2021-06-13 14:52:03 59481260 Ra'am to convene following al-Harumi's threats None Hassaan Shaalan https://www.ynetnews.com/article/BJaB0I7id Sun, 13 Jun 2021 13:34:6 +03:00 In light of Ra'am party member Said al-Harumi's threats not to support the government headed by Yamina leader Naftali Bennett, Ra'am will convene at 1:30 pm. message 59481250 PLO warns of 'explosion' if Jerusalem 'flag parade' goes ahead None i24NEWS https://www.ynetnews.com/article/r1hs6I7o00 Sun, 13 Jun 2021 13:29:39 +03:00 The Jerusalem Department of the Palestine Liberation Organization has warned of an "explosion" if Tuesday's scheduled Jerusalem flag parade goes ahead. The PLO cautioned that unrest could extend beyond Jerusalem to the Palestinian territories if the march takes place, saying that the "occupation authorities" have not learned from the political changes in the region and internationally. The right-wing parade, which normally takes place in May, was rescheduled after it was cut short by a barrage of rocket fire from Gaza that marked the start of last month's 11-day war. message 59480260 PM pressures Ra'am MK to vote against new coalition None Moran Azulay https://www.ynetnews.com/article/HJUnbBQou Sun, 13 Jun 2021 11:39:44 +03:00 Islamist Ra'am party member Said al-Harumi on Sunday, threatened to withhold his support of the new government after he was promised policy changes to benefit his constituents, by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party. According to sources close to al-Harumi, Netanyahu and Minister of the Interior Aryeh Deri have been exerting pressure on the Ra'am member promising to suspend demolition of homes in the Bedouin Sector, that were decided during the term of the outgoing government. message 59478910 China cautions G7: 'small' groups don't rule the world None Reuters https://www.ynetnews.com/article/Bk0dZEmi00 Sun, 13 Jun 2021 10:19:28 +03:00 China on Sunday pointedly cautioned Group of Seven leaders that the days when "small" groups of countries decided the fate of the world was long gone, hitting back at the world's richest democracies which sought a unified position to counter China. "The days when global decisions were dictated by a small group of countries are long gone," a spokesman for the Chinese embassy in London said. "We always believe that countries, big or small, strong or weak, poor or rich, are equals, and that world affairs should be handled through consultation by all countries." message 59478870 China city deploys drones to keep people inside None Associated Press https://www.ynetnews.com/article/S1bfbNXi00 Sun, 13 Jun 2021 10:17:46 +03:00 A fleet of 60 drones has been deployed in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou to keep people indoors and remind those going out to wear masks. China has largely stamped out cases of local COVID-19 transmission, but Guangzhou has seen a flare-up of the more infectious delta variant of the virus, initially discovered in India. Six new cases were reported in Guangzhou over the previous 24 hours, raising the number in the outbreak to more than 100. message 59478060 Yisrael Beytenu member says he is not part of coalition None Ynet https://www.ynetnews.com/article/HJON17miu Sun, 13 Jun 2021 9:4:12 +03:00 Yisrael Beytenu member Eli Avidar said on Sunday that he would be operating as an independent faction after party leader Avigdor Liberman refused to appoint him to head the Agriculture Ministry. Avidar said he will support the new coalition but will vote his conscious in future parliamentary votes. Liberman will now lead a faction with six members only. message 59476870 Ahmadinejad claims Iranian intelligence officials helped Israel steal nuclear archive None Ynet https://www.ynetnews.com/article/Skh1AeXod Sun, 13 Jun 2021 6:47:4 +03:00 Former Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Saturday that senior Iranian intelligence officials assisted Israel when it seized the secret archive of Iran's military nuclear program in 2018. According to a report on the Iran International channel the former president said some of the officials were Israeli agents. message 59475010 G7 source praises Biden after 'complete chaos' of Trump None Reuters https://www.ynetnews.com/article/r17Na5Mou Sat, 12 Jun 2021 23:47:52 +03:00 U.S. President Joe Biden brought a sharply different tone to the Group of Seven summit from predecessor Donald Trump by allowing frank and collaborative discussion of global issues without sowing disruptive chaos, a source with knowledge of the discussions says. "It used to be complete chaos," says the source. "Before, we were on edge the entire, the whole time just trying to keep the G7 intact - and you don't have to worry about