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May 14, 2021 Special Announcements No. 1057

Jihad and Terrorism Threat Monitor (JTTM) Weekly: May 8 - 15, 2021

May 14, 2021
Special Announcements No. 1057

The following are some of this week's reports from the MEMRI Jihad and Terrorism Threat Monitor (JTTM) Project, which translates and analyzes content from sources monitored around the clock, among them the most important jihadi websites and blogs. (To view these reports in full, you must be a paying member of the JTTM; for membership information, send an email to [email protected] with "Membership" in the subject line.)

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EXCLUSIVE: Al-Qaeda In The Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) Calls On Palestinians To Launch All-Out Militarized Uprising To 'Spill Jews' Blood,' Urges Muslims Target Israeli Embassies, Jewish Interests In Asia, America, Europe, And Africa

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On May 8, 2021, Al-Malahem, the media arm of the Yemen-based Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), released a statement calling on Palestinians to launch an all-out intifada ("uprising") "to spill the blood of Jews on the steps of Al-Aqsa."

 

EXCLUSIVE: Pro-Iranian Militias In Iraq: The Conduct Of The U.S. Encourages Israel To Act Against The Palestinians; We Have The Right To Attack U.S. Interests

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This year, as every year, Quds Day was observed by the pro-Iranian Shi'ite militias in Iraq, and marked by processions and rallies throughout the country, during which American and Israeli flags were burned.

 

EXCLUSIVE: Hizbullah Brigades Again Threatens To Target U.S. Interests In Iraq In Retaliation For America's Support Of Israel

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In a May 11, 2021 announcement, the pro-Iranian Shi'ite militia Hizbullah Brigades addressed the events in Gaza and Jerusalem, and once again threatened to target U.S. interests in Iraq.

 

EXCLUSIVE: Al-Qaeda Central (AQC) Bulletin Calls To Help Palestinians By Attacking U.S. And Israeli Interests, Rebelling Against Arab Rulers

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On May 12, 2021, the official media outlet of Al-Qaeda Central (AQC) released a bulletin, declaring that Muslims are capable of waging jihad even with limited military capabilities and urging Muslims to attack and kill Jews and Americans, to protest and rebel against Arab rulers, and to boycott American and Israeli products.

 

EXCLUSIVE: Pro-Al-Qaeda Media Outlet Calls On Muslims To Attack Israeli Embassies, Citizens Around The World, Hack Israeli Websites, Revolt Against Arab Rulers Who Normalized Relations With Israel, Boycott Nestle, Nike, Coca Cola

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On May 11, 2021, a pro-Al-Qaeda media outlet issued a statement calling on the group's supporters to carry out attacks on Israeli interests, including assassinating Jews, hacking bank accounts, and boycotting products.

 

EXCLUSIVE: Spokesman Of Palestinian Al-Quds Brigades (AQB): Missiles Fired On Ashkelon Today Were Badr 3; Iran Provided 'Generous' Support To Palestinian Factions

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On May 11, 2021, the spokesman of Al-Quds Brigades (AQB), the military wing of Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), appeared in a video commenting on recent rocket attacks carried out by the group against Israeli targets.

 

EXCLUSIVE: Palestinian Factions Claim Responsibility For Rocket Attacks In Gaza, Surrounding Areas; Jihadi Groups, Pro-Iran Militias Celebrate

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On May 10, Palestinian armed factions claimed responsibility for rocket attacks on Israeli targets following weeks of confrontations between Israeli police and Palestinian protesters in East Jerusalem.

 

EXCLUSIVE: Pro-ISIS Media Groups Urge Palestinians To Wage Jihad With Knives, Vehicles, Slam 'Apostate' Factions Using 'Empty And Hollow Slogans'

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In response to recent tensions between Palestinians and Israelis in Jerusalem, pro-Islamic State (ISIS) media groups released posters urging Palestinian Muslims to wage jihad against Israel.

 

EXCLUSIVE: Pro-ISIS Media Outlets Urge Palestinians To Reject Nationalism And Wage Uncompromising Jihad Against 'Jews'

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In recent weeks, tensions have been high between Palestinians and Israelis in Jerusalem, due to a confluence of factors.

