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Early Monday morning, a 21 year old Palestinian man from Nablus launched a terrorist attack at one of Tel Aviv’s most popular nightclubs. According to local police, the suspect hijacked a taxi, drove into the venue’s security, and proceeded to go on a stabbing spree, injuring 8 Israelis.

During yesterday’s daily press briefing, the U.S. State Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland issued the following statement:

“The United States condemns in strongest terms yesterday’s brutal attack on innocent civilians in Tel Aviv. We extend our deepest sympathies to all those harmed in this tragedy. Attacks against innocent civilians in Israel or anywhere else are never justified. We again remind all parties that violence will not advance but will impede the hope for peace between Israelis and Palestinians.”

PARIS (AP)— The Turkish Islamic charity behind a flotilla of aid ships that was raided by Israeli forces on its way to Gaza had ties to terrorism networks, including a 1999 al-Qaida plot to bomb Los Angeles International Airport, France’s former top anti-terrorism judge said Wednesday.

The Istanbul-based Foundation for Human Rights and Freedoms and Humanitarian Relief, known by its Turkish acronym IHH, had “clear, long-standing ties to terrorism and Jihad,” former investigating judge Jean-Louis Bruguiere told The Associated Press in a telephone interview. continue reading…

Fifteen years ago today, on July 18, 1994, terrorists bombed the Argentine Israelite Mutual Association building in Buenos Aires.  Eighty-five people were killed.  More than 300 people were wounded.   Since then, details of the attack have emerged, revealing that the bombing was carried out at the behest of key leaders of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

The leaders that perpetrated this attack have yet to be brought to justice.

Read more about the Argentinian bombing and its aftermath, 15 years later, in the Forward‘s “As Iran Extends Its Reach, a Lesson From Argentina.”