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Man killed in shooting; Jewish convict wants kosher food; Russians on the lam nabbed.

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Man killed in drive-by shooting on highway near Rehovot agricultural high school

A Ramle man was killed in a drive-by shooting on Route 42 in the Judean foothills, near the agricultural high school at Ayanot, not far from Rehovot. Police did not immediately offer a possible motive for the killing, which took place on the highway between Yavneh and Rishon Letzion, but said it appeared to be premeditated. The gunmen abandoned their car near Moshav Beit Hanan, near Nes Tziona, and appear to have fled on foot. Police are searching for the suspects. (Yaniv Kubovich)

Immigration detainee sues Alabama prison for kosher food

A Venezuelan Jewish man being held in an Alabama prison filed a federal lawsuit demanding that he be served kosher food. Rafael Alberto Lloveras Linares, a federal immigration detainee, claims in his lawsuit that he is not being served kosher meals as required by federal law, according to the online edition of the Huntsville Times. The lawsuit was filed last week in U.S. District Court in Birmingham. Linares said in his lawsuit that he met with the prison chaplain and complained that his meals were not kosher. A spokeswoman for the Etowah County Sheriff’s Department told the newspaper on Friday that the meals are prepared onsite and are kosher. A federal law passed in 2000 calls on the prisons services to accommodate the religious practices of prisoners whenever possible. (JTA)

Russians on the lam nabbed in Israel

Three Russians accused of stealing prime Moscow properties worth more than 10 billion rubles ($323 million) have been arrested in Israel, the Russian Legal Information Agency reported, quoting dispatch in yesterday’s Kommersant newspaper. A fourth suspect was arrested in Germany. Russia is seeking the quartet’s extradition. “According to the Interior Ministry, the suspects who are living in Israel have been summoned to a police station, where they were notified that they were on the international wanted list and then released on their own recognizance with a pledge to appear in court when summoned,” the newspaper wrote. They were identified by Russia’s Interior Ministry as Alexei Bolotin and Leonid Dunayev, co-owners of Finance Business Bank, and Alexander Dunayev, director of Project Asset Management Company. Businessman Farid Valeyev was arrested and released on bail in Germany. (Haaretz)

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