Tuesday Evening News Briefs from Eretz Yisrael

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15:30:

Rocks were hurled at a bus traveling near the Arab village of Turmus Aiya in the Gush Shilo area. No injuries reported.

16:34:

Rocks hurled at motorists near Oranit Junction, the checkpoint delineating the border between Shomron and the Petach Tikvah area. At least one vehicle’s windshield was smashed. No injuries reported.

16:35:

Rock attacks at ‘T’ Junction in the Gush Etzion area. No injuries reported.

18:00:

Rock attacks near Tekoa in eastern Gush Etzion. No injuries reported.

18:15:

Rocks and firebombs hurled at security forces near the Shuafat Refugee Camp in the Jerusalem district. B’chasdei Hashem, no injuries are being reported.

18:17:

Rav Yisrael Eichler told Israel Radio today he fears an IDF soldier may shoot and avreich due to the hate campaign against chareidim launched by the Kadima Party.

18:45:

Until such time that Avigdor Lieberman can serve as a cabinet minister again, he will serve as chairman of the Knesset Foreign Affairs & Defense Committee in the 19th Knesset. The former minister told this to the Israeli Russian language media.

19:40:

A firebomb was hurled at soldiers stationed at A-Ram Checkpoint. No injuries.

19:43:

A flaming object was hurled into a cab traveling in area of Givat Moshe Zar in Jerusalem. No injuries reported.

20:08

Defense counsel for former Chief Rabbi Eliyahu Bakshi-Doron has submitted a request to the state prosecutor asking to expedite the legal proceedings against the rav, seeking to put the matter behind him as quickly as possible.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)