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Hamas official claims responsibility for murder of Israeli teens

Hamas official claims responsibility for murder of Israeli teens

(JNS.org) Israel’s Channel 2 on Wednesday aired a recording of Hamas leader Saleh al-Arouri, who is based in Turkey, claiming responsibility for the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teens in June. The recording is the strongest evidence to date for Hamas’s involvement in that crime. “I praise the brave action that the al-Qassam Brigades carried out, the kidnapping(…)

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Wanna kill me? Take a number

Wanna kill me? Take a number

By Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA World News Service (JTA) — My friend Alain Azria gave me a puzzled look when I told him, with some indignation and disbelief in my voice, that I had just heard talk of killing Jews at an unauthorized anti-Israel demonstration last month in Paris. A young black man with a Parisian(…)

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Israel extends Law of Return to non-Jewish same-sex spouses

Israel extends Law of Return to non-Jewish same-sex spouses

TEL AVIV (JTA) — Israel extended immigration benefits to non-Jewish spouses in same-sex marriages.On Tuesday, Interior Minister Gideon Saar instructed the government to extend the benefits of the Law of Return to all married couples.The law affords non-Jewish spouses of Jewish immigrants full citizenship and immigration benefits, but Israel had not extended the privileges to(…)

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Gaza rockets resume as cease-fire ends, and Israel responds

Gaza rockets resume as cease-fire ends, and Israel responds

(JTA) — Palestinian rocket crews fired dozens of rockets at Israel as a 72-hour cease-fire came to a close, and Israel renewed its attacks on Hamas targets in Gaza. The Israeli strikes were carried out by aircraft over Gaza on Friday morning, Army Radio reported. The strikes resulted in the death of a 10-year-old boy, the Ma’an news agency reported.(…)

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Abbas’s political power seen as war casualty

Abbas’s political power seen as war casualty

By Abdullah H. Erakat, The Media Line WEST BANK — Prior to the outbreak of the 29-day war between Israel and Hamas and despite the failure of US Secretary of State John Kerry’s peace initiative, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas reportedly was a happy camper having survived unscathed in the blame-game. Arguably, and fortunately for(…)

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Who won and who lost in the Gaza war?

Who won and who lost in the Gaza war?

By Uriel Heilman, JTA World News Service (JTA) – Now that the latest Gaza conflict appears to be over — or nearly so — it’s time to take stock of the winners and losers. Who won the war? Perhaps more than the other two Gaza conflicts in the last six years, Israel is the clear(…)

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Israel: We caught kidnapper behind murder of the 3 teens

Israel: We caught kidnapper behind murder of the 3 teens

JTA World News Service JERUSALEM (JTA) — A West Bank man said to be the leader of the terrorist cell that kidnapped and killed three Israeli teenagers in June was arrested. A gag order on reporting the arrest, which took place more than three weeks ago, was lifted Tuesday evening, according to Israeli media. Hussam(…)

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The images missing from the Gaza war

The images missing from the Gaza war

By Uriel Heilman, JTA World News Service   (JTA) — There’s no shortage of images from the Gaza conflict.   We’ve seen rubble, dead Palestinian children, Israelis cowering during rocket attacks, Israeli military maneuvers and Israeli army footage of Hamas militants emerging from tunnels to attack Israeli soldiers.   What we haven’t seen are practically(…)

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IDF: Israeli soldier probably captured

IDF: Israeli soldier probably captured

JTA World News Service (JTA) — An Israeli soldier appears to have been captured by Hamas in the Gaza Strip. The Israel Defense Forces identified the soldier as 2nd Lt. Hadar Goldin, 23, from Kfar Saba. Hamas fighters reportedly emerged Friday morning from a tunnel near Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, not long after(…)

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Latest Hamas threat: Malaysian-trained paragliding terrorists

Latest Hamas threat: Malaysian-trained paragliding terrorists

(JNS.org) After Israeli forces captured and interrogated a Hamas terrorist who had been hiding in a tunnel for three weeks, he revealed that Hamas members have undergone training to execute terrorist attacks from the air, Israel Hayom reported. The prisoner told security forces he had been sent to Malaysia to learn how to carry out an attack by(…)

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Hamas executes dozens accused of collaborating with Israel

Hamas executes dozens accused of collaborating with Israel

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Hamas has executed more than 30 Gazan Palestinians accused of collaborating with Israel, according to Palestinian news sources. Hamas reportedly captured dozens of suspected collaborators in the Shejaiya neighborhood of Gaza City last week during battles with Israeli soldiers. The accused collaborators were executed after a short investigation, the Times of Israel(…)

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