Last week, the Iran-backed, Gaza Strip-based terrorist group Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) marked the 25th anniversary of the assassination of its erstwhile leader. This week marks a year since the IDF eliminated one of its top officials, Baha Abu al-Ata. Meanwhile, thanks to the coronavirus, the economic situation in Gaza is extremely dire and Hamas, which governs the territory, seems to have no interest in provoking a confrontation with Israel. Yoav Limor takes stock:
Hamas Is Maintaining Quiet in Gaza, While Preparing for War
Understanding Hizballah’s Sprawling South American Crime Syndicate
Sunday marked the 27th anniversary of Hizballah’s bloody bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires, which demonstrated to the world the long reach of the Lebanon-based terrorist group. But its presence in Latin America goes far beyond plotting attacks: located on the continent is the heart of its global criminal empire, which Hizballah uses to supplement the income it receives from its masters in Tehran. Emanuele Ottolenghi, drawing on detailed and extensive research, explains the inner workings of the group’s illicit operations, and its recent attempt to relocate networks disrupted by the U.S. and Europe to the tri-border area (TBA), where Paraguay, Argentina, and Brazil meet.