The top 8 headlines you may have missed / Haaretz Newsline, June 12
From data released revealing that Israel stripped some 240,000 Palestinians of residency rights over 27 years, to the latest updates on Hosni Mubarak’s health, Haaretz sums up the top headlines from Israel, the Middle East, and the Jewish World.
Data was released by the Defense Ministry's Coordinator of Government Activities revealing that Israel stripped more than 100,000 residents of Gaza and some 140,000 residents of the West Bank of their residency rights during the 27 years between its conquest of the territories in 1967 and the establishment of the Palestinian Authority in 1994.
Egypt's ousted President Hosni Mubarak was in a stable condition on Tuesday, a prison official said, after sources reported a day before that the jailed 84-year-old's health had deteriorated and that he had received treatment to restart his heart.
Meeting with U.S. Military officials in Washington, President Shimon Peres denounced Iran in a warning against its "imperialistic ambitions based on religion," and expressed his gratitude to the United States for its ongoing support of Israel's efforts to seek peace.
The father of French gunman Mohammed Merah - who shot dead seven people, including three Jewish schoolchildren, has filed a complaint against persons unknown for murder, claiming that French police should have captured his son rather than killing him on March 22.
The Chief Rabbinical Council has ruled that religious law does not prevent women from delivering eulogies at funerals, though the council fell short of endorsing the practice.
Triggered by a recent spate of protests and attacks against African migrants in Israel, particularly in southern Tel Aviv, the government is speeding up its efforts to construct a detention center for African migrants in Ketziot, near the Egypt-Israel border.
Several leaders of last summer's social protests have been called in for interviews at police stations around the country, in what officials said was an attempt to better prepare its forces for the reprise of demonstrations this summer.
A new school for aspiring actors and directors will open its doors by the end of the year, as part of a project by Gesher Theater in Tel Aviv.
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