The Arab Israeli Conflict: From peace efforts to suicide bombers. News updates and breaking news from the heart of the Israeli – Palestinian conflict that has been shaping the Holy Land for a century.
Netanyahu said during his visit to Lod on Thursday that there is no greater threat than the internal disturbances brewing throughout the country.
MIDDLE ISRAEL: Netanyahu had a policy – to back Hamas and undermine Abbas, and that policy has this week unraveled.
Such statements are agreed by consensus. All 15 council members also have to agree to a meeting under rules guiding the body's virtual operations during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Assuta Medical Center was inaugurated in 2017. Most of its structure was built as a bomb shelter.
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A similar shift is taking place as the IDF starts to hit Hamas government institutions, such as its internal security headquarters.
The 15-member body met in the aftermath of Jerusalem violence on Monday but was unable to reach the consensus needed for a joint statement.
Rivlin made the point that extremists are the only ones who benefit from their brutality, while ordinary citizens pay the price.
Hospital workers vow to continue to represent an island of coexistence and ask the rest of the Israeli society to learn from them.
NATIONAL AFFAIRS: Israeli coexistence goes up in flames amid interethnic violence
Several groups of Jewish and Arab mayors and municipal leaders have met and appealed for calm, while coexistence groups have called for a halt to inter-communal violence.
PALESTINIAN AFFAIRS: The street itself has become a known protest site, with police barricades at both ends and almost nightly clashes with police and at times between them and their Jewish neighbors
DIPLOMATIC AFFAIRS: After de-emphasizing region, US officials were left with a muddled message, few effective moves
Does the violence between Jews and Arabs in Israel's mixed cities mark the end of the honeymoon between the majority and the minority in the country?
Israel and Palestinian Islamist groups plunged this week into their fiercest round of fighting since 2014.
If Israel uses the same playbook as in the past, why should it expect any different result with Hamas?
IDF and police commanders have opposed using the IDF internally even as legal officials have approved it.
Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Israeli-Palestinian Affairs Hady Amr planned to visit the region next week, and moved his trip up in light of the escalation.
Brig.-Gen. (ret.) Zvika Haimovich: While the salvo strategy and missiles used by Hamas and PIJ are not new, Hamas “has improved their skills.”
Hamas and PIJ officials have told Egyptian, Qatari and other mediators that they would be ready to stop their attacks on Israel once Israel stops its military offensive in the Gaza Strip.
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Firefighters are still working to control the large fire blazing the trans-Israel energy pipeline in Ashkelon.
Uri Buri, which is located in an ancient stone building overlooking the Acre harbor, was the most prominent landmark to be hit by the violence.
Images are important. The images of the Israeli police in the al-Aqsa mosque helped to create an excuse for violence.
"If they are exposed to the interpretation of the news through TikTok, that should make us worried.”
The ICC prosecutor in March announced an official investigation into possible war crimes committed in the Palestinian Territories.
"Under these circumstances, Israel has no choice but to respond with the force necessary to protects its citizens and put a stop to this threat.”
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The prime minister also called on Arab leaders to condemn the violence and act to stop it, saying that Israelis are proud of coexistence and will not let others harm it.
The "one state” narrative which supports Israel being part of a larger greater Palestinian state that includes Gaza and the West Bank has received a boost by the riots and clashes in Israel.
The current dispute surrounding the Sheikh Jarrah area has deep roots, stretching back to the first years of Arab and Jewish settlement outside the walls of Jerusalem’s Old City, in the 19th century.
The barricades, like the protests in nearby Sheikh Jarrah, seem to have been more an excuse, a kind of symbol that crowds could set their anger against, rather than the real problem.
Soumya Santosh was from Kerala's Idukki district, and has been working in Israel for seven years, according to relatives quoted by news agency PTI.
Embassy staff were sent home on Tuesday due to safety concerns, according to Fox News.
“There will be a ceasefire when we're ready for it,” the official added.
Senior leaders of Hamas and PIJ, meanwhile, have reportedly gone into hiding out of fear of being targeted by Israel.
A student activist for the Kumi Israel movement reported being saved from an attempted assault by right-wing protesters in Beersheba.
Houthis say more openly what was said in propaganda in the past. Now they have begun to raise funds for the Palestinians.
"We don't want to enter Gaza, but if we have to, we will"
As Gaza fires rocket after rocket into Israeli territory, Israelis along the border and in Jerusalem run for cover amid escalations in the Temple Mount and Sheikh Jarrah.
Various hotels, attractions and resorts throughout Israel are offering discounted and free visits for residents living in Gaza border communities.
Most of the rockets in the Gaza groups’ arsenals have been around since Operation Protective Edge in 2014, but some first came to light in 2019.
Events of the past few weeks have allowed Hamas to show that it remains a major player in the Palestinian arena and is popular among the Palestinians.
“Our staff is receiving the injured in the emergency room while their families are at home in complete uncertainty,” doctor tells 'Post.'
Israel should harbor no illusions and realize that oftentimes "being smart, not right” will make absolutely no difference on the ground.
“There’s universal dislike of Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood, who are seen as people looking to pervert Islam…by many people in the Abraham Accords and those who might join.”
"This is unacceptable escalation," the State Department said. "While we urge de-escalation on all sides, we also recognize Israel's legitimate right to defend itself, its people and its territory."
Critics wrote scathing posts of how they were dancing as the Temple Mount was burning.
The most anti-Israel coverage, unsurprisingly, is in the Iranian and Turkish media. Iran and Turkey both support Hamas.
