Woman approached the soldiers at the Qalandiya checkpoint on foot on the vehicles lane with unidentified object in hand and ignored calls to stop, leading the security forces to shoot and neutralize her, lightly wounding her. No weapon found on her person.
Roi Yanovsky 13:59 , 27.02.17
The rocket, which did not activate the Code Red siren, landed in open area in Sha'ar HaNegev on Monday morning and caused no damage and no injuries; the rocket marks the seventh fired at Israel in the last month.
Yoav Zitun, Matan Tzuri, Elior Levy 13:15 , 27.02.17
Judges determine that Shlomo Pinto should receive a sentence consistent with what a terrorist would get for attempted murder due to the severity, premeditated nature and nationalist motivation of his crime.
Ahiya Ravad and Gilad Morag 12:56 , 27.02.17
The looming release of the State Comptroller's report on tunnels and Operation Protective Edge is rousing as much a storm in the political realm as it is in the IDF and public sphere. Sderot mayor: 'We need to draw conclusions and not look for people to blame.'
Matan Tzuri and Isaac Dabush 11:06 , 27.02.17
The former defense minister believes it was the arrest of about 50 released prisoners from the Shalit deal, along with hundreds of other Palestinians in the West Bank, which caused Hamas to quickly accelerate the situation, leading to Operation Protective Edge.
Yossi Yehoshua 10:08 , 27.02.17
Ahead of the State Comptroller's report dealing with the tunnel threat and Operation Protective Edge, Channel 2 quotes sources both in and out of the cabinet saying the Gaza terror organization still has a considerable amount of tunnels crossing into Israel.
ynet 09:04 , 27.02.17
IDF and security forces have begun the process of evicting residents of nine homes in Ofra, two days before the scheduled move. Their efforts are focused on an empty house, in which protesters planned to barricade themselves.
TPS, Elisha Ben Kimon 22:28 , 26.02.17
On the national day to celebrate families, the Jewish state's Air Force makes sure to show that its ranks include all kinds of families—one-parent, gay, Druze—and that they're all part of the IAF family. Blue and White Pride provides assistance to integrating LGBT soldiers in the IDF.
Yoav Zitun & J. S. Herzog 21:37 , 26.02.17
The Institute of Forensic Medicine at Abu Kabir determines that no direct connection can be established between the strangulation marks found on the old man's body and his death. Consequently, the alleged murder charges have been removed against the nursing home employee.
Roi Yanovsky 20:20 , 26.02.17
After several warnings, Health Minister Yaakov Litzman has ordered hospitals to stop admitting Syrian refugees starting next week if government does not help to provide assistance to allay the financial costs involved; ‘government has only reimbursed us partially.’
Rotem Elizera 16:05 , 26.02.17
As Haifa District Court deliberates over a petition by Haifa Chemicals seeking to keep the facility open, despite one report describing it as a ‘ticking time bomb’ that could potentially claim half a million lives, 3,000 people gather outside the court, calling for its immediate closure and relocation; ‘Hezbollah’s Secretary General was absolutely right about the destructive potential of the ammonia tank.’
Ahiya Raved 11:26 , 26.02.17
Speaking in a conference ahead of the publication of a state comptroller report this week, which is expected to contain a myriad of reservations about the handling of the 2014 Gaza campaign, Gantz insists on operation's success; says he is 'prepared to go to the next round with the intelligence as it was in the last one.'
Moran Azulay 09:55 , 26.02.17
New bill would direct the Montana Board of Investments to sever ties with companies supporting the BDS movement and bar public agencies from doing business with such companies as well; opponents say bill might infringe on free trade and speech.
Associated Press 09:23 , 26.02.17
IDF forces from the Northern Command fired tear gas at Lebanese protestors who crossed the border Saturday near Kibbutz Manara to demonstrate against reports of alleged Israeli 'spying equipment' being installed in Lebanon; protestors were pushed back into Lebanese territory.
