Tuesday, October 31, 2017

IDF troops open fire on 2 Palestinian siblings outside Halamish settlement near Ramallah, killing 1 and injuring the other. The IDF claims the victims were operating their car in a “suspicious” manner and that they looked like they were planning a ramming attack. The PA Foreign Ministry condemns the shooting as an “extrajudicial execution.” Elsewhere in the West Bank, Israeli forces demolish a stone-cutting workshop near Jenin. IDF troops arrest 12 Palestinians during late-night raids in and around Hebron, Tulkarm, Jenin, and Nablus, and patrol near Qalqilya, Tulkarm, and Hebron. Hundreds of Israeli settlers visit Joseph’s Tomb late at night, sparking clashes between their IDF escort and Palestinians from nearby Balata refugee camp; 2 Palestinians are injured. (HA, MNA, TOI, WAFA 10/31; EI, MNA, WAFA 11/1; PCHR 11/2)