Thursday, September 14, 2017

In the West Bank, IDF troops arrest 2 Palestinians and issue 2 arrest summons during late-night raids near Hebron, Bethlehem, and Jenin, and patrol near Ramallah, Nablus, Jenin, Hebron, and Salfit. Israeli settlers cut down 40 olive trees in a Palestinian orchard near Nablus. In East Jerusalem, Israeli forces arrest 2 Palestinians during raids in Silwan. In southern Israel, Israeli forces demolish a home in the Palestinian Bedouin village of Umm Qabu. Off Gaza’s coast late at night, Israeli naval forces open fire on Palestinian fishing boats near Bayt Lahiya, causing no damage or injuries. (MNA 9/14; PCHR 9/21)

The Egyptian authorities partially open the Rafah border crossing for a 4th and final day in a row, allowing Muslim worshippers to return from their pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia. (OCHA 9/29)