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August 1, 2015 / 16 Av, 5775
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Missile-Alert Sirens in Northern Israel an Apparent ‘False Alarm’

Sunday, July 12th, 2015

False alarm early warning rocket sirens sounded shortly after 4:30 p.m. from the northern border with Lebanon to the Lower Galilee.

Multiple rocket sirens went off throughout northern Israel shortly after 4:30 p.m. (9:30 a.m. EDT) Sunday.

The warning sirens sounded near the northern border with Lebanon and as far south as the Lower Galilee, including Mount Tabor and Emek Jezreel, several miles west of Beit Shean.

There were no explosions, and the IDF said the sirens went off due to a technical failure.

Or, the sirens were a very early warning for what might happen next year.

 

5,000-Year-Old Seal in Galilee May Depict First Known Music Scene

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

The most ancient music scene known in the research of Israel appears on a rare 5,000 year old cylinder seal impression from the Early Bronze Age, according to Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) archaeologists Dr. Yitzchak Paz, Dr. Ianir Milevski and Nimrod Getzov.

They will present their new findings in a symposium entitled “Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll” on behalf of IAA and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

The impression, which was found in the 1970s at the Bet Ha-Emek antiquities site during an archaeological survey conducted in the Western Galilee by Dr. Rafi Frankel, was made using a cylinder seal rolled along the surface of the clay before it was fired, forming a series of repeating designs. The scene depicted on the seal impression includes three female figures, two standing and one sitting. The seated figure is playing an instrument that appears to be a lyre – a musical instrument known from the ancient world.

The researchers said:

It seems that the rare seal impression, which appeared on a fragment of a large storage vessel (pithos), sheds light on the symbolic-ritualistic world of the Early Bronze Age inhabitants in Israel. The importance of the scene lies in the possible symbolic context, it being part of a complex ritual known in Mesopotamia as the ‘sacred marriage’. In this ceremony a symbolic union took place between the king and a goddess (actually represented by a priestess).

The ceremony included several rites: music and dancing, a banquet, a meeting between the king and the goddess and an act of sexual congress between them. Recently, Professor Pierre de Miroschedji of the CNRS suggested that many of the seal impressions from the Early Bronze Age portray the sacred marriage rite.

The seal impression presented reflects the musical part connected to this ceremony.

“This is the first time it is definitely possible to identify a figure playing an instrument on a seal impression from the third millennium BCE,” the researchers added.” This is when most of the ‘cultic’ impressions from Israel depict dancing figures or the feasting scene in which the female and male figures are shown facing each other, in the rite just before their sexual encounter.”

Shas Activist Stabbed by Arab After Campaigning in Galilee

Monday, March 9th, 2015

A Shas Sephardic party activist was stabbed Sunday night after leaving a fund-raising parlor meeting at a Galilee village in northern Israel.

Michael Illouz was lightly wounded after being stabbed four times by an Arab attacker after he left the meeting in the village of Ein Mahal.

Illouz is the party’s liaison to the Arab Community; the suspected attacker is a resident of the village but an investigation is still ongoing to determine motive.

Shas has long been supported by the Arab Israeli sector due to the numerous issues the two voting blocs have in common, in particular, the issues of social services and child subsidies for large families.

The attacker tried to stab the Shas activist in the chest repeatedly, according to his son Yechiel, who spoke with the Hebrew-language NRG news site. “He suffered cuts to his hands and is now under care at Rambam Hospital [in Haifa].”

Shas party chairman Aryeh Deri called on Israel Police to “do everything possible to arrest the attacker. It is unacceptable that in a democratic state violence can be allowed to decide an election,” Deri said.

‘Settler’ Girls vs. Galilee Arabs in Soccer Playoffs

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

Girls, ages 10-13, from Efrat in Gush Etzion will square off against girls from the Galilee Arab village Sakhnin tonight in a playoff game that will determine which group will advance to the semi-finals in the girls’ league.

“We are involved with soccer and not politics,” one of the Efrat girls said. “We really want to win this game for the semi-finals.”

The group started playing together last year, but since Efrat has no official-size soccer field, they trained and played in Jerusalem.

 

 

Negev Bedouin and Galilee Arabs Join Rock-Throwing Hat Festival

Monday, November 10th, 2014

Bedouin rock-throwers the area of the city of Hura, north of Be’er Sheva, lightly injured a bus passenger in a rock-throwing attack Monday afternoon.

