Five Palestinians are in custody. Charged in the murder last month of an Israeli in the West Bank. The accused trigerman, identified by Shin Bet as Mohammed Abu Shaheen, is said to have ties to an armed group linked to Fatah. Fatah is the party of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. The victim was not a settler but a hiker, 25-year-old Danny Gonen.
The leader of Lebanon’s resistance movement, Hezbollah, has slammed Israel as a hypocrite entity, which is the source of terrorism and is now claiming to fight terrorism.
Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah who was speaking on the occasion of International Quds Day said Israel was initially created by a terrorist organization and through committing acts of terror. He said Israel has formed an alliance with certain Arab regimes and they are now supporting Takfiri militants in Syria, Iraq and elsewhere in the region.
The Hezbollah secretary general also criticized some Arab leaders for what he called selling out the Palestinian cause, nation and the holy city of Jerusalem al-Quds. According to Nasrallah, Israel and its allies, are trying to topple the Syrian government, a member of the axis of resistance, because if Syria falls then Palestine will fall and al-Quds will be lost forever.
Hamas says it will not enter into talks to swap prisoners with Israel until people who were rearrested following a previous prisoner swap are first released. Hamas says more than 70 Palestinians who were freed in a deal in previous exchange have been rearrested. Hamas says they must be released first before they’ll consider trading two Israelis who are being held in Gaza for even more Palestinians held by Israel. This even though Hamas hasn’t actually publicly acknowledged holding the two Israelis who voluntarily crossed over into Gaza and then disappeared.
Israeli officials say they want to hold talks with Hamas regarding the exchange of prisoners. prisoners.
Two Israelis are being held in Gaza after crossing the border. An Ethiopian Israeli and a Bedouin Israeli. Little is known about the Bedouin captive. But the family of the Ethiopian is calling for his release. Calling his imprisonment “a serious humanitarian case.”
The family is imploring the Israeli government to bring him home, “safe and sound.”
Security cameras captured a group of Palestinians Thursday, throwing Molotov cocktails at two police squads in Ma’ale ha-Zeitim in East Jerusalem while the neighborhood of Beit Hanina also displayed a disturbing sign supportive of violence – graffiti of the flag championed by ISIS.
In response to being pelted with stones, a brigade commander in the IDF’s Judea and Samaria Division shot and killed a Palestinian on Friday morning, the IDF confirmed.
Palestinian rioters began throwing stones at Col. Israel Shomer’s vehicle and in response, after firing warning shots he opened fire and killed one of them. The victim was identified as a seventeen-year-old named Muhammad al-Casba.
A leading Mennonite group has delayed a decision on divesting from companies with business tied to Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories.
The Mennonite Church USA was set to vote this week on whether they should sell off stock in companies “known to be profiting from the occupation” and from “destruction of life and property” in the territories. A church spokeswoman said delegates at a national meeting in Kansas City, Missouri, voted 418-336 to table the resolution until their next assembly two years from now. Twenty-eight delegates abstained.
In an exclusive report issued by 0404 Newson Thursday, the Israeli news site reported on Palestinian vandals igniting fires with Molotov cocktails, then ambushing and stoning firefighters who arrived at the scene to extinguish the flames.
The latest incident, according to the report, occurred in Jerusalem’s suburb of Pisgat Zeev.