Wednesday, March 6, 2013

In the West Bank, the IDF patrols in 2 villages nr. Jenin in the morning, and conducts house searches and arrest raids in 1 village nr. Hebron and 2 villages nr. Jenin at night. (PCHR 3/7)

Syrian rebels detain 21 UN peacekeepers from the UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) that monitors the Israeli-Syrian divide along the Golan Heights from posts inside Syria. The UNSC demands their immediate release. Meanwhile, Arab foreign ministers formally hand over Syria’s seat in the Arab League to the opposition coalition. (AP, NYT, REU 3/6)