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Hamas Tells Gaza Rioters Not to Approach Border Fence

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19 Oct 2018 (All day)
Hamas Tells Gaza Rioters Not to Approach Border Fence
A statement was issued Friday afternoon by the Islamist terror militia Hamas, which rules the Gaza Strip, advising Palestinians planning to participate in the weekly “March of Return” riots along the border fence with Israel to stay back from the fence following the deployment of IDF tanks and other military units and several stern warnings from Israeli officials that violence such as occurred last Friday would be met with a forceful response. "Your blood is valuable, keep it to establish the homeland," said the Hamas statement to Palestinian residents of the Strip.

The announcement came amidst a renewed effort by Egyptian officials to mediate a long-term truce between Israel and Hamas, as well as reconciliation talks between Hamas and the Palestinian Authority.

Here is a video giving some insight into the long-standing Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Intel Holds High-Level Meetings in Israel
The movement to Boycott, Divest and Sanction (BDS) Israel suffered another defeat on Thursday when US technology conglomerate Intel held its annual high-level strategic meeting in the Jewish State for the first time. The meeting, which brought all of the company’s senior leadership together, was followed by a reception with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who declared “Intel is an innovation company, Israel is the innovation nation. I think we have just begun.”

Also this week, Haifa’s Technion-Israel Institute of Technology announced that Intel would be a partner in its new artificial intelligence (AI) research center.

Catholic Cemetery Vandalized
The cemetery at the Beit Jimal monastery south of Beit Shemesh was vandalized overnight Wednesday, with several headstones knocked over and tombs smashed. The site has been the target of so-called “price tag” vandalism in the past and a spokesperson for the Latin Patriarchate in Jerusalem issued a statement complaining that such incidents are rarely taken seriously by the police. However, several members of Knesset and other public officials spoke up to condemn the incident.

Second Temple Museum Re-Opens in Jerusalem’s Old City
The recently re-furbished archeological wing of the Terra Sancta Museum in Jerusalem’s Old City opened this week to display several items from the Second Temple Period. “The time of the life of Jesus is interesting not only for Christians, but also for Jews as part of what they call the Second Temple period,” Father Eugenio Alliata, a Franciscan Friar who directs the museum, told the Media Line. “It is interesting also for Muslims because Jesus is one of their prophets. We think that the figure of Jesus will be an attraction for everybody.”


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