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Wednesday Morning News Briefs from Eretz Yisrael

Jerusalem police reported on Wednesday that the body of tractor terrorist from last Thursday’s attack was released during the night, transferred to territories for burial.

**Africa Israel expected to report a NIS 2.7 billion fourth quarter loss.

**The Israel Manufacturers Association predicts a 10% fall in industrial exports in 2009, the largest drop in industrial exports in the nation’s history.

**Moussa Abu Marzouq on Wednesday repeated his statement, denying having received a video or letter pertaining to Gilad Shalit as was reported by Kuwaiti news agencies.

**In Israel’s latest to’eva court decision, the Ramat Gan Family Court on Tuesday permitted a same gender couple to adopt their 30-year-old “son”. The decision is the first of its kind in Israel.

**The International Airports Council rates Ben-Gurion International Airport first in the Mideast for traveler satisfaction and second in the world in the ‘5-15 million passengers annually’ class.

**Kassam rockets were fired into Israel on Wednesday. No injuries were reported.

**One terrorist was shot dead and a second wounded as they threw firebombs at soldiers near N’vei Tzuf in Shomron on Wednesday. There were numerous reports of firebomb attacks elsewhere in Shomron and Yehuda on Wednesday.

**The IAF on Wednesday night bombed weapons tunnels along Philadelphi Road in Gaza.

**Israel Electric Company employees are launching sanctions beginning on Thursday in protest of the planned dismissal of some of IEC workers as part of the organization’s response to the fiscal crisis.

**IDF soldiers involved in counter-terror operations throughout Yehuda and Shomron during the night arrested 16 suspects.

(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)

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