The top 8 headlines you might have missed / Haaretz Newsline, February 25
From a massive funeral procession for the detainee Arafat Jadarat who died in Israeli jail, to burglars breaking into the home of an employee at the Prime Minister's Office and stealing a computer, Haaretz brings you the top headlines you might have missed.
Over 10,000 Palestinians attended the funeral procession on Monday for the detainee Arafat Jadarat, who died on Saturday in Meggido Prison at the age of 30. The funeral ended without disturbances, however the IDF remains on high alert in anticipation of continued riots.
Burglars broke into the home of an employee at the Prime Minister's Office Monday morning and stole a computer from the house, initial reports indicate. The content of the computer is still unknown. The burglars managed to escape the scene undetected, and police have launched an investigation.
Israel carried out a successful test of its upgraded Arrow III missile interceptor on Monday. Defense sources said it was the first flight test of the advanced interceptor.
The Israeli army has bought vehicles specifically for transporting soldiers inside military bases – from China. The electric vehicles, costing NIS 100,000 a pop, will spare soldiers walking around particularly big bases.
A fifth Israeli was indicted Sunday on suspicion of operating a major prostitution ring in Cyprus noted for its cruelty to the women in their employ.
The final report of the Trajtenberg Committee, which had been set up to identify and suggest solutions for various Israeli social ills, didn't have much to say about the health care system, to the surprise of top Health Ministry officials.
The UN High Commissioner for Refugees' representative based here slammed Israel's so-called voluntary return of Eritreans to their life-threatening home country, saying there was nothing voluntary about it. Last week Haaretz published testimonies by jailed Eritreans saying they were coerced by threats of three years imprisonment into signing documents agreeing to be sent home.
When Bracha Avigad-Gutmann refused to leave her handmade Scroll of Esther at the Bezalel Academy in 1941, she was denied her diploma. It took seven decades and some enterprising friends to finally put it in her hands.