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Tue. Sep 20, 2016 News from Israel

  • US President Obama delivers final UN speech
  • Palestinian youth eliminated after attempting to stab soldiers near Hebron
  • IAF fighter aircraft downs a Hamas drone

US President Barack Obama delivered his final speech at the UN Tuesday during the annual General Assembly. In his last appearance, Obama also addressed the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and called on Israel to end the occupation.

Also In his last speech at the annual UN General Assembly, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addressed the political stalemate between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on his way to New York that he would call in his UN General Assembly speech for a uniform international standard for the war against terror.

A Palestinian terrorist armed with a knife arrived at an IDF security post in the town of Bani Na’im in Hebron in an attempt to stab soldiers and was eliminated. No injuries among the IDF soldiers were reported. The terrorist, 16-year-old Isa Salem Tehara, attempted to stab the soldiers at the security post. The IDF soldiers at the scene quickly spotted him and prevented the terror attack by shooting him. A large number of police reinforcements were deployed to Jerusalem and Hebron in light of the recent terror attacks. Meanwhile the condition of the police woman who was stabbed Monday, near Herod’s Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem remains critical.

IAF fighter aircraft shot down a drone launched by Hamas, which was flying above the Gaza Strip near the coast. The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit stated that the drone was under the surveillance of the IAF once it took off from the ground. The drone was shot down when it was still in the airspace above the Gaza Strip. The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit stated that the military will not tolerate any violation of Israel’s airspace and will decisively act against any such effort.

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