Motzei Shabbos News Roundup From Israel


The IAF fired on Hamas outposts late Friday afternoon in response to gunfire that was aimed at IDF forces on the ground by Hamas terrorists from inside the strip. No injuries or damage to IDF forces was reported.

Over the course of Shabbos, six fires blazed in the Gaza periphery due to kite and balloon bombs that were launched from the strip. The fires were located near the towns of Nir Am, Gevim, Tekuma, and Mefalsim. Workers from Keren Kayemet L’Yisrael and firefighters from the region worked fastidiously to put out the fires.

Some 7,000 protesters and terrorists took part in the weekly riots along the Gaza Border fence on Friday. Pipe bombs, Molotov cocktails and a hand-grenade were thrown by protesters at the IDF forces stationed on the Israeli side of the fence. Terrorists also attempted to cut through the fence and enter into Israel along various points. IDF forces responded by utilizing non-lethal riot dispersing ammunition in accordance with the protocols of engagement. According to Palestinian media, three terrorists were killed and another 335 were injured in the riots. Since the riots began on March 30th, some 155 terrorists have been killed and another 17,100 Gazans have been injured.

The 13-year-old boy who was killed on Thursday after he was hit by a car while he and a friend were standing on a traffic island has been identified as Eylon Shalev-Amsalem. The driver of the vehicle was found to have very high levels of alcohol in his bloodstream when he hit and killed Amsalem.

A 40-year-old man is in critical condition after he drowned at Olga beach near Hadera. Rescue personnel from United Hatzalah and Magen David Adom performed CPR on the man at the scene before he was transported to the hospital.

A 20-year-old was transported to Ichilov hospital while undergoing CPR on Shabbos afternoon. The man had drowned at Jerusalem beach in Tel Aviv. United Hatzalah and Magen David Adom performed CPR on the man at the scene before he was transported to the hospital.

Two people were moderately injured and another two were lightly injured in a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Highway 31 near the Kseifa junction in the Negev.

Another 13 people, among them five children and two infants, were injured in a four-vehicle motor vehicle accident on Highway 71 that runs between Kibbutz Beit HaShita to Afula. Luckily, most of the injuries sustained were light injuries.

A police woman was injured on Shabbos morning after the police cruiser she was riding in ran into a tree while searching for a suspicious vehicle. The vehicle had broken through a checkpoint at the entrance to Akko and tried to flee. The vehicle was later found abandoned and police have begun an investigation and search for the suspicious individuals who were inside the vehicle when it ran the checkpoint.

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)