Akko


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a town and port in northwestern Israel in the eastern Mediterranean

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Only a few of the world's cities can boast such a stormy and checkered history as Akko (Akka in Arabic, Acre in French and English), the main port of the country.
"It is an expression of co-existence in Akko," Ophir Pinez-Paz, who heads the Knesset's Internal Affairs Committee, said.
Sami Hawary, an Israeli-Arab resident of Akko and the head of a group which works for co-operation between Arabs and Jews, said that during the early hours angry Jewish residents set fire to two houses and damaged eight others.
Five hundred officers have been sent to assist the 200-strong local force."We have also raised our level of alert throughout the country so that similar incidents do not occur again in Akko, or elsewhere."
The Returning Officer for the senatorial election, Dr Musa Dahiru who announced the result in Kumo headquarters of Akko Local Government Area of Gombe on Monday declared that Danjuma Goje's closest rival, Abubakar Nono of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who is the incumbent Speaker of the Gombe StatevHouse of Assembly polled a total of 39,760 votes.
Later on Saturday, the army launched a series of airstrikes against dens of terrorist organizations in the villages of Rweiset al-Kharb, West of Marj Shili, Akko, Kabani, Kibdin and in Kensabba in Lattakia's Northeastern countryside.
In the coming months, Google plans to add imagery of other cities and sites including the Dead Sea, Nazareth, Tiberias, Tzfat, Akko, Be'er Sheva, Eilat, Ashkelon, Ramat Gan, Rosh Ha'ayin, Hadera, Bat-Yam, and more.
Results for Funakaye and Akko LGAs are yet to be presented.
Extreme right-wing activist Itamar Ben-Gvir says he receives daily phone calls about girls being harassed by Arabs, which come mainly from mixed-race cities such as Ashkelon, Akko, Safed and Bat Yam.
At the Hummus King, located in a strip mall on Burbank Boulevard in North Hollywood, Calif., the bar boasts 10 different kinds of hummus, all delicious, made from dried chickpeas from such places as Jerusalem, Jaffo, Akko, and Jordan.
Born at Deganya A, the first kibbutz (collective settlement) in Palestine (May 20, 1915); while barely into his teens he joined the Haganah, guarding and patrolling the settlement boundaries; during the Arab revolt of 1936-1939, he served in Yizhak Sadeh's ambush and patrol units, and trained under Orde Wingate during that time as well; arrested at the outbreak of World War II and imprisoned at Acre (Akko) (October 1939); released from prison (February 16, 1941), he was one of the Haganah members assigned to act as scouts for the British invasion of Vichy French-held Syria and Lebanon (June 7, 1941), and was wounded in action, losing his left eye (June 8); posted to the Haganah general staff just before the U.N.
When Tribune Online visited three out of the eleven Local Government INEC offices, it was discovered that the Electoral Officers in Gombe, the State capital as well as Akko and Yamaltu-Deba LGAs are fully ready for the conduct of Saturday's polls as they received the elections materials.
As Israel and the Palestinians attempt to renew direct peace talks launched last week, Hamas continues its declarations of war: The Hamas government's interior minister in Gaza, Fathi Hamad, said Monday that the Palestinians "will reoccupy Haifa and Akko."
Kitts (Leewards), the Saints (Les Saintes, Guadeloupe) (1782); Svensksund (off Kotka, Finland) (1790); siege of Acre (Akko) (1799).