Sunday, September 9, 2012

Unidentified Palestinians fire a rocket from the Gaza Strip into Israel, damaging a home but causing no injuries. Later, at night, the IDF launches 4 air strikes on Gaza, damaging property and wounding 8 Palestinians. In the West Bank, the IDF patrols in 2 villages nr. Ramallah and 1 village nr. Qalqilya in the morning, and in 1 village nr. Qalqilya and in Hebron (shooting and wounding 1 Palestinian) at night; conducts house searches and arrest raids in 2 villages nr. Tulkarm and 2 villages nr. Hebron at night. The Israeli cabinet approves a 7/17/12 Education Min. decision to upgrade a college in Ariel settlement to a full-fledged university (see QU in JPS 165). (Guardian, MNA 9/9; PCHR 9/13)

Palestinian demonstrators in Ramallah block traffic and march against economic policies of the PA, calling on Pres. Abbas to resign. (MNA 9/9)