Wednesday, August 17, 2016
LIBERATED FROM ISIS,SYRIAN WOMEN BURN BURQAS,MEN BUZZ BEARDS.
28 And when these things begin to come to pass,(ALL THE PROPHECY SIGNS FROM THE BIBLE) then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption (RAPTURE) draweth nigh.
29 And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree,(ISRAEL) and all the trees;(ALL INDEPENDENT COUNTRIES)
30 When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand.(ISRAEL LITERALLY BECAME AND INDEPENDENT COUNTRY JUST BEFORE SUMMER IN MAY 14,1948.)
3 A fire devoureth (ATOMIC BOMB) before them;(RUSSIAN-ARAB-MUSLIM ARMIES AGAINST ISRAEL) and behind them a flame burneth: the land is as the garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness; yea, and nothing shall escape them.
30 And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.(ATOMIC BOMB AFFECT)
12 And this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet,(DISOLVED FROM ATOMIC BOMB) and their eyes shall consume away in their holes,(DISOLVED FROM ATOMIC BOMB) and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.(DISOLVED FROM ATOMIC BOMB)(BECAUSE NUKES HAVE BEEN USED ON ISRAELS ENEMIES)(GOD PROTECTS ISRAEL AND ALWAYS WILL)
13 And it shall come to pass in that day, that a great tumult from the LORD shall be among them; and they shall lay hold every one on the hand of his neighbour, and his hand shall rise up against the hand of his neighbour.(1/2-3 BILLION DIE IN WW3)(THIS IS AN ATOMIC BOMB EFFECT)
47 And say to the forest of the south, Hear the word of the LORD; Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will kindle a fire in thee, and it shall devour every green tree in thee, and every dry tree: the flaming flame shall not be quenched, and all faces from the south to the north shall be burned therein.
18 Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them in the day of the LORD'S wrath; but the whole land shall be devoured by the fire of his jealousy: for he shall make even a speedy riddance of all them that dwell in the land.
1 For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven;(FROM ATOMIC BOMBS) and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.
And here are the bounderies of the land that Israel will inherit either through war or peace or God in the future. God says its Israels land and only Israels land. They will have every inch God promised them of this land in the future.
Egypt east of the Nile River, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, The southern part of Turkey and the Western Half of Iraq west of the Euphrates. Gen 13:14-15, Psm 105:9,11, Gen 15:18, Exe 23:31, Num 34:1-12, Josh 1:4.ALL THIS LAND ISRAEL WILL DEFINATELY OWN IN THE FUTURE, ITS ISRAELS NOT ISHMAELS LAND.
12 TRIBES INHERIT LAND IN THE FUTURE
REBUILT 3RD TEMPLE
1 And there was given me a(MEASURING) reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein.
2 But the court which is without the temple leave out,(TO THE WORLD NATIONS) and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.(JERUSALEM DIVIDED BUT THE 3RD TEMPLE ALLOWED TO BE REBUILT)
27 And he( THE ROMAN,EU PRESIDENT) shall confirm the covenant with many for one week:(1X7=7 YEARS) and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease,(3 1/2 yrs in TEMPLE SACRIFICES STOPPED) and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.
1 But in the last days it shall come to pass, that the mountain of the house of the LORD shall be established in the top of the mountains, and it shall be exalted above the hills; and people shall flow unto it.
2 And many nations shall come, and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, and to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for the law shall go forth of Zion, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
3 And he shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.
4 But they shall sit every man under his vine and under his fig tree; and none shall make them afraid: for the mouth of the LORD of hosts hath spoken it.
5 For all people will walk every one in the name of his god, and we will walk in the name of the LORD our God for ever and ever.
