Iranian Factory Near Qom Faces Significant Explosion by Behold Israel

A chemical factory in central Iran experienced a massive explosion on Sunday, resulting in the arrival of well over a dozen firefighting vehicles; The source of the explosion remains unknown.

Qom, located in central Iran, was rocked by a massive explosion on Sunday in one of its chemical factories, resulting in the injury of at least two firefighters. Reports indicate that upwards of 20 fire engines had to arrive on the scene to help put out the fire, consisting of approximately 150 firefighters. The particular site of interest is the Movaledan chemical factory.

According to one representative from the fire department, two of the fire engines involved caught fire following multiple explosions that occurred. Online video showed how dark smoke filled the sky in the immediate area. One of two firefighters injured in Sunday’s event remains in critical condition.

Initial reports revealed that the cause of the blast remains unknown, much like the series of explosions and fires that took place throughout the Islamic Republic in the summer of 2020. Sunday’s explosion took place during a time when tensions are on the rise between Iran and Israel. Iran blamed Israel for the series of explosions that occurred last year.

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Texas Democrat Facing Calls to Resign after Calling Tim Scott an ‘Oreo’ by Brittany Bernstein at National Review.

 Texas Democratic official is facing calls to resign from his post after calling Senator Tim Scott (R., S.C.) a racial slur.

After Scott delivered his rebuttal speech to President Biden’s congressional address on Wednesday, Lamar County Democratic Party chair Gary O’Connor called Scott an “oreo,” a slur that refers to a black person who is seen as “having adopted the attitudes, values and behavior thought to be characteristic of middle-class white society, often at the expense of his or her own heritage,” according to

Russian warplanes buzzing Alaska at highest rate since collapse of Soviet Union

(THE SUN UK) – The U.S. Air Force is seeing the “highest activity” of Russian aircraft over Alaska since the Cold War, a top U.S. commander has said. The increased military activity in the area is attributed to Russia’s expanding activities, according to Air Force generals. Top U.S. commander, Air Force Lt. Gen. David Krumm,…

Source: Russian warplanes buzzing Alaska at highest rate since collapse of Soviet Union

‘Massively alarming’: Congress members call for IG probe of John Kerry

A group of House Republicans are asking the State Department’s acting inspector general to investigate former Secretary of State John Kerry’s relationship with Iran. The letter Wednesday to Diana Shaw cites the New York Times report Sunday that Iran’s foreign minister disclosed in leaked audio that Kerry informed him that Israel engaged in more than…

Source: ‘Massively alarming’: Congress members call for IG probe of John Kerry

Dozens Killed In Northern Israel Amid Civilian Stampede On Lag BaOmerBy Behold Israel, Apr 30, 2021

Several members of the Ultra-Orthodox Jewish community were killed on Friday during a religious gathering for Lag BaOmer; Well over 100 others were injured during the catastrophe; PM Netanyahu has marked Sunday as a day of mourning.

Israel’s Ultra-Orthodox Jewish community faced a tragedy on Friday when a massive gathering for Lag BaOmer took a turn for the worst. The incident took place in northern Israel’s Mount Meron, where it’s estimated that nearly 100,000 people showed up for the event. At least one source said that the site was only capable of hosting 25,000.

The incident, which Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called a “terrible disaster,” occurred when a stampede occurred after an overwhelming amount of people collapsed down a narrow passageway consisting of slippery metal stairs. One report revealed that the barriers put in place created a hindrance for people to escape the catastrophe quickly. However, as mentioned above, the amount of people on-site was far beyond what the location could handle.

Friday morning’s disaster took place in the men’s corridor of the facility. Children are among those killed. Many of those who died still await identification.

Netanyahu said, “There were heartbreaking scenes here. People who were crushed to death, including children. Many of the dead have yet to be identified, and I ask not to spread rumors on social networks because it breaks the families’ hearts. Let the authorities work.”

Netanyahu and many others gave blood on Friday to help the injured.

The holiday observance was the first large religious gathering since the Jewish state removed several longstanding COVID restrictions.