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Ceasefire off to shaky start as sirens wail in southern Israel

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Five rockets fired from Gaza after Israel announces truce with Gaza terror group; no casualties or damage reported • Israel opens most schools, lifts security restrictions. (November 14, 2019 / JNS) A ceasefire between Israel and Gaza-based terrorist groups that went into effect early Thursday morning was immediately put to the test as five rockets … Read More

After Gaza rocket fire, Indians tweet #IndiaWithIsrael in show of support

Thursday, November 14, 2019

After a day of rocket fire from Gaza, the top three hashtags trending on Twitter in India are #IsraelUnderFire, #IsraelUnderAttack and #IndiaWithIsrael. Throughout the day, people across the globe posted on social media about the rising tensions between Israel and Gaza. However, Israel-related hashtags were mainly trending within Israel. India was the exception, with its … Read More

Israeli schools, stores to start reopening after day-long shut down

Thursday, November 14, 2019

The Home Front Command announced that schools in Yarkon, Gush Dan and Shfela will be open on November 13. The Ministry of Education later confirmed the Home Front Command’s statement. Additionally, Tel Aviv, Ramat Gan and Givatayim municipalities announced that their schools would re-open on Wednesday. However, schools in buildings without proper security infrastructure will … Read More

Rockets fired hours after Israel, Islamic Jihad announce ceasefire

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Five rockets were fired towards southern Israel shortly after a ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad went into effect after two days of heavy fighting, the IDF announced on Thursday morning. According to the military, two of the rockets were intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system. After two days of heavy … Read More

52 people treated for injuries from Gaza rocket attacks

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Emergency first responders from the Magen David Adom (MDA) organization have treated 52 people injured during the Gaza rocket attacks on Israel since the fighting began Tuesday morning, an MDA spokesperson said Wednesday. All but one of the 52 people treated suffered light injuries, MDA reported, including two men ages 30 and 55 who were … Read More

Massive early morning rocket fire from Gaza shatters brief overnight calm

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

The Palestinian Islamic Jihad and other terror groups in the Gaza Strip resumed firing rockets into southern and central Israel after dawn Wednesday after a brief overnight respite in the violence. The Iron Dome system intercepted several of the projectiles, and there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. Sirens sounded in southern Israel … Read More

Pence slams rocket fire, says terror groups prefer violence to welfare of Gazans

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

US Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday slammed the rocket fire from Gaza, saying that it was clear that Palestinian terror groups “put violence ahead of bettering the lives of the people of Gaza.” “The United States condemns the barrage of rockets on Israeli civilians. It’s clear Hamas & Palestinian Islamic Jihad put violence ahead … Read More

Trump faces high stakes in meeting with Erdoğan amid impeachment drama

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

President Trump and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will meet at the White House on Wednesday for a visit that has isolated the president from some of his strongest defenders on Capitol Hill and drawn criticism from his most loyal base of voters following Turkey’s attack on U.S.-allied Kurds in northeastern Syria. Adding to the … Read More

IDF girds for several days of fighting after 150 rockets fired at Israel

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

The Israel Defense Forces on Tuesday afternoon launched a campaign of retaliatory airstrikes against the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror group in the Gaza Strip following approximately six hours of unanswered rocket attacks on central and southern Israel from the enclave. The military said its airstrikes targeted Palestinian Islamic Jihad underground facilities and training camps. The … Read More