Sunday, July 8, 2012

IDF troops on the c. Gaza border capture and arrest 2 Palestinians (including 1 teenager) attempting to sneak into Israel to find work. In the West Bank, the IDF patrols in Jericho, neighboring ‘Ayn al-Sultan r.c., and 2 villages each nr. Qalqilya and Ramallah in the morning; in Ramallah, 2 nearby villages, and 1 village nr. Qalqilya in the afternoon; and in Jericho late at night. The IDF also conducts arrest raids, house searches in and around Qalqilya in the afternoon; and nr. Bethlehem, Jenin, and Ramallah late at night. (PCHR 7/12; OCHA 7/13)

Hamas authorities in Gaza demolish 200 residential structures (180 belonging to 1 clan) in the Abu Amrah area of Gaza City, saying they were built without permission on ‘‘state land.’’ Some families are offered modest compensation. (OCHA 8/3)