Sunday, October 13, 2013

In the Gaza Strip, IDF troops open fire on Palestinian fishermen in 2 separate incidents nr. Dayr al-Balah and Bayt Lahiya, causing no damage or injuries in either case. In the West Bank, the IDF conducts house searches and arrest raids in 1 village nr. Hebron in the afternoon, and in Tulkram r.c. and 2 villages nr. Tulkarm, and 1 village each nr. Hebron and Ramallah at night; patrols in 2 villages each nr. Hebron and Ramallah at night. Meanwhile, the IDF announces the discovery of a so-called “terror tunnel” running from inside the Gaza Strip under the border fence into Israel, which it claims was established by Hamas. Following the announcement, Israel freezes the entry of construction materials into the Gaza Strip. (AFP, MNA 10/13; PCHR 10/24)