Georgetown professor and son of terror conspirator compares Israel to ISIL
Militants from the al-Qaida-inspired Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) removing part of the soil barrier on the Iraq-Syria borders and moving through it

A Georgetown University professor whose father pled guilty to terrorism charges is facing criticism for comparing Israel to the terror group Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL or ISIS) on Twitter.

Israeli Air Strike Kills Three Hamas Commanders in Gaza

Smoke rises following what witnesses said was an Israeli air strike in Gaza

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – An Israeli air strike killed three senior Hamas commanders in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, a clear sign of its intention to hit the group’s armed leadership days after a ceasefire failed.

Hamas Says Fired Rockets at Off-Shore Israeli Gas Well

The first rockets to break the Israeli-Palestinian ceasefire are launched into Israel, as the Jewish state pulls its negotiating team out of talks with Egypt, in Gaza Strip on August 19

GAZA (Reuters) – Palestinian militant group Hamas said it fired two rockets at an Israeli gas installation about 30 km (19 miles) off the coast of Gaza on Wednesday in the first apparent attack of its kind.

U.S. Has Not Expressed Concerns Over Hamas Leader in Turkey

Turkish official says no ‘concerns’ expressed to Turkey following Hamas coup plot

The Obama administration has not expressed to Turkey any concerns over recent reports indicating that a senior Hamas operative operating in Turkey had been implicated in a coup plot to overthrow the Palestinian government in the West Bank and wage war on Israel, according to a Turkish official.

State Dept. Defends Arms Sales to Turkey Despite Hamas Ties

Dept. has been holding up shipments to Israel
A Turkish soldier stands by a tank as he patrols the border with Syria

The State Department defended missile sales to Turkey just hours after news emerged that Ankara had hosted and abetted a senior Hamas operative who planned to violently overthrow the Palestinian government in the West Bank and wage war on Israel.

Hamas Plot to Oust PA in West Bank Uncovered

Shin Bet reveals Hamas plans to overthrow Palestinian Authority in West Bank
Masked Hamas members prepare to burn a cut-out of a Star of David / AP

JERUSALEM—Israel’s Shin Bet security service today reported the uncovering of a plot by Hamas to oust the Palestinian Authority (PA) from control of the West Bank in an armed uprising.