The farewell party in south Tel Aviv on Saturday.
The farewell party in south Tel Aviv on Saturday. Photo by Daniel Bar-On
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Israeli security officials say that the rockets that landed on Friday in the area near Ovda and Mitzpeh Ramon, were launched after a request by senior leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. According to these officials, the rockets were launched from the Sinai Peninsula by a Bedouin unit, according to Hamas orders, even though Hamas itself wasn't the initiator of the launching, but responded to the request of the Brotherhood, who wanted such an event on the eve of the second round of presidential elections in Egypt.

Also in Egypt, security forces arrested a suspected terror ring, thought to have planned attacks against targets in the Sinai in an attempt to destabilize the country following the run-off presidential election, an Egyptian newspaper reported on Sunday.

As the fortieth anniversary of the Munich massacre nears, the German weekly Der Spiegel revealed a report on Sunday that neo-Nazi activists aided the Palestinian terrorists who perpetrated the act, in which 11 Israeli athletes during the Munich Olympics in 1972.

Over to Turkey, a report has been released that the president of IHH, the organization behind the May 2010 Gaza flotilla, is being questioned by police over the alleged transfer of funds to al-Qaida. The allegations came days after the release of State Comptroller Micha Lindenstrauss' highly-critical report into Israeli preparations for the flotilla.

A group of Arabs from Tel Aviv have erected anti-Assad billboards in Nazareth, calling the Syrian leader an animal. But Israeli Arabs remain deeply split over events in Syria.

An art-themed picnic in south Tel Aviv's Levinsky Park on Saturday had been arranged before this week's wave of deportations against South Sudanese migrants had begun. Suddenly, an event planned as a celebration turned into a somber, surreal, farewell event.

Ultra-Orthodox MKs were angered by an arrangement for drafting haredi Israelis and not Arabs, currently being worked toward by the Justice Ministry. The ultra-Orthodox MKs fear it will prevent the formation of a Haredi-Arab coalition on draft deferrals.

A heat wave enveloped Israel over the weekend, causing disruptions at Ben Gurion airport Sunday morning. Hot air from Jordan and Saudi Arabia combined with wind off sea to cause high humidity on Israel's coastal plane.