Media are chock full on rumors and speculation concerning recent terrorist threats. Among the results of these terrorist threats have been the closing of the Jewish Museums in Oslo and Trondheim; as these are seen as possible targets. Authorities have recalled police on holiday; among objects receiving extra security measures are the Israel Embassy and the Synagogue in Oslo.
Aftenposten 2014 07 25 p 8
Leftist Israeli author writes op-ed, states “compromise” only solution to peace., military solutions are not a genuine option.
KILLED AT SCHOOL
Vårt Land 2014 05 25 p 0, NTB, Not online
UNRWA states 9 civilians, including one baby, killed in attack on school, committed by the IDF.
INJUSTICE (IS THE )CAUSE OF LACKING PEACE
Vårt land 2014 07 25 p 34, 35, Tor Berger Jørgensen
Bishop of the Church of Norway makes strong attack on Israel; using Apartheid comparisons, putting all blame for recent conflicts on Israel. This attack was made during an anti-Israel demo in Bodø, in cooperation with leftist trade unions.
ISRAEL SUFFER GREATER LOSSES
Vårt Land 2014 07 25 p 9, NTB, Not online
32 IDF soldiers killed so far in Gaza conflict; Lt. Col Peter Lerner of the IDF states Hamas has improved capabilities and training since the last conflict. Numbers of civilian casualties are growing, the article states there is little prospect of an immediate ceasefire.
TAKES REFUGE IN CHURCHES OF GAZA
Dagsavisen 2014 07 25 p 16, 17, Mohammed Omer, Pay wall
Gazan inhabitants take refuge in Christian churches, being seen as safe havens. According to this article, some 1300 Christians reside in Gaza. Nothing is mentioned about persecution of Christians in Gaza during Hamas rule, though.
LITTLE HOPE OVER CEASEFIRE SOON
Dagsavisen 2014 07 25 p 17, NTB, Pay wall
Little hope of ceasefire in region soon, according to most commenters.
Verdens Gang 2014 07 25 p 18, 19
Harald Henden/ Harald Berg Sævareid
Pictures from the Kamal Edwan hospital in Gaza; depicting civilians killed in alleged Israeli attack. The article states discrepancies in reporting between local Gaza sources and IDF on what has actually taken part; shooting still ongoing in this area, making reporting too hazardous.
Verdens Gang 2014 07 25, NTB
Greek-orthodox church in Gaza open doors to refugees of all creeds. No mention made of persecution of Christians under Hamas.
NRK Verden 2014 07 24, Helge Carlsen
NRK’s commenter hedges his bets, describing Rivlin as “far right hawk” who dreams of a “greater Israel” between the Mediterranean and the Jordan River and also supports the settlers. On the other hand it is stated he has the support of the Left, many Arabs and is a “tough defender of democracy”.
Dagbladet 2014 07 25
Jewish Museum in Oslo closed over terrorist threats.