The cabinet approved setting the upcoming general elections for Tuesday, January 22, 2013.
** IAF military court sentenced 3 soldiers to six months imprisonment for assaulting a squadron commander a number of months ago after accepting a plea bargain agreement. They are also being demoted to the rank of private.
** Minister of Homefront Affairs Avi Dichter has officially announced he is leaving Kadima for Likud.
15:50: A security person was wounded lightly in a stone-throwing attack against an IDF patrol in the Kalkilye area.
16:00: A rocket lands in the Eshkol Regional Council area. B”H no injuries.
16:15: IAF targets cell that fired rocket from the Kissufim area of Gaza. At least two terrorists eliminated. Appears others were injured.
** Turkey has closed its airspace to Syrian aircraft.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)