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Israel – Twitter Photo Showing Israelis ‘Cheering’ Gaza Bombing Goes Viral

July 12, 2014 at 11:52 PM
Israel - A photograph of Israeli residents of the town of Sderot leisurely watching the IDF’s aerial bombardments of the Gaza Strip went viral on social media over the weekend. The picture, which was snapped by Danish journalist Allan Sorensen and subsequently posted on his Twitter feed, shows Israelis relaxing on lawn chairs while in the background lights emanate from the heavily bombarded...

Jerusalem – Israel Says Cease-Fire Possible Only If It Ensures Long-term Quiet, Hamas Calls It Nothing But Rumors

July 12, 2014 at 11:51 PM
Jerusalem - Israel is not ruling out a cease-fire in the Gaza Strip if it results in a significant change in the situation inside Gaza and a restoration of quiet to the South, diplomatic officials said Saturday night. The officials’ comments came as the UN Security Council issued a statement calling for a cease-fire, and as the foreign ministers of the US, France, Germany and Britain were...

New York – ABC News Gaffe Invites Ridicule From Pro-Palestinian Twitter Users

July 12, 2014 at 11:28 PM
New York - Twitter users skewered ABC News anchor Diane Sawyer over the weekend after she errantly referred to a Palestinian family seen Tuesday in footage of the aftermath of an IDF attack on Gaza as Israeli victims of Hamas rockets. Sawyer invited ridicule with the error in her intro to a report on the developments in the region, with pro-Palestinian Twitter users mocking the anchor with...

Gaza – Hamas Releases Hebrew Propaganda Jingle Vowing To ‘Kill all Zionists’

July 12, 2014 at 11:16 PM
Gaza - Hamas posted a video on YouTube over the weekend showing its operatives preparing attacks on Israel while a song in Hebrew plays in the background threatening to “shock Israel’s security.” The propaganda clip begins with images of Hamas men preparing rockets and missiles presumably aimed at Israel. It then goes into a song with Hebrew language lyrics and Arabic...

Gaza – Israeli Bombing Turns Gaza Into Ghost Town

July 12, 2014 at 11:04 PM
Gaza - It's the holy month of Ramadan, when people throughout the Muslim world meet with friends and family, buy presents for loved ones and break a day-long fast each evening amid colorful street scenes. But not in Gaza City, one of the world's most densely populated cities. A ceaseless Israeli bombing campaign, with airstrikes every five minutes, has turned the frenetic hub of the Gaza Strip...

Gaza – Hamas Officials Denounce ‘Criminal’ Abbas As ‘Likud Member’

July 12, 2014 at 10:49 PM
Gaza - Hamas officials assailed Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas for his criticism of the persistent rocket attacks on Israel, Israel Radio reported on Saturday. Leaders of the Islamist movement which rules Gaza said that Abbas, who heads the rival Fatah faction, was “aiding the enemy” by making his statement. Hamas accused the PA chief of “acting as a third party” while...

New York – U.N. Security Council Calls For Israeli-Palestinian Ceasefire

July 12, 2014 at 10:33 PM
New York - The U.N. Security Council called on Saturday for a ceasefire in hostilities between Palestinians and Israelis and expressed serious concern about the welfare and protection of civilians on both sides. "The Security Council members called for de-escalation of the situation, restoration of calm, and reinstitution of the November 2012 ceasefire," the 15-member body said in a...

Jerusalem – Israeli Army: Navy Commandos Raid Long-Range Rocket Facility In Gaza, 4 Soldiers Lightly Wounded

July 12, 2014 at 10:18 PM
Jerusalem - Israel Navy commandos raided a facility from which Hamas fired many long-range rocket at Israeli cities, the IDF said early Sunday. During the raid, the commandos were shot at by Hamas gunmen, and returned fire. "The facility was hit and damaged," the army said. Four commandos sustained light injuries during the special operation. They have been evacuated to a hospital in...

New York – Israel-NY Flight Makes Safe Emergency Landing

July 12, 2014 at 10:17 PM
New York - A New York-bound Delta Air Lines flight from Israel declared an emergency and returned to Tel Aviv early Sunday after developing a mechanical problem, vexing passengers already on edge as Palestinian militants launched rocket attacks on the city. Flight 469 — a Boeing 747 with 370 passengers and 17 crew members aboard — landed safely back at Ben Gurion Airport around 2:30 a.m...

Gaza – Israel Widens Air Attack, Gaza Death Toll Hits 150

July 12, 2014 at 10:12 PM
Gaza - Israel on Saturday widened its range of Gaza bombing targets to civilian institutions with suspected Hamas ties and announced it would hit northern Gaza "with great force" to prevent rocket attacks from there on Israel. More than 150 Palestinians have been killed in five days of bombardment. One of the Israeli strikes hit a center for the disabled where Palestinians said two patients...

New York – Heads Up! Supermoon; 3 This Summer

July 12, 2014 at 10:12 PM
New York - The full moon on Saturday will appear to be unusually big. In fact, it will be a "supermoon." That's the nickname for full moons that happen when our celestial neighbor is relatively close to Earth. That distance varies because the moon follows an elliptical orbit. When it's close and full, it appears bigger and brighter than normal, although in fact the difference can be hard to...

Jerusalem – Israel Fires Into Lebanon After Rockets Launched Over Border

July 12, 2014 at 09:56 PM
Jerusalem - Rockets fired from Lebanon hit Israeli territory on Saturday and Israel's army responded with artillery fire, Lebanese security sources and the Israeli military said, in the second such incident in two days. "Initial reports indicate that at least two rockets fired from Lebanon hit open areas north of Nahariya. No damage or injuries, thus far," an Israeli military statement said...

Israel – Iron Dome Intercepts Several Gaza Rockets Over Greater Tel Aviv

July 12, 2014 at 09:55 PM
Tel Aviv - Several rockets from the Gaza Strip were fired toward the greater Tel Aviv area on Friday morning. The Iron Dome defense system intercepted three projectiles. Air raid sirens sounded in Tel Aviv and surrounding cities in central Israel warning of the attack. No injuries or damage were immediately reported. Hamas claimed that it had attempted to target Ben-Gurion Airport in the...

Brooklyn, NY – Court Documents Gives New Insight Into The Murder Of Menachem Stark

July 12, 2014 at 09:46 PM
Brooklyn, NY - A Brooklyn man accused of abducting and killing a landlord during a botched robbery confessed to police — because his father, a pastor, told him not to lie, authorities said. Kendel Felix initially refused to talk to police and then presented an alibi: that he couldn't have committed the crime because he was with his girlfriend at the time. But he changed his story when asked...

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