The Top 8 Headlines You Might Have Missed / Haaretz Newsline July 9

From a large explosion in the heart of Beirut to a survey showing nearly 3/4 of Israelis believe their government agencies are corrupt, Haaretz brings you the top 8 headlines you might have missed.

A large explosion rocked a stronghold of the Shiite militant Hezbollah group in the Lebanese capital early Tuesday, sending black smoke billowing into the sky and causing an unknown number of casualties, security officials said.

Israel last week urged senior U.S. officials not to respond to Egypt’s coup by halting the $1.3 billion in aid America gives the Egyptian army every year, following marathon talks between Jerusalem and Washington aimed at coordinating U.S. and Israeli positions on the Egyptian crisis.

Forty-six years after the West Bank Land Registry was marked classified and closed off to the public, the Jerusalem District Court has ordered the state to give settlers information on the identities of Palestinians who own land near settlements. The dramatic June 26 decision will likely ease settlement expansion.

Attorney Avigdor Feldman, the last person to see Ben Zygier alive before he was found hanged in his cell in Ayalon Prison in 2010, said Tuesday on an Israeli radio show that the offenses committed by another inmate incarcerated under similar conditions at the same time as Zygier were much more severe.

The International Criminal Court is considering opening a criminal investigation against Israel over its raid on the Turkish-sponsored Mavi Marmara flotilla to Gaza in May 2010.

Nearly three quarters of Israelis believe their government agencies are corrupt and bow to outside pressure, according to a survey conducted by the NGO Transparency International. The only government with a worse public perception in this regard is Greece, the survey shows.

A $380 million lawsuit was filed against Yeshiva University by former students who allege the school covered up allegations of sexual misconduct by staff members.

Whistleblower Edward Snowden told a German magazine that Israel and the United States created the Stuxnet computer virus that destroyed nuclear centrifuges in Iran.