Saturday, June 3, 2023

In the West Bank, Israeli settlers threw stones at Palestinian vehicles traveling between Turmus ‘Ayya and al-Mughayyir. In Baqa al-Gharbiyye, Palestinians protested demanding the release of Palestinian prisoner Walid Daqqa who is suffering from advanced stages of bone marrow cancer. In Tel Aviv, thousands of Israeli protesters demonstrated against the Israeli government for the 22nd Saturday in a row. (AJ, AP, HA, MEE, WAFA, WAFA 6/3; PCHR 6/8; UNOCHA 6/18)

3 Israeli soldiers and 1 Egyptian police officer were killed on the Israeli-Egyptian border. The Egyptian police officer shot and killed the 3 Israeli soldiers before being shot by an Israeli soldier under unclear circumstances. One narrative explained the incident as a result of an attempt by the Egyptian police officer to prevent drug smuggling, while another explained the incident as a deliberate attack by the police officer on the Israeli soldiers. (AJ, AP, HA, MEE, NYT, REU, REU 6/3; GDN, HA, NYT 6/4; ALM, HA, HA, MEE 6/5)