Sunday, April 15, 2007

The Israeli navy fires on Palestinian fishermen off the coast of Rafah, damaging 2 boats but causing no injuries. Egyptian border police demolish 2 smugglers’ tunnels on the Rafah border. In the West Bank, the IDF patrols Sa‘ir nr. Nablus, firing on stone-throwing Palestinian youths who confront the troops, wounding 1; conducts arrest raids, house searches in Jenin town and r.c., Tulkarm town and r.c. Jewish settlers fr. Eli temporarily occupy a Palestinian house under construction nearby, leave voluntarily. (NYT, WP, WT 4/16; OCHA 4/18; PCHR 4/19)