Israel celebrated its independence day this week – 70 years since the founding of the modern Jewish state, which rose in the aftermath of World War II and the Holocaust.
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Israeli officials are refusing comment, but Moscow is blaming Israel for an airstrike earlier this week against a Syrian airbase outside the city of Homs. Among the 14 killed were Iranian soldiers.
On Easter Sunday, tens of thousands of Hamas-organized protestors tried to rush an Israeli border fence in Gaza.
Earlier this week, the terrorist group Hamas staged a large-scale military drill in Gaza that included detonating bombs and firing machine guns. The exercise triggered Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system, which sent rockets into the night sky.
Israel is confirming for the first time that it was behind the bombing of a suspected nuclear reactor in Syria more than 10 years ago.