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Shooting Attack in West Bank Kills Israeli Father of Six

Knesset Committee Hears Report on Terror Payments by PA

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10 Jan 2018 (All day)
Shooting Attack in West Bank Kills Israeli Father of Six
The IDF was on high alert in the West Bank Wednesday following a shooting attack on a car travelling down Route 60 the previous evening, which left an Israeli man dead. The victim, Rabbi Raziel Shevach, who volunteers for Magen David Adom and is the father of six children, was severely wounded in the drive-by shooting attack and later succumbed to his wounds. Hamas issued a statement saying "We bless the heroic Nablus operation which comes as a result of the Zionist occupation's violations and crimes at the expense of our people in the West Bank and Jerusalem."

US Ambassador David Friedman tweeted Wednesday that “An Israeli father of six was killed last night in cold blood by Palestinian terrorists. Hamas praises the killers and PA laws will provide them financial rewards. Look no further to why there is no peace. Praying for the bereaved Shevach family.”

These remarks were echoed by several Israeli officials and even the UN representative to the Middle East.

The payments Friedman referred to were detailed in a report made to the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee on Tuesday by the Defense Ministry. Among other items in the report was the fact that the Palestinian Authority’s budget in 2017 included payments of $347 million to terrorists convicted of participating in attacks against Israelis, along with family members of terrorists.

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said, “The PA pays over a billion shekels a year to terrorists and their families, thus encouraging and perpetuating terrorism. The minute the amount of the payment is decided according to the severity of the crime and the length of the sentence – in other words, whoever murders and is sentenced to life in prison gets much more – that is funding terrorist attacks against Israeli citizens. There is nothing that better illustrates the PA’s support for terrorism. We must stop this.”

Russia Accuses US of Supporting Attacks on it in Syria
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Hamas Leader Accidently Shoots Himself
A statement by the Islamist terror militia Hamas Tuesday evening lamented a severe wound suffered by Imad al-Alami, a senior official in the organization, as he was “examining his personal weapon in his home.” Apparently, the weapon discharged in the course of this examination and a bullet struck al-Alami in the head, leaving him in serious condition at Gaza City’s Al-Shifa Hospital.

Israel Blesses the World
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Today’s video shows yet another way Israel is blessing the world

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