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Tensions Still High on Gaza Border

Hamas fires Gaza (Photo: IDF blog)

Protests are continuing at the Gaza-Israel border for the 22nd Friday in a row. The demonstrations by Palestinians started around the time U.S. President Trump announced the recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

  • Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has scorned a potential ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, saying “over my dead body” will there be any agreement without the PA’s permission.
  • Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has been questioned twice by Iran’s parliament about the nation’s economy. Lawmakers have rejected Rouhani’s explanations for the economic troubles.
  • Meanwhile, Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said Iran could abandon the nuclear deal if it stops serving Iranian interests.
  • The Israel Defense Forces is launching a new strategy to improve front-line medical treatment by training medics to perform field surgeries inside enemy territory.
  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke at a synagogue in Lithuania, honoring victims of the Holocaust.

This week’s Israel in the News Perspective features The Fellowship’s Global Executive Vice President Yael Eckstein on the power of prayer.


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