Saturday, September 24, 2011

The IDF patrols in ‘Ayn al-Sultan r.c. nr. Jericho early in the morning, in 2 villages nr. Qalqilya and 2 nr. Ramallah in the afternoon, and 1 nr. Jenin and 1 nr. Tulkarm late at night. Jewish settlers fr. Gil’ad settlement nr. Qalqilya vandalize Palestinian homes in nearby Far‘ata village; the IDF intervenes, removing the settlers. In response to the 9/23 Palestinian statehood bid at the UN, Jewish settlers erect racist banners against Arabs at several crossroads, IDF checkpoints, and entrances to Palestinian communities across the West Bank. In Gaza, 2 Palestinians are killed, 7 are injured when gas canisters they were smuggling through a tunnel on the Rafah border explode. (PCHR 9/29; OCHA 9/30)