabaab activities in the country..

But the military did not deliver disclose whether the military managed to arrest or kill al-shabaab murderous Moslems within the vicinity of the region. The unit usually trains on executing such operations in Rural and urban centers besides promoting safety of civilians.

The murderous Moslems had heightened their activities throughout the electioneering period, even targeting senior politicians within the country. Former MP Amina Mohammed Abdi was one of the victims of the krazed killers, who have often been accused of working with government mercenaries.

Extortion has been the main source of income for al-shabaab krazed killers, who often target big businesses within rural and urban Somalia. A report complied by Hiiran Institute, a Mogadishu-based Think Tank, recently revealed that the murderous Moslems run a budget of up to $100 million annually.

Of this budget, sources said, at least $24 million goes to purchase of weapons mainly from uncontrolled markets in 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...
and other "cooperating" countries. The al-shabaab group has been a main cause of havoc within the Horn of Africa nation.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/03/2022 00:31 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [81 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Africa Subsaharan
Kaduna Rally: Nigerian Police Acted In Barbaric, Uncivilised Manner, Arrested 78 Shiites
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]

They’re the Shiite version of the Muslim Brotherhood, only beholden to Iran, so they deserved it.
The Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) says that 78 of its members have been arrested by the Kaduna State Police Command and are in its custody over the International Quds Day rally held in Zaria and Kaduna metropolis.

According to the leadership of the group, 70 members were arrested in Zaria while eight were arrested in Kaduna metropolis on April 29, 2022.

The Kaduna representative of the IMN, Yunusa Lawal Musa, who disclosed this at a news briefing held on Monday, said one person was killed when the police attacked the procession.

He described the attack by the police on their members as "barbaric and uncivilised at a critical moment of insecurity and dissensions."

When asked if the action of the police was not borne out of the Kaduna State government’s order proscribing IMN, the front man said the issue of the proscription was still in court, adding that even at that, the Nigerian constitution supersedes any law or verdict by any state.

"The International Quds Day Procession is being observed worldwide on the last Friday of the Holy Month of Ramadan. It is conducted in solidarity and support of the oppressed Paleostinian people at the hands of the Zionist regime of Israel who are forcefully occupying their land," he said.

"The rally/procession took place in virtually all countries of the world including the United States of America, United Kingdom, Germany, La Belle France, Australia, Canada, Ghana, Niger Republic, and in Nigeria in several other states, without any intimidation or attack except only in Kaduna State (Kaduna and Zaria).

"Here in Nigeria, the International Quds Day is being observed for over 37 years running. It is a well-known annual event but alas, on Friday, 29th April 2022, the procession in Kaduna was brutally attacked with live ammunition gunshots and massive teargas, resulting in the cold-blood murder of one Mustafa Abubakar Wagini (28 years old) and seriously injuring nine others.

"Eight people were arrested on their way back home and are now in detention with the police. We view the police action in only Kaduna State as barbaric and uncivilised at this critical moment of insecurity and dissentions. The Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (As amended) guarantees freedom of religion as enshrined under Section 38(1) and Section 40.

"It could be recalled, 34 people, including 3 undergraduate sons of Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zazzaky and a Christian faithful were massacred on a similar day in 2014. Army and Police brutality/ attack under the Buhari Regime have been going on during our religious activities; why all these indiscriminate attacks?

"We hereby condemn this act of extrajudicial killings perpetrated by the government. We are calling on all people of conscience to prevail on the government to STOP these attacks and also for the government to unconditionally release the passports of our Leader, Sheikh Ibraheem Ya’qoub El-Zakzaky and his wife Malama Zeenatudeen Ibrahim.

