Sunday, April 5, 2020

In the West Bank, Israeli settlers emptied sewage on Palestinian farmland near Bayt Umar. Israeli settlers with military escort toured the area around Tuqu‘, preventing Palestinian farmers from accessing their land. Israeli forces delivered a stop-work order for a house in Ya‘bad. In East Jerusalem, Israeli forces arrested PA governor Adnan Ghaith during a house raid in Silwan. Israeli forces also arrested 3 others during raids in Wadi al-Juz and Silwan. Off the coast of Gaza, Israeli naval forces opened fire on Palestinian fishermen 3 nautical miles west of Bayt Lahiya; no injuries were reported. In Gaza, Israeli forces opened fire on farmers east of Khuza‘a; no injuries were reported. Israeli forces also sprayed pesticides near the Gaza fence, affecting Palestinian farmland. In Israel, 1 Palestinian worker from East Jerusalem was hospitalized after he was attacked with tools and pepper spray by Israelis while at a construction site. (AJ, WAFA, WAFA, WAFA 4/5; PCHR 4/9)