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  • Israeli teens’ suspected abductors killed in firefight with IDF

    September 23, 2014 | 9:55 am

    The two Palestinian men suspected of kidnapping and killing three Israeli teens were killed in a firefight with Israeli troops during an operation to apprehend them.

    Marwan Kawasme and Omar Abu Aysha were killed early Tuesday morning in Hebron, where Israeli troops had surrounded...

  • Israel says it has arrested suspect in killing of 3 teenagers

    August 5, 2014 | 1:35 pm

    Israeli authorities said on Tuesday they had arrested a Palestinian suspected of being involved in the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teenagers in June.

    Hussam Kawasme, a 40-year-old resident of the West Bank city of Hebron, was arrested on July 11 in connection with the...

  • Five Palestinians killed in West Bank violence

    July 25, 2014 | 10:17 am

    Five Palestinians were killed in the West Bank on Friday in shootings involving both Israeli forces and a civilian who appeared to be a Jewish settler, medics and witnesses said.

    Three Palestinians were killed during clashes between Israeli forces shooting live bullets and...

  • In full recording of teen’s emergency call, kidnappers heard celebrating

    July 2, 2014 | 9:04 am

    The full recording of the emergency call placed by one of three abducted teens, in which the kidnappers can be heard celebrating, was released.

    Wednesday’s release of the full audio, which is 2 minutes, 9 seconds, comes a day after the first 49 seconds were released.

    In the...

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  • At teens’ funeral, personal grief and national solidarity merge

    July 1, 2014 | 4:42 pm

    They were their mothers’ sons. They were all of our sons. They were dear boys. They were martyrs for Israel. They were funny, clever, creative. They are the messengers of the Jewish people in heaven.

    The joint funeral Tuesday of Naftali Frenkel, Gilad Shaar and Eyal Yifrach...

  • Murdered teens to be buried side by side

    July 1, 2014 | 8:41 am

    The three kidnapped teens who were found murdered near Hebron will be buried side by side.

    Separate funerals are set for Tuesday afternoon for Gilad Shaar, Naftali Fraenkel and Eyal Yifrach in each of the teens’ home communities, after which they will be buried in the Modiin...

  • Home of Palestinian murder suspect can be razed, Israeli court rules

    July 1, 2014 | 8:37 am

    The army can raze the home of a Palestinian indicted in the Passover eve murder of a senior police officer, Israel’s Supreme Court ruled.

    The family of Ziad Awad on Tuesday morning was given 12 hours to remove its possessions from the West Bank residence in Idhna Village, near...

  • With discovery of Israeli teens’ bodies, national ordeal ends in tragedy

    June 30, 2014 | 2:36 pm

    A national ordeal here ended in tragedy as three Israeli teenagers kidnapped earlier this month were found dead near Hebron.

    The discovery of their bodies Monday night by the Israeli army and volunteer searchers brings to an unhappy conclusion the intensive effort to find the...

  • Israel finds bodies of three missing teens in West Bank

    June 30, 2014 | 10:00 am

    [June 30 at 5:14 p.m.] Aunt of murdered Israeli teen mourns: ‘His sisters don’t have a brother anymore’


     

    [June 30 at 5:07 p.m.] New Yorkers hold solidarity vigil for slain Israeli teenagers

    Several hundred people waving Israeli flags and expressing grief and solidarity held...

  • Israel names two Hamas militants as key suspects in kidnappings

    June 26, 2014 | 11:48 am

    Israel on Thursday named two Hamas Islamists as leading suspects in the June 12 kidnappings of three Israeli teenagers, in the most concrete report yet of results after weeks of searches in the West Bank.

    An Israeli military spokeswoman confirmed reports that troops were seeking...

  • Palestinian freed in Shalit swap charged in Passover murder

    June 23, 2014 | 2:35 pm

    One of two West Bank Palestinians charged in the fatal shooting of an Israeli police official was released in the Gilad Shalit prisoner exchange.

    The father and son were arrested last month according to a gag order lifted Monday, the same day they were charged.

    On Passover eve,...

  • As rescue is planned, security ramps up

    By Jared Sichel

    June 18, 2014 | 11:10 am

    Shortly after the June 12 kidnapping of three Israeli teens  — Gilad Shaar, Eyal Yifrach and Naftali Frenkel — Palestinian security forces found a torched Hyundai i35 with Israeli license plates near Hebron, just a few miles south of the Highway 60 junction where the teens were...

  • U.S. Consulate issues warning on West Bank travel

    June 16, 2014 | 1:58 pm

    American citizens should take precautions and avoid demonstrations during travel in the West Bank, the U.S. Consulate in Jerusalem warned.

    The Security Message for U.S. Citizens was emailed Monday to American citizens living in Israel who are registered with the consulate. It...

  • Hebron settlers’ spokesman: Bibi may suffer a fate worse than Sharon

    January 6, 2014 | 12:13 pm

    David Wilder, the spokesman for Hebron’s Jewish community, has written an article published by various right-wing Jewish outlets arguing that Ariel Sharon, Yitzhak Rabin and Menachem Begin all met unhappy ends because they surrendered land. And he warns Netanyahu that he is...

  • Palestinian hacker posts on Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook wall

    August 19, 2013 | 10:32 am

    A Palestinian hacker posted a message on Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s wall to show there is a bug in the social network’s security settings.

    Khalil Shreateh of Hebron posted information about the bug on Zuckerberg’s wall late last week following unsuccessful attempts to...

  • Israeli soldier caught beating Palestinian boy [VIDEO]

    August 5, 2013 | 10:03 am

    An Israeli soldier was caught on film kicking and hitting a 12-year-old Palestinian boy in Hebron.

