Thursday, April 26, 2007

In the West Bank, IDF troops posted outside Psagot settlement, believing themselves to be under fire, fire on a PA presidential guard unit conducting a policing operation in adjacent al-Bireh, killing 1 PA presidential guardsman, wounding 2. The IDF also conducts arrest raids, house searches in Aida r.c., Nablus, and nr. Hebron, Qalqilya; issues military orders confiscating 239 d. of agricultural land in Bardala in the n. Jordan Valley, 60 d. nr. Jenin for construction of the separation wall. Jewish settlers fr. Kefar Tapuach settlement nr. Nablus beat a Palestinian teenager grazing sheep nearby. Palestinians stone a Jewish settler vehicle in Azariyya, lightly injuring 1 settler. (OCHA 5/2; PCHR 5/3)