Sunday, January 24, 2010

In the West Bank, the IDF conducts synchronized late-night house searches in and around Tubas, making no arrests; conducts similar late-night searches without making arrests in Bethlehem; conducts late-night arrest raids nr. Jenin. An Israeli municipal court in Jerusalem orders the IDF to pay more than $117,000 in compensation to Jewish settlers from the illegal settlement outpost of Yad Ya’ir nr. Ramallah, which the IDF removed in 9/08; the judge rules that the IDF contravened a last-minute High Court order to delay demolition; the IDF says it will appeal. (HA 1/25; OCHA 1/27; PCHR 1/28)