October 21, 2014

Israel will not allow construction materials to enter the Gaza Strip if Hamas rebuilds infiltration tunnels destroyed by the IDF during Operation Protective Edge, Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon said on Monday.

During a meeting with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at his officein New York, Ya’alon expressed his concern over a Hamas claim that its members were continuing to dig underground passageways leading from the coastal enclave into Israel.

“We [Israel] want the resident of Gaza to live in dignity and prosperity, rebuild their homes and return to normal life. But, we are very worried. Just yesterday Hamas representatives said they intend to reconstruct the infiltration tunnels, instead of rebuilding the home of Gaza’s residents,” Ya’alon told Ban.


October 21, 2014

Donetsk chemical plant explosion rocks rebels’ meeting

4 hours ago

There has been a powerful explosion at a chemical plant in the rebel-held city of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine.

Windows were shattered several kilometres away, including those in the rebel administration building where pro-Russian separatist leaders were meeting.

It is not yet known if there have been any injuries.(BBC)

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