Thursday, August 25, 2011

Overnight and during the day, the IDF carries out multiple air strikes on Gaza in retaliation for the 8/24 rocket fire, hitting smuggling tunnels, a suspected weapons depot, and a rocketfiring team, killing 9 Palestinians (including at least 4 militants) and wounding 29. Unidentified Palestinians fire at least 15 rockets (including at least 1 Grad and 9 Qassams) and mortars into Israel, causing no damage or injuries. In the West Bank, the IDF patrols in Jenin and surrounding villages throughout the evening. Jewish settlers fr. Migron outpost nr. Ramallah set fire to nearby Palestinian olive groves, burning 100 trees. (AP, IDFS, MNA 8/25; JP, NYT, WAFA, YA 8/26; PCHR 9/8; OCHA 9/9)