IDF fighter jets targeted two watchtowers in northern Gaza in response to more than one hundred grenades and incendiary explosive devices that were thrown over the border fence at Israeli security personnel on Friday. The explosives were thrown at IDF forces as well as other security personnel by the more than 20,000 protesters who came to the fence on Friday during their weekly violent riots. In addition to the explosives, the protesters caused severe damage to the infrastructure of the border fence, burned tires, threw stones. IDF forces responded by using riot dispersing ammunition in accordance with the protocols of opening fire on suspicious persons. According to Arab media outlets, 7 terrorists were killed during the riots and another 506 were injured.
The Israel Fire Department Spokesperson said that over the course of Shabbos four brush fires were put out by teams of firefighters, Keren Kayemet L’Yisrael workers, and security team near Gaza. The fires were started by balloon bombs that were launched inside the strip.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said at the beginning of his meeting with U.S. envoy to the United Nations Nikki Hailey, that the step that she and President Trump have taken with UNRWA, UNESCO and the anti-Israel bias in the U.N. is simply astounding. “You have the motivation and the energy to do so and certainly the spirit. I want to thank you and tell you how much the nation of Israel and friends of Israel from around the world value what you are doing. We value it tremendously and I want to thank you for it.”
A 45-year-old woman was seriously injured on Shabbos afternoon, while her husband and a child were mildly injured when their car flipped over on Highway 505 east of the Tapuach Junction.
A 51-year-old man was stabbed in his home in Ariel and is in critical condition. Police detained the man’s life-partner who is suspected of carrying out the stabbing.
A tw-year-old boy suffered moderate injuries after he was electrocuted in his Bnei Brak home while playing with and electrical outlet.
A small passenger plane carrying three people hit a fence at the airfield in Herzliya on Shabbos afternoon. Baruch Hashem there were no injuries reported.
Three residents of the Yafiya village aged 36, 39, and 53 were arrested by Israeli police just before Shabbos under suspicion of having attacked a group of Jews with a steal pipe. The trio are suspected of having caused damage to a number of vehicles after a disagreement turned violent.
Polic fired at an Arab car driver who aroused their suspicion on Shabbos near Kkfar Saba. When asked to stop t have his vehicle check, the driver attempted to flee the scene at high speeds and rammed into a police cruiser. The driver was shot and neutralized by the officers near Kfar Qassem and was brought to Beilinson Hospital in moderate condition.
A 32-year-old motorcyclist was arrested after driving 225 kmph on the Ayalon Highway on Shabbat morning. His license was immediately revoked and he will be brought to a hearing in court in the coming days.
A 26-year-old Asian tourist drowned in one for the pools at Ein Prat just before Shabbos came in. Rescue Teams from the Megillot Search and Rescue Team as well as EMS crews rushed to the scene and performed CPR ut were unable to revive the patient who was later pronounced dead.
(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)