YWN Eretz Yisrael Morning News Roundup – 9/4/08

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SECURITY/DEFENSE:

*Today, Thursday, is day 79 if the virtual Gaza ceasefire.

*Today is Gilad Shalit’s 802nd day in Hamas captivity.

*IDF soldiers involved in counter-terrorism operations throughout Yehuda and Shomron during the night arrested 16 suspects. The suspects in custody were turned over to the ISA (Israel Security Agency – Shin Bet) for interrogation.

POLITICS, DOMESTIC & MORE:

*PA PM Fayyad announced time for a two-state solution is running out.

*Syrian leader Assad warns of a global disaster if Iran is attacked.

*PA: $2.2 million was confiscated from Hamas in August when security forces cracked down on money laundering operation.

*Al-Arabia: The 5th session of mediated talks between Israel and Syria, scheduled to take place next week in Istanbul, have been canceled.

*Growing tensions as the government prepares to discuss the new compensation-expulsion plan for Yehuda and Shomron.

*FM Livni feels voluntary evacuation of homes in yishuvim may only be accomplished after determining final borders.

(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)