26 Tevet 5778
13 January 2018
The News on the Israel Street
Palestinian terror in the last 24 hours . . .
Bruchin, Kiryat Arba, Azzun, Atma, A-Ram, Hevron, Alfei Menashe, Oranit, Eli, Beit Furik, Itamar, Sinjil, Luban a-Sharqiya, Al Muayyir, Wadi Zarka, Abu Sneineh, Halaf, Hawara, Hizma, Silwad—these are just 20 locations at which terror attacks have occurred today.
An incoming missile alarm for the Kerem Shalom crossing . . .
The alarm was sounded; explosions were heard; and the IDF Spokesman declared it was a false alarm.
Now the IDF Spokesman has indicated that the Kerem Shalom Crossing will be closed tomorrow, and there are reports of IAF jets bombing along Egyptian-Gazan border in the vicinity of . . . you guessed it . . . the Kerem Shalom Crossing.
The poor starving Palestinians in Gaza . . .
Remember all the folderol in the last few weeks about the “human catastrophe” that would take place in Gaza if funds to UNRWA were reduced?
Now comes news today that in the last 12 months, Hamas has spent $100,000,000 dollars on missiles.
One hundred million dollars.
Enough to feed a few poor starving Palestinians.
The dollar continues to plummet . . .
Against the shekel. The exchange rate today was the lowest it has been in more than 6 years.
The current rate is $1=3.3929 shekels.
Budget cuts force Israeli missions to close . . .
Which ones are on the chopping block?
Riga, Vilnius, Bangalore, Santo Domingo, Atlanta, Asmara, Dublin, and Belarus.