Saturday, January 26, 2013

Israeli naval vessels open fire on Palestinian fishermen off the Gaza coast nr. al-Waha, causing no injuries. In the West Bank, the IDF patrols in 2 villages nr. Jenin in the morning, in 1 village nr. Jenin in the afternoon, and in 3 villages each nr. Ramallah and Tulkarm, and 1 village nr. Jericho at night; conducts house searches and arrest raids in 1 village nr. Jenin in the morning, and in Bethlehem, Hebron, Silwan in occupied East Jerusalem, and 1 village nr. Bethlehem at night. In the West Bank, Palestinian activists set up a new protest camp called al-Asra in ‘Anin village nr. Jenin; the IDF forcibly disperses protesters, including the governor of Jenin, Talal Dweikat. (MNA 1/26; PCHR 1/31)

Secy.-gen. of the teachers union, Ahmed Anis, announces that teachers in the West Bank will go on strike for 3 days starting on 1/27 to protest irregular salary payments by the PA. (MNA 1/26)