Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat says that a delegation of Arab ministers, including the foreign ministers of Palestine, Qatar, Jordan, and Egypt, will go to Washington to discuss the Arab Peace Initiative with the Obama admin. and offer a joint position on the peace process. (MNA 3/27)

In Hebron, IDF forces shoot and injure a 12-year-old Palestinian boy during clashes. Meanwhile, the IDF arrests 4 Hamas leaders, including Palestinian Council member Mohammaed Natsheh, in Hebron. In the West Bank, the IDF patrols in Hebron in the morning, and in 1 village nr. Jenin at night; conducts house searches and arrest raids in 1 village nr. Bethlehem and 1 village nr. Tulkarm at night. (MNA, HA 3/27; PCHR 3/28)

Israeli medics treat 7 wounded Syrians who approached the border with the occupied Golan Heights, one of whom dies in an Israeli hospital. Meanwhile, the UN Security Council warns of violations of the cease-fire line between Israel and Syria (e.g. 2/27, 3/2, 3/6, 3/24), and the risk posed to UN peacekeepers. (HA, REU 3/27)