Monday, April 10, 2006

The IDF continues heavy shelling of Gaza, including populated areas, hitting a house in Bayt Lahiya, killing an 8-yr.-old Palestinian girl, wounding 12; damaging several commercial greenhouses in Bayt Lahiya. Palestinians fire rockets fr. Gaza into Israel, causing no damage or injuries. The IDF also sends troops back into Nablus and Balata r.c. to conduct arrest raids, house searches (beating a foreign journalists and medic in Nablus, occupying several Palestinian homes as observation posts in Balata); also conducts arrest raids, house searches in Qalqilya and nr. Bethlehem, Hebron, Jenin. Jewish settlers fr. Rotem nr. Tubas fence off, place a trailer on nearby Palestinian land to expand the settlement. Some 100 Palestinian youths demonstrate outside, throw eggs at the UN headquarters in Gaza City, where the EU’s Gaza staff is based, to protest the EU’s 4/7 decision to cut off aid to the PA. (Deutsche Welle, HA, IMEMC, JP 4/10; NYT, WP 4/11; MM, NYT 4/12; PCHR 4/13)