Jerusalem—Russia has sent ground forces into battle for the first time in Syria, according to Kuwait daily, al-Rai.
JERUSALEM—Two Palestinian high school girls, cousins aged 14 and 16, from a refugee camp north of Jerusalem, skipped school Monday morning and took a tram to the Jewish side of the city. Leaving their school bags on a bench, they proceeded toward the main market place until they encountered an elderly man whom they began to stab.
JERUSALEM—After a few days of relative quiet, the two-month old Palestinian mini-intifada resumed Thursday with attacks on the West Bank and Tel Aviv that some officials believe may have been influenced by Islamic State’s recent rampage in Paris.
JERUSALEM—Reviving a controversial anti-terror measure—destruction of the homes of militants responsible for fatal attacks—Israeli security forces scored a quick success over last weekend when a Palestinian man turned in his son rather than risk the family home being demolished.
JERUSALEM—Although the Islamic State has forces close to two of Israel’s borders, Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon said Monday, it has chosen thus far to avoid a direct clash with Israel.
JERUSALEM—The pregnant Palestinian woman in a wheelchair being pushed through the entrance of the Hebron hospital at 3 A.M. Thursday by an unusually large contingent of anxious relatives drew scant attention from the staff on duty, accustomed to late night arrivals at the maternity ward.
JERUSALEM—The bodyguard who failed to prevent the shots that killed Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin in 1995, speaking publicly for the first time, said this week that the assassination would haunt him until his dying day.
JERUSALEM—Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guard Corps has brought charges of mutiny against several of its senior commanders for refusing to fight in Syria, according to one of the Arab world’s leading newspapers, Asharq Al-Awsat.
JERUSALEM—Israeli intelligence intercepts of Islamic State communications in Sinai provided the first indications that the crash of a Russian airliner last week was not due to a malfunction but to a bomb, according to foreign media reports.
Israeli police are having a more difficult time preventing Israeli civilians from attacking cornered Palestinian terrorists than in dealing with the terrorists themselves, a senior Israeli police officer said on Wednesday.