Earlier this week, on Easter Sunday, tens of thousands of Hamas-organized protestors tried to rush an Israeli border fence in Gaza. Israeli soldiers were forced to open fire at protestors who posed a threat, killing 18 Palestinians and wounding about 1,400.
Also this week in Israel in the News:
- In the wake of these protests, Israelis officials are urging caution, saying that the military will not changes its tactics along the Israeli-Gaza border.
- The United Nations called for an investigation of Israel’s military response to the mass Palestinian riots, but Nikki Haley, the U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., blocked that resolution as a show of U.S. support for Israel.
- Also this week, the Israeli government reported that it stopped a terror attack against their navy off the coast of Gaza. Israeli officials say militants from the terror group Islamic Jihad had planned on attacking an Israeli naval vessel and taking hostages.
- As Passover began last week, President Trump recognized the importance of this Jewish holiday.
- More than 100,000 people gathered at Judaism’s holiest site – the Western Wall – on Monday to take part in the Passover priestly blessing.
- During this Passover season, The Fellowship provided assistance to more than 145,00 elderly Jews living in poverty — thanks to more than $3.6 million in donations from Christians around the world. The Fellowship also provided aid to an additional 200,000 needy Jews in the former Soviet Union.
This week’s Israel in the News Perspective features The Fellowship’s Executive Vice President Yael Eckstein on aliyah, immigration to Israel, which is the fulfillment of God’s promises to His people.