Wednesday, January 29, 2014

In the West Bank, IDF troops shoot and kill a Palestinian outside ‘Ayn Yabrud village nr. Ramallah. The military says that the man opened fire on their troops, a claim contradicted by eyewitnesses. Following his funeral, Palestinians clash with Israeli forces outside Jalazun r.c., home to the deceased. (MNA 1/29; PCHR 1/30)

UN-Arab League joint special envoy Brahimi says peace talks will end as planned on 1/31. Meanwhile, Syrian pres. Asad’s adviser Bouthaina Shaaban tells the media that the govt. rejects the opposition’s call for a transitional governing body. (AP 1/29)