The Netanyahu - Bennett meeting concluded with....
"It is time for the world to distinguish between those who stabilize the region and those who sow terror."
The recent round of fighting between Israel and Hamas was seemingly sparked by the exposure of an Israeli special forces team during a covert operation in Khan Yunis. The Hamas leadership, which apparently is not interested in war, nevertheless chose to respond by escalating to the very brink. Why has the Israeli government refrained (yet again) from instructing the IDF to settle conclusively the Hamas threat?
“Whoever comes within 100 meters of the [security] fence is putting himself at risk. You’ve been warned."
Both Kahlon and Interior Minister Aryeh Deri (Sephardic Shas party) called Thursday for new elections.
"The security of the residents of the south is just as important as the security of the rest of Israel."
74 percent of Israelis disapproved of how Prime Minister Netanyahu dealt with the confrontation with Hamas.
Should Bennett take over as DM, he could make a powerful contribution to the settlements enterprise, seeing as the defense establishment is the sovereign in Judea and Samaria.
The prime minister’s refusal to seek a final reckoning with Hamas generated criticism. But his decision to avoid war was sound policy.
Security personnel are searching for a second individual who allegedly aided the terrorist in his attack.
The soldiers opened fire when the Gazans walked towards the border despite being ordered to stay back. They also ignored warning shots fired by IDF troops to head them off.
Chairman of Habayit Hayehudi Knesset faction MK Shuli Mualem-Refaeli called on Netanyahu to appoint her party's chairman, Naftali Bennett, as defense minister.
Sources close to the defense minister said that since the last round of violence, he had been demanding "tough and decisive action against Hamas."
Jerusalemites woke up this morning with a new mayor.
Qatar's $15 million cash grant has failed to stop Hamas from launching hundreds of rockets into Israel. On the contrary, the money has only emboldened Hamas and increased its appetite to continue its jihad to eliminate Israel. All the money in the world will not convince Hamas to abandon its ideology or soften its position toward Israel.
The truce was mediated by Egyptian security personnel.
Iron Dome fighters have intercepted more than 100 of the 460 launches that were identified as having been fired from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory.
In an open miracle, despite the awful damage, not one person was physically injured.
The IDF Armored Corps and infantry continues to gather at Israel's southern border along the Gaza Strip.
"The world has grown tired of Hamas' violence and the violence of other bad actors in Gaza.
One man was killed and 2 women injured when a rocket hit a building in Ashkelon.
Israel could take a lesson from Donald Trump. You can’t recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, he was told, there will be unrest. You can’t move the embassy, they said, there will be riots. You can’t cut funding to UNRWA or demand that the PA stop paying terrorists. You can’t kill the Iran deal and re-impose sanctions. But he did all those things and the sky didn’t fall.
A bus was hit by a rocket.
“We knew he was an officer,” a neighbor said, “but no one knew what unit he served in, or that he was a Lieutenant Colonel.”
A second officer was wounded.