Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Along Gaza’s border, IDF troops arrest 3 Palestinians armed with knives and grenades after they cross into Israel near Khan Yunis. Off Gaza’s coast, Israeli naval forces open fire on Palestinian fishing boats near Bayt Lahiya, causing no damage or injuries. In the West Bank, IDF troops arrest 16 Palestinians during late-night raids near Tulkarm, Nablus, Hebron, Tubas, and Ramallah; and patrol in and around Tulkarm, Qalqilya, Nablus, and Hebron. Israeli forces demolish a Palestinian home under construction in al-Walaja near Bethlehem. In East Jerusalem, Israeli forces conduct raids in Abu Dis overnight, sparking clashes with stone-throwing Palestinians; there are no serious injuries. The IDF arrests 3 Palestinians on further raids in Issawiyya and Qalandia refugee camp. (HA, JP, WAFA, YA 3/27; PCHR 3/29)