Israel: IDF launches major drill along border with Lebanon

The Israel Defense Forces said Thursday it has launched a week-long program of military drills in the north of Israel following recent heightened tensions with northern neighbor Lebanon’s Hezbollah terror group, the Times of Israel (TOI) reports.

Arabs say Al Aqsa Mosque in “danger” from red heifers, Palestinians call for uprising

As Palestinians in Gaza called for violence against Jewish Israelis, Arab media announced that the recent arrival of five red heifers in Israel represents a “danger” to the Al Aqsa Mosque on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, Israel365 reports. The five cows were brought to Israel by the US-based religious group Boneh Israel for the purpose of reinstating a Torah commandment associated with the Red Heifer.

IDF says ready for ‘week of fighting’ amid rocket barrages from Gaza

The Israel Defense Forces said Saturday it was prepared for a “week of fighting” against the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror group in the Gaza Strip, as over 200 rockets were launched at Israel from the coastal enclave, with the central city of Modiin targeted as well as southern cities and towns.

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