In the north, Israeli Arabs hurled rocks at a bus near Nazareth, in the Lower Galilee, causing damage to the bus but no injuries.

Arab Revolt in Pictures – from the Northern Israel to Jerusalem

Saturday, November 8th, 2014

Arabs with Israeli citizenship called for a “third intifada” on Saturday in protests in Haifa and trendy neighborhood in Jerusalem and riots in the Galilee in northern Israel, in Jerusalem and Judea and Samaria.

The radical Islamic Movement, whose northern branch is headquartered in Umm el-Fahm in the Lower Galilee, called settlers “dogs” and hailed the Arab terrorist who was killed by police Friday night a “martyr.”

Rock -throwing spread from the usual hotspots in Judea and Samaria to a major highway north of central Israel. Two Egged bus passengers suffered light wounds when rocks were thrown as the bus passed the police station near the Iron Junction, east of Hadera.

A three-year-old child was one of several Jews lightly injured by rock-throwing terrorists near the community of Shilo in Samaria.

Rioters in Jerusalem caused light damage to the light rail system, used by Arabs and Jews.

In the up-scale German Colony neighborhood in Jerusalem, 100 members of the left-wing Hadash party staged a protest blaming the Netanyahu government for the escalation of violence in eastern Jerusalem.

Border Police clashed with rioters in the Muslim Quarter in the Old City of Jerusalem and in eastern Jerusalem.

Arabs with sledgehammers break the security wall between Jerusalem and Ramallah.

Arabs with sledgehammers break the security wall between Jerusalem and Ramallah.

Arabs create opening for terrorists to walk the security wall between Ramallah and Jerusalem and Ramallah.

Arabs look out from the opening for terrorists to walk the security wall between Ramallah and Jerusalem and Ramallah.

 

Arab youth shoot fireworks during clashes with Border Police in Shuafat in Jerusalem.

Arab youth shoot fireworks during clashes with Border Police in Shuafat in Jerusalem.

Arab youth throw rocks at Border Police at the entrance to Kfar Kanna in the Galilee, in northern Israel.

Arab youth throw rocks at Border Police at the entrance to Kfar Kanna in the Galilee, in northern Israel.

2 Israelis Wounded in Grad Missile Attack on Be’er Sheva

Saturday, August 23rd, 2014

A 70-year-old man and his wife paid the price for age and the lack of shelter within immediate reach on Saturday night when they had to make a run for it in a Grad missile attack on Be’er Sheva from Gaza.

Two Grad missiles exploded on an apartment building in a residential neighborhood in the Negev city as the older couple was rushing to reach a shelter, having heard the Code Red incoming rocket alert siren.

But they weren’t quite fast enough, and the missiles hit the building before the couple was able to reach shelter.

They were both hit by flying shrapnel in the explosion. Magen David Adom medics treated them on the scene and then evacuated the couple to nearby Soroka Medical Center, both with light wounds, and listed at present in good condition.

Nine other people suffered trauma symptoms; numerous others suffered with anxiety.

According to a tweet posted by Israel Hatzolah on the Twitter social networking site, the third Grad missile landed directly on a car, and not in an open area as reported by some media.

Car hit by Grad missile in Be'er Sheva, August 23, 2014.

Car hit by Grad missile in Be’er Sheva, August 23, 2014.

Much further north, a Katyusha rocket was launched at Israel from southern Lebanon at about the same time. The rocket slammed into an empty home in a community in the Upper Galilee. Two five-year-old children were injured in the attack; both were taken to hospital with shrapnel wounds.

Eight others were also taken to hospital to be treated for shock. Another 13 people were treated on site for anxiety and trauma, according to local security personnel.

It is not yet clear which terrorist organization was responsible for the attack, but Lebanese authorities have tracked the source of the rocket fire to the town of Dheira, in southern Lebanon.

The Iron Dome anti-missile defense system intercepted one missile over Gush Dan in the central region, two missiles over the Shfela region — also in central Israel — and two Qassam rockets that were headed straight for Sderot, barely a mile away from Gaza.

More than 100 missiles and rockets were fired at Israeli civilians from Gaza over the past 24 hours, striking communities from as far south as the Gaza Belt to the greater Jerusalem and Tel Aviv areas.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/grad-missile-hits-residential-area-in-beer-sheva/2014/08/23/

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