On both Tuesday and Wednesday this week, rockets were fired from Gaza into Israel’s Southern communities of Ashkelon and Ashdod. One attack earlier in the week forced Prime Minister Netanyahu to be rushed off stage at an election rally campaign appearance.
No injuries were reported on either day. There was shrapnel damage to one home.
In retaliation for these latest attacks on Israel, the Israel Defense Forces shelled Hamas military posts in the north.
What are Israel’s options to put a complete stop to these ongoing attacks against? Lately, there’s been much talk swirling around about a full scale military operation in Gaza. When and will it happen?
After five years of non-enforcement by the Civil Administration against illegal Arab construction in Gush Etzion, Israel’s Supreme court has had enough.
Justice Noam Solberg ordered the state to update the court within two weeks about the demolition date.
With so many illegal buildings constructed in Area C, it is in Israel’s best interest to enforce the law, assert its lawful rights and carry out demolition without delay. The fact that this has been delayed for five years demonstrates Israel’s systemic failure to implement correct action in a timely manner. Without action taken, the situation will only worsen, notes NGO Regavim.
In a Tuesday morning address to the media and with less than a week away from Israeli elections, Prime Minister Netanyahu stated:
“There is one place that Israeli sovereignty can be applied immediately after the elections if Israeli citizens let me in. Today I announce my intention to apply Israeli sovereignty to the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea,” he declared. He also emphasized that the forthcoming release of the long-awaited ‘Deal of the Century’ presents an historic opportunity to apply Sovereignty.
We appreciate hearing Netanyahu’s post-election plans for Sovereignty, but of course, remain cautious. No intention of applying Sovereignty should be met with empty promises or be a part of a political deal. AFSI looks forward to the real deal.
Read the Women in Green’s response to Netanyahu’s announcement HERE.
The IDF stated that Israeli jets struck a Hamas naval-equipment depot and two aerial operations “military centers” on Saturday. This was in response to an armed drone that entered Israeli airspace from the Gaza Strip earlier in the day,
“The IDF will continue to act against attempts to harm Israeli citizens, and holds the Palestinian terror group Hamas responsible for everything that takes place in the Gaza Strip and which emanates from there,” said the IDF.
The new terrorist threat on Israel’s borders ~Yoav Limor
Israel released a statement today stating that on Monday several rockets were fired at its territory from Syria by an Iranian-backed force in what would be a rare incident, but that they all fell short. “Earlier this morning, a number of rockets were launched from Syria towards Israel, all failed to hit Israeli territory,” a statement from Israel’s military said.
In a speech last year, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to visit the site of what he warned was a “secret atomic warehouse” in Tehran.
As we expected, the UN nuclear watchdog found samples of traces of uranium from this site. Iran has yet to offer and explanation, reports two diplomats who follow the IAEA’s inspections closely.
Images show Iranian efforts to cover up nuclear facility ~Arutz Sheva Staff
UN atomic watchdog confirms Iran installing advanced centrifuges ~AFP and TOI Staff
For those of you who had the opportunity to join AFSI at last month’s Jabotinsky Memorial & Tribute, you’ll remember that Amotz Eyal of TPS showed us the many ways in which the media distorts not only written text, but images too. These false narratives end up slandering and hurting Israel.
On this subject, last week, action was taken by Ad Kan’s attorney Tzur Falk. Ad Kan is a group dedicated to defending the good name of Israelis who are attacked by the left, as well as turn in leftist criminals who collaborate with the Palestinian Authority. Falk sent Meretz leader Moshe “Mossi” Raz a strong warning letter describing the actual event behind the provocative image shown here.
Raz issued an apology via his Twitter account to Yair Trabelsi, local security coordinator for Karnei Shomron. While AFSI appreciate’s Raz’s apology, it is imperative that facts on the ground be established first before rushing to judgment and spewing unnecessary attacks against Israel. We expect better from all of Israel’s leaders.
Today, September 5, marks the 47th anniversary of the massacre of 11 Israeli athletes at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, Germany.
For a full history on this terror attack, the neglect of German authorities to handle it properly – before and after – please read The National Library of Israel’s archived story by Ioran Melcer, “Munich Olympics: Massacre of the Israeli Athletes on German Soil.”
Never forget. Always remember.
Prime Minister Netanyahu participated in the state ceremony in Hevron on Wednesday marking 90 years since the 1929 riots there. This was Netanyahu’s first visit to Hevron since 1998. He was accompanied by President Reuven Rivlin and the Speaker of the Knesset, Yuli Edelstein.
Netanyahu addressed the strengthening of Hevron, saying, “The Machpela House was populated last week and we are addressing other important issues regarding access to the Cave of the Patriarchs and rights to Jewish property. We do not come to dispossess anyone, but no one will dispossess us. We are not foreigners in Hevron, we will remain in it forever.”
Unfortunately, the Prime Minister did not make a clear commitment to returning the land in the Avraham Avinu neighborhood to the Jewish community. We hope to have an unequivocal comment on that in the near future so that long-awaited construction of housing can begin.
‘Netanyahu’s visit to Hevron is very significant’ ~Nitsan Keidar
Under Pressure From Right, Netanyahu To Make History in Hebron Today ~Tovah Lazaroff
Benjamin Kerstein in his Algemeiner article reports on a study that found that new Palestinian educational materials slated for use during the 2019-2020 school year have, despite considerable international criticism, become even more ridden with anti-Israel and sometimes anti-Semitic propaganda.
IMPACT-se, the group that evaluated the materials according to UNESCO standards, stated the materials contain “a systematic insertion of violence, martyrdom and jihad across all grades and subjects.” The materials “indoctrinate for death and martyrdom, utilizing a variety of tools to convince children to risk their lives as martyrs.”
Terrorists operating out of southern Lebanon fired multiple anti-tank missiles at Israeli positions and vehicles near the town of Avivim in northern Israel on Sunday afternoon.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said that no Israelis were killed or injured in the attacks. “We have no casualties. No one was injured – not even a scratch.”
Breaking this morning: With machines from Iran: Hezbollah compound for precision missile production exposed ~Mordechai Sones