Thursday, November 26, 2009

Israeli DM Ehud Barak issues the necessary military order freezing all new settlement building in line with Netanyahu’s 11/25 statement and simultaneously approves construction of 28 public and educational buildings in West Bank settlements, to be completed by 9/2010. In the West Bank, a Palestinian stabs 2 Jewish settler women outside Kiryat Arba settlement in Hebron; IDF soldiers shoot and wound the Palestinian, and another Jewish settler deliberately drives over him repeatedly with his car as soldiers look on without intervening; the Palestinian is seriously injured but not killed. Jewish settlers fr. Keddumim nr. Nablus till a 70- dunam (d.; 4 d. = 1 acre) plot of Palestinian land 1,500 meters fr. the settlement as a first step toward annexing it to the settlement. (NYT 11/28; PCHR 12/3; OCHA 12/9)