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Hezbollah Mourns Child Soldier

Hezbollah Mourns Child Soldier

Today’s Top Stories 1. Britain disclosed to the UN that Iran has an illicit nuclear procurement network linked to a pair of blacklisted firms. That’s according to documents seen by Reuters. The existence of such a network could add to Western concerns over whether Tehran can be trusted to adhere to a nuclear deal due by


Palestinian Activists Hijacking Baltimore Riots?

Today’s Top Stories 1. A UN inquiry into attacks on its Gaza facilities during Operation Protective Edge released a summary of its findings. As you’d expect, the summary blames Israel for attacking schools where refugees were sheltered and faults the Palestinians for stashing arms in the schools. The story’s splash will be limited for two


Hamas Confirms Dialogue With Israel

Today’s Top Stories 1. Today’s big story is that Israel has been in secret dialogue with Hamas for several weeks. Both sides have an interest in keeping Gaza calm. The cooperation is “partly direct” and partly through Qatari and European mediators, according YNet. (Hamas official Ahmed Yousef confirmed to Maan News that Hamas is having


Nusra Front Takes Control of Yarmouk Refugee Camp

Today’s Top Stories 1. The good news from the Yarmouk refugee camp is that ISIS is gone. The bad news? The Al Qaida-affiliated Jahbat al-Nusra (better known as the Nusra Front) controls the camp. Moreover, the Irish Times reports that the Nusra Front colluded with ISIS to weaken a rival Hamas-linked group calling itself Aknaf Beit


What’s Behind Series of Israeli Gestures to the PA?

Today’s Top Stories 1. The Jerusalem Post and i24 News note that Prime Minister Netanyahu has made quite a few goodwill gestures to the Palestinians of late, most notably allowing the deployment of armed and uniformed Palestinian policemen in certain areas near eastern Jerusalem for the first time since the Oslo accords were signed more


Jihadi John Unmasked

Today’s Top Stories 1. Fleeing ISIS, the first Iraqi Christian refugee reached Israel for medical treatment. Maryam’s an 18-month-old Chaldean born with a hole in her heart. Miles said he expects to see more Iraqi Christians receiving treatment in Israeli hospitals. He has already received requests from other families.   And other minorities may follow


Copenhagen’s Jewish Radio Silenced for Security Reasons

Today’s Top Stories 1. Copenhagen’s Jewish community radio station went off the air for security reasons. Radio host Abraham Kopenhagen turned down an offer of police protection for Radio Shalom. “We must do as instructed, but we will not have police standing outside the door,” he said. “We would rather close down until it is


Iran, Hezbollah Expand Presence in Golan

Today’s Top Stories 1. Iran and Hezbollah are expanding their presence in the Syrian Golan as Bashar Assad’s offensive rolls on. 2. According Arab reports, an Egyptian airstrike killed a Hamas commander in the Sinai. But the family of Abdallah Saeed Kashta maintains he was killed with fellow jihadis in Libya. Hamas denies Kashta was


EU Preparing Fresh Sanctions On Israel?

Today’s Top Stories 1. Fatah cadres pushing for the appointment of a vice president may get their wish at a party congress next month. The Media Line explains why Fatah’s feeling the urgency and Hamas is sure to object: Concerns for the health of Abbas and the law of succession appear to be the driving


UN Gaza Investigator Quits

Today’s Top Stories 1. The head of the UN’s inquiry into the Gaza war, William Schabas, resigned after Israel uncovered that he was once a paid consultant for the PLO. Reuters got the scoop: In a letter to the commission, a copy of which was seen by Reuters, Schabas said he would step down immediately to