Monday, August 22, 2016

In the West Bank, IDF troops conduct heavy raids and weapons searches in and around Hebron and Bethlehem, arresting 5 Palestinians and sparking clashes with stone-throwing youths; 6 Palestinians are injured. The IDF conducts further raids nr. Qalqilya, arresting 3 Palestinians and assaulting a 4th (he is moderately injured). In East Jerusalem, Israeli forces arrest 5 Palestinians during raids in Silwan and Issawiyya. Off Gaza’s coast, Israeli naval forces open fire on Palestinian fishing boats nr. Jabaliya r.c., causing no damage. (WAFA 8/22; HA, MNA 8/23; PCHR 8/25)

After an errant mortar shell from Syria lands in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, the IDF launches a strike on a Syrian govt. site nr. the border fence. There are no reported casualties in either incident. (HA 8/22)