"We are calling on fellow Nigerians to demand for security, justice, equality and freedom. Arise from the slumber and take your fate in your own hands! Oh God! Guide us to the straight path leading to perfection. Peace and blessings be upon those that follow peace and justice."
Posted by: Fred || 05/03/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [58 views] Top|| File under: Islamic Movement of Nigeria (Iran)


Europe
One of Britain's 'most wanted', 30, accused of drugs trafficking is arrested in Lisbon
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • Alex Male from Weston-super-Mare is accused of drug trafficking into Britain

  • Male was named on the National Crime Agency's most wanted list in January

  • But he was nabbed by Portuguese cops after trying to enter with a fake passport

  • Charges include conspiracy to supply cocaine, money laundering, acquire gun

  • Tattooed fugitive will appear in a Lisbon court today for an extradition hearing

  • Police found him on an Interpol database after he tried to use forged document
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/03/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [64 views] Top|| File under: Narcos


Fifth Column
Antifa mob attacks crowd of Republicans in Portland including children and old people, leaving two injured:
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 05/03/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [170 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  What surprises me is that other than one or two Rittenhousings, there is no definitive response to these mokes. It's like normies are waiting for the the law and cops to do their jobs. No time soon, I'm afraid.
Posted by: Mercutio || 05/03/2022 9:02 Comments || Top||

#2 
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/03/2022 9:23 Comments || Top||

#3  Anti-FA has openly embraced and uzed Fasicist tactics which are defined as Domestic Terrorism.

Where is the DOJ/FBI?
Posted by: NN2N1 || 05/03/2022 9:30 Comments || Top||

#4  Where is the DOJ/FBI?

Funding and protecting Antifa
Posted by: DarthVader || 05/03/2022 10:17 Comments || Top||

#5  #1 This is what the J6 Commission is all about. Up until recently, one could count on citizen patriots showing up to counter Antifa. Biden, in coordination with Portland pols have been targeting patriots, and the Proud Boys specifically for years. Biden personally made them a target during the 2020 debates. Then, following the Antifa murder of Reinoehl, every social media giant purged all accounts containing the word "patriot", making coordination of efforts extremely difficult. Cut off communications, jail leaders on bogus charges, dish out sentences far in excess of any crime committed. Their efforts have been quite successful. Now, with Elon acquiring Twitter and the emergence of new social media platforms, there is an opportunity to regroup. Enter Bidens Department of Disinformation.
Posted by: Rex Mundi || 05/03/2022 11:43 Comments || Top||


Iraq
Iraqi soldier killed in clashes with PKK-affiliated force in Shingal, 3500 flee
[Rudaw] An Iraqi soldier was killed during festivities with a force affiliated to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in Shingal on Monday as Baghdad steps up efforts to retake the town from the group, the cousin of the soldier told Rudaw.

Adam Mohammed, 45, was killed in his hometown of Shingal following almost two weeks of festivities between the Iraqi army and the Shingal Resistance® Units (YBS), his cousin, Maysar Saado, told Rudaw on Monday afternoon. The Iraqi army has not confirmed his death

The YBS, which is an all-Yazidi group affiliated to the PKK, has been partly in control of Shingal since the Iraqi army withdrew in the face of the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that they were al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're really very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear western pols talk they're not really Moslems....
(ISIS) attack in late 2014.

Mohammed was a Moslem Kurd who had been living in an IDP camp in Duhok since he fled Shingal, according to his cousin.

The Iraqi army has attempted on various occasions in the past to retake the town from the YBS with limited success. On April 18, armed festivities erupted between the Iraqi army and the group, when the latter opened fire on an army convoy that did not stop at a checkpoint in the north of the region.

Following the recent escalation, the army seems more resilient to establish control, with Iraqi troops controlling several YBS checkpoints in Shingal since mid-April.

Iraqi Security Cell said in a statement on Monday that there have been festivities between the army and the YBS in Shingal's Sinune subdistrict in the last two day, claiming that the "security incidents" took place after the hard boyz "blocked" a number of roads connecting Sinune and Khansur subdistricts to nearby villages and set up barriers on these roads.

