A series of terror attacks against Egypt’s Coptic Christian community have left at least 45 people dead. ISIS is claiming responsibility. The attacks occurred while church members were gathering for Palm Sunday services.
Also this week in Israel in the News:
- Sporadic rocket fire from Hamas in Gaza and ISIS in the Sinai Peninsula against targets in southern Israel has increased in recent weeks. One rocket landed in the Israeli town of Yuval. No one was injured.
- As Jews in Israel celebrate Passover this week, Israeli officials are taking special measures to protect citizens from potential terror attacks, closing Israel’s border with Egypt.
- In the wake of the U.S. missile strike against a Syrian airfield last week, Israeli leaders were quick to vocalize their support for the action. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the strike “sent a strong and clear message that the use and spread of chemical weapons will not be tolerated.”
- The Fellowship continues to help Israel’s poorest citizens celebrate the Passover season by providing tens of thousands of food boxes. Currently, 1.7 million Israelis live in poverty.
This week’s Israel in the News Perspective features The Fellowship’s founder and President Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein on the tragic bombings in Egypt targeting Christians.