רקטת "חג'ים עסקלאן"
Rocket fire from Gaza at Israel
Palestinians in Gaza prepare to launch incendiary balloons into Israel

'Israel warns Hamas against disrupting World Holocaust Forum'

On eve of visit by dozens of world leaders, Channel 13 says IDF has made it clear it will strike terror group in Gaza despite international attention; Jerusalem believes Gaza rulers are behind recent incendiary balloon attacks

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Updated: 01.21.20 , 11:12
Israel has sent a stark warning to the Hamas terror group that it will respond forcefully to any attempts to disturb Thursday's Holocaust remembrance event in Jerusalem, which will be attended by dozens of world leaders.
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  • According to Channel 13 television, the IDF says it will if necessary strike Hamas in Gaza in response to any attacks, despite international attention.
    בלוני נפץ משוגרים לעבר רצועת עזהבלוני נפץ משוגרים לעבר רצועת עזה
    Palestinians in Gaza prepare to launch incendiary balloons into Israel
    According to the report, Israeli officials believe that Hamas is behind the recent round of incendiary balloons sent from Gaza into Israel over the past few days.
    תקיפות תקיפה צה"ל רצועת עזה תגובה צבע אדוםתקיפות תקיפה צה"ל רצועת עזה תגובה צבע אדום
    IDF bombing Gaza City in response to rocket fire at Israel earlier this month
    (Photo: AFP)
    Officials believe that Hamas could try to disrupt the Fifth World Holocaust Forum by launching more balloons into Israel or even firing rockets, the report said.
    מטען חובר לבלון תבערה בעוטף עזהמטען חובר לבלון תבערה בעוטף עזה
    An explosive device that was attached to a bunch of balloons sent from Gaza into Israel
    (צילום: ביטחון שדה)
    With 40 world leaders planning to attend, Thursday's somber commemoration at Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial is set to be one of the most important events ever organized by Israel.
    הכנות ב נתב"ג ל אירוע 75 שנה לשחרור אושוויץהכנות ב נתב"ג ל אירוע 75 שנה לשחרור אושוויץ
    Preparations at Ben-Gurion Airport for the arrival of dozens of world leaders this week
    Thousands of police officers and other security personnel will deploy from Tuesday, ahead of the arrival of dignitaries including German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Britain's Prince Charles, French President Emmanuel Macron, Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence.

    First published: 11:01 , 01.21.20
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