Day: April 4, 2013

Abbas: Freeing Terrorists is Our Priority

Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas said on Wednesday, April 3, that the freeing of terrorists serving time in Israeli prisons was a “priority” for his leadership. “The Palestinian leadership gives priority to the prisoners issue and ending their suffering,” Abbas…

Bahrain Labels Hezbollah a Terrorist Entity

While the European Union drags its feet on the issue, the Bahraini parliament on Tuesday, March 26, voted to label the Lebanon-based Hezbollah group a terrorist organization. Hezbollah was accused by Bahrain of seeking to overthrow its government in 2011….

Britain Warns of Far-Right Terror Threat

Britain has warned that far-right extremism poses a real threat to U.K. security. The warning comes as observers note a growing pan-European network of “counter-Jihad’ groups that are actively recruiting vulnerable members. When Anders Breivik went on a killing spree…

Israel-Gaza Fighting Renews Spotlight on Salafist Militants

The heaviest exchange of fire between Israel and Gaza in months is drawing attention to Salafist groups in the Palestinian territory. A group calling itself the Mujahedeen Shura Council says it has launched several rocket strikes on southern Israel since…