Tuesday, April 7, 2020

In the West Bank, armed Israeli settlers attacked 3 Palestinian farmers near Kobar. Israeli settlers with military escort also raided al-Shuyukh, leading to clashes with Palestinians; tear-gas related injuries were reported. Israeli forces also demolished 1 agricultural structure near Tarqumiyya. 2 Palestinians were arrested during house raids in Abu Dis. In Gaza, Israeli forces opened fire on agricultural lands east of Juhur al-Dik; no injuries were reported. Israeli forces also made incursions to level land near Bayt Lahiya. (WAFA, WAFA, WAFA 4/7; PCHR 4/9)

The Israeli major of Jerusalem wrote a letter to the Health Ministry Director General warning him about shortages in medical equipment and COVID-19 virus testing devices in East Jerusalem hospitals, despite the ministry’s repeated promises to help. The Red Crescent Society is providing COVID-19 testing in the East Jerusalem neighborhoods on the West Bank side of the separation barrier. (HA 4/8)