Saturday, August 20, 2022

In the West Bank, Israel claimed that 8 shots had been fired at a bus carrying Israeli settlers near Silwad. Separately, Israel claimed to have arrested 3 Palestinian women earlier in the evening at a checkpoint near Qalqilya, alleging that they had a submachine gun in the vehicle they were traveling in. (HA, TOI 8/20; PCHR 8/25; UNOCHA 9/2)

PA president Mahmoud Abbas met with the leader of the 7 Palestinian rights organizations who had their offices raided by Israeli forces on 8/18, calling the raids unacceptable. (WAFA 8/20)