HAMAS WAS PLANNING TO USE TERROR TUNNELS FOR MASS SLAUGHTER ON ROSH HASHANAH 5775
Terrorists planned a major slaughter of Jews on Rosh Hashanah R”L. Siyata Dishmaya choreographing the chain of events has prevented this from occurring.
NRG correspondent Ariel Kahane, quoting senior security sources reports that 200 terrorists planned to make their way via tens of tunnels to six Western Negev communities and slaughter and kidnap the populations of those communities.
The tunnels that were built by Hamas in Gaza were not random, but they were set up for a multi-pronged ...
IDF Chief Rabbinate Declares Sgt. Oron Shaul HY"D Dead
IDF Chief Rabbi Brigadier-General Rafi Peretz has informed the parents of Golani Brigade Sgt. Oron Shaul HY”D, 21, from Poriah Illit, that their son is now officially declared dead and no longer categorized as a missing soldier. He is categorized as a soldier who died in battle and whose place of burial is unknown.
Shaul was one of the seven soldiers killed in an armored personnel carrier hit by a terrorist bomb in Gaza. The DNA remains from the scene were inconclusive, lacking a trace ...
LIVE BLOG DAY 18: Operation Protective Edge [UPDATED 6:36 PM IL]
18:36: Channel 2 reports Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon wrote the first letter in a Sefer Torah being written for the welfare and safety of IDF soldiers.
18:30: The Security Cabinet is meeting once again following a brief recess.
18:28: Hizbullah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah announced “Just like in 2006, Israel used a kidnapping as an excuse to launch a war”.
18:26: Sirens in Chulit, Nir Yitzchak and Sufah.
18:24: A fire broke out in a nature reserve in the Eshkol Regional ...
Northern Mali: Black Box Found At Air Algerie Wreckage Site, Terrorism Not Ruled Out
French soldiers secured a black box from the Air Algerie wreckage site in a desolate region of restive northern Mali on Friday, the French president said. Terrorism hasn’t been ruled out as a cause, although officials say the most likely reason for the catastrophe that killed all onboard is bad weather.
At least 116 people were killed in Thursday’s disaster, nearly half of whom were French. President Francois Hollande put the number of victims at 118, a discrepancy that couldn’t be ...
Arab Attacks in Yehuda & Shomron on the Rise
Security cameras confirm that an Arab vehicle traveling at Gush Etzion Junction on erev Shabbos tried to run over Jews waiting at the location for ride. B’chasdei Hashem the people standing at the hitchhiking post reacted swiftly, moving back enough that the vehicle did not run them over. One female was lightly injured. The vehicle clearly turned sharply to the right to strike the pedestrians.
The vehicle sped off. Police and the IDF are investigating.
In the Shomron, a woman traveling ...
Stranded Israelis to Arrive Home for Shabbos
The many stranded Israelis in Turkey are expected to be home before Shabbos. El Al and Arkia on Thursday night sent flights to Turkey and additional flights will be shuttling the passengers home on erev Shabbos.
Delays at Ben-Gurion Airport are still reported on Friday as not all foreign carriers have decided to renew service to and from Tel Aviv.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)
Another Soldier Falls in Gaza Fighting
It is permitted to report that IDF reserve duty soldier First Sgt. Yair Ashkenazi was killed during the predawn hours of erev Shabbos in northern Gaza.
The 36-year-old reservist, from Rehovot was the Base 1 Reserve Battalion.
The levaya will take place at 16:00 in the Rehovot military cemetery.
Sgt. Ashkenazi is survived by his wife and three children. Initial reports indicate he was killed by mistaken IDF fire. He is the 33rd IDF fatality in Operation Protective Edge and the fifth ...
Golani Battalion Commander Seriously Wounded in Shajaia
Lt.-Colonel Shai Siman Tov sustained serious injuries in Gaza on Thursday, 26 Tammuz, when a terrorist tunnel collapsed. He is the commander of the Golani Brigade 12th Battalion. Details of the incident are not being released, only that a wall of the tunnel collapsed.
The Golani Brigade has sustained the most fatalities and injuries in the warfare, yet morale remains very high, with soldiers and commanders determined to complete their mission.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)
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Mounting Israeli & PA Arab Violence During the Night
Amid increasing calls for a ‘Day of Rage’ Israeli Arabs in Jerusalem’s Old City and at the Kalandia Checkpoint were out in the streets during the night in protest. Kalandia is the northern Jerusalem checkpoint, bordering PA (Palestinian Authority) controlled el-Bireh, with the latter bordering Ramallah.
Thousands of PA residents were out in the streets during the night, with police reporting the official number of participants exceeding 10,000. They began marching towards Yerushalayim, ...
US Airlines to Resume Flights to Israel
The U.S. airlines serving Israel will resume flights there Thursday, following a two-day hiatus caused by combat in the Gaza Strip.
The decision came hours after the Federal Aviation Administration lifted a prohibition on U.S. flights in and out of Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport. The FAA's ban, imposed out of concern for the risk of planes being hit by Hamas rockets, became a hot button topic in both U.S.-Israeli diplomacy and Washington politics.
Chicago-based United Airlines is set to ...
Very Bad Week: Airline Disasters Come in a Cluster
Nearly 300 passengers perish when their plane is shot out of the sky. Airlines suspend flights to Israel's largest airport after rocket attacks. An airliner crashes during a storm, and yet another disappears. Aviation has suffered one of its worst weeks in memory, a cluster of disasters spanning three continents.
Industry analysts and safety experts shake their heads at the seeming randomness of the tragedies, saying they can find no common themes. Nor do they think the events indicate that ...
House Panel Clears Way for Vote on Obama Lawsuit
Over Democratic objections, Republicans cleared the way Thursday for a House vote on legislation authorizing an election-year lawsuit accusing President Barack Obama of failing to implement the 4-year-old health care law as it was written.
The vote in the Rules Committee was 7-4, with all Republicans in favor and all Democrats opposed.
Republicans say the lawsuit is necessary because Obama is exceeding his authority as president by failing to carry out legislation that Congress passed and ...