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Five dead in Palestinian attacks in Tel Aviv, West Bank: Israel

A Palestinian fatally stabbed two people in a Tel Aviv office building and three other people were killed in an attack in the occupied West Bank on Thursday, Israeli police and the army said. In the latest attack near the Gush Etzion settlement bloc in the West Bank, a police commander said a Palestinian drove along the shoulder of the ...

IDF: Arab-Israeli paraglides into Syria from Golan Heights

An Arab-Israeli man was spotted paragliding across the Golan Heights border into Syria by an Israeli Defense Force watchtower Saturday afternoon, according to a statement posted on an official IDF Twitter account. The IDF statement says that its initial investigation suggests the person crossed intentionally. A Jerusalem Post article quoted an IDF spokesman as saying that the paraglider, a 23-year-old ...

Israel agrees to surveillance at disputed Jerusalem holy site

Israel’s Prime Minister has agreed to 24-hour video surveillance at a disputed Jerusalem holy site — a move that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said could be “a game-changer” to reduce regional bloodshed. The round-the-clock observation “will provide comprehensive visibility and transparency” and discourage “anybody from disturbing the sanctity of this holy site,” Kerry said. “Today I hope that ...

An innocent Eritrean man was killed by Israeli crowd mistakenly

An innocent Eritrean man shot by a security guard and beaten to death by Israeli crowd who mistook him for a gunman from Israeli bus station attack. The Eritrean was identified on Monday as an agricultural worker, Mulu Habtom Zerhom. Video footage shows that he was being beaten by angry Israeli crowd who believed he was a second attacker of the incident on Sunday night ...

More die as violence and finger-pointing plague Israelis and Palestinians

Israeli authorities reported three Palestinians pulling knives then being shot dead, as the spate of violence afflicting Israelis and Palestinians continued Saturday. But the Palestinian version of the day’s violence was different. The official Palestinian news agency WAFA mentioned no knives and said Israelis simply shot two Palestinians dead. Neither side related its accounts to those reported by the other ...

Netanyahu accuses Abbas of inciting violence after false claim Israel ‘executed’ Palestinian boy

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday said he would be “perfectly open” to meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in order to end weeks of Israeli-Palestinian unrest. The Palestinian president has ignited an uproar in Israel after falsely claiming that Israel had “executed” a 13-year-old Palestinian boy who is recovering in an Israeli hospital, drawing new accusations that he ...

Palestinian teenagers stabbed an Israeli boy in Jerusalem

Two Palestinian teenagers stabbed an Israeli boy in northern Jerusalem on Monday, according to police. Medical officials said the 2 teenagers, aged 12 and 15, were killed near Khan Younis. Four Israelis and 26 Palestinians, including eight attackers and eight children, have died in 12 days of bloodshed in Jerusalem. The heightened tension between Israelis and Palestinians has triggered by increasing Jewish visits to the al-Aqsa ...

Palestinian Gunmen Kill Israeli Parents of 4 in West Bank

An Israeli couple was shot to death Thursday in the West Bank by Palestinians while driving in their car with their four young children, according to the Israeli military and emergency services. The children — ages 9, 7, 4 and 4 months — were in the back seat and were unharmed, the Magen David Adom ambulance service said. The victims ...

Gazan rocket downed by Iron Dome over Ashdod

Air raid sirens ring out in port city for first time in over a year; video shows interception; Salafist group claims responsibility. A rocket shot out of the Gaza Strip was intercepted by the Iron Dome anti-missile system Tuesday night. Air raid sirens rang out in the southern city of Ashdod and the surrounding area, the Israeli army said in ...

Clashes over Israeli police and Palestinians at a holy site in Jerusalem

There have been clashes over Israeli riot police and young Palestinian protesters at a holy site in Jerusalem early Sunday. A small group of masked young Palestinians threw stones and firecrackers at Israeli police at a main entrance, according to officials. Police responded with stun grenades and fired tear gas and then the crowd was quickly dispersed. Fortunately, no one ...

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