Wednesday, October 4, 2017

In East Jerusalem, Israeli police arrest a Palestinian security guard at Haram al-Sharif after he stops an Israeli settler from assaulting a Palestinian child who was attempting to enter the sanctuary. Meanwhile, approximately 55 Israeli settlers tour Haram al-Sharif. In the West Bank, IDF troops patrol near Nablus during the day. In central Israel, an Israeli settler is found dead in an industrial area outside Kafr Kassim. Israeli security sources say he was likely killed for “nationalistic reasons.” (HA, YA 10/4; MNA, PCHR 10/5)

A senior Fatah official says that a delegation of Fatah and Hamas officials are set to visit Cairo next week to continue negotiations on a possible national reconciliation agreement. (MNA 10/4; WAFA, YA 10/5)