Hadar Cohen, an officer with Israel's border police, was shot during an attack by three Palestinian terrorists outside the gates to Jerusalem's Old City earlier this week. The 19-year-old later died of her wounds. Reports indicated that the three suspects, who were later shot and killed, were planning a larger, coordinated attack on civilians inside the Old City.
Also this week in Israel in the News:
- Nine Hamas operatives were killed in two separate incidents where terror tunnels that reached deep into Israeli territory had collapsed. The tunnels have been used to smuggle weapons and launch attacks on Israeli citizens.
- This week President Obama made a controversial visit to a mosque in Baltimore to advocate distinguishing between radical Islamists and peaceful Muslims.
- While recent reports indicate that ISIS has lost major ground in Iraq, the extremist terror group issued a threat to Israelis that they 'have not forgotten Israel and are getting closer every day.
- While the media spotlight on the region has faded, the situation in Ukraine has worsened with continuing attacks from Russian-backed rebels and deteriorating living conditions.
This week's Israel in the News Perspective features The Fellowship's Senior Vice President Yael Eckstein on the worsening conditions in Ukraine.