Sunday, July 1, 2012

Israel’s Jerusalem municipal authorities demolish 4 Palestinian shops nr. Damascus Gate in the Old City; the shops were the target of an arson attack the previous week, but had already been slated for demolition in 2/2010 as part of a municipal infrastructure development project. Late at night, Israeli warplanes make 2 air strikes on an IQB training site nr. Gaza City, causing no injuries. In the West Bank, the IDF conducts synchronized patrols in 2 villages nr. Tulkarm in the morning; conducts other daytime patrols in 1 village each nr. Tulkarm and Ramallah; and conducts late-night patrols in ‘Ayn Bayt al-Ma’ r.c. and 2 villages nr. Jenin and Ramallah. The IDF also conducts late-night arrest raids, house searches in Qalqilya and nr. Hebron (including in Bayt Umar). (PCHR 7/5; OCHA 7/13)