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Nov 29, 2014

Israeli umpire dies after ball strikes his head

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – An umpire standing in an Israeli league cricket match in the city of Ashdod was killed after being struck by a ball on Saturday, Israeli police and a hospital spokeswoman said.

The umpire, named as Hillel Oscar, 58, died of a catastrophic head wound, said Ayelet Keidar, a spokeswoman for Barzilai Hospital in the Mediterranean coastal town of Ashkelon near Ashdod where Oscar was rushed by ambulance.

Nov 29, 2014

Cricket-Israeli umpire dies after ball strikes his head

JERUSALEM, Nov 29 (Reuters) – An umpire standing in an Israeli league cricket match in the city of Ashdod was killed after being struck by a ball on Saturday, Israeli police and a hospital spokeswoman said.

The umpire, named as Hillel Oscar, 58, died of a catastrophic head wound, said Ayelet Keidar, a spokeswoman for Barzilai Hospital in the Mediterranean coastal town of Ashkelon near Ashdod where Oscar was rushed by ambulance.

Nov 24, 2014

Recharge your phone in 30 seconds? Israeli firm says it can

TEL AVIV (Reuters) – An Israeli company says it has developed technology that can charge a mobile phone in a few seconds and an electric car in minutes, advances that could transform two of the world’s most dynamic consumer industries.

Using nano-technology to synthesize artificial molecules, Tel Aviv-based StoreDot says it has developed a battery that can store a much higher charge more quickly, in effect acting like a super-dense sponge to soak up power and retain it.

Nov 16, 2014

Israel still perfect in Group B after 3-0 win over Bosnia

HAIFA Israel (Reuters) – Surprise side Israel kept up their perfect start to their European Championship qualifying campaign on Sunday after a 3-0 win over Bosnia Herzegovina, going top in Group B in the process.

Goals by Gil Vermouth in the 36th minute, Omer Damari (45)and Eran Zahavi (70) secured the win as Bosnia played most of the second half with 10 men after Toni Sunjic was sent off in the 48th minute for bringing down Damari.

Nov 16, 2014

Soccer-Israel still perfect in Group B after 3-0 win over Bosnia

HAIFA, Israel, Nov 16 (Reuters) – Surprise side Israel kept up their perfect start to their European Championship qualifying campaign on Sunday after a 3-0 win over Bosnia Herzegovina, going top in Group B in the process.

Goals by Gil Vermouth in the 36th minute, Omer Damari (45)and Eran Zahavi (70) secured the win as Bosnia played most of the second half with 10 men after Toni Sunjic was sent off in the 48th minute for bringing down Damari.

Nov 11, 2014

Hapoel, Maccabi Tel Aviv docked points after derby violence

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – An Israel Football Association court docked three points from Hapoel Tel Aviv and arch-rivals Maccabi after violent incidents in a Premier League match earlier this month which was abandoned at halftime.

The clubs will have two points deducted from their current total and will not be awarded a point for the match which was demmed a 0-0 draw. The score was 1-1 when it was abandoned.

Nov 11, 2014

Soccer-Hapoel, Maccabi Tel Aviv docked points after derby violence

JERUSALEM, Nov 11 (Reuters) – An Israel Football Association court docked three points from Hapoel Tel Aviv and arch-rivals Maccabi after violent incidents in a Premier League match earlier this month which was abandoned at halftime.

The clubs will have two points deducted from their current total and will not be awarded a point for the match which was demmed a 0-0 draw. The score was 1-1 when it was abandoned.

Nov 3, 2014

Soccer-Pitch melee forces Tel Aviv derby to be abandoned

JERUSALEM, Nov 3 (Reuters) – The Tel Aviv derby between hosts Hapoel and Maccabi was abandoned at halftime on Monday as the match descended into chaos after a Hapoel fan attacked a Maccabi player, who was then sent off for retaliating.

Stewards and security officials were slow to react as the bare-chested Hapoel supporter jumped out of the stands and onto the pitch where he threw kicks and tried to slap Maccabi striker Eran Zahavi as he went to pick up the ball in the 33rd minute.

Oct 23, 2014

Palestinian driver rams Jerusalem station killing baby

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – A baby died and eight other people were hurt when a Palestinian man slammed his car into pedestrians at a Jerusalem light railway stop, then police shot the driver as he fled, police and a hospital official said.

A hospital official said the driver later died of his injuries.

Police described the actions of the driver identified as Adbel-Rahman Shaloudi, 21, a Palestinian man of East Jerusalem, as a “terrorist attack,” and poured forces into the area to confront one of the worst spikes in violence in weeks in a city at the heart of the Israeli, Palestinian conflict.

Oct 22, 2014

Baby killed when Palestinian drives into Jerusalem train stop-police

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – A baby was killed and eight people were injured when a car slammed into pedestrians at a Jerusalem light railway stop on Wednesday, emergency services said, in what police described as a “terrorist attack”.

The driver, whom police identified as Palestinian Adbel-Rahman Shaloudi, 21, was shot by police as he tried to flee the scene on foot and was in serious condition in hospital, police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said, adding he was a resident of Arab East Jerusalem.