Monday, April 2, 2007

The IDF sends bulldozers into s. Gaza nr. Wadi Gaza to level land along the border fence to improve lines of sight. In the West Bank, the IDF sends undercover units into Balata r.c., exchanging fire with Palestinian gunmen, leaving 1 Palestinian wounded; conducts arrest raids, house searches in Tubas. Palestinian journalists protesting the 3/12 kidnapping of the BBC’s Johnston begin a 3-day boycott of coverage on the PA and Abbas’s office, with some 100 journalists also staging a sit-in outside the PM’s office in Gaza City. (NYT, WP 4/3; OCHA 4/4; PCHR 4/5)