Wed, Nov 4, 2015 News from Israel

Border Policeman critically injured in terror attack

Supreme Court delays synagogue demolition

Haze increases: Flights delayed at Ben-Gurion Airport

A 20 year Border Policeman was critically injured in a hit and run terror attack in the area of Hebron.  He was evacuated to a hospital in Jerusalem, where he suffers from injuries in the head and other parts of the body and is fighting for his life.  The terrorist was shot and eliminated by security forces.

The Supreme Court delayed on Wednesday afternoon the most recent scheduled date for the demolition of the synagogue in Givat Ze'v in the West Bank. At the same time, the court urged the security forces not to wait until the last minute. According to an earlier Supreme Court ruling, the structure was built on private Palestinian land. Ahead of the ruling on Wednesday, hundreds of youths congregated at the synagogue.Protests against the demolition continued with the discovery on Wednesday morning of graffiti that had been sprayed on the wall of the Supreme Court in Jerusalem. The spray-painted message read: "Don't demolish a synagogue, we want a Jewish state."The entrance to the synagogue was blocked with branches and tires. Some of the youths who gathered on the rooftop of the synagogue to wait for the security forces threw things at a TV crew.


The heavy haze led to disruptions at Ben-Gurion International Airport.   The Ben-Gurion Airport was closed down for a short period of time for take-offs due to the difficult weather conditions. All flights delayed eventually took off and the airport is working as usual. Meanwhile the Sde Dov airport was closed for both take offs and landings - all local flights were cancelled till Thursday morning. The air pollution worsened in Central Israel and   the level of air pollution was dozens of times higher than average. The haze is expected to disappear on Thursday .


Hamas terror leader Khaled Mashaal stated in an interview that his terror organization demands the release of imprisoned Palestinian terrorists Marwan Barghouti and Ahmed Saadat in exchange for Hamas returning the bodies of the late soldiers Hadar Goldin and Oron Shaul, who were killed during Operation Protective Edge.


The Opposition quashed Likud  MK's bill proposing that children would not automatically go to the mother after a divorce. The proposal was overturned by a majority of 42 versus 41.


Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appointed Dr. Ran Baratz as his Media Adviser and head of Public Diplomacy and Media at the Prime Minister's Office.Dr. Baratz is 42 and resides in Kfar Adumim in the West Bank. He holds a PhD in philosophy from Hebrew University and did his IDF service in Air Force Intelligence. He also has a professional background in high-tech.

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