Thursday, July 11, 2013

In the Gaza Strip, Palestinians fire a rocket into s. Israel, which lands in the Negev causing no damage or injuries. In the West Bank, the IDF conducts house searches and arrest raids in Qalqilya and 1 village nr. Bethlehem at night. Jewish settlers cut down more than 1,000 olive trees nr. Nablus. (MNA 7/11; PCHR 7/18)

Israeli PM Netanyahu’s office denies Israeli media reports that his cabinet was considering releasing 40 Palestinian prisoners as part of efforts to recommence direct negotiations. (ToI 7/11)