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November 13, 2018

U.K. Secretary of State for International Development Penny Mordaunt

"Penny Mordaunt has told cabinet colleagues that she wants Britain to withdraw from UNESCO, the UN cultural and education body.

The international development secretary's request to end the 11.1 million funding at the end of next year raised concern among colleagues including Theresa May and Michael Gove, as well as in the Foreign Office.

Ms Mordaunt's department ranks UNESCO as its worst performing multilateral agency. She believes that its work does not meet her spending criteria for international aid.
Ending funding for Unesco was first proposed by Priti Patel, Ms Mordaunt's predecessor, in 2016 but vetoed by Mrs May."


Israelis inspect the damage in an apartment that was hit by a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip, in the southern Israeli town of Ashkelon on November 12, 2018

'The rocket fell through the living room': Israelis describe terror of barrage Document

An Israeli man stands inside a house that was hit by a rocket fired from Palestinian terrorists in Gaza

Palestinian Terrorists in Gaza Fire Rocket That Kills Palestinian Man, Wounds Two Israeli Women, in Israeli City of Ashkelon Document

November 12, 2018

The bus hit by a mortar launched from Gaza

Israel came under a heavy rocket barrage from Gaza on Monday, a day after a deadly flare-up in which an Israeli soldier and seven Palestinians were killed.

A mortar directly struck a bus in southern Israel, severely wounding a 19-year-old Israeli.

The Israel Defense Forces activated the Iron Dome missile defense system and intercepted several projectiles. Rocket sirens sounded throughout southern Israeli communities, including in Be'er Sheva, Ashkelon and Sderot.

A short time later, the IDF said it struck several targets in the Gaza Strip.

Earlier, Palestinians had reported an Israeli artillery strike on the northern Gaza Strip, near a Hamas position. No injuries were reported.

The alleged strike came a day after a 41-year-old Israeli officer was killed and another was moderately wounded during an operation in the southern Gaza Strip.

At least seven Palestinians were killed, including a commander in Hamas' military wing. Hamas claimed that six of the casualties were part of its organization.

Also on Monday, the Islamic Jihad vowed to avenge Sunday's operation.

Massive Rocket Barrage Launched at Israel From Gaza; Bus Directly Hit Document