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Saturday's news summary: A young Israeli was shot dead in Kazakhstan, it appears - the green sign in malls will be canceled | Israel today

2022-01-08T15:44:30.407Z

Trade Chains Association reached agreement with government on cancellation of sign in malls • Ben Kojiashvili killed by gunfire during riots in Kazakhstan • 20-year-old motorcyclist killed and five people injured on Road 4 • Palestinian Authority arrested Zakaria Zabeidi's son Djokovic claims to have received permission to enter Australia



Turns out: The green sign in the malls will be canceled on Monday

The Association of Commercial Networks announced yesterday (Friday) that it has reached an agreement with the government, regarding the abolition of the green label in malls, street shops and power centers starting this coming Monday.

It should be noted that the agreement requires the approval of the government on Sunday.

As we published in "Israel Today" last Tuesday, the Ministry of Finance supports the move.

According to the summary, instead of the green mark, the strict purple mark layout will be activated in the malls according to the following key: In businesses with a store area of ​​more than 100 square meters: the number of customers will be limited to 15 square meters per person, and in businesses with a store area of ​​less than 100 square meters: Customers will be limited to 7 square meters per person.

This is an aggravation compared to the restriction that currently exists under the green label outline in commerce, according to which in businesses over 100 square meters the key is 7 square meters per person.

The activity in the malls before the green sign was applied, Photo: Gideon Markovich

Checking whether the shooting was intentional ": A young Israeli was killed in riots in Kazakhstan

Ben Kojiashvili, a 22-year-old Israeli who has lived in Kazakhstan in recent years, was killed yesterday by gunfire while traveling in a car with his two friends in Almaty, the largest city in the country, the Foreign Ministry said this morning.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, through the Department of Israelis Abroad in the Consular Division and with the Israeli Embassy in Kazakhstan, is in contact with Kojiashvili's parents, who are in the country, and with his family in Israel, and assists in transferring his body for burial in Israel.

Kojiashvili, a resident of Ashdod who immigrated to Israel with his parents, older sister and younger brother many years ago, moved to Kazakhstan a few years ago to study dentistry.

His parents Nathan and Marina traveled to visit him before the riots broke out to celebrate the start of the new civil year.

Kazakhstan: Gunfire was heard in the country's largest city during a demonstration against the Reuters government

A motorcyclist was killed and a child was seriously injured in an accident on Highway 4

A 20-year-old motorcyclist was killed and five people were injured - including a six-year-old boy who was seriously injured in a car accident that occurred yesterday on Road 4 near the town of Fureidis.

The wounded were evacuated to Rambam Hospital in Haifa.

The accident near Fureidis, Photo: MDA operational documentation


The Palestinian Authority arrested Zakaria Zabeidi's son

Tensions in Judea and Samaria

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 The son of security prisoner Zakaria was arrested last night in Jenin by the security forces of the Palestinian Authority, the Arab media reported.

In videos posted on social media from the arrest, members of the apparatus were seen arresting their son Muhammad and two other suspects of violence and forcibly putting them in the vehicle.

Following this, an exchange of fire began in Jenin, which has become a hotbed of tension in recent months.

Following the arrest, gunmen from the Jenin refugee camp fired this morning at PA headquarters in the city. It was also reported that explosives and exchanges of fire between gunmen and security forces were reported. The gods.

Zakaria Zabeidi and his son Muhammad, Photo: Arab Networks


Sydney Poitier, breaking glass ceiling for African-American actors in Hollywood, dies

Legendary film actor Sydney Poitier, who was a pioneer in black actors in Hollywood, passed away yesterday, at the age of 94.

Poitier was born in Florida in 1927 to a rainbow family from the Bahamas, began his acting career in the early 1950s, and made his big break on Broadway when he starred in the play Raisin in the Sun - which deals with the experiences of a black family in Chicago in 1959. The play starred in 1959 And Poitiers even participated in the adaptation of the play in 1961.

In 1963 Poitiers became the first African-American actor to win the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in "Five Nuns and One Man."

Poitiers also won the Silver Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival for this performance.

Poetry in the movie "Like the Heat of the Night", Photo: GettyImages


Djokovic claims: I received a permit to enter Australia

Novak Djokovic's storm continues

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 In an appeal filed by the Serbian tennis player in an Australian court, where he has been held since Wednesday because he intended to enter the country without being vaccinated against Corona, he claims to have a document from the Australian Immigration Department authorizing him to enter the Australian Championships .

According to his lawyers, he holds a valid visa and a medical exemption from the tournament organizers, after he contracted the virus last month.

The Serb presented a document stating that he was found positive for Corona on December 16, so he received written permission to take off for the country after recovering.

There is a problem with Djokovic's claim, as the deadline for submitting a waiver request from the tournament organizing committee ended on December 10, six days before the date he claims to have received the positive response to the virus test.

The debate over the future of the world-ranked tennis player, who has been detained at Melbourne Airport for hours without his personal mobile phone in his possession and when he is closely guarded by two security personnel, is expected to continue until at least Monday, when it will be decided whether he is deported.

Until then, Djokovic will remain in solitary confinement in a hotel in the city and will not be deported back to Serbia.

Novak Djokovic.

The President of Serbia stands behind him, Photo: AFP

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