Friday, January 31, 1992

France orders Habash detained at hospital as a French judge interrogates him about his knowledge of various attacks against French interests. Doctors eventually claim Habash is physically unable to respond to questioning. Domestic French controversy over Habash's presence in France assumes international nature as Israel states it may request Habash's extradition and Arab diplomats begin campaign to convince France to allow him to leave without incident. (NYT, WP 2/1; NYT 2/2)

IDF announces decision to mobilize "standby teams" of settlers to establish roadblocks in event of attacks against settlers. Settler teams will be considered reservists and will operate under IDF control. (NYT 2/2)