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.
“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, a 17-year-old from the West Bank village of Nebi Saleh, faces charges of attacking soldiers in what her father says was defense of her 15-year-old cousin.
Benjamin Netanyahu Wants Israeli Forces to Use Live Fire Against Rock-Throwing Demonstrators (Video)
Thousands of demonstrators came out in Jordan on Friday to protest what appears to be a new Israeli assertion of authority over Muslim sacred space in Jerusalem, which includes the third-holiest place in the world for Muslims, the Al-Aqsa mosque complex.
Ayman Mohyeldin, NBC's veteran reporter who was playing soccer with the four Palestinian boys killed on the beach Wednesday, was removed from Gaza despite his reporting being, in Glenn Greenwald's words, "far more balanced and even-handed" than the rest of the American media's coverage of the conflict. Late Friday night, after protests with the hashtag #LetAymanReport trended on Twitter, "NBC reversed course" and announced it was sending Mohyeldin back to Gaza over the weekend.
A Dutch student sold all his online data to the highest bidder to make an important point; your CDs (if you have any left) are slowly dying because they weren't made to last; meanwhile, the Israeli government is trying to persuade Palestinian Christians to join its military forces. These discoveries and more after the jump.