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September 18, 2014
Israeli Hospitals Treat War-injured Syrians
The ongoing civil war in Syria has spilled into Israel in more ways than one. Hospitals in northern Israel are now treating injured civilians who have fled the fighting. One 12-year-old boy arrived at the Israeli-Syrian border in serious condition resulting from a mortar shell that exploded near his home on the outskirts of Damascus.
Also this week in Israel in the News:
• In the U.S., President Obama is proposing to fight the growing threat of ISIS by arming and training the Free Syrian Army.
• However, in the fight against ISIS, President Obama is not planning to include Iran in the broad coalition of allies to fight this terrorist group.
• Lawmakers in Ukraine are distancing themselves from Russia by approving a trade deal with the European Union.
• A stray mortar shell launched from Gaza landed harmlessly near Israel’s southern border this week — the first mortar launched since a ceasefire was reached with Hamas in late August.
This week’s Israel in the News Perspective features The Fellowship’s Ami Farkas with his thoughts on this most recent incident.
Throughout Operation Protective Edge, Stand for Israel brought you news of Israel’s battle to defend its people and homeland against Hamas. Now that the war is over – for now – stories of what the IDF encountered are now emerging. The IDF blog provides the experiences of one brave soldier’s service – and survival – […]
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