Yoav Zitun and Roi Kais 14:14 , 25.02.17
According to initial details, the minibus crashed after the driver lost control of the vehicle on a wet road in the central city of Morón; identity and other information on victims will be released soon. Canada is assisting Israel with information via embassies, as Israel and Cuba have no direct diplomatic relations.
Itay Blumenthal and Moran Azulay 12:54 , 25.02.17
In remarks to the Representative Council of the Jewish Institutions of France, President Hollande reiterated that peace depends on two states for two peoples, while also noting that anti-Zionism is 'anti-Semitism in disguise.'
Ilana Messika/TPS 11:02 , 25.02.17
Dozens of Palestinians and foreign activists mark 23rd anniversary of closure of Shuhada Street in Hebron with protest; Protestors throw shoes at a poster bearing Trump's image, due to his perceived anti-Palestinian policies.
Reuters 19:06 , 24.02.17
UN Human Rights Spokesperson Ravina Shamdasani compares Elor Azaria's 18-month sentence for killing 'a wounded Palestinian' with three-year sentences given to Palestinian children for throwing stones; she declares that the case reinforces a 'culture of impunity.'
Reuters 15:21 , 24.02.17
Accusing the NGO of 'propaganda,' the Interior Ministry denies a visa to HRW's regional director, US citizen Omar Shakir, who says decision 'puts Israel in the company of heavily repressive states like North Korea, Iran and Sudan.'
Associated Press 11:17 , 24.02.17
US President Donald Trump says he likes the concept of a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict; in an interview with Reuters, he reaffirms that he 'likes' the two-state solution, but: 'I ultimately like what the both parties like.'
Reuters 10:45 , 24.02.17
Hamas apprehended Abera Mengistu more than 2 years ago after he crossed into the Gaza Strip; after years of fighting and dwindling concern and assistance by the government, his family has grown tired of fighting for his return.
Danny Adeno Abebe 18:26 , 23.02.17
The Hamas drone was shot down by an Israel Air Force fighter jet before it managed to enter Israel while it was flying from the Gaza Strip to the Mediterranean; IAF: 'The IDF will not allow any airspace violation and will act resolutely against any such attempts.'
Yoav Zitun & Reuters 16:31 , 23.02.17
After detonation devices were placed in properties belonging to multiple famous figures over the past few weeks, police discovered an explosive device in a vacant apartment; an investigation was opened to determine whether there was a link with the recent celebrity-targeting bombing campaign.
Eli Senyor 15:09 , 23.02.17
In an unusual move, court adds additional year to prison sentence of former Ashkenazi chief Rabbi Metzger, who in January signed a plea bargain stipulating he would serve 3.5 years for a string of corruption offences; Judge notes that Metzger would have received 6-9 years had he rejected the deal.
Liran Levi 14:25 , 23.02.17
Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked is celebrating her success in appointing three conservative Supreme Court judges, telling Ynet: 'Political decisions should be left to the government and the Knesset. They were the ones chosen by the people; they are the authority for it.'
Moran Azulay & Attila Somfalvi 13:06 , 23.02.17
The man was reportedly angry his flight was delayed due to a technical issue and threatened while on the plane that he will activate the bomb if the flight doesn't take off; media in the country report he is expected to be expelled, while Israeli Foreign Ministry is looking into reports.
Ynet 11:01 , 23.02.17
Public security minister justifies his original labelling of a Bedouin man who was shot to death in Umm al-Hiran last month by police as a terrorist, insisting that they were based on information provided by witnesses from the scene: However, Erdan acknowledges that an apology will have to be issued if investigation concludes that the deceased was not engaged in an attempted terror attack.
Roi Yanovsky 10:51 , 23.02.17
'Our trade is $1 billion. It should be at least double or triple that,' the Israeli prime minister tells his Australian counterpart Malcolm Turnbull during visit to Sydney; the two governments signed cooperation agreements on technological innovation and air services.
