Israel, Palestine (and Beyond) Live Coverage: Israelis Arrest More than 20 Hamas Members in West Bank
1458 GMT: Israel. The Israeli Defense Forces has failed to adequately investigate complaints of abuses by IDF soldiers against Palestinians, according to a human rights group. Haaretz reports:
Of the 240 complaints regarding possible crimes committed by Israel Defense Forces soldiers against Palestinians filed with the Military Police in 2012, only 78 investigations were launched and not a single indictment was served, a report by the Yesh Din human rights group has revealed.
The Tuareg separatist group MNLA said it arrested Mohamed Moussa Ag Mohamed and Oumeini Ould Baba Akhmed on Saturday
Ag Mohamed is the third-ranking leader of Ansar Dine, which controlled Timbuktu for 10 months until French and Malian Government forces moved in last week.
Baba Akhmed is believed to be a member of the Movement for Unification and Jihad in West Africa.
0750 GMT: Israel and Palestine. Israeli forces in the West Bank arrested at least 20 members of the Palestinian group Hamas, including three members of the Palestinian Parliament, early Monday morning.
No reason was given for the seizing of the men. Palestinian human rights groups claimed the raids were an attempt to undermine reconciliation talks between Fatah, which leads the Palestinian Authority in control of the West Bank, and Hamas, which has control of Gaza.
Israel holds more than 4500 Palestinians behind bars, including 12 MPs. As a result, the parliament has not met since 2007, and partially because of tensions between Fatah and Hamas, no elections have been held since 2006.