Russian Planes on Interception Missions; Norway Helps Guard the Strait of Hormuz; IDF Stops a Gaza Terrorist

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Russian fighter jets scrambled 20 times on interception missions in past week

Russian fighter jets have been scrambled 20 times in the last week on interception missions near Russian borders, TASS reported.

According to the defense ministry, 27 foreign aircraft were conducting reconnaissance near Russian borders in the past week. The ministry said that violations of the Russian airspace were prevented.

Norway to help guard shipping in the Strait of Hormuz

Norway’s foreign minister said on Thursday it was deliberating how to respond to a U.S proposal on forming an international mission to safeguard shipping in the Gulf, Defence 360 Europe reported.

Speaking at a joint news conference with her Iranian counterpart, Eriksen Soereide said the government was “considering a number of different measures” and would make an assessment based on information it gathered.

So far, Britain, Australia and Bahrain have joined the U.S.-led security mission to protect merchant vessels travelling through the Strait of Hormuz, a vital gateway for global oil supplies.

IDF stops Gaza terrorist entering Israel after grenades thrown at troops

The IDF stopped yet another terrorist from entering Israel near the southern community of Kibbutz Nachal Oz, late Thursday night. The Jerusalem Post reported.

“The gunman,” as a Hamas affiliated Telegram channel referred to the attacker, approached the Gaza ‘security fence’ and “hurled several grenades at IDF soldiers,” the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said in a tweet.

The IDF “troops charged and stopped the terrorist,” the tweet said.

Palestinian media sources reported that the terrorist was killed by IDF troops. No Israelis were reported injured in the incident.

The Hamas affiliated Telegram channel said the terrorist “was shot before crossing the border,” implying the armed Palestinian was attempting to enter Israeli territory.

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Source: TASS, Defence 360, The Jerusalem Post