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January 30, 2015  RSS feed
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2 soldiers dead, 7 wounded as Hezbollah hits Israeli tank

TEL AVIV – Two Israeli soldiers were killed and seven were wounded when a Hezbollah anti-tank missile struck an Israeli patrol on the Israel-Lebanon border. The Jan. 28 attack included shelling of Israeli army positions in Israel’s North.

In response, the Israel Defense Forces hit southern Lebanon with artillery strikes, killing a Spanish soldier serving in UNIFIL, the United Nations peacekeeping force.

The Hezbollah attack came hours after the IDF struck a Syrian artillery post controlled by Syrian President Bashar Assad, scoring direct hits. The strikes were in response to two rockets that hit the Golan Heights on Jan. 27. According to Israeli reports, the IDF was searching for tunnels under its northern border dug by Hezbollah.

Israel’s Foreign Minister tells party pols to distribute ‘Charlie Hebdo’ for free

TEL AVIV – Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman has told activists in his Yisrael Beiteinu party to buy up and distribute copies of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo for free. The directive came after Stiematzky, a leading Israeli bookstore chain, canceled plans to sell the magazine’s latest issue in stores, following threats of violence.

Arab-Israeli lawmaker Masoud Ganaim told the Israeli news website Ynet that selling the issue, which features a caricature of the Muslim prophet Muhammad on its cover, could lead to tension within Israel’s Muslim community.

Liberman called the Stiematzky decision a “capitulation to terror.” According to Ynet, he told Yisrael Beiteinu activists to buy thousands of Charlie Hebdo copies and give them out for free. “Israel can’t turn into an ISIS state,” Liberman told Ynet. “We won’t let extremist Islam turn Israel into a state that capitulates to threats and hurts freedom of expression.”

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