Israel news summary

Israel News for 6-28-2019

Terrorist Killed
A Palestinian in east Jerusalem shot fireworks at a border policeman who was patrolling the area. The policeman shot and critically wounded the attackers, who dies of his wounds. Security forces are on high alert today in Jerusalem.

Gaza Deal
An agreement, negotiated with the help of Egypt and the UN, has reportedly been reached between Israel and Hamas. According to the agreement, the Gaza fishing perimeter will be enlarged as of Friday at 10 am, Hamas will restrain protests along the Israel-Gaza border fence and prevent the launching of incendiary devices into Israel. Israel will resume the pumping of gas to Gaza’s power station and return around 60 fishing boats the IDF had confiscated from Gaza fishermen.

Dozens of fires have been started by incendiary devices in the past few weeks. The IDF has refrained from responding, and its current policy is to contain the situation.

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Elections Update
A new poll shows that 73% of Israel’s back the formation of a unity government with Likud and Blue and White and 63% are in favor of cancelling the elections.

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Former prime minister and defense minister Ehud Barak announced Wednesday evening the establishment of a new party to run in the upcoming election.

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Ayelet Shaked is exploring her options to join either Likud or the New Right.

The new leader of Meretz is calling for unity among the left-wing parties.