New footage documenting the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York were released on Monday, featuring a 17-minute video filmed by an NYPD officer circling the collapsing towers in a helicopter. According to the American blog The Gothamist, the footage was sent anonymously to the website Cryptome, after it was held up by the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
Six Israeli defense officials are debating whether the government should take steps to prevent the collapse of Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat's regime. The Israeli daily Ma'ariv reported that officials are warning that the collapse of the Palestinian Authority could lead to chaos in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
Israel has set up a state commission of inquiry into building safety after 23 people were killed and hundreds injured when a wedding hall collapsed last week.
An Israeli court has convicted five people in the collapse of a bridge at the Maccabiah Games in 1997 that left four Australian athletes dead and scores of others injured.