December 26, 2007
ISRAELI military prosecutors have announced they will not press charges over the army’s use of cluster bombs during the war against Hezbollah guerillas in Lebanon, actions that had been widely criticised by human rights organisations.
The announcement came as Israeli and Palestinian negotiating teams met here for the second time since the US-sponsored peace conference in Annapolis, Maryland.
No progress was registered on substantial issues in the meeting. But the two sides agreed that Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas would meet later this week and that the teams would meet again early next month, Israeli officials said, before US President George Bush arrives in the region on January 8.