Wednesday, July 26, 2017

 

KNESSET VOTE ON BILL TO HINDER JERUSALEM WITHDRAWL ANNULLED.

JEWISH KING JESUS IS COMING AT THE RAPTURE FOR US IN THE CLOUDS-DON'T MISS IT FOR THE WORLD.THE BIBLE TAKEN LITERALLY- WHEN THE PLAIN SENSE MAKES GOOD SENSE-SEEK NO OTHER SENSE-LEST YOU END UP IN NONSENSE.GET SAVED NOW- CALL ON JESUS TODAY.THE ONLY SAVIOR OF THE WHOLE EARTH - NO OTHER. 1 COR 15:23-JESUS THE FIRST FRUITS-CHRISTIANS RAPTURED TO JESUS-FIRST FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT-23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming.ROMANS 8:23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.(THE PRE-TRIB RAPTURE)

LUKE 21:28-29
28 And when these things begin to come to pass,(ALL THE PROPHECY SIGNS FROM THE BIBLE) then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption (RAPTURE) draweth nigh.
29 And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree,(ISRAEL) and all the trees;(ALL INDEPENDENT COUNTRIES)
30 When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand.(ISRAEL LITERALLY BECAME AND INDEPENDENT COUNTRY JUST BEFORE SUMMER IN MAY 14,1948.)

JOEL 2:3,30
3 A fire devoureth (ATOMIC BOMB) before them;(RUSSIAN-ARAB-MUSLIM ARMIES AGAINST ISRAEL) and behind them a flame burneth: the land is as the garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness; yea, and nothing shall escape them.
30 And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.(ATOMIC BOMB AFFECT)

ZECHARIAH 14:12-13
12 And this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet,(DISOLVED FROM ATOMIC BOMB) and their eyes shall consume away in their holes,(DISOLVED FROM ATOMIC BOMB) and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.(DISOLVED FROM ATOMIC BOMB)(BECAUSE NUKES HAVE BEEN USED ON ISRAELS ENEMIES)(GOD PROTECTS ISRAEL AND ALWAYS WILL)
13 And it shall come to pass in that day, that a great tumult from the LORD shall be among them; and they shall lay hold every one on the hand of his neighbour, and his hand shall rise up against the hand of his neighbour.(1/2-3 BILLION DIE IN WW3)(THIS IS AN ATOMIC BOMB EFFECT)

EZEKIEL 20:47
47 And say to the forest of the south, Hear the word of the LORD; Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will kindle a fire in thee, and it shall devour every green tree in thee, and every dry tree: the flaming flame shall not be quenched, and all faces from the south to the north shall be burned therein.

ZEPHANIAH 1:18
18 Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them in the day of the LORD'S wrath; but the whole land shall be devoured by the fire of his jealousy: for he shall make even a speedy riddance of all them that dwell in the land.

MALACHI 4:1
1 For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven;(FROM ATOMIC BOMBS) and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.

And here are the bounderies of the land that Israel will inherit either through war or peace or God in the future. God says its Israels land and only Israels land. They will have every inch God promised them of this land in the future.
Egypt east of the Nile River, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, The southern part of Turkey and the Western Half of Iraq west of the Euphrates. Gen 13:14-15, Psm 105:9,11, Gen 15:18, Exe 23:31, Num 34:1-12, Josh 1:4.ALL THIS LAND ISRAEL WILL DEFINATELY OWN IN THE FUTURE, ITS ISRAELS NOT ISHMAELS LAND.12 TRIBES INHERIT LAND IN THE FUTURE

Knesset vote on bill to hinder Jerusalem withdrawal annulled-Opposition lawmakers had appealed legislation that was rushed through, saying no time to properly study it-By Times of Israel staff July 25, 2017, 5:40 pm

