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Weapons and drugs confiscated in car in Jerusalem

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Police confiscated homemade weapons and drugs in a vehicle in northern Jerusalem.

The owner of the vehicle, a 55-year-old Arab man, was detained for investigation.

He is to be brought before the Jerusalem magistrate court for a determination of an extension of his arrest.


160 dead in church roof collapse in Nigeria

Sunday, December 11, 2016

160 were killed this morning when the roof of a church collapsed in Oyo, Nigeria, according to Reuters.

According to medical authorities in Nigeria, the number of dead is expected to rise to more than 200.


Death toll up to 25 in Cairo attack

Sunday, December 11, 2016

The death toll in the attack near the Coptic Cathedral in Cairo is up to twenty five.

An additional 35 people have been injured.


Journalist is 'disappointed, concerned, but still believes'

Sunday, December 11, 2016
Jewish American journalist Thomas Friedman says 'maybe a one-state solution will be better for Israel.'


Egypt: 2 killed in explosion by Cairo Coptic Cathedral

Sunday, December 11, 2016

2 were killed in an explosion outside of the Coptic Cathedral in Cairo, Egypt.

An additional 5 people were injured from the blast.


Number of killed from Istanbul attack up to 38

Sunday, December 11, 2016

The number of killed from the explosions outside a soccer stadium in Istanbul last night is up to 38, including 30 policemen and 7 civilians.

The Turkish Minister of Interior said that 13 had been arrested on suspicions of involvement in the attack.


Russia stages over 60 strikes on Syria's Palmyra

Sunday, December 11, 2016

AFP - Russian war planes carried out over 60 strikes overnight on Syria's Palmyra after Islamic State jihadists re-entered the famed ancient city, halting the offensive, Russia's defense ministry said Sunday.

"Russian air force planes carried out 64 air strikes against the positions, convoys and advancing reserves of militants," a defense ministry statement

"Over the past night, Syrian government troops with active support of the Russian air force thwarted all terrorist attacks on Palmyra," it said.


Lapid: "I'm the only alternative to Netanyahu"

Sunday, December 11, 2016
Citing a recent poll, Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid says he’s the sole alternative to Netanyahu in the next elections.


New study links pollution to strokes

Sunday, December 11, 2016
New study shows those under 55 who live in polluted areas at greater risk of stroke.


1 dead in Bnei Brak ceiling collapse

Sunday, December 11, 2016

A worker has been confirmed dead after a ceiling collapsed during renovations of a building in Bnei Brak.

Another was lightly injured.


More than 10,000 flee Aleppo since midnight

Sunday, December 11, 2016

AFP - Fierce fighting and heavy bombardment saw more than 10,000 people flee rebel-held areas of the battleground Syrian city of Aleppo since midnight, a monitoring group said on Sunday.

"More than 10,000 people have fled remaining rebel-held southeastern districts of Aleppo city since midnight due to heavy fighting and bombardment," said Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.


Turkey: Kurdish underground behind attack

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Numan Kurtulmus, the Deputy PM of Turkey, has asserted that the Kurdish underground is responsible for the attacks last night outside an Istanbul soccer stadium, as a result of which 29 were killed and 166 injured.


Hamas marks 29 years since its founding

Sunday, December 11, 2016

The terror organization Hamas is marking in Gaza 29 years since its founding.

Hamas was founded on Dec. 15, 1987 in Gaza by Sheikh Ahmed Yaasin and Muhammad Taha.

Since then, the group has perpetrated dozens of murderous terror attacks.


Cloud of dust and rain 'act of G-d' to save Israel from ISIS

Sunday, December 11, 2016
Dust, cloud, and rain 'sent by G-d' to protect Israel, Facebook user claims.


Israeli Ambassador in Turkey condemns Istanbul attack

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Israeli Ambassador to Turkey Eitan Na'eh condemned the attacks in Turkey last night which left 29 dead and 166 wounded.

The Twitter account of the foreign ministry said that the Ambassador "sends wishes for a speedy recovery to the victims."


Rain, storms expected this week

Sunday, December 11, 2016
Israel gears up for winter after a week and a half of summer weather.


Otzma Yehudit leaders attack Jewish Home over Amona

Sunday, December 11, 2016
Otzma Yehudit party leaders, Dr. Michael Ben-Ari and attorney Itamar Ben-Gvir strongly attack the Jewish Home party over the Amona issue.


Children find rifle in Pardes Hanna field

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Two children playing in a field by their house in Pardes Hanna found a Carl Gustav rifle.

Police were alerted by the children's father. When they arrived at the scene, they found another Carl Gustav rifle containing a cartridge and 3 beanie hats.

Police have opened an investigation.


ISIS withdraws from Syria's Palmyra

Sunday, December 11, 2016

AFP - ISIS has withdrawn from Syria's Palmyra after heavy Russian raids, according to a monitor.


Gaza children: 'Jews, beware of Mohammed's army'

Sunday, December 11, 2016
Gaza children spew hate, young father says their words are not hate but tenets of the Quran.


Somalia: 3 killed in car bomb in Mogadishu

Sunday, December 11, 2016

3 were killed in a car bomb near the largest port of Mogadishu, capital of Somalia.

An additional 7 people were injured from the blast.


Hamas calls on Fatah to join forces against Israel

Sunday, December 11, 2016
Hamas official calls on Fatah to join the fight against Israel, says unity necessary to free Israel from Jews.


Woman drowns to death at Rishon Letzion beach

Sunday, December 11, 2016

A woman of about 50 was drawn from the water this morning at the women-only beach in Rishon Letzion.

Medics at the scene were forced to confirm her death.


50,000 flee from Aleppo on recent days

Sunday, December 11, 2016

50,000 Syrians have fled Aleppo in recent days, according to Russian Defense Ministry Spokesman Igor Konashenkov.

According to Konashenkov, soldiers of Assad's army stopped fighting in order to allow the evacuation of citizens from rebel-controlled areas via humanitarian channels.


Knesset approves healthier menu for afternoon programs

Sunday, December 11, 2016
Knesset passes new law requiring foods served in afternoon programs to meet health standards.


Government to submit petition to postpone Amona action

Sunday, December 11, 2016

The government is expected to submit a petition to the Supreme Court today to delay the evacuation of Amona by a month in order to finish preparations for a temporary residence for Amona residents for 8 months.

Coalition Chairman David Bitan said yesterday, "We will find an alternative route that will enable accepting the government's position on Amona, and until then we will not submit the [Regulation] Law for second and third readings."


'Mein Kampf' 1 of 10 favorite books of Italian students

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Mein Kampf by Hitler was chosen by Italian students as one of their ten favorite books, a recent poll showed.

The poll, held by the Italian ministry of education, had set out to understand the reading tendencies of Italian students.


US will send 200 more soldiers to Syria

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Defense Minister Ashton Carter announced that the US plans to send another 200 soldiers to Syria.

The additional forces, which will include special forces, will join the 300 American forces already in Syria supporting rebel and Kurdish forces fighting ISIS in Raqa.


PA trying to convince Obama not to veto UN resolution

Sunday, December 11, 2016

The Palestinian Authority (PA) is interested in coming to an understanding with the outgoing administration of U.S. President Barack Obama that would avoid an American veto of a UN Security Council resolution that the PA intends to introduce in January, PA officials and Western diplomats told Haaretz on Saturday.

The resolution would be critical of Israeli construction in Judea, Samaria and eastern Jerusalem.


Egypt opens Rafah crossing for three days

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Egyptian authorities on Saturday opened the Rafah border crossing with Gaza, the Ma’an news agency reports.

The border crossing is expected to be open for three days in both directions.

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