A man was killed Tuesday morning when he fell from a hot air balloon flying in the north of the country.
The police stated that it received a report about a man in his 20s who apparently fell from a hot air balloon and as a result was killed on Route 60 near Balfouria.
Police officers arrived at the scene and launched an investigation into the circumstances of the case.
The victim was a crew member who for some unknown reason hanged on to the balloon during takeoff and fell from a height onto the road.
The police blocked the road in both directions for a period of time.
Israel’s leadership expressed shock and sorrow following the murder of British Member of Parliament Sir David Amess.
Ali Harbi Ali, a 25-year-old Briton from Somalia, stabbed and murdered Amess on Saturday. British authorities are treating the incident as an act of terrorism.
Prime Minister Naftali Bennett sent his “heartfelt condolences to the family and loved ones of British MP Sir David Amess. He was a true friend of the Jewish community and the State of Israel. His tragic loss will be felt by many.”
Former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated that he was “deeply shocked to hear of the horrific slaying of David Amess. A true friend of the State of Israel and the Jewish People, he was cut down while serving the constituency which he loved so much.”
“We grieve with the people of Britain over the tragic loss of a great parliamentarian and a great friend,” he added.
Foreign Minister Yair Lapid sent his “deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Sir David Amess. He always stood with the Jewish community and was a true friend of Israel.”
Knesset Speaker Mickey states he was “deeply shocked by the dreadful murder of Sir David Amess MP. Sir Amess was a great friend of Israel and a valued member of the UK-Israel Parliamentary Friendship group, who will surely be missed by all. Our hearts go out to his family, friends and constituents.”
“A murder of a democratically elected representative is a crime against all freedom-loving nations. We stand together with House of Commons Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle in defense of our shared values and send a clear message that hatred, radicalization and terrorism will not prevail,” he said.
An Arab terrorist throwing rocks at Israeli cars in the Benjamin region was shot and injured by IDF troops on Tuesday night.
The IDF stated that its soldiers identified a number of suspects who threw rocks at Israeli vehicles driving on Road 55 near the Arab village of Azzun and endangered the passengers.
The soldiers, “who were in a secret ambush at the point, acted to thwart the danger,” shooting hitting one of the stone-throwers.
The soldiers provided the terrorist with primary medical care on the spot, arrested him, and transferred him for further medical care.
Israeli Minister of Energy and Jordanian Minister of Water Sign Deal to Double Water Supply from Israel to Jordan
Israel’s Minister of Energy, Karine Elharrar and Jordanian Minister of Water and Irrigation Mohammed Al-Najjar met in Jordan Monday for the signing of the agreement for the Joint Water Committee.
The ministers met within the framework of the Joint Water Committee (JWC) of Israel and Jordan for the signing ceremony of an agreement that will secure the doubling of the annual water supply from Israel to Jordan throughout the coming year, with the possibility of an additional year.
In July, Foreign Minister Yair Lapid met with his Jordanian counterpart, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi, and agreed that Israel will sell Jordan an additional 50 million cubic meters of water this year, totaling in 100 cubic meters.
Elharrar stated that the signing of the agreement is “an unequivocal statement that we want good neighborly relations. I sincerely hope that this agreement will be the harbinger of more cooperation between Israel and the Kingdom of Jordan, which will benefit both peoples in contending with today’s challenges.”
The meeting “highlights the importance of Israel-Jordan ties in strengthening neighborly relations and promoting cooperation among countries of the region, the importance of cooperation on the issue of water as an impetus for promoting further relations between countries, and the solidarity that exists between neighbors who are all facing water shortages due to climate change and regional demographics,” the Israeli Foreign Ministry stated.
However, the Jordanians remained silent on the meeting and on the signing of the agreement.
Several dozen Muslims rioted and clashed with the police at the Damascus Gate at the entrance to the Old City in Jerusalem on Sunday night.
The rioters threw rocks at police and set trash cans on fire in protest of damage allegedly caused by municipal construction work to a Muslim cemetery in the area.
The police used crowd control means to disperse the rioters.
One rioter, a resident of the city in his 30s, was arrested.
The Damascus Gate, one of Jerusalem’s flashpoints, has been the scene of repeated Muslim rioting in recent nights.