that now." message 59475000 Hundreds demonstrate outside PM's Jerusalem residence None Ynet https://www.ynetnews.com/article/Sk7S3cMs00 Sat, 12 Jun 2021 23:45:24 +03:00 Hundreds of people demonstrated Saturday night outside the prime minister's official Jerusalem residence on the eve of the swearing-in of a new government. The demonstration is marks the end to a year and a half of regular protests against the government of Benjamin Netanyahu, who leaves office Sunday after 12 years. message 59473850 Syrian hospital hit in artillery attacks on Afrin, at least 13 killed None Reuters https://www.ynetnews.com/article/rJYRnOzod Sat, 12 Jun 2021 21:29:48 +03:00 At least 13 people were killed and several wounded in two separate artillery attacks on the northern Syrian town of Afrin on Saturday, local medical sources said. The first attack struck a residential area, while the second hit a hospital shortly afterwards, civil defense sources said. Video footage on social media showed casualties amid the ruins of the Al Shifa hospital. Turkey's Anadolu agency also put the number of those killed at 13 and said 27 were injured .A local Turkish official said sources at the hospital claimed the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia hit the building with a missile launcher, according to initial reports. The official said Turkish artillery are shelling rural positions near the city of Maarat al-Numan in response. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), the U.S.-backed militia force spearheaded by the Kurdish YPG, later said it was not responsible for the attack. message 59472550 Palestinian woman yielding knife shot at Kalandia crossing None Nina Fox https://www.ynetnews.com/article/HkVeUIzi00 Sat, 12 Jun 2021 18:45:28 +03:00 A Palestinian knife yielding woman was shot dead at the West Bank Kalandia crossing near Jerusalem on Saturday by a security guard. The woman was identified as a 28-year old Hamas activist from the Aqabat Jabe refugee camp outside Jerico. message 59470730 Saudi Arabia says hajj to be limited to 60,000 in kingdom None Associated Press https://www.ynetnews.com/article/BJsAiMfsu Sat, 12 Jun 2021 14:35:27 +03:00 Saudi Arabia announced Saturday this year's hajj pilgrimage will be limited to no more than 60,000 people, all of them from within the kingdom, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The announcement by the kingdom comes after it ran an incredibly pared-down pilgrimage last year over the virus, but still allowed a small number of the faithful to take part in the annual ceremony. A statement on the state-run Saudi Press Agency quoted the kingdom's Hajj and Umrah Ministry making the announcement. It said this year's hajj, which will begin in mid-July, will be limited to those ages 18 to 65. Those taking part must be vaccinated as well, the ministry said. message 59470720 UK's queen joined by cousin for 'Trooping the Colour' event None Reuters https://www.ynetnews.com/article/BkIsjMfiu Sat, 12 Jun 2021 14:34:28 +03:00 Britain's Queen Elizabeth viewed a scaled-down military ceremony at Windsor Castle to mark her official birthday on Saturday, her first since the death of her husband Prince Philip two months ago. The 95-year-old monarch was accompanied by her cousin Prince Edward, the Duke of Kent, for a socially-distanced version of the 'Trooping the Color', a ceremony which has been staged for more than 260 years. Philip, Elizabeth's husband for more than 70 years, died in April. The event comes a day after the queen hosted leaders of the Group of Seven rich nations for a reception in Cornwall, southwest England, where they are holding a three-day summit. message 59470700 13 hurt in downtown Austin shooting; suspect not in custody None Associated Press https://www.ynetnews.com/article/SkavjGGs00 Sat, 12 Jun 2021 14:33:28 +03:00 A shooting in a busy entertainment district in downtown Austin, Texas, injured 13 people early Saturday, and police said the suspected shooter was not in custody. Two of the injured people were in critical condition but as of the news conference at 4 a.m. local time, no one had died, interim Austin Police Chief Joseph Chacon said. Gunfire erupted just before 1:30 a.m. along 6th Street, a popular area filled with bars and restaurants. The street was barricaded to keep out vehicle traffic at the time of the shooting, Chacon said. It was unclear what sparked the shooting. message 59468710 Putin denies Russia to supply Iran with satellite None Reuters https://www.ynetnews.com/article/HJRddT11ju Sat, 12 Jun 2021 8:41:28 +03:00 Russian President Vladimir Putin dismissed a report in the Washington Post this week that Russia was preparing to supply Iran with an advanced satellite that would enable it to track potential military targets across the Middle East. "It's just fake news. At the very least, I don't know anything about this kind of thing," Putin said, in an interview with NBC News. "It's just nonsense garbage," he told NBC. message 59468700 Putin says relations with U.S. at lowest point in years None Reuters https://www.ynetnews.com/article/H19uPaZsu Sat, 12 Jun 2021 8:35:38 +03:00 Russian President Vladimir Putin, in an interview with NBC News ahead of his meeting with U.S. President Joe Biden next week, said U.S.