At least six dead in Israel-Palestine clashes in the Gaza Strip

Palestinian health officials in the Gaza Strip say six militants have been killed and six have been wounded by Israeli fire in a sudden, late-night burst of fighting. (AFP)
Updated 12 November 2018

At least six dead in Israel-Palestine clashes in the Gaza Strip

GAZA: Palestinian health officials in the Gaza Strip say six militants have been killed and six have been wounded by Israeli fire in a sudden, late-night burst of fighting.
Sunday’s exchange of fire came as Israel and Gaza’s Hamas rulers appeared to be making progress toward an unofficial cease-fire.
Israel’s security forces also killed a commander from Hamas in clashes in the Gaza Strip, Gaza officials have reported.
They said a group of Hamas members were fired upon from a passing car.
Witness staements said Israeli planes fired more than 20 missiles into open areas where the incident took place.
“During Israel Defense Forces operational activity in the Gaza Strip, an exchange of fire evolved,” and IDF statement read.
It comes after a Palestinian was killed by Israeli fire on Friday during clashes along the Gaza-Israel border.
The deaths come after Saudi Arabia sent $60 million to the Palestinian Authority on Sunday.
Osama bin Ahmed Nagali said in a press statement that the Kingdom will “continue to support the Palestinian cause on political, economic and humanitarian levels.”


Israeli attorney general to decide on Netanyahu charges

Updated 27 min 31 sec ago

Israeli attorney general to decide on Netanyahu charges

JERUSALEM: Israel’s attorney general scheduled a Thursday night news conference to announce his long-awaited decision on whether to indict Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a series of corruption scandals.
Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit’s ruling promises to upend the Israeli political world after two inconclusive elections.
If, as widely expected, he presses charges against the prime minister, it would deal a heavy blow to Netanyahu’s hopes to remaining in office. If Netanyahu is cleared, it would give him a major boost as the country braces for the possibility of its third election in under a year.
The allegations against Netanyahu include suspicions that he accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars of champagne and cigars from billionaire friends, offered to trade favors with a newspaper publisher and used his influence to help a wealthy telecom magnate in exchange for favorable coverage on a popular news site.  
Netanyahu has called the allegations part of a witch hunt, lashing out against the media, police, prosecutors and the justice system.
Netanyahu scheduled a press conference at 6:30 p.m. GMT, an hour after Mandelblit’s expected announcement.