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Hamas Fires Shells at Border Troops, IDF Retaliates

IDF tank on Gaza border (Photo: flickr/IDF)

On Thursday, Hamas militants fired mortars at Israeli troops along the Gaza border in apparent retaliation for the destruction of a terror tunnel by the Israel Defense Forces a month ago. No one was injured in the attack. The IDF responded with tank fire on Hamas positions.

Also this week in Israel in the News:

  • In the wake of a terror attack at a mosque in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula that killed more than 300, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi promised to respond with the “utmost force” as the country’s air force carried out airstrikes against ISIS this week.
  • A new layer of Israel’s Iron Dome anti-missile system was declared fully functioning this week. The technology, which intercepts terrorist missiles in the air before they reach their targets, is now operational aboard Israel’s naval fleet.
  • The Fellowship-supported Retorno program offers individual and group therapy to discharged IDF soliders, suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder following their service.
  • Fellowship founder and President Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein recently visited South Korea and reported that support for Israel and the Jewish people among Christian churches “has never been stronger.” Approximately 20 percent of South Korea’s 50 million residents identify themselves as Protestant.

This week’s Israel in the News Perspective features The Fellowship’s founder and President Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein on the 70th anniversary of the adoption of a U.N. resolution that called for the formation of the Jewish state.

 

 

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