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Friends and relatives seen mourning during the funeral ceremony of Shahar Melamed, at the Kibbutz Nirim cemetery in southern Israel, near the Gaza border on August 27, 2014. Melamed, the deputy security officer for Kibbutz Nirim, died yesterday by a mortar fired from Gaza, shortly before the current ceasefire came into effect. Israel and Hamas reached a ceasefire agreement brokered by Egypt, bringing the 50-day war to an end. Photo by Hadas Parush/Flash90 *** Local Caption *** ÷éáåõ ðéøéí
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Video: Real People Real Stories Part 2: The Death of Shahar Melamed

Video: Real People Real Stories Part 2: The Death of Shahar Melamed

In Part 2 of this 3 part series, Miri tells the story of her uncle, who was killed by a Hamas mortar shell, in front of his family, while trying to fix the kibbutz’s electrical poll.


Wealthy Palestinian, 19, Behind Bus Bombing; Hamas Claims Responsibility.

Today’s Top Stories 1. Israel confirms that a 19 year old from a wealthy Palestinian family was behind a bus bombing last week, as Hamas claims responsibility. Bomber’s mother calls his attack, “self defense.” 2. France plans to hold peace summit on Israeli/Palestinian conflict, but will Israelis and Palestinians want to take part? 3. Jews arrested by Israeli police


Israel to Build Hi-Tech Gaza Barrier

Today’s Top Stories 1. Within two years Israel to complete a new Gaza barrier with tech that senses incursions above and below ground. 2. Members of a Jewish terror network suspected of several attacks on Palestinians in the West Bank, including the firebombing of buildings that had people inside, have been arrested by Israeli security


Israel Watches as Egypt Transfers Key Islands to Saudis

Today’s Top Stories 1. Israel’s watching this development carefully: Egypt relinquished control of two islands in the Straits of Tiran to Saudi Arabia. The move settles an Egyptian-Saudi maritime dispute and paves the way for the two countries to build a bridge linking Saudi Arabia to Sharm El-Sheikh, which is at the tip of the


Israel Halts Cement Deliveries to Gaza Over Hamas Theft

Today’s Top Stories 1. Fed up with Hamas stealing cement for Gaza reconstruction, Israel suspended deliveries of building materials to the Strip. Israel placed tight restrictions on construction material to prevent Hamas from rebuilding its tunnel network; Hamas, however, has managed to obtain the goods. More on the story at the Jerusalem Post and Times


Hamas Admits Holding Israeli Captives, Bodies

Today’s Top Stories 1. Hamas, for the first time, acknowledged holding two Israelis captive (Avraham Mengistu and an unidentified Bedouin, both wandered into Gaza), and holding the bodies of Lt. Hadar Goldin and Sgt. Oron Shaul (both killed fighting in Gaza during the 2014 war). 2. YNet: The UN censored an Israeli exhibit about Zionism,


Hamas ‘Disengaging’ From Muslim Brotherhood

Today’s Top Stories 1. Kissing up to Egypt, Hamas is removing Muslim Brotherhood slogans and images from the Gaza Strip. According to Asharq al-Awsat: It is thought that this surprising step is linked to the agreement that was concluded last week with Egyptian intelligence leaders. The agreement concerns the disengagement of the Palestinian organisation from


Israel Mourns Istanbul Terror Deaths

Today’s Top Stories 1. A suicide bomber in killed four people in central Istanbul including three Israeli tourists. Hurriyet identified the three as Simha Siman Demri, Yonathan Suher, and Avraham Goldman. In all, 39 people were injured, including 11 Israelis. The Times of Israel and YNet have more on who the killed and injured Israelis are.


Financial Crisis Hits Hamas Brigades

Today’s Top Stories 1. For the first time, Hamas’ financial crisis is hitting its brigades, Asharq al-Awsat reports: The sources said that “the Al-Qassam Brigades are a red line for Hamas and have always been unaffected by any financial or political crises. However, the organisation was forced to impose cuts on the salaries of the