Friday, October 16, 2020

In the West Bank, Israeli forces violently dispersed Palestinian farmers and activists during an olive-picking event in Burqa, injuring 3 with rubber-coated bullets; others suffered tear-gas related injuries. At the same time, Israeli settlers set fire to 5 olive trees in the area. Israeli forces also violently dispersed the weekly anti-settlement protest in Kafr Qaddum; 2 were shot by rubber-coated bullets, others suffered tear-gas related injuries. 6 Palestinians were arrested during late-night raids in and around Bayt Awa, Jalazun refugee camp, Ramallah, and al-‘Arub refugee camp. In East Jerusalem, Israeli forces clashed with Palestinians during late-night raids in Silwan; tear-gas related injuries were reported. 1 Palestinian was arrested during a raid in Issawiyya. In Gaza, Israeli authorities said unknown perpetrators had fired 1 rocket at Israel, landing on open land; no injuries or damage were reported. (HA, WAFA, WAFA 10/16; PCHR 10/22)