State charges border policeman with manslaughter in death of Palestinian minor
Erdan revokes resident status from man who aided terrorist in 2001 Dolphinarium attack
Palestinians say settlers set fire to house near Ramallah
Danon pushes bill to stop Israel from returning bodies of terrorists
Pipe bomb thrown at police in capital injures east Jerusalem resident
Cabinet set to vote on controversial 'Jewish State bill'
Israeli official: Erdogan rhetoric befits Tehran or Damascus, not a NATO capital
Netanyahu proposes his own version of 'Jewish state bill'
Israel’s ambassador to return to Sweden on symbolic Nov. 29th date
Health Scan: BGU course makes med students more empathetic
The toilet taboo
Pro-public health advocates battle against private-medicine lobbying and ad campaign
Doctors, nurses more than twice as likely to get flu shots than general population
'Leviathan gas reservoir to begin flowing by early 2018'
New kid's Israeli archaeology game launched for iPhone
Green Knesset advances as MKs replace paper with iPads
Zion Tech: Our Israeli start-up of the week aims to revolutionize therapy access
Still keeping his ear to the ground
James Blunt is coming to get ‘high’ in Tel Aviv
Grapevine: Farewell to an articulate advocate for Israel
Rishon’s credentials to come under scrutiny vs J’lem
Vermut clinches dramatic win for Hapoel TA
Beitar-Sakhnin match to draw tight security amid rising Jewish-Arab tensions
Yellow-and-blue survives scare to beat Limoges
PA Prime Minister Hamdallah's convoy pulled over for reckless driving in West Bank
Possible Nazi art transfer riles Jewish groups
‘Brussels museum attack could have been prevented’
UK soccer club owner ready to resign after anti-Semitic comments
Turkish official rejects angry governor’s wish to turn synagogue into museum
English soccer club owner faces racism probe for saying Jews 'chase money'
Day before deadline, Netanyahu says bad nuclear deal with Iran will endanger entire world
Iran: Nuclear deal with major powers 'impossible' by deadline
Guantanamo Bay inmate released to Saudi Arabia
Iran nuclear talks: The narcissism of minor differences between the EU and US
Pro-ISIS graffiti found on monument to fallen Druse soldiers
Rabbi Aryeh Stern – a model of humility
Assessing the GDP
Into the Fray: The Arabs’ war against the Jews and what must be done
My Word: A personal response to terrorism
An open society
Cinema of reconciliation
On the volcano’s edge
Knowledge, power and abuse
Q&A with a Colombian lone soldier
European Press: Dividing line
Veterans: Keeping an ear out for change
Book Review: Written from his heart
This Week in Jerusalem
Who is your God?
Grapevine: Amazing place
A voice from India
Happily Eva After: When the going gets tough...
Grapevine: Reclaiming our heritage
Upscale dining in Neveh Tzedek
A war for the soul of Israel’s Arab community
Iran and the West – how big a gap?
Iranian nukes and 'Palestine' - mutually reinforcing perils for Israel
Islamic State – APEC a fizzer - G20 promises no better
A song for Cheshvan: 'The Eucalyptus Grove'
הָאַרְכִיוֹן שֶל רוֹמַן וִישְנִיָאק
Har Nof in flames
Meet the Ambassador: No longer a conference diplomat
‘Post’ leads the way with new podcast
Grapevine: The highest accolade of all
The secret of Jewish survival
Frontlines Podcast: Jerusalem's 'lone wolves'
Tempête au sein de la coalition
Crise de confiance
Qui prendra la relève de Mahmoud Abbas ?
Arafat, Abbas, même combat ?
Daniel Oren, maestro d’Israël, d’Italie et d’ailleurs !
Nos plus belles années ?
De Berlin à New York, 1920-1975
Le pogrome de Constantine
Le pot de chocolat liégeois par qui le scandale arrive
Le dernier kibboutz
La course aux étoiles
Les mordus du français
On n’invite pas un pyromane à éteindre un incendie
Tuer l’EI dans l’œuf
Le mont du Temple et la guerre sainte de l’islam
Les attentats du lundi 10 novembre vus par la presse française
L’Europe, nouvelle alliée d’Abbas ?
