Friday, June 28, 2019

In the West Bank, 10 Palestinians were injured by Israeli forces shooting rubber-coated bullets during the weekly anti-settlement protests in Kafr Qaddum. At the weekly protest in Bil‘in, dozens suffered from tear gas inhalation. At a similar demonstration in ‘Azmut east of Nablus, a number of Palestinians were injured by rubber-coated bullets fired at protesters; others suffered from tear gas inhalation. In East Jerusalem, clashes erupted between Palestinians protesting the killing of a 20-year-old Palestinian man on 6/27 in Issawiyya. Around 90 Palestinians were wounded by Israeli forces firing rubber-coated bullets and 19 were arrested. Israel had earlier in the day refused to hand the deceased Palestinian’s body over to his family. In Gaza, after shutting down the fuel supply on 6/25, Israel and Hamas reached an understanding, leading to Israel allowing delivery of fuel to Gaza’s power plant, expanding the fishing zone to 15 miles, and returning some confiscated fishing boats. Despite the reached understanding, 49 Palestinians were wounded during the Great March of Return protest, including 19 shot by live ammunition. According to Israeli officials, 14 fires broke out in Israel due to incendiary balloons fired from Gaza. (HA, HA, WAFA, WAFA, WAFA, WAFA, WAFA 6/28; HA 6/29)

The PA arrested a Palestinian man from Hebron who participated in the U.S.-led Peace to Prosperity Bahrain workshop. (AJ, HA 6/29)

Islamic Relief USA donated $2.67 million to the UNRWA. (WAFA 6/28)