The chairman of the Knesset Constitution, Law and Justice Committee annulled a Tuesday vote advancing a bill that would make it harder to withdraw from parts of Jerusalem in a any peace deal.Nissan Slomiansky (Jewish Home) agreed to overturn the vote passed hours earlier after opposition lawmakers complained that the amendment was brought to a vote on a single day’s notice, preventing any serious debate, according to Israel Radio.The amendment to the Basic Law: Jerusalem would require the approval of 80 MKs — or two-thirds of the Knesset — for the handover of any part of the capital to a future Palestinian state.Following the cancellation, the committee is set to vote again on Wednesday. Then the bill is slated to face its first reading in the plenum later in the day.“The purpose of this law is to unify Jerusalem forever,” Jewish Home chairman Naftali Bennett said in a statement before introducing the legislation in June. “Reaching a majority of 80 MKs in order to divide Jerusalem is impossible and has no feasibility in the Knesset, which is why this law is so important.”Currently the Jerusalem Law, passed in 1980 and amended in 2000, states: “No authority that is stipulated in the law of the State of Israel or of the Jerusalem Municipality may be transferred either permanently or for an allotted period of time to a foreign body, whether political, governmental or to any other similar type of foreign body.”With no provision in the Basic Law specifying how it can be amended, it currently can be overturned with a simple majority. The Jewish Home proposal would add a clause requiring the super-majority.Raoul Wootliff contributed to this report.

Muslims maintain Temple Mount boycott after detectors removed-Waqf says it will make ruling about restarting visits to holy site after conducting study, in wake of Israeli decision to replace security measures-By Raoul Wootliff and Agencies July 25, 2017, 11:53 am-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL

