Friday, May 14, 2010

IDF troops on the Gaza border e. of Jabaliya fatally shoot an unarmed 76-yr.- old Palestinian man fr. Bayt Lahiya as he deliberately walks toward the border fence; family mbrs. cannot explain his actions but say he did not have mental problems. In the West Bank, the IDF fires rubber-coated steel bullets, stun grenades, tear gas at Palestinian, Israeli, and international activists taking part in weekly nonviolent demonstrations against the separation wall in Bil‘in (10s suffer tear gas inhalation; 1 Palestinian journalist is arrested); fires rubbercoated steel bullets, stun grenades, and tear gas at Palestinian, international activists, some of whom throw stones at IDF troops, taking part in weekly protests against the wall in Ni‘lin (10s suffer tear gas inhalation). (WP 5/15; OCHA, PCHR 5/20)