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Baby of Ashdod stabbing victim dies
The six day old son of a pregnant woman who
was stabbed to death Sunday by her neighbor in Ashdod died Wednesday, according
to a Channel 2 report.
Tali Atar, 34, a mother of three, was repeatedly
stabbed in the torso and neck by a 38- year-old mother of two who lived one
floor below, police said. The baby underwent surgery at the Kaplan Medical
Center in Rehovot, where he died Wednesday.
• Jerusalem Post staff Jerusalem brush fire snarls traffic
A large brush fire that erupted at the
entrance to Jerusalem on Wednesday afternoon caused major traffic jams for
motorists driving both in and out of the city, and police were deployed to
redirect vehicles through the Arizim Tunnel to Route 9.
advised to take alternative routes to avoid the gridlock, although firefighters
were eventually able to get the flames under control and traffic had resumed its
normal flow by late afternoon.
Wednesday's fire however, marked the
fourth large brush fire in the Jerusalem area since Sunday, when three separate
blazes broke out near the Gilo neighborhood, Kibbutz Ramat Rachel and in the
Jerusalem Forest near Beit Zayit.
•Abe SeligEden mineral water halts bottling
The Eden mineral water company halted bottling on Wednesday after routine tests
discovered levels of contaminants above the standard for mineral water, the
company said. In a notice on its Web site, the company said it was working with
the Health Ministry to resolve the problem.
Water already bottled and on
the shelves was perfectly safe to drink, according to the company.
February 2009, the company was forced to shut down production and recall some
products after contamination of the springs was discovered.
• Ehud Zion
Waldoks Bottled mineral water standards set
The same specifications for the
quality of water drilled from the aquifer will be set for bottled mineral water,
the Health Ministry’s new director-general, Dr. Ronni Gamzu, decided on
Wednesday. Up till now, there have been no standards for mineral water
Not long ago, a committee discussed setting standards for
mineral water and made recommendations, but the issue was raised on a practical
level a few days ago when the Mei Eden company on the Golan Heights announced
irregularities of certain components in source of its mineral
Gamzu invited ministry professionals to discuss the matter and
decided on the spot to set the same standards as for water from drillings.
Judy Siegel Israel hails UNHCR for slamming Iran
Israel on Tuesday praised a
statement issued by the UN’s Human Rights Council in Geneva that
violations of human rights in Iran during the elections there last
“Today’s statement is another expression of the disdain felt by the
world’s enlightened countries toward the Iranian regime, and together
UN Security Council resolutions on sanctions last week, reflects the
international community’s lack of patience [with] the character of
rulers. Israel sees the statement as a step in the right direction and
looking forward to similar steps in the future,” the Foreign Ministry
said in a
• Jerusalem Post staff