Muslim leaders advised worshipers to continue to stay away from the Temple Mount on Tuesday, even after Israel removed the metal detectors and security cameras that touched off a boycott of the holy site.The Waqf Islamic trust, which administers the site, said a decision to continue the boycott was pending a review of the new Israeli security arrangements there.Ikrema Sabri, the head of the Supreme Islamic Committee in the city, said such a review might be completed later on Tuesday.Muslim worshipers have stayed away from the sacred compound since Israel installed metal detectors there last week following a terror attack at the site on July 14. Instead, they performed mass prayer protests outside the shrine, many of which devolved into clashes with Israeli security forces.Earlier Tuesday, Israel’s security cabinet said it would replace the metal detectors with “advanced technologies,” referring reportedly to cameras that can detect hidden objects, but said the process could take up to six months.Sabri told The Associated Press that “our position is that for now, nobody should enter” the shrine.A Waqf official told The Times of Israel that it was continuing the boycott of the Temple Mount until all security measures added after the attack are removed.The official noted that “the new high tech cameras” would not be accepted in place of the metal detectors.Waqf officials pointed to the increased police presence as an an example of security measures they demanded be removed in addition to the metal detectors.On Tuesday morning, worshipers were remaining outside and police and Palestinian protesters were gearing up for another tense round of afternoon prayers in Jerusalem’s Old City.Some 100 worshipers gathered next to the Lions Gate, outside of where the metal detectors had stood, in preparation for the prayers which they said would again not take place on the Temple Mount.Salah Abu Agrafa, who came for prayers with his two young sons, told The Times of Israel that the new security arrangements “defiled the holy site,” and he would only go on the Mount once the Waqf decided it was okay.“This is not a victory for us,” he said. “They took away the metal detectors, but they replaced them with X-ray cameras that can look at our women naked.”Abu Agrafa vowed to “continue the fight until we can worship without Israeli control.”While Israel has said it plans to install “smart cameras” that can detect weapons, police declined to comment on whether they had yet been installed.“Police units are patrolling the areas of the old city and the gates as security measures continue,” a police spokesman said.Dozens of Muslim women from the outlawed Murabitat group prostrated on prayer mats they had brought with them and spread on the stone floor of the Old City. Others shouted chants against Israeli authorities.“With our blood and our souls we will redeem Al-Aqsa,” they shouted. Another chant rallied against “Netanyahu the conqueror.”Bracing the soaring July heat, Waqf officials joined the protesters to hand out water, butter milk and dates.Facing the protesters stood dozens of Border Police armed with anti-riot gear, apparently ready for any violence that could break out, it as has done during prayers in recent days.The metal detectors were set up after a shooting attack on July 14, in which three Arab-Israeli assailants used guns smuggled into the site to kill two policemen guarding nearby.Israel closed the compound for two days and later reopened it with the metal detectors in place. The detectors and cameras were removed early Tuesday.In a statement the Waqf said it rejects “everything” done by the Israel at the site since the shooting attack on July 14, up until now.Mahmoud Aloul, a senior official in Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah movement, said Tuesday that any changes to the previous arrangements are unacceptable.“Israel is an occupying power and needs to take its hands from our holy sites,” he told the Voice of Palestine radio station.It was not clear if Aloul expressed the views of Abbas. The Palestinian president had announced last week that he was suspending all ties with Israel, including security coordination between his forces and Israeli troops in the West Bank, until the metal detectors are removed.As custodian, Jordan has the final say over Muslim policies at the shrine, but also needs to consider public opinion, including among Palestinians in the Holy Land. Israel retains overall security responsibility there.Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Jordan’s King Abdullah II spoke by phone late Monday to discuss tensions over the sacred esplanade in Jerusalem’s Old City, as well as a diplomatic crisis over a security guard at the Israeli Embassy in Amman who shot and killed two people after being attacked with a screwdriver. Jordan had demanded the guard be held and investigated, while Israel insisted he be brought home under diplomatic immunity. He and other embassy staff returned to Israel late Monday night.The Temple Mount, sometimes known as al-Aqsa, is the third holiest site of Islam and the holiest of Judaism, once home to the biblical Temples.The apparent deal over the metal detectors and the guard came amid intensifying US diplomatic efforts, with Shin Bet chief Nadav Argaman sent to Amman, and President Donald Trump’s Mideast envoy, Jason Greenblatt, meeting with Netanyahu in Jerusalem on Monday before heading to the Jordanian capital.In his phone call with Netanyahu, Jordan’s king stressed the need to “remove the measures taken by the Israeli side since the recent crisis broke out” and to agree on steps that would prevent another escalation in the future, Jordan’s state news agency Petra said.

Jordan mourners chant ‘death to Israel’ after deadly embassy shooting-Thousands gather to bury 17-year-old Mohammed Jawawdeh, who was killed Sunday when assaulting an Israeli guard with a screwdriver at the embassy compound-By AFP and Times of Israel staff July 25, 2017, 6:06 pm