Associated Press 09:01 , 23.02.17
Explosive thrown at IDF force from the Paratroopers Brigade's 101st Battalion while it was securing the entrance to Joseph's Tomb in Balata as Jewish worshipers visited; soldier treated on the scene and then taken to the hospital.
Yoav Zitun 08:30 , 23.02.17
A document made public on Tuesday shows the costs of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's recent trip to the US; some of the pricier items on the list include $13,000 for phone calls and $3,500 for hair and makeup for Netanyahu and his wife Sara.
Itamar Eichner 22:11 , 22.02.17
A major offensive by an ISIS-allied group in the tri-border region of Syria, Jordan and Israel has quickly captured four villages and is endangering the strategic city of Daraa, whose southwest suburb is already under the control of the group.
Roi Kais 22:11 , 22.02.17
Cabinet Secretary Tzachi Braverman is after MK Yoel Hasson (Zionist Union) after the latter Tweeted a fake resignation letter from the PM; Braverman is attempting to convince the AG to pursue criminal complaint over PM's signature forgery.
Itamar Eichner 20:53 , 22.02.17
Eisenkot asserts Nasrallah's recent threats to fire rockets at sensitive facilities in Haifa and Dimona are merely meant to create deterrence and maintain the status quo with Israel while his organization was deep in crisis over its involvement in Syria.
Yoav Zitun 18:35 , 22.02.17
In a break with convention, Lahav 433—the unit responsible for the most important investigations the police conduct—will likely pass to Commissioner Alsheikh instead of the new head of the Investigations and Intelligence Unit.
Meir Turjeman 18:08 , 22.02.17
As the police continue to investigate the circumstances leading to the death of Yaqoub Abu al-Qiyan in Umm al-Hiran last month, testimony surfaces from one of the officers who opened fire who insists his warning shots went unheeded; meanwhile, family calls on public security minister and police chief to resign; ‘my brother was murdered.’
Roi Yanovsky, Ilana Curiel and Alexandra Lukash 16:09 , 22.02.17
Amid reports that the investigation is expected to conclude that the incident, in which a Bedouin man and Israeli officer were killed, will not be classified as a terror attack, Roni Alsheikh denies decision has yet been reached: ‘We’ll refrain from addressing the issue before the end of the investigation.’
Ilana Curiel and Roi Yanovsky 13:16 , 22.02.17
As the police continue in their efforts to identify perpetrators of anti-Semitic desecration of Jewish cemetery, family members visit the site hoping that their relatives’ tombstones were not among those toppled.
Tzipi Shmilovitz and AP 11:16 , 22.02.17
As Netanyahu pays first ever visit by a serving Israeli leader to Australia, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull emphasizes his country’s commitment to achieving a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict; reaffirms country’s commitment to supporting Israel, while pledging to oppose any ‘one-sided’ UN resolutions.
Associated Press, Reuters 10:15 , 22.02.17
After an event supposed to take place at Trinity College in Dublin involving Israeli Ambassador Ze’ev Boker was cancelled following pro-Palestinian protests and demonstrations, Trinity College officials issue apology.
Ynet 10:12 , 22.02.17
Former defense minister’s comments come in response to criticism levelled against him by the courts at Sgt. Elor Azaria’s sentencing, denouncing him for condemning the soldier in the midst of the investigation: Ya’alon says he, the PM and IDF chief took decision together ‘to prevent this incident from being used as proof of the Palestinian blood libel theory that we perform extrajudicial executions.’
Yoav Zitun 20:22 , 21.02.17
Following sentencing of her brother for the manslaughter of a neutralized terrorist, Eti Azaria slams country, lauds her brother on Facebook: 'I am ashamed of my country. Elor, you are our hero.'
Itay Blumental, Yonatan Baniyeh and Yoav Zitun 19:07 , 21.02.17
Despite suspicions that notion of a 2-state solution may be off the table, particularly amid President Trump's recent statements implying as much, Jordan's king and Egypt's president reiterate that there will be no departure from traditional demands, including east Jerusalem.
