Israeli police on Thursday confirmed that a 19-year-old Palestinian man carried out a bus bombing in Jerusalem this week, as the Islamic militant group Hamas praised the man as a 'martyr' for the attack.
A bus exploded in Jerusalem on Monday, wounding at least 15 people in what police said was a 'terror attack,' raising fears of a return to the Palestinian suicide attacks that ravaged Israeli cities a decade ago.
Israel expropriated a large stretch of land in the West Bank as Vice-President Joe Biden was ending a visit to Israel last week, according to a copy of the land declaration obtained by The Associated Press on Wednesday.
Israel's defence minister on Thursday said Israeli forces "cannot be trigger happy" in the face of relentless attacks by Palestinians, echoing similar remarks by the country's military chief a day earlier.
The Israeli government's decision to allow non-Orthodox Jewish prayer at Jerusalem's Western Wall is a major breakthrough for the country's long-marginalized liberal streams and their powerful supporters in the United States.