Lyubov Razdolsky, 73, was murdered, 48 people injured, by pair of Palestinian suicide bombers in southern Israel town of Dimona
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 5, 2008, 1:21 PM (GMT+02:00)
Her husband is still in critical condition. The terror alert has been raised in Israel to highest level, focusing on the South, Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.
The first bomber wore a 5-10 kilo explosive vest and blew it up in Dimona's shopping center. Among the casualties were women and children. ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 3, 2008, 5:33 PM (GMT+02:00)
No one was hurt.
Palestinians lobbed the first device at passing Israeli cars just out of Jerusalem south of Beit Jala. They missed and the device blew up harmlessly on the road. A second device hidden by the roadside then detonated. It was rigged to explode amid the vehicles which ...
<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span>: Much of southern Israel closed to civilian traffic, US and Israeli bases on high alert for Hamas incursions from Sinai
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 1, 2008, 9:28 AM (GMT+02:00)
Most highways of the southern Negev - which adjoins the unfenced 220-km Egyptian Sinai frontier - were ordered shut to civilian traffic early Saturday, Jan. 26, until further notice. This is Israel's most extensive terror alert ever, debkafile's military sources report. The big Israeli and American air and ...
<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span>: Iran and Saudi Arabia step into Gaza crisis on Day 6 of Palestinian rampage in Sinai<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 1, 2008, 9:27 AM (GMT+02:00)
Hamas bureau chief Khaled Meshaal is holding talks in Riyadh Monday, Jan. 28, while Sunday, a senior Iranian foreign ministry official arrived in Cairo.
Their intervention marks the failure of Egypt and Israel to anticipate the out-of-control exodus of half a million Palestinians from Gaza through a broken border fence and ...
Abbas declares three days' mourning in Palestinian Authority for PFLP's George Habash, pioneer of airline hijacking<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 29, 2008, 9:43 AM (GMT+02:00)
The Palestinian for the Liberation of Palestinian, the PLO's second largest group after Fatah, hijacked its first plane, an El Al flight from Rome to Tel Aviv, in 1968. Two years later, it carried out its spectacular three-plane hijack to Jordan. Like Hamas, this Christian left-wing radical, who broke with ...
<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span> reports: Hamas Sinai coup glorified at counter-Annapolis conference in Damascus<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 26, 2008, 12:36 PM (GMT+02:00)
US and Israeli intelligence sources report that the Hamas coup in breaking down the border between Gaza and Egyptian Sinai was timed for the opening Wednesday, Jan. 23 of the Palestinian National Congress in Damascus. This event was organized by Tehran and Damascus to counter the US-promoted Annapolis conference and ...
<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span>: As trucks bring Gaza fuel, medicines and food from Israel - Palestinians fire 21 missiles Tuesday at Israeli targets
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 25, 2008, 5:18 PM (GMT+02:00)
No casualties were reported in Sderot where 10 Qassam missiles exploded or S. Ashkelon which took two hits Tuesday,. Jan. 22. Gaza's power station is working again, powered by Israeli fuel. The UN Security Council meets Tuesday night for a session called by Arab governments to denounce Israel.
Monday night, Barak ...
<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span>: Egyptian troops give way as more than 350,000 Palestinians surge across Gaza-Sinai crossing. No bar to arms smuggling
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 23, 2008, 8:45 PM (GMT+02:00)
Hamas carried out its threat, reported by debkafile Sunday, to smash its way through the border from Gaza to Egyptian Sinai. Before dawn, Wednesday, Jan. 23, masked men blew up sections of the concrete border wall at the Rafah crossing. Thousands of Palestinians swarmed through as Egyptian border ...
<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span>: Israeli skirmishes on fringes of Palestinian strongholds
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 15, 2008, 7:50 AM (GMT+02:00)
Our military sources report that the Hamas, Jihad Islami and Fatah-al Aqsa Brigades leaders are under no illusion they can stand up to IDF tank columns with air force cover when Israel embarks on a major campaign for capturing sections of Gaza to stamp out Palestinian missile attacks. They are ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 11, 2008, 9:49 AM (GMT+02:00)
The "Aqsa Martyrs", an offshoot of the Al Aqsa Brigades, which belong to Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah movement, has just threatened "a big surprise" for President George W. Bush's 48 hours in Israel and the Palestinian Authority starting Wednesday, Jan. 9. The new threat has further tightened the security measures already ...
