Ahed Tamimi is to go on trial for punching two Israeli soldiers during a protest in which her cousin was wounded.
The attacks were a response to an Iranian drone incursion. Israeli officials are concerned that Iran is establishing a permanent presence in Syria that could turn its aim toward Israel.
If Russia was involved, it may be a sign of Vladimir Putin’s determination to assert the prerogatives of his nation's sphere of influence in Syria.
Sigmar Gabriel expresses concern for Israel’s future, also telling an academic conference that the Netanyahu government’s ambivalence toward a Palestinian state shows a lack of direction.
“Iran seeks to use Syrian territory to attack Israel for its professed goal of destroying Israel,” Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu said, vowing that his country would do “whatever is necessary" in defense.
Ahed Tamimi, now in jail and awaiting trial for protesting Israeli occupation of her village, was interviewed by journalist Abby Martin in 2016.
“We are not criminals. We are refugees,” the asylum seekers outside the Rwandan Embassy in Israel chanted, calling on Rwanda not to cooperate with Israel's plan to deport them to that country.
An anti-settlement group, Peace Now, calls the plan a “cynical exploitation of the murder.” In a separate controversy, Israel razes a school in a Bedouin area.
Leaked documents reveal that Tory ministers think their country will in no way be better off outside the European Union. These discoveries and more in today's Larry's List.