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Today's top stories

1. Renewed violence on the Gaza border: In some 12,000 to 14,000 Palestinians present, several hundred tried to break through the Israeli border. The New York Times reported the following interesting and rather confusing phrase:

The break of the fence was not mere protest: those who attacked it threw fire bombs and rolled burning tires on the fence trying to melt it; At least some of them carried guns, according to Israeli military and Palestinian witnesses … four Palestinian demonstrators said they saw two men fire handgun at Israeli soldiers and then flee … these reports could not be verified.

In an exclusive interview with HonestReporting, the IDF made it clear that they were unaware of a gun incident.

Three Palestinians were killed, bringing the total to 42 last month. According to a UN agency, 5,500 Palestinians were injured, including 1

,739 injured by gunfire, although the numbers ultimately came from the less than reliable Hamas-controlled Ministry of Health in Gaza

US Ambassador Nikki Haley denounced Hamas' use of civilians as human shields, a page on this story that has left much of the mainstream press and the UN itself.

. 2 Ten Israeli youth died in flash floods in southern Israel while participating in a migration in the context of a "mehina" or post-high school, pre-military education program. Israeli police arrested three of the youth leaders for negligence

3. War of Words with Iran: In response to earlier statements by Iranian officials, Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said:

We hear many (Iranian) threats … but if they attack [Tel Aviv] [Iran]we will meet Tehran [19659004] Iran and its deputies continue to maintain a military presence in Lebanon and Syria near Israel's borders, and there have been occasional limited clashes with IDF.


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Israel and the Palestinians

• WATCH: Crossing Divides: Israeli School for Jews and Arabs [194559005]
• IDF officer Ben Deri, representing a Palestinian youth with a live round shot dead during a 2014 killing, sentenced to 9 months imprisonment. Local IDF forces had been instructed to use only rubber coated balls.

Around the World

• As one of his first actions as Foreign Minister, Mike Pompeo plans to visit the Middle East, including Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Israel

• Many discussions on the memory of the Holocaust in this Week, including two pieces in the Washington Post (one and two). In addition, Poland criticizes a statement by Congressman Ro Khanna (D-CA) that the new Polish law, which criminalizes certain statements about the Holocaust, glorifies Nazi collaborators and denies the Holocaust.

• What we thought were rather unusual In the mainstream press, both Newsweek and Reuters reported deaths of Palestinians in Syria.

• Jeremy Corbyn's official Facebook page is littered with hideous anti-Semitic posts, including claims by & # 39; overbearing Jews & # 39;

  Jeremy Corbyn
Jeremy Corbyn

on Labor and his new "Strategy Consultant" once compared Israel to ISIS and worked for a group that demanded a boycott of all Israeli goods. Sad but not shocking

• Merkel's anti-Semitism envoy "not surprised" Jews want to leave Germany.

Commentary / Analysis

• Why should an ordinary Palestinian participate in protests / clashes / riots on the border with Gaza? ? Here's another look at the events:

• Hamas is the oppressor in Gaza – not Israel – Michael Levin

• Here's what I read today. ,

– Former US Peace Mediator: Conditions for Israeli-Palestinian Peace Are Not Present – Aaron David Miller Interviewed by Michael Young
– Is Palestinian Terrorism the Result of Despair? – Fred Maroun
-Paralysed man finishes London marathon with Israeli robot suit – Tamar Ben-Ozer

Image: Yonatan Sindel / Flash90

[19659005] For more information, see yesterday's Israel Daily News Stream and IDNS on Facebook.

    
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