Sunday, January 5, 2020

In the West Bank, Israeli forces arrested 6 Palestinians during late-night raids in and around Hebron and Qalqilya. In East Jerusalem, Israeli forces arrested 14 Palestinians, including 12 during late-night raids in Issawiyya; 2 were arrested in the Old City. (WAFA 1/5; PCHR 1/9)

The Iraqi parliament passed a resolution demanding that the Iraqi government end the mandate which allows foreign troops in the country. U.S. president Donald Trump said that Iraq would have to pay for an airbase the U.S. had built during its occupation of Iraq and that the U.S. would sanction Iraq. Iran announced that it was leaving the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action due to U.S. violations of the deal. Iran, however, will continue to cooperate with the International Atomic Energy Agency. (AJ 1/5; AJ, HA 1/6)