The most recent Hamas tunnel was built under the Kerem Shalom border crossing, the IDF confirming the tunnel was located using technology implemented along the underground barrier built on the border with the Strip.
Prime Minister Netanyahu will travel to India with a trade delegation from Israel on Sunday, the six-day tour to include meetings with Indian political and security officials and to center on increasing trade and business between both countries.
Chief of the Mossad Yossi Cohen addressed developments in Iran and the Islamic Republic’s “dramatically extremist ambitions” in the region, reporting that the Mossad “have eyes, ears and even more inside Iran.”
Prime Minister Netanyahu called for gradual cuts in funds to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA), following the United States announcement it would be decrease aid to the United Nations.
A senior Egyptian intelligence officer recently called on Egyptians to recognize Ramallah as a future Palestinian capital, stating “[If] Ramallah will be the capital of Palestine, to end the war and so no one else dies, then we [Egypt] would go for it.”
Israel is set to launch the world’s first autonomous nanosatellites to be flown in controlled formation towards the end of 2018.
The Israel Antiquities Authority made the discovery of an ancient clay seal impression during an excavation at the Western Wall Plaza. The artifact depicts two men in striped garments and reads “belonging to the governor of the city”.
The IDF retaliated to rocket fire from the Gaza Strip over the weekend, striking Hamas targets on Friday and Saturday.
Amir’s end of year and Middle East current events update on Iran, Syria, Hamas, Jerusalem and much more.
Israel’s population is close to 9 million entering 2018, the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics releasing its end of 2017 report on Sunday.