Saturday, December 8, 2012

Hamas leader Khalid Mishal, visiting the Gaza Strip for the 1st time, addresses a huge crowd gathered to mark the anniversary of the founding of the movement. Mishal tells the tens of thousands of supporters that ‘‘Palestine is ours from the river to the sea and from the south to the north. There will be no concession on an inch of the land’’ and affirms the role of armed resistance. He also urges reconciliation with Fatah, saying that it is time ‘‘for ending this chapter of division and build Palestinian unity.’’ (MNA, REU 12/8)

In the West Bank, the IDF patrols in 1 village nr. Tulkarm in the afternoon, in ‘Aqabet Jabir r.c. nr. Jericho at night; conducts house searches and arrest raids in Hebron and 2 nearby villages, in 1 village nr. Bethlehem, and in al-Azza r.c. nr. Bethlehem at night. (PCHR 12/13)