Monday News Briefs from Eretz Yisrael



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


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.


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.


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


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

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)