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In the midst of a nuclear showdown with Iran and continued government violence in Syria, the UN Security Council invited UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos Wednesday to discuss the annual report on humanitarian conditions in Judea and Samaria and Gaza.
“Israeli authorities continued to impose a blockade on Gaza, amounting to collective punishment of the population and affecting every aspect of life in the Gaza Strip,” the report stated.
“If Gaza is going to come off its dependence on humanitarian aid, we need to see economic development and economic activity in Gaza,” Amos added in remarks to reporters after the private session.
“Israeli children have 15 seconds to reach shelters in Israel. We need to gather them in order to find shelters. Schools are out in Israel, a million kids can’t go out to school. This is humanitarian crisis. Do you hear a syllable about that?” Ambassador Ron Prosor retorted. “I’m not holding my breath to hear the first time the Security Council says anything about rockets flying into Israel in the 1967 lines and internationally recognized borders. So, my bottom line is that there is no, I repeat, no humanitarian crisis in Gaza.”
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Bullet holes in an identifiably Jewish-owned building Friday morning makes this the third such attack on Jews in Paris this week.
Defense Minister Yaalon told Ruth Shapira that the terrorists were caught last night by IDF forces.
The early warning Code Red siren sounded shortly before noon Friday in the area of Netiv Asara and Kibbutz Yad Mordechai, sending residents to bomb shelters. The “rocket” apparently was rifle fire from Gaza. Residents also have reported they have heard sounds of tunnels being built underground.
A Superdeal branch in Jerusalem ran an exhibition called “Special” with music and entertainment while you shop.
An Afikim bus driving past the Maaleh Shomron junction on Road 55 was stoned by Arabs.
Argentina’s president Christina Fernandez has accepted an official Jewish godson for the first time in the country’s history to help counter legend of death to a seventh son. She described in seven tweets her meeting with her new godson, Yair Tawil, a member of a Chabad-Lubavitch family. He was adopted as a godson under a […]
Israel’s deterrence must be waning as some Iron Domes are being redeployed.
They are listed in light-to-moderate condition.
A kosher restaurant is the scene of the second shooting incident at a Jewish site in Paris this week.
Doctors at Sheba Medical Center are currently fighting for Ayala Shapira’s life, who suffered burns to 50% of her body.
A faster-beating heart as a result of fear of terror increase the risk of heart disease, researchers report.
Excavations also turned up hidden tunnels dug by Jewish rebels in the period of the Bar Kokhba Revolt.
“This is the earliest evidence of the use of olive oil in the country, and perhaps the entire Mediterranean basin.”
Suggested causes: pollution of water sources, radiation changes and the effects of a dwindling population.
A Toronto synagogue issued a rare Shabbat appeal to help the family.
“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” (Genesis 1:1)
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