AP – French President Nicolas Sarkozy was meeting Monday with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and the prime minister of Qatar in an attempt to forge a lasting halt to violence after Israel’s recent offensive in the Gaza Strip.
Leaders of the African Union elect Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi as their next chairman at a summit meeting in Ethiopia.
An Israeli air strike on a car in southern Gaza kills a Palestinian and wounds at least three others, reports from Gaza say.
After mortar attack from Gaza this morning, IAF targeted car in Gaza, killing one, wounding three. Still no signs that war will resume, however.
Nationalist activist Baruch Marzel has been appointed polling station chairman in the Israeli-Arab city Um el-Fahm for the February 10 elections.
Rockets and mortar shells fired from Gaza into Israeli territory, and a bombing raid in response, further strained a tenuous two-week-old truce.
Israel Defense Forces shot and killed an Arab sniper between Arad and Hevron Monday morning. None of the soldiers was wounded.