Israel’s air defence intercepts rocket fire from Syria, reportedly hits back Nov 20, 2019 0 86 12345 Jerusalem: Israel’s air defences intercepted four rockets fired from neighbouring Syria on Tuesday, the army said, prompting reported retaliatory missile strikes against the source of the fire.The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the rockets were fired from positions around the capital held by groups loyal to the Damascus government.It did not elaborate on which group had launched the rockets or whether there had been any casualties in the retaliatory strikes. The flareup comes after a major escalation in and around Gaza last week following Israel’s targeted killing of a commander of Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad, which is allied with Damascus.The killing was accompanied by a second strike, unconfirmed by Israel, on an Islamic Jihad leader in Damascus that killed his son and another person. There was no immediate rocket fire from Syria following that strike. (AFP) RELATED ARTICLES Besieged by protesters, Lebanon parliament postpones session Nov 20, 2019 0 109 Palestinians rail against US policy reversal on Israeli settlements Nov 20, 2019 0 92 Kuwaiti emir names new premier amid corruption feud Nov 20, 2019 0 609 Iraqi protesters rally despite fresh government promises of reform Baghdad: Iraqi protesters on Tuesday brushed off new government promises of reform, sceptical that political leaders, and a parliament session later in the day, would deliver the sweeping change they demand. .. Three killed as Iran unrest shows no signs of subsiding AFP Tehran Three security personnel have been killed by “rioters” in Iran, the latest deaths in protests that showed no sign of subsiding on Tuesday, despite a wave of arrests and an internet shutdown. A shock decision to .. Iran to unblock internet once ‘abuse’ stops: Govt Tehran: The Iranian government said on Tuesday it will unblock the internet only when authorities are sure it will not be abused during violent demonstrations against a petrol price hike. The Islamic republic has been .. UN dismisses US policy change, says Israeli settlements illegal Geneva: A US policy change has no impact on the legality of Israeli settlements in the West Bank and in annexed east Jerusalem, the United Nations said on Tuesday. UN rights office spokesman Rupert Colville said that “a .. US opinion on Israeli settlements not valid, says Turkish FM Istanbul: Turkey said on Tuesday the United States declaration that it will no longer regard Israeli settlements in the Palestinian territories as illegal has no validity in international law. Turkish Foreign ..