A Palestinian accused of plotting to kill Israelis went on a hunger strike to protest his imprisonment without trial. Fearing unrest, Israel agreed to release him.
The accusation, which has not been independently verified, raises new questions over whether Israel is using software made by NSO Group to spy on Palestinians.
Killings of Arabs by Arabs have soared in Israel. The prevailing assumption, an official said, was “as long as they are killing each other, that’s their problem.”
The director of the Shin Bet, Nadav Argaman, made a rare public appeal amid fears that a new round of turmoil might disrupt attempts to form a new government.
Critics and outraged officials accused the Israeli prime minister, on trial for corruption, of exploiting a tragic episode to discredit his own law enforcement agencies.
Amiram Ben-Uliel, 25, faces a life sentence for a racially motivated assault that was widely condemned as terrorism.
The information, intended for use in counterterrorism, would help identify people who have crossed paths with known patients.