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Tuesday News Briefs from Eretz Yisrael

Soldiers on Monday night apprehended an Arab who was throwing stones at cars on Hwy 443, the Jerusalem-Modi’in Route.

**IDF soldiers taking part in counter-terrorism operations throughout Yehuda and Shomron apprehended three suspects on Monday night.

**Police neutralized a bomb outside a home on Kugel Boulevard in Rechovot. Police report the home targeted is not that of a known criminal, adding the motive for the attempted attack remains a mystery at this time.

**IDF forces on Tuesday morning apprehended a terrorist who hurled a firebomb at them near Burqa, northwest of Shechem.

**A Tirat Carmel couple in their 60s was held up at gunpoint at the entrance to their home during the predawn hours. The bandit made of with NIS thousands. The couple owns an area restaurant.

**Minister of Science (Bayit HaYehudi) Rabbi Dr. Daniel Hershkowitz called on America to stay out of Israeli domestic affairs and called on the nation’s leaders to fend off US pressure and continue declaring Jerusalem as the undivided capital of the Jewish people.

**Israel Electric Company is expected to be granted a license from the Minister of Communications to become an internet provider.

**Leaders of communities in Yehuda and Shomron will launch a protest tent outside the Prime Minister’s Office beginning today. The protest surrounds the ongoing construction freeze in Yosh communities.

**The United States and the European Union have issued strong condemnations over Israel’s announced plans to construct new housing units in areas of Jerusalem viewed as “occupied” by their respective countries.

**Paramedics on Monday night transported a 20-day-old infant in critical condition with hypothermia from Segev Shalom in the Negev. The condition of the infant was described as life-threatening on Monday night.

**Al-Arabia on Monday night quoted a senior official close to Hamas who is pessimistic, stating Hamas is unlikely to approve a deal with Israel for Shalit’s release. He added the deadlock surrounds Israel’s refusal regarding 50 prisoners.

**A major emergency preparedness exercise will take place in Ben-Gurion Airport today, between noon and 10:00pm.

**Monday night rock-throwing attack against a bus on the Gush Etzion-Chevron Road north of el-Aroub.

**Two Israelis who mistakenly entered PA-occupied Yericho on Monday evening were escorted out unharmed by PA security forces.

(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)

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