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Israel, United Arab Emirates sign visa exemption deal

With the pact, the UAE became the first Arab nation to lift visa requirements for Israeli nationals. Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Tuesday signed four agreements during the first high-level visit from the Gulf state to Tel Aviv following a controversial

EU voices concern over Israel’s settlement plans

The West Bank, including East Jerusalem, is regarded as occupied territory under international law, thus making all Jewish settlements there illegal. Europe’s five major powers urged Israel on Friday to immediately stop its plans to construct new settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories. “WE

UAE plane flies above Israel for first time after signing deal

A direct commercial aviation line between Israel and the UAE is expected at the beginning of 2021, according to Israeli media. A United Arab Emirates (UAE) Etihad Airways plane flew above Israeli skies for the first time Wednesday, according to Israeli Defence Ministry. “Historical

Israeli forces destroy Syrian posts in cross-border raid

Israel has launched hundreds of strikes in Syria since the start of the country’s civil war in 2011. Israeli forces destroyed two Syrian military positions in a cross-border raid in the Golan Heights, the army said on Wednesday. NO COMMENT FROM SYRIAN AUTHORITIES Military

Lebanon, Israel to hold talks to delimit maritime border

The maritime borders between Lebanon and Israel have not seen any military conflicts, unlike their land borders. Lebanon and Israel started negotiations on October 14, 2020 to demarcate their maritime border at the headquarters of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) in

Israeli minister breaks rules to stem coronavirus

The Israeli authorities have imposed a restricted lock-down for 10 days that lasts until Oct. 14 in an effort to curb the increase of the coronavirus infections across Israel. An Israeli minister who tested positive for coronavirus has broken the Israeli health ministry’s rules

Israeli forces demolish quarantine center in Hebron

In another development, Israeli bulldozers brought down a home in the city of Salfit on claims of lacking a permit. Israel on Tuesday demolished a structure used as a quarantine center for people suspected of contracting coronavirus in the West Bank city of Hebron.

Israeli soldiers kill Palestinian civilian in West Bank

According to the eyewitnesses, the young man was shot while out walking with his friends. Israeli forces killed a Palestinian man in the northern occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Ministry of Health said Thursday. HE DIED DUE TO BLEEDING “Mustafa Yacoub, 29, was killed

Israel detains Hamas leaders in West Bank

Israeli army usually detains scores of Palestinians in occupied West Bank, claiming they are wanted by security forces. The Israeli army on Thursday detained two leading members of Palestinian Hamas group in the occupied West Bank. TWO LEADERS WERE ARRESTED IN RAMALLAH Eyewitnesses said

Israel launches spy satellite into orbit

The satellite was fired into space using a Shavit launch vehicle that took off from a launchpad in the Palmachim air base in central Israel. Israel on Monday launched a new spy satellite that it said would provide high-quality surveillance for its military intelligence.