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Dr. Michael BarakThe Jihadi Websites Monitoring Group (JWMG) is a specialized research and analysis team at the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT). Composed of researchers fluent in Arabic, the JWMG monitors websites that support and serve the Global Jihad organizations.

The unique characteristic of JWMG publications is the team's integration of diverse materials from a wide variety of Arabic sources. JWMG connects each source to larger trends, providing a complete understanding of events on both a local and a global scale.

Recently, the JWMG started to record and analyze Fatwas by radical Islamic clerics and relevant news items from Arabic media. 

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“Holy Defense” – Hezbollah’s New Computer Game

08/03/2018 | by Barak, Michael (Dr.)
On February 9, 2018, Lebanese Hezbollah’s online media unit launched a new 3-D game called “Holy Defense: Protecting the Homeland and the Holy Sites”. The game is designed for children and teenagers who are supposed to play a Hezbollah fighter in battles, which occurred in reality, against Islamic State fighters on Syrian soil and on the Lebanese border
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The Retreat of Islamic State Militants – A Distress Signal and Wake Up Call

05/03/2018 | by Barak, Michael (Dr.)

Against the backdrop of the loss of the Islamic State’s strongholds in Iraq and Syria, and the retreat of the organization’s fighters from the territories that were under their control, Al-Wafa jihadist media institution (which is in involved in media for the Islamic State) published an article on February 8, 2018 by a writer named Ahlam al-Nasr (aka Umm Usama al-Dimashqiyya), who is apparently active in the organization’s territory in Syria.

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Summary of Information on Jihadist Websites October 2017

05/03/2018 | by JWMG Desk
This report summarizes notable events discussed on jihadist Web forums during October 2017.
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Summary of Information on Jihadist Websites September 2017

22/02/2018 | by JWMG Desk
Summary of Information on Jihadist Websites September 2017
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Information about this morning’s terrorist attack in Har Adar gleaned from social networks

26/09/2017 | by JWMG Desk

This morning, a Palestinian terrorist carried out a shooting attack at a security checkpoint that served as an entry point for workers from the territories adjacent to the community of Har Adar, near Jerusalem. A border police officer and two security guards were killed, and another Israeli was seriously injured.

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