| 13/05/2021

The "Guardian of the Walls" war started at a high level of intensity, and therefore it will be shorter than wars in the past. Towards the end of the war's first week, Hamas used its advantage of surprise to the fullest while Israel made a series of errors, but from now on Israel's great military advantage is expected to set the tone unless the war spreads to additional fronts. A column by Amir Rapaport 


| 12/05/2021

Senior members of the Hamas "general staff forum" including the commander of the Gaza city brigade, the head of the cyber command and the missile improvement project, and the head of the weapon production network, were assassinated in a joint operation by the Israel Security Agency and the IDF


| 12/05/2021

The Australian Strategic Policy Institute mapped out hundreds of Chinese technology initiatives throughout the continent, pointing out times in which advanced facial recognition technologies were used for political arrests with the pretense of maintaining public order 

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U.S. troops head out on a mission in Afghanistan in January 2019. Photo: 1st Lt. Verniccia Ford/U.S. Army/Handout via REUTERS

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Commentary: The White House has stated that the threat of extremist organizations is spreading globally and therefore it is meaningless to concentrate forces in Afghanistan. However, the White House also stated that after the withdrawal, diplomatic and counter-terrorism mechanisms will be reorganized in Afghanistan to face security challenges 

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No longer afraid, hackers advertise malware on dark net  

The research unit of Palo Alto Networks conducted an in-depth study of the activity of the WeSupply website on the dark net, on which cybercriminals openly brag about the way in which the WeSteal software exploits vulnerabilities, and even offer a "subscription service" for its use 

Yossi Cohen, head of the Mossad. Photo: Kobi Gideon, GPO

Report: Head of Mossad makes official visit to Bahrain

According to Bahrain's news agency, Yossi Cohen met with the president of the National Security Agency and the president of the Strategic Security Agency to discuss ways of boosting cooperation