Thursday, September 13, 2007

In n. Gaza, the IDF makes 2 air strikes targeting a car carrying 4 Islamic Jihad mbrs. allegedly en route to fire rockets into Israel, missing the car initially, allowing the men to escape with minor injuries; exchanges fire with Hamas mbrs. across the border e. of al-Maghazi r.c., causing no reported injuries. The Hamas government in Gaza calls on militant groups to stop firing at border crossings with Israel to ensure the continued flow of humanitarian aid. A 14-yr.-old Palestinian is seriously injured by IDF UXO nr. Bayt Lahiya. In the West Bank, the IDF conducts arrest raids, house searches in Jenin town and r.c., nr. Hebron. (NYT 9/14; OCHA 9/19; PCHR 9/20)