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Brooklyn, NY – Extradited From Israel, Crown Heights Man Charged In Attack

July 19, 2014 at 11:58 PM
Brooklyn, NY - Authorities say a man who fled to Israel shortly after his April 2008 indictment on hate crime charges has been returned and arraigned in New York. Brooklyn prosecutors say Yitzchak Shuchat pleaded not guilty Friday to second-degree assault as a hate crime, attempted assault and other charges. Bail was set at $300,000. His attorney didn't return a message. Prosecutors say...

Hrabove, Ukraine – Monitors Try To Secure Ukraine Plane Crash Site As World Leaders Point To Putin

July 19, 2014 at 11:45 PM
Hrabove, Ukraine - International monitors moved gingerly Saturday through fields reeking of the decomposing corpses that fell from a Malaysian airliner shot down over rebel-held eastern Ukraine, trying to secure the sprawling site in hopes that a credible investigation can be conducted. But before inspectors ever reach the scene, doubts arose about whether evidence was being...

Jerusalem – Israel Says Gaza Has Used Up Or Lost Half Its Rockets

July 19, 2014 at 11:19 PM
Jerusalem - Israel's army said on Saturday Gaza-based militants had used up or lost about half of their rockets in 12 days of fighting - though the Islamist fighters say they have been replenishing their arsenal. The Israeli military said Palestinian fighters had fired at least 1,705 rockets out of an estimated stockpile of about 10,000, a depletion of about 17 percent. "I think that we...

Paris – Defying A Ban French Police And Pro-Palestinian Protesters Clash

July 19, 2014 at 11:17 PM
Paris - Police clashed on Saturday with thousands of pro-Palestinian protesters who defied a ban on a Paris demonstration over the Israeli offensive in Gaza. More than 30 people were arrested and it wasn't immediately clear if there were injuries. Some protesters threw stones and other objects at riot police, who responded with tear gas in an hours-long confrontation in a working class...

Jerusalem – Israel Warns Foreign Journalists Covering Gaza Fighting

July 19, 2014 at 11:01 PM
Jerusalem - Israel's Government Press Office on Saturday warned foreign journalists it was not responsible for their safety in the Gaza Strip, where the Jewish state has launched an offensive against Palestinian militants. Israel sent ground forces into Hamas-dominated Gaza on Thursday after heavy air and naval barrages failed to stop rocket fire from the Palestinian territory. Gaza officials...

Turkey – PM Erdogan Says Israel ‘Surpasses Hitler In Barbarism’

July 19, 2014 at 10:39 PM
Turkey - Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan accused Israel on Saturday of having "surpassed Hitler in barbarism" through its attacks on Gaza, but warned Turks against taking out their anger on the country's Jewish community. Erdogan continued to ratchet up his rhetoric against the Jewish State over its offensive, threatening to further harm to already badly frayed relations between the two...

Jerusalem – IN PHOTOS: Hundreds Attend Prayer Rally Held For IDF Soldiers At Western Wall

July 19, 2014 at 10:08 PM
Jerusalem - A massive prayer rally was held at the Western Wall on Saturday night, June 19 for the safety and successful mission of Israel Defense Forces. Former Sephardi Chief Rabbi, Shlomo Amar called upon the Israeli public read the Psalms as did rabbis from across the spectrum. Rabbi Amar was among the Israeli rabbis who lead the prayers and reading of the Psalms on Saturday night as...

Israel – Rockets From Gaza Continue To Rain On Southern, Central Israel During Shabbos, Beduin Man Killed

July 19, 2014 at 09:54 PM
Israel - As sirens wailed Saturday evening in southern and central Israel, a barrage of rockets hit Israel, mostly in open areas, as the Iron Dome anti-rocket system intercepted multiple rockets over major cities. As of 8 p.m., air raid sirens were sounding in Beersheba, as a Rocket was intercepted. Several more landed in open areas. Two other rockets intercepted over Kiryat Gat while others...

Israel – 2 IDF Soldiers Killed, 2 Wounded By Hamas Tunnel, As Israeli Bulldozers Destroy Hideouts

July 19, 2014 at 09:40 PM
Israel - Two soldiers were killed and two were injured in a firefight with a Hamas terrorist squad that entered Israel via a cross-border tunnel from the central Gaza Strip on Saturday morning. The incident occurred in Eshkol. Nine terrorists were heading towards an Israeli community, and encountered an IDF patrol, a senior military source said. One of the injured is a senior officer. An...

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