Four rockets fired from direction of Sinai strike southern Israel
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Gili Cohen, Yanir Yagna - November 14, 2012 - 12:00am


Four rockets were fired on Wednesday from the direction of the Sinai Peninsula toward an Israeli community on the border with Egypt. One of the rockets exploded in a moshav in the Eshkol Regional Council. The other three landed in the moshav's citron field.


Is Israel Better Off With Assad in Power?
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Al-Monitor
by Rafi Noy - (Opinion) November 13, 2012 - 12:00am


Nobody knows who the insurgents really are or the kind of Syria Israel will have to grapple with once they seize power. With the incumbent regime, by contrast, we’ve been getting along for dozens of years. 


1,200 tunnels operating between Egypt and the Gaza Strip- Sinai tribal leader
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Asharq Alawsat
by Mohammed Mohsin - November 12, 2012 - 12:00am


Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat - The leader of the Al-Akur Tribe in Sinai, Arif Abu-Akr, has revealed that the 1,200 tunnels between the borders of Egypt and Gaza Strip are working at full capacity. Abu-Akr told Asharq Al-Awsat that these tunnels were being used to carry out terrorist attacks, “but we cannot arrest them or present them to justice.”


Egypt to Destroy Gaza Tunnels
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Al-Masry Al-Youm
November 12, 2012 - 12:00am


Security sources have revealed that the security services in North Sinai governorate are preparing to destroy the most dangerous underground tunnels between Egypt and the Gaza Strip in the town of Rafah. The location of these tunnels was determined via extremely accurate intelligence and investigations. The sources noted that the extensive security operation to demolish the tunnels will start in a few days.


Israel Fires Into Syria After Shell Hits Post
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The New York Times
by Isabel Kershner - November 11, 2012 - 12:00am


SDEROT, Israel — Israel confronted fire along two of its borders on Sunday, with rockets landing from Gaza and a mortar shell crashing in from Syria, prompting Israel to respond with what its military described as “warning shots” at a Syrian position across the frontier for the first time in 39 years.


Israeli DM says to strike Gaza if necessary
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Xinhua
November 11, 2012 - 12:00am


JERUSALEM, Nov. 11 (Xinhua) -- Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said on Sunday that Israel will strike Gaza if necessary and will not allow Palestinian militants to "change the rules" in southern Israel following an escalation of insecurity in the area. Barak, who talked to Army Radio, said Israel will make sure that the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) have the "freedom" to operate along the Gaza border.


Violence Surges on Israeli-Gaza Border
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The New York Times
by Fares Akram, Isabel Kershner - November 10, 2012 - 12:00am


GAZA — Palestinian militants fired an antitank missile on Saturday at an Israeli military jeep patrolling Israel’s border with Gaza, and five Palestinians, including four civilians, were killed when Israel returned fire with tank or artillery shells, officials said. The Israeli military said four of its soldiers were wounded, one seriously, in the antitank missile attack. The Gaza Health Ministry said about 26 Palestinians were wounded by Israeli fire.


Four Palestinians killed in Israeli shelling after border attack
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Washington Post
by Joel Greenberg - November 10, 2012 - 12:00am


JERUSALEM — Palestinian militants fired an antitank missile at an Israeli army vehicle on Israel’s border with the Gaza Strip on Saturday, wounding four soldiers and prompting Israeli shelling that local medical officials said killed four Palestinian civilians and wounded 25 others. The flare-up, one of the worst in months, followed a series of recent incidents in which explosive devices were detonated near Israeli forces operating on both sides of the border fence between the Gaza Strip and Israel.


3 mortar shells fired from Syria hit Israel
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Eli Ashkenazi - November 8, 2012 - 12:00am


Three mortar shells were fired from Syria into northern Israel on Thursday, in what appears to have been an errant targeting. One of the shells landed on the fence surrounding the Alonei Habashan community, but did not explode. The other two exploded in open areas. No casualties were reported. This is the third security incident involving Syria in less than a week. On Monday evening, an Israel Defense Forces jeep was hit by a bullet from Syria near the Syria-Israel border. No one was injured in the incident, but the vehicle was damaged.


U.S. judge dismisses suit linking Arab Bank to Hamas shooting attack
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Reuters
November 7, 2012 - 12:00am


  A U.S.  federal judge on Tuesday threw out a lawsuit brought by an American man wounded in Israel, who sought to hold Arab Bank liable for providing material support to the Palestinian group Hamas.



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