31 And arms shall stand on his part, and they shall pollute the sanctuary of strength, and shall take away the daily sacrifice, and they shall place the abomination that maketh desolate.(3RD TEMPLE REBUILT)
11 And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away,(AT THE MIDPOINT OF THE TRIBULATION PERIOD)(3RD TEMPLE SACRIFICES STOPPED BY DICTATOR) and the abomination that maketh desolate set up,(TO WORSHIP THE DICTATOR OR DIE) there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days.(1,290 DAYS)(AN EXTRA 30 DAYS AT THE END OF THE 7 YEAR TRIBULATION PERIOD FOR JESUS TO DESTROY THE ARMIES AGAINST JERUSALEM.AND TO JUDGE THE SHEEP AND GOAT NATIONS OF MATTHEW 25:31-46-HOW THEY TREATED ISRAEL DURING THE 7 YEAR TRIBULATION PERIOD.AND THEN I BELIEVE JESUS WILL REBUILD THE 4TH TEMPLE 25 MILES FROM THE CURRENT TEMPLE MOUNT.AND THEN JESUS RULES FOR THE 1,000 YEARS-THEN FOREVER FROM THAT 4TH TEMPLE.)
15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)(THE DICTATOR SITS IN THE REBUILT 3RD TEMPLE CALLING HIMSELF GOD AT THE MIDPOINT OR 3 1/2 YEAR PERIOD OF THE 7 YEAR TRIBULATION PERIOD.OR 7 YEAR PEACE TREATY BETWEEN ISRAEL-ARABS AND MANY OF DANIEL 9:27)
16 Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:
Temple Mount won’t be like Mecca, Medina,’ senior Likud MK says-Ex-Shin Bet chief says Israel won’t allow holy site to be exclusive to Muslims; Jordanian minister accuses Jews of ‘viciously storming’ compound-By Times of Israel staff August 15, 2016, 9:05 pm
The chairman of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee on Monday hit back at Jordan’s allegations of Israeli misconduct at the Temple Mount, saying Jerusalem will not allow the holy site to become exclusive to Muslims like the Saudi Arabian cities of Mecca and Medina.Earlier Monday, King Abdullah II said his country would continue to defend the al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem from what he called “repeated stormings” by “extremist” Jews, and by opposing attempts “to divide the al-Aqsa Mosque temporally or spatially.”Hours later, a Jordanian minister denounced the “vicious” visits to the site by some 200 Jews on Sunday, who were commemorating the Tisha B’Av day of mourning for the destruction of the two Temples at the compound.Likud MK Avi Dichter, a former head of the Shin Bet security agency, told Israel Radio the Palestinians were expanding their protests against having Jews in the vicinity of the Al-Aqsa mosque to barring non-Muslims from the entire area.“Recently there is an intensifying trend called ‘the defense of al-Aqsa.’ This defense has greatly widened from the mosque in the southern portion of the Temple Mount; now they are talking about the entire area of the Temple Mount. Israel will not lend a hand to this,” Dichter said.“The thought that they will do to the Temple Mount what has been done in Saudi Arabia, where it has been decreed that the holy cities of Islam — Mecca and Medina — are just for Muslims — this type of twisted thought will not be allowed to be realized,” he added.“We will honor the holiness of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem and we will stand by our rights on the Temple Mount,” the former Shin Bet chief said.The Temple Mount is the holiest site in Judaism and third-holiest in Islam. The compound, and the Al-Aqsa Mosque atop it, have been a recurring source of tension in Jerusalem in recent years.Palestinians have cited Israeli “provocations” there as one of the main catalysts for months of violent attacks this year and late last year. They have become increasingly wary of Israel’s intentions at the holy site, often accusing the Jewish state of attempting to impose greater control over the compound, and even of planning to eliminate the mosque and establish Jewish hegemony there. Israel has repeatedly denied any change in the status-quo at the site, under which Jews may visit, but may not pray.In addition to King Abdullah’s criticism of Israel, Jordan’s Minister of Waqf and Islamic Affairs Wael Arabiyat on Monday slammed as “vicious” the visit to the Temple Mount Sunday of some 200 Jews commemorating the fast day of Tisha B’Av.On Monday, Arabiyat charged that “400 Israeli settlers” who visited the site created “a blatant challenge to the feelings of Muslims and a clear violation of international law and norms.”In a report by the official Jordanian news agency, Petra, the minister is said to have charged the Jews with “assaulting and arresting the [Muslim] worshipers and the talmudic rituals the settlers performed in the mosque.”The report called the visits, “Israeli assaults against the Al-Aqsa Mosque,” and claimed the Jews who visited the site were “ultra-Orthodox.” The vast majority of ultra-Orthodox rabbinic authorities forbid their adherents from visiting the holy site for reasons of ritual purity.During the Jewish “assault,” the “steadfast brethren of the al-Aqsa mosque, youth and worshipers…stood up against the vicious raids,” the Jordanian report said.“The minister also warned that the continuation of such violations will trigger a religious war which His Majesty King Abdullah II has repeatedly warned against,” the Petra report said.
