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Hamas Minister: Israel Engineering an Earthquake to Attack Al-Aqsa

Hamas Minister of Religious Affairs warns the Muslim world that Israel is trying to collapse Al-Aqsa Mosque with ‘artificial earthquake’ as a reason to build third Temple.

By Dalit Halevi, Ari Yashar


Ismail Radwan, Minister of Religious Affairs in Gaza’s Hamas government, claims that Israel is trying to cause an artificial earthquake to totally collapse the Al-Aqsa Mosque on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. According to Radwan, Israel is attempting to do so to establish the Third Temple.

The comments came at an event organized by female students of the College for Professional Applied Sciences. In response to the supposed “earthquake attack,” Radwan called for a general national enlistment to the military, and to support the mosque by having fixed presence at the site. Continue Reading »

7th Quake in a Week – This Time in Eilat

Israel’s unusual week of mini-earthquakes continues. Unlike previous tremors, this latest earthquake was felt in southern Israel.

By Ari Soffer


Israel’s unusual period of seismic activity continued today (Wednesday), as yet another small earthquake was felt – this time in the southernmost Israeli city of Eilat.

Although epicenter of the quake, which registered 3.3. on the Richter Scale, was located in the Egyptian town of Taaba, tremors were registered in the Israeli resort city. No damage or injuries occurred.

This is the seventh such mini-earthquake in a week, and Israel has been abuzz with speculation as to whether such a rare string of tremors could portend a much larger earthquake. Continue Reading »

5th earthquake hits Northern Israel in past week – 3.3 this time

IDF’s Home Front Command releases earthquake guidelines amid recent tremors; latest quake centered northeast of Lake Kinneret.





A 3.3 magnitude earthquake struck in Israel’s North on Tuesday morning, the fifth tremor to hit the area in the last week.

Richter Scale [file photo]

Richter Scale [file photo] – Photo: Pichi Chuang/Reuters

No injuries or damage were reported in the earthquake.

The Geophysical Institute of Israel said that the quake’s epicenter was some five kilometers northeast of Kibbutz Ginosar near Lake Kinneret.

In light of the recent rash of earthquakes to hit the North, the IDF on Monday sent out a statement, calling on citizens to refresh their knowledge of earthquake procedure.

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Second earthquake in week – 3.6-mag hits Northern Israel


For 2nd time in 3 days, mild earthquake shakes Kinneret, Hula Valley region.

Israel’s northern residents were woken from sleep as 3.6 magnitude tremor shook homes during night: ‘Bed, windows really moved,’ resident reported.

By Maor Buchnik



A mild earthquake was felt in the Lake Kinneret and Hula Valley region at around 2:30 am Saturday night, the Geophysical Institute of Israel has confirmed.

3.6 on Richter scale — Photo: Reuters

According to the institute, the quake – the second in Israel this week – registered a light 3.6 on the Richter scale. No injuries or significant damage was reported. Continue Reading »

15 Second Earthquake Measuring 3.5 hits Northern Israel


Lake Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) was the center of 3.5-magnitude earthquake.

No injuries or major damage reported. Tiberias resident: ‘We thought a disaster was coming!’

By Ynet reporters


A mild earthquake measuring 3.5 on the Richter Scale hit north Israel Thursday night. So far there have been no reports of injury or damage. The Geophysical Institute of Israel said the quake’s epicenter was in Lake Kinneret. It was felt at around 9:20 pm.

Tiberias lakefront - Photo courtesy by Wikimedia Commons

Tiberias lakefront – Photo courtesy by Wikimedia Commons

Another Tiberias resident told Ynet: “All the neighbors stepped out of the building; they thought it was about to collapse. Continue Reading »

Eilat region experiences 4.9 earthquake

Eilat residents reported feeling an earthquake

 at 2:52 pm, the shortly afterwards US information center confirmed: 4.9 earthquake originating in Sinai.

By Lital Gana

Earthquake in Sinai and Eilat: An earthquake shook the southern resort town of Eilat Saturday afternoon.

4.9 quake felt in Eilat - Photo Danny Solomon

4.9 quake felt in Eilat – Photo: Danny Solomon

At 14:52 Eilat residents sent Ynet emails reporting the quake. “I live on the third floor and I the couch moved,” Dima wrote.

Ynet received numerous emails from local citizens reporting a 10-second quake. No injures or damage have been reported.

The Geophysical Institute of Israel has confirmed citizens’ reports that a 10-second earthquake was felt in the Eilat region. Continue Reading »

Christchurch mayor looks to Israeli example in wake of massive earthquake

Mayor Parker referred to Israeli ‘entrepreneurship’ and ‘innovation’ critical capabilities he says burgeoning city will require to sustain vast economic recovery.


Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker radiates a remarkable sense of calm for a man whose city was virtually leveled following a two-year string of earthquakes and aftershocks. The 59-year-old former broadcaster seems undaunted by the Herculean task of rebuilding the New Zealand city in the wake of last February’s tragedy, in which a 6.3-magnitude earthquake took the lives of 185 people – including three Israelis.

Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker. Photo courtesy of Christchurch Mayor's Office.

Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker - Photo courtesy of Christchurch Mayor's Office.

This week Parker joined dozens of his peers in Israel at the International Conference of Mayors, co-sponsored by the American Council for World Jewry, Israel’s Foreign Ministry and the Union for Local Authorities.

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5.3 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Israel

5.3 earthquake felt in areas from northern Israel to central Israel. No injuries. Epicenter believed to be in Cyprus.

An earthquake rocked Israel on Friday evening, shortly before 10:00 p.m. local time, and was felt in areas from northern Israel to central Israel.

According to a Channel 10 News report, the police in the Northern, Central and Tel Aviv Districts said they received hundreds of phone calls from citizens who felt the earthquake. Local residents reported feeling objects and buildings move for about 15 to 20 seconds. There were no reports of injuries or damages.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake measured 5.3 on the Richter scale and its epicenter was in Cyprus. Continue Reading »

Minor earthquake felt in northern Israel

Earthquake measuring 3.7 on Richter Scale felt north of Metula as well as in Kiryat Shmona and Safed. No injuries or damage reported.

3.7 on Richer Scale Photo: Shutterstock

3.7 on Richer Scale - Photo: Shutterstock

A 3.7 magnitude earthquakewas felt in northern Israel on Wednesday morning. The Geological Survey of Israel told Ynet that the quake’s epicenter was in south Lebanon and that it was primarily felt north of Metula. Israelis reported feeling the quake in Kiryat Shmona, Shlomi and Safed as well. No injuries or damage were reported.

“I suddenly felt the earth shaking below me,” Bracha Cook from Kiryat Shmona told Ynet. “It wasn’t scary, just odd. Continue Reading »