Saturday, October 26, 2013

In the West Bank, the IDF conducts house searches and arrest raids in 2 villages each nr. Hebron and Ramallah and 1 village nr. Jenin at night; patrols in 1 village nr. Ramallah in the morning, in 1 village each nr. Hebron and Jenin in the afternoon, and in 4 villages nr. Ramallah, and 1 village each nr. Jenin and Qalqilya at night. Jewish settlers attack Palestinian farmers nr. Ramallah, injuring 1. Separately, Jewish settlers set fire to around 70 olive trees nr. Bethlehem. (PCHR 10/31)

Egyptian security forces detain dozens of suspected Islamist militants in Sinai villages in the al-Arish area, also confiscating weapons, explosives, and other equipment. Meanwhile, the United Arab Emirates announces that it is increasing its aid to Egypt’s interim govt. to a total of $4.9 billion in new loans, fuel supplies, and other forms of assistance. (AP, MNA 10/26)