Netanyahu: Future funds to rebuild Gaza must be linked to its demilitarization
In phone call with Netanyahu, Obama stresses need for ‘immediate’ Gaza cease-fire

Only one rocket landed in Ashkelon on Monday morning and the IDF returned fire at its source, proving what seemed to be the latest policy; defending Israel when necessary, but otherwise, holding fire.

The new policy of holding fire from ground and air in Gaza does not apply to the tunnels built by Hamas terrorists, however. Forces are still working to destroy them, the IDF says.

Army Radio reported that overnight Sunday, the IDF destroyed two tunnels. The report also quotes sources as saying the current situation is an “unlimited cease-fire,” in which Israel will only hit targets when provoked.

IDF spokesperson Moti Almoz told Army Radio on Monday morning that the “unlimited cease-fire means that we are prepared for the continuation of actions but are currently focused on the tunnels, and there are a few more that we need to work on.”

כא כִּי כְהַר-פְּרָצִים יָקוּם יְהוָה, כְּעֵמֶק בְּגִבְעוֹן יִרְגָּז–לַעֲשׂוֹת מַעֲשֵׂהוּ, זָר מַעֲשֵׂהוּ, וְלַעֲבֹד עֲבֹדָתוֹ, נָכְרִיָּה עֲבֹדָתוֹ. 21 For the LORD will rise up as in mount Perazim, He will be wroth as in the valley of Gibeon; that He may do His work, strange is His work, and bring to pass His act, strange is His act.
כב וְעַתָּה, אַל-תִּתְלוֹצָצוּ, פֶּן-יֶחְזְקוּ, מוֹסְרֵיכֶם: כִּי-כָלָה וְנֶחֱרָצָה שָׁמַעְתִּי, מֵאֵת אֲדֹנָי יְהוִה צְבָאוֹת–עַל-כָּל-הָאָרֶץ. {פ} 22 Now therefore be ye not scoffers, lest your bands be made strong; for an extermination wholly determined have I heard from the Lord, the GOD of hosts, upon the whole land. {P}
כג הַאֲזִינוּ וְשִׁמְעוּ, קוֹלִי; הַקְשִׁיבוּ וְשִׁמְעוּ, אִמְרָתִי. 23 Give ye ear, and hear my voice; attend, and hear my speech.
כד הֲכֹל הַיּוֹם, יַחֲרֹשׁ הַחֹרֵשׁ לִזְרֹעַ; יְפַתַּח וִישַׂדֵּד, אַדְמָתוֹ. 24 Is the plowman never done with plowing to sow, with the opening and harrowing of his ground?
כה הֲלוֹא אִם-שִׁוָּה פָנֶיהָ, וְהֵפִיץ קֶצַח וְכַמֹּן יִזְרֹק; וְשָׂם חִטָּה שׂוֹרָה וּשְׂעֹרָה נִסְמָן, וְכֻסֶּמֶת גְּבֻלָתוֹ. 25 When he hath made plain the face thereof, doth he not cast abroad the black cummin, and scatter the cummin, and put in the wheat in rows and the barley in the appointed place and the spelt in the border thereof?
כו וְיִסְּרוֹ לַמִּשְׁפָּט, אֱלֹהָיו יוֹרֶנּוּ. 26 For He doth instruct him aright; his God doth teach him.
כז כִּי לֹא בֶחָרוּץ, יוּדַשׁ קֶצַח, וְאוֹפַן עֲגָלָה, עַל-כַּמֹּן יוּסָּב: כִּי בַמַּטֶּה יֵחָבֶט קֶצַח, וְכַמֹּן בַּשָּׁבֶט. 27 For the black cummin is not threshed with a threshing-sledge, neither is a cart-wheel turned about upon the cummin; but the black cummin is beaten out with a staff, and the cummin with a rod.
כח לֶחֶם יוּדָק, כִּי לֹא לָנֶצַח אָדוֹשׁ יְדוּשֶׁנּוּ; וְהָמַם גִּלְגַּל עֶגְלָתוֹ וּפָרָשָׁיו, לֹא יְדֻקֶּנּוּ. 28 Is bread corn crushed? Nay, he will not ever be threshing it; and though the roller of his wagon and its sharp edges move noisily, he doth not crush it.
כט גַּם-זֹאת, מֵעִם יְהוָה צְבָאוֹת יָצָאָה: הִפְלִא עֵצָה, הִגְדִּיל תּוּשִׁיָּה. {פ} 29 This also cometh forth from the LORD of hosts: Wonderful is His counsel, and great His wisdom. {P}

MK Zev Elkin, Chairman of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, said that the IDF was not surprised at the extent and number of tunnels Hamas had built underneath Gaza. The way the IDF has been handling the issue in the past several weeks, he told Arutz Sheva in an interview, proves it.

Source Aruz 7


MK Elkin: IDF ‘Knew All About Tunnel Threat’

By Yaakov Levi

First Publish: 7/27/2014, 10:42 PM

IDF strikes rocket launchers, tunnel and 3 terror operatives

07/27/2014 12:43
The IDF on Sunday resumed striking targets in the Gaza Strip after Hamas rocket fire broke a UN requested humanitarian cease-fire to which Israel had agreed.Among the targets struck by the IDF were concealed rocket launchers, which were behind the projectile fire into Israel.

The IDF also struck a terror tunnel in Gaza, as well as three terror operatives.



