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Israeli police investigating, early Sunday, the scene of a shooting attack near the Western Wall in Jerusalem’s Old City. JERUSALEM—A Palestinian gunman opened fire on a bus in Jerusalem’s Old City, injuring at least eight people, including American citizens, Israeli police said, in the first such attack inside Israel in months and following a recent cease-fire between Israel and Gaza militants. Among the two people seriously injured in Sunday’s shooting was a pregnant woman, who suffered gunshots to her abdomen. Doctors delivered the baby and both the newborn and mother are in stable condition, said an official from Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek hospital.
Locations: Jerusalem’s Old City, JERUSALEM, Palestinian, Israel, Gaza
The shooting occurred as the bus waited in a parking lot near the Western Wall, which is considered the holiest site where Jews can pray. The attack in Jerusalem followed a tense week between Israel and Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank. Last weekend, Israeli aircraft unleashed an offensive in the Gaza Strip targeting the militant group Islamic Jihad and setting off three days of fierce cross-border fighting. Islamic Jihad fired hundreds of rockets during the flare-up to avenge the airstrikes, which killed two of its commanders and other militants. The Islamic militant group Hamas, which controls Gaza, stayed on the sidelines.
Persons: Israel Organizations: West Bank, Islamic, West Bank ., Hamas Locations: JERUSALEM, Jerusalem’s Old City, Israel, Gaza, Palestinian, Silwan, Jerusalem, Nablus
JERUSALEM, Aug 14 (Reuters) - A gunman wounded seven people aboard a bus carrying Jewish worshippers in Jerusalem on Sunday, Israeli authorities and witnesses said, describing the incident as a suspected Palestinian attack. Israel deems all of Jerusalem its capital - a status not recognised internationally. The attack took place in the early hours of Sunday, as Jews were leaving Western Wall rites marking the end of the Sabbath. "Jerusalem is our capital city and a tourist centre for all religious," Prime Minister Yair Lapid said in a statement, adding that Israeli security forces would "restore calm". Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com RegisterWriting by Dan Williams; Editing by Michael PerryOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Israel, Yair Lapid, Dan Williams, Michael Perry Organizations: Thomson Locations: Jerusalem, Jerusalem's Old City, Western
A shooting near the Western Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem wounded eight, including a New York family of four. According to reports, the worshippers had returned from praying at the Western Wall. The Western Wall, the only surviving remnant of the Second Temple, is the holiest site in Judaism. No Israeli was killed or seriously injured after the PIJ counter-attacked by firing hundreds of rockets into the Jewish state. Meanwhile, during the week, three suspected Palestinian militants were killed in a gunfight with Israeli forces in the West Bank city of Nablus.
Persons: Amir Sidawi, Sidawi, Yair Lapid, Tom Nides, Israel's Organizations: Service, Israeli, West Bank, AP, Reuters Locations: Old City, Jerusalem, New York, East Jerusalem, York, American, Israel, Brooklyn , New York, Gaza, Nablus
Former IDF soldier Ben Silberstein trained a dog called Zili and died in a shootout with Palestinian militants. "An Israeli dog that is killed captures more media coverage than a 5-year-old Palestinian girl who was killed in Gaza," he said. Zili's unit exchanged fire with three suspected Palestinian militants, including Ibrahim Nabulsi, 26, a wanted senior member of the al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades, according to the BBC. "The reality in which we live is a reality that an Israeli dog that is killed captures more media coverage than a 5-year-old Palestinian girl who was killed in Gaza," he wrote on Facebook. "She was an innocent little girl"The grandfather of Palestinian girl Alaa Qadoum carries her body in Gaza City on.
