Wednesday, April 18, 2007

In the West Bank, the IDF patrols, fires on residential areas of Yasuf nr. Nablus, then fires on stone-throwing Palestinians who confront the troops, wounding 2; conducts late-night arrest raids, house searches in and around Nablus and Qalqilya, nr. Bethlehem and Hebron, and in Tulkarm town and r.c. For the 2d day, Jewish settlers occupying a Palestinian building in Hebron harass local Palestinians. Jewish settlers fr. Gil’ad nr. Qalqilya attack, beat 2 Palestinian women working their land nearby. Gaza municipal workers begin a 2-day sit-in to protest nonpayment of their salaries. (PCHR 4/19; OCHA 4/25; PCHR 4/26)