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“Israel exposed a tunnel from Gaza to Israeli community east of Gaza Strip” – Intelligence Bulletin – April 16th, 2016

Intelligence Bulletin – April 16th, 2016 Date of Event: Current Date Event Reported: April 15, 2016 Date Information Received: April 16, 2016 Information Item: According to Arab sources, Israel Defense Forces exposed a massive tunnel from the Gaza Strip into an Israeli community east of the era of Khan Yunis in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Reportedly, the…

Was the Military supreme commander of Izz A-Din Al-Qassam Brigades killed?

 August 21, 2014  Was the Military supreme commander of the Izz A-Din Al-Qassam Brigades killed?  At the time this report is being written, the fate of Mohammed Deif, the Supreme Commander of the Izz A-Din Al-Qaasam Brigades, who was targeted by an Israeli air raid on Tuesday night, August 19th, is yet unknown. Hamas’ formal spokesman announced that Israel’s attempt to kill Deif failed. On the other hand, a foreign news network quoted Israeli intelligence sources who argue that Deif was killed. A similar argument was made by some Palestinian sources as well. Perpetrating such an attack requires two mandatory conditions. One is up to date excellent, highly reliable operational intelligence in real time. The second condition is that the…

האם נהרג מחמד דף המפקד של גדודי עז א- דין אלקסאם

21 אוגוסט 2014   ************   אשגר מודיעין   ****************   האם נהרג מחמד דף המפקד של גדודי עז א- דין אלקסאם ?   נכון לכתיבת דווח זה לא ברור האם מחמד דף, מפקד גדודי עז א-דין אלקסאם, נהרג בתקיפת חה”א הישראלי בעזה ב -19 אוגוסט 2014. דוברים רשמיים של חמאס הודיעו כי דף לא נהרג בתקיפה. מצד שני, בדיווחים ברשתות תקשורת זרות נטען, כי חוגי מודיעין ישראלי מסרו באופן בלתי רשמי שדף ככל הנראה אכן נהרג בתקיפה. בפעולות של חיסול של יעדים המוגדרים כבעלי חשיבות ראשונה במעלה, חייבים להתקיים שני תנאים לביצוע: תנאי אחד הוא מודיעין מבצעי באיכות גבוהה ביותר בזמן אמת. התנאי השני הוא ההערכה שההישג הגלום בחיסול עולה על הנזקים ההסברתיים וההשלכות המשפטיות שעלולות לפגוע בישראל כתוצאה לפגיעה הבלתי…

Al Qaeda Intelligence Bulletin

******* Intelligence Bulletin Information Date:          February 6, 2014 Event Date:          February 3, 2014 Information Item:          Al-Qaeda announces it has no connection to ISIS Information Platform:          Osint Source:          Web Source Reliability:          Reliable Spring:          As-Sahab Media Spring Reliability:          Reliable Relevant Information:          Al-Qaeda announced that it has no relationship with the Militant Islamic organization known as The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS), a group also known in Arabic by the initials DA’ESH. Isis has heretofore been identified as Al-Qaeda’s branch in Iraq. The announcement was published in Al-Qaeda’s main media platform known as As-Sahab (The Cloud). Evaluation:          Reading in-between the lines hints that the reason for this announcement has to do with the growing discontent of Al-Qaeda’s senior leadership –…

Where is the Leader of Jabhat Al-Nusrah in Syria? INTELLIGENCE BULETIN

******* Intelligence Bulletin Information Date:                October 26, 2013 Event Date:                            October 25, 2013 Information Item:                 Leader of Jabhat Al- Nusrah killed in Syria? Information Platform:         Varied Source:                                    Vary Source Reliability:                 Unknown Spring:                                     Syrian National TV Network Spring Reliability:                  Unknown Information Validity:            Unconfirmed Relevant Information:         The Syrian TV News network (SANA) associated with the Assad regime, reported that Abu Muhammad Al-Joulani, the leader of the Jabhat Al-Nusra organization, which is affiliated with Al-Qaeda in Syria, was killed on October 25, 2013. Jabhat Al-Nusra rushed to deny the report, announcing that Al-Joulani, as well as Abu Anas Al-Sahabh, another senior leader of the organization, were safe and sound. It should be mentioned that the news item was removed from SANA’s website shortly after it was published. It also…

Are we Facing an Immediate Outbreak of Violence in the Gaza Strip?

(this article was published yesterday)  ******* Intelligence Bulletin Information Date:    October 22, 2013 Event Date:     October 22, 2013 Information Item:    Are we facing an immediate outbreak of violence in the Gaza  Strip? Information Platform:    Varied Source:    Varied Source Reliability:    Unknown Spring:    Hamas, Islamic Jihad in Palestine (IJP) official platforms Spring Reliability:    Reliable Information Validity:    Valid Relevant Information:    A Palestinian militant named Muhammad Rabah A’si was killed today in a clash with the IDF. A’si was killed while hiding in a cave in the West Bank. Reportedly, A’si was the planner of an attack on an Israeli bus in the city of Tel Aviv (November 21, 2012). Following his killing, the Ezzedeen Al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas, formally announced that A’si…

Are we Facing an Immediate Outbreak of Violence in the Gaza Strip?

