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The suicide rate for children in Egypt has risen dramatically in 2015. (AFP/File)
19:30 GMT
At least 44 Egyptian children have committed suicide in 2015 - and the number is rising.
A video emerged online of the Russian jet being shot down. (screenshot)
19:00 GMT
The surviving Russian fighter pilot claims they were never in Turkish airspace and received no warnings.
The Tunisian bus bombing is the latest a string of Daesh-affiliated attacks in MENA. (AFP/Fethi Belaid)
18:00 GMT
Hezbollah condemns the recent bombings in Egypt and Tunisia, and calls for solidarity against terrorism.
Taliban fighters have kidnapped Afghan National Army soldiers after their helicopter crashed. (AFP/File)
17:00 GMT
The Afghan National Army launched a mission to rescue eight soldiers who were taken captive by the Taliban after their helicopter crashed.
Prisoners are protesting not receiving pardons at the Samail jail in Oman. (AFP/File)
16:00 GMT
Omani officials deny media reports of a mass hunger strike at the Samail jail.
Israeli soldiers gather at the site of a stabbing attack at Al-Fawwar junction near the flashpoint city of Hebron on November 25, 2015. (AFP/Hazem Bader)
15:44 GMT
Muhammad Ismail Shubaki, a 19-year-old Palestinian, was shot and critically injured after stabbing an Israeli soldier near the al-Fawwar refugee camp.
Tunisia is currently in a state of emergency after a bus bombing killed a dozen people Tuesday. (AFP/Fethi Belaid)
15:30 GMT
Egypt shows solidarity and sympathy for Tunisia after a bus bombing killed a dozen guards on Tuesday.
Israeli soldiers detain a Palestinian youth during protests in the West Bank. (AFP/File)
15:00 GMT
Israeli forces raided the Qalandiya and Jenin refugee camps, as well as various other locations in Hebron and Nablus, arresting a total of 24 Palestinians.
A woman walks in a hallway on June 17, 2015 at the Grand Mosque in Paris, on the eve of the start of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan. (AFP/File)
14:30 GMT
The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has warned of an increase in Islamophobia since Daesh orchestrated a deadly string of attacks in Paris on November 13th,
A former meeting between Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov was reportedly cancelled yesterday. (AFP/File)
14:16 GMT
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu will meet with his Russian counterpart following the downing of a Russian jet on the Syrian border.
Tripoli, Lebanon has seen an increase in Daesh activity in recent months. (AFP/Ibrahim Chalhoub)
14:00 GMT
The Lebanese Army arrested a Daesh militant who had been planning suicide attacks on multiple sites in Tripoli.
Guards outside an Egyptian court. (AFP/File)
13:25 GMT
A Giza court received a bomb threat the day after a deadly bombing on the hotel of polling judges.
Tourism in Egypt is expected to drop by 13 percent in 2015/2016 compared to the previous year. (AFP/Eric Peirmont)
13:00 GMT
British Airways and EasyJet will not offers flight to Sharm el-Sheikh until January 2016 following government advice.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi stands beside his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin during joint military exercises. (AFP/File)
12:45 GMT
The announcement follows President Sisi's meeting with Russia's defense minister on Tuesday.
Tunisian police inspect the bombed bus on November 24, 2015. (AFP/Fethi Belaid)
12:38 GMT
After yesterday's bus bombing, Tunisia declared a 30 day state of emergency.
An AC-130 warplane operated by the United States air force, similar to the aircraft that conducted the strike. (Wikimedia/File)
12:17 GMT
The US AC-130 aircraft responsible for the bombing received the wrong coordinates that directed it to an open field.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov speaks to the media at the Bocharov Ruchei state residence in Sochi on November 24, 2015. (AFP/Maxim Shipenkov)
12:03 GMT
In a statement, Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says he has "serious doubts" that the downing of a Russian jet was unintentional.
As the moon rises behind them, Israeli soldiers work stand by a checkpoint near the West Bank city of Ramallah, on November 24. (AFP/Jacquelyn Martin)
11:32 GMT
The Palestinian suspect was shot and injured at the scene of an alleged stabbing attack at a Hebron checkpoint. The Israeli victim was left in severe condition and transferred to Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem.
