מְקוֹמִי אשדוד חֲדָשׁוֹת, ישראל
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Gang rape in Ashkelon
Israeli police arrested five young men aged 20-25 on suspicion of gang rape of a 17-year-old girl.
The rape took place six months ago in an apartment in Ashkelon.
The girl filed a statement with the police on December 21.
To investigate the crime, a special investigation team has been created in the Lachish region. Four suspects are from the south of the country and one from the north.
In Lod, the body of a man was found who was shot
A 50-year-old man was found dead at the scene by paramedics Magen David Adom.
The police said they have begun an investigation into the alleged murder, which may be part of a conflict between the families.
American billionaire of Jewish origin Sheldon Edelson was buried on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem
Due to quarantine measures and at the request of the family, there were few people at the funeral ceremony. His wife Miriam Oxhorn was present.
Sheldon Edelson's body was brought to Israel from the United States the night before. At the airport, the plane was met by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
The Bank of Israel reports that on Friday, January 15, foreign exchange trading ended with a sharp increase in the dollar and the single European currency against the Israeli shekel
The dollar exchange rate rose by 3.691% and amounted to 3.231 shekels per $ 1. The euro exchange rate increased by 3.559% and amounted to 3.922 shekels per € 1.
Such a sharp drop in the shekel against major foreign currencies is caused by a statement by the Bank of Israel about its intention to increase purchases of foreign currency by $ 7 billion in 2021 to $ 30 billion a year.
January in Israel is the height of the persimmon season
Persimmon is a genus of subtropical and tropical deciduous or evergreen trees and shrubs of the Ebony family. Trees can live up to five hundred years. In many species, the fruits are edible, some tropical species are a source of valuable wood - ebony.
The third blockade began in Israel on Sunday in order to reduce the incidence of coronavirus
City streets are full of people, many shops have half closed their shutters, but they continue to trade. The number of cars on the roads has decreased by 20 percent. Schools operate in yellow and green cities.
Such a "blockade" almost annoys no one, but it will not lead to a decrease in new cases of coronavirus too quickly. Rather, the stake is on vaccination, but it is not yet known how and when it will work.