The Lebanese Army Command – Orientation Directorate – issued on Thursday the following statement: “Today at 10:15 in the morning, an Israeli enemy reconnaissance aircraft violated the Lebanese airspace over the town of Kfarkila, and circled over the areas of Riyak, Baalbek, Hermel and the North. It then left the airspace at 18:10 in the evening, from above the town of Alma al-Shaab. At 10:40, a similar aircraft violated the Lebanese airspace over the town of Alma al-Shaab and circled above Beirut and its environs, Baabda and the South, and then left at 16:45 from above the Shebaa Frams.
Today was killing a Palestian terrorist. A man in his 20s was killed on Thursday in a terrorist ramming attack at the entrance to the settlement of Ofra in the Binyamin region. Another young man sustained minor injuries in the attack. The terrorist, who sped up and ran over the two men at a designated hitchhiking stop, ultimately crashed into the concrete structure. He then tried to flee but was shot and wounded and subsequently apprehended by Israeli security forces. The death brings to 39 the number of Israelis killed in a wave of Palestinian street attacks, in which two American tourists also died, since October 2015.Five days ago, Israeli border police officers shot dead a Palestinian terrorist after he stabbed three Israelis in Jerusalem’s Old City.
A conflict has erupted between Israel and Russia following the Israeli strike on a Hezbollah-bound arms shipment in Syria over the weekend. After the launch of air missile took place this Friday, Israel has officially recognized the attack. This situation has worried Russia. We don’t know exactly why Russia is worried but it is clear that is in Israel’s best interests to keep Russia out of the battle it is waging against advanced weapons smuggling to Hezbollah. Also Assad, the President of the Gaza Strip,Assad feels that his regime is no longer under immediate threat, and he is trying to communicate to Israel that he intends to raise the stakes should Israel continue launching attacks in his territory. Actually Assad hasn’t got interst to start a war against Israel but like Israel and Russia, he has taken things to the next level.
lsrael on Thursday declared the Palestinian National Fund, the Palestine Liberation Organization’s financial body, a terrorist group over its prolonged support of numerous terrorists’ families. This statement derives from the fact that according to Israel there are valid elements to show that the are responsible for serious terroristic acts against Israel. According to Abbas this is an Israel attempt to obstruct and sabotage U.S. efforts” to relaunch peace talks. He said it is a “fundamental violation” of the 1993 Oslo Accords and called on “all countries of the world to reject this declaration to preserve the agreement”. Earlier Thursday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Greenblatt for a second time this week to try to reach an agreement on the Judea and Samaria settlement enterprise, one of the most contentious issues in decades-old peace efforts. Netanyahu also said that Israel and the USA made progress on the issue of Israeli settlement construction.
Saturday morning,a rocket was fired from Gaza and hit an open area in the south of Israel. According to reports from Gaza, Israel forces responded to the attack by hitting the northern area of the Gaza Strip. Everything has happened just a day after ISrael had shot down a rocket that had been fired drom Syria.
Israel’s ambassador to Russia has been called in by the Russian Foreign Ministry for clarifications Friday after Israel’s air force attacked in Syria overnight, a statement by Moscow said. The Israeli Foreign Ministry confirmed the statement. What role has been Russia? it is true that the russian force entered in Syria and a number of attacks attributed to Israel have taken place, but in none of the cases was the Israeli envoy to Moscow asked to give clarifications. Just last Thursday Netanyahu visited Moscow and met with Putin to discuss the situation in Syria and both sides wanted the end of the civil war in Syria.
Benjamin Netanyahu asked Italy to make good on its pledge to oppose any resolutions that ignore Jewish ties to Jerusalem’s Temple Mount that will likely continue to come before the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organizations (UNESCO) boards and committees. This morning the Minister of Foreign Affairs met Netanyahu. Last fall, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi promised Netanyahu that his country would take a stand against the Palestinian drive at UNESCO to refer to the Temple Mount solely by its Muslim name of Al-Haram Al-Sharif. Alfano and Netayahu spoke about cooperation between Italy and Israel in particulary in Africa because both governments are helping African countries find solutions to issues relating to water and agriculture.
Some 1.8 million residents have been imprisoned for a decade in the Gaza Strip, one of the most crowded regions in the world. They can’t leave the area where they live and they can’t export their products. The Gaza Strip is under Hamas but in practice Israel, which has imposed a blockade on Gaza. Hamas may continue to dig tunnels whose target is to attack Israeli communities, but this is clear evidence that the blockade in itself cannot prevent the motivation of Palestinians to commit terrorist attacks. The Israel Defense Forces says that a worsening living conditions and an increase in the number of work permits in Israel will lead to an improvement. For example they will build a seaport that increasing the number of work permits and removing the blockade. But this are not an alternative to the diplomatic process, and they must not be seen as a gesture of good will. It is the obligation of the occupier to the occupied.
An Israeli minister said that the Israeli army will soon possess a new robot technology that can assassinate Hizbullah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah and Hamas leaders, an Israeli news report said. Minister without Portfolio Ayoob Kara stated that the new technology “can eliminate the enemies, mainly Hizbullah leader Hassan Nasrallah and Hamas leaders in Gaza”. The report said the robots will be ready in a year or two and will perform “dangerous missions instead of the Israeli army”. “After what happened in Gaza and Lebanon, I don’t want Israeli soldiers to enter anymore”, jerusalemonline.com quoted the Israeli minister “I want our soldiers only at the international border. I can dispatch robots to Gaza in order to fight against them and to eliminate them face to face”. He explained that the new robot technology can enter into the smallest tunnels and can operate at a distance.
Hizbullah has been able to obtain strategic naval capabilities that could threaten Israel during any upcoming war, Israeli reports have said. It is believed that Hizbullah was able to obtain around eight P-800 Onyx shore-to-sea missiles, also known in export markets as Yakhont, the reports said. The party could use the Onyx missiles to “significantly threaten the Israeli Navy, the US Sixth Fleet and civilian vessels in the Mediterranean, as well as Israel’s newly built oil and gas rigs,” Israeli intelligence officials stated. “The Russian anti-ship Yakhont missile can be fired from the shore and has a range of up to 300 kilometers. Even the most advanced missile interception systems are unable to effectively intercept it”, said the reports.