 

EXCLUSIVE: Al-Qaeda In The Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) Urges Palestinians To Ignite All Territories Of Palestine, Especially In The West Bank

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Following clashes between Palestinians and Israelis over the past weeks, a statement was released on May 12, 2021, by the official media outlet of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM).

 

EXCLUSIVE: Al-Qaeda-aligned Gaza-Based Jaysh Al-Ummah Claims 'Honor' Of Being First Group To Carry Out Rocket Attacks On Israeli Targets

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On May 11, 2021, a pro-Al-Qaeda outlet shared on Telegram a May 10, 2021 statement by an Al-Qaeda-aligned Gaza-based group.

 

EXCLUSIVE: Al-Qaeda Affiliate In Gaza Claims Rocket Strikes On Israel, Group Leader Encourages Suicide Attacks

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On May 10, 2021, an Al-Qaeda-aligned Gaza-based group officially claimed in a series of posts three barrages of rocket fire targeting Israel "in defense of the Muslims in Jerusalem."

 

EXCLUSIVE: Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS): Israel Purposely Choose Ramadan To Attack Aqsa Mosque To Provoke Muslims

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On May 11, 2021, Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) released a statement commenting on recent events in Israel.

 

EXCLUSIVE: Al-Shabab Media: In Solidarity With Palestinians, Somali Residents Pledge That Jerusalem Will Not Be Judaized

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On May 12, 2021, an outlet affiliated with the Al-Shabab Movement, shared a post on Telegram congratulating Muslims on the upcoming Eid Al-Fitr holiday marking the end of Ramadan.

 

EXCLUSIVE: Leader Of Yemen-Based Ansar Allah Calls On Yemenis To Donate To Palestinian Factions, Says Houthis Are Coordinating Stands With Axis Of Resistance, Ready To Intervene When Necessary

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On May 11, 2021, the top leader of Yemen-based Ansar Allah announced that the group will be collecting money from the Yemeni people in support of the Palestinians and "their resistance to the Israeli enemy."

 

EXCLUSIVE: Al-Nujaba Militia Leader In Past Meeting With Palestinian Faction Leaders: We Can Infiltrate Israel; We Are Interested In Military-Security Cooperation

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Amid the escalation between the Palestinians and Israel in the recent weeks, the pro-Iranian Shi'ite militias in Iraq have issued statements expressing support for the Palestinian factions and Palestinian people and willingness to help them in their war against Israel.

 

EXCLUSIVE: On Telegram, Media Outlets Affiliated With Iran-Backed Militias in Iraq, Lebanon Threaten Israel: The Flood Of Rocket Is Coming

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On May 12, 2021, Telegram channels affiliated with Iran-backed militias in Iraq and Lebanon continued to disseminate content commending the attacks carried out by Hamas's military wing against Israel and threatening further rocket attacks targeting Israeli cities in response to airstrikes on Gaza.

 

EXCLUSIVE: Telegram Channel Affiliated With Iran-Backed Militias In Iraq Shares 'Exclusive' Video Of Hamas Fighters Preparing New Rocket Attacks On Israeli Targets

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On May 10, 2021, a Telegram channel affiliated with Iran-backed militias in Iraq shared what it described as an "exclusive" video, highlighting preparations by Hamas's military wing for attacks on Israeli targets.

 

ISIS Weekly Publishes Biography Of Slain 'Emir,' Highlights Role In Reestablishing Group's Central Media Apparatus

On May 6, 2021, the Islamic State (ISIS) weekly published the biography of the "emir" of the ISIS central media department.

 

ISIS Photos Document Collection And Distribution Of Zakat Funds In Nigeria

On May 9, 2021, the Islamic State (ISIS) released a series of photos documenting its fighters in Nigeria distributing zakat and sadaqah, two religious practices aimed at helping the needy.

