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Palestinian Authority Denies Report It Arrested Hamas Terrorists

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

The Palestinian Authority hurriedly denied an Israeli report Thursday night that its security forced arrested Hamas terrorists in Hebron who were planning to take explosive devices with them to Israeli population centers.

“We have no information about this issue,” Palestinian Authority Adnan al-Dumieri told the Bethlehem-based Ma’an News Agency. The original Israeli report by the Walla! news site said that another Hamas cell based in Bethlehem was behind plans for the attack and was arrested, also.

Pope Francis to Visit in Israel in May

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Pope Francis will make his first official visit to Israel for only 48 hours in late May, Israel media reported Thursday.

The trip is scheduled for May 25-26 and the pope reportedly will conduct mass only in Bethlehem, in the Palestinian Authority, and not in Jerusalem. He probably will probably visit the Yad Vashem Holocaust

The Vatican did not confirm or deny the report, and is spokesman Father Federico Lombardi told the French news agency AFP, “It is in the first instance up to the pope himself to decide upon and to announce such a visit.” He admitted that official have made a preparatory visit to Israel last week.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/pope-francis-to-visit-in-israel-in-may/2013/12/19/

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