Saturday, March 14, 2020

In the West Bank, Israeli settlers attacked Palestinian shepherds in al-Mughayyir; no injuries were reported. The PA ministry of awqaf and religious affairs closed down all churches and mosques in the West Bank until further notice due to concerns of spread of the COVID-19 virus. In East Jerusalem, Israeli forces raided Issawiyya, leading to clashes with Palestinians; tear-gas related injuries were reported and 1 Palestinian was arrested. Off the coast of Gaza, Israeli naval forces opened fire on Palestinian fishermen 2 nautical miles west of Bayt Lahiya; no injuries were reported. In Gaza, Israeli forces opened fire on agricultural lands east of Abasan. (WAFA, WAFA 3/14; PCHR 3/19)