Hebron unrest: dozens of Palestinians riot in the West Bank town of Hebron, throwing rocks and firebombs at the IDF outpost dividing the Jewish part and the Palestinian part of the town  Peace talks delay: a meeting between Israeli and Palestinian peace negotiators scheduled for Wednesday has been postponed after the killing of an Israeli in a shooting attack in the West Bank on Monday  Mideast security: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says he is committed to the continuation of the security coordination with Israel, regardless of whether the ongoing peace talks are extended or successful  West Bank attack: Palestinian Minister of Religious Affairs Mahmoud Al-Habash condemns the attack that occurred near Hebron on Monday evening which killed Israeli police officer Baruch Mizrahi
29 november 2012 Last updated at 11:31 GMT  

Syrian rebels shoot down government warplane

A Deputy Commander of the Free Syrian Army has confirmed the rebels shot down a government warplane in northern Syria using an anti-aircraft missile.

The announcement came just a day after amateur video showed Syrian rebel troops shooting down a military helicopter over the city of Daret Ezzeh, near Aleppo.

Meanwhile, at least 56 people have been confirmed dead and scores injured after four explosions rocked a suburb of the Syrian capital Damascus. The suburb, Jaramana is dominated by Christians and Druze, and has witnessed a series of explosions over the past several months, indicating growing sectarian rivalries in the country, which has been engulfed by a bloody, 20-month crisis.

Opposition activists say 40,000 people have been killed in the revolt against the rule of Bashar al-Assad, which started out as peaceful protests only to descend into full civil war.

The crisis has divided the international community over whether to intervene, with some advocating arming rebel groups.

For NATO, the most immediate question is whether to deploy Patriot surface-to-air missiles near Turkey’s border with Syria to defend against missiles that Turkish officials worry could carry chemical weapons.

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