The Jerusalem Post's top 5 stories of July 4

IDF strikes 2 Syrian military targets following cross-border stray fire, Netanyahu invokes the 'spirit of Entebbe' in the global fight against terror and Israeli rapper survives assassination try.

July 4, 2016 17:24
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1. The IDF struck two Syrian Assad regime military targets on Sunday, it announced on Monday, in response to stray Syrian fire that hit an area adjacent to the northern security border fence.
Read more: IDF strikes 2 Syrian military targets following cross-border stray fire

2. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu landed in Entebbe, Uganda Monday afternoon to kick-off an historic  5-day trip where he is expected to meet with seven heads of state in four different countries.
Read more: Netanyahu invokes the 'spirit of Entebbe' in the global fight against terror

3. Rapper Yoav Eliasi, known as HaTzel (The Shadow), survived an assassination attempt last month, and came to the Knesset Monday to garner support.
Read more: Controversial Israeli rapper survives assassination attempt

4. Some 300 Hamas members and supporters – as well as 950 Hezbollah activists and members – are operating in Germany, the country’s domestic intelligence agency said in its annual federal report, the same numbers as were listed in its 2013 and 2014 reports.
Read more: Germany harbors 300 Hamas, 950 Hezbollah members and activists

5. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s announcement approving 240 Jewish homes beyond the pre-1967 lines in the east Jerusalem neighborhoods of Ramot and Har Homa, and 600 Arab homes in Beit Safafa, was met by a chorus of right-wing critics on Monday.
Read  more: Jerusalem mayor condemns approval of east Jerusalem construction as reactionary


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