Wednesday, September 15, 2004

Overnight, the IDF raids al-Mughraqa under cover of heavy shelling, bulldozes 7 Palestinian homes, 20 d. before pulling out later in the day. In an attempt to assassinate Nablus AMB leader Majid Mari, IDF undercover units make a predawn raid on Nablus, fire on a group of Palestinian militants gathered in a garden, killing 4 AMB mbrs., 1 mbr. of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP), an 11-yr.-old Palestinian girl nearby, but leaving Mari unharmed; troops then demolish an adjacent Palestinian home, claiming the wanted men hid there. After dawn, more troops, tanks enter Nablus, sparking clashes with 1,000s of Palestinians throwing stones, Molotov cocktails. IDF undercover units ambush a car driving nr. Jenin, assassinate wanted AMB mbr. Fadi Zakarna, his 3 passengers. The IDF also conducts arrest raids, house searches in Duha, al-Khadir, al-Fara’ r.c., Hebron, Jenin, Salfit; shells residential areas of Khan Yunis. (PR 9/15; MM, PCHR, WP, WT 9/16; PR 9/22; PCHR 9/23; MEI 9/24; PCHR 11/4)