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Monday News Briefs from Eretz Yisrael


A second branch of Cofix is set to open today and many hope this will continue to pressure other cafes to lower prices.


IDF soldiers taking part in counter-terrorism operations throughout Yehuda and Shomron arrested five suspects during the night.


Ichud Hatzalah: A cyclist was struck by a vehicle at Yarkon Junction and is reported to be in serious condition.


The injured cyclist died of her injuries. The death toll on the nation’s roadways since January 1, 2013 has reached 257.


Hamas is boasting responsibility for the tunnel connecting from Gaza to S. Israel that was discovered recently.


Postal Authority sanctions continue and branches nationwide will close at 15:30.


Holon police report the arrests of two 12-year-olds who assaulted the elderly and threw stones at buses. They have been released to house arrest after posting bail. The two admit to the allegations against them.


An 80-year-old Ashkelon resident was struck by a vehicle and seriously injured. She was transported to the city’s Barzilai Hospital in a MDA ambulance.


An eastern Jerusalem resident was sentenced to 30 months imprisonment for being a member of a terrorist organization.


Ichud Hatzalah: Five passengers sustained moderate injuries when a vehicle flipped on Highway 1 where it bifurcates with Highway 6. A paramedic from Kfar Chabad and EMTs from other areas responded.


Environmental Affairs Minister (The Movement) Yair Peretz vows to block the plans for a railroad to Eilat to prevent environmental devastation.


Bomb discovered and neutralized by IDF along border fence opposite southern Gaza.


The IDF will operate 700 voting stations to permit IDF soldiers to vote in the municipal elections. They will operate from 08:00-17:00.


The Histadrut national labor federation declared a work dispute at Israel Railways.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)

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