The Jerusalem Post's top 5 stories of May 1

Missing Israeli found dead in Hungary, companies say oil found near Dead Sea, Lebanese political analyst says Israeli annexation could have spared bloodshed in Aleppo, and more.

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1. Ofir Gross, 40, who had been declared missing since last week in Hungary, was found dead, Israeli authorities confirmed on Sunday.
Read more: Body of missing Israeli found in forest in Hungary, suspected murder
2. The Hatrurim oil and gas exploration license in the Dead Sea area contains an oil reservoir worth NIS 1.2 billion, according to a resources report published by the companies holding the license this morning.
Read more: Renewed drilling finds NIS 1.2 billion of oil near Dead Sea
3. In a contentious move, Naidm Koteich, a well-known Lebanese political analyst revealed his support for Israeli annexation of the currently embattled Syrian city of Aleppo, arguing that were this scenario to take place, the city would have been peaceful, like the Golan.
Read more: Lebanese journalist: 'Aleppo would have been safe like the Golan were it annexed by Israel'
4. Israel, Hamas, and Egypt have aligned their strategies and formed an unlikely alliance against the Islamic State in Sinai, who are planning increasingly sophisticated and daring attacks in the region, The Washington Post reported on Sunday.
Read more: An unlikely trio: Israel, Hamas and Egypt align against ISIS in Sinai
5. Israeli prosecutors announced on Sunday that they have filed charges against a Hamas operative, accusing the militant of several serious crimes including planting explosives against IDF positions and launching rockets into Israeli territory.
Read more: Hamas operative charged with planting explosives, firing rockets at Israel