Tensions in the country are running high following two previous Palestinian terror attacks in the past week; the first in Be’er Sheva in which four people were killed, and the second in Hadera, in which two others were murdered.
At least five people were killed and another was critically wounded in a suspected terror attack in the city of Bnei Brak, just east of Tel Aviv.
Police said the gunman was a 27-year-old Palestinian Diaa Hamarsha, an Islamic Jihad military operative, from Jenin area in the West Bank. He was jailed in an Israeli prison in the past and worked in Bnei Brak illegally. Continue Reading »
IEC to invest some NIS 500,000 in
bid to solve problem allowing thousands of haredi families in Bnei Brak to connect to power supply without desecrating the Shabbat
By Alfi Shauly
The “kashrut” concept is usually reserved for food, but in some ultra-Orthodox communities it has to do with other vital issues like connection to a power supply.
illustrative – Photo: IsraelandStuff/PP
The haredi population in the central Israeli city of Bnei Brak has been torn for years over the kashrut of electricity production. Entire communities are forced to pay NIS 120 (about $33) every weekend in order to connect to a generator, as they believe that the Israel Electric Corp‘s power generation desecrates Shabbat. Continue Reading »