U.S. State Dept. condemns 'vicious terrorist attack' that killed Palestinian infant (Haaretz)
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Israeli PM to Palestinian President Abbas: We must fight terror together (Haaretz)
U.S.-led coalition stages 41 airstrikes on ISIS targets in Syria and Iraq - joint command (Reuters)
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At least 1,000 Israeli Arabs protest death of Palestinian infant in deadly West Bank arson (Haaretz)
Opposition chairman Herzog visits Palestinian family wounded in arson attack (Haaretz)
President Rivlin, Peres to address gay pride events Saturday in wake of stabbing attack (Haaretz)
EU demands zero tolerance towards settler violence; urges Israel to protect Palestinians (Haaretz)
Firebombs and stones thrown in Jerusalem's Old City; officer lightly wounded (Haaretz)
Magnitude 5.2 earthquake hits central Iran (Reuters)
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Initial report: Gun shots fired from car in West Bank; no injuries reported (Haaretz)
Abbas: West Bank arson is a 'crime against humanity', vows to petition ICC (Haaretz)
Lebanon declares state holiday marking return of prisoners
Hezbollah: Israel's approval of prisoner swap demonstrates its humiliating failure in face of resistance.
A senior Hezbollah official said that Israel's approval of a prisoner swap with his group was an official admission of defeat as Lebanon declared a national holiday to celebrate the return of Lebanese fighters held in Israeli prisons.
Earlier Tuesday, the cabinet ratified a prisoner exchange deal, to be carried out Wednesday, which will see five Lebanese prisoners released and transferred to Lebanon in exchange for two Israel Defense Forces reservists abducted by the Lebanese militia in July 2006.
Hezbollah's commander in south Lebanon, Sheik Nabil Kaouk, said the prisoner exchange demonstrates Israel's "humiliating failure in confronting the resistance both militarily and politically."
Kaouk added that he considered Israel's ratification of the deal an official admission of defeat.
Later Tuesday, the Lebanese government announced that Wednesday will be a national holiday to celebrate the "liberation of prisoners from the jails of the Israeli enemy and the return of the remains of martyrs."