To those celebrating Succot (Tabernacles) Chag Sameach!
Israel Update: 14-27.9.2018
Ari Fuld, 45, a father of four from Efrat was stabbed in the back and killed on Sunday 16/9 at the entrance to a shopping mall.. The victim shot and wounded his Palestinian attacker before succumbing to his wounds..
The family of the terrorist who murdered Ari Fuld will receive NIS 1,400 a month for the next three years from the Palestinian Authority.
A mall employee said that her life had been saved by Ari Fuld who prevented the terrorist from stabbing her next.
A Palestinian terrorist charged at a Jewish worshipper with a screwdriver in central Jerusalem on Tuesday night 18/9 , shortly after Yom Kippur began, the holiest day of the Jewish year. After passers by tripped the attacker, he ran at police officers to stab them before he was shot.
After ten years of legal battles, Israel’s Supreme Court has authorized the evacuation of the residents of the Bedouin encampment of Khan al-Ahmar to an alternative site. Responding to EU criticism of the decision, Israeli cabinet minister Naftali Bennett said in an interview, “I think it’s pretty remarkable that these countries are intervening in Israeli domestic policy regarding illegal building. Imagine someone building something illegally in Paris or in London. It’s none of Israel’s business to tell the UK where to build houses and likewise here….In fact, these Bedouin folks are being held hostage by the Palestinian Authority and by the EU. It’s all about poking Israel in the eye politically.”
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RUSSIAN PLANE SHOT DOWN BY SYRIANS
(Context) Satellite images of recent Israeli airstrikes in Latakia show a military rocket factory and a 155-metre-long ammunition depot were completely wiped out.. The IDF said: “IDF aircraft attacked a facility from which the Syrian army intended to transfer systems for manufacturing high-precision-guided weapons for Iran and Hizbullah.”
Some time after the Israeli aircraft had returned to Israeli airspace, the Syrians continued firing anti-aircraft missiles in an indiscriminate manner for around 40 minutes, hitting a Russian reconnaissance plane..
Russian President Putin said “the Israeli jet didn’t down our aircraft” adding that the latest incident looks like “a chain of tragic accidental circumstances.”
There are now at least 337 Israeli tech companies operating in the UK. The amount of Israeli investment in the UK has been growing since a UK government scheme called the UK Israel Tech Hub was launched in 2011.
VIOLENT GAZA BORDER RIOTS CONTINUED
Three Gazans were spotted crawling towards the border fence on 14/9 before throwing a pipe bomb at Israeli soldiers patrolling the area
Also on 14/9 IDF soldiers intercepted and neutralized an improvised explosive device (IED) near the security fence, the second one found and neutralized that week.
An 11-year-old Gazan boy was killed while taking part in the weekly Gaza border riots. The IDF said its evidence shows he was hit by a rock thrown by rioters.Two Gaza rights groups said he died after being struck “with a solid object.”
Hundreds of Gazans hurled rocks, at least three hand grenades, and two explosive devices at Israeli soldiers near the border fence on Saturday night 15/9.
Hundreds of Gazans rioted along the Gaza security fence on Sunday night 16/9 , throwing rocks and Molotov cocktails at Israeli troops.
Hundreds of Gazans rioted near the security fence during Yom Kippur 19/9, throwing firebombs, a hand grenade and an explosive device at IDF soldiers
More than 10,000 Gazans took part in violent demonstrations along the Gaza border fence on Friday, throwing explosive devices, grenades and stones at IDF troops, and burning tires, while there were a number of attempts to cross the border fence. One IDF soldier was wounded from shrapnel
AERIAL ARSON TERRORISM FROM GAZA CONTINUED –some examples.
A balloon attached to an incendiary device landed in the yard of an Israeli Member of Knesset
A balloon launched from Gaza with a hand grenade attached to it landed in Israel on 17/9
Four fires broke out in Gaza border communities on Yom Kippur due to incendiary balloons.
Eight fires broke out Saturday 22/9 in the Gaza border communities as a result of incendiary kites and balloons
Nine fires sparked on Sunday, eight on Monday. 23/24 Sept.
Twelve fires on Tuesday 26/9
Five fires Wednesday 26/9
VIDEO – a reminder of what Israel faces.
This 3 minute video shows how Islamic Jihad trains very young primary school-age children as “future soldiers” train with simulated automatic weapons, mortars, and IEDs.
Jordan will import 8.5 million cubic metres of natural gas from Israel every day around 85% of its daily needs.
MEDICAL RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY
Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have recently developed a breakthrough drug to treat acute myeloid leukaemia (AML), one of the most aggressive cancers.
A revolutionary Israeli device UPnRIDE is enabling quadriplegics to navigate all kinds of indoor and outdoor terrain either seated or upright while maintaining perfect equilibrium.
Shufersal, Israel’s largest supermarket chain, has installed a Bluetooth beacon-guided system RightHear that provides visually impaired customers with audio commentary via a smartphone app to help them navigate around the store.
A delegation from Haifa’s Rambam Hospital in Haifa recently gave an emergency medicine course to local doctors and nursing staff in Nakuru, Kenya.. The team intends to return to Africa to do more training on a regular basis.
Water filtration systems from Israeli company NUFiltration worth $15,000 were donated to Cameroon to help fight a cholera epidemic there. The portable crank-operated system is capable of taking water from a polluted source such as a river and purifying up to 500 litres per hour – enough to supply all the daily water needs of 300-400 people. The system repurposes and sterilizes used kidney dialysis filters that would otherwise be discarded
Farmers of perpetually drought-stricken Hungund are using Israel’s agriculture technology to increase crop yields. Six thousand farmers are reaping a second crop this season in 50 villages after successful implementation of the automated drip irrigation project.
MASHAV – Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation – has run eye camps across Africa to aid people with cataracts.
ARAFAT & OSLO
To mark the 25th anniversary of the Oslo Accords, Palestinian journalist Abd Al-Bari Atwan revealed in Rai Al-Yawm on Sep. 13 that PLO leader Yasser Arafat told him he did not believe in the Oslo path, but that he was going along with it because it was an opportunity “to bring the PLO and the resistance back to Palestine” and to drive out the Jews.Atwan also noted that Arafat had cooperated with, funded, and armed members of Hamas, and had coordinated with Hizbullah to dispatch ships bringing weapons to the Gaza coast.
THE JEWISH PALESTINIAN REFUGEES
In Jewish Refugees in Israel’s War of Independence , historian Dr. Nurit Cohen-Levinovsky, estimates that the 1948 war resulted in 60,000 Jewish refugees within Mandatory Palestine. (another estimates 70,000) …97 Jewish villages were attacked and damaged: 11 were destroyed entirely, 6 were conquered and lost – until after the 1967 Six-Day War when they were re-established.