Persons: Ben Silberstein, Silberstein, Zili, Ibrahim Nabulsi, Nabulsi, Yair Lapid, Qadoum, Alaa Qadoum, Ashraf Amra, Reuters Alaa Qadoum, Alaa, Mohammed Abu Selmeyeh, it's Organizations: IDF, Palestinian, Facebook, Service, West Bank, BBC, New York Times, Iron, Reuters, Al, Geneva Accord Locations: Israeli, Gaza, Belgian, Nablus, Israel, Palestine, Gaza City, Shuja'iyya, Al Shifa
Aug 14 (Reuters) - Syrian state media on Sunday reported what it said was an Israeli attack aimed at targets in the vicinity of the Syrian coastal province of Tartous. Syrian air defences had confronted "hostile targets" in the skies over Tartous and explosions were heard in the province, Syrian state media added. Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com RegisterReporting by Nayera Abdallah; Editing by Alexander SmithOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Nayera Abdallah, Alexander Smith Organizations: Thomson Locations: Tartous, Syrian
Aug 14 (Reuters) - The United States condemned what it called a "terrorist attack" outside the Old City of Jerusalem that wounded at least eight people, including at least five Americans, according to a statement from the U.S. State Department on Sunday. "Our Ambassador to Israel and U.S. officials in Jerusalem are in touch with the families of the U.S. citizen victims, to whom we have offered our sympathies and support," State Department spokesperson Ned Price said in the statement. "Our team in Jerusalem has been working around the clock to support the victims and their families, and will continue to monitor the situation closely." Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com RegisterReporting by Ismail Shakil in OttawaOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Ned Price, Ismail Shakil Organizations: U.S . State Department, Thomson Locations: United States, Old City, Jerusalem, Israel, Ottawa
AMMAN, Aug 14 (Reuters) - Israel hit Iranian targets in a series of strikes on Sunday near the ancestral home region of Syrian President Bashar al Assad, and close to Russia's main Syrian bases on the Mediterranean coast, regional intelligence and Syrian military sources said. The strikes on the northeastern outskirts of Damascus hit outposts run by Lebanon's pro-Iranian Hezbollah group, two Syrian military defectors familiar with the region said. Israel has staged hundreds of strikes against alleged Iranian targets in recent years, but has mostly avoided hitting the coastal provinces where Russia's main military assets are concentrated. The latest strikes are part of an escalation of what has been a low-intensity conflict whose goal was to slow down Iran's growing entrenchment in Syria, Israeli and regional military experts say. Russian forces in Syria regularly turn a blind eye to Israeli air strikes against suspected Iranian-sponsored deployments and arms transfers.
Persons: Bashar al Assad, Assad, Israel, Nayera Abdallah, Maayan, Alexander Smith, Nick Macfie, Diane Craft Organizations: Lebanon's, Iranian Hezbollah, Reuters, Thomson Locations: AMMAN, Israel, Syrian, Tartous, Damascus, Abu Afsa, Syria, Latakia, Iran, Russian, Russia, Ukraine, Jerusalem
Seven Injured in Shooting in Jerusalem
  + stars: | 2022-08-13 | by ( Vivek Shankar | ) www.nytimes.com   time to read: +1 min
Seven people were injured in the Old City of Jerusalem early Sunday in what emergency responders are considering a suspected terror attack. In Jerusalem on Sunday, an ambulance service, Magen David Adom, said that it received a report of a shooting involving a bus at 1:24 a.m. local time. First responders found two men with gunshot wounds on a bus that had stopped in the middle of a street near the Western Wall. Next, they found four more men with gunshot wounds at a parking area nearby. The seventh victim, a woman, was also treated for gunshot wounds shortly thereafter.
Persons: Magen David Adom Locations: Old City, Jerusalem, Gaza, Israel
A corner of the hedge-fund world can't stop talking about one of Millenium Partners' most prominent trading teams. Glen Scheinberg, the portfolio manager whose team has minted billions of dollars for Millenium, became a hot topic on Wall Street. Hedge funders seemingly can't stop chatting about the fate of Millennium's index-rebalance king. Searches on the Bloomberg terminal for Glen Scheinberg — the portfolio manager whose team has met with much success at Millenium — spiked to 1,300 one afternoon in June. Meet Kasper Knokgaard, a partner at private-equity firm EQT and global head of its services sector team.
Persons: Aaron Weinman, Glen Scheinberg, Israel Englander, Millennium Partners Phil McCarten, , Russell, Insider's Alex Morrell, Goldman Sachs, Erik McGregor, Carlyle, Glenn Youngkin, Youngkin, Guy America, Casavo, Kasper Knokgaard, EQT, Knokgaard, Investindustrial, Ellis, Evercore, Gibson Dunn, Centerview, Hallam Bullock Organizations: Partners, Millennium Partners, Bloomberg, Millennium, BNY Mellon, Getty, BlackRock, Republicans, Blackstone, US Securities and Exchange Commission, Melvin Capital Management, Wall Street Journal, SEC, Virginia, NBC News, Banker, United Talent Agency, UTA, TreeHouse Foods, Lazard, Bank of America, Tokio Marine, Tokio Locations: Glen, Puerto Rico, New York City, Carlyle, Kirkland, Arbor, Tokio Marine Asia, Tokyo, Singapore, New York, London
Picture shows the entrance of the house where eleven members of the Israeli Olympic team were kidnapped and then killed by the radical Palestinian group Black September, during the 1972 Munich Olympic Games, in Munich September 5, 2012. REUTERS/Michael Dalder/File PhotoMUNICH, Aug 12 (Reuters) - The families of Israeli athletes murdered at the 1972 Munich Olympics are unhappy with fresh German compensation offers and plan to boycott a ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of the attack in protest, their spokesperson told Reuters on Friday. We are not going to accept that," Ankie Spitzer, spokesperson for the families, told Reuters Television. On Sept. 5, 1972, members of the Israeli Olympic team were taken hostage at the poorly secured athletes' village by Palestinian gunmen from the Black September group. The government spokesperson said Berlin had decided to make further payments to the families in addition to compensation already paid.
