Thursday, December 4, 2014

In the Gaza Strip, hospital sanitation workers continue their strike for a 2d day. As a result, al-Shifa Hospital closes its emergency and operating rooms and the Health Ministry in Gaza announces a state of emergency. Meanwhile, a piece of Israeli ordnance explodes in a Palestinian family’s home, injuring 4 women. In the West Bank, IDF troops shoot and injure a Palestinian girl at the Qalandia checkpoint nr. Ramallah after she pulls out a knife while in line for the crossing. Separately, IDF troops clash with stone-throwing Palestinians who are protesting the week-long closure of their village w. of Ramallah; 1 Palestinian youth is shot and injured with live ammunition. Also, IDF troops conduct house searches and arrest raids in Jenin r.c., 4 villages nr. Hebron, and Nablus; deliver stop-work orders to a Palestinian school. Late at night, an Israeli settler hits a Palestinian man with his car nr. Hebron, moderately injuring him and the horse he was riding. In East Jerusalem, Israeli border police detain 1 Palestinian youth in Silwan after a small group throws firecrackers at the officers. The IDF conducts house searches and arrest raids in and around the Old City, Jabal Mukabir, and Silwan. (JP, MEE, MNA, TOI, WAFA 12/4; HA, MNA 12/5; PCHR 12/10)