Police have found the bodies of the three Israeli teenagers kidnapped by Hamas activists three weeks ago.
This evening Israeli authorities confirmed reports that the human remains found earlier this evening near Hebron were the bodies of the abducted teenagers.
The security cabinet convened an emergency meeting as the IDF boosted its military presence around Hebron.
The Israeli air force has hit a target in the northern Gaza Strip, killing two people and wounding several others, according to Palestinian reports.
The Palestinian Health Ministry said the target was a vehicle driving along Gaza’s main coastal road near the al-Shati refugee camp, not far from the home of Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh.
Israel’s internal security agency, the Shin Bet, has named two men it suspects of having abducted three Israeli teenagers in the West Bank two weeks ago.
Photographs of Marwan Kawasme and Amar Abu Aysha, two longstanding Hamas activists from the Hebron region, were distributed to the press yesterday.
A letter from an Israeli Chief Rabbi arguing that the closeness of Islam to Judaism could help the cause of Middle East peace is to go on sale tomorrow.
It was written by Israel’s first Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi, Isaac Herzog, in 1954 to Professor Abraham Katsh, who had published a book on “Judaism in Islam”,
Israeli authorities have accused a terrorist released in the Shalit deal of murdering Baruch Mizrahi, the police officer killed on Passover eve near Hebron on April 14.
The accused, Ziad Awad, 42, a resident of the Arab village of Idna near Hebron, was arrested by an elite police unit while they were searching for the three abducted boys last week.
At dusk, the front garden of the house where yeshivah student Naftali Frenkel lived until his kidnap is bathed in light which breaks through tightly-drawn curtains.
Policemen, armed with automatic weapons and flanked by security volunteers, circle the property.
Neighbours hurry by, making their apologies to journalists, keen for a comment from someone who knows.
King's College London's newly launched Israel Society held its first event last week, when Father Gabriel Nadaf visited campus.
The Greek Orthodox priest, who encourages Arab Christians to participate in military and national service, is a leading and sometime controversial voice in Israeli politics.
Israel's efforts to rescue three kidnapped teenagers continued late Tuesday night, with the arrest of 64 Palestinians – including 51 prisoners who were released in 2011 in exchange for soldier Gilad Shalit.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has condemned the firing of a rocket into southern Israel from the Gaza Strip this morning.
Israel said it would hold Mr Abbas responsible for future rocket attacks coming from Gaza after the swearing in of a new Fatah-Hamas unity government earlier this month.
Knesset members are voting in a secret ballot today to decide who will be the 10th president of Israel after a controversial campaign mired in scandal and political intrigue.
One of the main frontrunners, veteran Labour politician Binyamin Ben Eliezer, was forced to pull out of the race after allegations of financial misconduct.