Reuters 18:07 , 21.02.17
An event supposed to take place at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland involving Israeli Ambassador Ze’ev Boker was cancelled following pro-Palestinian protests and demonstrations; the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs is 'shocked and saddened.'
Ynet News 15:22 , 21.02.17
No supervision, no standards, no budget, no demand; Health Minister Yaakov Litzman demands urgent transference of funds for elderly care reform.
Rotem Elizera, Eitan Glickman, Telem Yahav and Yuval Karni 14:13 , 21.02.17
United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley's adamantly pro-Israeli words spoken against the UN have swept the web; even Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shared the video and posted a thanks on Facebook.
Itamar Eichner 10:24 , 21.02.17
5 soldiers from the Kfir Brigade are given 21 days' detention for leaving their post near the Gaza Strip; the soldiers state they did so to protest the unit's manpower shortage; IDF Spokesperson Unit insists soldiers 'understood the severity of their actions.'
Yoav Zitun 23:38 , 20.02.17
After an undercover investigation into abuse at a Haifa nursing home uncovered widespread instances of negligence and violence against the elderly by employees, both public and government officials are calling for reform.
Alexandra Lukash and Rotem Elizera 22:44 , 20.02.17
Minister of the Interior Aryeh Deri writes to Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit requesting permission to begin proceedings to revoke Mohammad Shinawi's citizenship following the murder of Guy Kafri in January.
Ahiya Ravad 20:20 , 20.02.17
Mother of three year old picks up son from Jerusalem kindergarten to find him bruised and lethargic; X-Ray shows he suffers from a fractured cheekbone; kindergarten teacher claims he tripped and fell, while child tells mother he was pushed onto sink.
Ariela Sternbach 20:17 , 20.02.17
A new waste sorting center is to be built close to Lake Kinneret and streams that flow into it; locals, concerned that giant site will cause noise, air and water pollution, have petitioned Ministry of Environmental Protection to find alternative location; Ministry promises that 'If the site is to be built, it will need to meet the most stringent standards.'
Amir Ben-David 18:51 , 20.02.17
Indictment issued against 35-year-old Tayibe resident for contact with ISIS and swearing allegiance to organization’s leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi; suspect planned an attack against IDF soldiers on a bus in Tel Aviv, distributed instructions on how to prepare explosive devices and toxins which can be incorporated in the devices, including Sarin gas.
Yoav Zitun and Gilad Morag 14:38 , 20.02.17
On his first visit to Singapore, Prime Minister Netanyahu claims 'we are kindred spirits'; Treated to a warm welcome by the Singaporean Prime Minister, Netanyahu was repeatedly told of Singapore’s belief in a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict ‘as the only way to bring peace and security to both peoples.’
Associated Press and Itamar Eichner 13:43 , 20.02.17
The remand of four caregivers suspected of abuse in a Haifa nursing home has been extended while the home’s director has been fired; images evoke anger from Prime Minister Netanyahu: ‘This goes against all our Jewish values and the basic values of the State of Israel’; cameras installed in bedrooms of home’s residents.
Ahiya Raved and Rotem Elizera 11:29 , 20.02.17
IDF confirms 2 rockets fired from the Sinai Peninsula landed in the Eshkol Regional Council; no injuries or damages reported; launches come against background of ISIS reports that the IDF killed five of its fighters with a UAV on Saturday.
Yoav Zitun 10:41 , 20.02.17
Speaking at a Security Cabinet meeting on Sunday, Netanyahu said President Trump’s recent request to ‘hold back’ on construction in the West Bank may impede his ability to deliver a promise to found an alternative settlement for the evacuees on the land of their choosing; Likud members fear failure to fulfill pledge could precipitate Bayit Yehudi's exit from the government, risking its demise.
