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Daybreak: Shots Fired in the North

Plus U.N. probe reax, and more in the news

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An Israeli tank near the border during today’s skirmish.(Ali Diya/AFP/Getty Images)

• Three Lebanese soldiers and a journalist were killed in an artillery exchange along Israel’s northern border; a Katyusha rocket also reportedly hit the Galilee. (Another source says only two Lebanese soldiers died.) It was the most serious military incident up there since 2006. [Ynet]

• Another diplomatic dispute between them: Turkey summoned Israel’s ambassador in response to Defense Minister Ehud Barak’s comment that Turkey’s new spy chief is a “friend of Iran.” [Haaretz]

• Though it “took too long,” Israel deserves praises for cooperating with a U.N. flotilla probe, though, the New York Times worries, the panel’s mandate may be too narrow. [NYT]

• The probe’s head, former New Zealand prime minister Sir Geoffrey Palmer, spoke about its “challenging and demanding task.” [Haaretz]

• 400 children in Israel who are essentially illegal immigrants are set for deportation, provoking a strong debate in the country. [NYT]

• Their investigation of the rocket apparently launched from Sinai yesterday demonstrates that while Israeli-Jordanian diplomatic relations have been cold, military cooperation has continued. [JPost]

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Frayed Knot says:

Yes, and I’ll be waiting with bated breath for the NYT to call for an international panel to investigate alleged war crimes committed by the US and UK in Afghanistan. I mean it’s all there in the Wikileaks dump, right?

When I see tens of thousands of Orthodox Hassidm celebrating something I can’t help knowing that these young men will never fight for their country while other Israelis will die in the coming wars.

They may have 12 children each, like the Arabs, but unlike the Arabs their children will never enter the IDF or fight for Israel. The Arabs have already won; only the Jews don’t know it.

Bill Levy
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Daybreak: Shots Fired in the North

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