by David Schenker
Israel completed its fifth day of air operations against Hamas in Gaza today. Meanwhile, throughout the Middle East, battle lines are being drawn between “moderate” Arab regimes like Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and Egypt and the militant camp, led by Syria, Iran, and their Lebanese ally Hizballah. Recent days have seen a flurry of verbal attacks launched against the “moderates,” accusing these states of not being supportive enough of Hamas.
Special Dispatch - No. 2169
December 31, 2008
Khamenei Decrees: Israel is Kafer-e-Harbi; Iranian Martyrdom Seekers Await Khameini's Orders; Iranian Student Organizations Threaten to Take Over Egyptian, Jordanian Diplomatic Representations
Khamenei: Jihad Against Israel
Operation Cast Lead – Update No. 3
Five dead in suspected US missile strike in Pakistan
11 hours ago
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AFP) — A suspected US missile strike on Thursday killed at least five Taliban militants in a tribal area in northwest Pakistan known as a extremist stronghold, local officials said.
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Mosques and Muslim prayer halls have not escaped the relentless bombardment of Hamas targets in Gaza by Israel, which claims the Islamic militants misuse some of the holy sites as weapons depots and command centers.
BACKGROUND: Palestinian missile attacks on Israel
Posted : Wed, 31 Dec 2008 13:24:18 GMT
Author : DPA
Middle East World News Homehttp://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/248401,background-palestinian-missile-attacks-on-israel.html
Tel Aviv - Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip first fired a missile at Israel on October 27, 2001. Since then, around 10,300 rockets and mortar shells have been launched at southern Israel, the non-profit Sderot Media Centre, which keeps a toll, said. The projectiles have killed 32 Israelis, including four since Hamas and other militant groups responded to the current Israeli air offensive in the Gaza Strip by showering Israel with missiles.
No Muslim should be permitted School Bus Driver's Licenses or Commercial Truck Driver's Licenses.
When a Terrorist Gets a School Bus Driver's License in Minnesota, and Uses It
By Janice Kephart, December 31, 2008
On Dec. 28, 2008, the "El Paso Times reported that terrorist and Lebanese national Mohammad Kamal Elzahabi is (finally) facing deportation. Elzahabi has been held by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement since his conviction on three counts of possession of false immigration documents in August 2007. According to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Minnesota, evidence "showed that on Sept. 6, 2001; Sept. 21, 2001 and Feb.7, 2002, Elzahabi used an alien registration receipt card, commonly referred to as a 'green card,' as evidence of his eligibility to stay and work in this country. That card, however, was obtained by fraud."
Note: a preponderence of schoolbus drivers in California appear to be Afghans. Over 40 school buses have been stolen nationwide and are still missing.
Good! Better sooner than later.
Bolton: Gaza raids precursor to Iran war Wed, 31 Dec 2008 19:28:56 GMT http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=80067§ionid=3510203
Former top US diplomat John Bolton says Israeli strikes on Gaza have ignited a multi-front war which could lead to a US attack on Iran. Bolton, a former US ambassador to the UN, accused Iran of supplying arms and equipment to Hamas and making efforts to develop a nuclear bomb.
Pakistani Militant Confesses to Planning Mumbai Attacks
By VOA News
http://www.voanews.com/english/2008-12-31-voa47.cfm?rss=topstories31 December 2008
Senior Pakistani officials have told two U.S. news outlets that a militant leader arrested in Pakistan has confessed to involvement in the November terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India.
Terror Threat In London Severe - Highest Level Since 9/11
Security chiefs in London are extremely concerned that Israel’s actions in Palestine will provoke a furious response by Islamic extremists based in the UK, with 4,000 active terrorists identified by a former head of the Met.
This item is available on the Militant Islam Monitor website, at http://www.militantislammonitor.org/article/id/3787
Two Israelis shot by Arab terrorists in Denmark
December 31, 2008
PA Arab Terrorists Attack Israelis in Denmark, Two WoundedTevet 4, 5769, 31 December 08 08:11by Hana Levi Julian
(IsraelNN.com) Palestinian Authority Arab terrorists attacked a group of young Israelis at a stand in a Danish mall early Wednesday evening.
Local police said the attack took place at approximately 3:20 p.m. at the Rosengirdscentret Center, one of the largest shopping centers in the city of Odense, located about 200 kilometers from Copenhagen.