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UFO Halts Ben-Gurion Airport Traffic

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

With the military jumpy over the incursion of an enemy drone deep into Israeli airspace on Saturday, the IAF is taking no chances when they see something unusual on their radar screens, which are apparently now set at their highest sensitivity levels.

Around 5:00 AM on Wednesday morning, IAF fighter jets were scrambled over Ben Gurion Airport after IAF radar systems detected an unidentified flying object over the airport. All international flights were put on hold, and landing planes had to switch to a holding pattern as the fighter jets checked everything out.

Galei Tzahal reports that the all-clear was given a few minutes later and the planes were allowed to land.

There’s no report as to what the radar had detected.

This is the second time the IAF has scrambled fighter jets since Saturday. Earlier in week, they sent jets over Beit Shemesh, but that turned out to be nothing.

An IDF source is saying that the army would prefer to be more careful and not take extra chances.

Also, it turns out that Saturday’s F-16 had to launch two anti-aircraft missiles at the drone in order to shoot it down because of the drone’s low heat signature prevented a good lock the first time.

 

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Israel Deploys Patriot Missiles Near Haifa

Monday, October 8th, 2012

The IDF has deployed a Patriot Anti-Missile defense system on Mount Carmel near Haifa. It is believed that the Patriot system can identify, target and hit drones such as the one launched from Lebanon on Saturday. The IDF now believes that Hezbollah has hundreds of these drones, in addition to some 70,000 missiles which are pointed at Israel.

French Police Kill Jihadist Who Attacked Kosher Supermarket Last Month

Saturday, October 6th, 2012

French Police were on the move all day Saturday, in chase of a jihadist cell made up of French youths who have recently taken on the Muslim religion.

Police traced a key member of the cell from the DNA found on a grenade that exploded in a kosher supermarket just outside Paris.

The suspect whose DNA was identified, a 33-year-old French citizen named Jeremy Sydney, opened fire on police Saturday in the city of Strasbourg with a .357 Magnum, wounding three officers, and was shot dead when they returned fire.

Later police said Sydney had been under surveillance since the attack on a Jewish school in Toulouse last March.

Police picked up ten suspects altogether, ages 19 to 25, all of them recent converts to Islam. One of the suspects was armed with a loaded gun and had on his person a list of Israeli targets in the Paris area as well as Al Qaeda literature and 27,000 Euros.

Sydney’s DNA was on file after he served two years in prison staring in 2008, for drug trafficking.

President Francois Hollande praised police for their swift action and said France would continue to “protect the French against all terrorist threats.”

 

Related story: 4 Injured in Kosher Market Explosion at Paris Suburb

Shooting Attack on Road 55 (Maaleh Shomron)

Sunday, September 30th, 2012

At least two cars were shot at on Road 55 near Maaleh Shomron on Saturday night.

One car was shot at on the curve leading into Maaleh Shomron. The shots were also heard by the guards at the Maaleh Shomron entrance. The marks on that car seemed to indicate the weapon used in the attack was an improvised gun rather than an off-the-shelf weapon.

No one was injured in the attack. The perpetrators apparently fled back to the nearby village of Azun.

2 Dead in Car-Boar Accident

Sunday, September 23rd, 2012

Two people died on Saturday night in a car accident near the town of Tapuach in the Shomron. The accident was caused by boars walking on the road, which caused a driver in one car to hit another car, probably after hitting one of the boars. The road itself was poorly lit in that area.

Israel’s Hadas Yaron Named Best Actress at Venice Film Festival

Monday, September 10th, 2012

Israel’s Hadas Yaron won the Best Actress award at the 69th Venice Film Festival.

Yaron received the award Saturday for her role in “Fill the Void,” which is set in Tel Aviv’s Chasidic community. Yaron plays Shira, an 18-year-old set to enter into an arranged marriage who must decide whether to marry her brother-in-law after her sister dies in childbirth.

Rama Burshtein, who is haredi Orthodox, directed the film.

“The Orthodox world is so interesting it does not need to cope with the secular,” Burshtein told a festival news conference last week. “It can be very interesting and the drama can be very strong inside.”

Tornadoes Tear Through New York City

Sunday, September 9th, 2012

Two tornadoes touched down on the edges of New York City in the morning on Saturday, causing a power outage and hurling debris, but causing no serious injuries.  An additional tornado warning for the area is still in effect.

The first tornado touched down in the Breezy Point section of Rockaway, Queens.  The second, with winds up to 110 miles per hour, landed in Canarsie, Brooklyn.

On Friday, a tornado in Oklahoma killed four people, including a child.

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