Saturday, May 31, 2008

In the West Bank, the IDF patrols in, fires on residential areas of Sarra village nr. Nablus, then fires on stone-throwing youths who confront them, wounding 1; patrols in, temporarily seals Dayr Abu Mash‘al village nr. Ramallah. Jewish settlers fr. Havat Gilad outpost nr. Qalqilya attack Palestinian farmers working their land nearby; the IDF intervenes, firing rubber-coated steel bullets to disperse the groups, injuring 2 Palestinians, 2 settlers. In Dayr al-Balah, gunfire erupts btwn. rival Islamic Jihad factions, wounding 2; Hamas-affiliated police bring the situation under control. (OCHA 6/4; PCHR 6/5)