Persons: Michael Dalder, Ankie Spitzer, Spitzer, Berlin, Paul Carrel, Ros Russell Organizations: Israeli Olympic, Games, REUTERS, Reuters Television, Israel, Thomson Locations: Munich, Germany, Israel, Berlin
LONDON — Every child in London ages 1 to 9 should be offered a booster shot of the polio vaccine, U.K. health authorities have said, as doctors warn that polio threatens to make a comeback. The British Health Security Agency said Tuesday it had detected polio viruses from sewage water in eight of the U.K. capital’s 32 boroughs. People who take the oral polio vaccine can briefly excrete the virus, and if a community has a low vaccination rate, the virus could spread. But Kathleen O’Reilly, a professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, said there are likely to be many reasons the polio vaccination rate is lower in London. Israel also ramped up its polio vaccination push for children ages 6 weeks to 6 years after a 4-year-old was infected in March.
Persons: , , Deepti, ” Gurdasani, Gurdasani, Kathleen O’Reilly, London “, Mary T, Bassett, unvaccinated, “ There’s Organizations: British Health Security Agency, World Health, Queen Mary University of London, Health Security Agency, London School of Hygiene, London, WHO Locations: London, Britain, U.S, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nigeria, New York, Rockland County, New York City, Israel
The other is the surface-to-air defense system, Norwegian Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System, or NASAMS, developed by Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace and Raytheon Missiles & Defense, which can detect targets 75 miles away and engage a target at 19 miles. He said that Ukraine, which began the war with old Soviet weaponry, has done well, given its army has had to come to grips with complex new weapons systems while constantly under fire. On Monday, the Pentagon acknowledged that the U.S. had sent anti-radar missiles to Ukraine for the first time in a press briefing. The Pentagon declined to comment on whether the U.S. was sending Ukraine weapons it has not officially announced. Fragments of missiles, inspectors believe were fired from U.S.-supplied HIMARS systems near Olenivka, in eastern Ukraine in July.
Persons: Biden, Lockheed Martin, Mark Cancian, Mykhailo Podolyak, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Cancian, smartly, ” Cancian, Justin Crump, ” Crump, Sergei Aksyonov, Sukhoi Su, , Crump, coy, Pettyjohn, , doesn’t, ” Pettyjohn Organizations: United, NBC, High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems, Munitions, Air Missile Systems, Artillery Rocket Systems, U.S . Army, for Strategic, International Studies, Air Missile System, Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace, Raytheon Missiles & Defense, Marine Corps, U.S . Department of Defense, Pentagon, British Army, , NBC News, Tactical Missile Systems, Lockheed, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, Israel Aerospace Industries, Center, New, New American Security, D.C Locations: Ukraine, United States, Russia, Kyiv, “ Ukraine, Arizona, U.S, Novofedorivka, Crimea, Soviet, Western, Olenivka, New American, Washington
Last month, Saudi Arabia said it would open its airspace to all air carriers. El Al and smaller Israeli rival Arkia later said they had applied for permission to fly over both Saudi Arabia and Oman. El Al showed a strong improvement in the second quarter after it was hit hard in earlier periods by the coronavirus pandemic that largely closed Israel's borders to foreigners. Excluding a large one-time gain from the sale of its frequent flier club, El Al recorded a $15 million net loss on a jump in fuel costs. To meet demand on long-haul routes, El Al said it planned to add a 16th Boeing 787 in 2023 while it also began to restore older Boeing 777s to the skies.
