Israeli Prime Minister-designate Netanyahu's Likud party announced Thursday that it had achieved a coalition pact with the right-wing Religious Zionism party. This brings Netanyahu a step closer to forming a new government.
At least four Palestinians were reportedly killed in the West Bank on Tuesday as violence continues to escalate throughout the disputed territory. Near Hebron, one man was killed and at least eight others wounded during clashes.
Two bombs went off near bus stations close to Jerusalem entrances during peak commuter hour on Wednesday morning, killing an Israeli-Canadian teenager and injuring about 22 others, including two critically and two seriously.
On Thursday, a fire erupted during birthday celebrations in a Gaza apartment, spreading quickly through the four-story building in Jabalia refugee camp. At least 21 people were killed, including many children, and several others were injured.
In a meeting on Wednesday, Israel's PM-elect Benjamin Netanyahu and right-wing parliament — Knesset — member Itamar Ben-Gvir agreed to legalize dozens of illegal settler outposts in the West Bank.
A Middle East-based defense official said on Wednesday on condition of anonymity that an oil tanker associated with Israeli billionaire Idan Ofer was struck on Tuesday night by a bomb-carrying drone off the coast of Oman.
On Monday, Israeli officials announced that the US has outlined plans to open its own investigation into the death of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, who was killed in May while covering a raid in the West Bank city of Jenin.