Tue. May 21, 2013 Israel News
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- For first time, Assad regime claims responsibility for firing at Israel
- IDF chief warns Syria’s Assad
- Be’ersheba Bank shooting victims laid to rest
IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz said Tuesday that the Syrian regime would suffer the consequences of any more attacks on Israel, responding to the exchange of fire between Israel and Syria on the border overnight Monday. The government of President Bashar Assad assumed responsibility for the attack. “We will not allow the area of the Golan Heights to turn into an easy target for Syrian attacks,” Gantz said. Syrian forces fired at Israeli forces on Monday night, the third such incident this week.
The four victims who were shot to death on Monday in a bank in Be’ersheba were laid to rest. The victims were the bank’s manager avner cohen his deputy Meir Zeitun and two citizens anat even haim a mother of 3 and idan savri who just finished his army service .the mother of itamar alon the gunman told channel 2 news that she was devastated and full of sorrow for the victims and their families and she could not explain why her son did what he did.
One day after the massacre at the Bank Hapoalim bank branch that left four people dead, it was revealed that a Bedouin man wounded in the incident, who covered another wounded man with his own body to protect him, was taken to the hospital in handcuffs for fear that the massacre was a possible terror attack. The Jewish casualties were not handcuffed. The wounded man remains in intensive care. Four other people were lightly wounded in the shooting and have since been released from the hospital.
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And finally a number of streets in Jerusalem were closed for the haredi wedding of the decade – the wedding of the belzer rebbe grandson. Tens of thousands of haredim participated in the celebrations. The wedding was broadcasted to various locations in the world.
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