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Israel captures final two of the six Palestinians who tunneled out of high-security jail

Israel’s army says it has recaptured the final two of a six man Palestinian group who tunnelled out of a high-security jail almost two weeks ago. The pair were arrested after being surrounded by security forces in the West Bank city of Jenin, Israel’s Defense Forces said. The other four were captured last week. An […]

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Greece launches probe into plane crash that killed witness in Benjamin Netanyahu’s corruption trial

Greece launched an investigation into the crash of a private plane from Israel that killed a prosecution witness in Benjamin Netanyahu’s corruption trial. Haim Geron, a former senior official at Israel’s ministry of communications, and his wife Esther were killed when the single-engine Cessna 182 plane crashed late on Monday off the island of Samos. […]

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Italy investigates abduction of cable car crash boy

Authorities in Italy have launched an investigation after a child, the only survivor of a deadly cable car crash in May, was taken to Israel by his grandfather. Eitan Biran’s parents, younger brother and two of his great grandparents were among 14 people killed in the accident. The six-year-old had been staying with a paternal […]

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Iran training ‘Yemen, Iraq, Syria and Lebanon terror operatives’ to fly drones: Israel

Iran is providing foreign fighters with drone training at an airbase near the city of Isfahan, Israel’s defence minister alleged a month after Tehran came under global scrutiny over a suspected drone attack on an Israeli-managed tanker off Oman. In what his office described as a new disclosure, Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz said on […]

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Four of six Palestinian prisoners who escaped high security prison captured, Israeli police say

Four of the six Palestinian inmates who escaped from a high-security jail earlier this week have been captured, Israeli police say. Two were found at a car park in the early hours of Saturday, police said. The other pair was seized near the city of Nazareth on Friday. A manhunt was launched on Monday after […]

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Israeli police officer shot during confrontations with Palestinians along Gaza Strip fence dies

An Israeli police officer shot during confrontations with Palestinians along the perimeter fence with the besieged Gaza Strip nine days ago has died of his wounds, Israeli police said. Barel Hadaria Shmueli was part of a Border Police special unit operating during confrontations on the sidelines of a Palestinian demonstration against the Israeli blockade on […]

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Israel opens Covid-19 booster vaccine to children as young as 12 amid Delta variant concerns

Israel began giving Covid-19 boosters to children as young as 12, and its prime minister says a campaign that began a month ago among seniors has slowed a rise in severe illness caused by the Delta variant. Announcing the decision on Sunday, top Israeli health officials said the effectiveness of the second dose of the […]

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Israel ‘eases’ blockade after hundreds of Palestinians demonstrated in Gaza Strip

Israel says it will allow more goods and equipment to enter the besieged Gaza Strip for civilian and international projects following days of heightened tensions. The announcement comes a day after hundreds of Palestinians demonstrated near the Israeli fence in the Gaza Strip, calling on Israel to ease a crippling blockade. The Israeli military beefed […]

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Israeli air strikes on Gaza high-rise buildings may amount to war crimes: Human Rights Watch

Israeli air strikes that destroyed four high-rise buildings during May’s conflict in the Gaza Strip may amount to war crimes, Human Rights Watch says. No-one was hurt in the attacks, but a report by the campaign group says dozens of families were left homeless. The Israeli military said Palestinian militant groups were using the towers […]

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Israel bombs Gaza after violent clashes between soldiers and protesters

The Israeli military launched air raids on Gaza following clashes between its soldiers and Palestinian protesters during a demonstration to commemorate the burning of Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque 52 years ago. In a statement late on Saturday, the Israeli military said it struck four weapons manufacturing and storage sites in Gaza belonging to Hamas, the group […]

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MT Mercer Street: Iranian drone laden with explosives attacked oil tanker off Oman, US inquiry concludes

The United States announced results of its forensic investigation into last week’s fatal drone attack on a merchant tanker off Oman. The US military’s Central Command said experts concluded that the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) was produced in Iran. The evidence has been shared with explosives experts in Britain and Israel who concurred with the […]

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Iran and Israel trade accusations over deadly tanker attack off Oman’s coast killing two crew members

Israeli prime minister Naftali Bennett accused Iran for its involvement in a deadly tanker attack off Oman and called Tehran’s accusations baseless. Two crew members died when the MV Mercer Street, operated by an Israeli-owned firm, was attacked on Thursday. Mr Bennett warned “we know how to send a message to Iran”, while Tehran said […]