Saturday, December 13, 2014

In the Gaza Strip, Egyptian troops on the border nr. Rafah shoot and injure a Palestinian fisherman. In the West Bank, the IDF violently disperses Palestinian and international activists gathering nr. Bethlehem to protest the death of the senior PA official on 12/10, injuring 1 Palestinian. IDF troops nr. Burin village s. of Nablus arrest 2 Palestinian men who approach them with knives. Also, the IDF reopens the checkpoint nr. al-Shuhada Street, which has been closed intermittently since 11/22. The IDF conducts house searches and arrest raids nr. Tulkarm, Bethlehem, and Hebron. Elsewhere, unknown assailants throw a pipe bomb at an IDF post nr. Jenin. In East Jerusalem, Israeli forces patrol in al-Tur, sparking clashes with stone-throwing residents; 2 Palestinian are detained. (MNA, TOI, WAFA 12/13; MNA 12/14; PCHR 12/18)