Friday, September 25, 2020

In the West Bank, Israeli settlers burned 50 olive trees near al-Khadir. Israeli forces violently dispersed the weekly anti-settlement protest in Kafr Qaddum, injuring 7 Palestinians with rubber-coated bullets; others suffered tear-gas related injuries. Israeli forces also violently dispersed a rally in Nablus, injuring 3 Palestinians, including 2 who were hit by tear gas canisters and 1 by a rubber-coated bullet. 2 Palestinians were arrested, including 1 at a checkpoint near Jenin and 1 during a raid near Hebron; during a raid in Silat al-Harithiyya, Israeli forces seized $1,850 from a family, leading to confrontations with local Palestinians. In East Jerusalem, 4 Palestinians were arrested during raids in the Old City and Issawiyya. Off the coast of Gaza, Egyptian forces killed 2 Palestinian fishermen and wounded 1 other near the coast of Rafah; it was unclear why the Egyptian forces opened fire. In Gaza, Israeli forces opened fire on agricultural lands east of al-Qarara; no injuries were reported. (WAFA, WAFA 9/25; AJ, HA, PCHR 9/26; PCHR 10/1)

Israel handed over the body of a Palestinian woman killed at a checkpoint in 2019 to her family. (WAFA 9/26)

At the UN General Assembly, PA president Mahmoud Abbas called for a new peace process and said the UAE and Bahrain normalization deals with Israel are violations of the “principles of a just and lasting solution under international law.” (AJ, HA, TOI, WAFA 9/25)