Tuesday Morning News Briefs from Eretz Yisrael


A pipe bomb was hurled at IDF soldiers in the al-Aroub area SW of PA-occupied Beit Lechem on Monday night. No injuries.

**Protest in north at Hadarim Prison Tuesday morning, seeking to prevent visitations to Hamas prisoners as Gilad Shalit remains captive.

**The Shin Bet ordered security agents around FM Lieberman to speak in Hebrew only since not all security agents understand Russian, Yediot Achronot reports.

**Knesset Interior Committee members are scheduled to visit Jerusalem’s Shimon HaTzaddik neighborhood on Tuesday.

**Southern district firefighters are continuing work sanctions and protests due to what they are calling a deterioration in their work conditions and benefits.

**Ohz agents on Tuesday morning were seen combing the Geula and Meah Shearim neighborhoods in search of illegal foreign workers.

**Israel’s Comverse Company announced on Monday that about 5% of the local workforce is going to be laid off. The company employees 4,500 people around the world. Several dozen employees are expected to lose their parnasa in Israel.

**A Rocket landed in the Eshkol Regional Council in S. Israel late Monday night. There were no reports of injuries or damage.

**Rocks and three firebombs were hurled at Israeli motorists near Beit Aryeh on Monday night. No injuries or damage reported.

**A 56-y/o security guard in a Petach Tikvah SuperPharm sustained light injuries when hoodlums entered the store, assaulted him, and made off with merchandise of considerable worth. The guard was transported to Beilinson Hospital.

**A bill was passed into law upping the maximum sentence for striking a doctor, resident, intern, nurse of MDA medic while working from 3 to 5 years in prison.

**Israel has requested to cancel an order for an additional 2 million H1N1 vaccines due to arrive any day in light of the poor turnout of residents seeking to be vaccinated. Last summer, Israel ordered 7 million vaccines which are delivered in stages.

**Temperatures are expected to drop slightly today, with local showers expected in the northern region.

**IDF soldiers taking part in counter-terrorism operations throughout Yehuda and Shomron apprehended 16 suspects on Monday night.

(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)