Israeli soldiers man a checkpoint at one of the entrances of the West Bank city of Hebron, on November 23, 2015. (AFP/Hazem Bader)
10:46 GMT
Israeli forces were deployed to search for the suspect and contain the situation.
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. (AFP/File)
10:30 GMT
Khamenei stated that Iran will defend the Palestinian people in their Intifada in any way possible.
White phosphorus burning on the ground in a file photo. (AFP/File)
10:23 GMT
A civilian network of journalists stated that white phosphorous, a deadly incendiary chemical weapon, is being used in airstrikes in Raqqa.
A US helicopter flies over Afghanistan's Jalalabad Airport. (AFP/File)
10:16 GMT
A Taliban spokesman said around five Afghan troops were killed during a shootout following the crash.
US President Barack Obama (left) and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan shake hands during a meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Antalya, on November 15, 2015. (AFP/Saul Loeb)
10:00 GMT
Turkish President Erdogan and US President Obama discussed the Tuesday incident over a phone call and agreed that it was a violation of Turkey's airspace, justifying Turkey's actions.
US Secretary of State John Kerry (L) meets with Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas upon his arrival to the West Bank city of Ramallah on November 24, 2015. (AFP/Jacquelyn Martin)
09:30 GMT
US Secretary of State John Kerry met with Netanyahu hours before joining the Palestinian President in Ramallah as part of his Middle East tour.
A cameraman films a paper plane placed outside the Turkish embassy in Moscow on November 24, 2015. (AFP/Dmitry Serebryakov)
09:29 GMT
Fighter jets shot down a Russian Sukhoi Su-24M Fencer after it violated Turkish airspace on Tuesday. One of the two pilots was killed immediately, and the other has recently been rescued by the Syrian army.
Demonstrators protest police civil rights abuses in New York. (AFP/Timothy Clary)
09:15 GMT
Following the recent attacks in Paris, a wave of Islamophobia is sweeping across America, drawing dangerous parallels between Muslims and terrorism. Charles Blow discusses how being anti-Muslim is anti-American.
Security at Cairo International Airport has been the subject of much scrutiny following the deadly crash of a Russian passenger plane in October. (AFP/File)
08:58 GMT
Explosives had been previously detected in two US bound DHL packages at Cairo International Airport.
Canada's refugee minister John McCallum cited delays in establishing infrastructures as the reason for pushing back the deadline. (AFP/File)
08:29 GMT
Canada will be giving priority to full families, women, and members of the LGBT community.
Russia has been carrying out airstrikes in Syria since late September. (AFP/File)
08:25 GMT
Officials called for calm despite escalating tension after a Russian fighter jet was shot down by Turkey for allegedly violating its airspace.
Austrian teens Samra Kesinovic (left), and her friend Sabina Selimovic married Daesh militants shortly after arriving in Syria. (Facebook)
08:02 GMT
Austrian teen Samra Kesinovic, who fled to Syria and married a Daesh fighter was reportedly beaten to death for attempting to flee the militant group's stronghold of Raqqa.
The helicopter was reportedly shot down by Syrian rebels during a rescue operation. (RT/YouTube)
07:41 GMT
A Russian marine was reportedly killed by Syrian rebel fire in a helicopter crash during a rescue operation to retrieve two pilots aboard a Russian fighter jet, which had been previously shot down by Turkey.
Hundreds of Palestinian minors remain in Israeli custody despite criticism from human rights groups. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
An eight-year-old Palestinian boy was handcuffed and blind-folded during his arrest by Israeli soldiers in the West Bank town of Hebron.
The United States has asked Egypt not to send packages or mail on passenger aircraft destined for the US. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
The parcels weighed about 10 kg and were loaded with explosive substances.
Lebanon has passed through 30 elections without selecting a president. (AFP/Jospeh Eid)
05:00 GMT
US President Barack Obama sent a letter to Prime Minister Tammam Salam urging action by Lebanese leaders.

