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The Palestinian Authority has paid out close to a million dollars in financial support to terrorists and their families, a watchdog group has said.

Palestinian Media Watch has accused the PA of paying 3,248,900 shekels ($916,150.85) in financial rewards to Hamas terrorists over the past 16 years and has raised the salaries of two of them from 6,000 to 7,000 shekels a month (from $1,700 to $2,000).

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After heading to the polls for the second time in half a year, Israelis are left in almost the same quandary as last time: The vote was more or less split down the middle and any leader given the nod to form a coalition will face many challenges in doing so.

In April’s election Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main rival Benny Gantz of the Blue and White party both garnered 35 votes. Netanyahu, who had a better chance at rallying a majority of seats for a coalition in the 120-seat Knesset, was given the nod to form a government. He failed to do so which is why the country went back to the polls so soon.

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The Israeli women’s lacrosse team scored major points last week when the players found a way to gift cleats to the entire Kenyan team who had been playing all this time without them.

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Two Israeli sisters who are studying at the University of Indianapolis were scared to find swastikas drawn inside their dorm room just after arriving on campus for the fall semester. Michal and Shira Sasson, who are twins, are now juniors at the college and have been attending there and playing on the basketball team for years now.

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“I congratulate Alejandro Giammattei on his election as president of Guatemala. He is a friend of Israel and I am convinced that together we will strengthen the excellent cooperation between the countries” —Netanyahu said in a statement.

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