Thousands gathered on Saturday night in Rabin Square to commemorate the anniversary of the death of the former Israeli Prime MinisterYitzchak Rabin. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu bemoaned the actions taken at the rally by the public who gathered when they booed Likud MK and Minister of Regional Cooperation Tzachi Hanegbi for the entirety of his speech.
“It is a sad thing that people have turned the memorial for former Prime Minister Yitzchak Rabin into a political rally. Those who claim to champion the ideal of the freedom of speech, attempted to silence anyone who didn’t agree with them.”
Following the memorial, Education Minister Naftali Bennett tweeted strong words about the behavior at the memorial: “The booing of Hanegbi shows that this is nothing more than an embarrassing left-wing rally. The right-wing did not kill Yitzchak Rabin, Yigal Amir did. As the leader of the right-wing that is against a Palestinian state, I am sick and tired of hearing the false accusations of the left on an annual basis. Right-wing minded people do not need to attend a rally whose sole purpose is the uprooting of the right-wing in Israel. The message of the radical left-wing of Israel is that: “The right-wing is guilty.” My message is that: “Say no to violence, and say no to civil war.” You choose.”
According to Arab reports in the Al-Quds newspaper, Israel and Hamas reached an understanding of “quiet for quiet” that will hopefully result in a cease-fire based on the agreement at the end of Operation Protective Edge. According to the reports, Hamas will return quiet to the border in return for Israel maintaining open checkpoints on a continual basis and allow goods and gasoline into the Gaza Strip. In addition, Israel is to allow a wider area for fishing and the establishment of additional humanitarian projects in the strip.
Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon, praised the Brazilian government for their declared intentions to move their embassy to Jerusalem. “I call on all other governments across the globe to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s eternal capital and the capital of the Jewish people.”
A young man was stabbed and seriously injured during an act of violence near the Oren center in Beer Sheva on Saturday night. He was treated at the scene for his injuries by United Hatzalah and Magen David Adom EMS teams and was transported to the hospital for further care.
Also on Saturday night, a 30-year-old man was moderately injured after his motorcycle slipped near the entrance to Kibbutz Givat Hashlosha. He suffered a serious head injury and was taken by United Hatzalah ambulance to the hospital.
Additionally, a man in Afula was stabbed on Pashush Street and was moderately injured in sustaining a wound to his upper body. Magen David Adom teams transported him to the hospital.
A Kirayt Atta man was seriously injured on Shabbos morning after a fire broke out in a six-story building on Hameyasdim Street.
A 20-year-old man was seriously injured after his car flipped over on Derech Eilat Street in Beer Sheva.
A 65-year-old man was moderately injured during a hang-gliding incident near the Shoulder of Shaul ridge in the Gilboa mountains.
According to reports in the Israeli media, all of the above were treated by EMS teams from United Hatzalah and Magen David Adom.
A suspect in his mid-twenties attempted to run over a police officer while rushing away from the village of J’at. the suspect was fleeing the scene of a criminal shooting that took place in the village a short time earlier. According to reports in the Israeli media, the officer opened fire on the speeding car in an effort to neutralize the threat to his life and the car veered and fled the scene and the officer was unharmed. Later the vehicle was found and brought to police custody where detectives undertook a full investigation of the vehicle in an attempt to find evidence of the identity of the driver.
the squads of Firefighters worked tirelessly to put out a fire that blazed in a communications control room in one of the tunnels of the Jerusalem high-speed train.
Firefighters also succeeded at putting out a fire that burned through one of the porches at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Herzliya on Shabbos.
(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)