14 Jun 2021

Israel’s new prime minister is sworn in, ending Netanyahu’s 12-year grip on power

On Sunday, Naftali Bennett was sworn into office as prime minister after winning a confidence vote by just one vote. Mr. Bennett’s assumption of office ends a 12-year reign for former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who was the country’s longest-serving leader. After four elections in just two years attempting to

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10 Jun 2021

Palestinian security officers killed during Israeli raid in West Bank

Two Palestinian intelligence officers have been killed by Israeli forces as a result of an armed raid in the occupied West Bank, according to statements made by Palestinian officials. The Israeli forces consisted of both undercover officers and officers in uniform. The group entered Jenin overnight to arrest Palestinians suspected

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03 Jun 2021

Benjamin Netanyahu calls to block Israel’s newly formed coalition

Benjamin Netanyahu has responded with calls to block a newly agreed coalition that seeks to remove him from power after twelve years as Prime Minister. Mr. Netanyahu called on right win members of parliament to prevent the coalition from taking office. Eight opposition parties reached an agreement late on Wednesday

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25 May 2021

Iranian hacking group Agrius pretends to encrypt files for a ransom, destroys them instead

The Agrius hacking group allegedly deletes the data it pretends to hold for ransom in the final stage of their attack. This method represents a shift from the group’s previous tactic, which consisted of utilizing a purely destructive wiper malware. SentinelOne researchers released an analysis earlier today detailing the threat

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21 May 2021

Israel-Palestinian ceasefire comes into effect

Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas have declared a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip. The ceasefire came into effect early on Friday, ending 11 days of fighting in which more than 250 people were killed. Most of the casualties were reported in Gaza. Both Israel and Hamas declared victory

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20 May 2021

Israel and Hamas Near Cease-Fire Amid Mounting Pressure

According to those involved in discussions between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas, a cease-fire between the two fighting entities could come as early as Friday amid mounting international pressure. Earlier this week, US President Joe Biden stated that he supports a cease-fire between the groups, seeking to bring

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17 May 2021

Israel launches new strikes on Gaza as calls for ceasefire grow

The violence in Israel and Gaza continued throughout the night, marking some of the heaviest raids on Gaza since the fighting began a week ago. Israel conducted a series of airstrikes on the Gaza Strip early Monday morning while Palestinian militants fired rockets at southern Israeli cities, most of which

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14 May 2021

Heavy artillery fire on Gaza escalates violence as clashes between Arabs and Jews rock Israeli cities

On Friday morning, Gaza experienced heavy artillery fire amid reports that the Israeli army had launched a ground invasion of the strip. However, those reports have since been conclusively denied. Yesterday, the combination of an army tweet and the gunfire led many news organizations to report that a ground war

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12 May 2021

Israel-Gaza: Fears of war as violence escalates

Over the past 38 hours, over 1,000 rockets have been fired, mostly at Tel Aviv, by Palestinian militants. Israel has carried out hundreds of air strikes, destroying two tower blocks in Gaza on Tuesday and Wednesday. Since Monday, at least 43 Palestinians have been killed along with six Israelis.  13

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11 May 2021

Israel launches airstrikes after rockets fired from Gaza in day of escalation

Clashes in Jerusalem on Monday between Palestinian and Israeli forces have led to a day of escalation, with both sides exchanging fire throughout Monday night and early Tuesday morning in Gaza. The clashes left hundreds injured and dramatically increased tensions between the two entities. Israel has launched a series of

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