HEADLINES FROM THE IZRAELI PRESS

HEADLINES FROM THE HEBREW PRESS

 

HA’ARETZ

1. DECLINE IN FIRING OF ROCKETS AT ISRAEL; SOUTHERN RESIDENTS STAY IN SHELTERS

Three Palestinians killed, including a 13-year-old boy. Two GRADs hit Be’er Sheva due to Iron Dome failure. No classes today either.

 

 

MA’ARIV

1. IDF PREPARING FOR CONTINUED FIGHTING

Last night: Security establishment expresses satisfaction over protection provided by Iron Dome; preparations being made to step up attacks in the coming days. DM: „Current round is liable to drag on, patience is needed.”

 

 

YEDIOT AHRONOT

1. (…).

CHILDREN UNDER FIRE

After another day of sirens and rocket hits: Pupils in the south to stay home this morning as well. Behind the scenes: Egyptian-mediated contacts in attempt to reach ceasefire.

YISRAEL HAYOM

1. OUR HEARTS ARE WITH THE SOUTH

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2. TODAY TOO: PUPILS IN THE SOUTH TO STAY HOME Escalation enters its fourth day: Firing continues, Iron Dome intercepting most rockets. Despite protection: Three hits on Be’er Sheva. Netanyahu visits Iron Dome battery: „We will continue to act as necessary.” Last night: Reports

that were denied about ceasefire. Islamic Jihad threatens: We will strike at longer ranges.

 

WALLA!

1. GRADS LAUNCHED AT ASHDOD AND BE’ER SHEVA; 15-YEAR-OLD KILLED IN GAZA

Iron Dome batteries intercept eight rockets since this morning. Palestinian youth killed in rocket hit on gas station in northern Gaza Strip, and five of his friends wounded. IDF continuing to operate throughout the Strip.

 

 

NANA10

1. BARRAGES AT BE’ER SHEVA AND ASHDOD, FIVE GRADS INTERCEPTED BY IRON DOME

Twelve rockets launched at Be’er Sheva, Netivot and Ashdod, several exploded in open areas and five were intercepted by the IDF. 139 rockets explode in Israel since last Friday. Last night: Rocket caused damage.

 

 

[Headlines for Walla! and Nana10 are from their websites as of 12:00.] ______________________________

SUMMARY OF OP-EDS FROM THE HEBREW PRESS

Yediot Ahronot notes that, „The media paid only minor attention to a study, according to which 94% of Arab high school students from „a high socio-economic strata” are interested in continuing to academic studies; a third of them to medicine.” The author claims that, „The Israeli Arab mother has taken the place of the Polish mother. Perhaps, paradoxically, because her father and husband and all the village elders forbade her from expanding her horizons, she wants for her children what she herself was unable to attain.”

Ma’ariv remarks that, „While Israel is coping with a new escalation, the US President has published an announcement expressing sorrow over the mistaken killing of 16 innocent Afghan citizens. It has happened before and it is happening now. Here and there, there are also soldiers who are quick to pull the trigger. In every place in the world, and in Israel less than in any place in the world. Also in the current wave of violence in the south, innocent citizens on the Palestinian side will be hurt. That is what happens when Hamas terrorists use citizens as human shields. In the current wave as well Israel is trying to find a needle in a haystack. It is not simple. The attempt to hit only Hamas personnel and others who are launching rocket demands intelligence, effort and will. Indeed, it is possible to do what the US did in Fallujah and destroy entire compounds, people, mosques and all, because there is almost no other way to combat these human animals. But Israel tries; with the will, the ability and the courage, and, especially, with success.”

Yisrael Hayom remarks that, „The firing of GRAD rockets at Beersheba, Ashkelon and Ashdod creates a complicated reality. But the impressive resilience of the residents of the south has a national strategic importance of the utmost value. It has a sharp message to whoever tries to break it apart. The residents of the south are a vital anchor in the deterrence of the State of Israel and of the Israel Defense Forces.”

BreuerPress-info