Articles of the Day 12/21/15: Kuntar dead?
Current Major Trends To Watch
(⇑=increasing, ⇓=decreasing ⇔=no change)
Deepening Russian involvement in Syria– ⇔
Precarious position of Damascus– ⇔
Temple Mount tensions– ⇔
Palestinian terror across Jerusalem– Palestinian attacks continue. ⇑
US retreat from Middle East- ⇔
Pope Francis active in politics– ⇔
Hezbollah\Iran military buildup in north– ⇔
Northern border tension– Israel may have finally killed Samir Kuntar in a Damascus air strike. Rockets strike Israel in response then IDF responds with artillery fire. ⇑
Southern border tension– ⇔
One world government advancement– ⇔
Inner Ring (Countries or terror groups that border Israel)
“Security expert reveals arch-terrorist killed in airstrike was part of Iranian efforts to smuggle terror into Israel, and create ‘Gaza II.'”
Well see if they got him. Rumors of his demise surfaced a few months and he turned up alive and well. Why he was ever released in the first place I will never understand.
“Israel Defense Forces artillery units shelled targets in South Lebanon Sunday evening, shortly after at least three rockets were fired from across the border into Israeli territory.”
“Experts behind the successful final test of ‘agile, lethal’ defense system tout its ‘next-gen’ technology ‘that doesn’t exist elsewhere.”
I hope it works well, as I think the Israelis are very likely going to need it.
“Plans to strip Jerusalem residency rights from Palestinians in the wake of recent violence could affect more than 230,000 people, according to reports.”
I doubt he will go thru with it as it would severely affect the Palestinians economically. They sure deserve it though since 2/3 of them support terror attacks and armed violence.
Outer Ring (countries or terror groups that are close to but not bordering Israel)
“Hamas source denies that Turkish authorities have imposed restrictions on Hamas activities and officials living in country.”
IF he has been booted out of the country then I am sure it is just temporary. This is all for show. This ‘normalized’ relations is fake and is anything but normal.
“In response to Turkey’s downing of a Russian fighter jet on November 24, 2015, Russia deployed its most advanced surface-to-air missile system to Bassel al-Assad International Airport in Latakia Province, eastern Syria. The S-400 SAM system is capable of contesting most of the airspace over Syria, southern Turkey, northern Jordan, a significant portion of Israel, as well as all of Lebanon and Cyprus. This map shows the potential reach of the S-400 missiles stationed in Latakia which have an effective range of up to 250 miles (400km). At 250 miles, the S-400 is able to track and target aircraft based at numerous United States and Allied Coalition airbases (including Incirlik Airbase) in the region.”
1/2 of Israel is covered.