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Australia "recognition" move criticized in Israel

Australia "recognition" move criticized in IsraelIsrael indicates displeasure at an Australian decision to recognize West Jerusalem as the Israeli capital – with a confidant of Benjamin Netanyahu suggesting the announcement does not go far enough. Pascale davies reports.



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Israel destroys house of Palestinian charged with killing soldier

Israel destroys house of Palestinian charged with killing soldierIsraeli forces on Saturday demolished the family home of a Palestinian charged with killing an Israeli soldier in the occupied West Bank, the military and witnesses said. Israel says Islam Abu Humaid, 32, threw a 40 pound (18 kg) marble plate from a rooftop, killing an Israeli special forces sergeant, Ronen Lubarsky, 20, during a May arrest raid in El Amari refugee camp in the Palestinian city of Ramallah. Israeli forces arrived at the El Amari camp before dawn on Saturday, sealed off the four-storey Abu Humaid house and destroyed it, the military said in a statement.



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Australia recognises west Jerusalem as capital of Israel

Australia recognises west Jerusalem as capital of IsraelAustralia now recognises west Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Saturday, but a contentious embassy shift from Tel Aviv will not occur until a peace settlement is achieved. Canberra became one of just a few governments around the world to follow US President Donald Trump’s lead and recognise the contested city as Israel’s capital, but Morrison also committed to recognising a future state of Palestine with east Jerusalem as its capital. “Australia now recognises west Jerusalem — being the seat of the Knesset and many of the institutions of government — is the capital of Israel,” Morrison said in a speech in Sydney.



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Israel says 4th 'attack tunnel' found from Lebanon

Israel says 4th 'attack tunnel' found from LebanonIsrael’s army said Sunday it has uncovered another Hezbollah “attack tunnel” leading from Lebanon into its territory, the fourth since it started a search-and-destroy operation this month. Israel says the Iranian-backed Shiite militant group has dug the infiltration tunnels for use in a future conflict, and the military has been working to eliminate them. The latest tunnel crossing into northern Israel was exposed at the weekend, the army said in a statement.



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Italy's far-right minister visits Israel, drawing criticism

Italy's far-right minister visits Israel, drawing criticismJERUSALEM (AP) — One of Europe's most divisive political figures, Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, opened his visit to Israel Tuesday with warm words of support for his hosts, condemning Hezbollah as a "terrorist" organization and denouncing rising waves of anti-Semitism in Europe.



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Lebanon: Israel destroying border tunnels won't affect calm

Lebanon: Israel destroying border tunnels won't affect calmBEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's president said Tuesday that Israel's operation to destroy what it says is a series of cross-border attack tunnels built by the militant Hezbollah group won't endanger the calm along the frontier, adding that his country takes the issue seriously.



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Israel army says delegation heading to Russia over Lebanon ops

Israel army says delegation heading to Russia over Lebanon opsAn Israeli army delegation will head to Moscow on Tuesday to brief their Russian counterparts on operations to destroy Hezbollah tunnels from Lebanon, the military said. “An Israeli army delegation composed of senior officers and led by the head of army operations, General Aharon Haliva, will fly to Moscow on Tuesday,” the military said in a statement. “During the day-long visit, the delegation will brief their Russian counterparts on Operation Northern Shield and other operational issues,” said the statement issued on Monday.



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Israel says fired at Hezbollah operatives on Lebanon border

Israel says fired at Hezbollah operatives on Lebanon borderIsraeli soldiers at the Lebanese border opened fire at suspected Hezbollah activists on Saturday, the military said, the first such incident since Israel launched a crackdown on cross-border tunnels into its territory. Lebanon’s state-run National News Agency, however, said the Israeli soldiers shot into the air when they saw a Lebanese army patrol near the border demarcation, known as the “Blue Line”. Israel said the suspects approached an area on the Israeli side of the border where its forces were carrying out an operation to shut down tunnels that were dug across the border by Hezbollah.



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Why Israel Confronted Hezbollah’s Tunnel Threat

Why Israel Confronted Hezbollah’s Tunnel ThreatThe impact of Israel’s operation will have wider regional implications.



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Israel uncovers another Hezbollah tunnel dug from Lebanon

Israel uncovers another Hezbollah tunnel dug from LebanonJERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli forces said Saturday they uncovered another Hezbollah tunnel dug from Lebanon, an announcement that came shortly after troops fired at suspected members of the Lebanese militant group who approached the site of Israeli army engineering working to thwart tunnels.



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