Earlier this week, Hamas fired an unprecedented 460 rockets into Israel over a 25-hour period — the worst flare-up of tensions in four years. A ceasefire between Israelis and Palestinian militants was brokered by Egypt on Tuesday. At least one person was killed in Israel, and dozens more were wounded in the attacks.
- Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu defended the ceasefire, saying that Israel’s security was of the utmost concern.
- Meanwhile, the international community widely condemned the attacks from Gaza, with the United States fully backing Israel’s response to the attacks and its right to defend itself.
- The U.S. has reportedly offered a reward for the capture of a top Hamas terrorist believed responsible for countless attacks on Israel.
- Amid the rocket attacks from Gaza earlier this week, The Fellowship has been on the ground offering support to Israeli citizens for security and other needs.
This week’s Israel in the News Perspective features The Fellowship’s Ami Farkas on the recent terror attacks.