Report: Downed Israeli Warplane - 10.02.2018

  • Posted on: 13 February 2018

According to reports, on Saturday February 10th, an Iranian surveillance drone allegedly took off from Syrian territory in an attempt to infiltrate Israeli airspace and monitor the area. Israel perceived it to be a an Iranian aggression and as such, the Israeli army assigned a military attack-helicopter (Apache) to intercept and down the drone which later reportedly fell inside Israeli controlled areas. A spokesperson for the Israeli army said that the Iranian drone will be carefully studied as it considered to be very advanced.

 

What to do if you get caught in a protest

  • Posted on: 12 February 2018

The world is an unpredictable quagmire of political turmoil, a country could easily descend into crisis within hours, as witnessed in Turkey in 2016. Even locals don’t exactly know what to do in such circumstances, let alone foreigners visiting for a few days; you can easily be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Civil unrest could be anything from a simple protest to a full-scale riot or public uprising. Despite its importance, having to deal with such situations is not common knowledge. Here are some points to keep in mind and use if you were ever caught in such a situation.

General Threat Assessment

  • Posted on: 2 February 2018

Organizations operating in a conflict zone have 2 challenges: How to create a secure work environment, and deciding when it has become too dangerous to continue operating. In order to address the latter, a general threat assessment is necessary. In which different incidents are evaluated and sorted into one of four levels. Starting with low threat, and escalating to operation shutdown. In this blog we identify incidents at each level, to make evaluating situations easier, we have added examples of past events around the world for each level.

 

Report: Assassination attempt on Hamas figure in Lebanon

  • Posted on: 15 January 2018

Mohamed Hamdan, also known as Abu Hamza, was targeted on Sun. 14th of January in a car bomb in the city of Sidon, southern Lebanon. According to reports, M. Hamdan survived the blast but was wounded in the attack, which required the amputation of his leg. Security sources and news channels claim that an explosive device weighing between 400g and 500g was placed under the seat of his car and was detonated as M. Hamdan was entering his vehicle.

ISIS threats for Christmas and New Year’s Eve in Europe and the USA

  • Posted on: 19 December 2017

During a surprise visit to Syria, Russian President Vladimir Putin declared victory over terrorist groups operating in Syria following a 3 years long military campaign against ISIS and other groups. In addition, the US military plans to maintain a foothold in Syria indefinitely in order to prevent the resurgence of ISIS in the region despite President Donald Trump declaring victory over ISIS in Syria and in Iraq.

The aftermath of closing Al-Aqsa Mosque on July, 2017

  • Posted on: 8 August 2017

The security situation in Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa Mosque was elevated since July 14th 2017, when Israeli forces closed Al-Aqsa Mosque for two days after armed clashes erupted between three Palestinians and Israeli police in Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound 0.35 km SE of the Old City / Jerusalem. Which led to the death of the three Palestinians and two Israeli police officers.

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