One killed and another wounded in air force attack launched just hours after Islamic Jihad said it had agreed to a cease-fire; 10 Palestinian gunmen and one Israeli civlian killed in cross-border violence since last week.
Egyptian officials had been working to cease-fire after weekend of escalating violence left nine Palestinian gunmen and an Israel civilian dead.
Iron Dome missile defense system successfully intercepts a Grad rocket launched at Ashdod early Sunday; 11 rockets and mortar shells launched into Israel overnight, after man succumbs to shrapnel wounds from day before.
'We can apparently expect an escalation at least over the next day and maybe for a number of days beyond that,' says Col. Doron Mor-Yosef, Home Front Command southern district commander.
Strike kills Islamic Jihad commander, 4 munition experts; IDF sources say strike targeted cell responsible for launching Grad rocket at Israel earlier this week.
Among the rubble, and despite the lasting trauma from the quake of 1999, Turkey showed in its predominantly civil response to this week's disaster that it learned its lessons.
The authorities say they have already brought 25,000 tents to quake-stricken area but these were far from sufficient. The shortage of tents, coupled with the approaching winter, led Turkey to ask 30 states for mobile homes
The media's focus on the earthquake has distracted attention from the fighting in Iraq, but Erdogan understands that while he is sending the army to kill Iraqi Kurdish fighters, he cannot allow thousands of Turkish Kurds to freeze.
Turkey says decision to allow Iranian help not meant as offense to Israel; first Israeli aid convoy, including seven protable structures, to depart for Turkey on Wednesday afternoon.
Israel to airlift prefabricated homes to Turkey, which will provide temporary housing for families whose homes were destroyed and are now stuck in constant rain and single-digit Celsius overnight temperatures.