Thursday Morning News Briefs from Eretz Yisrael



The level of the Kinneret rose an additional 14cm (5.5 inches) in the past 24 hours.


Reports of clashes between Arabs and Jews south of Shechem in the Yitzhar area. Jews report that area Arabs entered Jewish orchard and confrontation began. IDF forces arrived and they used riot control adjuncts. Arabs claim a Jew shot and injured one of them and he was transported to a PA hospital. There is no Israeli confirmation of shooting victim.


Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz announced that buses and the light rail in Jerusalem will be free of charge today until 7:00pm towards encouraging motorists to leave their cars at home due to snowstorm.


Rail service increased on the Tel Aviv – Jerusalem line as many people are trying to make their way to Jerusalem to enjoy the snow.


As a result of the major snowstorm, hundreds of thousands of Israelis are expected to travel to the north on Shabbos to see the snow, with many making their way to the Mt. Hermon ski resort.


26 children in a Rehovot kindergarten were transported to Kaplan Hospital for monitoring. It appears one of the children brought a bottle of tranquilizers from home and the class helped themselves to them, finishing the bottle. They are all reported in good condition.


Three Israelis sustained light injuries in rock-throwing attacks against Jewish vehicles on the Gush Etzion-Hebron Road near el-Aroub.


As plows continue cleaning the city the snow continues to fall and Egged is running buses on major roadways, not inside neighborhoods. Most of the capital remains closed at this time.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)