Syria says Israel fired missiles toward outskirts of Damascus
31 October 2021 | 5:51 pm
A Syrian war monitor said the Israeli attack allegedly had targeted sites housing arms depots linked to the Lebanese Hezbollah movement and pro-Iran militias.
Departing flights from Israel's main international airport were canceled as protests against the government's proposed judicial overhaul intensified.
Minister of National Security Itamar Ben-Gvir announced a postponement of plans to overhaul the judiciary, which had triggered protests and strikes by those who opposed.
Khalid Aydd Ahmad al-Jabouri, a senior IS leader tied to planned attacks in Europe, was killed in an unknown location in Syria by US forces.
Is Bashar al-Assad's isolation on the world stage coming to an end? The Syrian dictator has been shunned by the international community since 2011, when his regime brutally crushed anti-government protests, triggering the civil war in Syria. But in recent months, a growing number of countries have been coordinating with Assad's government.
The Israeli military said it was targeting Hamas operations in retaliation for rocket strikes, while the UN peacekeeping force in Lebanon urged restraint. A shooting in the West Bank has also killed two Israelis.
One person was killed in a car ramming attack in Tel Aviv, and two others were killed in a shooting in the West Bank. The week has been a sensitive period as Ramadan, Passover and Easter coincide.
Israeli forces have targeted militants and the Syrian military following a series of rocket strikes into the Golan Heights. It is the most recent bout of violence in the region this year.
Workers foraging for truffles were killed when their vehicle hit a land mine believed to have been planted by the militant "Islamic State" group. It's the latest in a spate of attacks on truffle hunters in Syria.
Wailing sirens at 10 am local time saw Israel come to a standstill while Holocaust survivors led a march to remember victims of Nazi death camps.
As Israel prepares to mark Independence Day, the country appears to be at a crossroads. A planned judical reform by the far-right government has led to deep divisions.
Sirens sounded in Israel to commemorate those who fought and died for the founding of the state, which officially came into being 75 years ago. The anniversary is marked against deep running social divisions.
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