November 24, 2015

US President Barack Obama speaks during a joint press conference with French President Francois Hollande at the White House in Washington, DC, on November 24, 2015. (AFP/Nicholas Kamm)
20:00 GMT
US President Barack Obama met today with French President Francois Hollande to discuss their joint strategy against Daesh.
Syrian refugees cross the border into Turkey at the Akcakale crossing. (AFP/File)
18:30 GMT
Turkey currently hosts the highest number of Syrian refugees in the world.
Migrants from Africa often pass through Egypt's Sinai desert to reach Israel. (AFP/File)
18:00 GMT
On Monday Egyptian border guards killed five Sudanese nationals who were attempting to cross into Israel.
Tunisian security forces are deployed outside a house in the town of Oued Ellil, on October 23, 2014 (AFP Photo/Fethi Belaid)
17:21 GMT
Witnesses reported seeing an explosion hit a bus carrying presidential guards in Tunis.
Reporters Without Borders activists take part in a protest in front of an Iran Air agency in Paris, on July 10, 2012. (AFP/Loic Venance)
17:00 GMT
Sayed Ahmed al-Mousawi is accused of giving mobile phone SIM cards to protesters and taking photos of demonstrations against the ruling Al Khalifa regime.
Olivier Corel, the "white emir" of the chain of Artigat in Ariege, is being directly targeted by a search conducted on Tuesday by the French police. (AFP/File)
16:41 GMT
Olivier Corel is said to be close to the individual identified as the voice claiming responsibility for the Paris attacks.
Lavrov also called on Russians not to visit Turkey, citing high-level terrorism threats. (AFP/File)
16:23 GMT
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was set to meet his Turkish counterpart in Istanbul.
Recently leaked documents have revealed several phone conversations between Tony Blair and Muammar Gaddafi. (AFP/File)
16:08 GMT
Former Prime Minister Tony Blair will face questions about his role in orchestrating British foreign policy towards Libya.
Israeli security forces fire tear gas canisters to prevent Palestinians from approaching the Al-Jalama checkpoint. (AFP/File)
16:00 GMT
The explosive device was discovered in Jenin and was promptly neutralized.
Armed tribesmen from Yemen's Popular Resistance Committees hold positions west of Marib city October 28, 2015. (AFP/File)
15:50 GMT
Nasser Hassan Mohammed Al Balooshi was wounded during the the fight for the city of Marib.
A man in Riyadh wears protective gear as he herds his camels. (AFP/Fayez Nureldine)
15:30 GMT
The most recent death marks 548 deaths from MERS in Saudi since 2012.
A Palestinian protester clashes with Israeli troops along the border with Israel near El-Bureij, in the central Gaza Strip. (AFP/Mohammed Abed)
14:34 GMT
A Palestinian protester clashes with Israeli troops (unseen) along the border with Israel near El-Bureij, in the central Gaza Strip
Car bombings, such as this one in Benghazi, are increasing in Libya. (AFP/File)
14:30 GMT
November has been a deadly month in Libya, with a car bomb hitting a major checkpoint on Tuesday.
Governor Mike Pence was vocal about his objections to receiving Syrian refugees in his state. (AFP/File)
14:17 GMT
The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana has accused Indiana Governor Mike Pence for violating constitutional and civil rights.
A Russian Mi-17 helicopter. (AFP/Romeo Gacad)
14:02 GMT
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says a Syrian rebel group shot a Russian helicopter, forcing it to make an emergency landing in Latakia.
Afghan women walking in Jalalabad. (AFP/Noorullah Shirzada)
14:00 GMT
The EU called on the Afghan government to implement the Law on Elimination of Violence Against Women.
Migrants from Niger on May 14, 2014 near the fruit market in the Algerian town of Boufarik in the Blida province. (AFP/Farouk Batiche)
13:30 GMT
A fire has killed 18 African migrants in a camp housing about 600 people in Ouargla, southeast of Algiers.
Sinai Province has conducted a series of attack in northern Egypt. (AFP/File)
13:08 GMT
Sinai Province, the same group who downed the Russian passenger jet in October, claimed responsibility for today's car bomb in Al Arish.
