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The Daily TIP: Security Footage Shows How Terrorists Smuggled Guns Onto Temple Mount

Posted by Tip Staff - July 20, 2017

Security Footage Shows How Terrorists Smuggled Guns Onto Temple Mount
U.S.: Iran Remains "Foremost" State Sponsor of Global Terrorism
Defying Anti-Israel Boycotters, Radiohead Plays for 47,000 in Tel Aviv
Israeli Device Will Help U.S. Dairy Farmers Monitor Their Herds' Nutrition

Security Footage Shows How Terrorists Smuggled Guns Onto Temple Mount

Israeli police released security camera footage of the three terrorists who killed two Israeli policemen on the Temple Mount last Friday showing a fourth unidentified person who gave them the weapons they used to carry out the attack, The Times of Israel reported Thursday.

The footage tracks the movements of the three assailants from the time they arrived in Jerusalem from their home town of Umm al-Fahm in northern Israel.

The terrorists can be seen entering the Temple Mount through Herod's gate, followed by an unidentified accomplice with a backpack containing the weapons.

All four went to the Al Aqsa mosque. Two attackers left the mosque earlier. The third attacker left later with a backpack containing the weapons they used to kill officers Kamil Shnaan and Haiel Sitawe. Later after the terrorists have changed clothes, the backpack is no longer visible and each has his weapon concealed.

The footage also backs up the assessment of MK Yaakov Perry, formerly the head of Israel's internal security agency, Shin Bet, that the reason for setting up metal at the Temple Mount was based on “pure security" considerations. Perry also noted that sensitive religious sites around the world, including Saudi Arabia, have security measures, so the Temple Mount metal detectors do not in any way represent a change in the status quo of the holy site.

U.S.: Iran Remains "Foremost" State Sponsor of Global Terrorism

Iran remained the "foremost state sponsor of terrorism in 2016," the U.S. State Department announced in an annual report on global terrorism released this week. Iran was first designated a state sponsor of terrorism in 1984.

Militant Islamist groups supported by Iran, including Lebanon-based Hezbollah, continue "to threaten U.S. allies and interests," and---along with Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, "play a destabilizing role in military conflicts in Iraq, Syria, and Yemen."

In 2016, "Iran continued to recruit fighters from across the region to join Iranian affiliated Shia militia forces engaged in conflicts in Syria and Iraq, and has even offered a path to citizenship for those who heed this call," the report explained.

"Hizballah continued to work closely with Iran in these conflict zones, playing a major role in supporting the Syria government’s efforts to maintain control and territory, and providing training and a range of other support for Iranian aligned groups in Iraq, Syria, and Yemen," it continued. "Additionally, Hizballah continued to develop its long-term attack capabilities and infrastructure around the world."

Iran has also refused to identify and bring to justice senior members of Al Qaeda who are in its custody, and since at least 2009 has "allowed AQ facilitators to operate a core facilitation pipeline through the country, enabling AQ to move funds and fighters to South Asia and Syria," according to the report.

The Islamic Republic also backs "Iraqi Shia terrorist groups," such as Kata'ib Hezbollah, which support the regime of Bashar al-Assad in Syria and have been accused of committing "serious human rights abuses against primarily Sunni civilians." It has also been known to sponsor Palestinian terrorist groups including Hamas, Palestine Islamic Jihad, and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command, which have carried out lethal attacks in Israel and Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, the report noted.

Defying Anti-Israel Boycotters, Radiohead Plays for 47,000 in Tel Aviv

Radiohead, the legendary rock band that was the focus of an international campaign to cancel their concert in Israel, defied their critics, and played their longest set in eleven years before a crowd of 47,000 in Tel Aviv, The Times of Israel reported Wednesday.

The group, whose outspoken lead singer, Thom Yorke, had eviscerated critics, including Pink Floyd founder Roger Waters. for demanding that Radiohead not play in Israel, calling them “offensive” and “patronizing in the extreme” in an interview last month in Rolling Stone magazine.

Despite the high profile campaign from the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign to isolate Israel, Yorke said little about the controversy. Shortly before launching into the final song of the night, Karma Police from Radiohead's classic OK Computer album, Yorke said, "“A lot of stuff was said about this. But in the end, we played some music."

"Those who call for boycott are only trying to divide us. They are trying to shut down the music," Nasreen Qadri, an Israeli-Arab singer who was invited to perform alongside Radiohead, wrote ahead of the concert. "I will not be a part of that. Sadly, there are too many countries in the Middle East in which such a concert could have never taken place."

In another blow to BDS, American rock group Guns n Roses finished their world tour in Tel Aviv last week.

Rod Stewart, Britney Spears, Justin Bieber, and Aerosmith all performed in Tel Aviv in recent months.

Israeli Device Will Help U.S. Dairy Farmers Monitor Their Herds' Nutrition

Cargill Animal Nutrition has joined forces with Israel’s Consumer Physics to introduce Reveal real-time nutrition analysis to U.S. dairy producers.

The new Reveal real-time forage analysis service, which launched this month, utilizes SCiO – the smallest handheld near-infrared (NIR) spectrometer on the market, made by Consumer Physics.

“Today’s dairy producers are constantly pushing the envelope to run a more productive and efficient operation. They need cutting-edge offerings like Reveal that allow them to make smarter nutrition decisions, when they need to be made,” says Mike Messman, strategic technology lead for Cargill’s U.S. dairy business.

“We believe that Reveal analysis will allow producers to manage forage dry-matter fluctuations as they happen, and adjust their feeding programs to maximize production and income over feed costs.”

“We are thrilled to work with Cargill on this project, and introduce our SCiO micro-spectrometer to the feed industry,” says Yaron Dycian, VP of Products at Consumer Physics.

“The ability to easily deploy multiple, high accuracy, micro spectrometers on location revolutionizes precision agriculture by bringing decision-making out of the lab and into the field,” Dycian says.

“We see dry matter as only the beginning of what Reveal will offer to customers,” says Messman. “Our research team is actively looking into other on-farm forage testing and we’re excited about the future potential.”

(via Israel21c)

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