Thursday, February 11, 2016

For a 3d day, the IDF maintains its closure of Nahalin village, and schools in the area are closed when students and teachers are blocked from traveling in or out. Meanwhile, IDF troops clash with and violently disperse stonethrowers in c. Hebron who attended a funeral for the Palestinian killed in al-‘Arub r.c. on 2/10; there are no serious injuries. They also raid a village nr. Jerusalem, arresting a number of Palestinians and sparking clashes with stonethrowers wherein 3 Palestinians are injured; conduct further raids and house searches in Aida r.c. nr. Bethlehem and 1 village nr. Ramallah, issuing 2 Palestinians arrest summons; patrol in 5 villages nr. Hebron and 1 nr. Jenin. Israeli forces declare a village nr. Ramallah a closed military zone, then they confiscate construction materials and demolish a garage, an agricultural shed, and a water well in the village. They also demolish a number of residential structures in a village nr. Tubas and 42 residential and other structures in and around al-Farisiya village in the n. Jordan Valley. Along Gaza’s s. border, Egyptian forces demolish a smuggling tunnel leading to the n. Sinai, and IDF troops arrest 4 Palestinians attempting to cross into Israel nr. al-Bureij r.c. (MNA, WAFA 2/11; MNA 2/12; PCHR 2/18)

Israeli PM Netanyahu’s office praises the progress of the ongoing Israel-Turkey reconciliation talks, which began on 2/10. Other Israeli and Turkish officials make similar comments, but no details are made public. (HA, JP 2/11)