Child at a bomb shelter 370.
(photo credit: REUTERS)
The Acre Municipal Security Division conducted a massive operation to
clear stored wares, equipment and furniture from 70 private and shared bomb
shelters in the city this week, readying them for proper use in the case of an
The operation came following a review of bomb shelters in both
private and residential buildings with shared shelters.
apartment owners were given 15 days to remove everything from the shelters
before municipal workers came to clear them out.
Acre Mayor Shimon Lankry
described the operation as one of various steps taken by the municipality to
prepare for any emergency.
According to law, it is the responsibility of
residents to properly maintain shelters by keeping them clean and accessible in
case they are needed during an emergency or attack.
27 fire crews control
blaze at Tamra plastic factory
Twenty-seven fire-fighting crews worked to put
out a fire that broke out Saturday night at a plastic factory in the village of
Tamra. The crews managed to take control of the fire by early Sunday morning. No
injuries were reported in the incident. The Fire and Rescue Services was
investigating the circumstances that led to the fire.
6 African youths
escape from Hadera jail
Six minor African asylum-seekers and migrants escaped
from a Hadera juvenile prison facility near the city’s police station this week.
Police and Prisons Service officers immediately launched a search for them and
managed to locate one, taking him back into custody. The remainder of the youths
were still at large at press time. Police said the youths were arrested because
of their legal status in the country and not for criminal
Woman, 20, killed in Galilee collision
A 20-year-old woman was
killed in a car accident in the Lower Galilee over the weekend. Two others were
lightly injured in the collision. Magen David Adom paramedics evacuated the
wounded to the Rambam Medical Center in Haifa.
Police said it appeared
from an initial investigation that one of the two cars involved ran a red light,
striking the other. The investigation was ongoing.
finishes 2011 with NIS 1.8m. budget surplus
Data released last week by the
Interior Ministry showed that the Ra’anana Municipality finished the 2011 fiscal
year with a budget surplus of nearly NIS 1.8 million, the city said in a
Ra’anana Mayor Nahum Hofree said, “The financial data is
evidence that Ra’anana is managed responsibly and efficiently, with good
budgetary performance, while continuing to provide services at the highest level
to its residents.”
Last year, the Ma’alot credit rating agency gave the
Ra’anana Municipality the highest possible rating of AAA. The released financial
reports also showed that the city’s debt collection rates stood at 95 percent in
Hofree thanked the city management and administrators for the
“impressive financial results.”
3 Jaffa youths shot; woman shot dead on
Allenby in TA
Unknown assailants fired shots at three teenagers in Jaffa over
the weekend, lightly injuring them. The youths, aged around 15, were sitting at
a restaurant on Jean Racine Street in the city when they were fired
The youths admitted themselves to Wolfson Medical Center in
Police were investigating the circumstances of the shooting. No
arrests had been made at the time of this report.
30-year-old woman was shot and killed on Allenby Road in Tel Aviv Sunday night.
Police discovered the woman with gunshot wounds to her upper body, and were
investigating the incident.
TA holds first secondhand festival The Tel
Aviv-Jaffa Municipality, in cooperation with the Yad2 website, held the city’s
first-ever “Secondhand Festival” at Charles Clore Beach this week. Over 300
sales stands offered phones, computers, furniture, art, clothing, jewelry,
tools, musical instruments and sporting goods. In addition, an auction site
hosted by Shmulik Tayar and Sharon Ayalon benefited the Loving Heart
Tel Aviv-Jaffa director of performance Avi Mizrahi said of
the event, “We are pleased to establish a new festival in Tel Aviv, adding to
the many festivals we hold for the benefit of Tel Aviv residents and visitors
arriving from around the country.” Yad2 CEO Yavin Gill-More added, “Everyone has
something to sell.”
‘Night Line’ riders may find themselves on the ‘Cash
As part of activities launching this year’s Night Lines late-night bus
lines running from the center of Tel Aviv to various cities in the Dan Region,
the Transportation Ministry introduced a “cash bus” to encourage use of the
buses. The bus, modeled after the television “Cash Cab” show, will be running on
the Hod Hasharon line, the Local website reported.
The 47 bus lines
operate on various lines until 4 a.m. on weekends, and service some 55 cities and municipalities throughout the country. The idea
behind the lines is to allow youths and others to arrive at and return from
nights out on the town without having to worry about driving drunk.
holds swing dance party at Dizengoff Square
As part of the summer cultural
activities in Tel Aviv-Jaffa, residents and professional dancers held a
Charleston swing dance party at Dizengoff Square last week. Along with Tel Aviv
Mayor Ron Huldai, dozens of swing dancers participated in the 1920s-themed
event. Local dance studios helped first-time swingers take their first dance
steps. The event also marked the first time in years that the longdefunct
fountain in the square was fully operational. The fountain has been undergoing
repairs and renovations for several months.
seize half ton of meat products
The Ashkelon Veterinary Service and Regional
Health Department seized and ordered destroyed a truck full of meat products on
their way to local markets last week, saying the fresh meat was not fit for
human consumption, the Local website reported. The meat in the truck was not
properly refrigerated, exposing the food to summer temperatures that pose a
significant public health risk.
Ashkelon municipal veterinarian Dr. Gad
Sharvit ordered the destruction of the meat products as well as criminal
proceedings against the culprits transporting the nearly half ton of meat,
according to the report.
Sharvit warned the public to buy meat products
only from properly licensed businesses and to check the quality and expiration
date of all meat before purchasing it. “I call on the public to be vigilant,
especially during these hot days, and to report any suspicious spoiled or
possibly spoiled meat products that may cause food poisoning to the municipal
hotline,” the Local reported.
Earlier in the week, police in Ashdod also
seized some 320 kilograms of spoiled meat in a truck they said was improperly
Police checked the truck on a routine stop and found it was
not refrigerated at all. The driver told police he was on his way to deliver the
meat to restaurants in the center of the country. The driver, a 40-yearold Tel
Aviv resident, was given a fine of NIS 30,000, the Local website
Kiryat Malachi mayor allowed to return to work
The Petah Tikva
District Court ruled that Kiryat Malachi Mayor Moti Malka could return to work
last week, but forbade him from entering the Kiryat Malachi city hall
Malka was arrested in May on suspicion of committing serious
sexual offenses against his female employees, following an undercover
investigation by the police’s National Fraud Unit. Malka consistently denied the
allegations against him, saying the sexual relationships were
The court had originally held that Malka could return to work
without any restrictions but, responding to a police appeal, forbade him from
entering the municipal building.