A terrorist shooting in the West Bank on Thursday left two IDF soldiers dead and two other Israelis injured. The shooting occurred close to where another terrorist attack was carried out earlier in the week while IDF troops were guarding a bus stop.
- As a result of the earlier terrorist attack, an infant, who had been delivered prematurely because his mother had been shot and critically injured, died after several days in intensive care. Hundreds of mourners gathered Thursday for the newborn’s funeral. The baby’s parents were both recovering from gunshot wounds and thus were unable to attend.
- The Israeli military uncovered a third Hezbollah terror tunnel that extended into Israel this week, further confirming that the terror group was preparing for a major offensive along Israel’s northern border.
- In France this week, at least three people were killed after a terrorist opened fire Tuesday night at a Christmas market in the city of Strasbourg. The gunman reportedly cried “Allahu Abar” during the attack, meaning “God is Great” in Arabic.
- In the U.S., two people in Ohio were charged with plotting separate terror attacks. At least one of the attackers had targeted two Toledo area synagogues.
- During Hanukkah, which ended Monday, The Fellowship brought light, warmth, and companionship to hundreds of elderly and Holocaust survivors with its “Illuminating in Fellowship” project.
This week’s Israel in the News Perspective features The Fellowship’s Ami Farkas on this week’s horrific terror attacks.