1 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
2 Son of man, set thy face against Gog,(RULER) the land of Magog,(RUSSIA) the chief prince of Meshech (MOSCOW) and Tubal,(TOBOLSK) and prophesy against him,
3 And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog,(LEADER OF RUSSIA) the chief prince of Meshech(MOSCOW) and Tubal:TOBOLSK)
4 And I (GOD) will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws,(GOD FORCES THE RUSSIA-MUSLIMS TO MARCH) and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed with all sorts of armour, even a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords:
5 Persia,(IRAN,IRAQ) Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet:
6 Gomer,(GERMANY) and all his bands; the house of Togarmah (TURKEY) of the north quarters, and all his bands: and many people with thee.(AFRICAN MUSLIMS,SUDAN,TUNESIA ETC)
7 Be thou prepared, and prepare for thyself, thou, and all thy company that are assembled unto thee, and be thou a guard unto them.
1 Therefore, thou son of man, prophesy against Gog,(LEADER OF RUSSIA) and say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech (MOSCOW) and Tubal: (TUBOLSK)
2 And I will turn thee back,(RUSSIA-ARAB MUSLIM ISRAEL HATERS) and leave but the sixth part of thee,(5/6TH OR 300 MILLION DEAD RUSSIAN/ARAB/MUSLIMS I BELIEVE) and will cause thee to come up from the north parts,(RUSSIA) and will bring thee upon the mountains of Israel:
3 And I will smite thy bow out of thy left hand, and will cause thine arrows to fall out of thy right hand.
4 Thou shalt fall upon the mountains of Israel, thou, and all thy bands,( ARABS) and the people that is with thee: I will give thee unto the ravenous birds of every sort, and to the beasts of the field to be devoured.
5 Thou shalt fall upon the open field: for I have spoken it, saith the Lord GOD.
6 And I will send a fire on Magog,(NUCLEAR ATOMIC BOMB) and among them that dwell carelessly in the isles: and they shall know that I am the LORD.
7 So will I make my holy name known in the midst of my people Israel; and I will not let them pollute my holy name any more: and the heathen shall know that I am the LORD, the Holy One in Israel.
In first, Russian bombers fly from Iran to hit Syria-First missions from Iranian airfields target weapons and fuel depots, command posts, Moscow says-By AFP August 16, 2016, 1:21 pm-the times of israel
MOSCOW, Russia — Russian warplanes on Tuesday flew out from an Iranian air base to conduct strikes against jihadist groups in war-torn Syria, the defense ministry in Moscow said.The raids are the first Russia has reported carrying out from a base in Iran since the Kremlin launched its Syrian bombing campaign in support of long-time ally Bashar Assad last September.“On August 16 Tu-22M3 long-range bombers and Su-34 frontline bombers, flying with a full bomb load from the Hamedan air base (Islamic Republic of Iran), conducted a group air strike against targets of the Islamic State and Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist groups in the provinces of Aleppo, Deir Ezzor and Idlib,” the ministry said in a statement.The strikes resulted in the destruction of “five large warehouses with weapons, ammunition and fuel” and jihadist training camps near Aleppo, Deir Ezzor, the village of Saraqeb in the Idlib region and Al-Bab, an IS-held town in Aleppo province, the statement said.The bombing also targeted three command centers near the village of Jafra and Deir Ezzor, killing “a large number of fighters,” Moscow said.Iran and Russia are the two firmest backers of the Assad regime and have opposed international calls for the Syrian leader to step down in a bid to resolve a civil war that has killed more than 290,000 people since it erupted in March 2011.Iran is Assad’s main regional ally and has provided steady military, financial, and political support to the regime.Russian defense minister Sergei Shoigu claimed separately in comments aired Monday that Russia and the United States are also close to joining forces around Syria’s ravaged second city of Aleppo, where Russian planes and regime forces are battling rebels for control.Fighting for the city has intensified after regime troops seized control of the last supply route into rebel-held areas in mid-July.The increased fighting has raised concerns for the estimated 1.5 million civilians still in Aleppo, including some 250,000 in rebel-held areas.
