Thursday, September 22, 2011

Quartet reps. work late into the evening to draft a statement outlining a path to resuming Israeli-Palestinian negotiations. (NYT, WP 9/23)

Israeli naval vessels fire on Palestinian fishing boats off the n. Gaza coast, forcing them to return to shore. In the West Bank, the IDF patrols in Tulkarm in the evening and in Birzeit and 5 villages s. of Jenin late at night. Jewish settlers fr. Ofra settlement nr. Nablus set fire to 40 dunams (d.; 4 d. = 1 acre) of Palestinian olive and fig trees nearby. (PCHR 9/29; OCHA 9/30)