Sunday, July 10, 2011

Israel deports the 1st 36 foreign activists (fr. Belgium, Germany, and Spain) detained as participants in the Welcome to Palestine air flotilla; others will be deported as soon as flights are available. In the West Bank, the IDF patrols in ‘Aqabat Jabir r.c. in the morning, Issawiyya in the afternoon (firing tear gas and stun grenades to intimidate residents), and alBireh and 5 villages nr. Ramallah and Salfit at night; conducts late-night arrest raids, house searches nr. Jenin. (WP 7/11; PCHR 7/14; OCHA 7/15)

The Israeli cabinet approves a map demarcating Israel’s northern maritime border with Lebanon as a move to preserve its economic rights to offshore natural gas reserves. (JPI 7/22; DS 7/27)