A Palestinian home was set on fire Wednesday night in the village of Sinjil, northeast of Ramallah in the West Bank, in a suspected "price tag" attack. Five Palestinians residing there suffered from smoke inhalation. “Regards from Eden, Revenge” was sprayed on one of the walls of the house, indicating that the act may have been carried out to avenge the murder of Private Eden Attias, a 19-year-old Israeli soldier who was stabbed to death by a Palestinian teen on a bus earlier Wednesday.
The World Health Organization has officially declared a polio emergency in the Middle East, after 13 confirmed cases of the disease left its victims partially paralyzed.
A young Palestinian from East Jerusalem was compelled to board a flight at Ben Gurion Airport last week without his shoes, coat, laptop, camera and carry-on hand luggage, which had been seized by security personnel. Six days after the flight, the Taekwondo expert is still waiting for his personal effects to be returned to him in Seoul.
The Keshet production company will film DIG, a new drama series for American network NBC, in Jerusalem's City of David.
The Palestinian envoys to the peace talks with Israel will either be replaced in the coming days or be joined by new negotiators, senior Palestinian officials told Haaretz on Thursday.
The Tel Aviv District Police are investigating a complaint that a well-known Israeli singer has had sexual relations with a 15-year-old girl on several occasions in recent months, with some of the acts being recorded on a cellphone.
Tensions heightened and rhetoric escalated between Washington and Jerusalem on Tuesday as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry gave what was described as a “fairly anti-Israeli” briefing on Capitol Hill while his State Department dismissed Israeli evaluations of the proposed nuclear deal with Iran as “inaccurate, exaggerated and not based in reality.”
Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah said on Thursday his militant Shi'ite group, which has been fighting alongside President Bashar Assad's forces in Syria's civil war, would stay in Syria for as long as necessary.
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