Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Palestinians in the Gaza Strip fire a rocket intended to hit s. Israel, but the projectile lands in an open area inside the Palestinian territory, causing no damage or injuries. Sirens were sounded in Ashkelon and surrounding areas. In response, Israeli authorities close the Kerem Shalom border crossing. In the Gaza Strip, the IDF opens fire on Palestinian farmers in 2 separate incidents nr. Khan Yunis and Dayr al-Balah, causing no injuries. IDF troops also open fire on fishermen nr. Khan Yunis, causing no damage or injuries. In the West Bank, the IDF conducts house searches and patrol arrest raids in 2 villages nr. Hebron, 1 village nr. Bethlehem, and Balata r.c. nr. Nablus at night; patrols in al-Fawar r.c. nr. Hebron at night. (JP, MNA, YA 6/19; PCHR 6/20)