After Lebanese rockets are fired across the border, Israel responds by firing back with around 20 shells. Israeli PM Netanyahu holds the Lebanese government responsible. Analysts say it may be a sign that instability in Lebanon is intensifying.
Israeli forces have launched a military operation to "expose and thwart" tunnels it says stretch from Lebanon to its territory. Israel considers Iranian-backed Hezbollah a major threat.
Lebanese authorities took scores of ambassadors to alleged Hezbollah weapons sites after Benjamin Netanyahu accused the militia of modifying missiles in Beirut. Lebanon's top diplomat slammed the claims as "pure lies."
The rare publicly announced meeting is the latest sign of slow steps at normalization between Israel and Gulf Arab states. Oman has played an important mediating role in the Middle East.
The Quneitra crossing in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights and a vital crossing between Jordan and Syria have reopened. The moves come as Syrian President Assad regains territory in the country's civil war.
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