An Israeli soldier who shot and killed an immobilized Palestinian assailant was convicted of manslaughter, but chances are he won’t end up in jail, as many Israeli politicians support the soldier, experts say.
The US leader wanted to make a statement since Netanyahu came to the US and addressed Congress in an effort to stop Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran, says Paul Larudee of Free Palestine Movement. Ramzy Baroud, editor, also contributed his thoughts.
An Israeli Air Force pilot died on Wednesday as he ejected from his F-16 fighter jet upon returning from an airstrike mission in the Gaza Strip. The jet caught fire and crashed moments later outside Ramon Air Force base in southern Israel.
A nationwide emergency drill has been announced in Israel, with the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) preparing to repel a volley of some 230,000 missiles. The Home Front Command will also test several other scenarios in preparation for a hypothetical war.
Israel has reportedly agreed to allow the first-ever visit of an ICC delegation which, at the request of Palestinians, is seeking to launch a probe into alleged war crimes based on the 2014 Gaza war. Israel, however, made it clear the court has no real “jurisdiction.”
Israel is treating British law with contempt because it doesn’t think Tzipi Livni would get a fair trial, if it ever got to that, Professor Kamel Hawwash, vice chair of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, told RT.