Saturday, November 9, 2013

In the Gaza Strip, IDF troops open fire on Palestinian fishermen nr. Bayt Lahiya, causing no damage or injuries. The IDF conducts house searches and arrest raids in 1 village nr. Jenin in the morning, and in Bethlehem and 1 nearby village and 1 village nr. Ramallah at night; patrols in 1 village nr. Qalqilya in the afternoon, and in 2 villages each nr. Hebron and Jenin and in 1 village nr. Salfit at night. Jewish settlers attack Palestinians in Burin village nr. Nablus, with Israeli soldiers subsequently also attacking residents with tear gas and stun grenades. (MNA 11/9; PCHR 11/14)

PA Pres. Abbas meets in Amman with Jordan’s FM Nasser Judeh for routine talks about the latest developments in the peace process. (WAFA 11/9)

Talks with Iran in Geneva end late Saturday without a deal, but with all sides agreed on the need to resume discussions on 11/20. U.S. Secy. of State Kerry says that “significant progress” had been made on remaining points of difference. An unnamed senior Israeli official responds by saying that his govt. will campaign hard against a deal viewed as very bad for Israel. (AP, JP, REU 11/9)