JERUSALEM Marian Hossa Womens Jersey , Sept. 10 (Xinhua) -- Israel has thwarted some 200 attempts of attacks by Palestinians since the beginning of 2017, said sources from the weekly cabinet meeting.
Speaking at the weekly cabinet meeting, Shin Bet chief, Nadav Argaman, announced the figure, saying that the thwarted attacks include attempted suicide attacks, shooting attacks and kidnapping.
Argaman added that the Shin Bet identified a sharp rise in the attack attempts started from July Gustav Forsling Womens Jersey , when Israel installed new metal detectors at the entrance to the flashpoint Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East Jerusalem, sparking a wave of protests and clashes between Palestinian worshipers and Israeli police.
The metal detectors were installed following an attack near the compound, in which three Palestinian-Arab citizens of Israel killed two policemen. The police forces then fired back and killed the three.
Over the past two months, Israeli security forces have identified more than 70 terror cells in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, Argaman said.
He stressed that the relative calm in the West Bank and Gaza Strip is "fragile" and will be easily violated by "religious events," such as the upcoming high Jewish holidays, during which thousands of Jews would visit the Al-Aqsa compound John Hayden Womens Jersey , a hilltop site holy to both Muslims and Jews, and the Western Wall, a holy Jewish site at the foot of Al-Aqsa.
Argaman noted that Hamas, the Palestinian Islamist organization that controls the Gaza Strip, is strengthening its ties in Iran while establishing a foothold in Lebanon. Hamas is preparing to another round of war, he said.
In 2014, Israel opened a 51-day-long offensive in Gaza Ryan Hartman Womens Jersey , killing 2,251 Palestinians, most of them civilians. At the same time, Gaza militants killed 72 Israelis, all but six were soldiers.
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WASHINGTON, Oct. 6 (Xinhua) -- Things are not looking good for U.S. Democrats just weeks before the midterm Congressional elections as experts expect Republicans to overtake the Senate and render the president a lame duck.
The political landscape is gloomy for the Democrats as millions of Americans are still out of work and a large chunk of Americans fret over the country's general direction six years into a Democratic administration.
Indeed Brandon Saad Womens Jersey , while last week saw the U.S. unemployment rate drop to its lowest in six years, much of the slide was because millions of Americans have stopped seeking full-time jobs, as the jobless rate is calculated based on the number of people actively seeking jobs.
The workforce participation rate, which measures the amount of individuals engaged in the workforce, stands at a paltry 62.7 percent -- the lowest since 1978.
Moreover, major election forecasting models give clear advantage to the Republican Party (GOP), which needs six seats to retake the Senate majority. The Washington Post's Election Lab on Monday put the GOP way ahead Artem Anisimov Womens Jersey , with a 78 percent chance of clinching the Senate, and the New York Times showed a 61 percent chance of the GOP gaining a Senate majority.
Election watchers and pundits are also paying close attention to how Americans view the direction of the country, as well as President Barack Obama's approval rating.
Both bode ill for Democrats, with 65 percent of Americans believing the country is on the wrong track, and the latter at a mere 43 percent, according to the latest Real Clear Politics poll average.
If those numbers translate into a major shakeup that shifts Senate control to the GOP, Obama will have little power in his remaining two years in office to push through any of his initiatives Richard Panik Womens Jersey , such as his years-long promise to enact comprehensive reform.
"Obama will become a lame duck if Republicans regain control of the Senate," Brookings Institution's senior fellow Darrell West told Xinhua. "Having majority control would allow (Republicans) to stop nominations they don't like and veto bills they don't want passed. Obama would have presidential veto power but that would only help him play defense, not offense."
The easiest states for the GOP to win are expected to be Montana, West Virginia, South Dakota, Arkansas, Louisiana and Alaska Alex DeBrincat Womens Jersey , as 2012 GOP White House candidate Mitt Romney won each of those states over Obama in the last presidential elections, noted Republican strategist Ford O'Connell in an interview with Xinhua.
However, one concern the Republicans have now is that Democrats have more cash on hand for the ground game -- being able to galvanize their base and get them out to the ballot box, O'Connell added.
TEHRAN, May 2 (Xinhua) -- The 30th Tehran International Book Fair opened here on Tuesday, with Italy as a special guest of this year's event.
Italian President Sergio Mattarella said in a written message that he feels honored that his country is the special guest of the cultural event, Tehran Times daily reported.
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Iran's parliament speaker Ali Larijani said in a speech during the opening ceremony that "this cultural event shows Iranians' interest in learning, as paying due attention to wisdom is highly recommended in Islamic thought."
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