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PA court sentences Palestinians to 15 years hard labor for selling land to Jews
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Italy arrests Egyptian accused of backing Islamic State
[AlAhram] Italian authorities have jugged
Drop the rosco, Muggsy, or you're one with the ages!
an Egyptian man accused of supporting the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
and planning go to fight himself, saying he used social media chats to spread jihadist propaganda.

Police said Wednesday that another Egyptian was ordered expelled from Italia, the latest in the more than 300 suspected jihadist sympathizers kicked out as national security threats since 2015. A third Egyptian was being sought.

Police said the suspect arrested Wednesday was 22-year-old Issam Elsayed Elsayed Abouelayem Shalabi, identified as the group's leader. He was accused of association with the aim of international terrorism and instigation of terrorist acts. Police said Shalabi, a onetime McDonald's cleaner, used the Telegram app to share IS videos and a claim of responsibility for a July IS attack in Tajikistan that killed four western cyclists.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/22/2018 00:21 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336063 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

The Grand Turk
Turkey sentences 74 to life in prison in post-coup case: Anadolu
[AlAhram] Seventy four people, including soldiers, were sentenced to life in prison by a Ottoman Turkish court on Wednesday for their role in an attempted coup, the state-owned Anadolu news agency said.

More than 240 people, most of them unarmed civilians, were killed on the night of July 15, 2016, when a group of rogue soldiers commandeered tanks and warplanes in a botched attempt to overthrow President Tayyip Erdogan.

The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...Qatar's colony in Asia Minor....
blames U.S.-based Moslem holy man Fethullah Gülen
... a Turkish preacher living in Pennsylvania whom the current govt of Turkey considers responsible for all the ills afflicting Turkey and possibly the entire world...
for the abortive putsch and has carried out a widespread crackdown on his suspected supporters, detaining some 160,000 people, including academics, soldiers and civil servants.

Of those, 77,000 have been formally charged and kept in jail during trial, according to the interior minister.

On Wednesday, the court sentenced the 74 defendants to aggregated life sentences for "attempting to disrupt the constitutional order", Anadolu said.

Aggravated life sentences are subject to a harsher regime in prison, and are not eligible for parole or general amnesty. It was not immediately clear how many soldiers were among the group sentenced.

Rights groups and Turkey's Western allies have voiced concern about the scope of the purges, saying Erdogan had used the coup as a pretext to quash dissent.

The government, however, says the measures are necessary due to the gravity of the threats it is facing.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/22/2018 00:36 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336064 views] Top|| File under:

#1  but, but, Khashoggi!
Posted by: Frank G || 11/22/2018 7:06 Comments || Top||

#2  Still believe the 'coup' was a false-flag (maybe even encouraged) operation to rid Yippy of his opponents, both real and perceived.

Reichstag fire stuff and all that.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 11/22/2018 9:05 Comments || Top||

Turkish court sentences 3 to life over 2016 Ankara suicide bombing
[Rudaw] A Ottoman Turkish court sentenced three people to life in prison over a 2016 suicide kaboom that killed 36 people in Ankara, Anadolu Agency reported.

The court in Ankara on Wednesday handed Mehmet Veysi Dolasan 37 aggravated life sentences for the 36 deaths and "disrupting the unity and territorial integrity of the Ottoman Turkish state."

He was also given 10,260 years in jail for 342 attempted murders and 16 years in jail for possessing and transporting explosives.

Sebahattin Karakoc and Azamattin Karakoc were both sentenced to life in prison on the same charge of "disrupting the unity and territorial integrity" of The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...Qatar's colony in Asia Minor....
They were also each given 16 years in jail for possessing and transporting explosives.

The March 13, 2016 boom-mobile destroyed a crowded district in the centre of the Ottoman Turkish capital. It was one of a string of bombings in Ankara since the resumption of the conflict between the Ottoman Turkish armed forces and the PKK in 2015.

The Kurdistan Freedom Hawks (TAK) grabbed credit for the bombing.

