Four Israel Police officers injured in attack at eastern Jerusalem station

JERUSALEM (JTA) – Four Israel Police officers were injured in a stabbing attack at a police station in eastern Jerusalem.

The alleged stabber came to the entrance of the police station in the Armon Hanatziv neighbourhood of eastern Jerusalem, also known as East Talpiot, and attacked three of the officers with a knife. Other officers shot and seriously injured the attacker, according to the Israel Police. A fourth police officer was injured by the live fire. [Read more…]

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Netanyahu defends Gaza cease-fire, laments need to hide ‘sensitive information’ from the public

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaking at the International Conference on Digital Diplomacy at the Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem, Dec. 7, 2017. (Hadas Parush/Flash90)

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaking at the International Conference on Digital Diplomacy at the Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem, Dec. 7, 2017. (Hadas Parush/Flash90)

JERUSALEM (JTA) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu defended the decision to reach a cease-fire with Gaza terror groups during his address at a state memorial ceremony for David Ben-Gurion, the country’s first prime minister.

“In normal times, a leader must be attentive to the hearts of the people, and our people are wise. But in times of crisis, when making critical decisions in the field of security, the public cannot always be a partner in the crucial considerations that must be concealed from the enemy,” Netanyahu said of his government’s decision to agree to the cease-fire, which was not unanimous. [Read more…]

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Palestinian terror groups say they will observe cease-fire

A home in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon hit by a rocket fired from Gaza on Nov. 13, 2018. (Nati Shohat/Flash90)

A home in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon hit by a rocket fired from Gaza on Nov. 13, 2018. (Nati Shohat/Flash90)Israe

(JTA) – Palestinian terror groups in Gaza reportedly have agreed to commit to a cease-fire of hostilities that have seen more than 400 rockets bombard southern Israel and Israeli retaliation in a 25-hour period.

Four mediators – Egypt, the United Nations, Norway and Switzerland – helped achieve the cease-fire, according to reports. [Read more…]

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More than 400 rockets hit southern Israel in less than 24 hours, one killed

A home in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon hit by a rocket fired from Gaza on Nov. 13, 2018. (Nati Shohat/Flash90)
A home in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon hit by a rocket fired from Gaza on Nov. 13, 2018. (Nati Shohat/Flash90)

A home in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon hit by a rocket fired from Gaza on Nov. 13, 2018. (Nati Shohat/Flash90)

(JTA) – One person was killed and two seriously injured after a rocket fired from Gaza landed on an apartment building, as southern Israel remained under rocket siege for a second day.

The rocket hit the upper floors of a four-story apartment in Ashkelon shortly before midnight on Monday night. The body and one of the injured women were discovered early on Tuesday morning under the debris of a fallen wall. [Read more…]

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More than 300 rockets from Gaza rain down on southern Israel, hitting a bus and homes

An Israeli bus traveling near the border with Gaza on fire after being hit with Palestinian mortar fire on Nov. 12, 2018. A 19-year-old Israeli man standing next to the bus was seriously injured in the attack. (IDF Spokesperson/Twitter)
An Israeli bus traveling near the border with Gaza on fire after being hit with Palestinian mortar fire on Nov. 12, 2018. A 19-year-old Israeli man standing next to the bus was seriously injured in the attack. (IDF Spokesperson/Twitter)

An Israeli bus traveling near the border with Gaza on fire after being hit with Palestinian mortar fire on Nov. 12, 2018. A 19-year-old Israeli man standing next to the bus was seriously injured in the attack. (IDF Spokesperson/Twitter)

This is a developing story.

(JTA) – More than 300 rockets and mortars fired from Gaza rained down Monday evening on southern Israel, including one that hit a bus, seriously injuring a young man.

The Israel Defense Forces responded by launching attacks on Hamas sites in Gaza. [Read more…]

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Israeli soldier killed during special operation in Gaza

Smoke rises from Israel’s border with the Gaza Strip, near the southern Israeli town of Nahal Oz, on Nov. 12, 2018, after an incursion by Israeli special forces into the Gaza Strip, which left an Israeli army officer and 7 Palestinians, including a local Hamas commander, dead. (Hadas Parush/FLASH90)
Smoke rises from Israel’s border with the Gaza Strip, near the southern Israeli town of Nahal Oz, on Nov. 12, 2018, after an incursion by Israeli special forces into the Gaza Strip, which left an Israeli army officer and 7 Palestinians, including a local Hamas commander, dead. (Hadas Parush/FLASH90)

Smoke rises from Israel’s border with the Gaza Strip, near the southern Israeli town of Nahal Oz, on Nov. 12, 2018, after an incursion by Israeli special forces into the Gaza Strip, which left an Israeli army officer and 7 Palestinians, including a local Hamas commander, dead. (Hadas Parush/FLASH90)

(JTA) – An Israeli soldier was killed and another injured during the Israel Defense Forces special forces operation deep inside the Gaza Strip.

The operation was exposed on Sunday night leading to clashes between Israeli soldiers and Hamas fighters in Gaza, and the firing of 17 rockets from Gaza on southern Israel. Three of the rockets were intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defence system, according to the IDF. [Read more…]

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Palestinian man entered Israel from Gaza, burned down greenhouse in border community

(JTA) – A Palestinian man who infiltrated into southern Israel from Gaza set a greenhouse on fire, causing hundreds of thousands of shekels in damage.

The man made it several hundred yards into southern Israel, reaching a community near Israel’s border with Gaza, on Friday evening, according to the Israel Defense Forces. He was caught and turned over to the Israel Security Agency, also known as the Shin Bet security service. [Read more…]

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Palestinians, Israeli troops clash during Jewish pilgrimage to Joseph’s Tomb in Nablus

Jewish settlers praying in Joseph’s Tomb in the West Bank city of Nablus, Dec. 28, 2010. (Kobi Gideon / Flash90)

Jewish settlers praying in Joseph’s Tomb in the West Bank city of Nablus, Dec. 28, 2010. (Kobi Gideon / Flash90)

(JTA) – Palestinians in the West Bank city of Nablus threw firebombs and fired guns at Israeli soldiers escorting Jewish pilgrims to visit Joseph’s Tomb.

The Israeli security forces also found two explosive devices in the tomb, which were defused by sappers. [Read more…]

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Palestinian woman shot after attempting to stab Border Policeman in West Bank

(JTA) – A Palestinian woman who attempted to stab a Border Policeman in the West Bank was shot and wounded.

The woman pulled out a sharp object later identified as a pair of scissors and tried to stab the Border Policeman who was performing a security check at a gas station near the Kfar Adumim settlement, according to the Israel Police. Police officers also found a knife in the woman’s bag. [Read more…]

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