Turkey’s prime minister, a NATO ally, is shipping arms to al-Qaeda and ISIS via Syria-bound trucks operated by the country’s intelligence agency, according to Turkish military officials. Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu banned media from reporting on three of the trucks searched by the military’s Gendarmerie General Command, which discovered 45 to 55 missiles or rockets, 30 to 40 crates of ammunition, including mortar rounds, and Douchka anti-aircraft ammunition.
US aid to Israel has been blocked by Republican senators, who have concerns that support for America’s “number one ally” would increase the country’s debt. The aid, worth $225 million for Israel’s Iron Dome missile defence system, was included in a proposed “border aid bill” worth a total of $2.7 billion, which was also intended to help fight wildfires in America’s Western states.
US Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says Israel urgently needs more financial aid from the United States for its offensive against Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.
US Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid
On Monday afternoon, Reid, a member of the Democratic Party, warned that the Obama administration’s $225 million request to aid Israel during its current war may not be enough, as the Zionist regime continues to massacre Palestinians in Gaza.
Israel has been relentlessly pounding the besieged territory for 21 days. More than 1,050 Palestinians have been killed and thousands wounded, including women and children. In retaliation, Palestinian resistance fighters have fired rockets into Israel.
The Israeli military is now threatening to escalate its war on the coastal enclave by warning Palestinians in areas around the Gaza City to leave their homes.
Qassam Brigades, Hamas’ military wing, has fired three M75 rockets at Israel’s main international airport.
Major carriers suspended their flights from and to Israel for two days following a rocket attack on Tuesday [EPA]
Qassam Brigades, Hamas’ military wing, has announced it shelled Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion airport with three rockets, the second attack in a week on the Israel’s main international airport.
An Israeli military spokesperson confirmed that rockets were fired towards the airport from the Gaza Strip on Friday.
“We can confirm two rockets were shot down over metropolitan Tel Aviv,” she told the AFP news agency.