Monday, February 9, 2004

IDF undercover units driving a car with Palestinian license plates raid Balata r.c., open fire on wanted PFLP mbr. Samir Khudaysh without warning, seriously wounding, then arresting him. The IDF also fires on a group of armed Palestinians nr. Jenin, killing 1 Palestinian, wounding 2; surrounds, fires tear gas into a secondary school nr. Hebron; occupies a Palestinian apartment building nr. Jenin as a military post, expelling the 32 residents; conducts arrest raids, house searches in Bethlehem, Nablus, Tulkarm r.c. and nr. Hebron, Ramallah; raids, searches dorms at al-Najah University in Nablus, arresting 3 students; arrests 6 Palestinian fishermen off the coast of Gaza for fishing in a prohibited area. The IDF, accompanied by Hebron Jewish settlers, raid Khirbat Janba, outside Hebron; search the caves and mud houses of 36 Palestinian families (around 350 people), order them to leave the area (see 1/29). (PCHR 2/12)