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Tuesday Afternoon News Briefs from Eretz Yisrael

The High Court of Justice on Monday doubled the sentence of border policeman Tomer Avraham, who in Oct. 2006 killed an Arab male as they searched for PA illegals in a building site. The High Court sentenced him to a two-year prison sentence.

**The Kinneret has risen some 30 centimeters in recent days, still 5 meters short of its proper level.

**Convicted Rabin assassin Yigal Amir on Tuesday morning was moved to the Shatah Prison in the Bet Shean area, remaining in an isolation cell. Amir has been in isolation since granting an unauthorized media interview which was never aired.

**A Kuwaiti report states that while visiting Gaza on Friday evening, senior Hamas leader Moussa Abu-Marzouq received a letter from Gilad Shalit. Officials in Israel seem unaware of such a letter.

**Police on Tuesday morning destroyed an animal pen near Federman Farm in the Chevron area. Federman was quoted as saying, “some fail to realize the government has changed and there are officers [in Israel Police] who ignore the decision of voters”.

10:30am: IDF soldiers near Kissufim opened fire at terrorists near the Gaza border fence, thereby preventing a terror attack.

** 7 Adar is recognized by Israel as the Memorial Day for 597 members of armed forces whose burial place is not known. The official state ceremony in the Har Herzl Ceremony began at 11:00am. Among the dignitaries in attendance were President Peres, Defense Minister Barak and Jerusalem Mayor Barkat.

(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)

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