HEADLINES & EDITORIALS Date: Sun, 04 Jul 2004 11:58:33 +0200 HEADLINES FROM THE HEBREW PRESS HAARETZ 1. SHARON: HIGH COURT OF JUSTICES DECISION WILL NOT AFFECT ROUTE OF FENCE AROUND ARIEL. Five Palestinians killed in Gaza Strip; four Kassam rockets hit Sderot. 2. TORTURE PRISON COMMANDER: ISRAELI PARTICIPATED IN INTERROGATIONS IN IRAQ. 3. ASHKELON PUBLIC FIGURES DEMAND THAT ARABS BE EXPELLED FROM CITY. HATZOFEH 1. (
). MURDEROUS WEEKEND: SEVEN PEOPLE KILLED ON THE ROADS. (
). 2. TERROR ATTACK – DIRECTED BY HEZBOLLAH – THWARTED IN JERUSALEM. IDF, ISA and police foiled suicide attack in Jerusalem early Friday morning, which was supposed to be perpetrated by Tanzim terrorists, in cooperation with, and directed by, Hezbollah. 3. PMS BUREAU DENIES ISRAELI INVOLVEMENT IN IRAQ. 4. NEW ZEALAND: TWO ISRAELIS ADMITTED TO ATTEMPTING TO ACQUIRE PASSPORT ILLEGALLY. MAARIV 1. (
). BLACK WEEKEND. (
). 2. AFTER GENEVA: TOLEDO DOCUMENT. Expose: Group led by Ben-Ami in contacts with Palestinians regarding day after Gaza withdrawal. YEDIOT AHRONOT 1. 7 KILLED ON THE ROADS, INCLUDING 2 FIVE-YEAR-OLD GIRLS. (
2. ISRAELIS INTERROGATING IN IRAQ. Senior American officer: Israeli in Baghdad told me he was interrogating prisoners and that hes not the only one. Israel and US: This never happened. 3. FLIGHTS TO ISTANBUL RENEWED. Start of flocking abroad: 40,000 people – in Ben Gurion International Airport today. 4. BATTLE OVER DISENGAGEMENT INTENSIFIES. Hanegbi: Police cannot uproot settlements. 5. MOSSAD AGENTS CAUGHT DUE TO FOREIGN ACCENT. Eli Cara and Uri Kalman admitted two days ago in New Zealand to attempting to acquire a passport illegally. ______________________________ Hatzofeh strongly criticizes last weeks High Court of Justice ruling regarding the security fence () and declares that, The High Court of Justice is already responsible for the murders of more than a few Jews. The editors also criticize Prime Minister Ariel Sharon for not promoting legislation that could bypass the High Court of Justice and build the fence along its original route and allege that the Prime Minister is afraid to antagonize the High Court judges before they rule on the appeals against Attorney General Meni Mazuzs recent decision to indict him on corruption charges. Yediot Ahronot refers – inter alia – to the ongoing dispute between IDF Chief-of-Staff Lt.-Gen. Moshe Yaalon and the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee as well as the debate over last weeks High Court of Justice ruling on the security fence (see above link) and asserts that, Belittling and disparaging the political or judicial establishments is liable, in the long term, to be much more damaging than a debate over intelligence assessments or the outline of the separation fence.