"The information indicates that the military commander had sufficient grounds for assuming, for reasons that were partly security-related and based on the assessment of anticipated future danger, that the security of the area, and alternatively the public's security, required the appellant to remain in detention."-- Part of the decision by Military Judge Moshe Tirosh in which he explained why he revoked the appeal of Abdul-Hakim Bawatneh to end his administrative detention. The exact same wording was found in the decisions for eight other Palestinians.
- Attacked on vacation: 'Arab, get out of the Kinneret' - Nazareth Illit resident attacked during weekend trip to Kinneret with wife, hospitalized for a fractured jaw-bone; police launches investigation. Haaretz writes that the four Israeli youth arrested are the same ones suspected of beating the Arab street cleaner in Tel-Aviv. (Ynet and Haaretz+)
- Palestinian students force British envoy out of West Bank university - In protest against U.K.'s support for Israel's policies, dozens of students at Birzeit University heckle British consul-general and attack his car, preventing him from speaking on campus. (Haaretz+ and Ynet)
- After a 20-year battle: Jerusalem Municipality expected to call street after Yeshiyahu Leibowitz - Following the recommendation of retired Judge Yaakov Turkel and the mayor, the committee is expected to finally approve naming a street after the rabbi (who opposed the occupation - OH). The location: Near Givat Ram campus of Hebrew University. (Maariv, p. 16)
- Buses torched in possible protest of new Palestinian-only bus lines - No suspects apprehended yet in Kafr Qasim arson incident. In response to Israeli decision to operate buses designed solely for Palestinian day laborers, Al-Arabiya asks: Do we really need another Rosa Parks? Meretz MK Gal-On calls service "apartheid." (Israel Hayom)
- Ultra-Orthodox could lose mass state funding without spot in Netanyahu coalition - As members of the government, Shas and United Torah Judaism helped direct generous amounts of state funding to the Haredi community. If they are forced to sit in the opposition, that money may be at stake. (Haaretz)
- Two African runners disappear from Jerusalem marathon, apparently seeking to stay in Israel - Both women, who were brought to Israel from Ethiopia for the race, are believed to be in hiding in south Tel Aviv. (Haaretz+)
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