Sunday, January 13, 2008

Israel allows another 180 Gazan students to leave Gaza through the Erez crossing (see 12/2). The IDF makes an air strike on a car in Shati’ r.c., assassinating AMB mbrs. Nidal al-Amoudi and Mahir al-Mabhuh, seriously wounding a 3d AMB mbr.; sends tanks, bulldozers into Gaza to level land along the border e. of al-Maghazi r.c. In the West Bank, the IDF patrols in, fires on residential areas of Jenin, Nablus (searching several apartment buildings); raids, searches cyber cafes in Dahaysha r.c. nr. Bethlehem; searches homes in Rummana and al-Taybeh nr. Jenin; conducts arrest raids, house searches in and around Tulkarm r.c. Work begins on a new 66-unit Jewish settler neighborhood in Ras al-Amud in East Jerusalem. (OCHA 1/16; PCHR 1/17)