Egypt's Defense Minister, Sedqi Sobhi, met the Russian Defense Minister in Cairo on Monday. (AFP/File)
13:00 GMT
The Russian and Egyptian Defense Ministers met late Monday, as part of a series of talks about Egypt and Russia collaborating on military movements.
A protester holds a placard reading 'Killer Russia! Get out from Syria' while he shouts slogans in front of the Russian Istanbul consulate during a demonstration against Russia's Syria policy on November 24, 2015 in Istanbul. (AFP/Ozan Kose)
13:00 GMT
Sergei Panov, Moscow’s envoy in Ankara, has been called to meet with acting undersecretary Ahmet Muhtar Gun after Turkish F-16s shot down a Russian warplane.
French navy engineers install a missile on a French Rafale fighter aircraft aboard the French Charles-de-Gaulle aircraft carrier, November 23, 2015. (AFP/File)
12:30 GMT
Russian and French fighter jets are set to intensify attacks against Daesh positions in the militant group's stronghold of Raqqa.
The US has been part of an international coalition to combat the growing presence of Daesh through airstrikes and aiding regional militias. (AFP/File)
12:30 GMT
Defense officials are saying that the US Central Command was encouraged to distort reports submitted to the White House regarding progress made against Daesh.
US Secretary of State John Kerry holds a press conference with Benjamin Netanyahu during a meeting at the Prime Minister's office in Jerusalem, November 24, 2015. (AFP/File)
12:17 GMT
US Secretary of State John Kerry said he fully supported Israel's right to 'self-defense' Tuesday amid ongoing violence between the Jewish state and Palestinians.
Turkish police officers secure the police station in the Sultanbeyli district of Istanbul on August 10, 2015 after a suspected suicide bomber nearby detonated a vehicle packed with explosives. (AFP/Ozan Kose)
12:00 GMT
Gunmen attacked the police station, located in Adana province, before leaving a car bomb outside. The bomb was detonated by police in a controlled blast.
An AFP journalist takes cover during an attack in Syria. (AFP/File)
11:30 GMT
Three Russian journalists were injured when a missile landed near their car in Syria.
After Turkey shot down a Russian warplane on Tuesday, the country is meeting with NATO and the UN to discuss airspace issues. (AFP/File)
11:00 GMT
Turkey is meeting with the UN and NATO after multiple Russian warplanes have crossed into their airspace.
An Israeli policeman stands in front of a damaged car at the spot where a Palestinian man was shot after reportedly ramming a vehicle into a number of Israeli troops, south of Nablus, November 24, 2015. (AFP/File)
10:30 GMT
A Palestinian man was shot and injured after reportedly ramming his car into Israeli security personnel in the West Bank city of Nablus.
French Rafale fighter jets return to the Charles-de-Gaulle aircraft carrier on November 23, 2015 after conducting airstrikes in Iraq and Syria. (AFP/Anne-Christine Poujoulat)
10:18 GMT
Airstrikes supporting ground troops targeted Daesh positions in Ramadi and Mosul, while more French airstrikes were carried out in Syria against Daesh's self-proclaimed capital of Raqqa.
A file photo of al-Shabaab fighters in 2012. (AFP/Mohamed Abdiwahab)
10:00 GMT
Somali militant group al-Shabaab is facing difficulty with factions defecting to Daesh.
Syrian anti-government protesters tearing down a portrait of late president Hafez al-Assad, right, and his son, President Bashar al-Assad, in Hama during the 'Day of Rage' demonstrations on 29 April. (AFP/File)
09:53 GMT
The "Upcoming Syria" campaign aims to counter the perception that the Syrian war is between the Alawi and Sunni population.
A video emerged of the fighter jet being shot down on Tuesday. (Screenshot)
09:34 GMT
The Russian Defence Ministry confirmed a fighter jet was shot down over the Turkey-Syria border but denied violating Turkey's airspace despite reported warnings.
The Hezbollah movement is considered a terrorist organization by the US. (AFP/File)
09:30 GMT
Hezbollah condemned a sanctions bill passed by the US senate last week, which will restrict finances and the group's primary media organization.
