Tuesday, July 28, 2020

In the West Bank, Israeli settlers poisoned Palestinian-owned pastures, killing more than 60 goats and sheep. Israeli forces delivered stop-work orders for 2 barns, demolition orders for 2 houses east of Hebron, and demolished a car wash in al-Khadir. Israeli forces also set up 2 mobile homes on Palestinian-owned land near Bethlehem. 5 Palestinians were arrested during late-night raids in and around Hebron, Jericho, Bethlehem, and Nablus. In East Jerusalem, Israeli forces demolished 5 animal shelters and razed 14 dunams (3.5 acres) of land in Issawiyya. 2 Palestinians were arrested during a late-night raid in Silwan. (WAFA, WAFA, WAFA, WAFA, WAFA, WAFA 7/28; PCHR 7/29)

In Iran, another mysterious explosion incident happened in Dolat Abad; no injuries were reported. Several explosion incidents have been reported in Iran since late June and many foreign relations experts have attributed these to Israel. (HA, REU 7/28)

The World Bank approved a $30 million grant supporting Palestinian families in the West Bank facing financial difficulties due to the COVID-19-related financial crisis. (WAFA 7/28)