TAK are an offshoot of the PKK. The group severed ties with the PKK, rejecting the parent party’s "passive struggle methods" and pledging more violence. The group said its goal is to oppose Turkey’s repression of the Kurds and avenge Kurdish deaths.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/22/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336062 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

Iraqi forces arrest ISIS torturer in Kirkuk
[Rudaw] Iraqi security forces incarcerated
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an ISIS Lion of Islam who had tortured for the terror group, the Interior Ministry announced.

"The intelligence and counter-terrorism unit in Kirkuk... on Wednesday arrested a key ISIS leader in the area of Wasit in Kirkuk province," Saad Maan, spokesperson for the Ministry of the Interior, announced in a statement.

The arrested person "worked as a torturer with ISIS," he added.

The unnamed person has been referred to a court for legal proceedings.

Former Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared victory over ISIS in Iraq almost one year ago. The group remains a serious security threat, however. Security forces carry out daily raids and arrests against suspected ISIS bandidos forces of Evil and hideouts. Remnants of the group are particularly active in security gaps between Iraqi and Peshmerga forces in the disputed areas like Kirkuk.

Another ISIS member, a member of the group’s inquisitors religious police known as Hisbah, was arrested by police in djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
on Wednesday, the Ministry of Defence announced.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/22/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336063 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Give him to his victims' women.
Posted by: gorb || 11/22/2018 10:15 Comments || Top||

Palestinian tries to enter settlement carrying knives, is arrested
[IsraelTimes] Police scramble to Har Gilo, outside Jerusalem, after community’s security officer notices suspect at perimeter fence

A Paleostinian man was tossed in the slammer
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Wednesday night when he tried to gain entry into a West Bank settlement near Jerusalem carrying a bag with knives in it, the Israel Police said.

There were no injuries in the incident, which occurred in the Har Gilo settlement, located five kilometers (three miles) south of the capital.

The settlement’s security officer alerted police when he noticed someone trying to penetrate the community’s perimeter fence.

Officers from the paramilitary Border Police quickly arrived at the scene and together with the security officer and the Har Gilo rapid response team found the suspect, who was arrested before he managed to enter the community, a police statement said.

After combing the area, officers concluded that no other suspects had entered the settlement. During the searches they found a bag, apparently belonging to the suspect, containing work tools and knives, allegedly to carry out an attack, police said.

The suspect was taken away for further questioning.

Israeli West Bank settlements often maintain a quick response team drawn from civilian residents of the community who can be scrambled in case of a security emergency.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/22/2018 00:21 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336062 views] Top|| File under:

PA court sentences Palestinians to 15 years hard labor for selling land to Jews
[IsraelTimes] Separately, a Paleostinian who died in a car accident was barred from burial in Jerusalem over allegations he sold property to Jews, official says

A Paleostinian Authority court in Qalqilya on Wednesday sentenced two Paleostinians convicted of selling land to Israeli Jews to 15 years of hard labor.

"The court sentenced F.A.E. and A. Kh. M. from Kafr Thulth in the Qalqilya Governorate for the crime of leaking land to the enemy," a memo on the PA High Judicial Council’s website said, referring to the two convicts by their initials and using the Arabic term to allude to selling land to Israeli Jews. "The court...sentenced the convicts to 15 years of hard labor."

Qalqilya is in the northern West Bank.

Paleostinian law considers attempting to sell or selling land to Israeli Jews a punishable offense. According to the law, possible punishments for trying to sell or selling land to Israeli Jews include different degrees of hard labor and execution. However,
a person who gets all wrapped up in himself makes a mighty small package...
the law requires that PA President the ineffectual Mahmoud Abbas
... a graduate of the prestigious unaccredited Patrice Lumumba University in Moscow with a doctorate in Holocaust Denial...
approve any death sentence, and he has not signed off on any executions since 2006.

"The president does not approve execution sentences," Hassan al-Aouri, Abbas’s former legal adviser, said in a phone call.

The memo did not provide details on where, when and how the two Paleostinians had sold land to Israeli Jews.

Separately, in early November, the body of Ala’a Qirsh, one of six Paleostinians who died in a major road accident in the Jordan Valley, was barred from being buried in a Moslem cemetery in Jerusalem over allegations that he had sold property to Israeli Jews, an official in the Jerusalem Waqf told The Times of Israel.

