Friday, July 26, 2002

AMB gunmen fire on 2 Jewish settler vehicles s. of Hebron, killing 4 Jewish settlers, wounding 3. Palestinians fire an antitank missile at a settler bus nr. Gaza City, causing damage but no injuries. 2 Palestinians die of injuries received on 7/22, bringing the toll of the Shihada assassination to 17. The IDF conducts house-to-house searches in Qalqilya, firing on residential areas, killing 1 Palestinian-American standing nr. a window in his kitchen; bulldozes 3 auto repair shops in Gaza City suspected of manufacturing Qassam rockets, injuring 5 Palestinians; shells residential areas of Khan Yunis. Jewish settlers take over a Palestinian home in Hebron, set a room on fire, destroy water tanks. (NYT, WP, WT 7/27; XIN 7/29 in WNC 7/30; LAW, PCHR 7/31)