Daybreak: Shots Fired in the North
Plus U.N. probe reax, and more in the news
• Three Lebanese soldiers and a journalist were killed in an artillery exchange along Israel’s northern border; a Katyusha rocket also reportedly hit the Galilee. (Another source says only two Lebanese soldiers died.) It was the most serious military incident up there since 2006. [Ynet]
• Another diplomatic dispute between them: Turkey summoned Israel’s ambassador in response to Defense Minister Ehud Barak’s comment that Turkey’s new spy chief is a “friend of Iran.” [Haaretz]
• The probe’s head, former New Zealand prime minister Sir Geoffrey Palmer, spoke about its “challenging and demanding task.” [Haaretz]
• 400 children in Israel who are essentially illegal immigrants are set for deportation, provoking a strong debate in the country. [NYT]
• Their investigation of the rocket apparently launched from Sinai yesterday demonstrates that while Israeli-Jordanian diplomatic relations have been cold, military cooperation has continued. [JPost]
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