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Av 3, 5774 / Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Hamas Intensifies Barrage as Israel Agrees to 4-Hour Ceasefire

Brief truce at 3:00 pm punctuated by heavy rocket fire from Gaza; Cabinet meeting on whether to expand, end the operation.
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Defense/Security, 5:43 PM

Soldier Wounded in Anti-Tank Attack

Soldiers treated in hospital; Hamas attacks on the IDF continue despite unilateral ceasefire.
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Middle East, 4:56 PM

Hamas Calls on Hezbollah to Join 'Resistance' Against Israel

Hamas spokesperson reportedly urges Hezbollah to 'open the Lebanese front,' as IDF operation in Gaza expands.
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Middle East, 5:16 PM

'Moderate' PA Leader: Jews Brought the Holocaust on Themselves

Senior member of Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah party, Jibril Rajoub, calls Israelis 'the new Nazis', says Israel committing a 'holocaust' in Gaza.
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Jewish World, 4:05 PM

Hareidi Yeshivot Cancel Summer Break Due to War

Extra Torah learning to bolster the war effort, Rabbis say, as a form of 'spiritual protection.' Religious-Zionist yeshivas follow suit.
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Israeli Tourists Forced to Leave Maldives Resort after Gaza Demo

Officials say Israelis removed from Sunni-Muslim island 'for their own safety', after tearing down a poster equating Israel to Nazi Germany.
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‘They Won’t Determine’ – In Appreciation of Southern Residents Song in appreciation of sacrifices made by southern residents declares 'They (Hamas) will not determine for us...'

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Oven-Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken WingsFor Israeli mothers: To help keep the children happy despite the tension, try something healthy that will make them ask for more.

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The Balfour Declaration: the Legal Right to a Jewish StateThe Jews have biblical rights, historical rights and legal rights to the land of Israel.