Monday, July 15, 2019

In the West Bank, 2 Palestinians were arrested during the day: 1 during a raid near Bethlehem and 1 at a military checkpoint in Hebron. Later, during late-night raids, Israeli forces arrested 11 Palestinians in and around Jenin, Qalqilya, Tulkarm, Salfit, Ramallah, and al-Bireh. Israeli forces shot a Palestinian citizen of Israel at a temporary military checkpoint near Tulkarm. The man was not arrested by Israeli forces and said it opened an investigation into the incident. In Sawahara al-Sharqiyya, Israeli forces demolished a building under construction. In Gaza, Israeli forces made incursions east of Rafah to raze farmland. (WAFA, WAFA, WAFA 7/15; HA, WAFA 7/16)

U.S. president Donald Trump invoked Israel in a series of tweets against 4 U.S. congresswomen, saying they are “anti-Israel,” they should apologize to Israel, and democrats embracing the 4 congresswomen are endorsing “hate of Israel and the USA!” (Twitter, Twitter, Twitter 7/15)