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 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 Exclusive Report June 22, 2017
Even the possible death of its “caliph” Baghdadi will not stop ISIS global terror.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis June 21, 2017
Tuesday night, June 20, a terrorist detonated a bomb belt at the Brussels central train station, shouting “Allahu Akbar!” Police shot him dead. The explosion was small and there were no victims this time, but it was the second Islamic State attack in West Europe in two days, following through on its announced Ramadan offensive, despite setbacks in Syria and Iraq.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 17, 2017
The Islamic State claimed three “Lions of the caliphate” committed the coordinated Palestinian stabbing-cum-shooting attack Friday night, June 16, outside Damascus Gate in Jerusalem, in which Border Guard policewoman Hadas Malka was stabbed to death and four people were injured. This was the first coordinated ISIS attack in Israel. The jihadists warned it was not the last.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 6, 2017
The Israeli-Palestinian map is about to undergo changes for the sake of new ties.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 12, 2017
The proposal is to hand over more security control as well as land.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 9, 2017
Islamic State Caliphate terrorists are moving ahead with an ambitious plan to devour a broad stretch of land on the eastern flank of central Sinai, debkafile’s military sources report. This would menace Egyptian beach resorts and another section of the Egyptian-Israeli border.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 8, 2017
A heavy crane truck, driven by a Palestinian terrorist, rocketed back and forth across a patch of grass at the Armon Hanatziv promenade in Jerusalem, murdering 4 soldiers, three of them female servicewomen, and injuring 15.
DEBKAfile Special Report November 11, 2016
As Medvedev visited the Western Wall in support of Israel’s rights in Jerusalem, a mighty Russian fleet was preparing to deliver a crushing blow to Syrian rebel groups holding out in Aleppo - that is until Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton, taking Putin by surprise.
DEBKAfile Special Report October 11, 2016
Israeli security and police authorities fear that the deadly drive-by shooting attack Sun. Oct. 9, was planned as the opening shot of major Palestinian terror assault, most likely in Jerusalem, over the Jewish High Holidays. They are convinced he did not act alone. debkafile reports information received of more than one group of terrorists heading for an attack.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 15, 2016
The US, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Israel too have warned the octogenarian Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas against holding the Oct. 8 municipal elections he has called for the Palestinian-ruled West Bank towns and locales and the Gaza Strip.
DEBKAfile Special Report May 11, 2016
The bomb trap which seriously injured an Israeli officer at the Hizmeh checkpoint north of Jerusalem Tuesday night was primed for a multiple terror attack. The trap consisted of four iron pipe bomb stuffed with explosives, screws and sharp nails. Another explosive devices, some of which were attached to a gas canister, failed to explode because of a technical malfunction and so averted a major disaster.
DEBKAfile Special Report April 18, 2016
Explosion on Jerusalem bus No. 12 on Monday as it travelled on Hebron street around 6:00 p.m., which also ripped through a second bus and injured 20 people, including two seriously
DEBKAfile Special Report March 9, 2016
Palestinian terrorist attacks hit three Israeli towns in quick succession Tuesday, March 8, the day US Vice President Joe Biden landed in Israel. Fears were quickly borne out of a further escalation of terror Wednesday, when he arrived in Jerusalem.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 21, 2016
Israeli and Palestinian security officers are discussing the formation of a new Palestinian militia to take charge of enforcing law and order in the Arab districts of Jerusalem and halting the terrorist campaign emanating from there. debkafile: The dialogue is led by senior Shin Bet and police officials and the Palestinian General Intelligence (Mukhabarat) chief Maj. Gen. Majid Faraj. Concern about the fast-spreading ISIS influence in Palestinian communities has given the project an extra spurt. There is no confirmation that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is in the picture.
DEBKAfile Special Report December 14, 2015
For months, Palestinian terrorists have been using their cars to run down Jerusalem bus commuters as easy victims. Monday, Dec. 14, a Palestinian from Beit Hanina, Jerusalem, crashed his Mazda into a crowd at a bus stop at the northern entrance to Jerusalem and injured 14 people. Doctors are trying to save the crushed foot of an infant of one year and four months. Four others were seriously hurt. The terrorist had an axe ready to slaughter his victims, when a passing civilian shot him dead and averted a massacre.
DEBKAfile Special Report October 14, 2015
Israelis have absorbed the first shock of the wave of Palestinian terror unleashed in the last two weeks. The Palestinians are likely absorbing the package of tough penalties for terror and deterrents the Netanyahu government began putting together Tuesday night. Wednesday, Oct. 14, saw relative calm after the deadly violence reached a new peak Tuesday. The 500 young soldiers mobilized to ramp up Jerusalem security will have to take their cues from a police force under-manned but well-seasoned in handling multiple terror