Motzei Shabbos News Roundup From Israel


Israeli security forces arrested four suspects at the Gaza border who were carrying a knife and an axe. The suspects were attempting to break through the security fence in northern Gaza and make their way into Israel. Following their arrests they were taken into custody of Israeli Security Services.

The IAF carried out an attack on a Hamas look-out tower in the northern Gaza Strip after a hand-grenade was thrown from the tower at IDF ground forces during the violent protests that took place on Friday. A lookout post in the south of the Strip was also attacked following numerous attempted incursions into Israel and destruction of the border fence in the area around that look-out tower. Protesters burned tires and threw stones and molotov cocktails at security forces. IDF ground troops responded by using crowd-dispersing tactics and ammunition against the protesters. According to Arab media, two terrorists were killed and another 395 injured during the violent protest. Since the beginning of the weekly riots along the fence, some 174 protesters have been killed and another 19,600 injured. Many of those killed have been identified as belonging to the terrorist wing of Hamas.

Israeli border police arrested a 20-year-old male Arab man who was driving a stolen car inside Jerusalem late Friday evening. The man attempted to flee the scene in the stolen car and rammed into an armored police cruiser. According to reports in the Israeli media, after being pulled over and asked to show papers, the Arab man showed his Palestinian Authority Police Officer I.D. badge.

Three Beit Shemesh women drowned this morning near Palmachim Beach after spending the night at the beach as part of a private party. One of the women, aged 24, was pronounced dead after a lengthy resuscitative attempt was undertaken by United Hatzalah and Magen David Adom EMS responders. A second woman, was in critical condition and taken to Assaf Haropheh hospital. The third woman managed to pull herself out of the water and was listed as lightly injured.

A 50-year-old motorcyclist was killed on Shabbos afternoon after his motorcycle slipped on Highway 25 near the town of Nabatim in the Negev.

An 18-year-old woman was seriously injured and a man was lightly injured after they were hit by a passing car on Highway 4 north of Kibbutz Evron in the Galil.

A 19-yea-old man was moderately injured in a motorcycle accident on Highway 807 near the town of Kalanit in the Galil.

A parked truck caught fire in the town of Givat Ada. Seven firetrucks and squads were called to the scene to put out the fire that had spread from the truck to the building. Baruch Hashem no injuries were reported but the fire did cause severe damage to the building.

A three-month-old child was hit by a car in the Town of Adam in Samaria on Motzei Shabbos and was treated by volunteers from United Hatzalah and Magen David Adom. The child was evacuated to Shaare Tzedek hospital in critical condition.

Meir Mastritz from United Hatzalah who responded to the call said: “When I arrived at the scene I found the child suffering from a ulti-system injury as a result of the accident. Together with a volunteer doctor and other EMTs from United Hatzalah we treated the infant before he was transported to the hospital in Jerusalem for further treatment.

The car of Rabbi Mordechai Mann was damaged and defaced over Shabbos in Ramat Hasharon by a number of suspects. The suspects graffitied the phrase: “Charedim go to Bnei Brak” on the vehicle. No arrests have yet been made but police have begun a full investigation into the incident.

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)