AMMAN, Jordan — Thousands of Jordanians chanted “death to Israel” as they attended the Tuesday funeral of a teenage assailant shot dead by an Israeli embassy security guard.Mohammed Jawawdeh, 17, was killed Sunday, when he attacked the guard with a screwdriver at the embassy compound.A second Jordanian was also killed, apparently by accident, and will be buried Thursday.The killings sparked a standoff between Israel and Jordan amid tensions over the Temple Mount, where Israel imposed new security measures after a deadly mid-July attack on police.Mourners set off with Jawawdeh’s coffin from Wihdat city, home to a large Palestinian refugee camp east of Amman, towards the cemetery in nearby Umm al-Hiran, where he was buried.They carried pictures of the 17-year-old along with Palestinian and Jordanian flags, and chanted “Death to Israel”.“We will go to Jerusalem as martyrs by the millions,” they chanted.Jawawdeh’s uncle, Sami, said the family is urging Jordan’s King Abdullah II to avenge his death “because he is the one who can decide in such matters”.“Mohammed’s blood did not flow in vain,” he added, saying it paved the way for Israel’s removal early Tuesday of metal detectors at entrances to the Temple Mount, which houses the Al Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock.Israel had installed the devices following a July 14 attack in which three Arab Israelis killed two policemen who were on duty just outside the compound. They used firearms smuggled onto the mount.The move to bolster security at the access gates to the compound, seen by Palestinians as an attempt to assert Israeli control over the site, triggered Muslim outrage and deadly violence.The Temple Mount is administered by a Jordanian-controlled Islamic trust, and Amman has been highly critical of what it perceived as changes to the status quo at the holy site following the introduction of the metal detectors. Palestinians too had denounced the measures as a bid by Israel to assert control over the holy site, and Muslim leaders called on worshipers to boycott the site until the detectors were removed.Israel has repeatedly and vociferously denied changing the status quo or trying to do so.King Abdullah II of Jordan spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu late Monday, urging him to remove the devices.Thousands of Jordanians had demonstrated against Israel in Amman and other cities, calling for “resistance” to “Zionist attacks,” and demanding the cancellation of a 1994 peace treaty.Also on Monday, the security guard and other diplomats flew home after Amman investigators heard “his account of the incident,” a Jordanian government source said.A Jordanian inquiry confirmed that the Jordanian teen attacked the Israeli guard, when then shot him, also killing a second Jordanian national by accident. Israel said the guard, Ziv, acted in self-defense.Jordanian riot police deployed Tuesday morning around the Israeli embassy in a western Amman residential neighborhood, after activists posted online calls for an anti-Israel demonstration.

Jordan ‘kept Palestinians in the dark’ over Temple Mt. pact — official-Senior Ramallah official indicates the PA, which was apparently not included in talks to restore calm, will resume security cooperation with Israel-By Avi Issacharoff July 25, 2017, 4:17 pm-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL

Jordan did not consult with the Palestinian Authority about talks with Israel that led to the removal of metal detectors and cameras from the entrances to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, a senior Palestinian official said Tuesday.The official also indicated that the PA would renew its security coordination with Israel — frozen over the installation of the detectors — if Israel took “logical steps.”The detectors were set up last week in the wake of a terror attack at the holy site on July 14, in which three Arab Israeli terrorists used guns smuggled into the compound to kill two police officers standing guard nearby.“So far, the Jordanians have not presented us with any details of the agreement they reached and it’s not clear why,” the Palestinian official told the Times of Israel.Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Jordan’s King Abdullah II spoke by phone late Monday to discuss tensions over the sacred esplanade in Jerusalem’s Old City, as well as a diplomatic crisis over a security guard at the Israeli Embassy in Amman who shot and killed two people after being attacked with a screwdriver.Jordan had demanded the guard be held and investigated, while Israel insisted he be brought home under diplomatic immunity. He and other embassy staff returned to Israel late Monday night.The Palestinian official said it was Israel that informed the PA’s minister for civil affairs of its intention to remove the detectors and security cameras from the area.The PA would decide on its position after reviewing developments in the field, the official said.PA President Mahmoud Abbas was due to meet with activists from his Fatah party in Jerusalem later Tuesday, before meeting with the PA leadership in the evening.No decision has yet been taken on the possibility of restoring security cooperation, which Abbas suspended Sunday for the first time since taking office 12 years ago, the official said.He stressed that the leadership in Ramallah had “no intention of allowing any elements to harm stability and order” and vowed to “maintain our recognized obligations” — an apparent reference to the PA’s efforts to foil terror attacks on Israelis.“If steps taken by Israel are logical, it will be our intention to return to the past situation as far as coordination with Israel is concerned,” he said.The PA demanded that the situation on the Temple Mount be returned to what it was before the latest crisis, he said, cautioning that it would not countenance any other unilateral steps on the Mount on the part of Israel.American special envoy Jason Greenblatt is expected to meet with the PA’s chief negotiator Saeb Erekat and the head of Palestinian intelligence Majed Faraj to talk about the next steps forward.On Monday, as Greenblatt ferried from Jerusalem to Amman to try to help broker an end to the conflict on the Mount, Ramallah was conspicuously absent from his itinerary. During the day, the head of Israel’s domestic Shin Bet security agency, Nadav Argaman, was also in Amman to seek a solution to the standoff.Early on Tuesday, Israel’s security cabinet said it would replace the metal detectors with “advanced technologies,” referring reportedly to cameras that can detect hidden objects, but said the process could take up to six months.Muslim worshipers have stayed away from the sacred compound since the detectors were installed last week. Instead, they performed mass prayer protests outside the shrine, many of which devolved into clashes with Israeli security forces.A Waqf official told The Times of Israel that it was continuing the boycott of the Temple Mount until all security measures added after the attack are removed. The official noted that “the new high tech cameras” would not be accepted in place of the metal detectors.As custodian, Jordan has the final say over Muslim policies at the shrine, but also needs to consider public opinion, including among Palestinians in the Holy Land. Israel retains overall security responsibility there.Raoul Wootliff and agencies contributed to this report.

