Hundreds of Jews were trapped in a Paris synagogue on Sunday as violent anti-Israel protesters marched on Bastille Square under a banner that read “Total Support for the Struggle of the Palestinian People,” according to the Times of Israel.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said during an appearance on “Face the Nation” that the tumult in Gaza would not subside anytime soon and that Hamas, not Israel, was responsible for the deaths of Palestinian civilians.
The onslaught of missiles being shot by Hamas from the Gaza strip at Israeli cities is coming at a blistering pace of one rocket every ten minutes, Israeli military officials said on Thursday.
JERUSALEM—Before the sirens stopped wailing last night, the staircase, serving as a shelter, was lined by neighbors, including some women in housecoats hastily donned. It was the first siren to be heard in Jerusalem since the fighting with Hamas began to intensify the day before.
ISIS frontman Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s much-anticipated public rollout has been plagued by some of the same problems that Hillary Clinton has experienced on her mediocre book tour.
The Telegraph reports that al-Baghdadi—a.k.a. “Caliph Ibrahim”—whose Islamist terrorist group recently seized up to $400 million from an Iraqi bank as part of its effort to establish a global caliphate, is under fire for sporting a flashy wristwatch in a video released last week:
In other Iraq developments, the Iraqi government announced that its forces had taken full control over the Bayji oil refinery and that ISIL fighters at the plant had been defeated.
The situation on the ground: Iraq in flames. The black flag of al Qaeda over Sunni-majority cities, Shiite militias cleansing Baghdad neighborhoods of other sects and ethnicities, car and suicide bombs exploding daily, the government of Nouri al-Maliki looking insolent and ineffective, the Kurds hinting at independence. Civil war. Iranian meddling. American defeat.
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) plans to use the territory it has recently secured as a launching pad for attacking the U.S. homeland, according to a new congressional report that cites comments by the leader of the al Qaeda-linked militant group.