Thursday, August 29, 2019

In the West Bank, Israeli forces leveled Palestinian-owned land near Bayt Jala in preparation for settlement expansion. 16 Palestinians were arrested during late-night raids in and around Hebron, Bethlehem, Qalandia, al-Ram, and Jenin. Al-Ibrahimi Mosque was also closed to Muslim worshippers in preparation for a visit by Israeli settlers. Off the coast of Gaza, Israeli naval forces opened fire on Palestinian fishermen on 2 separate occasions; no injuries were reported. (WAFA, WAFA, WAFA 8/29; PCHR 9/5)

China donated $15 million to the PA for a number of projects, including infrastructure entrepreneurship and the School Bag project. (WAFA 8/29)