    The video of the incident, which occurred on Saturday, was uploaded to YouTube by the pro-Palestinian International Solidarity Movement on Sunday and by Monday afternoon had been...

  • Troops erred in detaining Palestinian boy in Hebron, IDF says

    July 18, 2013 | 4:38 pm

    Israeli troops erred in detaining a 5-year-old Palestinian boy for throwing stones at soldiers at the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, an Israel Defense Forces official said.

    “We made a mistake during the event, both in detaining the boy and detaining his father,” Maj. Gen....

  • Palestinians riot over death, funeral of two teens, prisoner

    April 4, 2013 | 6:09 am

    Palestinians continued rioting in the Hebron area following the deaths of two Palestinian teens killed by Israeli troops and during the funeral of a Palestinian prisoner who died of cancer.

    A group of Palestinians threw firebombs on Wednesday night at an Israel Defense Forces...

  • Palestinian man killed by Israeli soldiers during violence near Hebron

    March 13, 2013 | 10:21 am

    A Palestinian man was killed by Israeli troops during a spate of violent activity near Hebron.

    The 25-year-old Palestinian man, who was a college student and youth movement leader, was shot in the head by Israeli troops who were being pelted by rocks thrown by residents of the...

  • Israeli troops kill Palestinian, wound two in West Bank clash

    March 13, 2013 | 3:25 am

    Israeli troops killed a Palestinian on Tuesday during a confrontation with a stone-throwing crowd in a flashpoint district of the occupied West Bank, both sides said.

    The incident in Fuwar, near the city of Hebron, stoked tensions ahead of a visit by U.S. President Barack Obama...

  • Police arrest at least eight suspected rioters in Jerusalem, Hebron

    March 1, 2013 | 7:10 am

    Israeli security forces arrested at least eight Palestinians in riots in southern Jerusalem and in the West Bank.

    Near Armon Hanatsiv, a Jewish neighbourhood in eastern Jerusalem, Palestinians on Friday hurled stones at Israeli vehicles, hitting four cars. No one was hurt and...

  • Riots break out in Jerusalem, West Bank over Palestinian prisoners

    February 22, 2013 | 9:27 am

    Palestinian protesters reportedly fired flares and hurled stones at Israeli troops in the Old City in Jerusalem amid violent protests in the West Bank.

    Several dozen Palestinians began hurling rocks at troops stationed outside the Mugrabi Gate after Friday prayers, Ynet reported...

  • Snow falls in Jerusalem, northern Israel

    January 9, 2013 | 9:59 am

    Snow and hail began falling in the Jerusalem area and continued to fall in the north of the country.

    Areas of the West Bank, including Hebron and Ramallah were also blanketed in snow.

    The snow in Jerusalem is expected to accumulate, and residents have been requested to avoid...

  • Palestinians, Israeli troops clash in Hebron after shooting death of youth

    December 13, 2012 | 10:50 am

    Palestinians and Israeli soldiers clashed in the city of Hebron a day after a Palestinian teen who threatened an Israeli Border Police officer was shot and killed.

    At least five Palestinian rioters have been injured in Thursday's clashes, the Maan Palestinian news service...

  • Israeli troops kill Palestinian teen brandishing toy gun

    December 12, 2012 | 1:40 pm

    A Palestinian teen who threatened Israeli troops near the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron was shot and killed.

    It was later learned that the boy, 17, had pulled what turned out to be a toy gun on an Israeli Border Police officer. The boy was shot in his chest and abdomen by a female officer who witnessed the threat, Ynet reported.

    Other Palestinians who began rioting at the scene were dispersed by Israeli troops using tear gas and stun grenades, according to Ynet.

  • Israeli troops again filmed fleeing Palestinian mob

    December 10, 2012 | 10:44 am

    For a second time this month, Israeli media have shown videos of Israeli soldiers fleeing a Palestinian mob.

    The video released on Monday by the news site Ynet shows a platoon running from a crowd of stone-throwing Palestinians near the West Bank settlement of Mitzpe Kedumim....

  • Settlers arrested for allegedly carrying out ‘price tag’ attack

    December 3, 2012 | 10:56 am

    Three residents of Jewish West Bank settlements were arrested on suspicion of carrying out a "price tag" attack near Hebron.

    The men were arrested late Sunday night after a car was set ablaze in the Palestinian village of Dahariya. The words "price tag" were spray-painted on a...

  • Jewish settlers to move into contested Hebron building

    October 12, 2012 | 11:59 am

    Israel’s defense minister, Ehud Barak, has reportedly ordered authorities to allow the Jewish owners of a building in Hebron to move into it.

    According to Haaretz, Barak on Thursday ordered the Civil Administration -- a military body responsible for civilian matters in...

  • Palestinian cars torched in price tag attack

    August 29, 2012 | 10:27 am

    Palestinian cars were torched and vandalized in a price tag attack near Ramallah in the West Bank.

    Israeli troops reportedly discovered one car burnt and two others spray-painted with slogans that read “Price Tag,” “Migron” and “Revenge to Arabs” in the early Wednesday morning...

  • Sister of terror victim Shalhevet Pass injured by Palestinian rock throwers

    July 11, 2012 | 10:42 am

    The sister of Shalhevet Pass, who was shot to death more than a decade ago by a Palestinian gunman, was injured by rock-throwing Palestinians in the same Hebron park where her sister was killed.

    Nachala Pass, 10, was hurt Tuesday afternoon by a rock while she played in the park. Two...

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