Monday, July 8, 2013

In the Gaza Strip, IDF troops conduct 2 limited incursions in the s. Gaza Strip to level land alongside the border fence. In the West Bank, the IDF conducts house searches and arrest raids in Tulkarm in the morning, and in 1 village nr. Hebron and 1 village nr. Jenin at night; patrols in 3 villages nr. Jenin in the afternoon, and in 2 villages nr. Ramallah and 1 village nr. Qalqilya at night. IDF troops demolish agricultural facilities and residential sheds in 2 locations in the Jordan Valley. (PCHR 7/11; WAFA 7/8)

Egyptian soldiers kill some 50 pro-Morsi supporters camped outside the Republic Guard barracks in Cairo where the ousted president is believed to be held. The army claims that they opened fire having 1st been attacked. In the Sinai, an armed group attacks an army checkpoint nr. al-Arish and kills 1 Egyptian soldier. The Rafah crossing on the Gaza border remains closed, while the Egyptian army works to destroy cross-border tunnels. (Ahram, AP, MNA, REU, WAFA 7/8)