Al Jazeera host Jamal Rayyan posted comments on YouTube last month in condemnation of Israel and in support of Hamas and jihadism.
The Trump administration is seeking the dismissal of a suit alleging the nonprofit helmed by former president Jimmy Carter has used taxpayer funding to provide material support to international terrorist groups, including Hamas.
The Israeli military said Friday that it prevented Hamas from breaching the border fence between the Gaza Strip and Israel to carry out acts of terrorism under the cover of a Palestinian protest.
Israel said Wednesday it had thwarted a planned terrorist attack, arresting 10 Palestinians suspected of plotting an attack on a navy ship off the Gaza Strip coast.
“‘I don’t want this life’: 10 Palestinians shot dead by Israeli army on Gaza border,” read a Washington Post headline from Friday. That headline—later changed with updated figures to a more neutral: “Fifteen Gazans dead after Israeli army, Palestinians clash at border fence, officials say”—used part of a quote from 22-year-old Yahya Abu Assar, a Palestinian living in the Gaza Strip who added, “I want to be shot.”
It is a sad irony that an organization founded in the wake of the Holocaust to prevent war and protect human rights now helps advance the cause of terrorist groups seeking to destroy the Jewish state.
The Palestinian terrorist group Hamas is planning a mass demonstration along Israel’s border on Friday, prompting fears of a new war with the Jewish state ahead of the Passover holiday, according to regional experts and U.S. officials who say they are closely monitoring the situation.
The Trump administration announced on Wednesday a slate of new sanctions on an Iranian-backed terror organization and its top allies in the Hamas movement, according to an announcement that is being viewed as part of an effort to disrupt the Islamic Republic’s terror networks operating on the border of Israel.
Senior Hamas official Imad al-Alami is in critical condition after he accidentally shot himself in the head on Tuesday while inspecting his weapon, according to the group’s spokesperson, Fawzi Barhoum.
Sen. Tom Cotton (R., Ark.) responded Friday to violent protests by Palestinians over the Trump administration’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, saying the U.S. will not accept a “rioter’s veto” over its policy decisions.