-Russia relations are at their lowest point in recent years. "We have a bilateral relationship that has deteriorated to its lowest point in recent years," Putin said, according to an NBC translation of the interview broadcast on Friday. Putin and Biden will meet in Geneva on Wednesday. In the interview, Putin praised former President Donald Trump as "an extraordinary individual, talented individual," and said Biden, as a career politician, was "radically different" from Trump. Asked about Biden calling him a killer in an interview in March, Putin said he had heard dozens of such accusations. "This is not something I worry about in the least," Putin said. message 59468690 U.S. FDA asks J&J to discard millions of COVID-19 vaccine doses None Reuters https://www.ynetnews.com/article/HytNwaZju Sat, 12 Jun 2021 8:34:29 +03:00 T he U.S. Food & Drug Administration on Friday said Johnson & Johnson must throw away millions of doses of its COVID-19 vaccine that were manufactured at a problem-plagued Baltimore factory but also cleared millions for use. Two sources familiar with the situation told Reuters that the agency had cleared about 10 million doses. The New York Times said that the batches being discarded amount to around 60 million doses, citing people familiar with the matter. Without disclosing or confirming the number of vaccine doses, the FDA said in a news release that it had authorized two batches of the vaccine for use, that several other batches were not suitable for use and that others were being evaluated. message 59466690 Justice Dept watchdog to probe seizure of Democrats' communications data None Reuters https://www.ynetnews.com/article/Sk5VnBbs00 Fri, 11 Jun 2021 23:51:43 +03:00 The U.S. Justice Department's internal watchdog will probe efforts by the department during former President Donald Trump's administration to seize the communications data of Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives, the watchdog confirmed. Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz said his office was beginning a review of the department's "use of subpoenas and other legal authorities to obtain communication records of Members of Congress and affiliated persons, and the news media in connection with recent investigations of alleged unauthorized disclosures of information to the media by government officials." Horowitz said in a statement that his review will "examine the Department's compliance with applicable DOJ policies and procedures, and whether any such uses, or the investigations, were based upon improper considerations." He said his inquiry could expand if unspecified "other issues" arise during the probe. The inspector general announced his review after Senate Democrats on Friday demanded that two former U.S. attorneys general testify about reported subpoenas of records of members of Congress by Trump's Justice Department. A White House official criticized the Trump administration's actions as "appalling." message 59465450 Iran nuclear deal talks to resume on Saturday, Iranian official says None Reuters https://www.ynetnews.com/article/rJV2gMWs00 Fri, 11 Jun 2021 19:35:41 +03:00 Talks between Iran and world powers on reviving the 2015 Iran nuclear deal will resume in Vienna on Saturday, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said on Friday. "The participants are expected to continue consultations on the possible return of the United States to the nuclear accord and ensuring the full and effective implementation of this agreement," Araqchi, Iran's top negotiator at the talks, said on his channel on the Telegram messaging app message 59465430 Israel logs 13 virus cases since midnight, 36 patients in serious condition None Ynet https://www.ynetnews.com/article/BJBR1z11i00 Fri, 11 Jun 2021 19:34:31 +03:00 The Health Ministry reported Friday that 18 new cases of coronavirus have been detected out of some 19,000 tests conducted on Thursday and further 13 cases have been detected since midnight, putting the country's positivity rate at 0.1%. There were 218 active coronavirus patients in Israel, 36 of which were in serious condition and 18 of them were connected