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Israel Update: 14-27.9.2018


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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.,7340,L-5353973,00.html




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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(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.”,7340,L-5356647,00.html


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..,7340,L-5355449,00.html


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.




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




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.,7340,L-5353951,00.html


Eight fires broke out Saturday 22/9 in the Gaza border communities as a result of incendiary kites and balloons,7340,L-5356006,00.html


Nine fires sparked on Sunday, eight on Monday. 23/24 Sept.


Twelve fires on Tuesday 26/9,7340,L-5358064,00.html


Five fires Wednesday 26/9,7340,L-5358744,00.html


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.‘jordan-will-not-be-storing-israeli-gas





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.



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.



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.

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