Friday, February 13, 2009

Palestinians fire 2 rockets, 1 mortar fr. Gaza into Israel, causing no damage or injuries. The IDF responds with 6 air strikes on tunnels on the Rafah border. Israel allows 81 truckloads of humanitarian aid and commercial goods into Gaza. In the West Bank, the IDF fires live ammunition at Palestinians holding a nonviolent demonstration against OCL in Hebron, fatally shooting a 16-yr.-old Palestinian; fires live ammunition, rubber-coated steel bullets, tear gas, percussion grenades at Palestinian, Israeli, and international activists taking part in the weekly nonviolent demonstrations against the separation wall in Bil‘in (10s suffer tear gas inhalation), Jayyus (injuring 2 Palestinians, 1 by live ammunition; severely beating a 55-yr.-old Palestinian man); conducts early evening raids, house searches in Jenin town and r.c.; conducts late-night arrest raids, house searches in and around Nablus, nr. Bethlehem. (WP 2/14; PCHR 2/19)