Barak Ravid


Assault Launched With Israeli Help To End Kenya Mall Siege

By Barak Ravid and Reuters/Haaretz

Assault Launched With Israeli Help To End Kenya Mall Siege
Kenyan security forces launched a “major” assault late Sunday on the upscale Nairobi mall where an unknown number of hostages are being held by al-Qaida-linked militants, in an operation officials said would end the two-day standoff that had already killed 68 people. Within a few hours, a military spokesman said most of the hostages had been freed.Read More


Bashar Assad's ABC Interview Tips Leaked

By Barak Ravid

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Shin Bet Arrests Terror Cell Suspects

By Barak Ravid, Anshel Pfeffer (Haaretz) and Jonathan Lis

Israeli security forces have arrested a terror cell belonging to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, it was revealed Monday, which is suspected of planning to carry out several terror attacks in the Jerusalem area and to abduct an Israeli soldier.Read More


Gaza-Bound Flotilla Slated To Set Sail Tuesday

By Barak Ravid, Danna Harman (Haaretz) and Anshel Pfeffer

Israel will not allow any ships to breach its blockade of the Gaza Strip, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told his inner cabinet yesterday, during a discussion of the Gaza-bound flotilla expected to set sail tomorrow.Read More


Border Violence Cools, as Israel Refrains From Response to Rocket Attacks

By Anshel Pfeffer, Barak Ravid and Jack Khoury (Haaretz)

The latest round of Israel-Gaza violence, which included a direct hit on an Israeli school bus, intense Palestinian rocket and mortar fire, and IDF strikes that left 19 Hamas militants and two civilians dead over the weekend, appears to have come to a close, defense officials said on Sunday.Read More






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