 ******* Intelligence Bulletin Information Date:    October 22, 2013 Event Date:     October 22, 2013 Information Item:    Are we facing an immediate outbreak of violence in the Gaza  Strip? Information Platform:    Varied Source:    Varied Source Reliability:    Unknown Spring:    Hamas, Islamic Jihad in Palestine (IJP) official platforms Spring Reliability:    Reliable Information Validity:    Valid Relevant Information:    A Palestinian militant named Muhammad Rabah A’si was killed today in a clash with the IDF. A’si was killed while hiding in a cave in the West Bank. Reportedly, A’si was the planner of an attack on an Israeli bus in the city of Tel Aviv (November 21, 2012). Following his killing, the Ezzedeen Al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas, formally announced that A’si was one of their members.…

On The Edge of The Cliff

******* Intelligence Bulletin Information Date:     August 23, 2013 Event Date:     August 23, 2013 Information Item:     Lethal Attacks on Sunni Mosques in Northern Lebanon Information Platform:     Various Source:     Varied Source Reliability:     Confirmed Spring:     Varied Spring Reliability:     Reliable Relevant Information:     Two explosions occurred on Friday, August 23 in the city of Tripoli, the largest city in the northern part of Lebanon. The targets of the attacks were two major Sunni mosques. As of now, 45 people are reported dead and more that 500 injured. So far no one has claimed responsibility for the attacks. The city of Tripoli, with a population of some half a million people is predominately Sunni. There is, however, a group of Alawites who reside in one of…

Was a Senior Hamas Commander Killed in the Sinai Peninsula?

******* Intelligence Bulletin   Information Date:                          August 10, 2013               Event Date:                                      August 9, 2013 Information Item:                          Senior Hamas Commander killed in Sinai Peninsula? Information Platform:                   Arab Media Source:                                              Varied Source Reliability:                           Unknown Spring:                                               Unknown Spring Reliability:                            Unknown Information Validity:                    Not confirmed Relevant information:                   On August 9, 2013 a group of Jihadist militants were killed in an air raid in the area of Al-Arish in the northern part of the Sinai Peninsula. Apparently the group was finalizing preparations to launch rocket attacks probably targeting Israeli territory. Reports on Arab media platforms – though denied by formal Egyptian spokespersons – argue that the air raid was carried out by an Israeli drone and was coordinated with the Egyptian army who is…

A Senior Iranian Revolutionary Guard was Killed in Syria – Intelligence Bulletin

 ******* Intelligence Bulletin Information Date:      June 9 2013 Event Date:      End of May 2013 Information Item:      A Senior Iranian Revolutionary Guard was Killed in Syria Information Platform:      Various Source:      Various Source Reliability:      Unknown Information Validity:      Unknown Relevant Information:      An Iranian Revolutionary Guard (IRG) Senior Officer named Amir Rida Ali Zadeh was killed at the end of May during fighting in the area of Damascus. His death was kept a secret. No further information regarding this person was disclosed. Assessment:      The information is not verified by other sources and the source’s reliability is unknown. Accumulating reports indicate that Iranian Revolutionary Guards are engaged in combat in Syria, mostly in the area of Damascus, Homs, Al-Qusayr and Aleppo. Iranian Revolutionary Guard officers and specialists – mostly in the field of…

Israel Opening Its Doors to Syrian Refugees?

******* Immediate Intelligence Bulletin Information Date: May 11, 2013 Event Date: May 10, 2013               Information Item: Israel Allowing Syrian Civilians to Enter Israel       Information Platform: Arab source Source: Random Source Reliability: Unknown Information Validity: Unknown Relevant Information: According to Syrian sources affiliated with the rebels in Syria, Israel allowed the entrance of Syrian civilians from the town of Al-Rafeed, located in the central part of the Syrian Golan Heights. The small town of Al-Rafeed is located in the A Zone of the Israeli-Syrian ceasefire line in the Golan Height about a half a mile from the Israeli side. Since the outbreak of war in Syria there were no reports of Syrian civilians trying to enter Israel. However, on different occasions…

Syrian Refugees Intelligence Bulletin

Intelligence Bulletin ***** Information Date:  Accumulating Event Date:  Ongoing Information Item:  The Sexual Exploitation of Refugee Syrian Girls Information Platform:  Varied Source:  Varied Source reliability:  Reliable Information validity:  Valid Relevant information:  One of the outcomes of the war in Syria is a huge influx of Syrian refugees both inside and outside Syria. According to UN official figures, the number of Syrian refugees in the region (mostly in Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey) is about 1.5 Million and the number of Syrian refugees inside Syria is around 2 Million. The real numbers are probably much higher.Syrian refugees are in a desperate situation. men from different parts of the Arab world are taking advantage of that. they offer families between $50 and $500…

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