 

ISIS Releases Photos Showing Daily Activities Of Central Africa Province's Fighters During Ramadan, Featuring Young Fighters, Children Participating In Quran Memorization Sessions

On May 10, 2021, the Islamic State (ISIS) released a photo report showing the daily activities of its fighters in its "Central Africa Province" – also known as the Islamic State's Central Africa Province (ISCAP) – during the current month of Ramadan.

 

Showing Daily Activities Of Pakistan Province's Fighters During Ramadan, ISIS Seeks To Demonstrate Resilience, Strength

On May 11, 2021, the Islamic State (ISIS) released a photo report showing the daily activities of its fighters in its Wilayat Pakistan or "Pakistan Province" during the month of Ramadan.

 

Issue Two Of Magazine Published By ISIS Affiliate In Myanmar Focuses On Prisoners, Provides Monero Account For Donating Cryptocurrency

On May 10, 2021, the media outlet of a Myanmar-based Islamic State (ISIS) affiliate released the second issue of its English-language magazine.

 

On Seventh Anniversary Of ISIS's Declaration Of Caliphate, ISIS Supporters Launch Urdu Magazine, Tell Pakistani Soldiers: 'We Will Behead You, With The Aid Of Allah'

On the seventh anniversary, according to the Hijri calendar, of the declaration of the caliphate in 2014 by then Islamic State (ISIS) leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, a new pro-ISIS media group has released the first issue of an Urdu-language jihadi magazine.

 

ISIS Supporters Celebrate 'India Province' Activity As Proof Of Expansion

The Islamic State (ISIS) "India Province," which was first mentioned by the organization's official media in May 2019, is active mainly in the disputed Jammu and Kashmir area, which is administered by India.

 

Al-Qaeda Supporter Celebrates Killing, Abduction Of Western Nationals At The Hands Of 'The Lions of Al-Qaeda'

On May 6, 2021, an Al-Qaeda published a post on Telegram celebrating the group's recent activities targeting Western nationals.

 

On World Press Freedom Day, Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) Opponents Accuse Group Of Curtailing Freedom Of The Press, Supporters Urge Rebel Journalists Not To 'Lie' Or Defame The Revolution

In December 1993, the United Nations General Assembly designated May 3 as World Press Freedom Day. The day has been observed since then with an annual UNESCO conference, as well as with many other initiatives by media groups worldwide.

 

Al-Shabaab Claims Suicide Attack On Police Station In Mogadishu, Somalia, Killing Senior Officers

On May 10, 2021, the media outlet of the Al-Qaeda-affiliate in Somalia, the Al-Shabab Movement, claimed that the group carried out a "martyrdom" operation targeting a police station in Mogadishu, Somalia.

 

Hizbullah Brigades: The U.K. Will Pay The Price For Its Involvement In The Riots At The Iranian Consulate In Iraq's Karbala Following The Murder Of Iraqi Political Activist Al-Wazni

On the night between the eighth and ninth of May, unknown individuals used a gun with a silencer to kill an Iraqi political activist.

 

Afghan Taliban: We Condemn The New Wave Of Zionist Oppression Of Palestinian Muslims

On May 12, 2021, The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, also known as the Afghan Taliban, issued a statement condemning what it described as the "new wave of Zionist and Israeli oppression of the persecuted Palestinian Muslims."

 

Afghan TV Journalist Shot Dead A Day After Islamic Emirate Publishes Article Criticizing Freedom Of Speech And Afghan Media

A day after the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (the Taliban organization) published an article criticizing the Afghan media and journalists, a high-profile television journalist in the country, was shot dead in Kandahar city on May 6, 2021.

 

Urdu Daily: U.S. Paid Tens Of Millions Of Dollars To Afghan Taliban; 'Five Bases For Which The Taliban Have Been Paid Two Crore [i.e., 20 Million] Dollars Each Are Bagram, Kandahar, Nangarhar, Herat, And Helmand'

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Pakistan's leading Urdu-language newspaper Roznama Ummat, which is considered a pro-Taliban publication, reported on May 4, 2021: "According to [Roznama] Ummat's confirmed sources, for a safe exit from Afghanistan, America has made secret payments of crores [a unit equal to 10 million] of dollars to the Taliban."

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