"He was not permitted to be buried in Jerusalem’s cemeteries," the official, who asked to remain unnamed, said on Wednesday. "A number of young men in Jerusalem prevented his body from being buried in the cemeteries because they suspected him of selling land to Jews."

Paleostinian officials and religious leaders have long opposed selling land to Israeli Jews.

In a sermon last week at the al-Aqsa Mosque, Ekrima Sabri, former grand mufti of Jerusalem, said that any Paleostinian who sells land to Israeli Jews is a "traitor" and "a perpetrator of a crime that cannot be forgiven."

In late April, a PA court in Ramallah sentenced a Paleostinian convicted of selling land to Israeli Jews to 15 years of hard labor.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/22/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336066 views] Top|| File under: Palestinian Authority

#1  Microaggression Palestinian style
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 11/22/2018 4:59 Comments || Top||

#2  Partners in Peace™
Posted by: Frank G || 11/22/2018 7:18 Comments || Top||

#3  possible punishments for trying to sell or selling land to Israeli Jews include different degrees of hard labor and execution

"Execute this one hard"
Posted by: Frank G || 11/22/2018 7:32 Comments || Top||

#4  As opposed to "lightly killed" in the Monty Python skit.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 11/22/2018 7:56 Comments || Top||

Islamic State Holding on to Hajin
[JamestownFoundation] Islamic State (IS) has seen a significant decline in the past year, with its territory and operations significantly reduced to small pockets in Syria and Iraq. The group, however, is still holding strong to portions of Syria just east of the Euphrates. In fact, the group has managed to recapture some of its key territory in eastern Syria over the past several weeks. On September 10, the U.S.-backed Syrian Defense Forces (SDF) launched a major offensive against the group in the Hajin area of eastern Syria—one of IS’s last remaining and strongest holdouts—but has since lost any of the momentum it had gained.

IS has reportedly capitalized recently on multiple sandstorms and their knowledge of the terrain to launch major counteroffensives against the SDF, effectively recapturing all of the territory in Hajin that the SDF had cleared since the operation began in September. According to some estimates, IS killed as many as 68 SDF members in the past week while around 100 others have fled.

The Hajin area is one of the group’s last major strongholds and it is seemingly going to be more difficult than expected to prevent IS from regaining ground in the surrounding areas—let alone to liberate Hajin. By some estimates, IS still has thousands of fighters in the area and has constructed a network of tunnels to evade detection by aircraft and escape the offensive while simultaneously conducting suicide attacks against the SDF and allied forces
Posted by: 3dc || 11/22/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336062 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  On the banks of the lovely Euphrates, what's not there to love and hold on to?
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 11/22/2018 9:08 Comments || Top||

Turkish army cracks down on dissident militants in al-Bab
[Rudaw] Ottoman Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) and their Syrian proxies have launched an operation against militia groups in the Syrian city of al-Bab that are accused of disobeying Ottoman Turkish orders. It follows a similar operation in the Kurdish city of Afrin on Sunday.

Ottoman Turkish forces working with Syrian militias launched the operation against looters in al-Bab, according to DHA, media close to the Ottoman Turkish government.

It said that the operation is similar to one done in Afrin.

DHA also released a video of pro-Ottoman Turkish Death Eaters being deployed to the town. No Ottoman Turkish military vehicles or troops appear to have been involved, although DHA said the operation was supervised by the TSK.

A number of people accused of "looting and smuggling in order to harm the stability of the region" were detained.

Ottoman Turkish forces also imposed a curfew in Jarabulus, another city under control of its Syrian allies north of Aleppo. The curfew came into effect Wednesday morning in order to allow operations against "corrupt groups," the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported.

TSK and its proxies conducted a similar operation against al-Sharqiya Martyrs group on Sunday, killing 25, according to the Britannia-based Observatory.

The group, which helped TSK and FSA seize control of the Kurdish enclave of Afrin in March 2018, was accused of "disobeying" Ottoman Turkish forces and "committing abuses," the monitor said.

Ottoman Turkish-backed Death Eaters retook al-Bab from ISIS in December 2016.

There have been several reports of in-fighting between these groups since they took control of the area, vying for influence.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/22/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336064 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

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