Sunday Morning News Briefs from Eretz Yisrael

(Sunday, January 20th, 2013)

19:40 Motzei Shabbos:

A firebomb was hurled at a vehicle near Yitzhar in Shomron. B”H there was no injuries.

10:00:

Police arrested six Arabs in Jerusalem’s Old City, suspected of involvement in attacks against Jews in the area ten days earlier.

10:30:|

Ariel Mayor Ron Nachman was niftar at the age of 70 after fighting an illness for a number of years. He was a founder of the Shomron city and dedicated his life to serving that community, as well as being an MK in Likud for a period of time. The levayas is scheduled for today in Ariel.

11:50:

PA (Palestinian Authority) Ma’an News Agency reports Egyptian authorities have intercepted a truck carrying 50 cartons containing a ton of explosives heading to Sinai.

12:20:

A masked bandit armed with a knife during the night tried to grab the pistol of a guard in Haifa’s Bnei Tzion Hospital. The guard reacted quickly and held on to his weapon. The attacker fled. A police report was filed.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)

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