Saturday, September 10, 2011

IDF troops on the s. Gaza border fire toward Abasan village, causing no injuries; later fire on and detain 3 Palestinian children (2 age 17, 1 age 14) who crossed the border fence into Israel e. of Khan Yunis in effort to find work, causing no injuries. In the West Bank, the IDF patrols in 1 village nr. Ramallah during the day and in 2 villages nr. Salfit, 1 nr. Jericho, and 1 nr. Ramallah late at night; conducts arrest raids, house searches nr. Ramallah in the afternoon and nr. Hebron late at night. (PCHR 9/15; OCHA 9/16)

After more than 13 hrs. of heavy clashes (in which 2 Egyptians are killed, some 1,200 are injured, and 19 are arrested), Egyptian commandos free the 6 employees trapped in the Israeli emb. in Cairo, and Egyptian riot police manage to disperse protesters. Netanyahu praises Egypt’s efforts to defend embassy staff and pledges to return Israel’s amb. to Cairo soon. (IFM, NYT, WP 9/11; Politico [Internet] 9/13)