In the heart of Zarqa, Jordan, a local cafe named Gosta Coffee has stirred up a significant controversy with a new addition to its menu, the 'HolaGosta' coffee. This coffee's name alone raises eyebrows, as it combines elements of the word "Holocaust" with the cafe's name, Gosta. The cafe's social media pages, with tens of thousands of followers, became the platform for this unexpected and shocking revelation.
The Shin Bet and the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) jointly announced on a Sunday morning that they had successfully concluded two large-scale divisional operations in the regions of Judea and Samaria, following several days of intensive counter-terrorism efforts.
Israel, the United States, and Hamas appear to be on the verge of reaching a significant agreement aimed at securing the release of dozens of women and children who were kidnapped and taken to Gaza on October 7th. In exchange for their release, the parties are considering a five-day ceasefire, marking a potential turning point in the ongoing conflict. Sources with knowledge of the negotiations reported these developments on Sunday morning.
On October 7, tragedy struck in Beeri when Yehudit Weiss was abducted along with hundreds of other Israeli citizens, and her life was brutally taken by terrorists in Gaza. The somber news of her fate came to light as the 7th Division executed an operation near Shifa Hospital, where her lifeless body was discovered. The heart-wrenching loss had already been compounded by the recent mourning for Shmulik Weiss, Yehudit's husband, who had also fallen victim to this wave of violence. The family, in their grief-stricken state, had fervently and tirelessly pursued every conceivable avenue to bring Yehudit back home. However, their efforts had been in vain, and they were left with a poignant message: "It is too late for us, but it is crucial that we rally behind all the families of the abductees and demand the safe return of their loved ones."
On Wednesday morning, Israel made a significant decision to allow UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency) trucks to refuel at the Rafah crossing. This decision came after UNRWA announced a complete halt to its humanitarian activities in Gaza due to a severe lack of fuel and equipment. The move was influenced in part by intense pressure from the Biden administration, which sought to ensure that all requirements of UN organizations within the Gaza Strip were met.