Monday, November 7, 2011

IDF troops on the Gaza border fire on residential areas of al-Qarara in s. Gaza (forcing residents to stay inside but causing no injuries) and fire several artillery shells at a farm nearly 1 km. fr. the border e. of Gaza City, moderately wounding 2 Palestinians working their land. In the West Bank, the IDF, responding to a complaint from Jewish settlers fr. Daniel settlement nr. Bethlehem, arrests 3 Palestinian farmers working a plot of land in nearby Artas village, charging them with being “present on a piece of land that is the subject of dispute between the Palestinians and settlers” and fining them $400 each; patrols in 2 village nr. Jenin, in 1 case firing rubber-coated steel bullets and stun grenades at stone-throwing youths who confront them, causing no serious injuries. (PCHR 11/17; OCHA 11/18)