"When he held up a lighter I yelled to him, 'Don't burn yourself, it'll be okay.' But he didn't answer. He just looked at me with sad eyes."
--Mahmoud Harib, 23, who put out the fire Akiva Mafa'i, a 45-year-old disabled IDF veteran, lit on himself.
- Soldiers' bus comes under fire near Eilat - Bus traveling close to Israel-Egypt border comes under Sinai terrorist fire. None injured; Security forces are canvassing the area. (Ynet)
- Autopsy of Burgas bomber doesn't fit some witness accounts - Officials: Flights arriving from Israel will not be publicly announced, and Israeli passengers will be kept in separate and secure areas. (Agencies, Haaretz)
- Egypt begins allowing Palestinians free entry into country - Airport officials said decision was applied for the first time when seven Palestinians waiting at Cairo International Airport were allowed into Egypt without the usual security clearances and visas. (Agencies, Haaretz)
- Hamas denies "We won't declare Gaza an independent entity" - Hamas rejects report by the Arab newspaper 'Al-Hayat' that it is planning to declare Gaza unoccupied by Israel and independent of the West Bank. "The Palestinians are one people in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank," Hamas said yesterday. (Israel Hayom, p. 15)
- Blast rocks Egypt's gas pipeline to Israel and Jordan, again - Egyptian pipeline carrying gas to Israel and Jordan attacked for the 15th time since ouster of Hosni Mubarak. (Agencies, Israel Hayom)
- Officer throws tear gas grenade into comrades' room - Captain in Paratroopers Brigade wears gas mask, locks officers in room and hurls tear gas grenade inside. 'We couldn't believe it was happening,' one of them says. (Ynet)
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