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Tammuz 15, 5774 / Sunday, July 13, 2014

Sirens Sound in Samaria, for the First Time

Hamas's latest salvo of rockets appears to have been aimed at Jerusalem and the Binyamin / Samaria region.
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Defense/Security, 5:13 PM

'Growing Stream' of Gazans Flee Homes as IDF Prepares to Strike

UNRWA opens up schools to take in refugees from northern Gaza. Dramatic video: IAF takes down 3-story home.
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Global Agenda, 8:02 PM

Chris Christie Blames Obama for War with Hamas

'Israel is not sure that they have America’s support like they used,' says possible Republican presidential candidate.
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Global Agenda, 7:35 PM

Canada Calls on Allies to Support Israel

'Solidarity with Israel is the best way of stopping the conflict,' says Prime Minister Harper. 'Canada is unequivocally behind Israel.'
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Defense/Security, 4:55 PM

'Nahariya Rocket' Was a False Alarm

Two missiles intercepted over Tel Aviv. One falls south of Haifa, and one east of the city. No one was injured.
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Soldier Wounded by Mortar Is Conscious Again

First Sgt. Mordechai Yamin of Itamar was seriously wounded Thursday near Gaza. He is fully conscious and no longer in ICU.
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