Thursday, January 30, 2020

In the West Bank, Israeli forces and Palestinians clashed for the 3d day in a row, leading to rubber-coated bullet and tear-gas related injuries, including 1 Palestinian shot by a rubber-coated bullet to his head in Kafr Qaddum, said to be in critical condition. 20 Palestinians were arrested during raids in and around Bethlehem, Ramallah, al-Bireh, Hebron, and Tulkarm. Israeli settlers destroyed water pipes providing water to Madama and broke the windows of 2 Palestinian-owned vehicles northwest of Ramallah. In East Jerusalem, 10 Palestinians were arrested during raids. In Gaza, for the 2d day in a row, Israeli forces struck targets in Gaza, causing damage near Rafah. Israeli forces also opened fire on Palestinian protesters east of Khuza‘a; no injuries were reported. (HA, HA, WAFA, WAFA, WAFA, WAFA 1/30; PCHR 2/6)