Monday, October 28, 2013

In the Gaza Strip, Palestinians fire 2 rockets at Ashkelon, causing no damage or injuries, with 1 intercepted by Iron Dome. In response, the IDF strikes a training site for the Izzeddin al-Qassam Brigades nr. Gaza City, with no casualties reported. In the West Bank, the IDF conducts house searches and arrest raids in 1 village each nr. Nablus, Qalqilya and Ramallah in the morning, in 1 village nr. Ramallah in the afternoon, and in 2 villages nr. Salfit and 1 village nr. Tulkarm at night. Jewish settlers stone Palestinian vehicles nr. Bethlehem, causing no injuries. (JP, REU 10/28; PCHR 10/31)

Inspectors from the OPCW in Syria miss a tight deadline, visiting 21 of 23 sites due to security hazards as they move around the country. The chief of the agency Ahmet Uzumcu says in his report to the UNSC that the inspectors have corroborated the information provided by the Syrian govt. in 37 of 41 facilities. (AP 10/28)