"They prevented the movement of people between these areas," said the cell, adding that when the army tried to open these roads, they came heavily under fire by the YBS with snipers and roadside explosions. The army responded to the firing and "opened roads for the movement of people."

The cell did not confirm the soldier's death.

Sherwan Dubardani, a Kurdish MP in Baghdad who represents Nineveh province, told Rudaw on Monday that the YBS attacked the Iraqi army on Monday in retaliation to Sunday's attack on them by the army, "which led to the control of a number of YBS checkpoints by the army."

The Iraqi army’s attacks coincide with The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the occupiers of Greek Asia Minor...
’s fresh offensive against the PKK in Duhok province. Ankara has targeted the YBS in Shingal several times, killing a number of commanders and fighters.

Pir Dayan Pir Jaafar, head of Duhok province’s migration and crisis office, told Rudaw’s Ayub Nasri that nearly 200 families from the Shingal district’s Dugre area have been displaced to Duhok province. "The number is likely to increase."

He added that they will be settled in Cham Mishko camp near Zakho town.

CALLS FOR DE-ESCALATION
Ali Alyas, the Baba Sheikh (spiritual leader) of Yazidis, called on both sides to keep the conflict away from cities and towns and "resort to the language of dialogue to end the skirmishes," in a statement seen by Rudaw.

"At the same time, we call on the governments of Erbil and Baghdad to find a radical solution to the Shingal region, which is still suffering from the consequences of genocide and the effects of the terrorist campaign of ISIS," the spiritual leader added, calling on the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to provide "safe havens" to families who have fled the town.

Yazidi genocide survivor and activist Nadia Murad on Monday called on the international community to intervene in the face of recent returnees "once again forced to flee their homes."

The Iraqi government and the KRG signed an agreement in 2020 to "normalise" the situation in Shingal, which includes the withdrawal of all PKK-affiliated forces in the city. The agreement has been rejected by the PKK and its proxies.

Over 3,000 people flee Shingal due to latest clashes: official

[Rudaw] The latest festivities between the Iraqi army and the Death Eaters affiliated to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in Shingal have led to the displacement of over three thousand residents to the nearby province of Duhok, the deputy governor of the Kurdish province said late Monday.

Majid Said Salih, deputy governor of Duhok, told Rudaw that more than 600 families from Shingal, consisting of about 3,500 people, have arrived in the province as a result of fleeing the latest fighting between the Iraqi army and the PKK-affiliated, all-Yazidi Shingal Resistance® Units (YBS). "The province's administration has made all the preparations to settle them in the camps," the official added.

The Iraqi army has attempted on various occasions to retake Shingal from the YBS with limited success. On April 18, armed festivities erupted between the Iraqi army and the group, when the latter opened fire on an army convoy that did not stop at a checkpoint in the north of the region.

There have been severe festivities between both sides since Sunday, leading to the death of an Iraqi soldier on Monday.

Iraqi Security Media Cell blamed the YBS for the escalation, claiming to have controlled a number of roads previously held by the militia group.

This is not the first time the people of the Yazidi-majority town have fled their homes. When the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that they were al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're really very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear western pols talk they're not really Moslems....
(ISIS) attacked the town in 2014, the terror group killed and kidnapped thousands of people, with thousands of others displaced to the Kurdistan Region, mostly residing in camps in Duhok.

Ongoing insecurity in Shingal, mostly linked to the presence of several armed forces, has prevented families from returning to their homeland. Around 200,000 displaced Yazidis still live in the Kurdistan Region, many of whom linger in IDP camps and live well below the poverty line.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/03/2022 00:48 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [81 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iraq


Rocket barrage hit US base in western Iraq Saturday
[HODHODYEMENNEWS.NET] A barrage of rockets has reportedly landed close to an airbase in Iraq’s western province of Anbar, where American military forces are stationed.

