Hamas rockets strike Jerusalem area, anti-tank missile hits civilian vehicle, Gaza envelope erupts

Hamas rockets strike Jerusalem area, anti-tank missile hits civilian vehicle, Gaza envelope erupts

Rocket barrages also targeted Ashkelon, Sderot and other towns in the Gaza Envelope.

By David Isaac, World Israel News

Arabs cheered at Jerusalem’s Damascus Gate as they watched a Hamas rocket reach the Jerusalem area on Monday evening around 6:00 p.m. Between six and seven rockets were fired in the barrage, which was directed at Jerusalem and Beit Shemesh, located approximately 30 kilometres (19 mi) west of the capital.

Air raid sirens were heard in both cities and the distant sound of Iron Dome explosions.

No injuries were reported as one rocket struck an outlying settlement in the Jerusalem area, hitting along the town’s outer ring of homes but not striking any houses. However, the blast sent glass shattering into nearby buildings.

The missiles have not led to the cancellation of Jerusalem Day events, including a major parade that began late Monday afternoon.

Around the same time as the rocket strike, an anti-tank missile was fired from the Gaza Strip at a civilian vehicle. Fortunately, the driver wasn’t hurt having been outside the car or able to extricate himself before the missile hit. Such attacks are rare events and the last time a civilian was killed by such a missile was in May 2019.

READ MORE HERE: Hamas rockets strike Jerusalem area, anti-tank missile hits civilian vehicle, Gaza envelope erupts (worldisraelnews.com)

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Videos: US warship seizes thousands of Chinese, Russian weapons likely bound for Iran-backed militias

On Thursday, the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG-61) intercepted a stateless dhow sailing through the Arabian sea with dozens of Russian anti-tank missiles, thousands of Chinese AK-pattern Type 56 assault rifles and hundreds of PKM machine guns, sniper rifles and rocket-propelled grenades launchers. The weapons shipment may have originated from Iran and have been bound for Yemeni rebels.

The Bahrain-based U.S. 5th Fleet announced the massive weapons bust in a Saturday press statement. The USS Monterey carried out the weapons bust with the assistance of its embarked U.S. Coast Guard Advanced Interdiction Team (AIT).

READ MORE HERE: Videos: US warship seizes thousands of Chinese, Russian weapons likely bound for Iran-backed militias | American Military News

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Feds seized phone records of Washington Post journalists in Trump-Russia probe

Jack Davis, The Western JournalBy Jack Davis, The Western Journal
Published May 9, 2021 at 7:33pm

The Washington Post reacted with anger after learning that its reporters were investigated after the newspaper published sensitive, leaked material concerning the Trump administration.

The Post on Friday revealed that three reporters were advised last week that their phone call records were reviewed by the Department of Justice as the Trump administration sought to investigate the vast amount of information leaked to the media in the administration’s early days.

“We are deeply troubled by this use of government power to seek access to the communications of journalists. The Department of Justice should immediately make clear its reasons for this intrusion into the activities of reporters doing their jobs, an activity protected under the First Amendment,” said Post acting Executive Editor Cameron Barr, according to the newspaper.

READ MORE HERE: Feds seized phone records of Washington Post journalists in Trump-Russia probe (wnd.com)

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Incredible video: Christian pastor dragged to jail for ‘inciting’ people to go to church

‘Gestapo is not allowed here!’

Jack Davis, The Western JournalBy Jack Davis, The Western Journal
Published May 9, 2021 at 7:18pm

Police in Calgary, Alberta, used newly given powers on Saturday to arrest two street preachers who did not require anyone to wear masks to attend their services.

Artur and Dawid Pawlowski face charges of organizing an illegal in-person gathering, inciting or inviting others to attend an illegal gathering, as well as promoting and attending the gathering, according to CBC.

The arrests were captured on video.

READ MORE HERE: Incredible video: Christian pastor dragged to jail for ‘inciting’ people to go to church (wnd.com)

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Watch: Biden Stumbles, Struggles to Speak for 41 Seconds Straight

President Joe Biden speaks during an event at the State Dining Room of the White House on Wednesday in Washington, D.C.CommentaryAlex Wong / Getty ImagesPresident Joe Biden speaks during an event at the State Dining Room of the White House on Wednesday in Washington, D.C. (Alex Wong / Getty Images)

President Joe Biden’s inability to think and speak clearly has raised questions about his health since his presidential campaign. Unfortunately, he is not showing any evidence that those concerns are misplaced.

On Wednesday, Biden struggled to speak for 41 straight seconds during a speech in the White House State Dining Room. He was attempting to discuss the impact of the pandemic on the restaurant business, but it was hard to hear that message amid his stumbling.

For nearly one minute of air time, Biden was slurring his words, mistaking millions for thousands and failing to effectively communicate any real point to the American people.

READ MORE HERE: Watch: Biden Stumbles, Struggles to Speak for 41 Seconds Straight (westernjournal.com)

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Biden cuts ‘God’ out of Day of Prayer proclamation

Instead tells ‘citizen’ to follow ‘their own faiths and consciences’

Bob UnruhBy Bob Unruh
Published May 6, 2021 at 11:18am

President Joe Biden this week cut “God” out of his proclamation for a National Day of Prayer.

Instead, he calls on “citizens” to follow “their own faiths and consciences.”

Just the News documented that “Lord” appears only once, when Biden uses boilerplate language regarding “In the year of our Lord two thousand twenty-one” and a reference to the “divine” only comes up only in a quote from the late Rep. John Lewis.

READ MORE HERE: Biden cuts ‘God’ out of Day of Prayer proclamation (wnd.com)

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‘People Want to Worship in Person’: Police Lockdown Church in Ontario after Ticketing Churchgoers

Image Source: Twitter Screenshot/Trinity Bible Chapel

Image Source: Twitter Screenshot/Trinity Bible Chapel

The battle between a Canadian church and the government has escalated as congregants fight for their right to worship in person, even after authorities locked the sanctuary doors last week.

Trinity Bible Chapel in Waterloo tweeted on Saturday, “Our building is now completely locked up and we are unable to use it to even record a sermon.”

READ MORE HERE: ‘People Want to Worship in Person’: Police Lockdown Church in Ontario after Ticketing Churchgoers | CBN News

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Trump Launches New Online Platform – With Only His Comments

“From the Desk of Donald J. Trump” goes live, offering a “place to speak freely and openly” for the ex-presidentSean BurchSean Burch | May 4, 2021 @ 1:50 PM

Four months after getting kicked off Twitter and Facebook, former President Donald Trump on Tuesday launched his own online platform dubbed “From the Desk of Donald J. Trump.” But the catch is, the platform is strictly for Trump to share his musings — there isn’t a way for followers to chime in.

You can check out the new platform — which is essentially a short-form blog — by heading to http://www.DonaldJTrump.com/desk.

“In a time of silence and lies, a new beacon of freedom arises,” says a 30-second video atop the site’s page. “A place to speak freely and safely.”

READ MORE HERE: Trump Launches New Online Platform – With Only His Comments (thewrap.com)

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