Islamic Jihad urges ‘resistance’ as Allaan condition worsens

Illustrative photo of Israeli police on the Temple Mount. (Sliman Khader/Flash90)

Illustrative photo of Israeli police on the Temple Mount. (Sliman Khader/Flash90)

Security forces brace for riots in prisons, Jerusalem after hunger-striking Palestinian prisoner loses consciousness

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Terror group urges Muslims to attack malls in US, UK

A Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015 photo shows the exterior of the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn. A video released late Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, purported to be by Somalia’s al-Qaida-linked rebels, urges Muslims to attack shopping malls in North America, Britain and other Western countries, specifically mentioning the Mall of America in Minnesota, the West Edmonton Mall in Canada, and the Westfield Mall in Stratford, England. (photo credit: AP Photo/Star Tribune, Jerry Holt)

A Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015 photo shows the exterior of the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn. A video released late Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, purported to be by Somalia’s al-Qaida-linked rebels, urges Muslims to attack shopping malls in North America, Britain and other Western countries, specifically mentioning the Mall of America in Minnesota, the West Edmonton Mall in Canada, and the Westfield Mall in Stratford, England. (photo credit: AP Photo/Star Tribune, Jerry Holt)

In video, Somalia’s al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabab also warns of more attacks like 2013 assault on Nairobi mall that killed 67

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Egyptian court rules Hamas armed wing a terror group

Masked Hamas members carry a model of a rocket during a rally in the Central Gaza Strip on December 12, 2014. (Photo credit: Abed Rahim Khatib / Flash90)

Masked Hamas members carry a model of a rocket during a rally in the Central Gaza Strip on December 12, 2014. (Photo credit: Abed Rahim Khatib / Flash90)

Government claims Islamist organization cooperated with IS affiliate in coordinated Sinai attack that left over 30 dead

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France considers recognition of Hezbollah as terror group

Following Bulgarian investigation pertaining to Hezbollah involvement in Burgas terror attack, France says if probe’s final results prove link, country is to announce Nasrallah’s organization as terror group; EU expected to back decision


Hassan Nasrallah Photo: Reuters

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 French Foreign Ministry spokesman Philippe Lalliot said Saturday that his country was considering to officially recognizeHezbollah a terror organization, if, as Bulgaria had claimed, the Shiite group turns out to be behind the terror attack in Burgas that killed five Israeli tourists last July, Lebanese Al-Nahar newspaper reported.

Lalliot added that the European Union is also likely to address the issue, as the Bulgarian foreign minister is expected to present the final results of a probe into the Burgas terror attack in an EU summit meeting in Brussles next week.

The Bulgarian Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov reiteratedFriday his claim that two of the terrorists who carried out the bombing attack on a bus in Burgas, Bulgaria in July 2012 were Hezbollah operatives.

“The Burgas bombers were maintaining part of Hezbollah’s structures in Canada and Australia and had contacts with other representatives of this organization,” Tsvetanov said in a Friday interview with TV7.

Tsvetanov added that investigators know the names of the attackers and are following them through Europe.

According to the French spokesman, if the Bulgarian probe introduces solid evidence pointing to Hezbollah’s involvement in the terror attack, the European Union will unanimously back the decision to announce Hassan Nasrallah‘s organization a terror group.

European diplomats told the Lebanese Al- Joumhouria newspaper that EU foreign ministers intend to discuss Hezbollah status in a Monday meeting in Brussels.

In case the organization is indeed announced a terror group, it is expected to face economic sanctions to thwart its terrorist activity.

Earlier this month, Bulgaria’s Interior Ministry stated that according to an investigation, two individuals with links to Lebanon’s terror group Hezbollah were involved in the Burgas bomb attack.

In August, the Netherlands said that the EU should follow the lead of the United States, which designated Hezbollah as a terrorist organization in the 1990s, a move that would enable the EU to freeze Hezbollah’s assets in Europe.

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