UN calls on Hamas to stop planned public executions

UN calls on Hamas to stop planned public executions

by WorldTribune Staff, May 26, 2016 The UN’s Middle East envoy has publicly urged Hamas to halt the public executions of 13 men, most convicted of murder connected to robberies. UN envoy Nickolay Mladenov told the Security Council that public executions are prohibited under international human rights law. “I urge Hamas not to carry out […]

Hamas: Fatah terror cell planned to assassinate Egypt’s Sisi

Hamas: Fatah terror cell planned to assassinate Egypt’s Sisi

By World Tribune Staff on May 17, 2016 A Fatah terror cell plotted to kill Egyptian President Abdul Fatah Sisi and then frame Hamas for the assassination, a senior Hamas official claimed. In a statement on May 16, Hamas representative Salah al-Bardawil said a Gazan terror cell formed by Tawfiq Tirawi, a senior Fatah official […]

Israel seizes 4 tons of rocket chemicals in shipment of salt bound for Gaza

Israel seizes 4 tons of rocket chemicals in shipment of salt bound for Gaza

Special to WorldTribune.com Four tons of a chemical used in the manufacture of long-range rockets was seized by Israeli authorities in a shipment of salt that was bound for the Gaza Strip. Customs and Shin Bet officials at the Nitzana Border Crossing used by Egypt, Israel and the Palestinian Authority seized the four tons of […]

Poll reveals young Palestinians overwhelmingly reject ISIL, don’t trust any leader

Poll reveals young Palestinians overwhelmingly reject ISIL, don’t trust any leader

Special to WorldTribune.com Palestinian youth overwhelmingly oppose Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) and don’t trust any of the Palestinian leadership factions, according to a new poll. Most young Palestinians say they are socially conservative and believe the Israeli-Palestinian conflict cannot be resolved through negotiations, the poll published on April 25 by the Jerusalem […]

Perks of martyrdom called irresistible for ax-wielding Palestinian bachelor

Perks of martyrdom called irresistible for ax-wielding Palestinian bachelor

Special to WorldTribune.com A Palestinian man recently shot and killed by Israeli security forces after attempting a stabbing attack had chosen a life of bachelorhood  for solid theological reasons, according to a news report. He wanted to hold out for the 72 virgins promised to terrorist “martyrs” but that was not the only factor. “Martyrs” […]

Bernie Sanders claims Israel killed 10,000 ‘innocents’ in Gaza

Bernie Sanders claims Israel killed 10,000 ‘innocents’ in Gaza

Special to WorldTribune.com Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders used what was called a grossly exaggerated casualty figure when he accused Israel of killing more than 10,000 “innocent civilians” in the Gaza Strip during the 2014 war with Hamas. Sanders made the comments in a meeting with the New York Daily News editorial board, a transcript […]

Hamas hijacks Israeli TV station during rocket attack

Hamas hijacks Israeli TV station during rocket attack

Special to WorldTribune.com As its jihadists fired rockets into Israel, Hamas broke into Israel’s Channel Two TV on March 11 and broadcast four minutes of terrorist propaganda. The television broadcast was hijacked at the precise moment of the rocket launches, which caused no casualties. Hamas broke into a live satellite broadcast and showed footage featuring […]

Egypt finds Gaza smuggling tunnels big enough for trucks

Egypt finds Gaza smuggling tunnels big enough for trucks

Special to WorldTribune.com Egyptian security forces have discovered smuggling tunnels connecting Gaza to Sinai that are large enough to drive trucks through. Egyptian officials believe the tunnels are the source of weapons being used in Sinai by the affiliate of Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL). Most of the weapons were smuggled into Gaza […]

Anti-Israel coalition plans ‘women flotilla’ for September

Anti-Israel coalition plans ‘women flotilla’ for September

Special to WorldTribune.com An anti-Israel coalition will again attempt to break Israel’s naval blockade of the Gaza Strip, this time with a “Women’s Boat to Gaza”. The Freedom Flotilla Coalition (FFC), which has been behind previous attempts to breach the blockade on Gaza, will launch the Women’s Boat to Gaza (WBG) in mid-September. The WBG […]

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