Wednesday, October 9, 1996

Israeli human rights group B'Tselem issues findings of investigation into 9/27 clash at al-Aqsa mosque. Report concludes that, contrary to Israel's claims, forensic evidence shows the IDF used live ammunition, fired rubber bullets fr. a lethal distance at Palestinians. In at least 1 incident, a Palestinian was killed by a rubber bullet to the head, fired at point-blank range. (WP 10/10)

Federal judge in Manhattan refuses to stop extradition to Israel of Hamas political leader Musa Abu Marzuq. (NYT 10/10; QPAR 10/10; al-Ra'i 10/11 in WNC 10/15; MBC 10/11, VIRI 10/14 in WNC 10/17; PR 10/18; al-Diyar 10/21 in WNC 10/25) (see 5/8)

Israeli gunboats off the coast of Tyre, Lebanon, detain cargo ship for search before allowing it into port. (RL 10/9 in WNC 10/11)