* In message to Hezbollah, IAF practices striking 3,000 targets in 24 hours The drill involved the entire Air Force, including technicians, ammunition officers, and reservists who were called up from home to participate.
Tuesday, February 16, 2021
* Report: Iran and Russia begin joint naval drill Iran's state TV says the Iranian and Russian militaries have kicked off a joint naval drill in the Indian Ocean aimed at boosting security of maritime trade in the region.
* NATO to agree larger Iraq training force as violence rises NATO defence ministers are set to expand the military alliance’s training mission in Iraq once the coronavirus pandemic eases, senior officials and diplomats said, potentially cementing a broader role for the Atlantic alliance in the Middle East.
* ‘Gearing up for Gog and Magog': Iran and North Korea Resume ICBM Nuke Cooperation A report submitted to the United Nations Security Council revealed that North Korea and Iran have resumed cooperating on their missile programs which include developing nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missiles.
* Iran could deploy 200 missiles in Iraq to attack Israel Iranian rationale for missile deployment in Iraq: Launch against Israel to prevent direct IDF retaliation against targets in Iran territory.
* Palestinians: What Real Education Means The result of the 2006 election showed that a majority of Palestinians fully supported Hamas's call for ending corruption in the Palestinian Authority, imposing Islamic law and, most importantly, continuing the armed struggle against Israel.
* Is the Phrase “State of Palestine” Catching On? In 2013, Mahmoud Abbas proclaimed that henceforth the Palestinian Authority would be called the “State of Palestine.”
* Terrorist prisoners are “soldiers” who “fought according to instructions” from the Palestinian leadership says head of PA-funded Prisoners’ Club Palestinian terrorist prisoners are viewed by the Palestinian Authority as “soldiers” who carried out orders from the PA leadership.
* Why the ICC’s Claim of Jurisdiction Over Israel and Palestinians for War Crimes is Disturbing In a 2-1 decision, a three-judge panel (chosen from the 18 members of the ICC) has concluded that the claims of the International Criminal Court to have jurisdiction to open a criminal investigation of possible war crimes that may have been committed by Israel or the Palestinians during Operation Protective Edge, which was fought in Gaza in 2014.
* Israel hints it may not engage Biden on Iran nuclear strategy Israel held out the possibility on Tuesday that it would not engage with U.S. President Joe Biden on strategy regarding the Iranian nuclear programme, urging tougher sanctions and a “credible military threat” against its arch-enemy.
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