Sabereen News, a Telegram news channel associated with Iraq’s Popular Mobilisation Forces reported that at least four BM-21 Grad rockets
...Soviet-developed 122-mm rockets, usually launched from trucks. Newer versions are reported to have a range of up to 30 km....
were launched at the Ain al-Asad Air base, located about 160 kilometers west of the capital Baghdad on Saturday evening.
Now we know what managed to hit Iraq, if not anywhere near the target. Well done, Iranian catspaws!
The Security Media Cell, affiliated with the Iraqi Prime Minister’s office, said that two projectiles fell outside the base, without causing significant losses.

It added that security forces have opened an investigation to find out the circumstances of the incident.

A group calling itself the International Resistance® has grabbed credit for the attack, which is the latest in a series of assaults that have targeted US occupation forces over the past few months.
Posted by: Fred || 05/03/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [165 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies

#1  A group calling itself the International Resistance®

All the good names were taken.
Posted by: SteveS || 05/03/2022 0:38 Comments || Top||

#2  In the name of some useless old sod
And the usual nonchalant gawd,
Feign concern as you wait
For the usual fate
At the hands of Generic Jihad!
[blood-spattered Holy Book on rack in shot-up convenience store]
Posted by: Sheba Snore8405 || 05/03/2022 1:48 Comments || Top||

#3  The Al-Ohms Brigade.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 05/03/2022 20:08 Comments || Top||

#4  Americans need to call their dogs back home before the Iranians humiliate them again.
Posted by: The Dailly News || 05/03/2022 21:33 Comments || Top||


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Officers seize 20 handguns from Palestinian gun smugglers in southern Israel
[IsraelTimes] Police arrested two Paleostinian men in southern Israel on Monday morning suspected of smuggling guns from Jordan, confiscating several handguns in the process.

According to police, the two Bethlehem residents in their 30s were caught near Tel Arad in southern Israel, and found to be in possession of 20 handguns.

Police said they suspected the two men were headed to the West Bank with the weapons. Law enforcement officials have previously indicated that guns smuggled in from Jordan are often sold to Arab Israelis, for both criminal and terrorist purposes.

The value of the handguns seized on Monday was estimated at some NIS 500,000 ($150,000), police officials said.

The two Paleostinian men were to be brought before a Beersheba court later on Monday for an extension of their remand.

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett hailed the police operation. "We are determined to fight crime in Arab society and collect the illegal weapons. Police have now seized about 20 handguns in the Arad area. We will continue until we cleanse Israel of illegal weapons," Bennett said in a tweet.

The military and police have stepped up efforts to halt smuggling attempts along the Jordanian border in recent months, but officials have admitted that success has been limited thus far.

Unlike Israel’s other frontiers — with Egypt, Lebanon Hezbollahstan
...a strong argument in favor of European colonialism, even French colonialism...
and Syria — its border with Jordan is largely open, often without significant fencing, and is relatively unguarded, making it an easy channel for large-scale smuggling.

Last week, 24 firearms apparently smuggled over the Jordanian border were seized.

Authorities have increasingly sought to crack down on the unmitigated spread of illegal weapons in the Arab Israeli community, which have been used to carry out record-breaking numbers of murders in recent years.

According to the Abraham Initiatives, a non-government group lobbying against violence in the Arab community, last year 125 Arabs were killed in Israel in community violence — an all-time record. Since the beginning of 2022, another 27 have been killed in incidents of violent mostly peaceful crime.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/03/2022 00:14 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [63 views] Top|| File under:


Jewish man given 5-year sentence for assaulting Arab during 2021 Gaza war
[IsraelTimes] According to indictment, Yaakov Atenau and his friends attacked and injured Ghassan Yahya in the parking lot of a Herzliya mosque

A Jewish Israeli man was sentenced on Monday to five years in prison for taking part in the brutal mob assault of an Arab man in Herzliya during last May’s fighting 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 Hamaswith 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...
The Tel Aviv District Court also ordered Yaakov Atenau, who was convicted of intentional and racially motivated vehicular damage and bodily assault with aggravating intent, to pay NIS 5,000 in compensation.

