DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 31, 2017
After long years of Jordanian-Israeli military-intelligence partnership, King Abdullah turns to Damascus.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis August 16, 2017
Three major Israeli counter-terror operations in a week (Aug.10-16) are a measure of the intensity of terrorist plots for the commission of mass-casualty strikes in Jerusalem. Although Israel’s security authorities are cagey with the information they release on the mostly covert war they are waging on Palestinian and other Arab terror, three geographical areas may be marked out as significant:
DEBKAfile Special Report August 5, 2017
Jordanian King Abdullah’s forfhcoming visit to Ramallah Monday, Aug. 7, for talks with Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas bodes ill for Jordanian-Israeli relations at an especially jarring moment. It is expected to produce a joint move with Palestinian leader Abbas to assail Israel’s sovereignty on Temple Mount and Jerusalem.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 27, 2017
Israel was forced by Palestinian turbulence to cave in on terrorism and Temple Mount sovereignty.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis July 27, 2017
The Netanyahu government has caved in to combined Palestinian and Israeli Arab pressure. By Thursday morning, July 27, all the security measures, metal detectors, cameras and fences, had been removed from Temple Mount, and the bodies of the three Israeli Arabs who murdered to Israeli police officers handed over to their families.They were hailed as "martyrs of occupied Umm al-Fahm." In the Old City of Jerusalem, joyous Palestinians handed out candy, fired off crackers.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 25, 2017
Russia quietly moved troops to a point in southern Syria that lies 8km from Israel’s Golan border, in the face of Israeli objections. Moscow used the uproar over the Temple Mount standoff and the diplomatic crisis between Israel and Jordan to cover its creeping troop deployment almost up to Syria's borders with Israeli and Jordan. Israeli leaders inspected the new deployment Tuesday, July 25..
DEBKAfile Special Report July 22, 2017
The brutal stabbing attack at Halamish, which left a grandfather of 70, his son and daughter dead while still in their 40s and a grandmother of 78 badly injured - when the family was gathered for the Sabbath Eve meal on Friday, July 21 - was no random act of terror. It followed directly on the murder of two Israeli police guards on Temple Mount exactly one week earlier, makring the onset of a war for Temple Mount..
DEBKAfile Special Report July 20, 2017
Israeli police published the video Thursday,July 30, ahead of Muslim Friday prayers as a reminder that the crime committed at Islam’s third most sacred site was a terrorist attack staged by Muslims – not the metal detectors which Israel installed for its safety. To drown this truth out, the Palestinians and Waqf officials have raised a worldwide uproar against those detectors. Jordanian and Saudi intelligence point at Hizballah for orchestrating the attack.
DEBKAfile Special Report July 17, 2017
Israel waited 10 days from Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin’s announcement in Hamburg of their ceasefire plan for southwestern Syria along the borders with Jordan and Syria, before proclaiming its “total opposition” to the plan. After finding Hizballah was allowed to remain in Daraa, the first demilitarized zone, Israel fears this format will next be applied to Quneitra on its Golan border.
DEBKAfile Special Report July 15, 2017
Pressure on Israel from the Arab world to reopen Temple Mount and its mosques for Muslim prayer without delay has been strongly countered by the Israeli police and security authorities. They need more time to complete their investigation of the scene of the terror attack, Friday, July 14, in which two Israeli officers on guard were shot dead and a third injured. Nevertheless, the site will be reopened Sunday – albeit in stages.
DEBKAfile Special Report July 14, 2017
Israeli security officials and experts have been trying hard to blunt the impact of the terrorist shooting attack on Friday, July 14 at the Lion’s Gate entrance to Temple Mount, in which two Israeli border police officers were murdered and a third injured. However, this event has extraordinary broad and grave resonance – even for Jerusalem which had – and still has – more than its share of terror.
DEBKAfile Special Report July 14, 2017
Armed Palestinians burst out of the Temple Mount Plaza early Friday and opened fire on Israeli police guarding the Lion’s Gate, the main entrance leading into the plaza of the holy site. Three police officers were injured, two critically. Three terrorists killed in fire fight.
DEBKAfile Special Report October 8, 2015
Binyamin Netanyahu and Moshe Ya’alon seemed to believe that an order to Jewish cabinet ministers and Knesset members Thursday, Oct. 8, to stop visiting Temple Mount would be the winning step for de-escalating the current Palestinian rock-throwing, firebomb and stabbing rampage. They were wrong. No sooner was the order released than it became a boomerang. Israeli Arab lawmakers announced that they would visit Temple Mount and Al Aqsa regardless. And two stabbing attacks followed in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.
DEBKAfile Special Report September 14, 2015
Jewish New Year’s Eve saw a sharp upsurge of Palestinian violence in Jerusalem, culminating in the death Sunday night, Sept. 13, of an Israeli motorist whose car attacked with flying rocks crashed into a pole. That morning, a large Israeli police and security force seized eight large pipe bombs in an Old City apartment ready to be smuggled to Temple Mt. for use for the first time against police guards or Jewish New Year worshippers at the Western Wall below. Police the clashed with Palestinian assailants on Temple Mt. and Al Aqsa Mosque.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 3, 2015
Jordan’s king lays down the law for the Palestinians and West Bank.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 19, 2014
The red alert for the incoming rocket from Gaza which hit the Eshkol District Friday morning Dec.19, followed dull thumps in parts of Beersheba Thursday. debkafile: They were an omen of Hamas’ return to Tehran’s sway. Their reconciliation accord provides for Hamas to revive low-key rocket fire against Israel while coordinating all its operations with Iran. Hamas will pretend “anonymous groups” are responsible. Israel is onto this turn of events but is keeping quiet for now. But Hamas celebrated with an unheard-of military parade on Temple Mount, Jerusalem.
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