Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Along Gaza’s border, an IDF drone fires on a Palestinian approaching the border fence near Gaza City, fatally injuring him (the man’s corpse will not be found until 4/5). Earlier, IDF troops violently disperse a small group of Palestinians approaching the border fence near Gaza City, lightly injuring 2. Off Gaza’s coast, Israeli naval forces open fire on Palestinian fishing boats near Jabaliya refugee camp, causing no damage or injuries. In the West Bank, Israeli settlers puncture the tires of 5 Palestinian cars and spray-paint racist graffiti on walls outside Qalqilya. IDF troops arrest 4 Palestinians during late-night raids in and around Jenin and Hebron. In East Jerusalem, Israeli forces arrest 1 Palestinian during latenight raids in Issawiyya. (HA, MNA, TOI, WAFA 4/4; HA, MNA, PCHR, TOI, WAFA 4/5; PCHR 4/12)

Israel’s Shin Bet announces that 10 Palestinians, including 1 PIJ member, have been arrested in connection with a suspected plot to fire a projectile at an Israeli naval vessel and kidnap the sailors on board. The Palestinians were allegedly seeking revenge for the demolition of a PIJ tunnel in 2017 (see JPS 47 [2]). (HA, JP, TOI 4/4)