(from Agence France-Presse at YahooNews7) - Iran, which does not recognise the existence of Israel, has confirmed it supplied Palestinian fighters from Hamas and the Islamic Jihad with the technology for the rockets being fired relentlessly into Israel from Gaza since July 8.
(by James Taranto, OpinionJournal.com) - “Iranian General Threatens Surprise Attack on Israel”–headline, Washington Free Beacon
The Israeli army is researching a new sensor-based system designed to detect tunnels being dug by Hamas as the group tries to infiltrate into Israel from Gaza.
Islamic State militants have overrun Qaraqosh, Iraq’s largest Christian town, after pushing back Kurdish troops across a large area of the north of the country… Jihadists moved in overnight to claim several Christian towns, forcing tens of thousands to flee. Thousands of Christians already had fled to Qaraqosh from Mosul after the extremists gave them three choices: convert to Islam, pay a huge fine or face “death by the sword.”
(by Gen. John R. Allen, USMC (Ret.), DefenseOne .com) - Make no mistake, the abomination of IS is a clear and present danger to the U.S. The only question really is whether the U.S. and its allies and partners will act decisively now while they can still shape events to destroy IS, an act that seems increasingly self-obvious.
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