Wednesday, July 31, 2013

In the West Bank, the IDF conducts house searches and arrest raids in al-Jalazun r.c. nr Ramallah at night; patrols in 1 village and al- ‘Arub r.c. nr. Hebron at night. Meanwhile, Jewish settlers attack Palestinian laborers nr. Yitzhar settlement close to Nablus, causing no injuries. (MNA 7/31; PCHR 8/1)

The U.S. House of Representatives passes, by a vote of 400–20, a new bill designed to expand and strengthen the sanctions on Iran. The new sanctions bill, H.R. 850, was passed by the House Foreign Affairs Cmte. on 5/22. (AP 7/31)