to ventilators. message 59465420 Palestinian killed by Israeli forces during West Bank protest None Elior Levy https://www.ynetnews.com/article/BJkkkG11su Fri, 11 Jun 2021 19:30:47 +03:00 A 15-year-old Palestinian was killed in clashes between Israeli security forces and residents of the Palestinian village of Beta on the West Bank during a protest against the construction of an illegal Jewish outpost. The Palestinian has reportedly been fatally shot in the chest. Six other Palestinians have been reportedly injured. Protesters were setting tires on fire and hurling rocks at Israeli forces that used riot control measures in response. message 59465380 Yesh Atid, Yamina coalition deal sanctions state inquiry into Meron disaster None Moran Azulay https://www.ynetnews.com/article/BJ6o3bbjd Fri, 11 Jun 2021 19:26:5 +03:00 The coalition agreement signed between Yesh Atid and Yemina on Friday sanctions the forming of a state commission of inquiry to examine the events that led to the disaster on Mount Meron in late April. Forty-five people, mostly ultra-Orthodox men, were killed in a stampede during the Lag BaOmer festival at the gravesite of a second-century sage in the worst civilian disaster in Israeli history. message 59464130 Blue & White, New Hope and Yamina sign coalition deals with Yesh Atid, sealing gov't None Moran Azulay https://www.ynetnews.com/article/rJbKD6giu Fri, 11 Jun 2021 14:26:34 +03:00 The Blue & White, New Hope and Yamina parties signed coalition agreements with Yesh Atid on Friday, thus sealing the new government that will be sworn in this coming Sunday. message 59464110 Police approve contentious Jewish nationalist parade to take place in J'lem Tuesday None Haim Goldich https://www.ynetnews.com/article/SyCNIalj00 Fri, 11 Jun 2021 14:21:52 +03:00 The organizers of the contentious Jewish nationalist "March of Flags" announced Friday that they had reached an agreement with Israel Police on holding the parade in East Jerusalem's Old City this coming Tuesday. The event, which celebrates the anniversary of Jerusalem's unification by Israel in the 1967 Six-Day War, was postponed before for fears it could lead to clashes between marchers and local Palestinians. message 59464080 Labor and Yesh Atid sign coalition agreement None Moran Azulay https://www.ynetnews.com/article/Hyp9BalsO Fri, 11 Jun 2021 14:16:35 +03:00 The Labor and Yesh Atid parties signed a coalition agreement on Friday. Labor will hold the transportation, public security and Diaspora portfolios. message 59464050 Hamas leader Haniyeh plans tour of Iran and Lebanon, will meet with countries' top brass None Elior Levy https://www.ynetnews.com/article/HJMOzaej00 Fri, 11 Jun 2021 14:12:57 +03:00 Hamas leader in the Gaza Strip Ismail Haniyeh plans to go on a tour of Iran and Lebanon, Lebanese newspaper al-Akhbar reported on Friday. During his visit, Haniyeh will meet Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and President Hassan Rouhani, as well as senior members of the Revolutionary Guards Corps. In Lebanon, Haniyeh will meet with Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah. The visit will take place just weeks after the end of the recent round of fighting between Israel and Gaza terrorist factions when Hamas' military wing is in need of assistance in rebuilding its operational capabilities. message 59462700 Ra'am, Yisrael Beitenu sign coalition deal with Yesh Atid None Moran Azulay https://www.ynetnews.com/article/S1RlgFlj00 Fri, 11 Jun 2021 9:26:23 +03:00 Yesh Atid, led by Yair Lapid, announced it had signed coalition agreements with the Ra'am and Yisrael Beitenu parties overnight Friday. The coalition agreements that have been published indicate that the Islamist party led by Mansour Abbas will receive a deputy minister portfolio in the Prime Minister's Office, as well as the position of deputy Knesset speaker. In addition, Ra'am will chair the Internal Affairs and Environment Committee and a committee for Arab society that will be established. Moreover, the agreement stated that "the parties agree to approve a five-year plan to reduce gaps in Arab, Druze, Circassian and Bedouin society through a NIS 30 billion investment by the end of 2026, without prejudice to previous government decisions." message 59462670 Japan may keep some virus curbs until Olympic Games start, paper reports None Reuters https://www.ynetnews.com/article/ByDB1tgsu Fri, 11 Jun 2021 9:16:28 +03:00 The Japanese government is considering ending a state of emergency in Tokyo and several other prefectures as scheduled on June 20, but keeping some curbs such as on restaurant hours until the Olympics start in July, the Mainichi daily reported. New coronavirus infections in