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Thursday Morning News Briefs from Eretz Yisrael

A blind man was struck by a vehicle and moderately injured on Levy Eshkol Street in Kiryat Ono.

**Police are calling on the public to assist in locating 97-year-old Shimon Ne’eman who has not been seen since Wednesday afternoon. Anyone with information is urged to telephone police.

**A 13-y/o boy collapsed and died during a hike in the Jerusalem Hills on Thursday. The air force’s 669 unit dispatched a chopper but there was no transport. The team physician pronounced the youth dead following unsuccessful advanced life support resuscitation.

**11 people were injured, one seriously, in a Thursday afternoon accident in the Lower Galil between a private vehicle and a minibus.

**All the chickens in Kibbutz Ein Geidi were ordered destroyed by veterinary officials after two chickens were found with bird flu.

**DM Barak is set to meet with US Mideast envoy George Mitchell in Tel Aviv on Thursday afternoon.

**IDF soldiers taking part in counter-terrorism operation throughout Yehuda and Shomron on Wednesday night apprehended 33 suspects.

**A vehicle went up in flames in Petach Tikvah as a result of a firebomb. Police are investigating.

**A driver suffered a heart attack on Hwy 443 near the entrance to Jerusalem leading to an accident with injuries on Thursday morning. The driver was pronounced dead following unsuccessful advanced life support resuscitation.

**A 22-y/o male was stabbed and moderately injured on Herzl Street in Beit Shemesh on Wednesday evening.

**7 Druse residents of Isfiya were arrested in connection with attacks against police and violent protests surrounding the new natural gas line in that area.

**Chevron residents on Wednesday night protested the lack of security on areas roads in light of the sharp increase in attacks during recent weeks.

**The founder of Rabbis for Human Rights, Rabbi David Forman died in a Dallas, Texas hospital at the age 65.

(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)

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