Saturday, August 4, 2012

IDF soldiers shoot and wound a Syrian man attempting to cut through the border fence on the Golan Heights to flee Syria; Syrians on the Syrian side of the border evacuate him. Israel reports that several Syrians have tried to escape into Israel in recent weeks as the Syrian civil war has escalated, but have fled unharmed following warning shots. (WP 8/5)

The IDF conducts predawn patrols in 1 village nr. Ramallah; conducts latenight patrols in 2 villages nr. Ramallah and 1 nr. Jericho; and conducts late-night arrest raids, house searches nr. Hebron and Ramallah. (PCHR 8/9; OCHA 8/10)