Tuesday, June 6, 2017

IDF troops violently disperse Palestinians protesting the Israeli blockade along the border fence nr. Khan Yunis, Jabaliya r.c., and Rafah; 1 is killed and at least 7 are injured. Off Gaza’s coast, Israeli naval forces open fire on Palestinian fishing boats nr. Bayt Lahiya, causing no damage or injuries. In the West Bank, IDF troops conduct late-night raids in Qalqilya, sparking clashes with stone-throwing youths; 5 Palestinians are injured. They also patrol nr. Ramallah and arrest 3 Palestinians and issue 3 arrest summons during further raids nr. Hebron, Tubas, and Nablus. Israeli settlers erect what appears to be an illegal outpost on Palestinian lands nr. Salfit. (The Israeli press will report, on 6/8, that the outpost is, in fact, a temporary set for an Israeli children’s TV show). (MNA, WAFA 6/7; EI 6/8; MNA, PCHR 6/8)

A Jordanian govt. spokesperson announces that Jordan will join Saudi Arabia and 3 other Arab states in severing diplomatic and economic ties with Qatar on 6/5. (HA, JP, REU, TOI 6/6; AJ, MNA 6/7)