Sunday, April 20, 2014

In the West Bank, the IDF conducts house searches and arrest raids in 1 village nr. Nablus in the afternoon, and in Hebron and 1 nearby village at night; patrols in al-‘Arub r.c. and 2 villages nr. Hebron at night. Jewish settlers chop down more than 100 olive trees nr. Ramallah. In East Jerusalem, Israeli forces and Palestinians clash at Haram al-Sharif, with 400 police officers firing tear gas and rubber-coated metal bullets, wounding dozens. (AFP, MNA, REU 4/20; PCHR 4/24)

While traveling along the Egypt-Israel border, an IDF vehicle is struck by a stray bullet during a clash between Egyptian forces and drug smugglers. There are no injuries. (MNA, ToI 4/20)