US nukes at Turkey base at risk of seizure — report-Think tank warns nuclear assets at Incirlik airfield could fall to ‘hostile elements’ amid protracted civil strife-By AFP and Times of Israel staff August 15, 2016, 9:58 am
Dozens of US nuclear weapons stored at a Turkish air base near Syria are at risk of being captured by “terrorists or other hostile forces,” a Washington think tank warned Monday.Critics have long been alarmed by America’s estimated stockpile of about 50 nuclear bombs at Incirlik in southern Turkey, just 110 kilometers (70 miles) from the border with war-torn Syria.The issue took on fresh urgency last month following the attempted coup in Turkey, in which the base’s Turkish commander was arrested on suspicion of complicity in the plot.“Whether the US could have maintained control of the weapons in the event of a protracted civil conflict in Turkey is an unanswerable question,” said Monday’s report from the Stimson Center, which describes itself as a “nonpartisan think tank devoted to addressing transnational challenges in order to enhance global peace and economic prosperity.”Incirlik is a vital base for the US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria, with the strategically located facility affording drones and warplanes fast access to IS targets.“The continued presence of these weapons at five sites in Europe, particularly in Turkey, raises serious risks of their seizure by terrorists or other hostile forces,” the report said.But the Pentagon in March ordered families of US troops and civilian personnel stationed in southern Turkey to quit the region due to security fears.“From a security point of view, it’s a roll of the dice to continue to have approximately 50 of America’s nuclear weapons stationed at Incirlik Air Base in Turkey,” report co-author Laicie Heeley said.“There are significant safeguards in place. … But safeguards are just that, they don’t eliminate risk. In the event of a coup, we can’t say for certain that we would have been able to maintain control,” she told AFP.-‘Avoided disaster so far’-While the Pentagon does not discuss where it stores nuclear assets, the bombs are believed to be kept at Incirlik as a deterrent to Russia and to demonstrate America’s commitment to NATO, the 28-member military alliance that includes Turkey.The Incirlik nuke issue has been the subject of renewed debate in the United States since the coup attempt.“While we’ve avoided disaster so far, we have ample evidence that the security of US nuclear weapons stored in Turkey can change literally overnight,” Steve Andreasen, director for defense policy and arms control on the White House National Security Council staff from 1993 to 2001, wrote in an opinion piece in the Los Angeles Times last week.Kori Schake, a fellow at the California-based Hoover Institution, noted in a written debate in the New York Times that “American nuclear forces cannot be used without codes, making the weapons impossible to set off without authorization.”“The fact that nuclear weapons are stationed in Turkey does not make them vulnerable to capture and use, even if the country were to turn hostile to the United States,” she argued.The Pentagon declined to comment on questions arising from the Stimson study.“We do not discuss the location of strategic assets. The (Department of Defense) has taken appropriate steps to maintain the safety and security of our personnel, their families, and our facilities, and we will continue to do so,” it said in a statement.The Incirlik concerns were highlighted as part of a broader paper into the Pentagon’s nuclear modernization program, through which the United States would spend hundreds of billions of dollars to update its atomic arsenal.The authors argue that a particular type of bomb — the B61 gravity bomb — should be immediately removed from Europe, where 180 of the weapons are kept in Belgium, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands and Turkey.
