Newsletter : 6fax0515.txt
| Previous file
| Next file
Publisher\Editor Don Canaan
May 15, 1996 V4, #89
All the News the Big Guys Missed
Terror Victim Buried; Investigation Underway
17-year old David Baum of Har Nof, a seminary student from
Jerusalem, who died on the operating table shortly after being shot by
Arab terrorists Monday outside Beit El, was buried in Jerusalem
with nearly 10,000 people attending his funeral.
Yair Greenbaum, who was also shot, is listed in moderate condition
in Hadassah-Ein Karem Hospital. After doctors performed a
thoracostomy (draining fluid from his chest), it was determined
that he does not need to undergo surgery.
Residents of Beit El have begun to guard the junction at which the
students were shot. The first stage of yesterday's shooting spree
occurred at the Yosh intersection, approximately one mile south of
Beit El, when the terrorists opened fire upon a bus. As a result of
the driver's emergency stop, two women were lightly injured, one of
them a woman in her ninth month of pregnancy. Doctors at Hadassah
Mt. Scopus hospital found that the fetus was in distress, and
delivered the baby.
Labor Working on Plan to Relocate Jews
The daily newspaper Ha'aretz reported Tuesday that a special Labor
party committee is working on a plan to transfer Jewish residents
of Judea, Samaria, Gaza and the Golan from their homes.
The committee is relating to the possibility that the government
will decide to uproot those communities within the framework of
final-status agreements with the Palestinians and Syrians. The plan
under consideration will allow the residents to live within
Norwegian Observers Arrive in Hebron
By Al Pessin (VOA-Jerusalem)
A group of Norwegians arrived Tuesday in the West Bank town of
Hebron, the first contingent of a new international observer force
for the city designed to oversee the expected withdrawal of Israeli
forces next month.
The 32 Norwegians, and observers from five other countries who will
join them in coming weeks, are supposed to promote stability in the
tense city and to facilitate the Israeli withdrawal from most of
Israel is to hold on to about 15-percent of the city, including the
areas where 450 Jewish settlers live. The withdrawal was delayed
in March after a series of suicide bombings in Israel by militant
Hebron's mayor, Mustafa Natshe, told the observers although they
will not have a military role, their presence will help bring about
the Israeli withdrawal Hebron residents have been waiting for since
the occupation began 29-years ago.
Israel's withdrawal from Hebron is now expected soon after the
Israeli election May 29.
The National Religious Party is calling for the expansion of Jewish
settlements in Hebron. This was the only addition made to the party
platform during a meeting of the NRP's central committee held in
Jerusalem's "Heichal Shlomo" Synagogue. The platform plank on
expanding the Hebron settlement was added at the request of central
committee members who reside in the city.
The newspaper reported that the NRP's platform does not call for
reneging on the Oslo agreements, but attacks them harshly. In a
chapter on peace and security, the party calls for the adoption of
a number of measures to both deal with the new reality spawned by
the Oslo agreements, and to prevent potentially disastrous results
of the agreement.
Another section of the platform calls for ensuring the Temple
Mount's status as the most holy place of the Jewish people, and
establishing the rights of the Israeli people there.
Regarding peace negotiations over a permanent settlement with the
Palestinians and Syria, the platform pledges that no settlements
will be evacuated and that Israel will retain its sovereignty over
the Golan Heights in a peace deal with Syria.
"Kipod" Solar Unit Produces Electricity.
The revolutionary solar heater units called "Kipod" (or Porcupine)
developed at the Weizmann Institute for Scientific Research at
Rehovot, have been patented internationally. Several large
companies around the world are showing great interest. It was
developed by Professor Yaakov Karni, Dr. Abba Krivos and Rahamim
Rubin from the Institute, together with a research team headed by
Danny Saguy from the Rotem Industries, the commercial arm of the
Dimona Atomic Research Center.
The unit is made up of dozens of little "pins" resembling a
porcupine, made of advanced ceramic materials enabling a maximum
amount of the sun's rays to be absorbed, and preserving the "pins"
from cracking during great changes in temperature. The heat
generated is used to run gas turbines which produce electric power.
A conical quartz window is placed over the unit to enhance the
sunlight, and can withstand five times the amount of pressure that
(All material on these web pages is © 2001-2012
by Electronic World Communications, Inc.)