US Secretary of State John Kerry speaks with members of the traveling press during his stop in Abu Dhabi, November 23, 2015. (AFP/File)
09:00 GMT
US Secretary of State John Kerry will hold talks with Israeli and Palestinian leaders in Ramallah and Jerusalem Tuesday.
An Egyptian woman displays an ink-stained finger after voting in parliamentary elections that have been marked with violence. (AFP/Khaled Desouki)
08:57 GMT
Two bombs exploded at a hotel holding Egyptian election judges the day after parliamentary polls closed.
Syrian Turkmen children at a refugee camp. (AFP/File)
08:30 GMT
Turkey sent an appeal to UN on behalf of the Turkmen villages in Syria facing airstrikes and high civilian casualties
The plane was reportedly warned before being shot down, according to Reuters. (AFP/File)
08:19 GMT
A fighter jet reportedly crashed in Syria, according to a Turkish television network, while CNN said the warplane had been shot down for violating Turkish airspace.
French police are still searching for an eighth suspected bomber. (AFP/Loic Venance)
08:03 GMT
French authorities found an explosive suicide belt in a dumpster south of Paris, possibly belonging to still-fugitive Salah Abdeslam.
French President Francois Hollande looks on following talks with the European Council president in Paris, November 23, 2015. (AFP/File)
08:00 GMT
French President Francois Hollande will hold talks Tuesday with Barack Obama in the White House to discuss strategies to fight Daesh.
Malcolm Turnbull made the comments during his first major speech on national security since winning term in office. (AFP/File)
07:48 GMT
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnball told parliament Tuesday a political solution was needed in Syria rather than boots on the ground.
A wounded Syrian boy cries at a makeshift hospital following a reported airstrike by government forces in the rebel-held area of Douma, east of the capital Damascus, November 18, 2015. (AFP/File)
07:38 GMT
Let's be clear, there are two current wars going on in Syria. One between Bashar al-Assad and opposition rebels, the second, between Daesh and everyone else. Dialogue is key with Assad, but military action is needed against Daesh.
Palestinian children look on at an illegal Israeli settlement in the West Bank. (AFP/File)
07:19 GMT
The UN expressed concern over illegal settlement activities, Israeli settler violence and ongoing demolition of Palestinian homes.
Houthi fighters continue to control large parts of Yemen despite Saudi military action. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
At least 15 people were killed by Saudi airstrikes around Yemen after the kingdom launched a series of attacks against Houthi militants.
Bahrain was the scene of widespread anti-government protests in 2011. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
Human Rights Watch slammed the Bahraini government for allowing the abuse of detainees after protests in 2011.
An Egyptian policeman walks with a dog in front of the French embassy in Cairo on November 15, 2015. (AFP/Khaled Desouki)
05:00 GMT
Egyptian national Salah Emad al-Gebaly was one of 130 victims killed in the November 13 Paris attacks.

November 23, 2015

An Iranian migrant sews his mouth shut in protest in Macedonia. (AFP/Robert Atanasovski)
18:00 GMT
Five Iranian men have sew their mouths shut in protest of Macedonia's new restrictions only allowing refugees from active conflict areas.
Firefighters spray water on the blaze that consumed three buildings in Dubai. (AFP/File)
17:49 GMT
Firefighters from three different departments have called in to battle the blaze.
Egypt is considered to be at turning point, as President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi faces economic issues, criticism for his repression of speech, and human rights violations. (AFP/File)
17:31 GMT
The second phase of elections in Egypt received a higher turnout than the infamous low attendance to voting in the first phase.
Jordan's Minister of State for Media Affairs and government spokesperson, Mohammad Momani, confirmed that Jordan will be compiling a list of new extremist groups in Syria for the international community. (AFP/File)
17:30 GMT
Jordan is removing Saudi and Turkish funded militant groups from their official list of terrorist organizations.
A file photo of Kuwaiti police. (AFP/File)
17:00 GMT
Kuwaiti security forces uncovered a Daesh cell that was recruiting, funding, and managing arms deals for Daesh in Syria.
An ambulance was dispatched after reports of a stabbing attack on Route 443, north of Jerusalem. (Twitter)
16:30 GMT
An IDF soldier and a Palestinian attacker were killed in a stabbing attack on Route 443 north of Jerusalem.