Pope Francis condemns Palestinian violence
Last Christian shop-owners in Old City: 'Tourists afraid of the politics'
Kurdish refugees struggle to survive as they outrun Assad's army and ISIS
Discover Ramla from a Christian persepective
Pastor who died in crash mourned in Israel
KKL Belgium Donates Portable Bomb Shelter to Kiryat Gat
KKL-JNF Awards 2014 Blumberg Prize
Exploring the Ilanot Botanical Garden and the Vickar Observation Point
Cornerstone Laid for Sports Rehab Park at Meir Hospital
Mexican Politician and Business Leader Miguel Aleman Velasco Visits KKL-JNF in Jerusalem
International Conference in Sde Boker: Combating Desertification Together
Rehabilitation of the Lower Jordan: Bringing the River Back to Life
Central America Celebrates Independence at the Rabin Center
In his Footsteps: Heritage Excursions in Memory of Yitzhak Rabin
Cleanup Day Activities in Central Israel
International Cleanup Day: Cleaning Together in Northern Israel
KKL-JNF's Eyes in the Forest - The Horshim Forest Green Patrol
Israel Today and Tomorrow: KKL France Mission Visits Israel
Start-up Israel: KKL Italy November Mission Learns about Israel's Past and Future
KKL-JNF and Desert Agriculture Latin American Diplomats visit the Negev
A Successful Annual Fundraising Event for KKL Milan
Living Green in Israel: the Contest and the Winners
Addressing Climate Change Conference
Nurturing the Foresters of the Future
Saving the Sabras
11.23.2014 | 1 Kislev, 5775
Thousands take to streets of Istanbul, defy Erdogan
Iranian polls close, 70% turnout estimated
Millions of Iranians vote in presidential election
'Obama trip underlines strong US-Israel ties'
Prosecutors lodge charges against Taiba family mob
WATCH: Police raid Taiba crime family compound
The Voter's Choice: An Anglo for Likud Beytenu
Who is Yair Lapid?
Behind-the-scenes at a Labor campaign production
Pro-Israel Egyptian activist: Our fates are linked
Boehner abandons fiscal cliff plan as GOP balks
Explosion rocks Lebanese town near Israel border
Syria violence spills into Lebanon; 3 killed
Woman walks past Sunni Muslim gunmen in Tripoli 370.
TRIPOLI - Three people were killed when fighting erupted overnight in the Lebanese city of Tripoli between members of the Alawite minority loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad and members of the Sunni majority, witnesses and security officials said.Rocket-propelled grenades and automatic rifles were used in the fighting in an Alawite enclave and surrounding Sunni neighborhoods in the port city, 70 km north of Beirut."The clashes peaked at dawn. The sound of gunfire is still echoing in the city," a Lebanese security official said.The Lebanese state news agency said a soldier hit by sniper fire was among those killed.A statement from the army said two soldiers were also wounded and reinforcements were being sent to the city and that troops were "pursuing armed men to return the situation to normality."Troops had deployed in an area separating the Alawite enclave from the rest of the city.A Reuters correspondent in the city said sporadic fighting was also taking place between groups of armed Sunnis and the army near a main Sunni district, adding most of Tripoli's main intersections were blocked by burnt tires.The fighting underlines how sectarian tensions in Syria can spill over into neighboring Lebanon.Sunni Islamist have been staging a sit-in protest in TripoliA small Alawite minority is concentrated in Tripoli, a conservative Sunni city where many residents have been enraged by the Syrian government's crackdown on the 14-month revolt against 42 years of rule by the Assad family and their Alawite establishment.Syria's Sunni majority is at the forefront of the uprising against Assad, whose sect is an offshoot of Shi'ite Islam.Lebanon's government, headed by Najib Mikati, a wealthy former businessman and a personal friend of Assad's, has been among the few worldwide supportive of the Syrian government during the crackdown.Mikati, who is from Tripoli, met religious leaders in the city on Sunday in an attempt to diffuse the situation, before meeting President Michel Suleiman in Beirut.The two leaders then took part in an emergency meeting called by Suleiman for a security cabinet comprised of several ministers, army and security commanders.The Syrian government has accused Islamist groups in Lebanon of backing insurgents fighting loyalist Syrian forces and of involvement in car bomb attacks on security targets.For the past days, followers of a Sunni Islamist group in Tripoli have been staging a sit-in protest against the arrest of a man whom the authorities said had been in contact with an unnamed "terrorist organization."The Islamists say the detainee, Shadi al-Moulawi, was arrested because he was helping Syrian refugees in Lebanon who had fled the crackdown across the border.A statement by al-Jamaa al-Islamiya, an Islamist group in Tripoli, criticized the arrest of Moulawi as lacking due process. Police said he was arrested after thorough surveillance.Syrian troops withdrew from Lebanon under international pressure in 2005 after a 29-year presence, but Assad retains significant influence in the country through his main ally, the Shi'ite guerrilla group Hezbollah, the only Lebanese party that has an officially approved arsenal of weapons.
Your comment must be approved by a moderator before being published on JPost.com.
Disqus users can post comments automatically.
Comments must adhere to our Talkback policy. If you believe that a comment has breached the Talkback policy, please press the flag icon to bring it to the attention of our moderation team.
Sign up for our newsletter
Please insert a valid email address
By signing up to The Jpost mailing list, I hereby