Thursday, May 12, 2011

Grass-roots Palestinian activists send 10,000s of text messages to cell phones in the West Bank and Gaza, urging Palestinians to march to the borders of Israel on 5/15 for a “March to Palestine Day” marking the anniversary of the Nakba. The IDF conducts daytime patrols in 2 villages nr. Qalqilya. A Palestinian teenager is fatally electrocuted in a smuggling tunnel on the Rafah border, marking the 2d tunnel accident in 2 days. (al-Ahram, al-Masri alYoum 5/13; PCHR 5/19; OCHA 5/20)