Tuesday, May 16, 2017

In the n. Jordan Valley, Israeli forces confiscate 2 Palestinian water pumps in Khirbat al-Dayr and demolish a new well in Bardala. Israeli settlers throw stones at Palestinian vehicles outside Huwwara nr. Nablus, seriously injuring 1 Palestinian before Israel Defense Forces (IDF) disperse the crowd. IDF troops also arrest 13 Palestinians during late-night raids in and around Bethlehem, Hebron, and Nablus; and patrol during the day nr. Nablus and Hebron. Palestinian activists gather on a main road nr. Tulkarm and set tires on fire in solidarity with the 1,500-plus hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners observing the Dignity Strike in Israeli prisons. In East Jerusalem, Israeli forces arrest 1 Palestinian during a raid in al-Tur. (WAFA 5/16; MNA 5/17; PCHR 5/18)