Israel Defense Forces
Exclusive: Leaked IDF Report States Soldier Who Shot Palestinian Attacker Driven by 'Twisted Ideology'
A classified IDF document leaked to VICE News criticizes the actions of Sgt. Elor Azaria, who killed a Palestinian attacker with a single bullet to the head as he lay wounded on a West Bank street.
If the man is convicted he will become only the second Israeli soldier to be convicted of manslaughter since 2000. A video shows him shooting a Palestinian as he lay injured on the ground.
In a tragic catalogue of errors, fatal clashes broke out after two Israeli soldiers accidentally entered a Palestinian refugee camp while using a popular GPS cellphone app to navigate.
If Russian bombers and jets take to the skies and attack rebel positions, this could complicate both the efforts of the American-led coalition that is targeting the Islamic State as well as any Israeli sorties across the border into Syria.
Tens of thousands of homes were destroyed in the conflict, leaving 100,000 people homeless. Gazans continue to live amid rubble that serves as an everyday reminder of the war.
'Israel Is the Most Humane Country in the Middle East': Why Syria's Southern Neighbors Are Working on Their PR
VICE News was in the Golan Heights to see how Israel is using both hard and soft power to extend influence into Syria — gaining positive PR, goodwill among civilians, and intelligence about possible threats.
VICE News visited Ziv Medical Center, a hospital just west of the Golan Heights, where injured Syrians cross the border to receive medical care with no questions asked.
An investigation by an Israeli human rights group has found that the shooting of a Palestinian teenager by a senior Israeli army officer was "unjustified and unlawful."
Addressing his cabinet at a meeting on Sunday, the Israeli prime minister slammed the upcoming report on last summer's war as “a baseless political attack."
Israeli authorities say they do not believe it was Hamas that fired the rocket — the third to be launched from Gaza since a ceasefire that started last year — but Hamas is still responsible.
The Israeli military and other critics of interviews that suggest potential war crimes in Gaza last summer argue that they are unverifiable, misleading, and out of context.
At least 30 Palestinians were killed on Sunday as artillery and rocket fire battered buildings across the Gaza Strip.