The Top 8 Headlines You Might Have Missed / Haaretz Newsline, August 6

From an attempted infiltration into Israel by Sinai extremists, to the Education Ministry firing its head of civics studies; Haaretz brings you the top headlines you might have missed.

Defense Minister Ehud Barak said that Sunday's attack by insurgents in Sinai would serve as a "wake-up call for the Egyptians to take matters into their own hands."

Sunday’s confrontation on the Israeli-Egyptian border ended very successfully from Israel’s point of view. But if one takes a broader view, the incident testifies to the development of some very serious problems – for Egypt, in the near term, and for Israel, in the slightly longer term.

Former Syrian Prime Minister Riyad Hijab has defected to Jordan, a Jordanian official source said on Monday.

Earlier, a bomb ripped through the third floor of the state TV building in Damascus on Monday, shattering several offices and wounding at least three employees, Syrian TV said.

Australian and Jewish sprinter Steven Solomon will compete in the 400-meter final on Monday, after qualifying with a second consecutive personal best time at Sunday night's semifinals.

A team of scientists has developed a method of more precisely predicting the development sinkholes by the Dead Sea, which should make the area safer for visitors and people working there.

New regulations may require plaintiffs to cite their Israeli ID numbers or foreign passport numbers on the documents they file. Civil rights activists say the new regulation will bar those without foreign passports from filing lawsuits in Israeli courts.

The Education Ministry dismissed its head of civics studies on Sunday despite calls by hundreds of educators to reject right-wing demands that he be ousted.