"The upcoming (Israeli) elections are an opportunity to revive the peace process...I intend to speak with the people of Israel and tell them that I am a partner."--Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas had his own views about the Israeli elections campaign.**(NRG Hebrew)
- For first time: anti-aircraft missile shot from Gaza Strip - For six years, Israel has had information that Hamas has anti-aircraft missiles. Last week, the reports were proved correct: a Strela shoulder-fired suface-to-air missile was shot at aircraft while the IAF 'conducted activity' in the Gaza Strip. It missed. (Yedioth, p. 10)
- Settlers vs. Palestinians: Who took down olive trees? Settlers who documented Palestinians cutting down olive trees claim that Palestinians did so in attempt to put blame on settlers; Palestinians: It's a lie. (Ynet)
- Settlers treat electrocuted Palestinian boy - Severely injured child's parents take him to Neve Tzuf, where medics stabilize him until ambulance evacuates him to Israeli hospital. (Ynet)
- New party seeks to capture spirit of social protest - Launch at trendy Tel Aviv bar emphasizes anti-tycoon theme, downplays leftist politics. (Haaretz+)
- Barak: Draft of older ultra-Orthodox men delayed until after elections - IDF conscription of ultra-Orthodox men aged 20-26 will be delayed in effort to put aside political criticism during the election period, defense minister tells Knesset Committee. (Haaretz+)
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