Israeli-Palestinian conflict: Israeli forces kill six Palestinians: Israeli undercover soldiers kill four Palestinian militants wound three in a gun-fight in Tulkarm. An Israeli sniper kills Hussam Hamdan, a member of Hamas in the Gaza Strip. Israeli troops and 30 tanks push into northern Gaza, killing a Palestinian policeman. These come in response to the attacks of August 4 listed above.
Gods: A God of the SunApollo, was reborn this day in Brooklyn, New York. Apollo was associated with law, philosophy, and the arts. One of the most important Olympian Gods. He is considered the ideal of manly beauty, so that a very handsome man might be called an “Apollo.” He is also the God of poetry and music. Apollo replaced the Titan Helios as the Sun God; however, the Greeks didn’t delete Helios completely but referred to both of them as the Sun Gods.
A massive explosion in Jalalabad at the maintenance facility of the Afghan Construction and Logistics Unit, a private construction company, kills at least 10 and injures 25, damaging 50 homes and a hydroelectric dam.
The United States Food and Drug Administration orders a recall of all soft tissues processed since October 3 by CryoLife, the largest supplier of implant tissue in the United States, after 27 cases of serious infection, including one death in November.
Extreme weather: The peak of a 100-year flood of the Vltava River surges through the Czech Republic into the Elbe in Germany. In Plzeň the city center is flooded, and breweries shut down. In České Budějovice, most of the old town is under more than a foot of water, and the Czech Budweiser breweries are shut down. More than 200,000 Czechs are forced to leave their homes. Damages are estimated at over $600 million. In Dresden, the Zwinger Palace courtyard and basement are flooded, damaging paintings. The Semper Opera basement is flooded, closing it for weeks. More than 3,000 hospital patients are evacuated. Europe-wide death toll is now 99.
Extreme weather: The flooding death toll in Europe reaches 109. The Danube peaks at Budapest at a record 28.3 feet (8.6 m), mostly contained by the walls along the river. Dessau is flooded. Overall damage in the Czech Republic is expected to cost $2.8 billion.