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“Seven Days in Entebbe” misses the point

“Seven Days in Entebbe” misses the point

Trying to show “both sides” of a terrorist hijacking is challenging, but the producers are clearly up to the task. Ever hear of good terrorists? Thomas Mountain, 21/03/2018 21:45
WATCH: Soldiers train to free hostages from hotel

WATCH: Soldiers train to free hostages from hotel

IDF forces practice scenarios posing potential danger to life in vacation city of Eilat.Naama Zaltzman, IDF site, 10/08/2017 09:33
At least 22 dead in Mali hostage taking

At least 22 dead in Mali hostage taking

At least 22 people dead after jihadists take over hotel in Mali's capital, holding more than 100 people hostage.Ben Ariel, Canada, 20/11/2015 21:24
Gunmen on the Run after Primark Hostage Drama

Gunmen on the Run after Primark Hostage Drama

18 people were held in a Primark clothing store, in what appears to be a robbery gone awry.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/07/2015 16:28
US to Legalize Private Ransom Pay to Terror Groups

US to Legalize Private Ransom Pay to Terror Groups

Washington's review of hostage policy to quietly sanction funding terror through private means; White House insists law has not changed.Tova Dvorin, 24/06/2015 15:28
U.S. to Compensate Families of Killed Hostages

U.S. to Compensate Families of Killed Hostages

The United States will compensate the families of two Al-Qaeda hostages killed in an operation near the Afghan-Pakistan border.Ben Ariel, 24/04/2015 02:13
ISIS Issues New Threat to Kill Jordanian Pilot

ISIS Issues New Threat to Kill Jordanian Pilot

ISIS threatens to execute Jordanian pilot if female suicide bomber not released by sunset, new recording by Japanese hostage states.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/01/2015 08:37
UNSC Condemns ISIS's Murder of Japanese Hostage

UNSC Condemns ISIS's Murder of Japanese Hostage

15-member council issues unanimous condemnation of Haruna Yukawa's murder as 'heinous and cowardly act.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/01/2015 22:54
Analysts: Who is Sajida al-Rishawi?

Analysts: Who is Sajida al-Rishawi?

Why did ISIS drop its demand for $200 million in ransom, and instead seek the release of a female terrorist in Jordanian custody?Yaakov Levi, 25/01/2015 14:55
One of the Japanese ISIS Hostages Mentally Ill

One of the Japanese ISIS Hostages Mentally Ill

Local media reveals Haruna Yukawa has a history of suicide attempts, may have gone to Syria to die.Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/01/2015 13:26
Japanese Gov't: 'We Will Not Give in to Terrorism'

Japanese Gov't: 'We Will Not Give in to Terrorism'

'Taking people hostage is unforgivable and I feel strong anger,' Tokyo spokesman says after ISIS releases ransom video.Tova Dvorin and Ari Yashar, 20/01/2015 11:42
ISIS Gives Japan 72 Hours to Save Hostages

ISIS Gives Japan 72 Hours to Save Hostages

Japanese men become latest hostages in pre-beheading video, the first time ISIS has threatened Asia instead of the West.Tova Dvorin, 20/01/2015 09:58
Al-Qaeda Hostages Killed During Rescue Attempt

Al-Qaeda Hostages Killed During Rescue Attempt

Journalist Luke Somers and teacher Pierre Korkie killed by Al-Qaeda terrorists in Yemen during a failed rescue bid.Ben Ariel, 07/12/2014 04:50
Al-Qaeda Releases Video of Hostages

Al-Qaeda Releases Video of Hostages

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb releases a video showing two hostages begging for their lives.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/11/2014 04:12
Egypt Said Readying Operation to Free Hostages

Egypt Said Readying Operation to Free Hostages

Egypt sent hundreds of troops and dozens of tanks into Sinai, in apparent preparation for a military operation to free kidnapped officersDavid Lev, 20/05/2013 19:40
French Family Kidnapped by Islamist ‘Boko Haram’

French Family Kidnapped by Islamist ‘Boko Haram’

A French family of seven with four children has been abducted by the Nigeria-based radical Islamist “Boko Haram” terrorist organization.Chana Ya'ar, 20/02/2013 17:04
Panetta: US Has to Fight Back After Algeria Attack

Panetta: US Has to Fight Back After Algeria Attack

America has "got to fight back," Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Monday, referring to terrorist attack in Algeria.Rachel Hirshfeld, 22/01/2013 16:22
Algeria Launches Second Rescue Operation

Algeria Launches Second Rescue Operation

Algeria begins a second military operation to rescue some 30 foreign hostages still captive by Al-Qaeda-affiliated group.Elad Benari, Canada, 18/01/2013 21:21
30 Hostages Killed as Algeria Operation Ends

30 Hostages Killed as Algeria Operation Ends

30 hostages and at least 11 Al-Qaeda linked terrorists killed when Algerian forces storm a desert gas plant in a bid to free captives.Elad Benari, 18/01/2013 01:13
48 Dead in Rescue Attempt by Algerian Army

48 Dead in Rescue Attempt by Algerian Army

At least 35 hostages and 15 terrorists were reportedly killed in a rescue attempt by the Algerian army at the In Amenas gas installation.Chana Ya'ar, 17/01/2013 15:49
Al Qaeda Terrorists Kill 3, Hold Americans, Others

Al Qaeda Terrorists Kill 3, Hold Americans, Others

Al Qaeda-linked terrorists are holding Americans and other foreign nationals hostage after seizing a gas field in southern Algeria.Chana Ya'ar, 17/01/2013 15:46
Hostage Situation in US Turns Brutal: Four Dead

Hostage Situation in US Turns Brutal: Four Dead

A gunman killed three people before police shot him dead in the same town that played host to a violent massacre at a cinema last year. , 05/01/2013 22:18
Al-Qaeda Releases Another Video of U.S. Hostage

Al-Qaeda Releases Another Video of U.S. Hostage

In the second video in two days, Warren Weinstein asks his wife to contact American Jewish communities to secure his release.Elad Benari, 14/09/2012 07:15
US Hostage Appeals to PM 'as One Jew to Another'

US Hostage Appeals to PM 'as One Jew to Another'

Warren Weinstein, captured in Pakistan, in August 2011, asks Israel's leader: "please intervene on my behalf."AFP, 12/09/2012 21:36
Two U.S. Tourists Freed by Captors in Sinai

Two U.S. Tourists Freed by Captors in Sinai

Two Massachusetts tourists who were abducted in the Sinai region freed after three days in captivity.Elad Benari, 17/07/2012 05:15
US Family of Sinai Kidnap Victim: 'A Nightmare'

US Family of Sinai Kidnap Victim: 'A Nightmare'

The family of an American Christian pastor kidnapped by Bedouin in the Sinai Peninsula on Friday say they still can't believe it happened.Chana Ya'ar, 15/07/2012 18:47
Lebanon Works to Free Kidnapped Shi'ites in Syria

Lebanon Works to Free Kidnapped Shi'ites in Syria

Beirut has asked Turkey to help free 11 Shi'ite tourists who were kidnapped in Syria Wednesday.Chana Ya'ar, 24/05/2012 16:34