Motzei Shabbos News Round-Up From Israel

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Firefighters extricated numerous trapped people as a result of the difficult weather over the weekend. One man was extricated from his car in the Vradia neighborhood of Haifa. One Bar Yehuda street in the town of Nesher and the entire family was extricated from their vehicle. Three other people were rescued from their car on Lechi Street. Four others were rescued from their vehicle on HaNefach Street near the Check Post interchange. Police closed off numerous roads in the Haifa region that were flooded. The region was hit particularly hard by rain over the weekend.

Only 2,200 Arabs rioted along the Gaza border fence with Israel on Friday, far fewer than the usual weekly turnout. Terrorists among the mob threw improvised explosive devices and rocks at Israeli security forces. No injuries on the Israeli side were reported.

16 Charedi protesters were arrested during two protests that took place Friday night and Shabbos day in Bnei Brak as part of the protest against public transportation on Shabbos. Police stated that many of the protesters on Friday night threw rocks at police officers. The protesters blocked public streets as part of their protest.

A 50-year-old man was killed in an apartment fire that broke out on HaTavor Street in Ramle.

A 40-year-old man was seriously injured after he was struck by a car on Moshe Dayan Street in Haifa. Volunteers from United Hatzalah and ambulance teams from Magen David Adom treated the man at the scene before he was transported to Rambam medical center for further care.

A 30-year-old man was seriously injured in a car accident that took place on Highway 20 near the Kibbutz Galuyot interchange.

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)