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Lost and Found

"I wanted to do this for years, but did not have enough courage."--Israeli man who fought in Yom Kippur War reacts to news that the letter he wrote, asking to return the ID that he took from a dead Egyptian soldier, has achieved its goal.

  • IDF to return military ID card of Egyptian soldier who was killed (in Yom Kippur War) - Reserve soldier who took it decided to return it after 39 years and published letter in Yedioth. Some 50 Arab websites wrote about it. (Yedioth Jerusalem supplement, p. 38)
  • Rights group calls for criminal probe into Israel's handling of 18 Eritrean migrants returned to Egypt - Refugee advocates say fate of migrants, who were trapped between Israeli and Egyptian border fences without food for several days before being sent back to Egypt by IDF, is unknown. (Haaretz+)
  • Report: Assad regime sought Israel's cooperation - Top Syrian military official ordered borders to be secured with Israel's help, Al Arabiya reports, citing leaked documents. (Ynet)
  • U.S. imposes sanctions on two Lebanese charities that fundraise for Hamas - The U.S. Treasury added the two Beruit-based charities, Al-Waqfiya and Al-Quds International Foundation, to its list of entities hit with asset freezes. (Agencies, Haaretz)
  • Jordanian monarch dissolves parliament, paving way for elections - Announcement comes on eve of rally organized by the Muslim Brotherhood, which is hoping to stage its largest demonstration since Arab Spring-inspired protests erupted last year. (Agencies, Haaretz)

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