Friday, October 31, 2014

In the Gaza Strip, Palestinians fire 1 rocket into s. Israel, causing no damage or injuries. In the West Bank, IDF troops shoot and injure 3 Palestinians with rubber-coated metal bullets in Silwad nr. Ramallah, during a weekly demonstration, and clash with Palestinians at Qalandia checkpoint, injuring 8. The IDF patrols in 2 villages nr. Ramallah, al-‘Arub r.c. nr. Hebron, 1 village nr. Dura, and 1 village nr. Jenin. IDF troops violently disperse Palestinian, Israeli, and international protesters at weekly demonstrations against Israel’s separation wall, settlements, and occupation in 3 villages nr. Ramallah (Bil‘in, Nabi Salih, and Nil‘in), and 1 village nr. Qalqilya (Kafr Qaddum). There are no serious injuries, except in Nabi Salih, where 2 people are struck by rubber-coated metal bullets. In East Jerusalem, Israeli security forces repress demonstrations in Silwan, Issawiyya, al-Tur, and Wadi al-Juz, injuring 28 Palestinians. Israeli police ban men under 50 from entering Haram al-Sharif. (MNA 10/31; PCHR 11/6)