The top 8 headlines you may have missed / Haaretz Newsline, June 17
From an IDF soldier going on hunger strike in solidarity with Palestinians, to the latest heat wave, Haaretz sums up the top headlines from Israel, the Middle East, and the Jewish World.
An Israel Defense Forces reserves soldier, who has refused to partake in army duty to protest Israel's occupation of the Palestinian territories, has gone on hunger strike in military prison, in what he said was a show of solidarity with Palestinian administrative detainees.
Neo-Nazi activists aided the Palestinian terrorists who perpetrated the massacre of Israeli athletes during the Munich Olympics in 1972, the German weekly Der Spiegel reported on Sunday.
The government approved the establishment of a ministerial committee headed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday morning to deal with issues relating to settlement construction. Defense Minister Ehud Barak, who gives the final say on all matters relating to settlement construction, voted against the decision.
A man was lightly wounded Saturday night when a firecracker was thrown at a pub frequented by Eritrean citizens, situated in south Tel Aviv's Hatikva neighborhood. As a result of the blast, various items in the pub were broken, the fragments of which apparently wounding the patron.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised Israel's immigration police on Sunday, ahead of the first deportation of South Sudanese migrants, adding that the move to expel the migrants would be conducted in keeping with Jewish "humane" tradition.
An Israeli truck driver shot and killed two Palestinians on Sunday morning during what appears to have been an attempted robbery. According to the driver, three Palestinian men blocked his path in south Mount Hebron, attempted to forcefully extract him from his vehicle and hit him with a blunt object. The driver said he struggled with the men and shot at them.
Egyptian 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 a key run-off presidential election, an Egyptian newspaper reported on Sunday.
The summer's first significant heat wave hit Israel hard on Saturday, with forecasts expecting temperatures to stay high for most of the week. As a result of heavy fog, Ben Gurion Airport experienced disruptions and poor visibility.