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Oman allows Israeli planes to use airspace: Netanyahu

Oman will let Israeli planes fly through its airspace, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday, in another sign of his country┬┤s efforts toward ties with Arab states despite the conflict with the Palestinians. The announcement follows Netanyahu┬┤s surprise visit to Oman in October. Only two Arab countries -- Jordan and Egypt -- officially recognise Israel. "When I was in Oman I spoke with Sultan Qaboos, who told me El Al would be able to fly over Oman," Netanyahu said. The permission however provides Israel…

Palestine youth gets 9 years for hacking Israel drones

JERUSALEM: A court in Israel on Thursday sentenced a Palestinian computer engineer from Gaza to nine years in jail for hacking into Israeli drones. A transcript of the court proceedings released by the ministry said that Majid Oweida, a 23-year-old from Gaza City, had been convicted of spying and other offences, following a plea-bargain agreement earlier this week. On Thursday, it said, the district court in the southern city of Beersheba passed sentence. The transcript said Oweida admitted that in 2015 he agreed to…