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UNESCO declares: Ancient biblical city of Hebron is now 'Palestinian World Heritage site

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- Israel and Hamas are reportedly attempting to make a deal where Israel will release numerous Hamas convicts in exchange for Israeli civilians, including the body of an Israeli soldier.

- Hundreds of protesters gathered outside of the Israeli prime minister's house because, to them, the Attorney General isn’t moving fast enough with Netanyahu cases. Protesters waved signs saying "Free us from corruption" and "Netanyahu is a disaster."

- UNESCO declared that the old city of Hebron and the cave of the patriarchs are Palestinian world heritage sites and are being endangered by Israel.

- Noam Arnon, spokesman for the Jewish Community of Hebron, spoke at the ILTV studio to discuss the recently adopted UNESCO resolution declaring that the old city of Hebron and the cave of the patriarchs as Palestinian world heritage sites

- The Palestinian Authority is reportedly blocking fuel payments from the Gaza Strip to Egypt since Hamas has rejected Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's initiatives for reconciliation.

- The Israeli Defense Force is saying that former Hamas members were involved in an attack in Egypt on Friday, as the PA President Abbas meets with Egyptian President Abdel Fatah Al Sisi.

- Sculptor Gila Elyashar-Stocklisky and watercolor artist Haya White spoke at the ILTV studio about the all-women artist collective in Jerusalem called Studia.

- Israel’s top ranked men’s single tennis player, Dudi Sela, has ended his run at Wimbledon after suffering an injury during his match with Bulgaria’s Gri-Gor Dimitrov.

- The 20th Maccabiah games have officially begun. Jerusalem’s Teddy stadium on Thursday hosted about 10,000 Jewish and Israeli athletes from 80 different countries across the globe.

The Hebrew word of the day is ATLET, written אַתלֵט, which means "athlete."

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