Turkish ship bearing aid for Palestinians arrives in Ashdod Port, Israel

Turkish ship bearing aid for Palestinians arrives in Ashdod Port, Israel

by WorldTribune Staff, July 3, 2016 Days after re-establishing ties with Israel, Turkey dispatched a shipment of food and medical supplies bound for the Gaza Strip. The Panamanian-registered Lady Leyla cargo ship docked on July 3 at Israel’s southern Ashdod Port, from where Israel will transport the supplies to Gaza. Under the terms of the […]

Egypt, in goodwill test for Hamas, reopens border crossing at Rafah

Egypt, in goodwill test for Hamas, reopens border crossing at Rafah

by WorldTribune Staff, June 2, 2016 In a good faith gesture ahead of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, Egypt on June 1 temporarily reopened the Rafah border crossing at Gaza. The crossing has been all but sealed off since a terrorist attack in the Sinai Peninsula in October 2014 in which Egypt said Hamas […]

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 […]

Execution of Hamas commander tied to gay sex

Execution of Hamas commander tied to gay sex

Special to WorldTribune.com A Hamas commander was executed last month for “moral turpitude” (homosexuality). Mahmoud Ishtiwi was tortured and then executed on Feb. 7 after at least one terrorist under his command admitted to having sex with him, according to a New York Times report. Ishtiwi, who is survived by two wives and three children, […]

Netanyahu plans fences ‘to surround all of Israel’ to protect it from ‘wild beasts’

Netanyahu plans fences ‘to surround all of Israel’ to protect it from ‘wild beasts’

Special to WorldTribune.com The entirety of Israel should be surrounded by fences to protect against infiltration from “wild beasts,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Feb. 9. “At the end of the day as I see it, there will be a fence … surrounding Israel in its entirety. We will surround the entire state of […]

Hamas ‘tank’ mocked on social media as parade float

Hamas ‘tank’ mocked on social media as parade float

Special to WorldTribune.com Hamas recently rolled out what it said was a “captured and rebuilt Israeli tank.” The “tank” was mocked on social media as something more likely to be seen in a carnival than on the battlefield. Twitter users first spotted what looked like car tires between tank treads that were not moving and […]

Hamas ‘terror tunnel’ reached 300 meters into Israel

Hamas ‘terror tunnel’ reached 300 meters into Israel

Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — Hamas has been building advanced tunnels in Israel. The Israeli military has discovered what officials termed the most advanced tunnel constructed by Hamas. The military said Hamas started the 1.7 kilometer tunnel from the Gaza Strip that penetrated 300 meters into Israel. “The tunnel was built for purposes of […]

Recalling how Britain responded to the London Blitz: 42,600 civilians died

Recalling how Britain responded to the London Blitz: 42,600 civilians died

Special to WorldTribune.com By Ed Koch I was struck by an article which appeared in The New York Times on Nov. 19 reporting on the position of the British government on the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas. Almost everyone acknowledges that the Hamas government in Gaza started the war, except for their Muslim supporters […]

Attacks against Israel doubled in September

Attacks against Israel doubled in September

Special to WorldTribune.com JERUSALEM — Israel has reported a sharp increase in insurgency attacks. The Israel Security Agency said strikes from the West Bank, Gaza Strip and Egypt nearly doubled in September 2012. ISA reported 91 attacks in September compared to 51 during the previous month. “The increase was most prominent in attacks originating in […]