The top 8 headlines you might have missed / Haaretz Newsline, December 3
From European countries summoning the Israeli envoys over settlement expansion to a report in The Atlantic saying Israel asked Jordan for green light to attack Syria WMD sites, Haaretz brings you the top headlines you might have missed.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has sent representatives of the Mossad intelligence agency to Amman twice in the last two months to coordinate an attack on Syria's chemical weapons facilities with the Jordanians and receive their "permission" for the operation, according to a report by journalist Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton hopes NATO allies will reach a deal this week on stationing Patriot missiles in Turkey to defend against possible Syrian attacks, senior U.S. officials said. Turkey, which has made a formal request to NATO to help it bolster its air defenses, is a big supporter of rebels fighting to oust Syria's President Bashar Assad.
Lebanon's state-run National News Agency said late Sunday that Lebanese soldiers stationed near the village of Qaa in the Bekaa Valley exchanged fire with Syrian rebels after they had been shot at from across the border.
Britain, France, and Sweden summoned the Israeli ambassadors to their countries on Monday to express their condemnation of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's decision to move settlement construction ahead in the area known as E1, between Ma’aleh Adumim and Jerusalem. A senior European diplomat said the countries plan to take real action against Israel, possibly including the unprecedented step of recalling their own ambassadors.
Two yarmulke-clad youths went to the IDF induction center in Tel Hashomer on Thursday to distribute fliers promoting "price tag" revenge attacks against Palestinians and urging recruits to refuse orders that contradict Jewish law. The IDF said the activists were candidates for Shin Bet, and had handed out the fliers without permission from army officials.
Three Israeli residents of West Bank settlements were arrested on Monday morning for allegedly torching a Palestinian vehicle and planning to carry out an additional "price tag" revenge attack in the area. There have been multiple price tag attacks following Israel's recent military confrontation with Hamas in the Gaza Strip.
Peace Now condemned the recent occupation of a 5-story building in East Jerusalem by Israeli settlers, calling it a 'dangerous provocation' and an obstacle to negotiations for a two-state solution.
A Palestinian man was shot and killed by Israeli security forces in a suspected terror attack in the in the northern West Bank on Monday morning. Four Israeli Shin Bet officers were lightly wounded in the incident after he had rammed his car into their jeep.