Wednesday, September 7, 2022

In the West Bank, Israeli settlers vandalized an irrigation pond in Bayt Dajan. Israeli forces shot and killed 1 Palestinian during a late-night raid in al-Fara‘a refugee camp, claiming he threw an incendiary device at the forces during the raid. Israeli forces also shot and injured 1 Palestinian riding a motorbike in Nablus. Elsewhere, Israeli forces demolished agricultural structures in ‘Anata and delivered demolition notices against a wedding hall, a ceramic shop, a factory, and 2 car repair shops in Deir Sharaf. 20 Palestinians were arrested during late-night raids in Silwad, Kafr Ein, Dura, Hebron, Nablus, Beita, al-Fara‘a refugee camp, Ya‘bad, Qalqilya, and Tulkarm. In East Jerusalem, 5 Palestinians were arrested. (AJ, AP, HA, MEE, MEMO, PCHR, REU, WAFA, WAFA, WAFA, WAFA, WAFA 9/7; PCHR 9/8; UNOCHA 9/16)

In response to U.S. requests for Israel to change its rules of engagement as a measure of accountability for the killing of Shireen Abu Akleh on 6/11, Israel’s prime minister Yair Lapid said “no one will dictate open fire regulations to us when we are fighting for our lives.” Prime Minister Lapid further said of the killing of Abu Akleh that he would “not allow them to put an IDF soldier on trial who defended himself against fire from terrorists, just to receive a round of applause from the world.” Several independent investigations have found that no gunfire was detected around the Israeli soldiers who killed Abu Akleh. (AJ, AP, AX, HA, HA, REU, TOI 9/7; HA, HA, MEMO 9/8)