If the Palestinian escapees had been killed while on the run, their status as national heroes would have been guaranteed – and escalation with Israel would have been all but ensured
A custody battle between family in Italy and Israel had been raging over the now six-year-old Eitan Biran, who lost his parents, a set of great-grandparents and a brother.
Four of the six fugitives who escaped Gilboa Prison last week were found following a massive manhunt led by Israel Police’s Counterterrorism Unit. Their detentions have been extended by 9 days.
The community is expected to appeal the decision, even after all the requests were reviewed individually and then rejected, Israel's Population Authority says
The UN's nuclear watchdog chief will fly to Tehran for talks on reviving the Iran nuclear deal as the standoff between Iran and the West continures.
Hamas' military wing spokesman's remarks came as clashes broke out between Palestinians and Israeli soldiers in the West Bank, and as rocket sirens sounded in Israeli border towns for a second night in a row