Wednesday, April 12, 2023

In the West Bank, Israeli forces vandalized the car belonging to a disabled woman and assaulted her father with their rifles when he confronted them outside of his home in Beit Umar. (HA, PCHR 4/13; UNOCHA 4/20)

Israeli police capped the participation of churchgoers for the Holy Fire ceremony on 4/15 at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre at 2,200. In the years prior to the Covid-19 pandemic the ceremony has been attended by around 10,000 people. The Israeli restriction was condemned by the PA, Jordan, and the Greek Orthodox Church. (AJ, AP, HA, MEE, WAFA, WAFA, WAFA 4/12; ALM, AP, BBC, GDN, HA, MDW, WAFA, WAFA 4/13; WAFA, WAFA 4/14)

PLO secretary-general Hussein al-Sheikh met with U.S. special representative for Palestinian affairs Hady Amr in Ramallah. (WAFA 4/13)