Persons: Dina Ben, Tal, El Al, Arkia, Joe Biden's, It's, Ben, Steven Scheer, Bradley Perrett, Mark Potter Organizations: Israeli, El, U.S, Abu Dhabi International Airport, United, United Arab Emirates, Al Israel Airlines, United Arab, Israel, Boeing, Thomson Locations: Abu Dhabi, United Arab, Handout, JERUSALEM, Oman, Ben, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Asia, Israel, India, Thailand, Saudi, Red Sea, Yemen, Australia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Tel Aviv, El
Manjurul | Istock | Getty ImagesBritain is rolling out urgent polio vaccinations for all London-based children under 10 as a reemergence of the virus across the U.K., U.S. and Israel stoked fears of a wider outbreak. The immunization campaign is aimed at providing a "high level of protection from paralysis" and limiting further spread of the virus, U.K. health authorities said Wednesday. A wake-up callDavid Heymann, professor of infectious disease epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, said the rollout should act as a "wake-up call" for those who are unvaccinated. "This should give us all a wake-up call – vaccine-derived polio virus is circulating in many countries around the world – including in parts of the U.K. and the U.S.," he said. It comes after an unvaccinated man from New York City was paralyzed last month after contracting the virus.
Persons: Israel stoked, Dr, Vanessa Saliba, epidemiologist, David Heymann, Organizations: Istock, Getty, Health Security Agency, London School of Hygiene, Tropical Medicine Locations: London, U.S, New York City
The Israeli military supplied videos and radar images which it said showed an Islamic Jihad rocket veering off course soon after being launched on Saturday, heading to the ground where they said it killed five people including four children. But an Islamic Jihad spokesman said it was conducting an investigation. Hamas briefly issued an order instructing freelance journalists not to report claims that casualties may have been caused by Palestinian rockets. "Their disregard for human life was tragic – as multiple failed rocket launches led to the deaths of innocent Palestinian children in Gaza," Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz said. "To say it was an Arab rocket, or an Israeli rocket, we don't know," he said.
Persons: Israel, Daoud Shehab, Farid Al, Khatib, Benny Gantz, Linda Thomas, Greenfield, Mohammad Al, Ahmed, Al, Maayan Lubell, James Mackenzie, Toby Chopra Organizations: Islamic, Israel's, Israeli, United Nations, Thomson Locations: GAZA, Gaza, Israel, Iranian, Palestinian, Islamic Jihad, Iran, Jabalya, Beit Hanoun, al Bureij, U.S, Israeli, Arab, Jerusalem
Palestinians living under Israeli occupation and military rule have had few means to combat what is a major power imbalance between the two sides. To fight back, many of those detainees have turned to hunger strikes — a tactic long adopted by desperate prisoners around the world, in places like Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, or Northern Ireland. The hunger strikes have left the Israeli authorities in a bind, largely unable to act against the prisoners or stop the images of emaciated strikers from publicly circulating. This has rallied support among Palestinians and drawn criticism of Israel from around the world, including the United Nations. The fate of one hunger striker was discussed as part of a deal to end a brief conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad militant group in Gaza over the weekend.
Persons: Israel Organizations: West Bank, United Nations, Islamic Jihad Locations: Israel, East Jerusalem, Gaza, Guantánamo, Cuba, Northern Ireland, United
Fox host Steve Doocy called out Republicans for demonizing the FBI following a raid on Trump's home. But in the wake of the FBI raid on former President Donald Trump's home, Republicans are signing a different tune about law enforcement. And, in particular, the [35,000] members of law enforcement, federal law enforcement, at the FBI?" After Scalise suggested that FBI agents went "rogue," Doocy pushed back, stating, "Who went rogue, Steve? The FBI raid was reportedly in connection with boxes of documents — including classified material — that Trump took with him to Florida upon his departure from the White House.
Persons: Steve Doocy, Doocy, , Donald Trump's, Steve Scalise, Scalise, Steve, South Korea —, Trump Organizations: Fox, FBI, Republican Party, GOP, Service Locations: Nazi Germany, France, Israel, South Korea, Florida
Bolton says he was "embarrassed" by the "low price" that the Iranian official offered for his murder. While Shahram Poursafi offered just $300,000 for Bolton, they offered $1 million for Mike Pompeo. Throughout his long career in Washington, Bolton has garnered a reputation as a foreign policy hawk. The Obama era agreement was designed to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon in exchange for relief from economic sanctions. After withdrawing from the agreement, Trump reimposed sanctions on Iran as part of a "maximum pressure" strategy championed by Bolton.
Persons: John Bolton, Bolton, Shahram Poursafi, Mike Pompeo, , Shahram, Qassem Soleimani, Donald Trump, Mike Pompeo —, wasn't, Pompeo, He's, Donald Trump's, Obama, Joe Biden, Biden Organizations: DOJ, Iranian, Bolton, Service, National Security, of Justice, Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, Force, CNN, Trump, Soleimani Locations: Washington, Iraq, Iran, Tehran, Israel
Cases of polio have recently been reported in the U.S., Israel and Malawi, all of which had been free of the disease for years. British health authorities launched a polio booster vaccination campaign for children in London on Wednesday after levels of poliovirus detected in local wastewater showed that the virus is circulating in the U.K. capital. The move is a sign that the authorities are concerned about a potential resurgence of polio in the U.K., which has long been free of the serious illness that affects mostly children.
