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Israel Press Review of 28/10/2016
Israeli Press Review
Israel Press Review of 28/10/2016

Major Headlines 
  • Eight-year old Palestinian children with knives arrested outside West Bank settlement

Two Palestinian children carrying knives were detained outside a West Bank settlement, south of Jerusalem, on Wednesday, the Times of Israel reports.

“A short while ago forces identified and apprehended two Palestinian children under the age of ten near the community of Migdal Oz,” the army said. “During the initial questioning the children admitted to have been sent, armed with knives, in order to carry out a terror attack.”

The two were spotted near the security fence.

IDF spokesperson Peter Lerner said the pair were just eight years old.

“When two eight-year-old children are sent on a mission to attack Israeli civilians it is clear that the hateful rhetoric that echoes within Palestinian society abuses the most vulnerable of minds,” he said.

Click here to read the full article in Times of Israel


  • Eilat airport closes as rain pours down on city

Eilat's airport stopped flights on Friday morning among strong rainfall in the region that began on Thursday night, the Jerusalem Post reports.

By Friday morning, 32 millimetres had fallen in Eilat, 10 millimetres more than the yearly seasonal average.

Rain hit central Israel earlier on Thursday, marking the first rainfall of the season.

Israel's southern and eastern regions also saw scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms on Thursday. The risk of flash flooding in the desert valleys in the South and East also remained in effect for Friday.

Click here to read the full article in Jerusalem Post


  • Jerusalem kicks off “game changing” new business district

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat and Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz attended a cornerstone-laying ceremony on Wednesday evening for a new business district at the entrance to the capital, flagged as a “game-changer” for the city and one of the most prominent business projects in the country, the Times of Israel reports.

“This project we are initiating is a game-changer for Jerusalem. It is the biggest, most significant and essential project for the future of the city,” said Barkat in an emailed statement to The Times of Israel. “Jerusalem after the completion of this new business district will be different from before,” transformed from a city with stalled economic growth and a declining population to “an attractive city for young people,” competitive and empowered.

With an investment of NIS 1.4 billion by the government and the Jerusalem municipality, the Jerusalem Gateway project district will spread out over an area of approximately 700,000 square meters (173 acres), starting from the Chords Bridge that greets visitors at the entrance to the city and leading to a renovated Binyanei Ha’uma – International Convention Centre and right up to Ben Zvi Boulevard.

“The project is huge and will create an area that will be completely integrated with the rest of the city and throbbing with cultural and commercial activities during the day and the night,” Lior Grunhaus, a vice president of Eden, the municipal company that is managing the project, said. 

Click here to read the full article in Times of Israel

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