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Media Summary

Two Palestinians arrested for the murder of the Fogel family

In the UK and international press today, BBC Online, the Independent and the Scotsman report that the Israeli Shin Bet Security Service announced yesterday that it had arrested two Palestinian teenagers for the murders of five family members in the West Bank settlement of Itamar last month. Several papers note that at least four Syrian protesters were killed by government security forces yesterday. Meanwhile, President Assad announced on Saturday that he will lift emergency laws, that have been in-place for 48 years, by next week.

Over the weekend, The Independent on Saturday and the Sunday Times reported on the killing of an Italian activist in Gaza and the affect it will have on Hamas’ rule in the Strip. The Telegraph noted that Iran accused Siemens for being involved in the Stuxnet cyber attack that damaged its nuclear systems.

In the Israeli press, all papers report that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu named senior Mossad official David Meidan as the new Israeli representative to talks involving Gilad Shalit and the prisoner exchange deal with Hamas. In other news, all papers note that the Shin Bet Security Service said yesterday that it had arrested two Palestinians on suspicion of killing five family members in the West Bank settlement of Itamar last month. Haaretz and Ynetnews note that the Israeli teenage boy who was wounded by an anti-tank missile launched from Gaza earlier this month, died on Sunday from his injuries.