In peaceful protest, Muslims pray outside Temple Mount-Jerusalem Waqf says no decision made about cameras slated to replace metal detectors; meanwhile, worshipers told to avoid the site-By Dov Lieber July 25, 2017, 4:28 pm-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL

The head of the Jerusalem Waqf trust said Tuesday that his office would continue to tell Muslims to pray in the streets until the rollback of all new security measures enacted by Israel in the Temple Mount area.Following noon prayers, which passed peacefully, Sheikh Azzam al-Khatib al-Tamimi told the Times of Israel that no decision had been made as to whether the Waqf, which administers the Temple Mount, would accept alternative security arrangements being put in place by Israel, including “smart cameras.”Muslim worshipers have stayed away from the sacred compound since Israel installed metal detectors there last week in the wake of a July 14 terror attack carried out with guns that had been smuggled onto the Mount. Instead, they have performed mass prayer protests outside the shrine, many of which devolved into clashes with Israeli security forces.The detectors were removed early Tuesday morning, but metal railings and scaffolding placed by the police in recent days are still in the area where the metal detectors once stood, and Muslims are staying away in protest.Israel’s security cabinet said it would replace the metal detectors with “advanced technologies,” referring reportedly to cameras that can detect hidden objects, but said the process could take up to six months.One Waqf official as well as other Muslim worshipers in the Old City claimed Israel had already placed new cameras inside the compound. Police declined to comment on whether cameras had been installed.The metal detectors were set up by Israel following a July 14 attack in which three Arab Israeli assailants killed two Israeli police officers just outside the Temple Mount, having smuggled their weapons onto the site beforehand and having emerged from it to carry out the attack.For midday services on Tuesday, hundreds of Palestinians prayed in a parking lot belonging to the Waqf, just inside the Lions Gate to the Old City, meters from the Gate of the Tribes entrance to the Mount.Speakers used for the prayer service were placed on top of a car and the roof of a metal storage unit in which several cars were parked.The prayers ended peacefully and the worshipers dispersed.In addition to the Lions Gate, hundreds of Muslim worshipers attended afternoon prayers in Old City alleyways leading to the Temple Mount. At least 300 worshipers blocked the Al-Takiya Ascent next to the Mount.In areas outside the Old City that saw violent clashes on Friday, worshipers also prayed in the streets, prostrating themselves on prayer mats brought from home. Those prayers also ended peacefully without disturbances or clashes with police.Some worshipers said they were not prepared to accept any new security measures by Israel, including the smart cameras.Many of the worshipers expressed fears of the cameras.One worshiper, Ibrahim Mahmoud, said he was concerned that the cameras “would show the naked bodies” of those who passed by them.Another worshiper worried that the new cameras might cause cancer.“Israel wants to control who can enter the mosque. This is not a mall, it’s a mosque,” he said.While some said they were avoiding entering because the Waqf had yet to permit it, Mahmoud said the protests were being organized by “the Jerusalem street, who come here to pray five times a day.”“There is no Fatah or Hamas here. Just the people,” he said.Raoul Wootliff contributed to this report.