Olympics host Tokyo have inched down during the last month of emergency restrictions although authorities remain concerned about the spread of variants and the continued strain on medical resources. On Friday, the head of Japan's main opposition Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan, Yukio Edano, called for the global sporting event to be postponed or canceled, warning there was an "extremely high risk" of an explosive outbreak in August and September if they went ahead. The Mainichi newspaper reported on Friday the government would ask restaurants to keep shorter hours and impose other curbs under the targeted quasi-emergency measures. Bars and restaurants are now asked to close by 8pm and are banned from serving alcohol. message 59462650 Russia to supply Iran with advanced satellite, Washington Post says None Reuters https://www.ynetnews.com/article/HJv9Cuxj00 Fri, 11 Jun 2021 9:12:44 +03:00 Russia is preparing to provide Iran with an advanced satellite that would enable it to track potential military targets across the Middle East, the Washington Post reported on Thursday. The plan would deliver a Russian-made Kanopus-V satellite equipped with a high-resolution camera which could be launched from Russia within months, the Post said. The satellite would allow "continuous monitoring of facilities ranging from Persian Gulf oil refineries and Israeli military bases to Iraqi barracks that house U.S. troops," said the paper, which cited three unnamed sources — a current and a former U.S. official and a senior Middle Eastern government official briefed on the sale. message 59460540 Biden says biggest vaccine donation 'supercharges' battle against coronavirus None Reuters https://www.ynetnews.com/article/HJFCIexou Thu, 10 Jun 2021 23:33:50 +03:00 U.S. President Joe Biden said on Thursday that a donation of 500 million doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to the world's poorest countries would supercharge the battle with the virus and comes with "no strings attached." Biden, speaking alongside Pfizer Chief Executive Albert Bourla in the English seaside resort of Carbis Bay ahead of a G7 summit, thanked other leaders for recognizing their responsibility to vaccinate the world. "The United States is providing these half-billion doses with no strings attached. No strings attached," Biden said. "Our vaccine donations don't include pressure for favors, or potential concessions. We're doing this to save lives." message 59459890 IDF forces arrest armed Palestinian infiltrator from Gaza None Yoav Zitun https://www.ynetnews.com/article/BylfZJgiu Thu, 10 Jun 2021 22:0:54 +03:00 IDF forces arrested a Palestinian man who tried to cross the border from the Gaza Strip into Israel Thursday night and took him for questioning. The soldiers searched the suspect and found two knives, an improvised explosive device and a grenade. message 59459750 U.S. drops sanctions on former Iranian officials in routine step None Reuters https://www.ynetnews.com/article/ryJcKAks00 Thu, 10 Jun 2021 21:27:43 +03:00 The U.S. government said on Thursday it had removed sanctions on three former Iranian officials and on two companies previously involved in trading Iranian petrochemical products, a move a U.S. official said had nothing to do with Iran nuclear talks. Speaking on condition of anonymity, the U.S. official said that the moves by the U.S. Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) were routine and unrelated to efforts to revive Iranian and U.S. compliance with the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. "Today, OFAC and the Department of State are also lifting sanctions on three former Government of Iran officials, and two companies formerly involved in the purchase, acquisition, sale, transport, or marketing of Iranian petrochemical products," the Treasury said in a statement. message 59459740 U.S. hits alleged financing ring linking Yemen's rebels, Iran None Associated Press https://www.ynetnews.com/article/rJ4wYRyju Thu, 10 Jun 2021 21:27:2 +03:00 The U.S. leveled sanctions Thursday against a Yemeni network that the U.S. government claims was cooperating with Iran's Revolutionary Guards to illicitly transfer tens of millions of dollars to Yemen's Iran-allied Houthi rebels. The Biden administration also announced it was lifting sanctions on three former Iranian officials and two companies that it said had been involved in banned petroleum sales, saying the U.S. had "verified a change in status or behavior" on their part. message 59459620 IDF Intel officer who died in prison took antipsychotic drugs before his death None Adir Yanko https://www.ynetnews.com/article/r1QTgCkjO Thu, 10 Jun 2021 20:52:51 +03:00 The IDF