Israeli Missile Strike Kills Soldier In Syria, State Media Says
CAIRO: An Israeli air strike killed a soldier in southern Syria on Thursday, Syrian state media reported, in an attack in a frontier area where Israel has expressed concern about deployments of Iran-backed forces. An Israeli military spokesperson declined to comment on the report. Israel has mounted frequent attacks... Read more
Israeli Official Says Syria Must Not Have Chemical Weapons
TEL AVIV, Israel: Israel’s intelligence minister said Tuesday that Syria cannot be allowed to obtain chemical weapons, after a report emerged that Israel targeted the country’s chemical weapons facilities. In an interview with Israeli Army Radio, Elazar Stern would not directly comment on the report in the Washington Post... Read more
Palestinian Resistance Forces Claim Israeli Security Wall Around Gaza Will Not Block Them
GAZA CITY: Israel has announced the completion of an enhanced security barrier around the Gaza Strip designed to prevent militants from sneaking into the country. However, Palestinian factions have rejected Israeli claims that the wall would stop them digging tunnels. The 65-kilometer barrier includes radar systems, maritime sensors, and... Read more
Palestinian Teenager Shot Dead By Israeli Guard
RAMALLAH: A Palestinian teenager who drove his car into an Israeli security checkpoint in the occupied West Bank was shot dead on Monday by a security guard at the scene, officials said. The car-ramming occurred after 1 a.m. at the Te’enim checkpoint near the Palestinian city of Tulkarem, an... Read more
Israel: Palestinian Car-Rammer Wounds Guard, Is Shot Dead
JERUSALEM: A 16-year-old Palestinian rammed a vehicle into an Israeli checkpoint in the West Bank overnight, wounding a security guard before being shot and “neutralized” at the scene, the Israeli Defense Ministry said Monday. Israeli media reported that the alleged attacker was killed, while a ministry official declined to... Read more
UN Warned Its Credibility Is At Stake Over The Palestinian Question
NEW YORK: There is more at stake in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict than peace and security in the Middle East, according to Abdulla Shahid, the president of the UN General Assembly. The reputation of the global community and its ability to work together to resolve international disputes, in keeping with... Read more
Winter Rain Floods Gaza Homes Damaged In Last Spring’s War
BEIT LAHIYA, Gaza Strip: The first rainstorm of winter sent water pouring into Ghalia Al-Attar’s house through cracks in the walls and tin roof, as the widow, her children and grandchildren spread buckets across the floor. Their home was among tens of thousands that were damaged during the 11-day... Read more
Israel Starts Vaccinating Young Children As Coronavirus Cases Rise
JERUSALEM: Israel began rolling out Pfizer/BioNtech COVID-19 vaccinations for 5- to 11-year-olds on Monday hoping to beat down a recent rise in coronavirus infections. A fourth wave of infections that hit Israel in June began subsiding in September. But over the past two weeks the “R”, or reproduction rate... Read more
Two Israeli Police Officers Stabbed, Palestinian Assailant Killed
JERUSALEM: A 16-year-old Palestinian stabbed two Israeli police officers in Jerusalem’s walled Old City on Wednesday before he was shot and killed by security forces at the scene, police said. The border police officers were lightly and moderately wounded, said a spokesperson for Israel’s ambulance service. Palestinian officials did... Read more
Israeli Appeals Court Upholds Ruling To Return Kidnapped Boy To Italy
JERUSALEM: An Israeli court on Thursday upheld a ruling to return to Italy a six-year-old boy, the sole survivor of an Italian cable car disaster who was kidnapped to Israel by his grandfather, Israel’s Justice Ministry said. Eitan Biran’s maternal grandfather had appealed against a Tel Aviv family court’s... Read more