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Israeli missiles hit near Damascus Airport: SANA, monitor

Israeli missiles hit near Damascus Airport: SANA, monitorSyrian state news agency SANA said two Israeli missiles hit in the vicinity of Damascus international airport in the early hours of Tuesday morning, without giving further details. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Syrian air defense systems failed to intercept the missiles. The Britain-based war monitor said an explosion heard at 1 a.m. (2200 GMT Monday) near the airport was caused by missiles fired by Israeli planes from the direction of the Golan Heights.



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Leading Israeli liberal praises Kushner’s unfinished, still-secret Mideast peace plan

Leading Israeli liberal praises Kushner’s unfinished, still-secret Mideast peace planJared Kushner’s Mideast peace plan is expected to be released in the near future, but one leading Israeli liberal already likes it.



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Militants' rockets, Israeli air strikes heat up Gaza border

Militants' rockets, Israeli air strikes heat up Gaza borderBy Nidal al-Mughrabi and Ori Lewis GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Several dozen rockets and mortar bombs launched at Israel by Palestinians in Gaza, and Israeli air strikes on the enclave’s dominant Hamas militant group, raised the heat along the border on Wednesday. “I don’t intend to detail the actions we plan on Gaza,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a speech to graduating military officers that was aired on national radio.



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Israeli Prime Minister's Wife, Sara Netanyahu, Indicted For Fraud

Israeli Prime Minister's Wife, Sara Netanyahu, Indicted For FraudSara Netanyahu, the wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, was on



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Palestinian killed by Israeli fire: Gaza ministry

Palestinian killed by Israeli fire: Gaza ministryA Palestinian was killed by Israeli fire on Monday near the Gaza Strip’s border with Israel, the health ministry in the Hamas-ruled territory said. An Israeli army statement said “several terrorists were injured” in an explosion as they attempted to carry out sabotage near the border fence, but made no mention of troops opening fire. Gaza’s health ministry said “Sabri Ahmed Abu Khader, 24, was killed by bullets of the (Israeli) occupation forces”, without giving further details.



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Former Israeli government minister charged with spying for Iran

Former Israeli government minister charged with spying for IranA former Israeli government minister, once imprisoned for trying to smuggle drugs, is back behind bars after being charged with spying for archenemy Iran, the country's internal security agency said Monday. The Shin Bet, the Israeli security agency, said Gonen Segev was extradited from Guinea and arrested upon arrival in Israel last month on suspicion of "committing offenses of assisting the enemy in war and spying against the state of Israel." It said Mr Segev, a former energy minister, acted as an agent for Iranian intelligence and relayed information "connected to the energy market and security sites in Israel including buildings and officials in political and security organizations." Lawyers representing Mr Segev issued a statement that did not reject or accept the accusations, only saying that the indictment "portrays a different picture" than what the Shin Bet says. Mr Segev, who served in the Cabinet under Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin in the mid-1990s, was arrested in 2004 for attempting to smuggle 32,000 Ecstasy tablets from the Netherlands to Israel using an expired diplomatic passport.  Former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin speaks with former energy minister Gonen Segev Credit: REUTERS/GPO A former doctor whose medical license was revoked, Mr Segev was released from prison in 2007 and had been living in Africa in recent years. The Shin Bet said Mr Segev met with his operators twice in Iran, and also met with Iranian agents in hotels and apartments around the world. Mr Segev was given a "secret communications system to encrypt messages" with his operators. The statement said that Mr Segev maintained connections with Israeli civilians who had ties to the country's security and foreign relations. It said he acted to connect them with Iranian agents who posed as businessmen. Israel and Iran are bitter enemies, and the allegations against Mr Segev are extremely grave. Israel considers Iran to be its biggest threat, citing Iranian calls for Israel's destruction, Iran's support for hostile militant groups like Hezbollah and its development of long-range missiles.



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United Nations condemns excessive Israeli force against Palestinians

United Nations condemns excessive Israeli force against PalestiniansBy Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The U.N. General Assembly condemned Israel on Wednesday for excessive use of force against Palestinian civilians and asked U.N. chief Antonio Guterres to recommend an “international protection mechanism” for occupied Palestinian territory. The General Assembly adopted a resolution with 120 votes in favor, eight against and 45 abstentions.



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Israeli troops kill four Palestinians as Gaza protest resumes

Israeli troops kill four Palestinians as Gaza protest resumesBy Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) – Israeli troops killed four Palestinians and wounded hundreds of others on Friday with live fire and tear gas used against protesters at the Gaza border, medics said. Israel said it was defending the frontier against crowds that threw stones and burned tyres in an attempt to cross. The protests tapered off around sunset when many demonstrators left border camps for the evening meal that breaks their fast during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.



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Four Gazans killed by Israeli fire on border: ministry

Four Gazans killed by Israeli fire on border: ministryFour Palestinians were killed by Israeli fire on the Gaza border on Friday, the territory’s health ministry said giving a new toll, as weeks of deadly clashes with protesters continued. Among the dead was 15-year-old Haitham al-Jamal, who was shot on the border in southern Gaza east of the city of Khan Yunis, the ministry said. It said more than 100 Palestinians were also wounded by gunfire, including an AFP photographer, Mohammed Abed al-Baba, who was shot in the leg.



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Israeli troops kill four Palestinians as Gaza protest resumes

Israeli troops kill four Palestinians as Gaza protest resumesBy Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) – Israeli troops killed four Palestinians and wounded hundreds of others on Friday with live fire and tear gas used against protesters at the Gaza border, medics said. Israel said it was defending the frontier against crowds that threw stones and burned tyres in an attempt to cross. The protests tapered off around sunset when many demonstrators left border camps for the evening meal that breaks their fast during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.



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