Attempted terror attack thwarted at Jerusalem checkpoint

Attempts terror attack thwarted at Jerusalem checkpoint

A Palestinian teenager who rushed toward Israeli Security Forces at a border-crossing with a knife in hand was shot dead, in what police identified as a nationalistically motivated act of terror. Jerusalem police commissioner Yoram Halevi, who arrived at the Az-Zaayyem security crossing – which separates Jerusalem from the West Bank – provided a statement … Read more

Two deadly terror attacks plague Israel in in less than 24 hours

A series of terror attacks plagued Israel during the day, in which a number of Israeli soldiers and police officers were wounded in two separate incidents. The first incident occurred in the Old City of Jerusalem early this morning, when a 26 years-old Palestinian resident of the West Bank, stabbed and moderately wounded two border-police … Read more

Two West Bank terror attacks reported in four days

The Israeli military has reinforced its forces across the West Bank, in the wake of the shooting attack at the Ofra junction earlier this week. The reinforcements consist of several companies that will, according to an IDF statement, focus on providing roadside security for Israeli civilians in addition to assisting the in the ongoing search … Read more

Israel suspends security coordination with PA

Jerusalem has decided to halt its security coordination with the Palestinian Authority in the areas surrounding Jerusalem, after Palestinian police units, in violation of the Oslo Accords, arrested a resident of East Jerusalem in the West Bank city of Ramallah, who holds an Israeli ID card. The man, Issam Akel, is suspected by the Palestinian … Read more

Israel deploys a large number of armored forces along the Gaza border

The Israeli military has deployed a large number of armored forces along the border with the Gaza Strip, in an apparent move signaling a shift in Israel’s expected response to future violence emanating from the Hamas-run territory. The massive deployment along the Palestinian enclave came in response to a decision taken, during yesterday’s cabinet meeting … Read more

Palestinians in Ramallah protest security cooperation with Israel

Palestinians took to the streets of the West Bank city of Ramallah, to violent protests against the Palestinian Authority’s ongoing security cooperation with Israel. The protests came after Palestinian intelligence agencies, in apparent cooperation with Israeli intelligence agencies, proceeded with a manhunt after members of a terror cell heavily suspected of an intent to carry out … Read more

A Palestinian shooting attack wounds three IDF soldiers, assailant killed

Three IDF soldiers were injured last night in a shooting attack near the West Bank settlement of Beit El. Soldiers at the scene responded by opening fire and killing the attacker, who was identified as an officer with the Palestinian security services. The three wounded Israeli soldiers were treated at the scene, after which they … Read more

Tension rises after Palestinian government postpones local-elections

Tension is rising between Palestinian factions after the Palestinian government in Ramallah decided to postpone local elections due to a court ruling. On September 8th, the Palestinian Supreme Court ruled that the local elections, originally scheduled for October 8th, could not go ahead after Hamas disputed party lists drawn up by Western-backed President Mahmoud Abbas’s … Read more

Palestinian rally in support of president Abbas after attending Peres funeral

Several hundred Palestinians held a rally in the West Bank city of Ramallah in support of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, after he was criticized for attending the funeral of former Israeli President Shimon Peres. “Regardless of whether we agree with him or not about the visit which he sees as politically justified, President Abu Mazen … Read more