Intelligence officer who was found dead in his prison cell last month took antipsychotic and antidepressant drugs before his death, this is according to the results of his autopsy. The medication is believed to have led to his death. message 59459610 Hamas monitoring unrest in Jerusalem and al-Aqsa, spokesman says None Ilana Ushomirsky https://www.ynetnews.com/article/ryMmxC1o00 Thu, 10 Jun 2021 20:49:28 +03:00 Hamas military wing spokesman Abu Obeida said Thursday evening the terrorist group was closely monitoring the "provocative and aggressive" events in Jerusalem in general and the al-Aqsa Mosque "in particular". message 59459270 Meretz and Yesh Atid sign coalition agreement None Moran Azulay https://www.ynetnews.com/article/SJFv22you Thu, 10 Jun 2021 19:24:49 +03:00 The far-left Meretz and centrist Yesh Atid parties struck a coalition agreement Thursday evening. In doing so, Meretz became the first party to officially sign a coalition agreement for the so-called "government for change" which seeks to end Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's 12-year rule. message 59458620 Lebanese hospitals warn of dangerous shortages in supplies None Associated Press https://www.ynetnews.com/article/HJLxvi1sO Thu, 10 Jun 2021 17:51:52 +03:00 Hospitals in Lebanon warned Thursday they may be forced to suspend kidney dialysis next week amid severe shortages in supplies, the latest in Lebanon's accelerating crises and collapsing health sector. Lebanon is grappling with an unprecedented economic and financial crisis that has seen the local currency collapse and banks clamp down on withdrawals and money transfers. As the Central Bank's foreign currency reserves dry up, the country has been witnessing shortages in medicines, fuel and other basic goods, with long lines forming outside petrol stations. message 59458610 Police arrest 5 in unrest at far-right protest by Jerusalem’s Old City None Gilad Cohen https://www.ynetnews.com/article/S1RrVjJoO Thu, 10 Jun 2021 17:46:7 +03:00 Five people were arrested on suspicion of disturbing the peace during a far-right protest near the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem’s Old City, police said Thursday evening. Dozens gathered to protest the decision to postpone a march from there to the Temple Mount for fear that it could spark violence between Jews and Palestinians in the city. Religious Zionist party MK Itamar Ben-Gvir joined the protesters, slamming the police for "capitulating to terrorists" and saying he "won't give up." message 59458500 Prosecutors seek 18-month prison sentence against man who slapped France's Macron None Reuters https://www.ynetnews.com/article/SJLdXsyj00 Thu, 10 Jun 2021 17:36:57 +03:00 French prosecutors have sought an 18-month prison sentence against Damien Tarel, a 28-year-old medieval martial arts enthusiast filmed this week slapping French President Emmanuel Macron across the face, reported BFM TV on Thursday. Tarel was in court facing a charge of assault against a public official, an offence that carries a maximum sentence of three years in jail and a 45,000 euro fine. Tarel's attack on Macron shocked France and was condemned by all political parties. Macron later described it as an isolated incident and said violence and hate were a threat to democracy. message 59458450 UK PM Johnson greets U.S. President Biden ahead of G7 summit None Reuters https://www.ynetnews.com/article/B1N7Moki00 Thu, 10 Jun 2021 17:31:30 +03:00 British Prime Minister Boris Johnson greeted U.S. President Joe Biden on Thursday in the English seaside resort of Carbis Bay, ahead of the G7 summit. "It's gorgeous, I don't want to go home," Biden said of the seaside view as he walked with First Lady Jill Biden, Johnson and Johnson's wife Carrie. The two leaders will hold talks before the summit begins on Friday. message 59458380 Iran sends warships to unknown final destination None Associated Press https://www.ynetnews.com/article/SyXrac1id Thu, 10 Jun 2021 17:11:5 +03:00 An Iranian destroyer and support vessel are now sailing in the Atlantic Ocean in a rare mission far from the Islamic Republic, Iran's state TV reported on Thursday, without offering the vessels' final destination. The trip by the new domestically built destroyer Sahand and the intelligence-gathering vessel Makran comes amid U.S. media reports, citing anonymous American officials, saying the ships were bound for Venezuela. The Associated Press could not immediately confirm the ships' destination. message 59458330 Fire breaks out near Beitar Illit, spreading towards industrial zone None Ynet https://www.ynetnews.com/article/Sklzccyid Thu, 10 Jun 2021 17:0:48 +03:00 A fire that broke out near the West Bank settlement