Sunday, March 27, 2011

Overnight, an IDF drone makes an air strike on a car in n. Gaza allegedly heading to launch a missile fr. Gaza into Israel, killing 2 Islamic Jihad mbrs., wounding a 3d. A 2d air strike targets a smuggling tunnel on the Rafah border; no injuries are reported. In the West Bank, the IDF patrols in and around Jericho, in al-Bireh, and in 5 villages nr. Jenin, Qalqilya, and Ramallah; conducts late-night arrest raids, house searches in Bayt Umar and nr. Jericho. PLO officials note that at least 200 Bayt Umar residents, mostly teenagers, have been arrested since the beginning of 2011. (HA 3/27; JAZ, NYT, WP, WT, YA 3/28; PCHR 3/31; OCHA 4/1)