“That would be a rather barbaric violation of the cease-fire agreement,” Josh Earnest, the White House spokesman, told CNN on Friday, referring to the apparent capture Friday morning of 2nd Lt. Hadar Goldin in a firefight Israel says took place in the southern Gaza Strip hours after a humanitarian ceasefire was in place. [Read more...]
The Israel Defense Forces identified the soldier as 2nd Lt. Hadar Goldin, 23, from Kfar Saba.
Hamas fighters reportedly emerged Friday morning from a tunnel near Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, not long after a 72-hour cease-fire had taken effect. A Palestinian suicide attacker was among the assailants, and Goldin was dragged into a tunnel during exchanges of fire between Hamas fighters and Israeli troops, an IDF spokesman said. [Read more...]
Why aren’t news outlets reporting Hamas’ intimidation of journalists?
These weapons were found in a Hamas-built tunnel under the Israel-Gaza border, July 24, 2014. (Israel Defense Forces)
There’s no shortage of images from the Gaza conflict.
We’ve seen rubble, dead Palestinian children, Israelis cowering during rocket attacks, Israeli military maneouvres and IDF footage of Hamas militants emerging from tunnels to attack Israeli soldiers.
What we haven’t seen are practically any images of Hamas fighters inside Gaza. [Read more...]
Gal Indyk is clearly having a great deal of fun putting his dragon boat team, the Ohalo Dolphins, through its warm-up before getting in the boat.
Where other teams do some yoga stretches, perhaps some jumping jacks, Indyk has the team playing the kind of games you might remember from summer camp. Currently, everyone has a clothespin clipped to the back of his or her shirt and they’re around trying to snatch a many other pins as they can from each other. There’s a lot of laughing. [Read more...]
The national director of the Toronto-based JDL, Meir Weinstein, told local media he has been contacted by Montreal residents who would like to see a chapter set up in the city.
In interviews, Weinstein denied his group is controversial or militant. [Read more...]
The attack Monday afternoon occurred in Israel’s Eshkol region, located along the border with Gaza.
At least nine injured people were airlifted to Soroka Medical Center in Beersheba. Two reportedly are in serious condition. [Read more...]
“When we have a Palestinian state then the Palestinian state will decide on its policies. You cannot actually ask me about the future,” Meshaal said through a translator in an interview Sunday with CBS This Morning co-host Charlie Rose. [Read more...]
In a nine-minute meeting that began just after midnight on Monday, the 15-member Security Council unanimously approved a presidential statement which “expresses grave concern regarding the deterioration in the situation as a result of the crisis related to Gaza and the loss of civilian lives and casualties.” The statement does not specifically name either Israel or Hamas. [Read more...]