of Beitar Illit Thursday started spreading towards a woodland area located dangerously close to a gas station and the nearby industrial zone. Fifteen firefighting teams and 12 firefighting planes were working to put out the blaze. message 59458150 Military files indictment against terrorist who killed 19-year-old student None Elisha Ben Kimon https://www.ynetnews.com/article/HJRTlc1i00 Thu, 10 Jun 2021 16:21:49 +03:00 The Military Prosecutor's Office filed an indictment Thursday against 47-year-old Muntasir Shalabi, Palestinian from the West Bank, who killed 19-years-old Jewish student Yehuda Guetta in a drive-by shooting at Tapuach junction last month. message 59458120 Suspect who fatally wounded police officer near J'lem to be indicted None Gilad Cohen https://www.ynetnews.com/article/BJxeAF1id Thu, 10 Jun 2021 16:16:39 +03:00 The State Prosecutor's Office is expected to file an indictment against a 23-year-old resident of the settlement of Givat Ze'ev north of Jerusalem for attacking two police officers, fatally wounding one of them. According to the investigation, the suspect was spotted vandalizing several vehicles in Givat Ze'ev on June 2. After police arrived at the scene and tried to arrest him, he pulled out a knife and attacked the officers. message 59457280 Wildfire breaks out near W.Bank settlement, firefighters on the scene None Gilad Cohen https://www.ynetnews.com/article/HkFL5OJj00 Thu, 10 Jun 2021 14:43:39 +03:00 A wildfire broke out Thursday near the West Bank settlement of Betar Illit. Several firefighter teams including four planes arrived at the scene to stop the blaze quickly as it was spreading to a nearby grove bordering a patrol station and several factories. message 59456870 Saudi-led coalition says wants to prepare political ground for peace process in Yemen None Reuters https://www.ynetnews.com/article/S1sPXOJo00 Thu, 10 Jun 2021 14:12:0 +03:00 The Saudi-led coalition fighting the Houthi group in Yemen said on Thursday it has stopped carrying out attacks near Sanaa or any other Yemeni city because it wants to prepare the political ground for a peaceful settlement. The statement, made by the spokesperson for the Saudi-led coalition and published by the Saudi state media, followed media reports of an attack on an armored division belonging to the Iran-aligned Houthis near the Yemeni capital. The spokesperson, Turki al-Maliki, denied the report, adding that "no military operation has been carried out in the vicinity of Sanaa or any other Yemeni cities over the past period (..) with the aim of preparing the political ground for a peace process." message 59456620 Lone child survivor of Italian cable car crash released from hospital None Ynet https://www.ynetnews.com/article/Syv7Fvysd Thu, 10 Jun 2021 13:29:32 +03:00 Eitan Biran, the 9-year-old lone survivor of the deadly cable car crash in northern Italy last month, was released Thursday from a hospital in Turin. message 59456540 Man held for bomb hoax near G7 summit None Reuters https://www.ynetnews.com/article/Hy887Pysd Thu, 10 Jun 2021 13:3:16 +03:00 Police said they had arrested a man for a bomb hoax near to the media center set up to cover the G7 summit southwest England after officers were forced to evacuate a hotel in response to reports of a suspicious package early on Thursday morning. Officers were called out to the hotel in Falmouth, where most media covering the meeting of the global leaders are based, at about 3.15 a.m. local time after the package was found. A Royal Navy bomb disposal unit was called in and declared it unviable, but only after about 100 people from a hotel and surrounding properties were evacuated. message 59456160 Former Jerusalem deputy mayor indicted for bribery None Haim Goldich https://www.ynetnews.com/article/SJaUMLyo00 Thu, 10 Jun 2021 11:52:29 +03:00 The State Attorney's Office filed an indictment in the Jerusalem Magistrate's Court against former Jerusalem Deputy Mayor Meir Turgeman for bribery. According to the indictment, he received NIS 350,000 in bribes from businessmen in exchange for promoting construction projects in the city. message 59456130 Likud MK: We were forced to go to the opposition None Attila Somfalvi https://www.ynetnews.com/article/Sk00K11IJid Thu, 10 Jun 2021 11:50:24 +03:00 Commenting on the upcoming vote for the new government Sunday, Likud MK Ofir Katz said that "unfortunately we are heading to the opposition, this was forced upon us." "We really could have formed a right-wing government with the MKs elected and tell the public they are right-wing," he said. Katz also lambasted Yamina head Naftali Bennett, saying that "you cannot work for yourself, there is a public who sent you [to Knesset]." message