Friday, April 20, 2007

The IDF conducts arrest raids, house searches in Bayt Furik nr. Nablus (firing on stone-throwing Palestinians who confront them, wounding 9), Tubas; fires rubbercoated steel bullets, percussion grenades, tear gas at Palestinians and Israeli and international peace activists protesting the separation wall nr. Bil‘in, injuring 17 (including Irish Nobel Peace Prize winner Mairead McWayer and 4 journalists). For a 4th day, Jewish settlers occupying a Palestinian home in Hebron attempt to break into several nearby Palestinian homes, vandalize Palestinian property, beat Palestinian residents. In Gaza, a Palestinian is injured when explosives he is handling detonate prematurely. (OCHA 4/25; PCHR 4/26)