According to the indictment, on the night of the attack on May 12, 2021, Atenau and his friends were in Bat Yam, where a violent mostly peaceful demonstration of Jewish Death Eaters was taking place. Jewish-Arab ethnically motivated violence was tearing through the country at the time, particularly in mixed cities, against the backdrop of the Gaza war between Israel and Hamas, a regional Iranian catspaw,.

Atenau and his friends then drove from Bat Yam to the Sidna Ali Mosque in nearby Herzliya. They headed out with equipment for an assault, including batons, hammers, knives and gasoline. The group of Jewish Death Eaters numbered roughly 15.

Upon arrival at the mosque parking lot, they identified Ghassan Haj Yahya, an Arab Israeli resident of Taibe, who was eating the Ramadan fast-breaking meal in his car. The suspects waited for a parked police car to drive away before converging on Yahya’s vehicle, shouting "Arab!" the indictment said.

They then began pelting and hitting him with stones, spraying his face with pepper spray and stabbing him in the shoulder.

Yahya required hospitalization due to the injuries sustained in the attack.

Five other people were indicted for their alleged involvement in the incident.

Hundreds of indictments have been filed against mostly Arabs, but some Jews as well, over the days of rioting in which mobs on each side attacked members of the opposite ethnicity, in a rash of violence the likes of which hadn’t been seen in decades. The tensions were partially fueled by Israel’s conflict with Gaza-based forces of Evil and violent mostly peaceful pro-Paleostinian protests in Jerusalem.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/03/2022 00:14 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [45 views] Top|| File under:


East Jerusalem sheikh indicted for inciting violence in Al-Aqsa Mosque speech
[IsraelTimes] Prosecution asks court to extend Issamat Hamuri’s arrest, citing ’sensitive’ circumstances under which his speech poses a risk to public safety; attorney claims charges political.

A Moslem sheikh from East Jerusalem was indicted on Monday for incitement to violence after allegedly calling for the "liberation of al-Aqsa with weapons and force," in a sermon outside the mosque attended by some 200 people about two weeks ago.

Issamat Hamuri, 56, also hailed Hamas, the well-beloved offspring of the Moslem Brotherhood, military leader Mohammed Deif in the speech, the indictment read.

Some people in the crowd were seen waving Hamas flags as Hamuri spoke, according to reports in Hebrew media.

"There is no choice but to unite Moslem countries and act resolutely to liberate the al-Aqsa Mosque," he was quoted as saying.

"This is not an impossible mission with Allah’s will. The good started at al-Aqsa Mosque and it shall return to al-Aqsa Mosque," he added.

His speech was filmed and distributed on social media, reports noted.

Hamuri’s attorney Rami Utman said in a statement that his client’s arrest was political and that the charges will not stand up in court.

The charges, Utman argued, were meant "to scare people away from visiting the al-Aqsa Mosque."

The prosecution has asked the Jerusalem District Court to extend Hamuri’s arrest until his trial. In its request, the prosecution wrote: "The danger posed by the suspect is increased during this period in time, considering the heightened tension reflected recently in terror attacks across the country and repeated riots in Jerusalem and the surrounding area, some of which took place after the suspect’s speech.

"The suspect’s actions necessarily contribute to fanning the tension and its repercussions at a sensitive time and under circumstances that increase the risk to the public."

The incident took place during the Moslem holy month of Ramadan and just before the Jewish holiday of Passover. The culmination of these two religious events led to increased tension in the capital and especially in the al-Aqsa Mosque compound atop the Temple Mount, where Paleostinian rioters clashed daily with Israeli security and Jews attempting to visit the site.

It is unclear whether Hamuri’s speech had a direct impact on the violence that followed.