<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span> Reports: Hamas-Gaza opens fire on Israeli Navy vessels as violence on Israel's borders mounts ahead of Bush visit<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 10, 2008, 11:55 AM (GMT+02:00)
Our military sources report that Tuesday noon, Jan. 8, Hamas machine-gun positions in Rafah and on offshore fishing boats opened fire on Israeli Navy vessels patrolling Mediterranean waters off the Gaza Strip. The ships' guns returned fire. When it continued and Hamas brought in reinforcements, Israeli Air Force helicopters were ...
<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span> Exclusive: Olmert and Jordan's King Abudullah discuss dissuading Abbas from stepping down<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 8, 2008, 8:43 PM (GMT+02:00)
Have something in writing drawn up with Abbas ready to show Bush - even if it means nothing. That in a word was the advice Jordan's King Abdullah II gave Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert when they met in Aqaba Thursday, Jan. 3. Olmert offered to go along with the ...
Fatah's Al Aqsa Brigades claims to have fired a missile from Jenin to Moshav Shaked across the West Bank border
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 6, 2008, 11:02 AM (GMT+02:00)
The claim made Wednesday night, Jan. 2 is under IDF investigation. Last week, Mahmoud Abbas' Palestinian Authority vowed that Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, Fatah's terrorist arm, is defunct.
Third Israeli air attack Thursday kills Jihad Islami high-up in Gaza, Mohammed Abdullah Abu Murshad, and two aides<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 30, 2007, 3:56 PM (GMT+02:00)
Murshad was in charge of Jihad's technical section which runs Qassam missile production. Altogether, 8 Palestinian terrorists died in Gaza Thursday, Dec. 27: three in Khan Younes, where a Palestinian anti-air missile came closer than ever before to downing an Israeli helicopter, and two Jihad Islami operatives in central Gaza, ...
<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span> Exclusive: Fatah leaders conspire to unseat Salam Fayyad Palestinian PM and pre-empt his control of donated $7.4 bn <br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 27, 2007, 5:43 PM (GMT+02:00)
Our sources report the revolt is led by ousted Gaza strongman Mohammed Dahlan, jailed terrorist Marwan Barghouti and Ahmed Qureia, chief Palestinian negotiator with Israel. The revolt was sparked, debkafile's Palestinian sources reveal, by the international donors' allocation of $7.4 bn for state-building. Dahlan and Co. are determined ...
<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span> Exclusive: Palestinian Hamas leaders from Gaza, on hajj with Israeli permission, met Iranian bosses on escalating anti-Israel war <br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 24, 2007, 10:41 PM (GMT+02:00)
As Palestinian missiles and mortar bombs continued to fly against Israeli border communities, debkafile reports that on Wednesday, Dec. 19, under cover of the annual Muslim pilgrimage which ended Friday, Hamas leaders got together in Mecca with Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the al Qods Brigades officers in ...
<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span> Exclusive: Hamas parades its first female commando and suicide units at huge 20th anniversary Gaza assembly <br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 19, 2007, 5:19 PM (GMT+02:00)
In addition to the female commmandos, our military sources report Hamas has formed hundreds of suicide killers into a large unit for obstructing a major Israeli offensive against its missile-mortar offensive from Gaza.
The hundreds of thousands of participants at the Hamas celebration in Gaza City Saturday, Dec. 15, were ...
<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span> Exclusive: Covert Syrian intelligence arm in al Qaeda-Lebanon sets up shop in Gaza<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 10, 2007, 12:49 PM (GMT+02:00)
Our counter-terror sources report that the radical Fatah al Islam, which fought the Lebanese army almost four months from a stronghold in the Nahar al-Bard Palestinian refugee camp, issued a bulletin on al Qaeda web sites Sunday, Dec. 2. It announced the start of operations against Israel from the Gaza ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 8, 2007, 10:28 PM (GMT+02:00)
Striking high school teachers demonstrating solidarity with Sderot ran for cover with its battered townspeople under the barrage.
Another missile exploded earlier south of Ashkelon. Wednesday night, Dec. 5, Palestinian mortars again pounded Nahal Oz Kibbutz and base. Early morning, two Israelis soldiers were injured in a mortar attack on ...
More than 57 Palestinians injured, dozens detained, in Hebron Wednesday, in the aftermath of anti-Annapolis riots sweeping main West Bank towns as well as Gaza<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 30, 2007, 9:41 PM (GMT+02:00)
For the second time in 24 hours, pro-Abbas security forces opened fire - this time on the mourners at the funeral of a Palestinian shot dead at a rowdy demonstration Tuesday, which marked the opening of the Middle East conference in the US.
The Palestinian demonstrator was killed, scores were injured, ...