Monday, May 25, 2020

In the West Bank, Israeli settlers rammed a car into a flock of Palestinian-owned sheep, killing 3 of them and injuring 12 others near Yatta. Also near Yatta, in a separate incident, Israeli settlers set fire to more than 30 dunams (7.4 acres) of Palestinian wheat and barley fields. Israeli forces shot and injured 2 Palestinian farmers tending their land near al-Mughayyir. Israeli forces also demolished 1 barn and 1 tent east of Bethlehem. In East Jerusalem, 1 Palestinian was shot and injured by Israeli forces after he allegedly attempted to attack them with a knife and pepper spray in Jabal al-Mukabir; no Israeli soldiers were injured. (HA, HA, WAFA, WAFA, WAFA 5/25; PCHR 5/28)

PA prime minister Mohammad Shtayyeh declared an end to the COVID-19-related lockdown of the West Bank on 5/26. (AJ, HA, REU, WAFA 5/25)