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Israel On Alert Following Car Ramming Attack

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26 Nov 2018 (All day)
Israel On Alert Following Car Ramming Attack
Security forces in Jerusalem and the West Bank were on high alert Monday afternoon following an apparent terrorist car ramming attack at the Gush Etzion junction just south of the capital wounded three soldiers. “One of the patrol soldiers fired and neutralized the terrorist. The soldiers were evacuated to receive medical treatment in a hospital," the IDF statement said. The incident comes amidst a showdown between Israel and the PA in eastern Jerusalem.

The Israel Police arrested 32 residents of eastern Jerusalem on Monday morning, suspected of serving in the Palestinian Authority security apparatus despite being Israeli residents and receiving, in several cases, welfare benefits from the government. Additionally, several of those arrested are suspected of involvement in PA plans to punish eastern Jerusalem residents who attempted to sell properties to Israeli Jews. Also on Sunday, the Israel Police arrested the Palestinian Authority Governor of Jerusalem, Adnan Geith, for his involvement in the plans.

"Israel police operations will continue in order to prevent illegal activity by residents of east Jerusalem and illegal activity connected to the Palestinian authorities," the police said.

Iranian Leaders Rail Against US and Israel
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei gave a fiery speech to “Islamic Unity Conference” in Teheran on Sunday, saying among other things that America and its allies are “wilting in the face of a rising Islamic awakening” in the Middle East while singling out Israel as a fading power which will soon “disappear entirely”. Earlier, speaking to the same conference, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Israel is a “cancerous tumor in the region” and condemned the “rabbinical racists who bombard the Palestinian people.”

"Submitting to the West headed by America would be treason against our religion," added, in comments that many analysts interpreted as being aimed at Saudi Arabia, Egypt and other Arab countries allied with Washington. These countries, he continued, "have a choice to either roll out red carpets for criminals, or to forcefully stand against injustice and remain faithful to our Prophet, our Koran, and our Islam…we are ready to defend the interests of the Saudi people against terrorism, aggression, and the superpowers."

Suspected Chemical Weapons Attack in Syria
The various warring factions in Syria were blaming each other over the weekend for an alleged chemical weapons strike in the northern city of Aleppo which wounded over 100 people. The Kremlin, which is fighting on the side of the Assad regime, said it launched air strikes on rebel positions in Idlib which it said was the source of the chlorine gas strikes. However, rebel commanders said they don’t possess any weaponized chlorine or delivery platforms to load it in, accusing the regime of staging the chemical attacks as a pretext to undermine the cease-fire in Idlib.

In related news, heavy fighting was reported over the weekend between US-backed forces and the Islamic State (IS) terror militia in eastern Syria.

Kenyan-Israeli Runner Wins Florence Marathon
Long distance runner Lonah Korlima Chemtai, 29, who was born in Kenya and immigrated to Israel after marrying her Israeli coach Dan Salpeter, won the Florence Marathon on Sunday with a time of 2:24:17, despite heavy rains.

'Black Friday' Makes Big Debut in Israel
The phenomenon of “Black Friday” sales on the third weekend in November made a convincing debut last week, with malls and shopping websites across the Jewish State recording an average of 10,000 credit card transactions every minute during the peak hours, totaling several billion shekels in sales. The business news site Calaclist reported that the system for recording credit card transactions nearly crashed due to the high volumes.

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