Friday, August 10, 2001

Palestinians, foreign nationals demonstrate outside Orient House to protest the Israeli confiscation. Israeli police break up the rally, beating some protesters, arresting 8. Similar protests are held in Ramallah. Israel claims that senior Hamas mbr. Abdallah Barghouti, 1 of the 7 Palestinians on list it handed to the PA on 8/5, planned the 8/9 suicide bombing. The IDF demolishes a PSF post in Gaza City, sets up a new IDF checkpoint on the Birzeit-Ramallah road. (International Solidarity Movement press release, Israeli FMin. press release 8/10; WP, WT 8/11; MEZ 8/15)