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Gazans Forced to Pay Thousands In Bribes at Egypt Border Crossing

Gazans Forced to Pay Thousands In Bribes at Egypt Border Crossing

Today’s Top Stories 1. According to Arab reports picked up by i24 News, many Palestinians who last week left Gaza via the Rafah border crossing to Egypt were forced to pay the Egyptians bribes of up to $3,000. Al-Sawaf said that not only were people forced to pay bribes, but the amount differed between the authorities.

Who Killed Hezbollah’s Mustafa Badreddine?

Today’s Top Stories 1. Mustafa Badreddine, Hezbollah’s highest ranking commander, was killed in a mysterious explosion near Damascus International Airport. Whodunnit? Hezbollah blames Islamic State, but the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights disputes this. The New York Times notes the deafening silence on claims of responsibility while Anshel Pfeffer ranks the possible culprits. According to Le Figaro’s

Hezbollah Commanders Smuggling Sons to Europe to Evade Syria Combat

Today’s Top Stories 1. What does US use of roof-knocking mean for the International Criminal Court’s view of Israel’s use of it? 2. The FBI arrested a man who planned to throw a bomb into an Aventura, Florida synagogue while it was crowded with Passover worshippers, Miami’s 7News reports. 3. According to Arab media reports

Independent Panel to Probe UK Labour Party Anti-Semitism

Today’s Top Stories 1. UK Labour Party leader Jeremy announced he appointed an independent investigation of anti-Semitism in the party. Shami Chakrabarti, the former head of civil rights group Liberty, will lead a panel which will consult with the Jewish community and examine ways to tackle anti-Semitism and discrimination. The panel will present its results

Israel to Build Hi-Tech Gaza Barrier

Today’s Top Stories 1. Within two years Israel to complete a new Gaza barrier with tech that senses incursions above and below ground. 2. Members of a Jewish terror network suspected of several attacks on Palestinians in the West Bank, including the firebombing of buildings that had people inside, have been arrested by Israeli security

UNESCO Ignores Jewish Connection to Temple Mount; ‘Accidental’ Chemical Attack in Syria

Today’s Top Stories 1. Dozens of Hezbollah combatants in Syria were ‘accidentally’ killed in a chemical weapons attack carried out by the Syrian military. 2. A United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) resolution on Jerusalem completely ignored any Jewish connection to the Temple Mount, and even accused Israel of “planting fake Jewish graves.” In addition to

Russian Role in Lebanon to Blunt Hezbollah Influence?

Today’s Top Stories 1. NOW Lebanon has my antennae twitching. Lebanese opposition leaders are courting Moscow in an effort to blunt Hezbollah and Iranian influence on the country. A new Russian role in Lebanon would add to Vladimir Putin’s weight in the Mideast. Hmmmmm. 2. Mahmoud Abbas suspended funds to the PFLP — not because the

Hezbollah Building Iranian Missile Base in Syria?

Today’s Top Stories 1. Hezbollah reportedly building an Iranian missile base in Syria. 2. Palestinian Christians have been very unhappy with Hamas and the PA in recent days. According to the Jerusalem Post, their bitterness with Hamas stems from the destruction of antiquities at the remains of Byzantine church discovered in Gaza last week. More

Are Sinai Peacekeepers Retreating From ISIS or Redeploying?

Today’s Top Stories 1. The Obama administration is discussing with Egypt and Israel the possibility of significantly redeploying US and international peacekeepers in the Sinai because of the growing threat posed by Islamic State. Many of the approximately 1,700 monitors from 12 countries would be relocated the southern Sinai. CNN, which broke the story, reports:

Israel Halts Cement Deliveries to Gaza Over Hamas Theft

Today’s Top Stories 1. Fed up with Hamas stealing cement for Gaza reconstruction, Israel suspended deliveries of building materials to the Strip. Israel placed tight restrictions on construction material to prevent Hamas from rebuilding its tunnel network; Hamas, however, has managed to obtain the goods. More on the story at the Jerusalem Post and Times

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