Israel to halt nighttime 'mapping' of Palestinian homes

JERUSALEM — The Israeli military says it is reining in a controversial practice of conducting late-night raids of Palestinian homes in the West Bank aimed at gathering information about the houses and their inhabitants. The military has in the past defended the practice, known as “intelligence mapping,” as a necessary measure to counter militant groups.… Continue reading Israel to halt nighttime 'mapping' of Palestinian homes

Lebanon extends area claimed in border dispute with Israel

BEIRUT — Lebanon’s outgoing minister of public works said Monday that he has signed a decree that would increase the area claimed by the Mediterranean country in a maritime border dispute with Israel. Public Works Minister Michel Najjar told reporters that he has signed an amendment of the decree that would formally extend Lebanon’s claims… Continue reading Lebanon extends area claimed in border dispute with Israel