The meeting came just days after Egypt helped broker an agreement with the Palestinian Hamas group to dissolve the administration that runs Gaza and hold talks with Abbas’ Fatah movement, its Palestinian rivals.
The Egyptian president joined Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for talks with then US secretary of state John Kerry hosted by King Abdullah II in the Jordanian city of Aqaba in February 2016, a former US official confirmed to AFP earlier this year.
The Israeli military says the new base sends a message of readiness to Israel’s enemies. The base, located within an existing Israeli air force base, will serve dozens of US soldiers operating a missile defense system.
Jerusalem: Several hundred ultra-Orthodox Jews scuffled with police on Sunday in protest against a court ruling that could require them to serve in the army like secular Israelis.
Palestinians armed with an automatic weapon and knives assaulted officers on duty near Jerusalem’s Old City in June. Staff Sgt. Maj. Hadas Malka, 23, was rushing to respond to the initial attack when a Palestinian assaulted her with a knife.
Gadi Yarkoni, head of a local council, says the underground barrier along border with Gaza Strip in an ambitious project is a key reason the area enjoyed a surge in growth and attracted young families since a devastating war with Hamas three years ago.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu himself did not address latest developments at weekly Cabinet meeting. Israeli police recently announced that they suspect Netanyahu of being involved in bribery, fraud and breach of trust in a pair of cases.
The imported material among the measures civic body took for better roads after HC rap last year
Settlements in the occupied West Bank and Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem are illegal under international law and are seen as one of the greatest obstacles to peace between Israel and the Palestinians.
In recent years India’s defence ties with the US and Israel have deepened. Prime Minister Narendra Modi became the first Indian premier to visit Israel last month. The US designated India a major defence partner last year.
Israel installed metal detectors and security cameras after a July 14 attack near the Haram al-Sharif, known to Jews as the Temple Mount, in which gunmen killed two policemen.
Palestinians danced, chanted ‘God is Great’ and set off fireworks after some security devices were removed early Thursday morning. It dismantled metal detectors there earlier this week.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and the senior Muslim cleric who oversees Al-Aqsa compound both dismissed the new Israeli measures and demanded all of them be removed.
Missiles and rockets are periodically fired at Israel, generally by hardline Islamist groups opposed to Hamas. But Israel holds Hamas responsible for all rocket fire from Gaza regardless of who carried it out, and usually retaliates within hours.
“Jerusalem is a red line that Muslims and Arabs cannot allow to be crossed… and what is happening today is an attempt to impose a new reality on the Holy city,” Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul Gheit said in a statement.