Saturday, April 27, 2019

In the West Bank, Israeli forces arrested 4 Palestinians in late-night raids in and around Hebron and Jenin. In East Jerusalem, Israeli forces arrested 4 Palestinians during late-night raids in Issawiyya. Elsewhere in East Jerusalem, a Palestinian family demolished their home in Silwan to avoid excessive fees imposed by Israel. A Palestinian wounded by Israeli forces on 4/20 near the Za’atra checkpoint died in an Israeli hospital of his injuries. (WAFA, WAFA 4/27; PNN, WAFA 4/28)

Israel released 2 Syrian prisoners to Syria through the Qunaytra crossing in the Golan Heights. Both prisoners allegedly asked not to be returned to Syria. Israeli officials said that the release was a gesture of “good will” for the return of Israeli soldier Zachery Baumel’s body on 4/3. (AJ, HA 4/28)