The Israeli military said that it carried out an airstrike in the Gaza Strip that targeted a group of terrorists who were placing explosives along the Israeli-Palestinian border. One terrorist was reported killed in the attack.
Also this week in Israel in the News:
• A string of terrorist attacks were carried out in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta on Thursday, with three suicide bombers detonating themselves inside a Starbucks, and two gunman targeting a local police post.
• The Jewish community in France is on the alert after a Jewish teacher in Marseilles was stabbed. Some Jewish leaders are telling Jews not to wear their traditional skull cap – or kippah — in public.
• The Fellowship is working with the Israeli Christians Recruitment Forum, headed by Father Gabriel Naddaf, to help fund scholarships for Israeli-Arab Christians.
• In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, The Fellowship is sponsoring a joint celebration with the Adat Shalom Synagogue and the Russell Street Baptist Church in Detroit.
This week’s Israel in the News Perspective features The Fellowship’s founder and President Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.