Monday News Briefs from Eretz Yisrael

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ywnisrael.israel09:34:

Sirens sounded in areas of southern Israel, the result of a malfunction, not rocket attacks.

10:26:

There was a fire in the Berman Bakery factory on Dfus Street in Givat Shaul during the predawn hours. The blaze was caused by a motor from an oven that caught on fire. One employee was injured, not seriously B”H.

11:09:

The Knesset Law Committee on Sunday, 21 Menachem Av 5773 approved raising the threshold in the national election from its current 2% of the vote to 4%. This represents a blow to the smaller parties.

12:00:

Yesterday, the IDF facilitated the transfer of 303 trucks with 8,897 tons of goods to Gaza, including 545 tons of animal food.

12:16:

18 trips to Poland have been canceled due to ongoing Foreign Ministry sanctions.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)