Liberated from IS, Syrian women burn burqas, men buzz beards-In terror group’s former stronghold of Manbij, one cheering woman shouts as she sets veil alight: ‘To hell with whoever invented this thing’-By Times of Israel staff and Agencies August 14, 2016, 7:04 pm
In scenes of joy from a Syrian city liberated from Islamic State occupation in recent days, residents of Manbij were seen celebrating in the streets, with women burning burqas — full-body coverings, which also hide the face — and men cutting beards that had been mandated by their rulers.“To hell with whoever invented this thing,” one woman cried as she held a lighter to a black robe, in a video obtained by the Middle East Media Research Institute. “They stifled us in this. Let them wear it themselves.”IS imposes a harsh and extreme version of Islam on the territory under its control, including a mandatory dress code. Under the extremists’ reign, women had to wear long black cloaks that covered all but their eyes, while all adult men were forced to grow beards. Smoking was banned.The woman herself was draped in an abaya, covering her entire body except for her face.Children and other women around her clapped and cheered as the cloth began smoking. “This will be the fate of Daesh,” a man interjected, using another name for IS.The last remaining IS fighters abandoned the city of Manbij near the Turkish border on Friday after a rout the Pentagon said showed the extremists were “on the ropes.” The retreat from the city which IS captured in 2014 was the jihadists’ worst defeat yet at the hands of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an Arab-Kurdish alliance backed by US air power.In the street celebration, another woman wearing a red head covering helped the first hold the burning robe aloft.“May Allah burn the hearts of the IS members like they burned us and our men!” she called, receiving hearty agreement of the group. “May Allah burn them in the hellfire, and before that, in the fire of the Kurds!” she added. Cheers again.“May Allah support the believers and take the Jews, oh Lord,” she cried.This, too, was applauded.On the streets, men and women were seen embracing the liberating militias, as men trimmed their facial hair.One man with a prosthetic arm flagged down a cameraman. “Allah be praised,” he said. “What happened to your hand?” the cameraman asked. “They chopped off my hand,” the amputee said, smiling. “They said I’d stolen a motorcycle.” Exclusive footage from #Manbij, people fleeing #ISIL. pic.twitter.com/OQYRAlED1L— Barzan Sadiq (@BarzanSadiq) August 13, 2016-“May God destroy them. They slaughtered us,” a young man shouted in a Manbij square. “May they not live for a minute.”In a photo posted online by Kurdish activists, a young woman defiantly uncovered her face while smoking a cigarette and flashing a victory sign.Freedom….and a long good drag with love from a fully liberated #Manbij. #Isis fully driven out. pic.twitter.com/t95aI1GNXm— Hala Jaber (@HalaJaber) August 12, 2016-Fleeing fighters took around 2,000 civilians hostage Friday, including women and children, to ward off airstrikes as they headed towards the IS-held frontier town of Jarabulus, according to the SDF.At least some captives were later released or escaped, the alliance said Saturday, but the whereabouts of the rest were unknown.“There are no more IS fighters” left in Manbij, an SDF member said.Manbij is a key town in the anti-IS struggle because the jihadists were using it as a waypoint between the Turkish border and Raqqa, the jihadists’ de facto capital.
Some 35 Palestinians injured in clashes with IDF near Hebron-Army carries out overnight operation to uncover weaponry, ammunition in al-Fawar refugee camp-By Agencies and Times of Israel staff August 16, 2016, 4:01 pm
Some 35 Palestinians were wounded in clashes with IDF troops in the southern West Bank on Tuesday, according to Palestinian medical officials.The clashes erupted when a large convoy of Israeli military vehicles entered the al-Fawar refugee camp, near the flashpoint city of Hebron, witnesses said.The Palestinian Red Crescent said live fire struck about 10 people after rioters threw large rocks at Israeli troops. It says the 25 others were struck by rubber bullets.The IDF said its forces were on an overnight operation “to uncover weaponry” in the camp, when “dozens of Palestinians hurled IEDs (improvised explosive devices), blocks and rocks” at them.Dozens of Palestinians reported wounded at al-Fawwar Refugee Camp by Israeli occupation live fire pic.twitter.com/MFJLSL3uuO— Palestine Video (@PalestineVideo) August 16, 2016-The troops “responded with riot dispersal means and fired 0.22 caliber bullets toward main instigators,” an IDF spokeswoman said, adding that the troops had found “two improvised handguns, other weapons and ammunition.”The military said it fired toward the riot’s main instigators to try to prevent escalation. The clashes continued until around noon, an AFP photographer reported. Israeli Forces raided Al-Fawwar Camp in Hebron this morning and 25 Palestinians injured during the clashes. pic.twitter.com/UUhOQuZJYu— Razan | Palestine (@Razan_Palestine) August 16, 2016-The army closed off the Fawar camp for 26 days last month after a gunman belonging to a Hamas terror cell fired on a car carrying an Israeli family on a nearby West Bank road, causing the vehicle to crash. The driver, Rabbi Miki Mark from Otniel, was killed and his wife and two children were injured in the attack.Israel arrested more than a dozen Palestinians in connection with the terror attack.The Israeli army has also been clamping down on Palestinian workshops manufacturing arms in the West Bank.The Hebron area has been a key center of a wave of deadly violence that has rocked Israel and the Palestinian territories since last October.The violence has killed 34 Israelis and four foreign nationals in the string of Palestinians attacks. Over 200 Palestinians have also been killed in that time period, most of them while carrying out knife, gun or car-ramming attacks, Israeli authorities say.
