Friday Morning News Briefs from Eretz Yisrael


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A 22-y/o male with serious underlying medical issues died of pneumonia complications resulting from swine flu. He was in Shaare Zedek Medical Center.

**MDA is operating on heightened alert status today, Friday, the first Friday of Ramadan.

**3 IDF soldiers sustained light injuries when their vehicle flipped on Route 4 on Thursday. They were transferred to Meir Hospital in Kfar Saba.

**An Israeli described as having psychological problems was arrested by Lebanese authorities after he was found walking in southern Lebanon.

**Arab sources report Khaled Meshal will be traveling to Cairo to close a Shalit deal.

**All 120 members of Knesset were invited to Gilad Shalit’s 23rd birthday party arranged by his family. Only one attended, MK (Likud) Miri Regev.

**An Arab motorist driving a vehicle stolen from Jerusalem was killed in a crash near Ofrah in Shomron.

**PM Netanyahu returned to Israel from Europe during the predawn hours of Friday.

(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)