Three shipping containers containing tens of thousands of balloons on their way to Gaza were stopped and confiscated at the Ashdod port on 13 August 2018.
White House Adviser Jared Kushner is working to uncover the true number of Palestinian Authority (PA) refugees as part of a plan to close UNWRA.
A subcommittee of the Jerusalem municipality has approved plans to expand the American embassy in the city. Mayor Nir Barkat said that “this is another stage in establishing the status of the embassy in the capital of Israel.”
Russian Envoy for Syria Alexander Lavrentyev claims Russia has arranged a buffer of 85 kilometers (53 miles) for Iranian units near the Israeli border. Previously Israel rejected an offer to keep Iranian forces 100 km from the border.
Russia cannot compel Iranian forces to quit Syria, Moscow’s ambassador to Tel Aviv said on Monday, 30 July 2018, rebuffing a long-standing demand by Israel.
A Palestinian man was shot dead by IDF fire and a Palestinian teenager was shot by a sniper during violent demonstrations along the Gaza border fence on Friday, 27 July 2018.
The Israeli Foreign Ministry chastised the Cable News Network (CNN) last weekend after the network released a news brief which reversed the order of events in the latest clashes between Israel and the Hamas.
On Tuesday, 24 July 2018 the United Nations Security Council will discuss the latest escalation in Gaza.
In response to continued arson kite and balloon terror led by Hamas, Israel announced on 16 July 2018 that it is cutting off fuel and gas supplies to Gaza through the Kerem Shalom crossing, but allowing medicines and food to pass through.