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Nov 11, 2014

Soccer-Hapoel, Maccabi Tel Aviv docked points after derby violence

JERUSALEM, Nov 11 (Reuters) – An Israel Football Association court docked three points from Hapoel Tel Aviv and arch-rivals Maccabi after violent incidents in a Premier League match earlier this month which was abandoned at halftime.

The clubs will have two points deducted from their current total and will not be awarded a point for the match which was demmed a 0-0 draw. The score was 1-1 when it was abandoned.

Nov 3, 2014

Soccer-Pitch melee forces Tel Aviv derby to be abandoned

JERUSALEM, Nov 3 (Reuters) – The Tel Aviv derby between hosts Hapoel and Maccabi was abandoned at halftime on Monday as the match descended into chaos after a Hapoel fan attacked a Maccabi player, who was then sent off for retaliating.

Stewards and security officials were slow to react as the bare-chested Hapoel supporter jumped out of the stands and onto the pitch where he threw kicks and tried to slap Maccabi striker Eran Zahavi as he went to pick up the ball in the 33rd minute.

Oct 23, 2014

Palestinian driver rams Jerusalem station killing baby

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – A baby died and eight other people were hurt when a Palestinian man slammed his car into pedestrians at a Jerusalem light railway stop, then police shot the driver as he fled, police and a hospital official said.

A hospital official said the driver later died of his injuries.

Police described the actions of the driver identified as Adbel-Rahman Shaloudi, 21, a Palestinian man of East Jerusalem, as a “terrorist attack,” and poured forces into the area to confront one of the worst spikes in violence in weeks in a city at the heart of the Israeli, Palestinian conflict.

Oct 22, 2014

Baby killed when Palestinian drives into Jerusalem train stop-police

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – A baby was killed and eight people were injured when a car slammed into pedestrians at a Jerusalem light railway stop on Wednesday, emergency services said, in what police described as a “terrorist attack”.

The driver, whom police identified as Palestinian Adbel-Rahman Shaloudi, 21, was shot by police as he tried to flee the scene on foot and was in serious condition in hospital, police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said, adding he was a resident of Arab East Jerusalem.

Oct 21, 2014

New Jerusalem find may shed light on Jewish revolt against Romans

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli archaeologists displayed on Tuesday a 2,000-year-old stone block unearthed in Jerusalem that they hope will help shed new light on a Jewish revolt against the Romans.

It is part of a lintel from an arch built to welcome Emperor Hadrian when he visited Jerusalem in 130 AD, around the time the region’s Jews, led by Bar Kochba, rose up against Roman rule.

Oct 15, 2014
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Palestinians and Israeli police clash at Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa compound


(Palestinians from Gaza pray in front of the Dome of the Rock ┬áin Jerusalem’s Old City October 5, 2014. REUTERS/Ammar Awad)

Israeli police clashed with Palestinian protesters and shut down access to Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque compound on Monday in a deepening dispute over access to the area, the third holiest shrine in Islam which is also revered by Jews.

Aug 26, 2014

Soccer-Maccabi coach Garcia quits because of Gaza conflict

JERUSALEM, Aug 26 (Reuters) – Maccabi Tel Aviv’s Spanish coach Oscar Garcia has left the club because of the conflict between Israel and Islamist militants in the Gaza Strip and compatriot Pako Ayestaran will replace him, the club said on Tuesday.

Maccabi general manager Jordi Cruyff said Garcia’s decision to leave was personal.

Aug 18, 2014

Israel destroys homes of Palestinians suspected of killing Israeli teens

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli troops on Monday demolished the homes of two Palestinians it suspects of the abduction and killing of three teenagers in the occupied West Bank in June, the army said.

Troops set charges to destroy the homes of Hussam Kawasme and Amar Abu Aysha in the southern West Bank before dawn and sealed off the home of a third suspect, Marwan Kawasme, the army said.

Aug 11, 2014

Israel looking to technology to counter Gaza tunnels: army

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel is preparing to build a network of sensors to try to detect tunnel building into its territory from the Gaza Strip, but it could take months to prove the technology works, a senior army officer said on Monday.

In the meantime, the army might re-invade the Palestinian enclave to destroy any tunnels it discovers or that it thinks are under construction, another official said, looking to calm the fears of Israelis living close to the Gaza border.

Aug 11, 2014

Israeli negotiators head to Cairo for Gaza truce talks

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli negotiators were due in Cairo on Monday for talks on ending a month-old Gaza war with Palestinian militants, an Israeli government official said, after a new 72-hour truce brokered by Egypt appeared to be holding.

The Israeli military said one rocket was launched at the Tel Aviv area, in Israel’s commercial heartland, before the ceasefire went into effect at 2100 GMT on Sunday and may have landed in the sea. Hamas said it fired the missile.