News Of The Day – March 31st
Israel Suffers Three Deadly Attacks In One Week
Five people were shot dead by a Palestinian gunman near Tel Aviv on Tuesday, Israeli police said, marking the third such attack in Israel within a week. The attack started in the city of Bnei Brak, just east of Tel Aviv. A police spokesperson said a preliminary investigation found that at least one assailant used an assault rifle against civilians in several locations before being killed by local police forces. The death toll from Tuesday’s attack brings the number of people killed in such attacks in the last week to 11. Read more about the attacks here.
Defense Attorneys For Megachurch Pastor Charged With Sex Crimes Says Evidence Was Fabricated
Megachurch pastor Naason Joaquin Garcia, who is accused of multiple sex crimes, says prosecutors have fabricated evidence in his case. n a motion filed on March 15, defense attorney Alan Jackson and his team argued that the case against Garcia is based on false evidence. The California Attorney General’s Office alleges that Garcia, pastor at La Luz Del Mundo, groomed and raped teenage girls from his congregation. He was arrested in the summer of 2019 and charged with human trafficking, production of child pornography, forcible rape of a minor and other felonies committed between 2015 and 2019. Read more about the motion here.
University Of Washington Sparks Outrage After Freezer Full Of Aborted Baby Parts Exposed
The University of Washington School of Medicine is reportedly keeping aborted human fetuses and organs in rows of labeled boxes and paper bags in a walk-in freezer. The grim discovery was made earlier this month by the Progressive Anti-Abortion Uprising, a left-wing organization, alongside members of several other anti-abortion groups that located the freezer at the university’s Birth Defects Research Laboratory. The activists found the freezer by following a paper trail of invoices that recorded the purchase of various fetal body parts by universities and research labs across the country. Read more about the discovery here.
Ukrainian-American Pastor Kidnapped By Russians Is Released
A Ukrainian-American pastor who was recently kidnapped from his home by Russian forces has been released, his family confirmed. Pastor Dmitry Bodyu of Word of Life Church in Melitopol was taken by about 8 to 10 Russian troops on the morning of March 19. On Monday, however, his wife, Helen Bodyu, announced that he had been sent free and returned home. “Dear friends! Thank you all so much for your prayers!!! Dmitry is home. He’s doing well, wrote Helen on Facebook. Thank you for your participation, for your concern, help and love! God is good!!! Praise the Lord!” Read more about his release here.