Minister of Internal Security Gilad Erdan, who is on a diplomatic mission to Germany, held a situational evaluation with high level officers in the police force and prison service following the recent shootings that took place near prisons in Israel. Erdan instructed the police to prioritize the investigations into the shootings and pull all necessary resources from the Intelligence field in order to bring the perpetrators to justice. Over the course of Shabbos, three suspect were arrested, all of whom were residents of the Arab-Israeli town of Jaljulia and were in their 20’s.
A 35-year-old man was killed on Friday night when a car hit a light pole on Hata’asiya Street in Arad. Two other people suffered injuries and were transported by ambulance to Soroka hospital in Be’er Sheva. The two people were moderately injured.
A 23-year-old motorcyclist was killed and a 26-year-old was injured just before Shabbos began after their motorcycle slipped on Highway 71 near the entrance to Kibbutz Beit HaShita in the Gilboa region.
A 25-year-old windsurfer suffered hypothermia just before Shabbos while surfing near Poleg Beach close to Netanya. Magen David Adom and United Hatzalah emergency response crews treated the woman who was transported to Laniado hospital in moderate condition.
Two 22-year-old suspects were arrested on Shabbos morning by police for their suspected involvement in a bar fight that erupted on Yehuda Halevi Street in Tel Aviv. Two people were seriously injured in the fight that ensued and were taken to hospital.
Two squads of firefighters fought a blaze that erupted due to a faulty electric box in an apartment on Nitzanim Street in the town of Beit Aryeh, which is located in the Shomron. A young woman who was sleeping near the faulty box woke up due to the smoke filling her room and jumped from the upper floor of the apartment. She was moderately injured and taken for emergency medical care.
Sections of Highway 90 near the Dead Sea were closed by Police over Shabbos due to the threat of flash-flooding in the area as a result of the weekend rains across Israel. Highway 234 near the Ze’elim bridge was likewise closed to traffic due to flash flooding as well.
(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)