Friday, March 11, 2005

The IDF reinforces troops around East Jerusalem; conducts arrest raids, house searches nr. Hebron, Jenin. Jewish settlers break into, vandalize the shari‘a court in Hebron, several nearby Palestinian homes; Israeli police intervene belatedly, disperse but do not detain the settlers. Jewish settlers fr. Avraham Avino demolish part of a Palestinian home next to the settlement. Jewish settlers fr. Keddumim prevent Palestinian farmers fr. reaching their land in neighboring Kafr Qadim. (PM 3/12; OCHA 3/16; PCHR 3/17; Independent 4/21)