Thursday, July 6, 2017

In the West Bank, IDF troops arrest 1 Palestinian during a raid nr. Salfit, and patrol nr. Hebron and Qalqilya. In East Jerusalem, a Palestinian refuses to allow Israeli forces to search him outside the Old City, then allegedly “attacks” the soldiers, lightly injuring 1, according to an Israeli police spokesperson. The Palestinian is arrested and found to be carrying no weapons. Meanwhile, Israeli forces assault 2 Palestinians and arrest 2 during raids in Silwan. Israeli settlers assault Palestinian youths in Silwan, causing minor injuries and sparking clashes between their Israeli police escort and residents of the neighborhood; there are no serious injuries. Along Gaza’s border, Israeli forces conduct a limited incursion to level lands nr. Gaza City. (MNA, TOI 7/6; PCHR 7/13)

The day after approving 800 new settler homes in East Jerusalem, the Jerusalem Municipality advances 2 construction plans for Israeli settlements in East Jerusalem, including 500 new housing units on one side of Ramat Shlomo and 152 on the other. (HA 7/7)