Although the search for Nashat Melhem is now over, ending with his death in Arara following a brief gunfight, questions remain over his motives, his background and who helped him evade capture for a week. Interviews with Melhem’s family members conducted a few days before his discovery shed some light on Melhem’s troubled past.
Hommage paid to the four Jewish victims of the attack on the kosher supermarket in Paris; tributes also paid to young policewoman murdered by terrorist.
Suspect tells Haifa court he encountered Nashat Melhem, but did not recognize him; another suspect was the one who reported Melhem’s location to police, leading to his capture.
United Torah Judaism demands state to fund life insurance to yeshiva students, set to cost NIS 36 million, while Bayit Yehudi MK stonewalling reform in compulsory car insurance until discount is given to Shabbat observers.
The Moller villa has been the Israeli ambassador in Vienna’s residence for 65 years; new ambassador Talya Lador-Fresher consulted archives and discovered that Israel received the house after paying a wartime debt.
Saudi Arabia may take further measures against Iran after cutting ties with its regional rival this week, the Saudi foreign minister said on Saturday, in a major row over the kingdom's execution of a Shi'ite Muslim cleric. Adel al-Jubeir's comments came in a press conference after an extraordinary meeting of the foreign ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), convened to discuss tensions with Iran after attacks on Saudi diplomatic missions there. "We are looking at additional measures to be taken if it (Iran) continues with its current policies," Jubeir said, without elaborating on what these measures could be.
Around 120 millimeters of rain fell in less than 24 hours in Nazareth, during another fierce winter storm in Israel.
Nashat Melhem, the suspected shooter who killed two people at a central Tel Aviv bar and a taxi driver in the north of the city, managed to stay hidden in Arara for nearly a week before being found and killed by security forces.