Monthly Archives: August 2007
A soccer tournament had been held in a Palestinian Authority school in honor of Ziyad Da'as, the terrorist who engineered a machine-gun attack at a Bat Mitzvah celebration in Hadera in January 2002 where six people were murdered and more than 30 people were hurt.
IDF ground troops operated from Monday night through Tuesday night in the Khan Yunis area of the Gaza Strip. In the course of Operation Smell of Pines, at least eight Palestinians were killed and 14 were injured. One soldier from the Golani Brigade was injured.
Last week, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak made an unusual policy statement, ordering the Israel's military establishment was going to "take steps to reduce the level [of] draft-dodging" amongst healthy young men of draft age who are avoiding compulsory army service.