Itamar Eichner 09:47 , 20.02.17
Netanyahu confirms veracity of reports in Israeli media that he attended a clandestine summit, joined by Egyptian, Jordanian and US leaders; Jordan claims efforts underway ‘to restart the negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians based on a two-state solution, which is the only solution to the conflict.'
Itamar Eichner, Roi Kais and Reuters 22:06 , 19.02.17
Despite expectations that the new year would mark a decrease in the number of murders in the Arab sector, stats bode poorly for an optimistic conclusion to 2017; 'Not a weekend goes by without a murder or attempted murder.'
Hassan Shaalan 21:11 , 19.02.17
Speaking at the Munich Security Conference, Avigdor Lieberman and the Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir align against Iran, urge the international community to punish its aggression despite the two countries having no formal diplomatic relations; Turkey also joined the apparent united front, with the country’s foreign minister praising normalization with Israel.
Itamar Eichner and Reuters 20:06 , 19.02.17
Col. Eyal Karim pledges his loyalty at the President's Residence, thereby joining the Chief Rabbinate Council, which is in charge of contemporary halachic questions; Karim's nomination to IDF chief rabbi was marred by past comments he made permitting the rape of women in times of war, attributing illness to gays and advocating for refusing commander's orders.
Itamar Eichner 18:54 , 19.02.17
An undercover investigation into abuse at a Haifa nursing home uncovers widespread instances of physical abuse, humiliation and threats against the elderly by employees; public outcry over the story calls for justice and measures to protect residents.
Telem Yahav and Lior El Hai 12:48 , 19.02.17
Western intelligence officials express 'grave concerns' that the Lebanese terror organization was able to obtain P-800 Onyx supersonic anti-ship cruise missiles, the likes of which Israel has reportedly tried to prevent it from having.
Ronen Bergman 11:23 , 19.02.17
Omar Abdel-Rahman, the extremist Muslim cleric known as 'the blind sheikh' convicted of conspiracy in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and planning more attacks as part of a "war of urban terrorism" in the United States, died on Saturday in a North Carolina prison, authorities say.
Reuters 21:52 , 18.02.17
At the beginning of winter, the fighters of the IDF Alpine Unit receive their reserve orders and head to Mt. Hermon since only they know how to execute military operations in the heavy snow; Ynet joins the unit on one of its patrol in extreme weather conditions.
Itay Blumental 20:55 , 18.02.17
Michel Aoun joins Hezbollah leader Nasrallah in threatening the Jewish state; in response to Israeli ambassador to UN's letter, which the Lebanese president deemed in part to be 'masked' threats without specifying.
Reuters & Ynet 19:40 , 18.02.17
In a series of Tweets Friday, Bayit Hayehudi ministers of both education and justice, Naftali Bennett and Ayelet Shaked, promised that the government will abide by an agreement to establish a new community for Amona evacuees.
Elisha Ben Kimon 11:13 , 18.02.17
The report alleges that both Michael Flynn and Nikki Haley, while on Trump's transition team, attempted to pressure Obama administration officials into vetoing the anti-settlement resolution in the UNSC; Samantha Power and foreign officials refused to answer phone calls from either Flynn or Haley.
Ynetnews 10:00 , 18.02.17
A massive public campaign urges Trump not to give up on Palestine by keeping with the longstanding US policy supporting a two-state solution; 'All of the letters focused on the Palestinians’ right to freedom and self-determination, putting an end to the occupation,' says the director of the Palestinian youth center behond the campaign.
Ynet 22:42 , 17.02.17
Technological and Logistics Directorate Head Brig. Gen. Nehemiah Sokel is investigated by the Military Police, on suspicion of receiving a NIS 1,000 discount for his son, from the father of a female soldier, after helping her transfer to another base due to an alleged harrasment incident.
Yoav Zitun 18:03 , 17.02.17
On his way back to Israel from the US, Netanyahu tells reporters that he intends to appoint Minister of Regional Cooperation Tzachi Hanegbi to be the interim minister of Communications for the next 3 months.
Itamar Eichner 16:02 , 17.02.17