Israel's population topped 9 million on country's 71st Independence Day

The population has grown more than 11-fold since the country was established in 1948.

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May 15, 2019 18:02
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Israel's population topped 9 million on country's 71st Independence Day

Victims of terror from Gaza. (photo credit: Courtesy)

 
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GAZA TERROR Violence soared between Gaza and Israel for three days until a ceasefire went into effect on May 6. Gaza terrorists fired some 700 rockets at southern Israel (150 of which were intercepted by Iron Dome missiles), killing four Israelis, while the IDF responded by striking Hamas and Islamic Jihad targets, killing some 30 Gazans. The Israeli fatalities were (from left) Moshe Feder, 68, a father of two killed by a Kornet missile while driving on a road near the Gaza border, Pinchas Menachem Prezuazman, 21, a father of two killed in a rocket attack on Ashdod, Ziad al-Hamamda, 47, a Bedouin father of seven, and Moshe Agadi, 58, a father of 4, both killed by rockets on Ashkelon. The Palestinians killed included Hamed Khudari, 39, whom the IDF said had been in charge of transferring money from Iran to Gaza and was struck in a targeted assassination.

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