23 terrorists were arrested last night in Yesha for violence and terrorist activities.
Israeli Schools near Gaza resume: After a tunnel leading into Israel was destroyed yesterday killing many Hamas terrorists up scaling of violence was feared and the security establishment considered closing the schools today but the threat is diminished and schools resumed today.
IDF spokesman comments and says Hamas operatives were killed during their rescue efforts and not directly attacked: Minister of Education and Security Cabinet member Naftali Bennett and former MK Moshe Feiglin question why the IDF spokesman felt the need to apologize for the death of terrorists when destroying the tunnel. Terrorists want to kill innocent men women and children and got what they deserve. Such apologies undermine our resolve to defend ourselves and were totally out of place.
Abbas denounces ‘Israeli crime’ of destroying tunnels: This is part of string of ‘Israeli crimes’ the main one being that Israel exists according to this narrative. Hamas and the Islamic Jihad who made the tunnel also denounce its destruction.
Terrorist shot in run-over attempt at Neve Tzuf –Halamish entrance: This morning a terrorist and the woman sitting next to him in a car were shot when the car careened towards soldiers at the entrance of Halamish. The terrorist was taken to Beilinson hospital in critical condition and the woman was treated locally.
3 Indictments in Trump Campaign Probe: A former campaign advisor to Trump, George Papadopoulos, a pleaded guilty earlier this month to making false statements to the FBI. Information of this was only released yesterday as there was a plea bargain in which he would become a ‘state witness’ and offer testimony against others being probed. Former campaign manager Paul Manafort and Manafort’s associate Rick Gates were indicted for helping Ukraine and receiving payments for their services which they then laundered. These activities were prior to Trump’s campaign and are not related to it. However there is a real chance that Hillary Clinton’s campaign was assisted by Russia. Unlike Papadopoulos, both Gates and Manafort pleaded not guilty.
Catalonian president flees to Brussels after Spain indicted him for inciting rebellion: Catalan President Carles Puigdemont and other members of the Catalan government became defendants who were summoned to appear in court after the Spanish Attorney General indicted them with charges of inciting rebellion, embezzlement and sedition. They can face up to 30 years imprisonment if found guilty.
Israel remains silent on Catalonian independence referendum: Spain asked Israel to join the EU and America in denouncing the Catalonian independence referendum but Israel refuses as Catalonia is very pro-Israel. Spain hypocritically is violently cracking down on Catalonia but denies Israel the right to defend itself from terrorists and with the false moral posturing we see today, Spain asks Israel to give rights to the Palestinians.
IAEA inspectors are doing their work in Iran “without problem” according to Yukiya Amano, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). This is in contrast with Trump’s wanting to sanction Iran and is probably a whitewash which doesn’t reflect the reality. Iran is threatening to go ahead with its missile program because America isn’t keeping the deal but in reality Iran hasn’t for a moment ceased from making missiles and engaging in terror around the world.