4 Gaza Palestinians cross border into Israel, are arrested-IDF soldiers apprehend men carrying wire-cutters, minutes after they break through border fence-By Times of Israel staff August 16, 2016, 10:16 am
Four Palestinian men were arrested Tuesday morning in the southern Eshkol region minutes after crossing from the Gaza Strip into Israel, according to Hebrew media reports.IDF troops reportedly apprehended the men shortly after they crossed into Israeli territory.They were said to be carrying wire-cutters used to cut through the border fence.The Eshkol region lies between the southern Israeli cities of Ashkelon and Beersheba and contains the majority of Israel’s land border with the Gaza Strip.The border fence contains a bevy of sensors and cameras to support the large number of soldiers who regularly patrol the area. Infiltrators are typically caught within hours, if not sooner.Last week, however, a Palestinian man who sneaked into Israel from the Strip evaded capture for nearly 24 hours before he was picked up by security forces. On Tuesday afternoon, soldiers monitoring the closed-circuit cameras along the southern border with Gaza noticed the man cross into Israeli territory in the Eshkol region. The man was found by Border Police officers over six miles (10 kilometers) inside Israeli territory, hiding near some greenhouses outside the town of Netivot.
Shin Bet busts Hezbollah terror cells in West Bank, Israel-From Lebanon and Gaza, Shiite terrorist organization recruited Palestinians for attacks on Israeli targets, security forces say-By Judah Ari Gross August 16, 2016, 4:40 pm-the times of israel
Israel’s security services broke up two terror cells, which had been created by the Hezbollah terrorist organization, arresting nine suspected members over the past few months, officials revealed Tuesday.Hezbollah operatives from the group’s Unit 133 — its foreign operations unit — working out of Lebanon and the Gaza Strip recruited members in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and within Israel through social media sites, notably Facebook, the Shin Bet security service said.The terror cells had planned to carry out suicide bombings and ambush IDF patrols in the West Bank. They received funding from Hezbollah, and some members had begun preparing explosive devices for use in attacks, the Shin Bet says.“The Hezbollah organization has recently made it a priority to try to spark terror acts, doing so from far away, while attempting to not clearly expressing its involvement,” the Shin Bet said in a statement.The terror operatives were arrested earlier this summer, but information about the case was kept under a court-issued gag order. The Shin Bet has credited their operation with thwarting a number of terror attacks against Israeli targets in the West Bank and Israel.According to Israel’s security forces, the ringleader of the West Bank terror cell was Mustafa Kamal Hindi, 18, a resident of Qalqilya.During his interrogation, Hindi told interrogators that he’d been recruited through a Facebook page, “Palestine the Free,” where Hezbollah posted “anti-Israel and pro-jihad content,” the Shin Bet said.Through the page, Hindi was in contact with a Hezbollah operative known only as “Bilal.” The two began speaking through the social media site, but later moved to encrypted forms of communications to avoid detection, the Shin Bet said.Following instructions from “Bilal,” Hindi recruited additional members for the terror cell in order to carry out a shooting attack against an IDF patrol in Qalqilya, the security service said.In June 2016, before they could carry out the alleged attack, Israeli security forces arrested Hindi and the other members of the terror cell: Mehmed Majd Mehmed Amin Daoud, Taher Mehmed Mahmoud Nofal, Islam Iyad Zahir Abu-Sha’ib and Bara’a Iyad Mehmed Sa’id Hemad.All residents of Qalqilya, the alleged terrorists were between the ages of 18 and 22.Daoud, who also maintained connections with the Hamas terrorist group, is accused of assisting Hindi in recruiting the other members, the Shin Bet said.Nofal allegedly purchased the material necessary to create explosive deices for the group, which Hemad helped him to manufacture. Meanwhile, Sha’ib collected intelligence about the IDF patrols in the area in order to plan the attack, the agency said.In addition to the explosive devices, the group had also acquired rifles and begun training to use both, according to the Shin Bet.Soon after the arrest two months ago, the cell was indicted by a West Bank military court with a number of charges, including planning a terror attack.One Hezbollah operative from the Gaza Strip is believed to have recruited three Palestinian men from the West Bank, ranging in age from 22 to 49, to carry out shooting and suicide bombing attacks, the Shin Bet said.