Saturday, January 19, 2008

Palestinians fire 3 rockets fr. Gaza into Israel, causing no damage or injuries. In the West Bank, the IDF conducts arrest raids, house searches in ‘Aqraba, nr. Hebron; patrols in, fires on residential areas of Nablus, causing no injuries; fires rubber-coated steel bullets, percussion grenades, tear gas at Palestinians holding a nonviolent demonstrations against the separation wall in Zabbuba nr. Jenin, injuring 1, arresting 3. Dozens of Jewish settlers fr. Kiryat Arba rampage through Palestinian neighborhoods of Hebron, vandalizing homes, beating at least 6 Palestinians (including a journalist covering the incident), damaging 10s of homes; the IDF observes but does not intervene. (PCHR 1/19; NYT 1/20; OCHA 1/23; PCHR 1/24)