Soldiers Who Sacrificed Their Lives in Israel-Hamas War

Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers have stood ahead to defend their country as well as people living in it and several of them have lost their lives in this more than three week old Israel-Hamas war. The following soldiers have fought to protect the civilians of the country and lost their lives in the fight. May they all rest in peace.

When the terrorists infiltrated Israel through a tunnel from Gaza, Sergeant Nadav Raimond lost his life in the attack. In the same attack, Sergeant Daneil Kedmi, Sergeant Barkey Ishai Shor, Sergeant Sagi Erez and Sergeant Dor Dery also lost their lives fighting against the entry of the terrorists.

Staff Sergeant Eliav Eliyahu Haim Kahlon, the brave soldier of Israeli forces, lost his life in the mortar fire along Gaza border. In the same fire, Corporal Meidan Maymon Biton, Sergeant First Class Barak Refael Degorker, Corporal Niran Cohen and Staff Sergeant Adi Briga were also killed.

In the fight that took place in southern Gaza Strip, Staff Sergeant Moshe Davino, the man who was known to give his best in all the fights, lost his life.

On 22nd July 2014, Chief Warrant Officer Rami Chalon died due to his painful wounds after being seriously injured on Gaza border.

Apart from the above mentioned soldiers, there are also many others who sacrificed themselves to protect their country. We sincerely salute for them from all our hearts.

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Ebola Has Spread To the Most Populous City – Nigeria

First death takes place due to Ebola, one of the deadliest viruses, in Nigeria, the most populous city in Africa. Right after the first patient died due to Ebola virus in Nigeria, the hospital where his death took place has been evacuated as well as quarantined. This is stated as the first reported case to reach this city.

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On 20th July, Patrick Sawyer, a Liberian finance ministry consultant, died right after his flight landed at the airport of Lagos. He died while being treated at First Consultants Hospital. It was clearly stated by the officials that he died due to Ebola virus, which made people aware about its spreading in the city. The health officials then stated that the nurses as well as the doctors that came into contact with Sawyer have also been isolated and are currently being monitored.

Jide Idris, Lagos state health commissioner, said, “The private hospital was demobilized (evacuated) and the primary source of infection eliminated.”

Right after this case, the number of cases of Ebola continues to rise in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia, where more than 1,200 people have been infected, according to the reports of World Health Organization.

 

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24 Hour Cease Fire Accepted By Palestinians

The Israel-Hamas war has been going on since last 3 weeks now and despite of all the international efforts taken by different countries from around the world, Gaza remains under firing of rockets and blasting noises. Israel has hit government buildings, symbols as well as television station of Hamas militant group in the coastal enclave.

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This has been stated as one of the most intense bombardments of the war in order to dismantle the rocket launching capabilities of the group and destruct the tunnel network that has been used by Palestinian militants to funnel fighters as well as weapons into Israel.

After all the damages caused to each other, Palestine Liberation Organization has proposed a 24 hour humanitarian cease fire. However, Sami Abu Zuhri, the spokesman of Hamas stated that there is a resistance to announce the position of Hamas on truce.

Abu Zuhri said, “When we get an Israeli commitment with international guarantees regarding a humanitarian truce, then we will study it. But to declare a unilateral cease-fire while the occupying forces are killing our children, this will not be.”

In no way Hamas belongs to PLO since the organization has a Hamas rival, President Maumoud Abbas’ Fatah faction.

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UN Calls for Ceasefire in GAZA

Although both the sides proposed to agree to truces at different timings, Hamas and Israel have launched new attacks on each other, continuing with the war and destroying the areas furthermore, despite of so many deaths.

Several international efforts took place to put a full stop to the devastating three week old war in Gaza. However, none of the efforts seemed to have worked, leading to the continuation of war. Now, an intensified call for immediate ceasefire has been made by the U.N. Security Council on Monday.

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United Nations looks forward to have an “immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire” in the war that has already led to deaths of more than 1,036 Palestinians and around 43 brave Israeli soldiers.

Israel held its fire for the night as the Palestinians have started celebrating Eid al Fitr holiday that puts an end to the month of Ramadan, which is stated as the fasting month for Muslims.

Considering the extended efforts of U.N., Benjamin Netyanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel said, “Israel is not obliged and is not going to let a terrorist organization determine when it’s convenient for them to fire at our cities, at our people, and when it’s not. We’ll take the necessary action to protect our people, including, by the way, continuing to dismantle tunnels. That’s our policy.”

 

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Sarah Palin Launches Her Online Channel

Sarah Palin, the former vice presidential candidate, has always been comfortable with herself being one of the most watchable celebrities of America. She has always enjoyed this status since her first joining of presidential campaign for John McCain. She has now given us another memoir by launching a new online channel.

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She is going to be the star of her own internet channel called The Sarah Palin Channel, which was launched on Sunday night. She will be seen in one of the shows on her own channel, called Variety Reports.

Palin says, “We’ll go directly to the root of the problems confronting America. We’ll talk about the issues that the mainstream media won’t talk about. We’ll look at the ideas that I think Washington doesn’t want you to hear.”

According to the 50 year old Palin, her created network is nothing but a ‘community’ for which an individual has to pay a subscription fee of $9.95 per month or $99.95 per year. The users can even interact with Palin through this channel by sending their questions to her and can enjoy reading a blog that is created and maintained by Palin’s 24 year old daughter, Bristol.