**Tel Aviv Chief Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau paid a shiva visit to Rav Yosef Efrati Shlita, who is sitting shiva for his brother.
**The chemical fire in Ashdod continues to burn out of control at this time. At present, two victims are reported in moderate condition in Barzilai Hospital in Ashkelon, which moved to full HazMat status, not knowing how badly the victims would be contaminated. Officials continue to stress that the fire was not in any way related to rocket attacks from Gaza.
15:14: Rocket launch towards southern communities.
(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)