‘Najm also agreed to recruit others to join Hezbollah and eventually carry out a suicide bombing on an Israeli bus “in exchange for $900″‘Mehmed Fa’iz Abu-Jadian, a resident of the Gaza Strip and member of Hezbollah’s Unit 133, reached out to Usama Nu’af Sid Najm, a 36-year-old resident of Qabalan, south of Nablus, through Facebook.After making initial contact through the social media, Abu-Jadian instructed Najm to use a computer encryption program in order to contact Hezbollah operatives in Lebanon, according to the investigation.Najm also agreed to recruit others to join Hezbollah and eventually carry out a suicide bombing on an Israeli bus “in exchange for $900,” the Shin Bet said.Najm, along with a resident of the Gaza Strip, Louie Taisir Ali Salame, also spoke with Yousef Mehmed Yousef Hajajrah, a member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) based in Syria, in order to form a branch of the PFLP in the northern West Bank, the Shin Bet said.On March 17, 2016, Najm was arrested and indicted a short time later for “belonging to a terrorist organization, contacting the enemy and importing the enemy’s funds into the region,” the Shin Bet said.Jenin refugee camp resident Ma’aman Issam Abd al-Rahman Nashrati, 22, who had previously been arrested for taking part in riots and was suspected of throwing pipe bombs at Israeli forces, was also recruited to join the Hezbollah terrorist organization through Facebook, the security service said.Abu-Jadian instructed Nashrati to purchase an M-16 assault rifle in order to carry out a shooting attack on IDF troops in the Jenin area, according to investigators.The Gaza-based Hezbollah operative spoke to Nashrati by telephone, as well as through Facebook and secret email accounts. In exchange for recruiting additional operatives and carrying out the shooting attack, Nashrati was “promised that afterwards he would be paid NIS 30,000 ($8,000),” the Shin Bet said.Nashrati was arrested on May 31, 2016, and was later indicted in a military court.From Gaza, Abu-Jadian also recruited 49-year-old Mustafa Ali Mahmoud Basharat, a resident of Tamun in the northern West Bank and former member of the PFLP.Similar to the other men, Basharat was first contacted through social media, before moving on to emails, phone calls and finally an encrypted communication program, the Shin Bet said.In his conversations with Abu-Jadian and other members of Hezbollah, Basharat “expressed his willingness to assist Hezbollah in any way, from carrying out terror attacks to collecting intelligence on targets for attacks. Basharat told his handlers that he had 30 years of experience in security activity. He expressed willingness to recruit others for deployment by Hezbollah and even noted that he was interested in learning how to make explosives devices,” the security service said. ‘The Security Council must finally designate Hezbollah a terrorist organization’-Israeli forces arrested Basharat on June 2, 2016, charging him with belonging to an illegal organization and holding a position in an illegal organization.Within Israel, the Shin Bet also detected multiple attempts by Hezbollah to recruit operatives among the country’s Arab population through a Facebook profile that posted anti-Israel and pro-Palestinian sentiments.In response to these recent attempts by Hezbollah to recruit residents of the West Bank and Israel, Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon called on the international organization to formally recognize Hezbollah as a terror group.“The international community must condemn Hezbollah’s attempts to harm innocent Israeli civilians, and the Security Council must finally designate Hezbollah a terrorist organization,” Danon said in a statement.
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