Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Israel’s Turkel Comm., which was charged with investigating the 2010 attack on the Gaza-bound Turkish ship Mavi Marmara, publishes recommendations of substantial changes in the way that the army approaches possible war crimes committed by its own soldiers. (HA 2/6)

Israel’s military advocate gen. Danny Efroni reveals that the IDF is examining 70 cases in which non-combatant Palestinian civilians were killed during Operation Pillar of Defense. (YA 2/6)

In the West Bank, the IDF patrols in ‘Ayn al-Sultan r.c. nr. Jericho at night; conducts house searches and arrest raids in al-Azza r.c. nr. Bethlehem, 2 villages nr. Hebron, and 1 village each nr. Ramallah and Tulkarm at night. (PCHR 2/7)

A PA magistrate’s court in Nablus sentences a man to 1 yr. in prison for ‘‘extending his tongue’’ against the PA leadership and ‘‘fomenting sedition,’’ citing a 50-yr.-old Jordanian law. (JP 2/7)

Dep. Hizballah leader Naim Qassem dismisses Bulgaria’s 2/5 accusation that it was responsible for the 7/2012 Burgas bombing, saying that Israel was behind the ‘‘allegations and incitements.’’ Meanwhile, the Lebanese National News Agency reports that Israeli jets carried out a series of mock raids over s. Lebanon. (REU, ToI 2/6)