Friday, July 25, 2014

News Update from Israel Thursday Night July 24

Funeral for Israeli soldier - Israel buries its dead as fight goes on with at least Palestinians 5 killed by shelling of Gaza school, which Israel says it is investigating. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

U.S. lifts ban on flights to Israel - The Federal Aviation Administration removed its ban on U.S. flights to and from Tel Aviv. CNN's Martin Savidge reports.

Barack Obama to CNBC - " FAA Israel Decision Not Based on Politics " - At the very end of an interview with CNBC’s Steve Liesman Thursday, President Barack Obama addressed the accusations, from Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and others, that the Federal Aviation Administration’s decision to ban U.S. flights from landing in Israel for 48 hours was politically motivated. Obama called the move “purely technical,” saying the United States does not make “decisions when it comes to airline safety” based on “politics” or “even our strong alliance with Israel.”

PM Netanyahu's Remarks at the Start of the Cabinet Meeting - 24.07.2014 (Hebrew)

Astronaut tweets his 'saddest photo yet' - European astronaut Alexander Gerst tweeted a photo from space showing explosions over Gaza and Israel.

IDF Paratroopers Seize Terrorist Weapons in Gaza - In the past 7 days, since the beginning of the ground phase of Operation Protective Edge, IDF forces have exposed the extent of Hamas' terrorist infrastructure -- including attack tunnels, explosives, weapons caches and military equipment.

IDF Paratroopers Foil Attempted Ambush in Gaza - Our soldiers confront terrorist threats every day as they are operate to dismantle Hamas' terrorist infrastructure in the ground phase of Operation Protective Edge. In this video, IDF paratroopers explain how they foiled an attempted ambush by terrorists in Gaza.

Uncovered Hamas Weapons Cache Included Many Explosive Vests - IDF Paratroopers uncovered a large weapons cache belonging to Hamas. Among the many weapons found were RPGs, hand grenades and suicide vests ready for use and material to make more.

שיתוף פעולה בין חיל האוויר לחיל הים בתקיפת מתקן לייצור אמל"ח

Reuters has reported that Israel kills 3 Palestinians in West Bank protest. CNN later said that it was in fact only one death. - Israeli soldiers clash with Palestinian protesters and kill 3, with dozens injured in West Bank protest. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

News reports by the extremely anti Israel RT - 'Even dead can't rest in peace': Gaza’s morgues & cemeteries overflow - The Palestinian death toll has topped 700 as Israel carries on with its ground operation and diplomats try to broker a peace deal. Hamas says it will agree to a cease fire only if Israel ends its siege of Gaza.The UN has warned that Israeli actions in Gaza could amount to war crimes. And as Harry Fear reports for RT, there is no rest for deceased Palestinians as morgues and cemeteries overflow.

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