In 2020, Arab Israeli holy man Raed Salah
... alternately Raed Saleh, he fancies the title "Sheikh of Al Aqsa" as suitable for the head of the outlawed Northern Branch of the Islamic Movement, the militant arm of the Israeli branch of the Muslim Brotherhood based in Umm al-Fahm in the Galilee. The Southern Branch went in for Israeli politics as part of the Obama-era Arab Joint List project, though their goals are the same. Sheikh Saleh’s role is to cycle in and out of Israeli prisons for cause...
was sentenced to 28 months in prison after being convicted of incitement to terrorism over a 2017 speech in which he praised a deadly attack at the Temple Mount. He was released in December last year after serving 17 months and given a hero’s welcome in his hometown of Umm al-Fahm in the north of the country.

In February, Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked signed an order prohibiting the Moslem holy man from leaving the country.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/03/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [58 views] Top|| File under: Hamas


200,000 Muslims attend Eid prayers at Al-Aqsa compound — Waqf
[IsraelTimes] Moslem officials say turnout is highest in years, mostly from East Jerusalem; Paleostinian arrested for hanging massive Hamas, a regional Iranian catspaw, banner at holy site

Some 200,000 Moslems attended Eid al-Fitr holiday prayers at the al-Aqsa Mosque to cap off the Ramadan holy month on Monday afternoon, according to the Islamic Waqf.

"There were more worshipers than we’ve seen for Eid al-Fitr prayers in many years," Sheikh Omar al-Kiswani, the holy site’s chief imam, said in a phone call.

Eid al-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan, a month of fasting, prayer and reflection observed by Moslems worldwide. For Paleostinian Moslems, worship at the al-Aqsa Mosque — the third-holiest site in Islam — is a central part of the festival. Jews revere the same hilltop as the Temple Mount, the holiest site in their tradition.

In recent years, Ramadan has often been marked by festivities and high tension between Israel and the Paleostinians. The Temple Mount has emerged as an incendiary battleground; last May, violence between Paleostinians and Israeli forces at the sacred site helped spark a war between Israel and Hamas terrorists.

The Israeli army loosened some restrictions on movement for West Bank Paleostinians in advance of this year’s holiday to allow women, children and some men to pray at al-Aqsa without permits. But the policy had returned to the status quo as of Monday, a Defense Ministry spokesperson said.

Al-Kiswani said most of those who arrived to pray were likely Jerusalemites. He attributes the high turnout to recent festivities at the sacred hilltop, as well the uptick in visits by Jews to the holy site.

"People wanted to send a message that al-Aqsa is the inviolate right of Moslems," al-Kiswani said.

April saw repeated festivities between Israeli police and Paleostinians at the site, with Paleostinians hurling stones at officers on several occasions. Israeli forces responded with sponge-tipped bullets, tear gas and sound grenades, injuring hundreds.

While the majority of Paleostinians attended Friday prayers peacefully and dispersed, others gathered and rolled their eyes, jumped up and down, and hollered poorly rhymed slogans real loud declaring loyalty to the Hamas terror group.

On Monday, Paleostinians unfurled a massive pro-Hamas poster over the archways leading to the al-Aqsa Mosque inside the compound, conveying the terror group’s wishes for a happy Eid al-Fitr.

Police later announced the arrest of an East Jerusalem Paleostinian in his twenties on suspicion that he had hung the Hamas banner.

"We take every act of incitement, threats, support for or identification with terrorist organizations seriously," police said in a statement.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/03/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [49 views] Top|| File under: Hamas



Who's in the News
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10Tin Hat Dictators, Presidents for Life, & Kleptocrats
3Commies
3Hamas
2Govt of Iran
1Govt of Iraq
1Hezbollah
1Houthis
1Islamic Movement of Nigeria (Iran)
1Islamic State
1Migrants/Illegal Immigrants
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A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.

Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.

Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has dominated Mexico for six years.
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  Explosion at Nigerian illegal oil refinery kills more than 100
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  Russian General: Plan to Seize Ukraine's Entire Coastline
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  Kiev reacts to proposal for ‘Easter truce’
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