Friday, September 4, 2015

In the West Bank, IDF troops violently disperse Palestinian, Israeli, and international protesters at Friday demonstrations against the Israeli occupation and recent restrictions at Haram al-Sharif in 6 areas nr. Ramallah (Bil‘in, Ni‘lin, Nabi Salih, Silwad, Jalazun r.c., and outside Ofer Prison), and Kafr Qaddum nr. Qalqilya; 10 Palestinians, including 2 journalists, and 2 Israeli soldiers are injured. IDF troops raid the Qalandia r.c. on the grounds that shots were fired at a nearby IDF watchtower, sparking clashes with stonethrowing Palestinian youths; 1 Palestinian is injured and 4 are detained. They also conduct raids nr. Tulkarm and 1 nr. Jenin, arresting 1 Palestinian and sparking minor clashes; patrol in villages nr. Ramallah and Jenin. Unidentified assailants open fire on an Israeli settler’s car nr. Ramallah, causing no injuries or damage. In the Old City, Israeli forces assault and arrest 2 Palestinians. (HA, MNA 9/4; PCHR 9/10)