Netanyahu cancels German visit as violence spreads across Israel
By Dan Williams and Ori Lewis JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel’s prime minister canceled a visit to Germany on Wednesday after a spate of attacks that included the stabbing of an Israeli soldier by a suspected Palestinian militant who police said was then shot dead by special forces. A steady rise in street violence, which Israeli and Palestinian leaders have sought to calm, has been fueled by confrontations around Jerusalem’s al Aqsa mosque complex, Islam’s third holiest shrine which Jews also revere as the vestige of their two ancient temples. In the third knife attack in Jerusalem in less than a week, a young Palestinian woman stabbed an Israeli on Wednesday near that contested site and was then shot by the injured man.
29 November, 2015 Israel suspends EU role in peace process with Palestinians By Ori Lewis JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel said on Sunday it was suspending contacts with European Union bodies involved in peace efforts with the Palestinians after the bloc started requiring the labeling of exports from Israeli settlements in the West Bank. Prime Minister Benjamin […]
18 October, 2015 Palestinian gunman kills one, wounds 11 in Israeli city of Beersheba By Ori Lewis and Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A Palestinian gunman went on a shooting rampage at the central bus station in the southern Israeli city of Beersheba on Sunday, killing a soldier and wounding 11 other people, police said. Palestinian media outlets named the attacker […]
14 April, 2017 Palestinian man fatally stabs British woman on Jerusalem train By Ori Lewis JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A Palestinian man fatally stabbed a British student on Jerusalem's transit network on Friday, Israeli police said. Israel's ambassador to Britain, Mark Regev, named the victim as Hannah Bladon on his Twitter account...
10 November, 2015 Knife attacks end lull in Jerusalem unrest Unrest returned to Jerusalem Tuesday after a lull of more than a week with two knife attacks, one near the Old City and another by alleged assailants aged 12 and 14. There was also a knife attack in the West Bank and, in a separate incident, a failed stabbing attempt. The latest violence […]
8 January, 2017 At least four killed in Palestinian truck attack in Jerusalem By Jeffrey Heller and Ori Lewis JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A Palestinian rammed his truck into a group of Israeli soldiers on a popular promenade in Jerusalem on Sunday, killing four of them in an attack that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said was likel...