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Audit of UN Gaza Aid Finds Supervision Problems

Audit of UN Gaza Aid Finds Supervision Problems

Today’s Top Stories 1. Gaza construction funding was ‘incorrectly’ handled by non-staff UN personnel, according to an audit of the UN Development Program. It’s not pleasant to read about the lack of oversight. Taken together, the findings in the carefully manicured audit report — which was vetted by UNDP management at the affected office — point


Hezbollah Claims It Sent Drone Over Israel

Today’s Top Stories 1. Hezbollah claimed it sent the unmanned aerial vehicle that flew over Israeli airspace yesterday. Two Patriots missiles and an air-to-air missile failed to bring down the drone, which returned to Syria unharmed. Hezbollah claimed the drone was sent to photograph IDF maneuvers in the Golan. More at the Times of Israel and Defense


State Dept. Funded Anti-Netanyahu Campaign

Today’s Top Stories 1. A US Senate report revealed that US taxpayer money was indirectly used to influence Israelis to vote against Benjamin Netanyahu during last year’s Israeli elections. The State Dept. sent money to an organization called OneVoice, which channeled the money to V15 (short for Victory 2015), which raised suspicions in Jerusalem at


Israeli Drones Target Sinai Jihadis

Today’s Top Stories 1. Israel conducting drone strikes in Sinai with Cairo’s approval. Israeli media was all over this Bloomberg News scoop. A former senior Israel official said his country has conducted numerous drone attacks on militants in Sinai in recent years with Egypt’s blessing. He spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss confidential military


Lebanese Banks Shut Down Hundreds of Hezbollah Accounts

Today’s Top Stories *** Breaking News *** As this roundup was published, early reports broke of what the IDF is saying was “likely an intentional terror attack.”suspected Palestinian car-ramming attack at the entrance to the Neve Daniel settlement, near Jerusalem. Three soldiers were lightly injured and the Palestinian driver was hospitalized. 1. Lebanese banks shut down hundreds


Palestinians to Reportedly Cut Ties With Quartet

Today’s Top Stories 1. According to Arab media reports picked up by the Times of Israel, the Palestinian Authority has decided to sever ties with the Quartet, which consists of the United Nations, European Union, United States Russia. The Quartet on Friday released a long-awaited report on the peace process, which, for the first time in


13-Year-Old Israeli Girl Stabbed to Death

Today’s Top Stories 1. A 13-year-old Israeli girl, Hallel Yaffa Ariel, was stabbed to death in her bedroom this morning. The murderer, 17-year-old Palestinian named as Muhammad Taraireh, was shot and killed by responding security guards. YNet reports that Taraireh managed to climb over the security fence surrounding the Kiryat Arba settlement, which is located next to Hebron. The


Israel to Build Underground Wall Along Gaza Border

Today’s Top Stories 1. Israel plans to build an underground wall along its border with Gaza. According to YNet, the wall be “tens of meters” below and above ground and will cost NIS 2.2 billion, or more than a half-billion US dollars. 2. Did Hezbollah clash with Syrian regime soldiers? 3. The US is signalling


Is Hezbollah Going to War With Lebanon’s Banks?

Today’s Top Stories 1. Is Hezbollah responsible for an explosion outside the Beirut headquarters of a Lebanese bank? While Reuters reports that nobody has claimed responsibility, Lebanese officials don’t believe Islamic State is responsible, and Hezbollah hasn’t commented on the blast. Reportedly, BLOM Bank was particularly aggressive against Hezbollah’s accounts, which the US Treasury Department is