Tensions flared up in the Middle East after Hamas militants from the Gaza Strip attacked Israeli territory on October 7th,

when many Israelis living in the settlements near the border were killed and over 200 people, including children, women and the elderly, were taken hostage.

Hamas views its attack as a response to Israeli authorities’ steps against the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. Israel declared a total blockade of the Gaza Strip and launched bombardments of the enclave and some areas in Lebanon and Syria. Clashes are also reported in the West Bank.

Since tensions escalated in the Middle East, rocket and drone attacks on U.S. military bases in Iraq and Syria have become more frequent. Shiite militias have warned that they will increase the number of armed operations in these Arab countries if the U.S. continues to provide military aid to Israel.

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[UPDATE-Day 138-Feb 21-22:00Z] Israel-Hamas War, The Iran Threat: Real Time Reaction and Analysis

Post Views: 279 Saudi Arabia calls for UNSC reform as U.S. vetoes Gaza ceasefire resolution Riyadh has called for reforming the UN Security Council after the U.S. vetoed a Gaza ceasefire resolution submitted by Algeria, the Saudi Arabian Foreign Ministry said in a statement. “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs expresses the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s regret over the veto of the draft resolution calling for an immediate ceasefire in the Gaza Strip and its surroundings. <…> There is a need now more than ever to reform the Security Council to carry out its responsibilities in maintaining international peace and security...

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[UPDATE-Day 137-Feb 20-22:00Z] Israel-Hamas War, The Iran Threat: Real Time Reaction and Analysis

Post Views: 589 Sister of killed Hamas leader arrested Israel’s Border Police arrested Dalal Suleiman, the sister of a senior Hamas official, Salah al-Aruri who was assassinated by the IDF in Beirut last month. An indictment was filed against her for incitement as well as the transfer of funds and support to the terrorist organization. The accused is 52 years old and a resident of Arora in the north of Ramallah. According to the indictment, in the past two years, Suleiman allegedly transferred funds to the Hamas organization, which her brother, or someone on his behalf, used for various purposes....

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[UPDATE-Day 136-Feb 19-22:00Z] Israel-Hamas War, The Iran Threat: Real Time Reaction and Analysis

Post Views: 567 German FM: ‘Iran is the worst violator of human rights’ The German Foreign Minister explains why Iran is still not listed as a terrorist country in the EU, and what the European Union has done against it instead Secretary Antony J. Blinken, German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock, and Indian External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar were asked at the Munich Security Conference regarding their countries’ plans for countering Iranian aggression and human rights abuses. Masih Alinejad, Iranian author, journalist, and activist, asked the ministers: “I am here today with a woman who was in the front line of...

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The Sinister Connection Between Iran and the Houthis

Post Views: 161 The Houthis have been launching near-daily attacks on ships in Red Sea and on Israel since Oct 7th, all thanks to Iran What’s the connection between the Houthis, the Yemeni group terrorizing global shipping in the Red Sea, and the Iranian Regime?   https://d1qvt830j8jy97.cloudfront.net/videos/2024-02/8bfb3a957327c82bb258d914.mp4   ***     ...

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[UPDATE-Day 135-Feb 18-22:30Z] Israel-Hamas War, The Iran Threat: Real Time Reaction and Analysis

Post Views: 860 Explosions in Iran mark a new stage in the conflict with Tehran ‘The fact strikes attributed to Israel in Iran aimed at harming the country’s oil and chemical plants means a new tactic is being employed against its economy instead of field commanders’ Iran’s oil and gas industry, including petrochemical plants that process crude oil into various products, is the most important economic factor in the country. Not only do the Iranian government’s revenues come mostly from these industries, but it also supplies energy needs and petroleum and gas products to the local market, which supports over...

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The U.S. has launched four series of strikes on positions of pro-Iranian militias deployed in Syria’s Deir Ezzor Governorate. The paramilitary groups’ facilities in the desert region of Mayadin and east of the town of Abu Kamal near the border with Iraq were bombed.

The U.S. Air Force also struck positions of pro-Iranian armed groups near the village of Al-Qa’im in western Iraq, near the border with Syria. The U.S. Central Command said that the airstrikes, which hit more than 85 targets, targeted the the Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC, elite units of the Iranian armed forces) and related groups.

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Sources: Media – News Agency – DiplNet – Officials