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Today was the twenty-second day of Operation Protective Edge and the eleventh day of ground operations in Gaza. #Hamas released footage of an attack yesterday from one of its tunnels. This is the terror #Israel is battling. http://t.co/Iz3YsLCisn — CiF Watch (@CiFWatch) July 29, 2014 An infiltration yesterday in southern Israel...

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Some of the soldiers wounded in Operation Protective Edge are benefiting from a brand-new Israeli technology to close open wounds quickly and temporarily prior to further evaluation and treatment. Just on the cusp of the market, the TopClosure 3S Trauma Management System is approved by regulatory agencies in Israel, the...

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MidEast

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According to Reuters, a cache of weapons have been found on the campus of a United Nations Relief Works Agency school for the third time since the beginning of the ground operations of Operation Protective Edge. The first cache of weapons was found two weeks ago amid simultaneous reports that Hamas...

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Veteran Arab affairs journalist Avi Issacharoff late Monday assessed that the ongoing Israeli-Hamas hot conflict seemed set to escalate following the misfire of a rocket from Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ): The incident, apparently born of a misfire of an Islamic Jihad rocket, prompted Hamas to embark on a series of...

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Europe

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In a profile in The New York Times today, French rabbi Saloman Malka said that the recent violent demonstrations in Paris and attacks on Jewish interests show that “Anti-Semitism today is hiding behind anti-Zionism.” In the suburb of Sarcelles, known as “little Jerusalem” because it is home to 15,000 Jews, a kosher grocery and...

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Addressing Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s outlandish charge that Israel’s efforts to defend itself against Hamas rockets and tunnels “surpassed even Hitler,” an op-ed by Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen today concluded that much criticism of Israel in effect “blame[s] the victim.” After pointing out the extraordinary efforts Israel...

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A recent poll by Pew Research finds that Americans fault Hamas for the current violence in the Middle East by a margin of more than 2 to 1. The Washington Free Beacon reported today on the results of that poll: More than twice as many Americans blame Hamas for the...

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Human Rights

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Over the course of Operation Protective Edge, the Israel Defense Forces have uncovered dozens of tunnels dug towards Israeli kibbutzim along the Gaza border. Hamas said that the purpose of these tunnels is to abduct Israelis. There have already been several attempts by Hamas terrorists to infiltrate the kibbutzim –...

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Today was the twenty-first day of Operation Protective Edge and the tenth day of ground operations in Gaza. Staff Sgt. Moshe Davino, 20, from Jerusalem, was killed today in combat in the southern Gaza Strip. May his memory be blessed. — IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) July 28, 2014 A soldier identified as...

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MidEast

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The Telegraph reported on Saturday that Hamas is seeking to replenish its supply of weapons from North Korea. Defense editor Con Coughlin reported that Hamas has reportedly already made a down payment to the North Koreans. “Hamas is looking for ways to replenish its stocks of missiles because of the large...

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