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The Israeli military this week discovered an 18th cross-border tunnel from the Gaza Strip into Israel.
 
The tunnel was discovered during construction of an underground barrier designed to prevent such infiltrations. After the last war with Gaza in 2014, Israel discovered 17 tunnels dug by Palestinians into Israel. Construction of an underground wall was soon after approved by the government.

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What would have been a great example of true peace turned out to prove why it will be hard to strike a “peace” plan with the Palestinians: An official in Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah party was fired after it was discovered that four Jews attended his son’s wedding.

Radi Nasser, mayor of Deir Qaddis said he had no knowledge of the religious Jews being invited to the wedding and he even said he kicked them out when he discovered they were there! Palestinian media reported that the ultra-Orthodox Jews were settlers.

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A delegation from Qatar delivered $15 million in relief funds for Palestinians living in Gaza on Sunday in an effort to relieve the humanitarian crisis there and promote ceasefire efforts. Qatar also transferred some $10 million to Israel to buy fuel for Gaza’s power plant.  

Envoy Mohammed Al-Emadi is planning to meet with Hamas officials and to personally deliver some of the money to Gaza residents. According to a United Nations report, 53 percent of Gazans live in poverty and 80 percent depend on international aid. In addition, electric, sewage and water supplies in the coastal enclave suffer from an unreliable infrastructure.

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Some 30 fundraising accounts associated with the anti-Israel Boycott Divestment Sanctions movement have been shut down after an Israeli investigation exposed their connections to terrorist organizations.  
 
Israel has been operating a behind-the-scenes operation for two years in order to expose organizations connected to the BDS movement. The Strategic Affairs Ministry said Monday that the investigation exposed the boycotters “human rights” facade and has shown them for what many of them are: supporters of terror groups that have vowed to wipe out the Jewish state.

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Palestinians are planning mass protests and the media is going berserk after U.S. Ambassador David Friedman said in an interview be believes Israel has the right to “retain” some of the Israeli communities in the West Bank.
 
The media, using part of Friedman’s interview with and subsequent article by The New York Times, has reported that the ambassador used the words “annex” and “unilateral.”

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