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Hamas: If Gaza blockade isn’t lifted, we can’t stop the airborne firebombs

Haaretz - 0 sec ago
‘The protests and the kites started on March 30 because of the blockade and the difficult humanitarian situation in the Strip,' a Hamas official tells Haaretz

Israel releases name of soldier killed by Gaza sniper

Haaretz - 0 sec ago
Staff Sgt. Aviv Levy, who was shot Friday, is the first Israeli soldier to be killed on the Gaza front since 2014 war

EU foreign policy chief to meet with Israeli Arab lawmakers over nation-state law

Haaretz - 0 sec ago
The EU criticized the law, which gives Jews exclusive right to self-determination in the country

Palestinian kite launchers lose altitude amid the fear of war

Haaretz - 1 hour 34 min ago
The kite fliers find satisfaction in the very development of a cheap tool which bewilders the strong Israeli army. But more Palestinians ask whether their creativity is worth a deterioration that will cause the death of thousands of Gazans

Syrian army advances towards border with Golan Heights

Haaretz - 1 hour 46 min ago
The army, backed by a Russian air campaign, has been pushing into the edges of Quneitra province following an offensive last month that routed rebels in adjoining Deraa province

The Current State Of ISIS - NPR

ISIS Watch - 5 hours 10 min ago

The Current State Of ISIS
NPR
July 21, 20188:15 AM ET. Heard on Weekend Edition Saturday. ISIS appears to reforming in areas of northern Iraq and has launched attacks in Afghanistan. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Jennifer Cafarella of the Institute for the Study of War. Facebook ...

Israel, Hamas make U-turn on the precipice with Gaza cease-fire

Haaretz - 5 hours 40 min ago
The death of an Israeli soldier was grim reminder that the Gaza conflict does not start and end with incendiary kites and balloons

Thou Shalt Not Date A Trump Supporter (Or Lie With One)

The Forward - 8 hours 25 min ago
What do you do when you accidentally hook up with, God forbid, a Trump or Gary Johnson supporter. Herewith, some commandments of Inter-sex-tion-ality.

With Syria still roiling, war with Israel is the last thing Hezbollah needs

Haaretz - 13 hours 16 min ago
Absurdly, the fate of over a million Syrian refugees in Lebanon depends on coalition talks in Beirut; in the meantime, Hezbollah must carefully maneuver among political rivals to ensure its existence

Following Israeli deployment, U.S., European allies map out larger role for F-35 fighter

Haaretz - 15 hours 33 min ago
Norway, Britain and Italy will have 40 F-35s by the end of 2018, with the first U.S. jets in 2021; Israel is already operating several of the game-changing jets

1 demonstrator killed as thousands protest against corruption in Iraq

Haaretz - 16 hours 40 min ago
Death occurs during demonstration outside office of a paramilitary group in Basra

Players, officials hail lacrosse world championship as big victory for Israel

Haaretz - 17 hours 9 min ago
The quadrennial tournament is being held in the Holy Land for the first time ever, and teams say their initial fears about taking part have proved unfounded

U.S. calls on strict UN sanctions to denuclearize N.Korea

Haaretz - Fri, 2018-07-20 23:52
The U.S. Secretary of State and U.S. ambassador to UN warn against loosening sanctions on Pyongyang after Russia and China suggest the UN Security Council could discuss such a move

Stalin killed more Ukrainians than Hitler killed Jews, says U.S. congressman

Haaretz - Fri, 2018-07-20 23:46
Texas Rep. Michael McCaul made comments appearing to minimize the Holocaust at a conservative conference this week

From Adelaide to Iraq: Meet one of the young Australians helping rebuild lives after ISIS - ABC News

ISIS Watch - Fri, 2018-07-20 22:38

ABC News

From Adelaide to Iraq: Meet one of the young Australians helping rebuild lives after ISIS
ABC News
This time last year, Priya Pavri was working in war-torn regions of Iraq, while under the siege from Islamic State militants. The 26-year-old from Adelaide — who grew up in the Mid-North of South Australia — is one of many young Australians trying to ...

Hungary's Viktor Orbán prays at Western Wall on last day of Israel visit

Haaretz - Fri, 2018-07-20 22:04
Controversial leader prays at one of Judaism's holiest sites, expresses interest in returning with family

What Does It Mean To Be Complicit? Ivo van Hove’s Latest Offers Gruesome Answer.

The Forward - Fri, 2018-07-20 21:00
Each individual audience member is personally witnessing something excruciatingly violent, a fact the play consistently forces them to remember.

Israel escalates Gaza strikes in response to sniper fire that killed soldier

JTA - Fri, 2018-07-20 20:21

Palestinian protesters during clashes with Israeli security forces on the Gaza-Israel border, July 20, 2018. (Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90)

(JTA) — In the heaviest fighting between the two sides since the 2014 war, Israel hit Hamas targets across Gaza on Friday in response to sniper fire at its troops on the border that killed one soldier.

At around 6 p.m., amid Palestinian protests on the Gaza border, a sniper in Gaza shot at troops. One soldier succumbed from his severe injuries.

Moments ago, shots were fired at IDF troops from the Gaza Strip during the violent riots along the security fence. In response, IDF aircraft and tanks targeted military targets throughout the Gaza Strip. More details to follow

— IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) July 20, 2018

Today an IDF combat soldier was killed during operational activity near the southern Gaza Strip. A terrorist squad shot at IDF troops and the IDF soldier was severely injured. He later succumbed to his wounds. His family has been notified pic.twitter.com/V0ppoDyKZV

— IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) July 20, 2018

Israel responded with two rounds of heavy airstrikes across the Gaza Strip. The first killed four members of Hamas, the terror group that governs Gaza. The second barrage was heavier, striking a range of military targets, including 15 in a headquarters compound in northern Gaza with munitions stores, training sites and command posts, according to the Israel Defense Forces.

Israeli Air Force fighter jets are currently striking military targets throughout the Gaza Strip. So far, the IDF has struck 15 military targets located in a Hamas battalion headquarter in the northern Gaza Strip. The IDF significantly damaged the headquarters capabilities

— IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) July 20, 2018

Tensions have been high since May, when more than 50 Palestinians died in clashes amid protests on the Gaza border. In the weeks since, a steady stream of arson attacks across the border have set fire to swaths of Israeli farmland. Gazans say they are protesting Israel’s blockade of the territory, as well as pushing for a return to their ancestors’ homes in Israel.

The last time Hamas and Israel fought, in 2014, the war lasted 50 days. More than 2,000 Palestinians and some 70 Israelis died in the fighting, which saw an Israeli ground invasion into Gaza and thousands of missile strikes at Israeli towns and cities.

The post Israel escalates Gaza strikes in response to sniper fire that killed soldier appeared first on Jewish Telegraphic Agency.

Hundreds In Georgia Gather To Mourn Jewish Soldier Killed In Afghanistan

The Forward - Fri, 2018-07-20 19:00
“He was the first one in, worried about the welfare of his troops,” a statement read. “He died as he lived … as a hero.”
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