Israeli media spotlight on El Al’s historic passenger flight to Abu Dhabi and the start of the school year.
About 2.4 million children and adolescents have started the new school year in Israel’s schools and kindergartens, of which 169,000 went to first grade this year. At the same time, about 140 thousand students from 23 “red” settlements remained at home. The start of classes in these cities and towns has been postponed until at least Thursday, September 3, when cabinet members will gather again to discuss the problem of the work of educational institutions in settlements with a high level of coronavirus infection.
On Monday, August 31, Hamas announced that it had reached an agreement with Israel to end another round of confrontation. Hamas leaders report that the agreement provides for the lifting of all restrictions imposed on the Gaza Strip by Israel after the resumption of “fire terror” and rocket attacks.
At about 2:40 pm Israel time on Monday 31 August, an El Al aircraft (flight LY971) with the American and Israeli trade and diplomatic delegations on board landed at the Abu Dhabi airport, United Arab Emirates. In Abu Dhabi, the Israeli-American delegation was met by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the United Arab Emirates Anuar Gargash.
On Monday, August 31, the Ministry of Health published a list of “red” cities and towns. The list includes 23 settlements that have been “painted” red in accordance with the criteria set out in Ron Gamzu’s Traffic Light plan. These are Daliyat al-Carmel, Tira, Ein-Mail, Imanuel, Kafr-Qasem, Isfiya, Lakiya, Beit-Jan, Maale-Iron, Ibilin, Kafr Bara, Jaldzhulia, the regional council Shaar ha-Negev (Kfar Aza), Al- Batuf, local council of Kaabiya-Tabash-Hajajra, local council of Judeida-Makr, Umm El-Fahm, Jat, Tiberias, Beitar Ilit, Kafr-Kana, Rehasim, Zemer.