Monday, March 31, 2003

The IDF fires on Palestinians nr. an elementary school in Hebron, wounding 3 Palestinian students (ages 10–13); conducts arrest raids, demolishes a Palestinian home and 3 cars in Amari r.c. A leader of the West Bank AMB says the group will halt attacks on Israelis inside Israel for the duration of the Iraq war. The IDF arrests 3 Israeli Arabs fr. Jaljulya for running an Islamic Jihad explosives lab. A Haifa court sentences 2 Israeli Arabs to 9 consecutive life terms for aiding a suicide bomber in a 4/4/02 attack, sparking riots in the courtroom. (HA 3/31; MM, PCHR 4/3)