Israel demolishes home of Palestinian who killed 3 Israelis

A man walks past the remains of the house of Palestinian assailant Nemr Al-Jamal after it was destroyed by Israeli troops in the West Bank village of Beit Surik near Jerusalem Nov. 15, 2017. (Reuters/Mohamad Torokman)
Updated 15 November 2017
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Israel demolishes home of Palestinian who killed 3 Israelis

JERUSALEM: The Israeli military says it has demolished the West Bank home of a Palestinian who shot and killed three Israeli security men in September.
The military says Israeli forces knocked down the family home of Nimr Jamal on Wednesday.
Jamal killed the three Israelis and critically wounded a fourth outside the West Bank settlement of Har Adar before he was shot dead. He came from the nearby village of Beit Surik and had worked for years in the settlement, where he was known as a conscientious worker who earned the trust of local residents.
Israel demolishes the homes of Palestinian attackers as a deterrent measure, but Palestinians consider the policy collective punishment. Israel has also canceled the entry permits of several of Jamal’s relatives in response to the attack.


Egypt Air ‘lowers volume’ of on-flight Islamic prayer: Reports

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Egypt Air ‘lowers volume’ of on-flight Islamic prayer: Reports

CAIRO: Egypt Air has denied claims that it has decided to stop playing its pre-flight Islamic travel prayer, as had been reported by local newspapers.
Some news reports claimed that the Egyptian national carrier had muted the Islamic prayer that follows its pre-flight safety information.
The airliner has been at times criticized by some for ‘forcing’ the prayer on passengers by playing it out loud.
Sources quoted from the company said that it has not banned the onboard prayer but has rather “lowered the volume” at which it plays.
It said the move aims to ensure the comfort of its passengers, and what is consistent with the safety of its aircrafts.