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Israel to deport South Sudan refugees following formation of independent state
The Interior Ministry said Tuesday that thousands of South Sudan nationals must leave Israel or face deportation.
Anti-Aircraft Weapons Looted From Libya On The Way To Gaza
Israel is increasingly concerned that sophisticated anti-aircraft weapons looted from Libya on the way to Islamic militants in the Gaza Strip, an Israeli official.
“We have information that weapons are smuggled to Libya to Gaza,” an Israeli official said on condition of anonymity. “We know that Hamas is eager to improve his skills, in particular, anti-air capabilities and anti-tank.”
Mossad chief holds secret U.S. meetings on Iran nuclear threat, Senate panel reveals
Mossad chief Tamir Pardo held secret talks with top U.S. officials in recent days, cursory comments made during a public Senate hearing indicated on Tuesday.
IDF strike in Gaza kills leader of Popular Resistance Committees
Israel Air Force launched a strike on Palestinian targets in Gaza on Friday, killing the leader of the Popular Resistance Committees, the organization that captured former IDF soldier Gilad Shalit.
The IDF Spokesman said in a statement that that the attack targeted Zuhir al-Qaisi, the secretary-general of the Popular Resistance Committees, and his collaborator, Mahmoud Hanani.
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu: Illegal Immigration 'a National Calamity'
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that the infiltration of the migrants into Israel is a "national calamity in all fields -- the economy, state security," Israel Radio reports.
Saying that Israel has no obligation to advance illegal immigration into its borders, he explained that "if we do not act to stop the flood, we'll be washed away with it."