The Knesset Research and Information Committee revealed in a recent report previously unknown statistics concerning suicide amongst enlisted IDF soldiers over the past six years; the study showed that 37 percent of the soldiers who committed suicide were not born in Israel.
Israel published the names of 26 Palestinian prisoners who are to be released later this week as part of a U.S.-brokered deal that is part of the efforts to resume Mideast negotiations; 10 of the prisoners are Israeli citizens, and the remaining are Palestinian residents of East Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza.
The conditions set forth by Israel surrounding the release of prisoners - and the acceptance of these terms by the Palestinian negotiating team - has caused much anger among prisoners' families and Palestinian organizations.
Housing Minister Uri Ariel stated that the construction slated to go forward in the West Bank and East Jerusalem was “only the beginning,” and declared that “there are thousands of apartments ready for sale in [the West Bank], and they will be marketed.”
In Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, Egyptian helicopters fired on a meeting of suspected militants, killing at least 12 people, officials said, as authorities there stepped up their attacks following an Israeli drone strike in the region.
An Israeli-born software engineer living in the U.S. shot his 9-year-old son to death before taking his own life during supervised visitation at a YWCA office in New Hampshire.
In Hungary, the world’s most-wanted Nazi war criminal, Laszlo Csatary, died Sunday night in a hospital where he was awaiting trial for war crimes.
And the Israel Tennis Association was fined more than $13,000 for refusing to play a Davis Cup match on Yom Kippur.
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