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July 24, 2014
Operation Protective Edge Continues as U.N. Calls for Ceasefire
Operation Protective Edge entered its third week with Hamas continuing to hide military assets in mosques, schools, and homes, causing hundreds of civilian casualties. Meanwhile, the United Nations Security Council is considering a resolution calling for an immediate ceasefire and for Israel to withdraw its forces from Gaza.
Also this week in Israel in the News:
- Thousands of Israelis gathered this week to honor fallen IDF “Lone Soldiers,” who are among the more than 30 IDF soldiers killed in the conflict so far.
- The U.N. Human Rights Council is calling for an investigation into alleged human rights violations committed by Israel — a move that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu calls “a travesty.”
- Iran has the most to gain from Hamas’ improved weaponry, which is keeping Israel from focusing on its nuclear weapons program.
This week’s Israel in the News Perspective features The Fellowship’s Senior Vice President Yael Eckstein, who is currently in the U.S. raising support for Israel. Yael shares her heart in this eyewitness account.