Friday, September 6, 2002

Before dawn, IDF helicopters rocket, destroy a Khan Yunis foundry believed to be a bomb-making factory. The IDF raids Jenin town, fatally shooting 2 Palestinians; conducts arrest raids in Bayt Lahia. (NYT, WP 9/6; NYT, WP, WT 9/7; LAW, PCHR 9/11)

An IDF investigation finds that soldiers acted appropriately in 3 recent attacks that killed 12 Palestinians: the 8/28 shelling of a bedouin family, the 8/31 Daraghma assassination, the shooting of 4 Palestinian laborers on 9/1. The IDF says soldiers adhered properly to open-fire regulations, but refuses to explain the regulations. (NYT, WP 9/7; MEI 9/13) (see 9/1)