As Purim approaches, thousands of Israeli children and families grapple with poverty
Stray fire from the Syrian civil war sent a Syrian army tank shell on a northern Golan Heights community Wednesday after three months of quiet. No one was injured, and there was no property damage, and army sappers naturalized the shell.
Similar to the mortar shells that exploded in the Golan Heights last November, there were no signs that loyalists to Syrian President Bashar Assad were targeting Israel.
Gunfire from Syria has been constant background noise for Golan residents. Golan Regional Council deputy head Uri Kellner told a local radio station, “This the third or fourth time this has bled into our area, and it cannot continue.”
He said the IDF determined that the tank shell came from the Syrian army and not from rebels, who have take control of several villages near the border.
About the Author: Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu is a graduate in journalism and economics from The George Washington University. He has worked as a cub reporter in rural Virginia and as senior copy editor for major Canadian metropolitan dailies. Tzvi wrote for Arutz Sheva for several years before joining the Jewish Press.
If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.
Comments are closed.
Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu at a Megillah reading, which tells the story of the Jewish festival of Purim, inside the Great Synagogue in Jerusalem on March 05, 2015. The festival of Purim commemorates the rescue of Jews from genocide in ancient Persia.
A hitchhiker pulled out a gun and stopped the attack.
Israel was the sixth-highest source for tourists to Germany in 2014.
US Amb to South Korea attacked at event in Seoul, slashed face and hand.
On Saturday, the French daily Le Figaro reported on Saturday, citing intelligence sources, that Khamenei would likely live only two more years.
COGAT chief hopes Hamas “would not steal water from civilians as they steal construction materials intended for the reconstruction of houses.”
Israel’s Channel 2 television network thought Herzog’s remarks constituted elections propaganda.
The house, which is made up of simple mortar and stone walls that was cut into a rocky hillside, was first discovered in the 1880s by nuns at the Sisters of Nazareth convent.
Ron Dermer responds to Netanyahu critics following Netanyahu’s speech.
Secy of State John Kerry updates media on the progress made in talks with Iran in Switzerland before leaving for the US; talks resume on March 15.
Researchers at the University of Haifa find that it is better for customer service employees to express positive emotions rather than show neutrality in their work.
Palestinian Authority and PLO Chairman Mahmoud Abbas says Israel will never be accepted as a Jewish State, but played coy about security issues.
Ferguson police officer cleared by Justice Department of civil rights charges in shooting of Michael Brown.
When Hamas launches rockets at Tel Aviv, only 100,000 people will need to seek shelter, instead of 400,000.
Andrea Shea King singled out the Black Congressional Caucus in a racist rant.
The anti-Bibi barrage last week cost him a grand total of two seats, which went to other parties but not to Bujie and Tzipi.
She was brought to tears and “saddened by the insult to the intelligence of the United States.”
The Prime Minister showed AIPAC a map of Iranian-backed Hezbollah attacks in five different continents.
If Iran is serious, Netanyahu can skip his speech and tell the Air Force to rev up its engines.
The anti-Netanyahu crowd, in the spirit of topsy-turvy Purim, drummed up support for his speech.
Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/tank-shell-from-syria-falls-on-golan-heights-community/2013/02/27/
Scan this QR code to visit this page online: