Thursday, January 15, 2004

The IDF imposes a curfew on Araba w. of Jenin, Far‘un s. of Tulkarm; fires on residential areas of Araba; completely demolishes 7 Palestinian homes, partially demolishes 1 nr. Kefar Darom settlement outside Dayr al-Balah; bulldozes homes in Rafah previously severely damaged by IDF fire, severing a water main serving the western half of the city; conducts arrest raids and house searches in Hebron, Nablus, Ramallah. Israeli Environmental Authority planes spray 1,000 dunams of Palestinian agricultural land in Yatta s. of Hebron with incendiary chemicals, destroying the crops. (VOI 1/16 in WNC 1/21; PCHR 1/22)