Saturday, May 7, 2005

The IDF conducts arrest raids, house searches in Dayr Ghusun nr. Tulkarm, Dura (also firing on residential areas, wounding 5); conducts patrols in Nablus. Jewish settlers fr. Keddumim poison a Palestinian well nr. Qalqilya, killing a horse. Jewish settlers fr. Ramat Yishai chase Palestinians, vandalize homes, destroy water lines in Hebron, damaging 5 houses. Jewish settlers fr. Kiryat Arba severely beat a 7-yr.-old Palestinian boy playing nr. the settlement; the IDF observes but does not intervene. Islamic Jihad kidnaps 3 alleged collaborators in Saida nr. Tulkarm; claims to execute 1. (IMEMC 5/8; VOP 5/8 in WNC 5/9; PR 5/11; PCHR 5/12)