The IDF's deterrence with the Palestinian terrorist group was shattered on Monday with seven rockets fired at Jerusalem itself.
“No country in the world would accept a situation like this. We will never accept this reality. We will protect our citizens by all means necessary.”
Former defense minister Liberman: "Netanyahu is good for Hamas."
In retaliation for the rocket-fire, the IDF carried out waves of airstrikes against 130 terror targets in the Strip, an operation they call “Guardians of the wall.”
Rockets will pound Israel, and a Hamas or PIJ cell in the West Bank or from Gaza could attack the IDF or Israeli civilians.
“There is no excuse for violence, but such bloodshed is especially disturbing now," the State Department said.
The United Nations Security Council held a closed door session on Monday to discuss rising tensions in east Jerusalem, particularly around the Temple Mount, also known as al Haram al Sharif.
Violence has erupted again, this time on the Temple Mount, inside the al-Aqsa mosque, and there is no clear cause and effect.
“Jerusalem is not a united city; it is an occupied Arab city. We salute the residents of Jerusalem on this new victory.”
US President Joe Biden has promised to stand by Israel at the UN, but the violence in Jerusalem is likely to test that resolve.
The neighborhood, where more than 70 Palestinian residents face threats of eviction from their homes, has been the site of protests and clashes with Israeli police in recent days.
The triumvirate of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the UAE is important because it is largely accepted that Riyadh gave the green light to Manama and Abu Dhabi to make peace last year.
Pope Francis has called for the violent clashes which have erupted on the Temple Mount for several days in a row to cease, saying that "violence begets only violence."
Hamas and other Gaza-based terror groups called for “stepping up the Jerusalem uprising and threatened to respond to Israeli “aggression” against the Palestinians.
JERUSALEM AFFAIRS: Next week, as Israel celebrates Jerusalem Day to mark that victory, few will remember where that barrier really stood, but the scars of the division still resonate in the city.
Charges are set to be brought against the suspects to the Judea Military Court in the coming days.
The attacker was identified as Muntasir Shalabi, 44, from the Palestinian town of Turmus Ayya, located 22 kilometers north of Ramallah.
Muntaser Shalabi, 44, was arrested on Wednesday night by the IDF just hours after one of the three Israelis injured in the attack, 19-year-old Yehuda Geutta, died of his wounds.
"The implementation of these plans would cut off east Jerusalem from Bethlehem and severely undermine future negotiations towards a two-state solution."
The Samaria Regional Council plans to sue the left-wing NGO B'Ttselem for slander after it alleged that settlers had set fire to fields near a Palestinian village.
Kushner is founding the "Abraham Accords Institute for Peace," to work on deepening agreements Israel reached last year with the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Sudan and Morocco.
Fatah's Nablus branch made a post on its official Facebook page, within hours of the attack, calling on "honored" members of the Palestinian community to delete the security footage.
At the end of the talks, the Israeli negotiating team updated Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz, and they held discussions on their next steps.
The violence followed Sunday's Palestinian drive-by-shooting attack against a crowded bus stop at the Tapuah Junction in the West Bank that injured three and left two teens in serious condition.
‘Israeli measures, settler attacks could lead to intifada’
The talks will take place at the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) base in Naquora, near Rosh Hanikra, with US mediation, as they did in October and November of 2020.
Jewish extremists thought to be settlers attacked the village of Jalud, according to NGO Yesh Din
While Israelis are in mourning, the pro-Hezbollah and extremist pro-Palestinian social media accounts are calling this a “blessed Friday” posting photos of the body bags.
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“There will be no elections without Jerusalem,” Abbas said in opening remarks during a meeting of leaders of several Palestinian factions in Ramallah.
"We are examining the renewal of talks based on the known disputed territory," Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz's spokesman said.
The new guideline doubles down on the European Parliament’s commitment to prevent EU donations from ending up in the hands of terrorists, by calling for proactive recovery of funds.
“Within the next two weeks, we have al-Quds Day, Laylat al-Qadr, Eid al-Fitr, Jerusalem Day and Shavuot. I wish us all good luck; we are going to need it.”
The attack left al-Obra and his daughter lightly injured, after being pelted with rocks outside of the Damascus Gate.
It wasn't bad enough Israel lacks a government to deal with tensions that are ratcheting up with Iran and the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic. Now Netanyahu also has to weigh a possible war with Hamas.
The fishing zone in the Gaza Strip has been completely closed until further notice.
Many have blamed the popular short-video sharing platform for playing a role in the recent security escalation, which ultimately has included the firing of dozens of rockets into Israel.
The demonstrations are an attempt to put pressure on the Israeli leadership "to express Israel's sovereignty" by bringing back the bodies for a Jewish burial.
It is possible there were multiple interceptions by the Iron Dome defense system.
Religious Zionist Party leader Bezalel Smotrich criticized the removal of the barricades, saying that it was "succumbing to terror" and could end up encouraging further violence.
In a statement, the PA leadership condemned the “incitement to kill Arabs by settlers and far-Right groups who are protected by the Israeli army and police.”
Six of the rockets were intercepted throughout the night. Most of them landed in open fields and were fired to short ranges.
Much remains unclear about the incident on April 22, including why Syria fired a missile so wildly and so far south into Israel – and whether Israel’s interceptors failed to stop the threat.
Gold released the report published by the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, which he heads, because of his concern that the opposite view is gaining traction in Washington.
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“Jerusalem is a red line for Jordan, the king and our people, as it is a red line for the State of Palestine.”