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Author: Shay, Shaul

Malaysia and the War in Gaza

The Hamas terror organization launched an unprecedented attack on Israel on October 7th, 2023, under the name “Al-Aqsa Flood”. Hamas fired a rocket barrage of at least 3,000 rockets into Israel and Hamas terrorists crossed the border with Israel. Around 1,200 Israelis were killed and

The War in Gaza From Local to Regional

Defense Minister Yoav Gallant warned on April 20, 2023, that Israel would likely no longer see limited conflicts on single fronts, but rather would have to face a multi-front escalation in the near future. Defense Minister Galant’s warning proved to be correct and Israel is

Between Gaza and Sana’a

The Houthi rebels in Yemen, with Iran’s support, have intensified hostilities by targeting Israel with missiles and drones, signaling their alignment with Hamas, Hezbollah, and other Palestinian resistance groups. Since October 19, 2023, they have attacked Israel multiple times, with interceptions by the USS Carney,

Jordan and the War in Gaza

The war in Gaza poses difficult challenges to the Hashemite Kingdom, and this happens after a year in which Jordan faced internal crises and external threats (an intra-family crisis and severe economic and social pressures). King Abdullah II knows that his policy regarding the war

The Islamic State versus the Islamic Emirate

Summary: Since the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan in mid-August, there has been an increase in attacks byISIS – K militants targeting Taliban members. ISIS – K is based largely in eastern Nangarhar province but the group has ramped up attacks across Afghanistan since the Taliban

Bahrain as a Sunni-Shia Fault Line

Bahrain has been in turmoil since a 2011 uprising backed by majority Shia Muslims, supported by Iran, which demanded greater rights from the Sunni-led monarchy. The government crushed the protests with the help of its Sunni Arab Gulf allies. Sporadic violence and bomb attacks largely

Jihad in the shadow of the coronavirus

As the coronavirus pandemic spread across the world, some radical Islamic clerics believe the virus was perhaps sent by Allah because of the disobedience and sins of mankind. Other clerics claimed that the pandemic is edging the world closer to the Day of Judgement.[1] [1]

The School Massacre in Peshawar (Pakistan)

At least 148 people, most of them children (132), were killed when Taliban gunmen attacked the Army Public School in Peshawar. The overwhelming majority of the victims were pupils at the school. Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility for the attack. Pakistan needs a comprehensive counter-terrorism

The Garissa University Massacre

At least 148 people were massacred and 79 were wounded when Al-Shabaab, a Somalian Islamist group, attacked a Kenyan university in the northeastern town of Garissa, on April 2, 2015. Kenya’s interior ministry said the dead included 142 students, three policemen and three soldiers

Malaysia – Hamas Military Cooperation

Malaysia has a consistent anti-Israeli and pro-Palestinian foreign policy. Malaysia, Turkey and Qatar were the main supporters of Hamas during itswar against Israel in July – August 2014. Malaysia is a strategic ally of the United States in the war against terrorism (like Turkey and

Suicide Attack Against Shiite Mosque in Kuwait

At least 27 people have been killed and 227 others wounded in a suicide bombing that took place during Friday prayer at a Shiite mosque in Kuwait City. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack, which was the first attack on a Shiite mosque in Kuwait,

Sinai Province Group Beheads Croatian worker in Egypt

Tomislav Salopek, a 31-year-old Croatian was reportedly abducted in western Cairo in July 2015 and beheaded by the “Sinai Province” group, the Egyptian branch of ISIS, formerly known as Ansar Beit al-Maqdis. Ardiseis Egypt, a unit of French firm CGG, which specializes in oil and

The “Talibanization” in the Balkans

The government in Bosnia is currently situated between a rock and a hard place. On the one hand, the US and Western European countries demand the cooperation in the global war on terror, while on the other hand, the authorities and the public have a