Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu says he was shocked and outraged by the early morning attack Friday in which a Palestinian toddler was killed and his parents and ...
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu says he was shocked and outraged by the early morning attack Friday in which a Palestinian toddler was killed and his parents and young brother were critically injured. Netanyahu promised that all means would be used to bring those responsible to justice. Speaking following a visit to the the bedside of four-year-old Ali Dawabshe and his mother at Tel Hashomer hospital, Netanyahu termed the incident a terrorist attack and said Israel takes firm action against terrorism no matter who its perpetrators are. The father of the family is being treated at Soroka hospital in Beer Sheva.
Netanyahu also spoke by phone on Friday with Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas and conveyed Israel's commitment to find the perpetrators and bring them to justice.
President Reuven Rivlin also paid a visit to the Palestinian infant's bedside. Rivlin said it must be understood by both sides that terror cannot be allowed...and it is not simply enought to talk about the need to fight terror action needs to be take.
Earlier Friday, Rivlin issued a statement translated into Arabic denouncing the attack saying that in the face of a wave of terror against the innocent, the loss of life, and the loss of law and order, the State of Israel and Israeli society must carry out some soul searching.
In Washington, the US State Department condemned the terrorist attack. It called on Israel to apprehend the murderers and appealed to both sides to avoid escalating tensions in the wake of the tragic incident. The European Union urged Israel to show zero tolerance for settler violence. The EU said Israeli authorities should take resolute measures to protect the local population. France, Egypt and Jordan have all condemned the attack.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon condemned the killing of the Palestinian infant, saying the absence of a peace process and Israel's illegal settlement policy had sparked violent extremism by Jews and Palestinians. Ban urged all parties to ensure that tensions do not further escalate. The United Nations Security Council also issued a condemnation of the attack. The council released a statement saying its members "expressed profound outrage and condemned in the strongest terms the vicious terrorist attack." The council members also encouraged "all sides to work to lower tension, reject violence, avoid all provocations, and seek a path toward peace."
In a meeting on Friday night, the Palestinian leadership decided it would work with Arab states to advance a United Nations Security Council resolution against what it termed settler crimes and terror attacks against the Palestinians. The Palestinians also plan to submit the price tag attack as evidence to the International Criminal Court in the Hague. In addition, the Palestinian leadership decided to appeal to the UN chief to create an international mechanism to protect Palestinians in the territories.
Hundreds of Palestinians participated in the funeral on Friday afternoon of the 18-month-old Dawabshe.
Israeli security forces have been placed on the high alert in the West Bank out of concern for revenge attacks following the incident in which the Dawabshe home in Duma was set on fire early Friday morning while the family was sleeping.
There were reports of incidents and clashes between Palestinians and security forces in several locations in the West Bank and in East Jerusalem. Palestinian sources said more than 20 protesters were injured in clashes with Israeli security forces.
Palestinian sources say a youth who was shot by IDF forces during clashes in the Ramallah area on Friday has died of his injuries. The IDF said that in the incident ...
Palestinian sources say a youth who was shot by IDF forces during clashes in the Ramallah area on Friday has died of his injuries.
The IDF said that in the incident near Bir Zeit, troops opened fire at a Palestinian youth who threw a firebomb at them, wounding him in the lower half of his body. There were no Israeli casualties.
Earlier, reports said that a Palestinian who tried to cross the border from the Gaza Strip to Israel was killed by Israeli fire. The IDF said shots were fired at the legs of a suspicious figure who along with another individual approached the border fence in the northern Gaza Strip.
Prime Minister Netanyahu on Friday made a hospital visit to one of the six people stabbed by an ultra-Orthodox man at the Jersualem gay pride parade the day before. ...
Prime Minister Netanyahu on Friday made a hospital visit to one of the six people stabbed by an ultra-Orthodox man at the Jersualem gay pride parade the day before. One of the wounded Israelis, a 16-year-old girl, remains hospitalized in critical condition.
Netanyahu told Yarden Noy, who is expected to be discharged from Shaare Zedek hospital in coming days, that everyone has the right to live in peace in Israel. Netanyahu also said a "comprehensive inquiry" is being conducted into why the attacker Yishai Schlissel, who recently completed serving a 10 year jail term for stabbing three people at the Jerusalem gay pride event in 2005, was permitted access to the event.
Schlissel appeared in court in Jerusalem on Friday and was found fit to stand trial. His remand in custody was extended by 12 days.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu plans to make his case against the Iran nuclear deal in a direct appeal to the American Jewish community next week. According ...
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu plans to make his case against the Iran nuclear deal in a direct appeal to the American Jewish community next week.
According to the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, Netanyahu will address the Jewish community through a live webcast. In addition to his statement, the prime minister will also take questions from participants.
The organization said that Netanyahu will deliver remarks directly from his office in Jerusalem, which will be transmitted to computers, cell phones and flat screens set up in synagogues, organizations and Jewish community centers.
According to reports, Netanyahu hopes Jewish organizations will press Democratic Congress members to oppose the deal.
The announcement of the direct appeal came a day after US President Barack Obama held a mass conference call with supporters of the deal, to rally them behind the controversial agreement.
US Secretary of State John Kerry has departed for the Middle East for security talks in Egypt and discussions in Qatar with Arab foreign ministers whose countries ...
US Secretary of State John Kerry has departed for the Middle East for security talks in Egypt and discussions in Qatar with Arab foreign ministers whose countries are wary of the nuclear deal struck with Iran. He will not visit Israel during the trip.
US officials rejected suggestions that Kerry's omission of Israel from the itinerary signalled that the Obama administratino had given up trying to convince Israeli leaders of the merits of the deal. They noted that Defense Secretary Ash Carter visited Israel in mid-July and that contacts with Israeli officials continue to be robust.
Officials said the Ira-related portion of the trip was primialry designed to follow-up on a May meeting that President barack Obama hosted for Ara leaders at Camp David at which teh US promised enhanced security cooperation and expedited defense sales to guard against a potential Iranian threat.