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Hamas Admits Holding Israeli Captives, Bodies

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,

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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

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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.

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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

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Egypt Discovers ‘Enormous’ Gaza Tunnels

Today’s Top Stories 1. Egypt discovered massive tunnels from Gaza into the Sinai large enough to drive trucks through. They’re unusually long too, which has the IDF concerned. YNet explains: These enormous tunnels, some of which stretch for over three kilometers, are designed to traverse the security zone Egypt set up between the border with

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Oberlin’s Trustees Denounce Professor’s Anti-Semitic Posts

Today’s Top Stories 1. Sanity prevails (for now) at Oberlin, as the college’s powers-that-be threw down the gauntlet on anti-Semitism. The Washington Post explains: Oberlin College’s Board of Trustees has labeled social media posts by Joy Karega, an assistant professor of rhetoric and composition, as “anti-Semitic and abhorrent” and has demanded that school leaders “challenge the assertion

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Egypt’s Parliament Expels Lawmaker Who Met Israeli Envoy

Today’s Top Stories 1. By a two-thirds vote, Egyptian parliamentarians expelled MP Tawfik Okasha for meeting with Israel’s Ambassador to Cairo, Haim Koren. I wonder if suspended Israeli-Arab MK Haneen Zoabi will show solidarity with the brave Egyptian lawmaker or the small-minded MPs who expelled him. 2. A letter by an Islamic State fighter to

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11.5% of Syrian Population Killed, Injured in Civil War

Today’s Top Stories 1. A report by the Syrian Centre for Policy Research on the conflict (picked up by The Guardian) finds 11.5% of population killed or injured. After five years of civil war, we’re talking about 470,000 dead, 1.9 million injured, and 45% of the population displaced: Of the 470,000 war dead counted by

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