Friday, April 5, 2013

IDF soldiers shoot and seriously injure a Palestinian teenager during a protest at al-Jalazun r.c. nr. Ramallah. IDF forces shoot and injure 5 Palestinians during clashes in Hebron, with another 15 injured in confrontations in the wider Hebron area as demonstrations continue following the death of a Palestinian prisoner in Israeli custody, and the IDF also shoots and injures 1 Palestinian in protests in al-Khader nr. Bethlehem. IDF soldiers violently disperse Palestinians, Israelis, and internationals taking part in nonviolent demonstrations in multiple villages against the Israeli occupation in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners. Demonstrations are held in 4 villages nr. Ramallah (Bayt Laqiya, Bil‘in, al-Nabi Salih, Ni‘lin), al-Haraiek nr. Hebron, 1 village nr. Qalqilya (Kafr Qaddum), 2 villages nr. Bethlehem (al-Khader, al-Ma‘sara), and at Hawara checkpoint nr. Nablus. There are no serious injuries. The IDF also patrols in al-‘Arub r.c. and 1 village nr. Hebron, and 1 village nr. Salfit in the afternoon; patrols in 2 villages nr. Jericho, and 1 each nr. Jenin, Ramallah, and nr. Salfit at night; conducts house searches and arrest raids in Aida r.c. in Bethlehem at night. (MNA 4/5; PCHR 4/11)