The top 8 headlines you might have missed / Haaretz Newsline, July 14
From the alleged Hezbollah plot to attack Israeli targets in Cyprus, to the latest world condemnation of the Assad regime, Haaretz.com sums up the top headlines from Israel, the Middle East, and the Jewish World.
A Lebanese man who was detained by Cyprus police for planning attacks against Israeli tourists was planning the attacks for Hezbollah, local media quoted security officials as saying on Saturday.
On Friday, police spokesman Andreas Angelides said that the Cypriot authorities had "an individual in custody on possible charges pertaining to terrorism laws."
A team of UN observers inspected an area some six kilometres away from the Syrian village of Tremseh, where up to 200 people were reportedly killed by government forces this week, activists said on Saturday.
The U.S. has branded Syria's leaders murderers after an attack on a village by President Bashar Assad's troops left dozens dead, but there was no break in the deadlock among world powers over how to bring about an end to the bloodshed. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon also condemned what his monitors on the ground had seen in Syria, and he questioned Assad's commitment to a UN-sponsored peace plan for Syria.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clintonwas set to arrive in Egypt on Saturday for talks with the country's new president - the country's first ever under free elections. Her talks with Mohammed Morsi, part of a two-day visit, are expected to concentrate on democratic transition and economic development.
Palestinian medical crews evacuated the body of the Palestinian militant shot dead by the IDF on Friday after he approached the security fence on the Israel-Gaza border and opened fire, the Palestinian news agency Ma'an reported Saturday.
Former head of IDF Planning Directorate Giora Eiland told Haaretz that the U.S. has missed the chance for a diplomatic solution to the Iran nuclear issue.
Chancellor Angela Merkel’s spokesman said on Friday that Germany’s Jews and Muslims will not be punished for breaking the law if they carry out circumcisions on young boys.