The News From Israel
Those Bumps In Israel's Arms Sales
Orly Halpern rounds up the news from Israel.
"Every time there is an assassination or a talked about operation in Gaza, there is a rise by tens of percents in (Israeli arms) sales."--Yotam Feldman talks about his documentary on the Israeli arms trade.
- Palestinian seriously hurt in clashes with settlers in West Bank - Settlers from the Netzah Binyamin outpost allegedly entered the Silwad village and began beating 60-year-old Palestinian judge with steel pipe, prompting villagers to storm outpost and burn down a shack. (Haaretz+ and Maan)
- Price-tag attack against Palestinians near Bethlehem: "Arab get the heck out of this country" - Some 90 trees were found destroyed Thursday in a Palestinian plot of land near Nahal Tzufit. At the same time, hate graffiti was found in the area including: "Hello from Bat-Ayin" (settlement)." (NRG Hebrew)
- Will '5 Broken Cameras' be screened at Israeli schools? (Co-) Director Guy David has started a campaign to get schools to screen the film and people from the National Culture Basket organization which is connected to the Education Ministry have expressed interest. (NRG Hebrew)
- Peres: I have no doubt that if the talks fail, Obama will attack Iran - In special interview, President Shimon Peres says that preventing Iran from achieving nuclear weapons is a US interest, too. (Israel Hayom, p.5)
- Lawyer: Guards assault prisoner who lowered Israeli flag - Israeli guards fractured the hand of a Palestinian in Rimon jail, when he protested the death of a detainee Maysara Abu Hamdiyeh, a Palestinian with cancer who died in Israeli custody, by lowering the Israeli flag. (Maan)
- Hate mail to Bennett: You'll end up like Sharon - Economy Ministry receives threatening letter directed at Minister Bennett; 'Pulsa diNura was invoked,' letter says, warns 'not to play with ultra-Orthodox.' (Ynet)
- Reporter: Israeli tanks cross Gaza border - Israeli tanks penetrated onto lands east of Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip on Thursday. The tanks were seen about 150 meters over the border line close to the Kerem Shalom crossing. (Maan)
- Hamas failing to probe executions of suspected Israel collaborators, says rights group - The slain men were serving prior jail sentences for passing information to Israel when, Human Rights Watch said, gunmen pulled them from their cells and killed them. (Agencies, Haaretz)
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