Jerusalem, 19 September, 2021 (TPS) -- IDF forces captured three armed Arabs who attempted to cross from the Gaza Strip into Israel on Saturday.
The three were armed with knives and wire cutters.
No one was injured in the incident.
The suspects were transferred for further questioning.
Infiltration attempts from Gaza into Israel occur several times a week. While they are often attempts by work-seekers to enter Israel illegally, the IDF treats all incidents as a terror attack.
Jerusalem, 14 September, 2021 (TPS) -- An Israeli couple was killed Monday night when the private plane they were flying toward Greece crashed.
The Cessna 182 Skylane they were flying took off from an airport in Haifa and crashed at the island of Samos.
The reason for the crash is unknown, but a technical problem is suspected as the cause.
The two bodies were recovered by Greek authorities.
According to Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority sources, a search and rescue operation was launched to recover the remains of the plane.
Jerusalem, 13 September, 2021 (TPS) -- An Arab terrorist on Monday morning attempted to stab Israelis waiting at a bus stop at the Gush Etzion Junction, south of Jerusalem.
IDF soldiers securing the site shot and injured the terrorist.
No Israelis were harmed in the attack. The terrorist was evacuated by an IDF ambulance to a hospital in Jerusalem in critical condition.
He was reportedly armed with a screw driver.
The Gush Etzion Junction has been the site of multiple terror attacks.
Jerusalem, 12 September, 2021 (TPS) -- Israel’s Ambassador to Vietnam Nadav Eshkar handed over on Friday medical equipment to the Vietnamese Foreign Ministry on behalf of the State of Israel to deal with the severe Coronavirus (COVID-19) wave that is sweeping the country.
The equipment was handed over to the Vietnamese Deputy Foreign Minister, Mr. Pam Kuang Hsiao in a ceremony attended by representatives of the Vietnamese Ministry of Health.
The equipment, which includes 10 respirators, is intended for a new field hospital opened in the city of Hanoi for the treatment of Corona patients.
In the coming days, Vietnamese will also be given about 10,000 medical masks, 20 oxygen generators, and antiviral plastic sheets to cover surfaces.
For many months Vietnam has managed to block the entry of the virus into its territory very effectively, but since May the country has been contending with a massive wave of infections.
Hsiao thanked Israel for the assistance and noted that it “reflects the growing friendship between Israel and Vietnam.”
Eshkar expressed hope that in a joint effort, Israel, Vietnam, and the rest of the world will “succeed in curbing the pandemic and leaving this crisis behind.”
Jerusalem, 9 September, 2021 (TPS) -- Foreign Minister Yair Lapid departed Wednesday evening for a brief diplomatic visit to Moscow and will hold a working meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.
He will also lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, meet with the staff of the Israeli Embassy in Moscow, and return to Israel on Thursday.
The Foreign Ministry did not state what the focus of the visit is.
Jerusalem and Moscow maintain an open line on the Syrian issue and ensure that Israeli operations in the country do not clash with Russian interests. This may be the reason for the meeting.