Israeli officials announced Tuesday they had successfully foiled a potential assassination plot against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu; saying the Syrian-orchestrated attack would have been devastating to the Jewish State.
According to the Israeli Security Agency, similar to the United States’ FBI, the alleged Syrian-backed terror cell was hoping to carry out attacks against Netanyahu, the American embassy, a Canadian delegation, and the Mayor of Jerusalem.
The agency says a Palestinian with an Israeli identification card was arrested while attempting to enter the country from a refugee camp in East Jerusalem where he plotted the attack.
“During his investigation it was revealed that Rashda planned what was described as a ‘significant terror attack’ against a number of targets, including senior Israeli officials like Netanyahu and Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat,” writes Haaretz.
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HANDLER UNHINGED: Chelsea Says Netanyahu Turning Gaza into ‘STARVATION CAMPS’
Part-time comedian and full-time Trump-hater Chelsea Handler slammed the Israeli government Tuesday; accusing Prime Minister Netanyahu of turning Gaza into “starvation camps” or “mental asylums” after days of Hamas-backed protests.
Handler unloaded on the Israeli leader on social media, saying the “Bibi Crazies” are running the show and are planning future attacks on Iran.
“Now the bibi craizies [sic] are running the show, unchecked and will effectively turn gaza and the left bank into starvation camps or mental asylums, if not already and bomb iran into submission… there will be a religious term for this. i think the evangelicals call it the rapture,” she tweeted.
now the bibi craizies are running the show, unchecked and will effectively turn gaza and the left bank into starvation camps or mental asylums, if not already and bomb iran into submission… there will be a religious term for this. i think the evangelicals call it the rapture.
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) May 15, 2018
The liberal comic is no stranger to controversy when it comes to attacking the President or his allies; going so far as to call for an actual ‘military coup’ to remove Donald Trump from the White House.
ISRAEL UNLEASHED: Netanyahu Strikes Militant Bases in Gaza After Mortar Attack
Israeli Defense Forces struck militant bases in the Gaza Strip Tuesday following a mortar attack on Israeli citizens earlier in the day; raising new fears of a regional conflict between the Jewish State and Iranian-backed fighters operating in the area.
According to Yahoo News, Netanyahu ordered the strike after a “barrage” of at least 28 mortar shells were fired towards Israel.
Israeli officials confirmed the mortars were intercepted by air defense systems and no injuries were reported.
“Israel takes a grave view of the attacks on it and its communities by Hamas and Islamic Jihad from the Gaza Strip,” Netanyahu said. “The [Israeli Defense Forces] will respond to these attacks powerfully.”
Within minutes of the statement’s release, the IDF destroyed at least one militant base operated by Hamas and four bases controlled by Islamic Jihad, a similar terror organization in Gaza.
“The Israeli occupation bears full responsibility for any upcoming escalation,” said a spokesperson for Hamas.
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