Sunday, March 10, 2013

The head of IDF Central Command Maj. Gen. Nitzan Alon orders that fences nr. Ofra and Adam settlements will be removed, 3 months after a deadline the IDF had committed to at Israel’s High Court of Justice. The unauthorized sections of fence are blocking Palestinian farmers from their land. The IDF will defend the settlements with patrols instead. (HA 3/10)

In the West Bank the IDF patrols in 1 village nr. Ramallah in the morning, 1 village nr. Ramallah in the afternoon, and in 1 village nr. Tulkarm at night; conducts house searches and arrest raids in 1 village nr. Bethlehem, in al-‘Arub r.c. nr. Hebron, in 3 villages nr. Hebron, in 1 village nr. Jenin and 1 in village nr. Tulkarm at night. (PCHR 3/14)

Yasser al-Wadia, the general coordinator for independent Palestinian political figures, says that Palestinian faction officials, including representatives of Hamas and Fatah, will meet in 4/2013 for renewed national unity talks with Egyptian mediation. (MNA 3/10)