Monday, September 23, 2002

The IDF bars the transportation of an ailing Palestinian infant to a hospital in Hebron, allowing her to die; fires live ammunition at stone-throwing Palestinian youths in Khan Yunis, wounding 2; demolishes a Palestinian home in Bayt Wazzan; conducts arrest raids in Beitunia, Burqa. A Palestinian gunman opens fire on Jewish settlers nr. the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, killing 1 Jewish settler, wounding 3. Palestinians in Ramallah defy the curfew for a 3d day to protest the IDF's ongoing siege of Arafat's headquarters. (HA 9/23; AFP, al-Quds 9/23 in WNC 9/24; MM, NYT, WP 9/24; LAW, PCHR 9/25; PRCS press release 9/27)