Israeli Soldiers Attacked in West Bank Refugee Camp

The Israeli separation barrier in the West Bank city of Bethlehem / AP

JERUSALEM—After two Israeli soldiers were attacked when they drove by accident into a West Bank refugee camp Monday night, the army ordered its Hannibal Procedure to be put into effect—namely to use massive fire, if necessary, to prevent soldiers being taken prisoner, even if it endangers the soldiers themselves.

Israeli Defense Minister Says Russia, U.S. Recognize Israel’s ‘Freedom to Act and to Defend’ Interests in Syria

Smoke rises after Russian airstrikes in Syria

JERUSALEM—Less than a week after Israel was reported to have rocketed Syrian army outposts in the Damascus area despite the Russian presence as defender of the Syrian regime, Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon said Monday that both Russia and the United States recognize Israel’s “freedom to act and to defend our interests” in Syria.