Monday, July 18, 2011

Israel issues tenders for construction of 294 new settlement housing units in Beitar Ilit nr. Jerusalem and Karnei Shomron nr. Nablus (see 5/21). The IDF fires rubber-coated steel bullets, tear gas, and stun grenades at mourners attending a funeral in Bayt Umar, sparking stone-throwing clashes that leave 3 Palestinians injured; patrols in al-Til nr. Tulkarm, randomly stopping and searching Palestinian cars; conducts late-night patrols in Tulkarm and late-night arrest raids, house searches nr. Bethlehem and in Jenin. Jewish settlers fr. Migron settlement outpost nr. Ramallah stone and beat 3 Palestinian shepherds. (HA 7/18; PCHR 7/20; OCHA 7/22)