An Ethiopian Airlines flight on Sunday crashed shortly after takeoff from Addis Ababa on its way to Nairobi, Kenya.
All 157 people on board, 149 passengers and eight crew members, are feared to have died in the crash.
Israel fears that at least two of its citizens were onboard.
The foreign ministry stated that the Israeli consulates in Addis Abba and Nairobi were checking whether Israelis were on the flight and that a situation room was opened in Jerusalem.
Gaza-based Terrorists on Wednesday launched two explosive charges tied to balloons towards the Eshkol Region near the border with the Strip. The charges exploded in midair above an Israeli community but caused no injuries or damage.
The terrorists in Gaza have increased their attacks on the Israeli communities surrounding the Strip in recent days, prompting the IDF to attack Hamas targets in response.
Former Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger was released from prison on Wednesday after a parole committee reduced his sentence by a third.
Metzger began serving his term in May 2017 after being convicted of receiving bribes totaling NIS five million and other corruption charges.
He served 22 months of a 41-month sentence.
The pipe supplying water to the Arab village of Mikhmas was swept away by the heavy rains that fell in the area this week.
The IDF’s Civil Administration’s Water Coordinator on Tuesday cooperated with the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) Water Authority on emergency repair operations on the pipe to restore water to the village.
The operation was supervised by the IDF’s Coordination of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT), which is responsible for the implementation of Israel’s civil and humanitarian policy in Judea and Samaria and vis-à-vis the Gaza Strip.
Israel conveyed its condolence to the State of Alabama after an EF-4 tornado with extremely strong winds ripped through the state and killed 23 people.
“Our hearts and thoughts are with the people of Alabama as they cope with this tragedy. Israel stands by you,” the foreign ministry tweeted.