Corona Vaccine, Stormy Weather & Jonathan Pollard: Saturday Recap

The storm caused power outages, floods and rescues across the country. First snow on Mount Hermon: The pleasant weather of the past week has passed and throughout the past weekend, heavy rains have fallen across the country causing heavy flooding, from north to south. After the floods, MDA and fire and rescue teams ran into many incidents that, thankfully, ended without casualties. In Ness Ziona, 22 trapped people were rescued from flooded buildings, including an elderly couple who was in immediate danger of death due to rising water levels inside their home.

A couple is rescued from their vehicle that got stuck in the floods in Ashkelon. Photo: Eddie Israel Exposure Ashkelon School of Photography

Also, for the first time this winter, snowfall was reported at the top of Mount Hermon, which is not open to visitors. There was no snow on the site itself.

A slight increase in temperatures is expected tomorrow (Sunday) and the weather is expected to be partly cloudy. Local rains are possible in the north and center of the country. On Monday the weather is expected to be partly cloudy to clear, and a slight increase in temperatures is expected on Tuesday in good weather.

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Israel agreed to buy about 10 million doses of corona vaccine from the Asterzenka company.

The Prime Minister’s Office and the Health Ministry announced yesterday (Friday) that Israel will sign an agreement with the Asterzenka company, which is developing a vaccine for the crown in collaboration with the English University of Oxford. Israel will buy a quantity of vaccines destined for five million citizens. The vaccines are expected to arrive in the first half of 2021, subject to regulatory approvals in Europe.

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu He said when the announcement was made: “Another important achievement for the citizens of Israel. My policy is that anyone who wants to get vaccinated will have the opportunity to get vaccinated. Better preparation than lack of preparation. We will continue to work to ensure that we have as many vaccines as possible, from as many sources as possible. ” .

Furthermore, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced today (Saturday) that Russia will be ready to supply the corona vaccine “Sputnik 5” to other countries. Putin also said that Russia is developing two more vaccines for the crown. The Russian president stressed that the creation of a range of vaccines is “the common goal of all of us.”

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The Jewish-American spy, Jonathan Pollard, will be able to leave the United States and come to Israel

The United States Department of Justice has decided not to renew the restrictions imposed on the former prisoner, who was convicted of espionage in favor of Israel, and therefore will be able to leave the United States for any country he wishes.

Jonathan Pollard (Photo: Channel 12 screenshot)

Pollard was released about five years ago and was subject to strict restrictions, including a ban from leaving the United States, traffic restrictions in his area of ​​residence, and a charge for wearing an electronic GPS ankle bracelet at all times. The US Department of Justice has ruled that Pollard is unlikely to break the law again, and therefore the restrictions on Pollard were not renewed before the deadline for their renewal.

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A four-year-old boy was seriously injured by a crocodile bite in Arava.

A crocodile bit a four-year-old boy today (Saturday) at the Arava crocodile farm. The boy suffered moderate to severe injuries and is seeking medical treatment at Soroka Hospital in Be’er Sheva.

The boy bit by an alligator evacuated by MDA helicopter (Photo: MDA Operational Documentation)

MDA Paramedic Gadi Gohar and MDA Paramedic Danny Aviv said: “When we arrived at the scene, we saw a 4-year-old boy in his mother’s arms, he suffered a hand injury and was in pain. . We saw bite marks, People at the scene gave him first aid in a targeted paramedical briefing. MDA and stopped her bleeding. “With the help of an IDF medical force, we provided him with life-saving medical treatment including pain medication and transferred him to an MDA helicopter that landed nearby and evacuated him to Soroka Hospital when his condition was moderate to serious “.

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A 30-year-old Israeli was arrested after crossing the border into Lebanon in a kayak line.

An unusual incident near the beach in Nahariya occurred yesterday (Friday), after reports were received of a man crossing the maritime border line with Lebanon while sailing in a kayak. Naval police and naval forces began searching for the 30-year-old Krayot rower and located him on Lebanese naval territory. The suspect was arrested and detained for questioning at the Nahariya Police Station, on suspicion of having crossed the international border illegally.

Kayak rescue in Nahariya. Photo: Police spokesman

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The French government is trying to prevent Russia and Turkey from settling in the Nagorno-Karabakh region

In the context of tensions between France and Turkey, Emanuel Macron and his government demand to be part of the peacekeeping team in Nagorno-Karabakh. Last Thursday, the French government announced that it was interested in sending an international monitoring team to take charge of implementing the ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh.

France has been active throughout the Azerbaijani-Armenian war to calm the winds and now seeks to participate in the reconstruction and monitoring of the region after the end of the fighting. However, in an agreement signed between the conflicting parties, France did not participate. The mediator between the parties was Russia.

Emanuel Macron, President of France (Photo: Flash 90)Emanuel Macron, President of France (Photo: Flash 90)Emanuel Macron, President of France (Photo: Flash 90)

Recently, significant tensions have developed between France and Turkey, following the publication of cartoons in which the Prophet Muhammad is discredited, leading, among other things, to the assassination of teacher Samuel Patti and other terrorist incidents throughout the country. Turkey is known to have openly and openly supported Azerbaijan, even sending forces loyal to Erdogan to fight alongside them on the battlefield. This problem also contributed to the public support of France in the Armenian war effort.

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Suspected murder in Ramla: killed and slightly injured in shooting

One person was killed and another slightly injured in a shooting on HaMa’apilim Street in Ramla. The two arrived at Assaf Harofeh Hospital, where one of the injured died. Police are not ruling out the possibility of a criminal dispute, but the circumstances of the incident are still under investigation.

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Ambulance (Photo: MDA operational documentation)Ambulance (Photo: MDA operational documentation)Ambulance (Photo: MDA operational documentation)

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