Weekly Updates

Spotlight on Iran (June 16 -30, 2019)

Iranian media highlighted the statements made by the Secretary of the Security Council of Russia, Nikolai Patrushev, during the summit of national security advisers in Jerusalem. According to Patrushev Iran supports the war on terror in Syria and was and remains Russia’s ally. Against the backdrop of escalating tensions between Iran and the United States several attacks were carried out against U.S. interests in Iraq. Last week, the Iraqi deputy chief of staff for training and operations visited Tehran and met with senior Iranian military officials. In mid-June a senior delegation of Hamas leaders met the Iranian minister of intelligence at the Iranian embassy in Beirut.

Spotlight on Global Jihad (June 20-26, 2019)

The Syrian army’s ground offensive against the rebel organizations, which has been going on for nearly two months, is still bogged down. The Iraqi arena: ISIS’s main event was a suicide bombing attack in a Shiite mosque in east Baghdad (10 killed and 30 wounded). In ISIS’s various provinces in the Middle East, Africa and Asia, routine activity continues. ISIS recently released videos filmed by its operatives in the various provinces. In these videos, the operatives are seen renewing their pledge of allegiance to ISIS leader

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (June 19 –25, 2019)

On Friday, June 21, 2019, the weekly return march was held along the Israel-Gaza Strip border. About 6,000 Palestinians participated, slightly more than in recent weeks. Even after the fishing zone off the Gaza Strip coast was increased and funds from Qatar entered the Gaza Strip, arson terrorism continues and its scope has increased. Demonstrations were held in several cities in Judea and Samaria to protest the economic workshop in Bahrain.

Spotlight on Global Jihad (June 13-19, 2019)

In the Idlib region, thefighting continues between the Syrian army and the rebel organizations, led by the Headquarters for the Liberation of Al-Sham. ISIS is concentrating its efforts in the Syrian arena on extensive terrorist and guerrilla activity against the Kurdish SDF forces. In Iraq ISIS continued its terrorist and guerrilla activity in the various provinces, mainly in northern and western Iraq. In ISIS’s various provinces in the Middle East, Africa and Asia, the “routine” activity continued.

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (June 12 –18 , 2019)

On Friday, June 14, 2019, the return march was held as usual along the Israel-Gaza Strip border. The number of participants was relatively small (about 4,300) and the level of violence was relatively low. Systematic arson terrorism continues, even after the money from Qatar was delivered to the Gaza Strip. The Qatari envoy entered the Gaza Strip with $25 million for distribution to needy families, funding UN projects and p

Spotlight on Iran (June 2 -16, 2019)

On June 13, two oil tankers were attacked in the Gulf of Oman. Iran rejected the accusations and blamed foreign actors for the attack, which was carried out during a visit of the Japanese prime minister to Tehran. The deputy commander of the IRGC called Iranian presence in Syria “the realization of a divide duty”. During a visit to the Khuzestan Province in southwestern Iran, the senior military adviser of the Supreme Leader of Iran called to connect Iran, Iraq and Syria. During the Quds Day speeches in the Gaza Strip, senior Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad Officials thanked Iran for its support for the Palestinians

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