As the possibility–however remote–grows that Malaysia Airlines flight 370 may have been hijacked and taken to a hidden location, Israeli authorities are preparing for the possibility that the hijackers might attempt to use the Boeing 777 to mount an attack.
According to the Times of Israel, Israel’s Channel 2 has revealed that Israeli air defenses have been boosted, and approaching civilian aircraft will be asked to identify themselves far earlier.
Though the flight was presumed at first to have crashed, whole or in pieces, into the ocean, passive satellite transmissions from the aircraft suggest that it made a deliberate course change and may have headed north into central Asia. Continue reading
Posted in ASIA, Israel, Middle East, Reports, Security
- Tagged Asia, Bangladesh, Boeing 777, Indian Ocean, Israel, Malaysia Airlines, Pakistan, Times of Israel
English: Smuggling Tunnel, Rafah, Gaza Strip (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
February 2, 2014 4:31pm
Five officers from Israel’s Mossad spy agency and three Egyptians will stand trial on Wednesday on charges of spying for the Jewish state, judicial sources said.
Egyptian prosecutors have accused the eight of espionage and supplying Israel with information impacting Egypt’s national security, the sources said on Sunday.
The trial is expected to open with none of the defendants present, the sources said, because the Mossad officers are “on the run” while it is not clear if the three Egyptians had been arrested.
The Egyptian suspects hail from Rafah, on the border with the Palestinian Gaza Strip, they said, adding that the trial will be held in the Suez canal city of Ismailiya.
The trial of a Jordanian engineer accused of having spied for Israel is also underway in Egypt.
Posted in Egypt, Intelligence, Israel, Middle East, Politics, Security, War & Conflicts
- Tagged Egypt, Egyptians, Espionage, Gaza Strip, Ilan Grapel affair, Israel, Mossad, Rafah
January 21, 2014 12:34 AM By Mohammed Zaatari
The Daily Star
UNIFIL soldiers stand guard as Israeli soldiers foot patrol the border area with Lebanon as seen from Adaisseh, Monday, Jan. 20, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari)
ADAISSEH, Lebanon: Calm was restored to the border Monday following a tense standoff between the Lebanese and Israeli armies, as the latter removed an apparent spy device from a disputed area. An Israeli technical specialist unit, accompanied by some 40 soldiers, entered the disputed border territory near the southern village of Adaisseh at around 11 a.m. Monday to dismantle a device found under an olive tree the day before.
Posted in Intelligence, Israel, Middle East, Military, Reports, Security, Technology, War & Conflicts
- Tagged Adaisseh, Adnan Mansour, Blue Line, Israel, Israel Defense Forces, Lebanese Armed Forces, Lebanon, United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon
september 12, 2013 by Joseph Fitsanakis
By JOSEPH FITSANAKIS | intelNews.org |
The United States National Security Agency (NSA) shares raw intercepted data with Israeli intelligence without first deleting information pertaining to American citizens, according to a leaked document. British newspaper The Guardian published on Wednesday an informal memorandum of understanding between the NSA and the Israel SIGINT National Unit (ISNU). The five-page document was supplied to the newspaper by Edward Snowden, a technical contractor for the NSA who defected to Russia this past summer. It outlines an agreement reached in 2009 between the NSA and the ISNU, under which the American side provides the Israelis with raw intercepts, which often contain telephone and email data belonging to American citizens. The memorandum describes this type intelligence sharing as a “routine” aspect of a broader “SIGINT relationship between the two organizations”.
Iranian regime President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Syrian dictator Assad and Hezbollah terror leader Hassan Nasrallah met for dinner in 2011 in Damascus. Hassan Nasrallah (far right) has made few public appearances since 2006. This dinner was held shortly after US Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs William Burns met with Assad in Damascus.
Hezbollah terror group leader Hassan Nasrallah told supporters the “Lebanese resistance” will target Tel Aviv and other areas in Israel with thousands of missiles if attacked.
Fars News reported:
Secretary-General of the Lebanese Hezbollah Movement Seyed Hassan Nasrallah said the Lebanese resistance will target Tel Aviv and other areas in Israel with thousands of missiles in case of a possible Israeli aggression against Lebanon.
Posted in Hezbollah, Iran, Islam, Israel, Middle East, News, War & Conflicts
- Tagged Fajr-5, Hassan Nasrallah, Hezbollah, Israel, Lebanon, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Muhammad, Tel Aviv