YWN Eretz Yisrael Morning News Roundup – 10/27/08

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SECURITY/DEFENSE:

*Today, Monday, is day 132 of the virtual Gaza ceasefire.

*Today is Gilad Shalit’s 855th day in Hamas custody.

*Security officials adamantly deny reports that newly-deployed PA forces in the Chevron area will operate in or near Jewish areas of the city.

*IDF soldiers involved in counter-terror operations throughout Yosh (Yehuda and Shomron) on Sunday night arrested seven suspects. the suspects in custody were turned over to the ISA (Israel Security Agency – Shin Bet) for interrogation.

POLITICS, DOMESTIC & MORE:

*Tel Aviv – Beersheva rail service is suspended in both directions until Thursday to permit maintenance work.

*PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) is scheduled to meet in Egypt on Monday with President Hosni Mubarak. On Sunday, Abu Mazen met with Egyptian intelligence chief Omar Suleiman.

*Syria condemns the American military strike and “reserves the right to retaliate”.

(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)