Tuesday, June 22, 2004

The IDF sends tanks, bulldozers into Bayt Hanun to raze 300 dunams of olive groves, side roads allegedly used by Palestinians who fire rockets at Sederot; fatally shoots 2 armed AMB mbrs. who confront the IDF patrol, wounding a 3d; fires on residential areas, mortally wounding a Palestinian, barring an ambulance fr. reaching him, allowing him to bleed to death; searches homes. The IDF also raids al-Quds Open University campus in Yatta, interrogates 10s of students, fires on stone-throwing students, wounding 3; conducts arrest raids, house searches nr. Hebron, Nablus, Salfit; issues confiscation orders for 300 dunams of Palestinian land s. of Nablus for construction of the separation wall; fires on Palestinian residential areas nr. Gaza’s Morag settlement; fires on Palestinian, Israeli, international peace activists staging a nonviolent protest against the separation wall nr. Azariyya. (JP, VOI 6/22 in WNC 6/24; HA, NYT, PR 6/23; PCHR 6/24)