Thursday, January 16, 2020

In the West Bank, Israeli forces demolished the foundations to 1 new school and 1 Palestinian-owned home near Yatta; 1 tent and 1 mobile home near Bayt Jala; and razed 2 roads in al-Walaja. Israeli forces also arrested 6 Palestinians during late-night raids in and around Yatta and Jenin. Separately, Palestinians suffered tear-gas related injuries during a raid in Bayt Umar. In East Jerusalem, 5 Palestinians were arrested in Issawiyya during late-night raids. In Gaza, Israeli forces struck targets in Gaza for the 2d day in a row after incendiary balloons allegedly were launched at Israel. Israeli forces also sprayed herbicides over Palestinian farmland for the 3d day in a row. Off the coast of Gaza, Israeli naval forces opened fire on Palestinian fishermen west of Bayt Lahiya. (HA, WAFA, WAFA, WAFA, WAFA, WAFA, WAFA 1/16; WAFA 1/17; PCHR 1/23)

The Israeli defense ministry filed a 100,000 NIS ($29,000) suit against a bedouin whose cowherd had interfered in Israeli military drills in the Negev on 6/3/2019. (HA 1/16)