Furious Jordan MPs protest release of Israeli Embassy guard-Legislators scuffle and leave plenum as interior minister explains Israeli security guard killed two Jordanians while he was being attacked-By AP and Times of Israel staff July 25, 2017, 3:23 pm

An acrimonious session of Jordan’s parliament was cut short after lawmakers scuffled and then walked out in protest over their government’s handling of a deadly shooting at the Israeli Embassy in the kingdom.Interior Minister Ghaleb al-Zoabi presented the initial findings to lawmakers on Tuesday, saying an Israeli security guard opened fire, killing two Jordanians, after one of them attacked him with a screwdriver.He said Sunday’s shooting took place during a furniture delivery to a building linked to the embassy, meaning the incident was covered by diplomatic immunity rules.A video of the incident showed one lawmaker hitting another with a bottle of water as parliamentarians argue over the findings.Initially, Jordan had refused to let the guard leave without an investigation, but he and all other embassy staff returned to Israel on Monday.The legislators’ walkout reflected widespread anger in Jordan over the shooting, and ongoing tensions with Israel.Family members of the Jordanian attacker had accused the guard of killing in cold blood and demanded he be tried and executed.Israel and Jordan signed a peace agreement in 1994 and have enjoyed close, but sometimes cold official ties.The guard’s release was part of a larger effort to de-escalate tensions over the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, where the installation of metal detectors at access points following a July 14 terror attack had enraged local Muslims and prompted condemnation from Jordan. The Temple Mount is the most sacred place in Judaism and the third holiest in Islam.Israel’s Foreign Ministry said the Israeli guard was stabbed on Sunday evening by 17-year-old Mohammed Jawawdeh, who was in an embassy residence installing a bedroom set.Ziv opened fire on Jawawdeh, killing him and a second man, Bashar Hamarneh, at the site, in what the ministry said was self-defense.Some members of Jawawdeh’s family said he was killed in cold blood and demanded the Israeli guard be executed.Israel insisted that Ziv had diplomatic immunity and was therefore safe from arrest and interrogation by Jordanian police, according to the Vienna Convention for Diplomatic Relations. But Jordanian authorities initially refused to let the Israeli leave the country, stoking fears of a major crisis between Amman and Jerusalem.After the head of Israel’s Shin Bet General Security Service Nadav Argaman flew Monday to Amman for direct negotiations to resolve the issue and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke by phone with King Abdullah II, the embassy staff arrived back in Israel late Monday night. Minutes afterwards, the security cabinet voted to remove metal detectors from the Temple Mount, a move Jordan had demanded since Israel erected them following the deadly July 14 terror attack at the site.Also on Monday, US President Donald Trump’s special envoy Jason Greenblatt arrived in the region to help broker an agreement. He met with Netanyahu and later headed to Jordan.However, on Tuesday, Muslim leaders advised worshipers to continue to stay away from the site pending a review of the new Israeli security arrangements there that will include high-tech cameras to detect weapons.Prior to the stabbing at the Israeli Embassy compound in Jordan, ties were already fraying, with Jordan sharply criticizing Israel’s security measures at the Temple Mount. Walk-through metal detectors were installed after the July 14 terror attack in which three Arab Israelis, using weapons they had brought into the holy site, emerged and opened fire on police officers at the nearby Lions Gate of the Old City, killing two of them. The attackers then retreated into the Temple Mount where they were killed by pursuing police.Following the assault, the Jordanian parliament praised the terrorists who carried out the shooting less than a day after Abdullah II condemned the attack.The Jordanian parliament also prayed for the souls of the three terrorists who carried out the attack, Jordanian media reported at the time.“May the mercy of Allah be upon our martyrs who sowed and watered the pure land,” said Parliament Speaker Atef Tarawneh. “We will raise our heads through the sacrifice of the young Palestinians who are still fighting in the name of the nation.”He blessed the families of the three cousins, Muhammad Ahmed Muhammad Jabarin, 29; Muhammad Hamad Abdel Latif Jabarin, 19 and Muhammad Ahmed Mafdal Jabarin, 19, who carried out the attack.Tarawneh also blamed Israel for the shooting, claiming that the “occupation” of Jerusalem and the West Bank justified the killing.The Temple Mount, which houses the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock, is administered by a Jordanian-controlled Islamic trust, the Waqf. Amman had been highly critical of what it perceived as changes to the status quo at the holy site following the introduction of the metal detectors. Palestinians too had denounced the measures as a bid by Israel to assert control over the holy site and Islamic leaders called on worshipers to boycott the site until the detectors were removed.Israel has repeatedly denied changing the status quo or trying to do so.

