A year has passed since Israel and Gaza last went to war but one of the war’s most important lessons has yet to be learned. In its much anticipated report on last summer’s Operation Protective Edge, a commission appointed by the UN Human Rights Council
Despite the global focus on the dangers of systematic and organised crime, the pharmaceutical industry has revealed itself to be vulnerable to acts of terrorism. Dr. Miri Halperin Wernli, Dr. Boaz Ganor and Mollie Shields- Uehling reveal the steps that the industry should take to
The documentary presents unique data which demonstrates that at least one terrorist organization – Hezbollah – is already involved in manufacturing and distributing counterfeit medications. Hezbollah is liable to use its production centers, international smuggling and distribution networks, and ties to international crime syndicates to
On January 7, 2015, Said Kouachi and Cherif Kouachi (two brothers born and raised in France) entered the headquarters of the French satirical newspaper “Charlie Hebdo” and opened fire, killing twelve people and injuring eleven. Written By Prof. Boaz Ganor & Dr. Miri Halperin Wernli
The assassination of filmmaker Theo van Gogh rocked Dutch society and politics. In the aftermath of the murder, the government has set about a process of fundamentally changing its policies towards Islam, Muslims, and integration. These issues have become issues of national security.
This article will analyze whether the emergence of an Islamic party at the head of the Palestinian Authority (PA) has caused a change in Hizb al-Tahrir al-Islami’s view of the PA.
With the recent unraveling of events in Gaza, Israel and the international community have an opportunity to reshuffle the deck in this terror-riddled region. This opportunity must not be wavered.
In my previous op-ed of December 23, “Needed, A strategy against Hamas”, I advocated that Israel’s main strategic goal in a future military operation, should be the prevention of Hamas’ increased military and political strength and the shattering of the organization’s exclusive control of the
Hamas’ show of strength during its mass rally on December 14, 2008, celebrating its 21 anniversary, and the threatening declarations of its leaders in Gaza and Damascus, culminated in the cancellation of the six-month cease-fire (tahidyeh) with Israel. This stands in contrast to the lack
On January 27th 2009 an explosive charge was blown up near the Kisufim passage in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. As a result of the explosion, one soldier was killed and three were wounded. It is the first serious incident since the withdrawal
Hamas’ minister, Said Siam, considered one of the most senior members of the Palestinian group’s leadership, was killed on 15 January 2009 afternoon in an Israeli air strike on his brother’s home in Gaza City. Siam, 50, is the most senior Hamas figure was killed
As the Israeli operation in Gaza moves toward the end of its third week, voices of criticism are echoing among the international media. Although many people around the world accept Israel’s right to defend its citizens from ongoing, daily missile attacks launched by Hamas against
In order to further strike Hamas, the ground offensive must be expanded and more forces should be thrown into battle intended to maintain the operational and the psychological pressure and the momentum to crash and suppress Hamas’ remaining operational capabilities and influence its leaders’ motivations.
The IDF killed Amir Yusuf Mansi, who was the commander of Hamas rocket cells operating in the Gaza City area. Manasi, engineer in his education, was killed in aerial assault while firing mortar shells at IDF forces in Gaza. According to the Israeli army Mansi
Urban warfare is the most difficult battlefield, where Hamas and Islamic Jihad have a relative advantage, with local knowledge and prepared positions. Israeli Army has also come prepared for a battle both sides knew was inevitable. The asymmetric urban battle is waged among civilians and
War is terrible. It causes undue suffering and death to many. It has lasting impact on its victims. It must not–under any circumstances–be conducted in vain. Human life is too valuable. There are, however, just wars predicated on self-defense, such as Israel’s war on Hamas.
It is a clear and known fact that Hamas deliberately uses the strategy of human shields in its operational terrorist and guerrilla activities. This commentary provides an elucidated review of the Hamas’ usage of Palestinian civilians as human shields in their efforts to exploit the IDF’s
Sheikh Dr. Nizar Rayyan – one of the most prominent leaders of Hamas in Gaza – was killed in an air strike in the Gaza Strip, the first such attack in its six-day-old offensive. The air strike killed Nizar Rayyan along with nine other people, including
The success of Israel’s military campaign to reach its security objectives and crack Hamas, as declared by the Israeli government, will have a direct impact on the Islamization and radicalization of the Palestinian issue as represented by Hamas, which poses a direct threat for any potential