Saturday, April 27, 2013

Unidentified Palestinians fire 1 Grad rocket fr. Gaza into southern Israel at night, causing no damage or injuries. The IDF retaliates with air strikes on 2 sites in the southern Gaza Strip, causing no injuries. In the West Bank the IDF patrols in 3 villages nr. Hebron, 1village nr. Jenin and 1 village nr. Tulkarm at night. At night, IDF troops conduct house searches and arrest raids in al-Azza r.c. in Bethlehem at night. (HA, JP 4/28; PCHR 5/2)

Palestinian pres. Mahmud Abbas calls on all factions to cooperate with him to form a government of technocrats and to set a date for elections. Hamas spokesperson Sami Abu Zuhri says that there has been no consultation with the movement so far and warns against unilateral steps. (MNA 4/27)