Friday, January 24, 2014

In the Gaza Strip, IDF troopsshoot and kill 1 Palestinian and wound 1 more during a protest nr. Jabaliya r.c. against the Israeli-imposed “no go” zone close to the border fence. Off the coast nr. Bayt Lahiya, Israeli naval vessels open fire on Palestinian fishermen, damaging 1 boat but causing no injuries. In the West Bank, the IDF conducts house searches and arrest raids in 1 village nr. Hebron at night; patrols in 1 village each nr. Hebron and Ramallah in the morning, in 1 village nr. Hebron in the afternoon, and in al-Fawar r.c. nr. Hebron and 1 village each nr. Jenin and Ramallah at night. IDF troops violently disperse Palestinian, Israeli, and international protesters at weekly demonstrations against Israel’s separation wall, settlements and occupation in 3 villages nr. Ramallah (Bil‘in, Nabi Salih, and Ni‘lin), 1 village nr. Qalqilya (Kafr Qaddum), and 1 village nr. Bethlehem (al-Ma‘sara). There are no serious injuries, except in Bil‘in (2 wounded by bullets), and Kafr Qaddum (3 struck by tear gas canister and 2 wounded by bullets). Jewish settlers assault 2 Palestinians nr. Yatta, causing moderate injuries. (MNA 1/24; PCHR 1/30)

Bomb attacks target police in Cairo, killing 6 people, including an attack on a security compound. In addition, clashes between Muslim Brotherhood supporters and security forces kill 11 people. (AP, REU 1/24)