IDF carries out searches in West Bank, detains suspect-Soldiers question Palestinian man following intelligence alert; residents of Talmon and Dolev settlements told to remain indoors-By Times of Israel staff July 25, 2017, 5:44 pm

A Palestinian was detained and interrogated by Israeli security forces in the West Bank on Tuesday, as the army launched searches following an intelligence alert that a two-man cell was planning a terror attack near the settlement of Talmon, northwest of Ramallah.Residents of the settlements of Talmon and Dolev, which lie just south of Halamish, the site of Friday’s deadly slaying of three members of the Salomon family, were instructed to stay in their homes, Channel 2 reported.Soldiers continued to comb the area after stopping the Palestinian for questioning. He was not immediately identified by the army.Security forces have been on high alert due to the tensions surrounding Israel’s decision to place metal detectors at the entrances to the Temple Mount after two Israeli police officers were shot dead just outside the compound on July 14, in a terror attack by three Arab Israelis who used guns they had smuggled into the holy site.Israel removed the metal detectors and advanced security cameras installed at the entrances to the Temple Mount on Tuesday, after the security cabinet voted for their removal in a bid to defuse the situation.On Friday, Yosef Salomon, 70, and his two children Chaya Salomon, 46, and Elad Salomon, 36, were stabbed to death by 19-year-old Palestinian Omar al-Abed. They had been celebrating Shabbat at home Friday evening.In initial questioning, Abed said he bought the knife two days before the stabbing, wanting to commit a terror attack because of the tensions surrounding the Temple Mount.On Monday, an Arab-Israeli man was stabbed by a Palestinian assailant in the Tel Aviv suburb of Petah Tikva, late in what police said was a terror attack.According to the Hebrew media, the assailant told police investigators that he carried out the attack in response to Israel’s actions at the Temple Mount compound in Jerusalem. “I did it for Al-Aqsa,” he reportedly said.

US Navy ship fires warning shots at Iranian vessel-American official says IRGC boat fast approached USS Thunderbolt, failed to heed calls to stop-By AFP July 25, 2017, 6:35 pm-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL

WASHINGTON — A US Navy patrol ship fired warning shots at an Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps vessel in the Persian Gulf Tuesday after it approached within 150 yards (137 meters), a US defense official said.“The IRGCN boat was coming in at a high rate of speed. It did not respond to any signals, they did not respond to any bridge-to-bridge calls, they felt there was no choice except to fire the warning shots,” the defense official told AFP on condition of anonymity.The incident occurred at about 3:00 a.m. local time in the northern Persian Gulf, when the Iranian vessel began to approach the USS Thunderbolt.After the US ship fired the warning shots, the Iranian vessel stopped, the official said, at which point the Thunderbolt continued on her way.The episode marks the latest in a series of close encounters between US ships and Iranian naval vessels.In January, the USS Mahan destroyer fired warning shots at four IRGC vessels that approached at high speed in the Strait of Hormuz.



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