Middle East: Antiaircraft Missile is Fired From Gaza, Israeli Officials Say
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Associated Press
October 16, 2012 - 12:00am

Israeli defense officials say that Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip have for the first time fired an antiaircraft missile at Israeli aircraft. The officials say the militants fired a Strela shoulder-fired missile at an Israeli helicopter operating over Gaza last week but missed their target. The officials said Israeli intelligence has long believed that militants in Gaza possessed these weapons, but this was the first time they were fired.

Where Settler Terrorism Comes From
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Daily Beast
by Hussein Ibish - (Opinion) October 9, 2012 - 12:00am

Following a series of violent incidents involving settler and pro-settler Jewish Israeli extremists, including the attempted lynching of a Palestinian youth in Jerusalem, many Israelis expressed concern about the rise in violent hatred within their society and wondered where it was coming from. Several incidents over the weekend demonstrated that this trend is only intensifying and clearly pointed to why.

Cyprus attack plan suspect pleads not guilty
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Associated Press
by Menelaos Hadjicostis - October 5, 2012 - 12:00am

LIMASSOL, Cyprus —A Swedish-Lebanese man on Friday pleaded not guilty to charges he was planning an attack on Israeli citizens in Cyprus, in a case that Israel has said bears similarities to a suicide bombing that killed five Israeli tourists and a bus driver in Bulgaria last summer.

Sinai Group Claims Role in Attack on Israel
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The New York Times
by David Kirkpatrick - September 23, 2012 - 12:00am

CAIRO — An obscure militant group based in Egypt’s North Sinai region claimed responsibility over the weekend for a cross-border attack that killed an Israeli soldier last week. The claim called fresh attention to the uphill struggle the newly formed Egyptian government is facing to control the restive Sinai region

Sinai raids may force Israel-Egypt accord changes
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Associated Press
by Josef Federman - September 23, 2012 - 12:00am

JERUSALEM — Israeli officials said Sunday they would resist any Egyptian attempts to reopen the military arrangements under the countries' historic peace deal, despite the rapidly deteriorating security situation in Egypt's Sinai peninsula.

IDF soldier killed in terrorist attack on Egypt border
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Ynetnews
by Yoav Zitun - September 21, 2012 - 12:00am

  Another serious incident on southern border: An Israeli soldier was killed and another was lightly to moderately injured when terrorists in the Sinai Peninsula opened fire on an IDF patrol in the Mount Sagi area, on the Israel-Egypt border, at around noon Friday. Heavy exchanges of fire ensued, during which the terrorists were killed.

'Egyptian soldier killed in Sinai terrorist clash'
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Jerusalem Post
September 17, 2012 - 12:00am

An Egyptian soldier was killed Sunday in an exchange of fire between terrorists and Egyptian troops and security forces in the Sinai Peninsula, army spokesman Colonel Ahmed Mohammed Ali said, according to AFP. ,

Palestinians who fled Syria protest conditions at south Lebanon camp
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Daily Star
by Mohammed Zaatari - September 12, 2012 - 12:00am

SIDON, Lebanon: Palestinian refugees who fled the violence in Syria protested at Ain al-Hilweh refugee camp in south Lebanon Wednesday, accusing UNRWA of ignoring them.

Egyptian Jihadist Leader Claims Palestinians Behind Rafah Attack
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Al-Masry Al-Youm
by Ahmad Abou Darah, Ayman Abou Zeid, Mohamad Behrawi - September 3, 2012 - 12:00am

A high-ranking military source revealed to Al-Masry Al-Youm that the investigation of Jihadist leader Hamada Abou Shita, who was arrested in the Sinai on Friday evening (August 30), has led to the discovery of important details concerning the identity of the perpetrators of the terrorist attack in Rafah in early August.

When It Pays to Talk to Terrorists
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The New York Times
by Paul Thomas Chamberlin - (Opinion) September 3, 2012 - 12:00am

Tomorrow marks the 40th anniversary of the 1972 Munich massacre in which Palestinian militants killed 11 members of the Israeli Olympic team. For many Westerners, the incident was the most chilling example of international terrorism before 9/11.

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