An Egyptian man casts his vote at a polling station in the capital Cairo on November 23, 2015. (AFP/Khaled Desouki)
16:25 GMT
Several journalists reported being banned from taking photographs of polling stations.
Daesh's oil supplies are under attack by a US-led coalition. (AFP/Marwan Ibrahim)
16:00 GMT
The US-led coalition continues targeting Daesh oil supplies, with major airstrikes over the weekend.
North Korean leader Kim Jung Un walks in front of an assembly of soldiers during a rally. (AFP/File)
15:45 GMT
North Korea flatly rejected claims by the South's intelligence service that Kim Jung Un's government had ties to the Daesh militant group.
Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has been reshuffling the leadership in the national counterintelligence agency. (AFP/Alain Jocard)
15:00 GMT
Algeria's former head of counter-terrorism will go on military trial on Thursday.
A man stands amid the dust and rubble of the World Trade Center following the al-Qaeda coordinated attacks on September 11, 2001. (AFP/Doug Kanter)
14:30 GMT
According to Scott Bennett, a US Army veteran and psychological warfare expert, Daesh does not remain a legitimate threat to the United States; rather, the idea of a militant group like Daesh serves as a means to further post 9/11 agendas.
Men line up to vote at a polling station in Cairo on November 22, 2015. (AFP/STR)
14:00 GMT
The second day of parliamentary polling for 13 of the governorates in Egypt has seen some violence.
Israeli soldiers man a checkpoint at one of the entrances of the West Bank city of Hebron, on November 23, 2015. (AFP/Hazem Bader)
13:40 GMT
According to an Israeli army spokesperson, the suspect approached the Huwwara checkpoint with a knife drawn and tried to attack a solider when he was immediately shot dead.
Soldiers patrol as the Belgian capital remains on the highest possible alert level on November 23, 2015. (AFP/Emmanuel Dunand)
13:36 GMT
Belgian police have so far detained 21 people for suspected links to terrorism.
The Sinai Peninsula, where Egyptian authorities are battling a jihadist insurgency, is a major route for African migrants trying to reach Israel. (AFP/Menahem Kahana)
13:30 GMT
Five Sudanese migrants were killed in a shootout between Egyptian security forces and traffickers in Rafah.
An Australian teen  was featured in a Daesh propaganda video earlier this year. (Image: Youtube)
13:00 GMT
According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Phoenix, Arizona has become a hotbed for Daesh recruiters looking to add high school-aged students to their ranks.
Turkish police with riot gear. (AFP/File)
13:00 GMT
Turkey is conducting country-wide raids for Daesh members.
French President Francois Hollande (R) arrives with British Prime Minister David Cameron to hold talks at the Elysee presidential palace in Paris on November 23, 2015. (AFP/Stephane De Sakutin)
12:30 GMT
British Prime Minister David Cameron offered France the use of RAF Akrotiri, a UK air base located on Cyprus, for carrying out anti-Daesh operations in Syria.
Russian S-300 missiles, similar to the ones being used on Syrian targets. (AFP/Vladimir Mashatin)
12:30 GMT
Erbil and Sulaimaniyah have suspended flights as Russian cruise missiles cross into northern Iraqi airspace.
Russian President Vladimir Putin accompanied by Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu, meets with top military officials in Moscow, November 17, 2015. (AFP/File)
12:21 GMT
Russian President Vladimir Putin landed in Tehran Monday for talks with Iranian diplomats and Hassan Rouhani, marking the leader's first visit to the country in eight years.
Israel has agreed to resume "Family Visits Program" for Gazans at Nafha prison on the condition that prisoners conclude the hunger strike. (File/Photo)
12:00 GMT
Israel has reestablished the ICRC "Family Visits Program" for Gazans following the agreement by Palestinian prisoners to end the hunger strike. As a result, dozens of Gazans visited jailed relatives at Nafha prison on Monday.
A group of Israeli settlers attacked a number of Palestinian properties in the West Bank. (AFP/File)
11:22 GMT
Palestinian properties across the southern parts of the West Bank were attacked late Sunday by a group of Israeli settlers.