Two boys injured in ATV accident
Two nine-year-old boys were injured, one seriously and one moderately,
when their ATV overturned on Wednesday near Moshav Sde Ilan in the Lower
Galilee. Magen David Adom paramedics evacuated the two to Haifa’s Rambam Medical
Center. The driver was taken to the hospital with light injuries. Police
opened an investigation into the incident.
Fire in factory, residents
Police evacuated Yesud Hama’ala in the Upper Galilee on Friday after a
large fire broke out in the Yesud Kor factory nearby. Police feared the fire
would spread to a large ammonia container on the premises, which could send
deadly fumes toward the town. The residents were sent to the Sonol gas station
at the Yesud Hama’ala junction.
Four fire crews worked to extinguish the
fire and a hazardous materials team was dispatched in case chemicals were
released. Residents were allowed to return to their homes several hours
Kinneret drops below ‘red line’
Lake Kinneret has dropped 15
centimeters since the beginning of August, falling below the bottom “red line”
limit. The water level is 213.1 meters below acceptable levels. Some 700 million
liters of water evaporate from the lake every day.
Three drown over
Three people drowned last week in the waters off beaches in the
On Thursday, the body of a man in his forties washed up
on Achziv Beach, near Nahariya. On Friday, a 40-year-old man was discovered
drowned at Michmoret Beach, near Hadera. Magen David Adom paramedics attempted
to resuscitate him, but declared him dead at the scene.
On Saturday, a
42-year-old drowned at Neveh Yam Beach. Paramedics attempted to resuscitate the
man, but were unable to save his life. Police did not suspect foul play in any
of the deaths.
Cop indicted for negligence leading to death
Police Internal Investigations Department submitted an indictment late last week
against an officer, Boreh Ratzon, for negligence leading to the death of a
detainee, Hazan Abu Alba’ad.
Ratzon, an officer from the Tel Aviv
District, arrested Alba’ad last year on suspicion of breaking and entering.
During the arrest, the suspect was lying on the sidewalk with his hands bound
behind his back when Ratzon began to dismantle his gun. A bullet was discharged
from the weapon and hit Alba’ad in his back, killing him
21-year-old arrested with stolen IDF gear
A search conducted
by police from the Glilot Police Station last week resulted in the discovery of
what police suspected was stolen military equipment.
At the apartment in
Herzliya, officers found 10 military-grade smoke grenades, small explosives
charges and a firearm, all suspected of being stolen property belonging to the
IDF. The 21-year-old suspect was arrested in the raid and brought to court by
police for a remand hearing.
Domestic violence leaves woman badly hurt
30-year-old Rehovot woman was left in serious condition early Sunday morning
after her partner allegedly slammed her head into a railing in their apartment
building’s stairwell. The attack reportedly took place after the woman escaped
the couple’s apartment following a fight.
Magen David Adom paramedics
dispatched to the scene found the woman unconscious and evacuated her to Kaplan
Medical Center in Rehovot in serious condition with head injuries. Police said
they had arrested the suspect, the woman’s partner, who was to be brought to
court for a remand extension hearing Sunday.Rare August rain graces TA
Light rain fell in Tel Aviv and other areas of central Israel in the early
hours of Sunday morning. Rain was reported in Rishon Lezion and in the area of
Ben-Gurion Airport. It marked the first time rain had fallen in Israel
this summer – a rare occurrence.Cyclists killed by dozing young driver
Two cyclists, both Rishon Lezion residents in their 60s, were killed Saturday
morning after being hit by a car on Route 3 near Nahal Sorek. The 18-year-old
driver of the vehicle was returning from a night out in Ashdod with a friend
when he reportedly fell asleep at the wheel, veered onto the shoulder and struck
a group of riders. He was detained for questioning and later had his remand
In addition to the two dead, five riders were injured in the
incident. Two were in moderate to serious condition, while three others
sustained light injuries. All the injured were evacuated by Magen David Adom
paramedics to Kaplan Medical Center in Rehovot.SOUTH Sudanese children
to remain separate
Children of Sudanese asylum-seekers and refugees will not be
integrated into the local education system in Eilat following an administrative
court decision last week to delay handing down a ruling on the matter until
March. The decision to delay the court ruling was designed to give the Education Ministry time to review the
The petition to integrate the children into the local school
system was filed by lawyers for the Refugee Rights Clinic at Tel Aviv
University, the Hotline for Migrant Workers on behalf of the children's parents.
In the decision to delay ruling on the matter, the
court cited an opinion filed by Prof. Ruth Gavison at the request of the Eilat
Municipality, which said that while the state had an obligation to provide an
education to all children in the state, the temporary and unclear legal status
of the asylum-seekers and refugees meant that the state’s obligation to provide
equal and integrated services was not the same as it would be to a legal
resident or citizen.Police raid counterfeit vodka operation
week, following an investigation and undercover operation, police raided a small
factory in Kiryat Malachi that was producing counterfeit vodka for sale in
Israel. Police seized hundreds of bottles they suspected were being prepared to
be filled with the fake vodka, labeled as Absolut, Ruski Standard and Grey Goose
A 55-year-old Gan Yavne man was arrested under suspicion of
operating the illegal factory, a charge police say he admitted to.
said the speed with which they busted the operation had prevented the man from
selling his counterfeit liquor to local businesses and individuals. The liquor
was being distilled in containers labeled for storing detergents, the Local
website reported.Solidarity flotilla sets sail
Flotilla,” a small fleet of four boats, set sail Sunday afternoon from the
Ashkelon Marina on a mission to show solidarity with Israel and express
appreciation of its defense forces, especially the navy.
people participated in the Young Leadership Department of the World Mizrachi
Movement and Yavneh Olami student organization initiative to raise morale among
Israeli soldiers and citizens.
One of the boats was named for kidnapped
soldier Gilad Schalit, while a second one was called Jonathan Pollard, echoing
the flotilla participants’ call for the release of Schalit and Pollard as an
additional objective of their campaign, according to Army Radio.
flotilla eventually docked in the Ashdod Marina, where the Mibereishit band gave
a live performance.Man ‘finds’ refugees work, then robs them
man was arrested this week on suspicion of robbing refugees living in a
neighboring home after he offered them work. A police investigation revealed
that the 29-year-old suspect told the refugees that he had found work for them,
and that they could begin immediately. When his neighbors left, the man broke
into their home and stole their belongings, including computers and cellular
After being called by the refugees, police located the man, who
resisted arrest and assaulted the officers. Police found the stolen property in
the suspect’s possession, the Local website reported.Two drown at
A 25-year-old man drowned in the waters off Zikim Beach in the
Ashkelon area over the weekend. Shortly before 6 p.m. on Saturday, Magen David
Adom received a report of a young man pulled out of the water at the beach,
along with another youth who was also having trouble reaching shore. MDA
paramedics attempted to resuscitate the youth while evacuating him to Barzilai
Medical Center, but pronounced him dead. Police were investigating the
On Friday, a 50-year-old man drowned in the waters off
Ashkelon’s Bar Kochba Beach.