Locations: U.S, Israel, Malawi, British, London
Website creator Wix.com plans cost cuts as Q2 loss narrows
  + stars: | 2022-08-10 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +2 min
The Israeli company said it had lost 14 cents per share excluding one-time items, compared with a loss of 28 cents per share a year earlier. Under a three-year plan, Wix said it would take comprehensive cost-cutting measures, including in its labour force, aimed at raising free cash flow and accelerating margin expansion. Wix, whose shares have slid 56% so far in 2022, projected free cash flow to be roughly 2% to 3% of revenue in 2022. It seeks to achieve a free cash flow margin of 20% by 2025. It expects revenue growth of 8% to 10% in 2022, below a prior estimate in May of 10% to 13%.
Persons: Wix.com, Amir Cohen, JERUSALEM, Refinitiv, Avishai Abrahami, Wix, Steven Scheer, Bradley Perrett Organizations: REUTERS, Revenue, Thomson Locations: Beersheba, Israel, Russia
Top Intel executives, like CIO Archie Deskus, have left the chip giant recently. This comes as President Joe Biden signs a $52 billion act into law to jumpstart US chip making. Meet eight executives who have joined Intel in 2022 and four who have left the firm. The $142 billion chip giant has already plotted out a $20 billion plant in Ohio and two new factories in Arizona. Here are 7 important executives who joined Intel and 4 who left since January 2022:
Persons: Archie Deskus, Joe Biden Organizations: Intel, Semiconductor, ARC Locations: Ohio, Arizona, Germany, Israel
Under a three-year plan, Wix said it would take comprehensive cost-cutting measures, including some job cuts, aimed at raising free cash flow and accelerating margin expansion. The Israeli company said it had lost 14 cents per share excluding one-time items, compared with a loss of 28 cents per share a year earlier. The company, whose shares have slid 56% so far in 2022, projected free cash flow to be roughly 2%-3% of revenue in 2022. It seeks to achieve a free cash flow margin of 20% by 2025. For the third quarter, Wix estimated revenue of $341 million to $345 million, representing annual growth of 7% to 8%.
Persons: Wix.com, Amir Cohen, JERUSALEM, Wix, Lior Shemesh, Refinitiv, Steven Scheer, Bradley Perrett, Mike Harrison Organizations: REUTERS, Revenue, Thomson Locations: Beersheba, Israel, U.S, Russia
Like a lot of former Soviet bloc countries, Ukrainian special forces' tactics, equipment, and even special operations forces are very Russian. The backbone of the Ukrainian special forces — assault riflesA Ukrainian servicemen holds an AK-74 with a grenade launcher while on patrol near Debaltseve on September 5, 2014 ANATOLII STEPANOV/AFP via Getty ImagesAK-74While the Ukrainian special forces are modernizing, they do retain a large number of small arms from Russia. Ukrainian special forces seem to use them only for specific situations, and these fire-breathers are armed with suppressors. Fort-17The Fort-17 is a new, domestically produced handgun for the Ukrainian special forces and potentially the Ukrainian military as a whole. At a little under 16.8 pounds, the Fort-401 provides plenty of firepower for the Ukrainian special forces.
Persons: ANATOLII STEPANOV, it's, Maxym, Patrik Orcutt Glock, Makarov, It's Organizations: Service, Soviet, Alpha, AK, Getty Images, Getty, Ukraine's National Guard, United, NATO, US Navy, Glock, US Army, Austrian Glock, IMI, Israel Defense Forces Locations: Soviet, Ukrainian, Ukraine, Russia, Debaltseve, AFP, Israel, Kyiv, Ochakiv, Austrian, Israeli
Germany is offering 5.4 million euros in total in additional compensation to 23 remaining family members, according to the government German memo. But lawyers for the families say they are seeking about 20 times more than that. Germany has worked hard to be transparent in its atonement for its Nazi past, and to have a special relationship with Israel. For example, traditionally, Israel is one of the first foreign trips taken by new German presidents. A spokesman for the Israeli president declined to comment on the issue.
Persons: , Alexander Knoops, Herzog Organizations: Nazi, Israeli Olympic Committee Locations: Germany, Israel, Munich
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