Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Jordan’s King Abdallah states that Jordan hopes to host Israeli-Palestinian talks in 2/2013, after U.S. pres. Obama is sworn in and Israeli elections are held. (al-Hayat, YA 12/12)

In the Gaza Strip, IDF troops make a brief incursion into Gaza around 150 ms. of the border fence nr. Bayt Lahiya and open fire on Palestinians collecting gravel, wounding 1. In the West Bank, suspected Jewish extremists carry out separate ‘‘price-tag’’ vandalism attacks on a monastery in Jerusalem and in a village nr. Ramallah. In the West Bank, the IDF shoots dead a Palestinian teenager in Hebron’s Old City at a checkpoint in disputed circumstances. The IDF patrols in 1 village nr. Ramallah in the morning, and in 1 village nr. Ramallah at night; conducts house searches and arrest raids in and around Hebron and Jenin r.c. (ToI, MNA 12/12; PCHR 12/13)