IDF detects four tunnel shafts in Gaza on Saturday
07/27/2014 02:36

The IDF detected four tunnel shafts on Saturday. Givati, paratroopers, and the 7th Armored Brigade all took part in the operations to locate the shafts.

The IDF’s Engineering Corps has been working throughout the ground operation to locate, map out, and destroy Gaza’s tunnel network. Both conscripted and reserve Engineering Corps units, together with the elite Yahalom commando demolition unit, are leading the effort to track down and demolish Hamas’s networks.

All over the world, where there is Islam, there is killing, war, mutilating, kidnapping, stoning, executing, hate, threatening, terror- and planning a bigger terror — Death tolls are huge, war is unceasing, preparing to war as the purpose of life, They kill each others and also their neighbours in non-Islam societies.
When do the Islamic people wake up from that kind of medieval anarchy to modern time? Mostly, the big and small nations build eagerly up their own countries and their civilian life, but Islamic world are preparing themselves to destroy civilian order, and existence . And what those islamists have to give to the world: their fruitless deserts with bones, ruins and martyr blood. Why they dont see that? ´Why they dont ask , what is wrong with Islam. the religion which hates and kill.

and not only  buildings, but  the Temple of  Christ, Christian  believers, congregations  sowing  death and misery in Iraq, among the people which has suffered  because of human  cruelty since many tens of years

Abyss of Syria

July 25, 2014

At least 170,000 people have been killed, a third of them civilians, since the start of the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad.

Some nine million people, or a third of Syria’s pre-war population, have fled their homes. (BBC)


Suomalaiset työskentelivät pitkään Afganistanissa – tällaisia he olivat
Anne Lepikko/SEKL

Lippu on vedetty puolitankoon menehtyneiden työntekijöiden muistoksi Suomen Evankelisluterilaisessa Kansanlähetyksessä Ryttylässä.
Ulkomaat | 24.7.2014 | 20:20 | Päivitetty 20:221


Suomen Evankelisluterilainen Kansanlähetys ry kertoo, että Länsi-Afganistanissa kuolleet suomalaisavustustyöntekijät olivat työskennelleet Afganistanissa pitkään. Molemmat puhuivat sujuvasti paikallista darin kieltä ja tunsivat hyvin paikallisen kulttuurin ja kunnioittivat sitä.

Toinen työntekijä aloitti työnsä Afganistanissa ensimmäisen kerran vuonna 1999. Hän koulutti mielenterveysalan työntekijöitä ja kehitti sosiaalihuoltoa muun muassa kartoittamalla mielenterveysongelmien taustalla olevia sosiaalisia ongelmia.

Toinen työntekijä aloitti kehitysyhteistyössä Afganistanissa vuonna 1998. Hän oli juuri palannut maahan IAM-järjestön aluejohtajaksi. Hänen tehtäviinsä kuului naisten aseman ja toimeentulomahdollisuuksien parantaminen.

International Assistance Mission on vuonna 1966 perustettu kansainvälinen kristillinen järjestö, joka kehittää Afganistanin terveydenhuoltoa ja taloutta. IAM muun muassa kouluttaa silmäsairauksien ja mielenterveyden ammattilaisia sekä tekee vammais- ja lukutaitotyötä.

Afganistanissa on aiemminkin surmattu Kansanlähetyksen työntekijöitä. Vuonna 1980 Eeva ja Erik Barendsen murhattiin kotonaan Kabulissa.

Vuonna 2010 IAM menetti 10 työntekijää, kun sen liikkuvan silmäklinikan työntekijöiden kimppuun hyökättiin Nuristanissa Koillis-Afganistanissa.

Uhrien muistoksi pidetään hiljainen hetki perjantaina 25. heinäkuuta kello 12.


The Lancet, Volume 368, Issue 9541, Pages 1106 – 1118, 23 September 2006
doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(06)69440-3Cite or Link Using DOI
This article can be found in the following collections: The Lancet Core Clinical Collection; Public Health; Global Health; Infectious Diseases (Infectious diseases-other)

Human schistosomiasis

Prof Bruno Gryseels MD a Corresponding AuthorEmail Address, Katja Polman PhD a, Jan Clerinx MD a, Prof Luc Kestens PhD a


Schistosomiasis or bilharzia is a tropical disease caused by worms of the genus Schistosoma. The transmission cycle requires contamination of surface water by excreta, specific freshwater snails as intermediate hosts, and human water contact. The main disease-causing species are S haematobium, S mansoni, and S japonicum. According to WHO, 200 million people are infected worldwide, leading to the loss of 1·53 million disability-adjusted life years, although these figures need revision. Schistosomiasis is characterised by focal epidemiology and overdispersed population distribution, with higher infection rates in children than in adults. Complex immune mechanisms lead to the slow acquisition of immune resistance, though innate factors also play a part.
Acute schistosomiasis, a feverish syndrome, is mostly seen in travellers after primary infection. Chronic schistosomal disease affects mainly individuals with long-standing infections in poor rural areas. Immunopathological reactions against schistosome eggs trapped in the tissues lead to inflammatory and obstructive disease in the urinary system (S haematobium) or intestinal disease, hepatosplenic inflammation, and liver fibrosis (S mansoni, S japonicum).
The diagnostic standard is microscopic demonstration of eggs in the excreta. Praziquantel is the drug treatment of choice. Vaccines are not yet available. Great advances have been made in the control of the disease through population-based chemotherapy but these required political commitment and strong health systems.
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