The Israeli Air Force struck terrorist targets in the Gaza Strip early Thursday morning in response to a missile being launched into southern Israel. That missile was intercepted by the Iron Dome defense system. Later, a second rocket fired from Gaza struck a Jewish school in Sderot, causing damage, but no injuries.
- On Wednesday, a balloon carrying explosives exploded over Israeli territory, causing no injuries. The attack came alongside scores of other balloon-borne explosives launched into Israel from Gaza.
- A pair of oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman were attacked on Thursday, and the U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has blamed Iran for the “brazen attacks.”
- Earlier this week, Iran’s foreign minister Mohammad Zarif said the U.S. cannot expect to stay safe in light of recent actions it has taken against Iran.
- In response to Mohammad Zarif’s comments, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu released a video statement, saying that Zarif is lying and Iran is “the one who openly threatens” to destroy Israel.
This week’s Israel in the News Perspective features the Fellowship’s Talia Eckstein with a tribute to her father, Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, who recently passed away.
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