Israel

Israel hits back after Daesh-affiliated cell fires rockets from Gaza

By Josh Jackman, January 3, 2016

Israel has attacked four military locations in Gaza in response to rocket attacks from the region.

On Saturday morning, the Israeli Air Force “targeted two Hamas military training facilities and two other military sites,” according to official reports.

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'Arrest my son before he kills again', father of suspect in Tel Aviv bar shooting tells police

By JC Reporter, January 2, 2016

The gunman who killed two people and wounded seven more in a shooting at a Tel Aviv bar is thought to be a 29-year-old Israeli Arab called Nashat Milhem, according to Israeli media.

Police are still searching for the attacker who targeted the Simta bar on Dizengoff Street in a crowded area of the city centre on Friday.

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Two dead in shooting at Tel Aviv bar

By JC Reporter, January 1, 2016

Israeli police have launched a massive manhunt after a gunman killed two people and wounded at least seven others in an attack on a Tel Aviv bar.

The incident took place in the centre of the city, at the Simta bar on the corner of Dizengoff Street and Gordon Street.

The gunman is thought to have targeted a group celebrating a birthday, firing an automatic weapon before fleeing.

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Normal life in Israel

December 29, 2015

It is hardly something to celebrate that in recent years both a former Israeli president and now a former prime minister have been sent down for criminal offences. But in no other Middle Eastern nation could the law run its course in such a way. Investigations were carried out, charges made, and trials concluded — and the rest of Israel went about its normal business.

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Former Israeli prime minister Olmert jailed for accepting bribe

By Anshel Pfeffer, December 29, 2015

Ehud Olmert is due to enter Maasiyahu prison on February 15 after the Supreme Court upheld one of his convictions for bribe-taking on Tuesday in Jerusalem.

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Israel's head of missile defence sacked over security breach

By JC Reporter, December 28, 2015

Yair Ramati, the head of Israel's missile defence programmes, has been sacked for a "grave breach of information security", according to the country's defence ministry.

He had committed “severe information security violations,” and "relevant authorities" were investigating, the ministry said.

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IDF shells southern Lebanon after rocket attacks

By Naomi Firsht, December 20, 2015

The Israel Defence Forces have shelled southern Lebanon in response to a rocket fire attack on Israel.

IDF artillery units shelled targets in south Lebanon on Sunday after at least three rockets were fired into Israel.

At least one rocket landed in an open area near Nahariya, according to reports. There are no reports of injuries or damage.

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Rockets fired into northern Israel, no injuries reported

By Naomi Firsht, December 20, 2015

Rockets have been fired into northern Israel as the country prepares for a possible retaliation to the alleged killing of terror chief Samir Kuntar.

The Israeli Defence Forces has confirmed that three rockets hit northern Israel on Sunday.

At least one rocket landed in an open area near Nahariya, according to reports.

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Terror chief Samir Kuntar reportedly killed in Israeli strike

By Naomi Firsht, December 20, 2015

Terror chief Samir Kuntar has reportedly been killed in an Israeli air strike.

Arab media reported on Sunday morning that the Hezbollah-affiliated terrorist Samir Kuntar was killed in an Israeli Air Force attack near Damascus, along with eight other fighters.

Several IAF missiles struck Jaramana, a suburb of Damascus, late Saturday night, reports said.

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UK-Israel parliamentary group launched

By Naomi Firsht, December 15, 2015

The Deputy Speaker of the Knesset said a new UK-Israel parliamentary group would build on the “historic connection” between the two countries at the launch on Tuesday.

The group, headed by Deputy Knesset Speaker Hilik Bar and MK Yoav Kisch, aims to build ties between members of parliament in the two countries and will focus on co-operation in trade, science, education and technology.

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